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Triple unity

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Triple unity

Sports are a unifying concept. Just ask the cities of Lacey and Lakewood and their big neighbor Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Beginning with this past weekend's Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey, competitors from around the Puget Sound area competed in the first leg of a triple triathlon threat. Let's set the table about triathlons. For

JBLM Youth Football Camp

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JBLM Youth Football Camp

A hot summer workout with ever-changing athletic drills is something that not only servicemembers are used to, but also current and former Seattle Seahawks players Derrick Coleman Jr., Marcus Trufant and Jermaine Kearse. Surprisingly, none of these NFL greats were the focus of the spotlight this past weekend on Joint Base

Freedom of a great burger

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Freedom of a great burger

Summer weather screams for a backyard BBQ, sprinklers in the yard, and the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood.  But sometimes you just need to put the pot-luck burger aside and head out for a burger made by people who make them for a living.  There are

Top 10 hot dogs in the South Sound area

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Top 10 hot dogs in the South Sound area

The days are long, the grill is fired up, and baseball is in full-swing. And to complement those hallmarks of summer, especially the Fourth of July weekend, we can't forget the all-American hot dog. In the Puget Sound, we're not immediately known for hot dogs (more really for our coffee), and

Navy's 4th celebration

Outdoors

Navy's 4th celebration

With summer in full swing, many people are already thinking about how they will spend their 4th of July. It is the holiday that brings everyone together to celebrate the very freedoms that we enjoy each and every day. Whether you choose to stay at home to celebrate or travel

JBLM Freedom Fest

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JBLM Freedom Fest

Red, white, blue and camouflage will be the thematic colors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for its Freedom Fest celebration, which begins at noon on Independence Day. Civilians will get the chance to celebrate the holiday with members of the Armed Forces. The free event, now in its 20th year, will

Top 10 Fourth of July events in the South Sound

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Top 10 Fourth of July events in the South Sound

With many eyes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma's Fourth of July festivals, you may think that is the beginning and end of it. Here are the Top 10 in the area we'd suggest:TACOMA AREA1. Freedom Fest:Let's start with Freedom Fest at JBLM, the annual celebration that invites the public

Vote now: Best of Olympia 2011

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Vote now: Best of Olympia 2011

Home of Kurt Cobain and grunge rock, K Records, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the musical void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an abundance of hairy armpits and the

Visual Edge: Jean Mandeberg's 'Now or Never'

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Visual Edge: Jean Mandeberg's 'Now or Never'

If you don't study them carefully, Jean Mandeberg's metal and mixed media assemblages at Salon Refu appear to be sweet wall decorations and little more, but if you make the effort to look carefully you'll see there's much more to them that meets the eye in a cursory glance. There is

ADVICE GODDESS: Home is where the fart is

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ADVICE GODDESS: Home is where the fart is

QUESTION: My wife of eight years is a really good person but always needs reassurance that she's attractive. I'm finding that difficult because, on a typical night, she takes a dump in our master bathroom with the door open, saunters over to our bed with a few open sores on

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Casey Neill rocks

Bobble Tiki sometimes feels a bit out of place in Olympia. From time to time, Bobble Tiki has been known to head south from his Tacoma bungalow, and hit up Le Voyeur for a few drinks and one of the few non-vegan delights on the menu. Sometimes Bobble Tiki cruises

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Finn Riggins

Finn Riggins has all the elements that define the future of music. The music is organic (man made) mixed with inorganic (computer generated). It’s socially responsible, energetic and dance friendly. It is co-ed and co-written. And it’s at Le Voyeur Saturday. Finn Riggins is three friends, living together and touring the

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One small step for Vicci Martinez

Vicci Martinez checked her bags and made her way through Sea-Tac Airport security on Sunday. She found her gate and checked in. As she took a seat in the waiting area, she fished her cell phone out of her bag, and then dialed my number. Busy girl that she is,

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From pure hell to worthy country

Beware of a certain hamburger and teriyaki joint on Sixth Avenue. I warn you because I care. This week’s column is about Bob Wayne, his Outlaw Carnies, and their show at Hell’s Kitchen tonight. Bob Wayne sits near the top of a very short list of country artists who don’t make me

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Pelusa, Chuck Pyle and others

Friday, May 11 Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities I think I’m pretty darn clued-in about music, as I listen to almost everything and have soaked in data about pert near every genre there is over the years. However, while I pride myself on having a vast Rolodex of musical knowledge

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Terry Evans performs at The Spar

There is a thin line between blues and soul.  However, rarely do you hear a blues singer perform soul or a soul singer perform blues.  While Etta James is slotted as blues diva, in reality she is a soul singer who can belt out a blues tune with the best

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Mood Fight

Chopstix might push — OK, hurl — you over the edge. It all starts innocently. You sit down to dinner. A friendly blonde brings drinks. More drinks. Co-owner PJ Pedroni speaks of heartwarming harmonies about to envelop you, people of many generations all singing along to the same Billy Joel song. Then

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Walking Puyallup with wine

Missing the wine wobble? The Puyallup Main Street Association and Valley Arts United invite you to their version of a wine wobble on May 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Advance tickets cost $15, or $20 at the door. Spend an afternoon tasting wines from around the world, check out Puyallup’s local

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Trouve and Urban Gourmet and Garden

Mommapalooza Yeah.  Mother’s Day is imminent.  Embarrassingly, I must admit I have made no purchases for either of the mothers on my list — neither his, nor mine — and time is running out.  Enter the Francophile-ic lovey-ness of Trouve, which, yes, will be closing, but not until July.  A recent

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Bob’s the word

So there we were at Masa, and we saw this amazingly fabulous haircut.  Just prior to that trip, there we were with a group of girlfriends, and we saw this amazingly similar, amazingly fabulous haircut.  And there I was, home alone watching Shear Genius (a guilty secret pleasure, shhhhh, don’t

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