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Brit-Simone Sutter

Instead of pushing at the malls, the Weekly Volcano decided to hit the Tempest Lounge’s Trunk Show Saturday. Seven artists filled the Hilltop spot with jewelry as the flavor of the day. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Brit-Simone Sutter, the marketing machine behind Vinosus Handmade.  As beautiful

Healthy foods add spice to life

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Healthy foods add spice to life

As part of its mission to deliver healthy food options to airmen and families across the Air Force, the Air Force Services Center, in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio, held its first Techniques of Healthy Cooking class June 3-7 focusing on nonappropriated fund food and beverage

100 Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze missions

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100 Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze missions

After a record 100 C-17 Globemaster III Operation Deep Freeze missions to the Antarctic, one Reserve citizen airman finally saw a penguin Feb. 4. Chief Master Sgt. James Masura Jr., 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron loadmaster who served his entire career with the 446th Airlift Wing, began supporting Operation Deep Freeze missions

Endless beaches, foodie heaven and eclectic shops

Travel

Endless beaches, foodie heaven and eclectic shops

Sometimes you just need a getaway from your daily routine, and planning a trip with your best gal pals is a perfect break with no one else to worry about or pack for. The Long Beach Peninsula with its miles of beaches and its cute little hamlets is a great

Military comedy show wants you … to laugh

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Military comedy show wants you … to laugh

Some might say that serving in the military is no laughing matter. Jennifer McMillen -- a former seaman in the U.S. Navy and an Army wife -- aims to prove them wrong. McMillen of Yelm is producing Red, White & You, a comedy show by and about people who've lived the

Post Exchange provides more than just good deals

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Post Exchange provides more than just good deals

In 2018, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Exchange generated more than four million dollars for quality of life programs on JBLM. These programs include child development centers, fitness centers, outdoor recreation programs, and "... other community programs that make life better for those who serve at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ...

Healing nature, healing themselves

News

Healing nature, healing themselves

The Veterans Conservation Corps, housed under the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, is a state-financed program that assists veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan tackle two major challenges of civilian life: finding employment and coping with psychological battle scars. With numerous available internships for veterans throughout the year, the Veterans

Longer deployments next year

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Longer deployments next year

More soldiers will be forward deployed longer in the Indo-Pacific region next year, as part of a new Pacific Pathways effort to allow units to build stronger partnerships and readiness. Called Pacific Pathways 2.0, the program will place units in partner nations for up to six months at a time, much

Eccentricity is Bliss

Stage

Eccentricity is Bliss

A bit of farce and a bit comedy of manners, Noël Coward's Hay Fever seems as fresh and saucy on stage at Tacoma Little Theatre as it must have when it premiered almost a hundred years ago -- thanks to terrific directing by Rick Hornor and an amazing cast headed

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

One of the neatest events came through our inbox, one for the history nerds and foodie lovers: See, smell and TASTE history at Fort Nisqually's Plough to Plate. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is serving up a unique celebration of 19th-century recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques Saturday, June 15, from 11

Wicked Pies Pizzeria

Reviews

Wicked Pies Pizzeria

ANNOUNCER: On the hunt for some good, hand-tossed New York-style pizza in the South Sound can be a challenge. But it is a challenge both Dutch and Jackie are willing to take for the masses, and find themselves in Olympia this week at Wicked Pies Pizzeria. JACKIE: Any time I walk

Neighborhood matters

Arts

Neighborhood matters

How do you find and connect with your community? Is it through a physical place, like your neighborhood or city, or perhaps through your connections to people with shared heritage and values? Chances are, it's a combination of both, with other factors peppered in. Reflecting on the importance of community

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Mineral

Mineral, the dreamy jewelry gallery with big picture window on St. Helens has moved. As with so many of the buildings in Tacoma’s downtown core, her former building, The Webster, was sold, and Mineral owner and jewelry designer Lisa Kinoshita packed up her bags and moved to the Dome District,

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Heavy Metal Christmas Party

Nothing says Christmas like heavy metal. Forget mistletoe and egg nog. Forget Saint Nick and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. As Baby Jesus’ birthday looms ever closer, it’s time to think about drop tuned guitars and testosterone. On Thursday, Dec. 20, Cheers West in University Place will play host to the

We love you, Conrad

Stage

We love you, Conrad

In 1957, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army, and millions of teenagers thought the world was coming to an end. This was the inspiration for the early 1960s stage show and movie Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke. Heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Duncan Menzies) -- based on Elvis but named

Moonrise Café

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Moonrise Café

ANNOUNCER: Known mostly for its pies and house-made jam, the Moonrise Café in Lakewood serves up some of the most creative breakfasts in the South Sound. If your diet of choice is carnivorous or vegan, then you are sure to find what you are looking for on the menu. Dutch

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Here at Three Easy Pieces, I walk you through a pocket of pop culture, from its early days, to its present. This time: cinematic swan songs. I'm talking about the final projects of actors or directors. Good or bad, there's something magnetic about seeing the last film that these artists

Come sail away

Attractions

Come sail away

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, she celebrated her 30th birthday March 7. She stands tall at 89 feet and weighs 99 tons, and boy, is she ever a world-class beauty. Maybe that explains her rapid success in the movie business, starting with her key role in Star Trek: Generations in 1993.

CPI is here to stay

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CPI is here to stay

As part of the Air Force Reserve's efforts to improve and reform itself, Air Force Reserve Command hosted a continuous process improvement symposium at the Advanced Technology and Training Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, in May for 40 CPI and lessons learned practitioners from across the Reserve. Thomas Jones, AFRC Analyses,

Police Week

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Police Week

The 627th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) here put on several events during the week of May 12 through May 17, 2019, in recognition of National Police Week. "National Police Week is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifices of fallen military and civilian law enforcement officers who have lost their lives

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