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Spouse leaps into hair

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Spouse leaps into hair

The warm, welcoming atmosphere envelopes patrons the minute they walk in the door of Shea Alexander Salon and Boutique in DuPont. The successful salon is the result of the hard work and dreams of owner and military spouse Kimberlee Calvin, who took the leap and opened her business in February

JBLM intramurals

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JBLM intramurals

If you're looking for some exercise or fun and competition, then there's a swishing good time waiting for you on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Beginning in the middle of January, intramural basketball for both men and women begins on JBLM. But if rebounds and free throws aren't your thing, then check

Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

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Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

Forging through the brush and forest near Lake Merwin, Washington, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Fort Lewis returned to the base at the start of the 1970's without finding the famed hijacker D.B. Cooper. F.B.I. agents requested assistance from the Army to search the area where Cooper was believed to

Outdoors

Winter trips with JBLM experts

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the upcoming months become the ideal time to explore the beautiful wilderness all around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited is here to help you explore. “The winter time is the best time to be

Baby be good

Music

Baby be good

It can't be understated the enormous role nostalgia plays in how we ingest all matter of art, but especially music. Much in the same way that smells have an uncanny way of triggering astonishingly vivid memories, music has the ability to transport you back to a specific moment in time,

Mountain fresh

Reviews

Mountain fresh

ANNOUNCER: It is hard not to like any place that holds beer meetings and gatherings around here, especially calling them Lodge Meetings at Base Camp - that's a great salute to the area.  And it is only one of the many things we like about Peaks and Pints.  Now, for

Annual postcard show

Arts

Annual postcard show

There are something like 360 art works by approximately 120 artists in the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College. But who's counting. Actually, I am. I counted 118 names on the announcement card, but sort of lost my place while counting, and I multiplied that by three

Oh the horror

Stage

Oh the horror

The Rocky Horror Show - in its several incarnations, first as a stage musical, then as a film, and finally as its endlessly running combination of the two - is iconic in spite of itself. Richard O'Brien's original play was created at a time when cult productions and irony weren't

Poet in peril

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Poet in peril

Geoffrey Chaucer, a poet and raconteur who plied his trade in the politically fraught London of the late 14th century, is now regarded by scholars as the father of English literature. His unfinished work The Canterbury Tales is a dreaded but frequent college assignment six centuries later - yet the

The Beach

Features

The Beach

The AT&T payphone on the right side of the doorway leading into a room full of beer kegs dialed up some memories. "It still works," said Dan Lean, the owner of the Beach Tavern for the past 35 years. "People call in and we answer." Established just a half-a-year after Prohibition ended in

Wheels up

Attractions

Wheels up

AM "Tex" Johnston would like the Boeing's Museum of Flight. He was the pilot, who on a Sunday in August 1955, took the Boeing Company's new jetliner prototype, the Model 367-80, and executed two perfect barrel rolls over Lake Washington. The maneuver stunned everyone, including then Boeing president William Allen.   Moments later,

Military can play

Military Life

Military can play

For guys still in the military, playing football for the Pierce County Bengals is simply a chance to continue to play football. "It's for the love of the game," said Ron Baines, the Bengals longtime coach. Baines points out another reason for turning out. The dream of playing college football. Every year,

Leading Lakes cadets

Military Life

Leading Lakes cadets

Allen Patty believes that leading by example is a way to motivate and inspire young people. "Kids need to be stimulated," said Patty, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) advisor at Lakes High School. "When they do their physical training, I do it

New Evergreen open

News Front

New Evergreen open

Education never smelled so good. The new Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord smells new. It should, as students and staff returned from the holiday break to begin 2017 in a brand new school Jan. 3. The school is the sixth and final Clover Park School District elementary school to be built

Stage

Finding an amazing show in Seattle

The Academy Award-winning movie, Finding Neverland took the second star to the right and flew into Seattle this week with a Broadway-veteran cast and show packed with catchy songs and stage antics sure to be one of the best things you’ve witnessed in the theater for quite some time.You have

SPOUSE magazine - January 2017

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - January 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the January 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Family-friendly fun at White Pass Ski Area <<< South Sound desserts <<< Year-long celebration in the works <<< Anchors aweigh <<< From the water to the sky <<< 100-year Anniversary Issue

Anchors aweigh

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Anchors aweigh

Anyone who works all week at either of Pierce County's military installations isn't likely to want to spend the weekend at another military installation. A trip north to Sinclair Inlet - home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - may change your mind. Almost 50 years after Lewis and Clark mapped

'Trench and Camp': the official WWI military camp publication

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'Trench and Camp': the official WWI military camp publication

"Camp Lewis built at lowest cost," read the Sept. 12, 1917 headline in the Tacoma Daily Ledger. Capt. David Stone, a West Point graduate, was assigned as Quartermaster for the cantonment to be built on land at the south end of American Lake. Total cost was $6,517,488 - or $142

Do 565 in 28

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Do 565 in 28

There are individuals who will run, walk, swim or bicycle their talk in order to promote a worthy cause. The Run Ranger Run V event is a collection of such individuals. Running throughout the 28 days of this year's February, the goal of teams will work to log 565 miles. To highlight the

Military Life

Upcoming athletic opportunities on JBLM

Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Commonly nicknamed “golf with shotguns.” Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per

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