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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Tomorrow marks the official first day of fall, which means it's now acceptable to buy everything PUMPKIN. But to be honest, it's been acceptable for us since Starbucks dropped their Pumpkin Spice Latte last month. Whether you've waited until now, or have been indulging in everything pumpkin since August, we're

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Family problems

“Under a Mantle of Stars” Harlequin Productions presents this comedy by the author of “The Kiss of the Spider Woman” that deals with a middle-class family that is taken off guard when two masked strangers come to the door. Everyone thinks they know who the strangers are, but they don’t since

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Break the "Wind"

Classic shows are always fun, but spoofs of classics are generally hilarious. A South Sound case in point is Olympia Little Theater’s staging of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” which opens this week. This Ken Ludwig comedy takes a look behind the curtain of the golden age of Hollywood in a fictional way,

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Remembered Light, Sex Workers Art Show and more

THE STAGE “The Weir” Some of the best plays in the South Sound might just be playing in the imaginations of the audiences who attend a special staged reading. Lakewood Playhouse presents a staged reading of “the Weir” by Conor McPherson for three days. The show is a simple work that lets

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A jam packed city that’s not Seattle

When thinking about big cities in Washington the majority of people automatically think of Seattle. However, located down the 1-90 corridor from Seattle is the often overlooked city of Bellevue. Perched above Lake Washington it offers stunning water views, vast green parks immersed in city skylines, shopping and of course

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Revisiting racism

“It’s not how you talk, not how you dress, not what kind of music you listen to … but people just don’t get it,” says comedian, author, actor and talk show host Brian Copeland. “They think it’s a show that tells you how to act white.” The confusion centers around the

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Jake steps up to the plate

The birth of a new beer pub always brings a little tear to my eye. But a new one just steps from my house makes me openly weep like a dad on his daughter’s wedding day. Such bawling came with the opening of Jake’s Bar and Bistro at 215 Wilkes Street

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Military may soon sue for medical negligence

Each year, more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S. are caused by medical negligence. Many more suffer short- or long-term impacts. Families struggle to find answers and hold medical professionals accountable for their actions, but it is not simple, particularly for military members.   Since 1950, the Feres Doctrine has prevented active-duty

Buying a local car via text or email

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Buying a local car via text or email

    If you are less concerned about taking a test drive or getting whiffs of that new car smell from lots of different vehicles, you might consider negotiating your next car deal without leaving your house. Adam Nunn, whose dad served 20 years in the Air Force, recently bought a car via

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JBLM starts to re-open more services

  (Ranger Staff & JBLM release)   Cases of COVID-19 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord continue to slow along with the rest of the state Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps and base commander said Tuesday during a regular scheduled townhall meeting via Facebook. “(Lower cases) means its easier to maintain readiness and return to

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Mascot tryouts underway

While most were still snug in their beds this morning, 20-year-old South Hill resident Payton Foutz was giving his all during today’s tryout for Tacoma Rainiers popular mascot Rhubarb the Reindeer. Foutz seemed a bit nervous at first when he entered the conference room at the Rainiers Administration Offices in

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Jill Ogden and Noel Miller

Fashion emergencies and wardrobe malfunctions can ruin a perfectly fabulous evening. Last week I had a fashion emergency — my head malfunctioned after watching the Seahawks game at The Red Hot, dinner at Twokoi Japanese Restaurant, and after dinner drinks across from Monkey at The Swiss before hitching a ride

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Happy, warm knits

Bored with the winter gear you’ve already been in for months? Tacoma resident Kelli Story translates her knitting skill into wearable art in the shape of gloves, scarves and hats to give your wardrobe a pick-me-up. The vibrant color of yarns she uses is in such contrast to the stark

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In the bag

Post-holiday purge Finding it difficult to find room for all of my new presents, I realized I needed to do a wardrobe and possession purge. I do this about three times a year, seemingly with the seasons but more truthfully on compulsion. I take a large box and then stand in

SPOUSE magazine - September 2020

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SPOUSE magazine - September 2020

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the September 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Dog Days of summer <<< Could you get bumped from base childcare? <<< Grilling secrets for Labor Day weekend <<< Why your child's back-to-school eye exam is so important  

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On local screens this week

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM: Two of the universe’s great hunters battle once again for space supremacy. (R) – BW Galaxy Tacoma 6: Thurs 12:45, 2:55, 5, 7:10, 9:25. Lakewood Cinema 15: Thurs 12:25, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35, 9:30, 10:10. Fri-Thurs, Jan. 17 12:25, 2:55, 5:15,

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Marilyn Manson and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Jeff Coffin and the North Thurston High School Jazz Band Olympia. Jan. 19 8 pm. $10-$25 (Minnaert Center, 360.596.5501). Winston Jarrett Tacoma. Feb. 1 9 pm. $10 (Jazzbones, 253.396.9169). The

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DJs and blues switcheroo

Bobble Tiki doesn’t claim to be the most observant Tiki in the world, but he’s fairly adept at noticing the obvious. When Bobble Tiki slipped inside Jazzbones last Wednesday, it didn’t take him long to realize he wasn’t looking at the Blues Theatre he was expecting. Randy Oxford was nowhere

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'Survey' says ...

“Stretched Horse,” 2004, concrete and steel, by Mike Moran   ‘Survey’ says ... mike moran’s paintings are the real treasure at the evergreen galleries  / by alec clayton The Mike Moran exhibition continues through March 16 at Evergreen Galleries, Gallery IV in Olympia. The survey of works created between 1982 and 2007 covers the

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