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AUSA continues support of 2-2 Stryker Brigade

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AUSA continues support of 2-2 Stryker Brigade

Local Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held a casino night and Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Friday, Feb. 5. While tournament entry fees were set at $25 per player, all proceeds from the event were to be earmarked for the use of the soldiers of the 2-2 Stryker Brigade

Massing of the Colors ceremony honors many

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Massing of the Colors ceremony honors many

Massing of the Colors is a patriotic ceremony honoring those who have served in the United States of America, as well as honoring and encouraging the youth of today to continue the patriotic tradition. This annual event that honors and brings awareness to military tradition, will take place Feb. 21 in

IBM and the Washington National Guard

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IBM and the Washington National Guard

Community partnerships are just as important to the Washington National Guard as they are to the active-duty military. "There are not as many programs to support transitioning Guardsmen as there are for the active-duty soldiers," explained 1st Sgt. Dana Trakel, of the Washington Army National Guard and coordinator for the Joint

Sincerity and frivolity

Music

Sincerity and frivolity

I've spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about a trend among bands that emulate the sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s garage-pop: for whatever reason, a relatively significant number of these bands end up covering "Hang On Sloopy" by the McCoys at some point in their careers. If I were

Circle Mirror Transformation

Stage

Circle Mirror Transformation

And now for something completely and delightfully different - Circle Mirror Transformation at Olympia Little Theatre, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker and winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play. It might seem silly and disjointed at first, but stick with it and you'll be rewarded.

Art, science and adaptation

Arts

Art, science and adaptation

Lisa Kinoshita curates art exhibits in fantastic venues and presents the work in such a manner that it blends in with, becomes a part of, and enhances what is already there. She did it beautifully at the Seaport Museum last summer and has now done it again at the W.W.

Gabriel Rutledge in Olympia

Stage

Gabriel Rutledge in Olympia

You would think it would be tough for a guy doing 200-plus comedy shows a year to be much of a family man, but even though he bills himself as a professional comedian and an amateur husband and father, Olympia's Gabriel Rutledge makes it work. And for him, it's a

A cupcake love story

Features

A cupcake love story

Nothing says "I love you" like sweet treats for your sweetheart, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, we've searched the South Sound for the sweetest choices.  When looking for portable desserts that are pleasing to both the eyes and taste buds, the cupcake is the way to go. 

Singing away the blues

Military Life

Singing away the blues

The Pioneer Middle School Advanced Choir will open an exclusive show for music educators attending the 43rd Biennial Conference of the Washington Music Educators Association in Yakima, Feb. 12.  Following them will be the Rogers High School Concert Choir and the Choir of the West from Pacific Lutheran University. Katherine Elshire,

Tragedy into triumph

Military Life

Tragedy into triumph

It's not uncommon for a young boy to dream of defying the odds - reaching that special pinnacle - be it finding a rare four-leaf clover in a field of green or entering the Baseball Hall of Fame, the only pitcher to retire with a 1.79 earned run average. Jacob Wald

Community update highlights

Military Life

Community update highlights

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach. The Madigan Army Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy will be closed on Feb. 13, but will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, which is Presidents' Day.  Telephonic and on-line ordering will be unavailable

Call of adventure

Benefits & Deals

Call of adventure

Adventure awaits those individuals who wish to explore nature, community and themselves. The Anake Outdoor School, which is affiliated with the Wilderness Awareness School, is a powerful and supporting training and learning experience for many military veterans. Anake, which means "protector," comes from the Kamba language, a Bantu language spoken by the

Run Ranger Run now in full swing

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Run Ranger Run now in full swing

On the back of Marcus Domingue's shirt appeared the sentence, "I shall either find a way or make one." The sentence suits him in that the Latin word "inveniam" means to find a way, and it happens to be the name of his business, Inveniam Athletics. "I have a soft spot for

Nothing says Valentine's Day like a musical

Stage

Nothing says Valentine's Day like a musical

Like fine wine paired with rich chocolate or imported cheese, dinner and a show is an undeniably palatable combination that pairs well with romantic occasions such as Valentine's Day. Fortunately for all, the South Sound region is filled with playhouses and theaters, as well as restaurants of every stripe. The

Size and scope at JBLM

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Size and scope at JBLM

Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound region, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Defense Department's premiere military installation on the West Coast. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) provides world-class installation support to more than 40,000 active, Guard and Reserve Service members and about

Fire up the pizza

Reviews

Fire up the pizza

Announcer: Elemental Pizza branched out of Seattle and opened its first South Sound location this past Fall, bringing more wood-fired pizza to the area but with a more gritty, industrial, Tacomaness feel about it. It fits here aesthetically. Located along Pacific Avenue among the University of Washington-Tacoma complex in the

Ring of Fire at Centerstage

Stage

Ring of Fire at Centerstage

Ring of Fire at Centerstage in Federal Way is wonderful entertainment, well worth the drive. Adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards, it is a hybrid falling somewhere between a play and a musical revue. It tells the life story of Johnny Cash through his

Surprising 3-D show

Arts

Surprising 3-D show

Winter Pop-Up at B2 Fine Art Gallery is a surprisingly rich collection of sculpture, basketry and pottery by (mostly) artists who are new to the Tacoma art scene - the one exception being longtime local favorite Ric Hall, who is showing a totally new work never before seen and a

Hypnotic fireworks

Music

Hypnotic fireworks

Last year, Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena teamed up for an unlikely side project called El Vy. While the National's stately, mature indie rock might not seem like it would mix easily with Menomena's fractured experimentalism, the resultant product brought out new sides to each

A deeper vision

Features

A deeper vision

According to optometrist and visual injury specialist Dr. Thomas Politzer, "Eighty to eighty-five percent of our perception, learning, cognition and activities are mediated through vision." What we think, in other words, is defined largely by what we've seen. Vision is a marvelous gift, but it can inspire and enable some

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