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Water Sports Lessons

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Water Sports Lessons

How would you like to spend the summer doing things your friends may not be willing to try in the water?   For starters, how about a dookie dive just for the thrilling fun of it?   Or perhaps you are a booger, or a kook.    Confused yet?  Well, these terms are commonly used in

Regional Beaches

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Regional Beaches

From the azure lagoons of the South Pacific, to shores of Waikiki Beach, to the Caribbean islands of the Atlantic Ocean, beaches have long been a favorite destination for family vacations and romantic getaways.       Though not really known for its beaches, Washington State is not without its own stunning coastlines,

Quintessential Olympia breakfast

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Quintessential Olympia breakfast

Seattle has Matt's in the Market. San Francisco has the Fog City Diner, New Orleans has Commander's Palace, New York has the Carnegie Deli, Chicago has Geno's, and Philadelphia has Pat's. Every city has a restaurant that reflects the people, the culture, the reality of the place - not the

Bumbershoot 2010 preliminary lineup announced

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Bumbershoot 2010 preliminary lineup announced

Seattle music and arts festival Bumbershoot - which will be held Saturday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 6 at the Seattle Center - released a salvo of its 40th anniversary lineup this morning. Here's a quick sound off on my picks for maximum awesomeness: Bob Dylan (Saturday): Say what you want

Wednesday, June 9: What Is A Neddy?

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Wednesday, June 9: What Is A Neddy?

So what is the Neddy? From the TAM Web site: "The Neddy Artist Fellowship was established in 1996 as memorial to Robert E. (Ned) Behnke (1948 - 1989) to recognize his contributions to the Northwest artistic community. The two $15,000 Fellowships are awarded annually to Northwest

Saturday, June 5: Neddy Artist Fellows 2010 reception

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Saturday, June 5: Neddy Artist Fellows 2010 reception

So what is the Neddy? From the TAM Web site: "The Neddy Artist Fellowship was established in 1996 as memorial to Robert E. (Ned) Behnke (1948 - 1989) to recognize his contributions to the Northwest artistic community. The two $15,000 Fellowships are awarded annually to Northwest

Sasquatch! 2010: Day Three

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Sasquatch! 2010: Day Three

An aura of calm swept over the Gorge Monday morning - at least in the early hours - as lines to get in on the final day of Sasquatch! slowly grew outside the gates, and the hardcore types, most of whom had slept in the dirt for the past two

Best local fishing holes, boat rental locations

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Best local fishing holes, boat rental locations

For those who would like to try fishing locally without purchasing a fishing license, a golden opportunity exists June 12-13 as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hosts its annual Free Fishing Weekend. Although licenses are not required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits

South Sound Music Calendar: Friday, June 4

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South Sound Music Calendar: Friday, June 4

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Good Wood. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Erin Jordan. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC. Harbor Greens Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Rick Gonzalez. 21+. 8 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Scuff & Al. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Song Circle Open Mic.

South Sound Music Calendar: Saturday, June 5

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South Sound Music Calendar: Saturday, June 5

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Harbor Greens Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Dave Hannon. 21+. 8 pm. NC. Gig Harbor Farmers Market Gig Harbor. Jean Mann. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Hi-Fidelity Lounge Bremerton. Open Mic. 21+. 8:30 pm. NC. Cafe Luna Vashon. Stanislove. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. The Corner.

South Sound Music Calendar: Sunday, June 6

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South Sound Music Calendar: Sunday, June 6

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Engine House No. 9 Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Billy Farmer. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Makedonians. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Phil Hansen. All Ages. 1 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. The Brass Menazeri, Mark Growden, Seth Augustus. All Ages. 8 pm. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill

South Sound Music Calendar: Monday, June 7

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South Sound Music Calendar: Monday, June 7

BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers. 21+. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 21+. 7 pm. NC. DJ/ELECTRONIC Muckleshoot Indian Casino Auburn. Club Video. 21+. 8 pm. NC. Happy Days Casino Lakewood. DJ dance. Top 40. 21+. 9 pm. NC. O'Malley's Irish Pub Tacoma - Sixth

South Sound Music Calendar: Tuesday, June 8

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South Sound Music Calendar: Tuesday, June 8

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Nick & The Jungle Band. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Open Mic, hosted by Steve

South Sound Music Calendar: Wednesday, June 9

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South Sound Music Calendar: Wednesday, June 9

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Skansie Brothers Park Gig Harbor. Billy Farmer. All Ages. 12 pm. NC. Sax Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Olivia De La Cruz. The guitarist, singer/songwriter performs during dinner. All Ages. 7-9 pm. Free. Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia

Proctor District Safeway

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Proctor District Safeway

Very few experiences make me appreciate where I live. I've traveled a bit, but not much around this country. I have discovered that Tacomans are not that different from anyone else, until last week when I traveled to the East Coast for my nephew's college graduation. I couldn't find a decent

Physical fitness testing changes

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Physical fitness testing changes

Several months ago, airmen were notified that changes would be made to strengthen and refine the physical fitness testing standards and methods. The changes began in January when airmen began taking a physical fitness test twice a year. The second phase will kick off July 1, when airmen will be required to

Beauty pageant organized to help soldiers

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Beauty pageant organized to help soldiers

Kim Roeddle loves to organize events. "It is a strength I have," she commented as she sat in a local coffee shop. "I like to think outside of the box." A veteran journalist and committed military wife, Roeddle is the driving force behind the area's first ever Liberty Natural Beauty Pageant. "This event

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Painting instructions for your weapons

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) - Soldiers already have uniforms that blend them into their surroundings. Now there's instructions on how to have a weapon that blends in too. The Army recently released instructions on how soldiers can apply spray paint to their M4 or M16 rifle, without decreasing the effectiveness of

Veterans

New care program for vets

A new program will soon provide area veterans with an alternative to nursing homes. The Veterans Administration is close to rolling out the Medical Foster Home, or MFH, program. "The program is currently used in 34 states and will be implemented at VA Puget Sound Health Care System during the next

DFAS to resume VSI/SSB

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DFAS to resume VSI/SSB

The Defense Finance and Accounting will resume recoupment of military retirees' Voluntary Separation Incentive, Special Separation Benefit and other separation payments in August, the organization announced recently. VSI, SSB and certain other separation payments, such as severance pay, were offered to active duty military members in an effort to reduce manpower

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