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Very personal orchestra

Andrew Buelow was happy living in Michigan, where he was the head honcho at the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. His family had a summer home in Traverse when he was growing up in Wisconsin, so he jumped at the chance to move there when the director position opened up at the

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Poppy Seed Café

Poppy Seed Café, has been a tasty start to Fircrest’s day for almost two years. Owners and chef Darin Adams and wife, Shelly, load their menu with breakfast staples and a little something extra. Just thinking the words chorizo, apple smoked sausage and homemade country gravy start the mouth watering. Scrambles

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Wine tasting with Vino Aquino

Friday, Jan. 11: Wine tasting with Vino Aquino, 6-9 p.m., Affairs Café & Bakery, 2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565.0811. Mondays: $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

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Masks required on base, inside or out

  Masks are now required on Joint Base Lewis-McChord regardless if inside or outside for those that cannot maintain six feet of distance said Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander of I Corps and JBLM during a townhall meeting Tuesday. George said cases have risen on base over the past couple weeks.  He

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Dynamite Jacks' The I Hate Jill

After a year-and-a-half of commanding a corner of downtown DuPont as the Harbor Rock Bar & Grill, the owners decided to scrap the semi-successful venture, remodel it with mining items bought off eBay, and reopened two weeks ago as Dynamite Jacks. I dashed in from the rain last Friday night and

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Explore Washington state waterways

Who said travel restriction had to prevent you from island hopping this summer?! Washington is chalked full of various different islands. And plenty of the islands are accessible via ferry, which is half the fun of the journey. Remaining in your car is highly encouraged during your travel on ferries,

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Military leave is a go ... mostly

Military leave is a go, said Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord during his regular Tuesday Townhall on Facebook Live. Approval is based on the state and the county of a military member's destination.  Forty-five states plus the District of Columbia are considered "green" or

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Visit Washington State Parks 

  With travel restrictions slowly lifting but not completely gone, you might be left wondering, what am I going to do within a 250 mile radius?!  We're here to tell you, there is still plenty to do, see and experience, so let's begin with state parks! Washington has an abundance of

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

It’s been five long years since the world has heard anything new from Boston ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but it seems the band’s four-year hiatus might be up with a release of their new album, Medium Rare, last month. A collection of previously unreleased songs and tracks from

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Radio waves good-bye

Diana Arens has been a fixture on KAOS 89.3 FM since 1991. Her show, “Free Things Are Cool,” is a mix of live and recorded music by some of the Northwest’s most influential and acclaimed artists. Folks such as Elliott Smith, Beck, Wanda Jackson, and Bikini Kill have all appeared

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On local screens this week

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM: One of the many reasons “Alien” was so effective was the perfect monster it created.  A killing machine that couldn’t be killed.  In fact, when Sigourney Weaver forced the beast out to space at the conclusion of the film, I remember saying to myself, “It’s not

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Mastering the masterpieces

“Atonement” begins on joyous gossamer wings and descends into an abyss of tragedy and loss. Its opening scenes in an English country house between the wars are like a dream of elegance, and then a 13-year-old girl sees something she misunderstands, tells a lie, and destroys all possibility of happiness

Could you get bumped from base childcare

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Could you get bumped from base childcare

By Ken Swarner & the Defense Department AD: Depression is treatable without drugs, and it is covered by Tricare with no referals needed for family members/retirees.  Lakewood and Lacey TMS services are HERE In Olympia, go HERE for TMS   Beginning in October, some families using child care on

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No update on PCS, leave orders

Stop movement orders for PCS and leave this summer were not updated Wednesday as of press time. Speaking Tuesday during his weekly town hall address, Lt. Gen. Randy George said Forces Command had not given a final greenlight to release the current stop movement order despite saying last week he thought

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Madigan changes visitations and companion policies

Madigan released new rules on visitations to the hospital including how the companion policy will move forward.  Here is their release today: • ALL patients in the hospital, emergency room and outlying clinics/appointments may have one (1) ADULT visitor, subject to restrictions and exceptions as follows: Screening: AD: Depression is

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Reggie Watts 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 The Section Quartet Seattle. Jan. 12 9 pm. $10-$12 (Chop Suey, TW). The Pack, Pittsburg Slim, Tyga, Kuddie Mak Seattle. Jan. 18 (all ages) 9 pm. $12 (Chop Suey, TW). The Bravery, Switches

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I predict ...

I’m psychic. Cool, huh? Channeling my psychic powers, I predict that the South Sound will be sick with new music in 2008. I predict new albums on vinyl will make a comeback. I predict that mp3 players will sing Tacoma’s songs. And I predict nightclubs will burst at the seams

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My Revolver

Now that I’m back from my year in America’s hippest city, Portland, living in Tacoma, there are many things I’m happy about. I’m happy my rent is cheaper. I’m happy to once again have a 253 prefix. I’m happy to be able to actually feel good about myself again. (In

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AUSA TO TEE UP

Those reeling from their COVID-19 lockdown this spring will find heading off to a favorite golf course sweeter than ever before, especially when supporting local troops. That will be the driving motivation for this year’s 28th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The fairway and greens event will be held at JBLM’s

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SPOUSE magazine - June 2020

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the June 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Top laundry tips <<< Keeping math skills up-to-date while school is closed <<< How math can become your child's favorite subject <<< Expert pay negotiation tips for women <<< Go out

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