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Military Spring Housing Guide

Housing

Military Spring Housing Guide

Whether you are new to the South Puget Sound, or a veteran resident, you'll enjoy what is inside our Spring 2012 Housing Guide. Click here

Own your kitchen

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Own your kitchen

If there is one skill you should actively cultivate in life it is cooking. Being able to feed yourself is not the point. Any person can buy a six-pack and a frozen dinner and call it good. Yet, as we know, all sustenance is not created equal. Though cooking for

Some Reserve, Guard Members Must Pay Dental Premiums Directly

Health

Some Reserve, Guard Members Must Pay Dental Premiums Directly

Beginning this month, some National Guard and reserve members will need to pay dental premiums directly rather than through payroll deduction, a senior official of the TRICARE military health plan said today. A change to the TRICARE Dental Program means that payroll deduction for premiums is not

Madigan doc believes Scouting saves lives

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Madigan doc believes Scouting saves lives

When not in his military uniform, Lt. Col. John L. Westhoff can still be found wearing one. The second uniform he wears is that of a registered Boy Scouts of America (BSA) adult leader. Westhoff works at the Madigan Healthcare System as a staff physician for the Emergency Room and Preventative Medicine

New PTSD treatment gaining recognition

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New PTSD treatment gaining recognition

Vietnam veteran Raleigh Showens gripped his shotgun tightly as he sat in his car outside the pain management clinic. This was his last chance - if this treatment didn't work, he knew what he had to do. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for decades, Showens left the gun behind and

Seeing clearly: Cataract surgery shows visible improvements

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Seeing clearly: Cataract surgery shows visible improvements

Not everyone who wears glasses with lenses the size of those on the Hubble telescope came by them naturally. For some, those glasses are a byproduct of surgery they had for cataracts - back in the days when cataract surgery was in its infancy. "The process has been refined to the

Carved Out of Oak

Music

Carved Out of Oak

I'm sitting here, staring at my keyboard, and trying to think of more to say about Lozen other than they f#@*ing rock. I guess that's ultimately the best place to start.   Lozen - a two-piece, all-girl, alt-metal-experimental-tribal-etcetera band - f#@*ing rock. They exploit the limitations of having a band made up

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

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Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

The key to a good murder mystery, comedy or not, is in the web of misdirection, and the handling of the ultimate reveal in a way that is equally surprising and sensible. The key to a great murder mystery is in crafting a tale that remains entertaining, even when the

Universe of glass

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Universe of glass

Siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana continue a long line of Venetian glass artists from Murano, Italy. They are the grandchildren of Paolo Venini, founder of Venini & Co. in Murano, and their father, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, was director of Venini from 1959 to 1985 and

Warrior Games-The Mental Side

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Warrior Games-The Mental Side

The mental side of training for elite athletics is not a new concept. If you follow sports at all you will most likely be exposed to players and coaches, talking about the importance of implementing a strong mental game. Most elite level athletes, whether collegiate, Olympic/Paralympic,

Three Drinks: Score a pint in Puyallup

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Three Drinks: Score a pint in Puyallup

Twisted Kilt, Puyallup's home base for soccer fans and all things Irish, will blossom from infancy into toddlerhood come June 2012 when it celebrates its very first birthday.  Before this already famous Irish pub had its big birthday bash, I was insistent on discovering what all the Puyallup bar hype

Stellar service and consistently good food at Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar

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Stellar service and consistently good food at Toscano’s Café & Wine Bar

Tucked away in the corner of a business park of downtown Puyallup, you will find a gem of a restaurant. Toscano's Café & Wine Bar has been serving customers since 2004, and has become the go-to spot for laid back upscale dining in the area. Sitting down at a table

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 4, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Friday, May 4, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Al Forno Ferruzza Olympia - Downtown. Tarik Bentleemsani and Lizzy Boyer with guests. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Tattered Dress. All Ages. 11 am. NC. BLUES Buffino's Golden West Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - South. Back Porch Band. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Jerry Miller Jam.

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs: Saturday, May 5, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs: Saturday, May 5, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Annie Henry. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Brad Andrews. All Ages. 6 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Claudia Schmidt. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. KT Hoops. All Ages. 8 pm. $5. Cork! A Wine

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 6, 2012

Music

South Puget Sound Live Music & DJs Calendar: Sunday, May 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Chicago Blues Jam. 8:30 pm. NC. City Hall Saloon and Eatery Enumclaw. Rockin' Blues Jam Session. Hosted by

Sigmund wins the JBLM Cross-Country No. 3 race

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Sigmund wins the JBLM Cross-Country No. 3 race

Corey Sigmund enjoyed the sunny weather and dry ground while growing up as a distance runner in San Diego. Coming up on his first year in the Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the avid runner has now been introduced to the wet and rainy conditions. While it

JBLM Airman finds a family in Federal Way canoeing club

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JBLM Airman finds a family in Federal Way canoeing club

  FEDERAL WAY - When Tech. Sgt. Guy Dashnea stumbled upon outrigger canoeing for the first time in 2006 while stationed in Hawaii, he was merely searching for a new way to be active. He said years of intense weight lifting, running, soccer and football - and a

Specially designed classrooms on JBLM enhance military’s language and culture training

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Specially designed classrooms on JBLM enhance military’s language and culture training

Walking along the upstairs hallway of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Western Region Foreign Language Training Center, visitors might encounter a neat row of desert boots lined up against the wall. Each pair represents a Soldier in the model Afghan living room just on the other side of the

JBLM family makes time to volunteer

Military Life

JBLM family makes time to volunteer

Andrea Terialles had to be convinced to log her and her family's many volunteer hours onto the Volunteer Management Information System, the tool used by volunteers across installations worldwide. "That's not why we do the service," Andrea said. What finally convinced her was the need for the Army to

Perseverance required at Gunga Din Competition

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Perseverance required at Gunga Din Competition

  The long morning came to an end with the event 1st Lt. Candice Summers was the most nervous about. Summers, an operations officer with 308th Brigade Support Battalion, had never fired a 9 mm pistol before, but now her trial by fire with the weapon was going

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