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Lakewood: A primer for exploration

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Stalwarts of Tacoma

Music

Stalwarts of Tacoma

When I first started attending local music shows, I was intimidated by how chummy and established everyone was. The bands were elevated entities, but also fluidly mingled with the audience in boozy after-parties. Venues would spring up in unexpected places, only to invariably shutter after a little bit -- usually

Margaritas and more

Reviews

Margaritas and more

ANNOUNCER: While Jackie tends to other things this week, Dutch goes solo and takes his cravings for Mexican food south this week. No, not that far south ... just as far as Olympia. Partnering the success of Don Juan's in Tenino, the Olympia location near Mud Bay has proven to

Sculptures lead the way

Arts

Sculptures lead the way

"The 2018 Annual Student Art Show at University of Puget Sound" presents the best work from the last two academic years of UPS art classes as chosen by the juror, Tacoma artist Anida Yoeu Ali. The show includes pieces by everyone from first-year students to seniors. The quality of the

Grub gossip

Features

Grub gossip

It can be tricky to keep up with the South Sound dining scene. It is ever-evolving. Grub Gossip is meant to keep you in the loop: restaurant closures, openings, events and more. In this edition we talk about hotdogs, a delectable competition, menu transitions and new spots to nosh. With baseball

The Glass Menagerie

Stage

The Glass Menagerie

Without putting too fine a point on it, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is about the past, present and future: regrets about the past, anxiety about the future, and being petrified in the present. Those are the themes explored in a play about a mother and her two children, but the metafictional

Envelope, please

South Sound Cinema

Envelope, please

Nearly everyone who's ever so much as mumbled a line as Third Tree From the Left in a grade-school production of The Lorax dreams of accepting an Oscar. Still, rare are the opportunities working adults get handed by life to dress to the nines, walk the red carpet, credit Mom

Vacation tips

Travel

Vacation tips

Spring is near and you deserve a vacation. To get the most for your money, whether you're active-duty, retired or a veteran, take advantage of the following opportunities. All Veterans Take advantage of the Veterans Holidays (VH) Program, which offers seven-night resort stays during off-peak dates for pennies on the dollar. To maximize

Thoughts on love and relationships

Military Life

Thoughts on love and relationships

February has brought us National Heart Month and Valentine's Day, so it is impossible not to think about affairs of the heart. Here are five thoughts about love and relationships. The art of self-love. Everyone comes from different backgrounds. Sometimes self-love can be hard to achieve depending on the love that

Soldiers step toward 'Financial Peace'

News Front

Soldiers step toward 'Financial Peace'

Financial debt has the power to bring stress into your personal and professional life. From marital problems to obtaining a security clearance, your finances can keep you from doing the things you want to accomplish. To help soldiers and their families avoid any of these issues, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Military Life

Cardiovascular wellness: the ultimate heart's desire

The human heart could arguably be considered the most important organ humans possess. It's the catalyst for living, the metaphorical subject of countless romantic poems and the brain's counterpart for functionality. Thus, the emphasis placed on cardiovascular health and disease prevention is paramount for overall health and wellness. Dr. Rick

Small business subclub takes off

Military Life

Small business subclub takes off

At the beginning of the year, the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC) launched a new subclub, MilSpouse in Business. The purpose of the group is to provide the opportunity for military spouses who are also business owners to network with each other. More experienced business owners serve as mentors and

Hiding no more

News Front

Hiding no more

Whitney Stafford is the epitome of persistence in advocating for equity for military spouses in the job market. Several years ago after earning her Bachelor of Science degree, she sought employment in the social work market to earn an income and to determine where to concentrate in earning a Master of

Exercise Roving Sands

News Front

Exercise Roving Sands

In preparation for Roving Sands 2018, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, and its brigades, unloaded incoming vehicles Feb. 12 at the rail yard on Fort Bliss. Roving Sands, originally developed by 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in 1989, is a joint air defense exercise integrating Army, Air Force

News Front

Washington State Patriotic Day

"There was a need for not only the military and veterans, but the general American public, especially youth, to concentrate on and reaffirm their patriotism to the United States of America." - Maj. Gen. John Hemphill For the third year, the Puget Sound Chapter of the Military Order of the World

A fair and equitable force

News Front

A fair and equitable force

The Defense Department has a "higher expectation" of deployability by its forces, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said last week. Speaking with reporters on a return flight from Germany to Washington, the secretary said the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness last week defined a problem that initially was brought

Best of Olympia 2018: South Sound Coffee Trail

Online Newspapers

Best of Olympia 2018: South Sound Coffee Trail

Living in the Pacific Northwest, you quickly learn that coffee is more than just a morning beverage -- it is that concoction that gets you through the long, rainy winter days. This area is known for its local coffee shops, but have you ever considered where your coffee comes from?

Best of Olympia 2018: 2060 Records

Online Newspapers

Best of Olympia 2018: 2060 Records

A well-functioning music scene consists of passionately interwoven people working their hardest to support one another in mutually beneficial ways. At the local level, there's an interplay between bands, venues, audiences, visual artists, bookers, promoters, radio stations, and journalists, all working toward the goal of a healthy, enriching environment in

Best of Olympia 2018: Harlequin Productions

Stage

Best of Olympia 2018: Harlequin Productions

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Weekly Volcano readers have voted Harlequin Productions best theater group. Founded and run by Scot and Linda Whitney, Harlequin has been offering South Sound audiences the best in local theater since it began on a small scale with shows in the

Best of Olympia 2018: Studio West Dance Academy

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Best of Olympia 2018: Studio West Dance Academy

The art of dance is about passionate expression and storytelling, am I right? Don't we all sink into our theater seats knowing we'll be wooed by romantic costumes and storylines of classical ballet? Don't we all hold our breath as we watch hip-hop dancers lay their emotion down with the

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