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Daytripping by ferry

Whether you are wanting to see the majestic snow-capped Olympic Mountains on a sunny day or spend some time bicycling or driving around on Vashon Island, the Washington State Ferry System offers ways to see and enjoy much of the region’s natural and community beauty. Much of

Summer festival time

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Summer festival time

Several summer festivals are scheduled in coming weeks around the Sound and South Sound, including: JBLM’s Freedom Fest. This year will include two days of fun — July 3 from noon to 7 p.m. for military ID card holders only and July 4 from 11 a.m. to

Health

Volunteer your pooch for therapy

As a child growing up, Amanda Hackbarth wanted to do therapy work with dogs. For the past 13 years, she’s brought three different German shepherds to numerous hospital visits at Madigan Army Medical Center and the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With her current dog,

Kids

Base libraries launch summer reading programs

Joint Base Lewis-McChord children and adults can have fun reading and winning prizes through summer reading programs at the McChord Field Library and the Lewis Main Book Patch Library. This year’s program, the 2017 Summer Reading Program: Reading By Design! kicked off Monday and includes prizes for

Kids

JBLM girl wins national essay contest

Yariana Calo, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord youth, is a national winner in the Army’s “Young Lives, Big Stories Contest” in the fourth and fifth grade category. The Army announced the winners in the annual competition earlier this month. The contest was part of the 2017 Month of

SPOUSE magazine - June 2017

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - June 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the June 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Harbor History Museum <<< McChord Rocks <<< From Germany with love <<< Fresh-catch seafood in the South Sound <<< Seven homemade goods you can ship downrange <<< Visit Vashon Island

"The evening and the evening out"

Arts

"The evening and the evening out"

Discovering the work of Serrah Russell, first through Feast Art Center and then through the Internet, was a pleasure for which I am grateful. Russell is a Seattle photographer, video artist and sculptor. As a way of not allowing shock, sadness, anger, fear, or confusion from trapping her in a standstill

Squeak and Squawk 2017

Music

Squeak and Squawk 2017

(Full disclosure: This preview of the Squeak and Squawk Music Festival is written by its booker, Rev. Adam McKinney. McKinney didn't start the festival, but took it over, along with Jena Stedtler, in 2012. While this may be a conflict of interest, McKinney makes no money from the festival, and

Laughter and surprises

Stage

Laughter and surprises

Theater Artists Olympia's 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche might be one of the most difficult reviews I've ever written, because I don't want to give anything away, and this insanely funny romp is so full of surprises that I can hardly say anything without divulging something you should not know

Tasty Tacoma

Features

Tasty Tacoma

This weekend, Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) and Emerald Queen Casino present the annual Taste of Tacoma celebration at Point Defiance Park. More than 30 local and regional eateries offer a variety of delectable dishes, along with more than 70 vendors of commercial and handcrafted items. Enjoy live music and

Mondo meals in Lakewood

Reviews

Mondo meals in Lakewood

ANNOUNCER: When Carrs came on to the scene years ago, they made their name known by serving hub-cap-sized pancakes and other mega meals to those with big appetites - or those that love a doggy bag - it takes two hands to hold.JAKE: The selection at first glance looks to

Double feature

Stage

Double feature

Passion: It's a word we talk a lot about, mainly because it's a word that runs deep here in the South Sound and deserves to be celebrated. Believe it or not, our community is full of passionate people that just happen to be geniuses. The ones that reap the benefits

Roger Waters

Music

Roger Waters

"If I had been God," sings Roger Waters in "Déjà Vu," "I would've sired many sons, and I would not have suffered the Romans to kill even one." It's the brand of irreverent philosophy we've come to expect from Waters, best known as one of Pink Floyd's two front men from

Lattin's famous apple fritters

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Lattin's famous apple fritters

The apple fritters from Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm are renowned throughout Thurston County for their fresh, hot-from-the-fryer yumminess. Now they can add Ice Chips' Flavor of Thurston County to their fame. Recently, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitors and Convention Bureau went through a rebranding process. They partnered with the famous grannies

Museum of Flight soars to space

Attractions

Museum of Flight soars to space

The Museum of Flight recently opened a brand-new permanent exhibit called "Apollo." This is sure to delight those who love space, and it's a good reason to make a visit. During the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the space race drew the best

Career fair and baseball

News Front

Career fair and baseball

Looking for employment can be highly stressful, especially when navigating through dozens of employers ready to hire at hiring events. What better way to relieve the stress of looking for employment all day than to enjoy a free Seattle Mariners game after searching for your next career? Hiring Our Heroes is hosting

Focus

Online Casino: Coming to a State Near You?

On its final days, the Bush administration managed to effectively push online gambling out of the United States. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 made it impossible for US financial institutions to handle money transfers to and from international online gambling operators. This hurt the industry a lot,

2017 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

Online Interactive Guides

2017 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

The largest Fourth of July celebration in the South Sound is on Ruston Way. Packed with food, music, an air show and fireworks, this is the place to be for big city action. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Freedom Fair program.

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Travel

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Stretching 28 miles, the Long Beach peninsula really is long and is known locally as "the world's longest beach." When you drive on to the beach, (yes, drive) and park your car, all you can see for miles in either direction is sandy beach and crashing waves.  Long Beach is

A dog tag of significance

News

A dog tag of significance

The recognition of a soldier who served for a brief time at Camp Lewis before going to war in 1918 begins with one of his dog tags. In 2001, a French archeologist looking for World War I souvenirs in the Charlevaux Ravine in the Argonne Forest found a dog tag that

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