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It's officially spring! In nature that means the bees are buzzing, the animals are all getting a little twitterpated and the flowers are blossoming. It's the season of renewal and new beginnings. The restaurant industry seems to be mirroring this sentiment with grand openings, menu updates and reinvented spaces. Here

El Rey Burro

Reviews

El Rey Burro

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie head south this week to check out Yelm's fascination with a gas station that boasts the best Mexican food in town. Rarely without a line at the counter, this little gem may be hidden in the back of a service station, but the food takes a

Kalispell, Montana

Travel

Kalispell, Montana

On the lookout for clean, crisp air? A sky that stretches beyond your field of vision? Very little traffic and friendly, welcoming residents? Then take a trip to Kalispell, Montana. Whether you drive (eight-and-a-half hours from Joint Base Lewis-McChord) or fly (a 90-minute flight), you'll notice the difference between the

What effortless pop

Music

What effortless pop

It will never stop fascinating me to track how music fans' perceptions and preconceived notions change over time - with accepted truths contradicting each other with as little as a decade of time separating them. For instance, in the 2000 film American Psycho, when Patrick Bateman delivered a monologue about how

"Zen" at Allsorts Gallery

Arts

"Zen" at Allsorts Gallery

Hart James is fairly new to the Olympia art scene. I first saw her work in 2013, at which time she was showing a group of flowery collages that verged on surrealism. Soon after she began showing solid, heavy landscapes perhaps influenced by Cezanne landscapes that were solid and somewhat

Catch Me If You Can

Stage

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can at Tacoma Musical Playhouse is simply a lot of fun, from the opening song, "Live in Living Color," to wonderfully surprising twists at the end. Based on the film of the same title starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, this musical romp tells the tale

Spring awakening

Attractions

Spring awakening

Everyone knows the end of August brings three weeks of entertainment to the Washington State fairgrounds, which is among the largest state fairs in the country. Less well known, perhaps, is the shorter Spring Fair, which has arrived every April since 1990. It may be less expansive than its older

Heaven with theatrical flair

Music

Heaven with theatrical flair

The last time most of us thought about the harp -- and chances are that opportunity wasn't recent -- our most likely associations were uptight chamber music or supplies from Saint Peter to the newly inorganic. Maybe not, though. Maybe you're one of those lucky connoisseurs who are hip to

Awards banquet celebrates diversity, heritage

News Front

Awards banquet celebrates diversity, heritage

The 446th Airlift Wing held its annual awards banquet to honor significant contributions of its Air Force Reservists, civilian workers April 7 at the Temple Theater in Tacoma. The event celebrated the Rainier Wing's historic World War II-era contributions to the nation's security as well as diversity. "As we celebrate our history

A conversation on leadership

News Front

A conversation on leadership

Former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency Robert Gates will speak at the University of Puget Sound.  The highly decorated statesman, scholar and best-selling author will participate in a discussion titled "A Conversation With Dr. Robert Gates" on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's

Mariners host Salute to Armed Forces Night

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Mariners host Salute to Armed Forces Night

Servicemembers from throughout Washington State gathered at Safeco Field in Seattle April 14 for the Mariner's 16th annual Salute to Armed Forces Night. Moments before the Mariners took to the field in their Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, six servicemembers received the honor of throwing the first pitches

Purple Up!

Military Life

Purple Up!

North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) are proud to participate in activities that underscore the important role military children play in the area's Armed Forces. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. This observance began in 1986

Meet Michael Curry

Military Life

Meet Michael Curry

Boy Scout Michael Curry is a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory School and a member of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 436 in Lakewood. He is the son of Dr. Thomas Curry and his wife Rachanee Curry, both Army veterans.   He's been active in scouting since joining the Cub Scouts in

A bench of history

News Front

A bench of history

The Washington State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (WSSDAR), Mary Ball Chapter, invites the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community to a dedication ceremony at Memorial Park this Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. The event will mark the dedication of a commemorative bench honoring women, with the theme of

New playground for Chloe Clark

News Front

New playground for Chloe Clark

April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and it was established as a way to raise awareness of the important role children play in the military community. This week, KaBoom! and The CarMax Foundation continue their partnership in building community playgrounds, and the two organizations will host 11 community

New CAP commander

News Front

New CAP commander

On April 14, at the Red Lion Inn and Conference Center in Wenatchee, Lt. Col. Shelly Norman assumed command as the new Wing Commander for the Washington Civil Air Patrol (CAP). She was also promoted to colonel and is the first female commander in the 76-year history of the CAP

Nohelia Suce

News Front

Nohelia Suce

There are more than one million spouses who are tasked with taking care of home while our servicemembers are away. But a select few step up to provide extra service and leadership to others in their community. They do it because they know they can be a shoulder to lean

Travel

Spring Fair this weekend in Puyallup

There are few better ways in the Northwest to enjoy the start of the spring season than to attend one of the state’s biggest celebrations, the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. This year’s Spring Fair is set to take place Thursday to

Travel

The view from the other side

Every once in a while, a day comes along when Tacoma residents take to the rocky beaches of Commencement Bay despite the drizzling rain or low-hanging clouds. The allure of a solitary walk along the water's edge as the rain patters rhythmically around you is simply too strong to pass

Travel

Live, work and play in Downtown Olympia

Downtown Olympia -- there is no city quite as vibrant and unique in the state as Olympia, Washington State's capital. This eclectic city sits on the bank of the Puget Sound and Capitol Lake. Visitors and residents can enjoy the pristine waters while enjoying captivating views of Mount Rainier and

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