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Elves needed at Santa's Castle

If you loved Will Ferrell in his classic holiday film, “Elf” and have some spare time on your hands in the coming months, here’s your chance to emulate your hero and spread some Christmas cheer. Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s own Santa’s Castle is looking for “elf” volunteers for

Three-day JBLM summit unites job seekers, employers

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Three-day JBLM summit unites job seekers, employers

The Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will take place Oct. 12 to 14. This three-day summit brings together key federal and state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer community, and local community leaders with transitioning

Harvest your own home decor

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Harvest your own home decor

Warm up your home with this season's trendiest looks. Put your personal touch on your home's decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white. Create a seasonal tablescape or mantel decoration with these Harvest Fall Lanterns created by

The South Sound's tastiest ciders for fall drinking

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The South Sound's tastiest ciders for fall drinking

Much ink has been spilled over the Northwest's amazing craft brewery scene during the past few years. In the Tacoma area specifically, groups like Wingman and 7 Seas have seen their profiles raised significantly. However, just like the Jacksons, there might be another rising star lurking in the local brewing

Fall motorcycle rides

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Fall motorcycle rides

The yellow lines on his map that marked the routes Gino Moroni has ridden his motorcycle across the state, told the story. Perched on his bike, he's been there, seen that. "I've done all this yellow stuff," Moroni said with a grin, pointing to his map highlighted with yellow lines. There's a lot

Festivals in autumn? We've got 'em!

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Festivals in autumn? We've got 'em!

The leaves are starting to pop in a kaleidoscopic array of colors, and soon the brisk chill of autumn will force you to dig out your favorite cozy sweaters. Sure, this is the season of leaf peepers, corn mazes and all things pumpkin spice, but it's also the season to

Puget Sound haunted houses sure to conjure scares

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Puget Sound haunted houses sure to conjure scares

What do you think of when Halloween comes to mind? Trick-or-treating? Costumes making fun of some current figure, most likely Trump and Hillary this year? Charlie Brown wearing a sheet covered in holes? Yes, Halloween has certainly become less about the scares for many, but for those that like a

Local pumpkin patches and corn mazes

Outdoors

Local pumpkin patches and corn mazes

The leaves are already starting to turn colors, the mornings have a hint of a crispness to them, and the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are here. Those who love the fall season are rejoicing in all things orange. Even though summer has come to an end, there are still lots of

Top spots for buying, hunting wild game

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Top spots for buying, hunting wild game

Since Neanderthal times, humans have hunted animals for sustenance. However, today, thanks to massive food corporations and smaller organic farms, it's no longer necessary to search for your own meat. Why hunt when you can just pick up a slab of steak at Fred Meyer? Well, even with our more

Tacoma's best drinks for the fall? Try a hot toddy, more

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Tacoma's best drinks for the fall? Try a hot toddy, more

When it comes to fall-themed drinks, one reigns supreme: the infamous pumpkin spice latte, but enough ink has been spilled on the PSL and its cultural baggage. Besides, why waste time discussing a novelty coffee flavor when autumn is a fantastic time for adult beverages? And not just beer, either:

Tacoma's best chefs talk fall cooking

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Tacoma's best chefs talk fall cooking

The year is defined by its seasons, and the culinary world pays close attention. Even those not inclined to cook know that certain foods taste better in the summer than they do in the winter and vice versa. Most chefs aren't serving up watermelon or barbequing hot dogs in December.

Clipper Vacations

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Clipper Vacations

Based in Seattle, Clipper Vacations is perhaps most well-known for its ferry service to Victoria, British Columbia, but the company goes so many more places than Victoria. "Clipper Vacations was originally known for the Victoria Clipper, which is the high-speed catamaran service between downtown Seattle and downtown Victoria, British Columbia," said

Hunting for nature in the South Sound

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Hunting for nature in the South Sound

The outdoors are an essential piece of the South Sound puzzle. Without our luscious green forests, rocky beaches, and unique plant life, we'd just be a horrendously boring wasteland - no offense, Eastern Washington. All jokes about Spokane aside, there really are many opportunities to explore the Tacoma/Olympia region, particularly

Fire lookout tower escapes for the outdoor lover

Outdoors

Fire lookout tower escapes for the outdoor lover

For lovers of Oregon's outdoors, no job is more romantic than that of a fire lookout. To live atop a mountain, surveying hundreds of miles of forest and peaks from a cozy glass hut is simplicity itself. The problem is that most of us don't have months to devote to searching

Fall dreaming

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Fall dreaming

Oh Pacific Northwest, why do you make me love you so? Everyone always talks about how our summers are the best kept secret, and don't tell anyone how fantastic they are because more of those dang Californians will move up here (hint: they don't usually last through the winter), but

Reduce back-to-school stress for you and your kids

Military Life

Reduce back-to-school stress for you and your kids

Transitioning from free-range summer fun into the back-to-school routine can make September a stressful time for even the most experienced families.  We sat down with Dr. Sadia Ali, a mother and family medicine practitioner at Pacific Medical Center in Puyallup, for her tips on improving sleep schedules, making healthy lunches

Homeless vet starts charity

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Homeless vet starts charity

Veterans Christian Charity (VCC) is a local organization with a mission to eradicate homeless veterans from the streets of Thurston County. The man behind the cause, Jack Potter, began his journey Jan. 14, 2016, but it wasn't until April 13 that he found himself homeless. It was then that the

Soldiers to compete in world championships

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Soldiers to compete in world championships

For Capt. Jason Cumiford and Sgt. Laree Callihan, this is their payoff, their reward for years of training and hard work. They're headed to Belarus. But not to vacation. They'll be grappling, competing in the United World Wrestling Grappling Championships in late September in Minsk, Belarus, which borders Russia and Poland. "I

SPOUSE magazine - September 2016

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - September 2016

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint

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Trained combat medics key to readiness, survival

The key to survival on the battlefield is a trained and ready force. Providing a globally ready medical force is one of Regional Health Command-Pacific’s top four priorities. As the lead Army medical command in the Pacific, Regional Health Command-Pacific emphasizes medical skills training to enhance the

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