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Sticking together

You've heard it before - the one thing Servicemembers say they miss the most after serving is the camaraderie, the unit as one unifying body, the bond of family that results from serving together. Across the country, numerous veterans' groups are meeting weekly to do just that - "stick together," said

The Grand Suggests: 24 Hour Movie Marathon

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The Grand Suggests: 24 Hour Movie Marathon

The weekend of April 20-21, The Grand Cinema is hosting our first ever 24 Hour Movie Marathon. This is an event that we've wanted to do for a long time, but finally moved forward with this year as a support event for our Digital Conversion Campaign — to which all

Transitioning

Giving Back: Local Veteran Overcomes Civilian Transition Obstacles, Looks Forward to Helping Others

Veteran and Steilacoom resident, Ben Maciel isn't quite ready to give up Washington's gray skies for the sunnier climes of his youth just yet. The San Diego native, husband, and father of four, has been a Washington State resident since 2009. While his military service brought him to the state,

Get a move on, JBLM

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Get a move on, JBLM

The arrival of PCS season means that is time to pack up, hit the road and, of course, get that security deposit back from your landlord. One of the best ways to ensure that you get all of your money back, not to mention relieve a little stress, is to

Dreaming big! JBLM spouse pursues aviation career

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Dreaming big! JBLM spouse pursues aviation career

Christine Yazzie believes in opening her own door of opportunity.   "Doing something different in your life opens many doors, and for me there is so much to do in aviation," she said as we talked in a classroom at Clover Park Technical College's Aviation Branch at Thun Field.   Yazzie's attraction to aviation

Canadian forces among us: “JBLM is the friendliest post”

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Canadian forces among us: “JBLM is the friendliest post”

The next time you see troops in dark green and black "digicam woodland" uniforms with Canadian flags on their sleeves, say hello. There's a good chance he or she may be your next-door neighbor, your co-worker or your newest friend - in addition to being a Canadian Servicemember on temporary

"Legally Blonde": Pretty in pink at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

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"Legally Blonde": Pretty in pink at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Oh my gosh, you guys! Tacoma Musical Playhouse's version of Legally Blonde the Musical totally hits their stage with mixed success. Amidst the humor there are some (preferably) forgettable tunes and themes in this vapid tale of Elle Woods' pursuit to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. The original production of

Wednesday, April 17: Doyle's 7th Anniversary Party featuring The Staxx Brothers

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Wednesday, April 17: Doyle's 7th Anniversary Party featuring The Staxx Brothers

The Weekly Volcano recognizes the need to keep ourselves young by occasionally going out and assaulting our livers and the sensibilities of other Tacomans - and that's exactly what we do during Doyle's Public House's St. Practice Day parties. Doyle's is a great pub on any given day, but every

The Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays

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The Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays

Ordinarily, writing a short play takes weeks or even months. As it moves into production, everyone from the cast to the director to the guy who delivers sandwiches has editorial input. What began with a clear authorial vision might veer off in any number of unexpected directions. The Double Shot

Tuesday, April 16: Cusses

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Tuesday, April 16: Cusses

Receiving a lot of hype and mostly deserving it, Savannah's Cusses dual-twist punk angst/frenzy and down and dirty southern rock like rosy, freshly-pierce nipples. Born star Angel Bond belts it and struts like product of a Siouxsie Sioux/Karen O/Mick Jagger three-way. This is a festival band, folks. Their explosive, crushing

Thursday, April 18: Jazz Workshop/Concert with Lew Soloff, Essiet Essiet, Sylvia Cuenca and Milo Petersen

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Thursday, April 18: Jazz Workshop/Concert with Lew Soloff, Essiet Essiet, Sylvia Cuenca and Milo Petersen

Local saxophonist Kareem Kandi presents a musical gift to the South Sound Thursday. Get this: Boarding a plane in New York bound for the Puyallup campus of Pierce College are trumpeter Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Gil Evans, Tito Puente, Manhattan Jazz Quintet), bassist Essiet Essiet (Horizon, Art Blakey,

Tuesday, April 16: The [206] Live in the [253]

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Tuesday, April 16: The [206] Live in the [253]

We might not see the High Five'n White Guys or the Lame List, but a couple Almost Live! veterans will Billy Quan their way onto Tacoma Comedy Club's stage Tuesday night. John Keister, who hosted and much of the writing the regional sketch comedy TV show from 1984 to 1999,

Something to Smile About: Community Health Care Dental Clinic Provides Care and Compassion

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Something to Smile About: Community Health Care Dental Clinic Provides Care and Compassion

When it comes to dental health, the facts are sobering, especially when it comes to children. Dental decay is the number one chronic disease that affects children in the United States. Statistics have also shown that by the time a child completes high school about 80% of them will have tooth

Life and baseball: Using sports to better the community

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Life and baseball: Using sports to better the community

Coaching and mentoring did not always come easy for former professional baseball player Aaron Trolia. "I used to come home in the off season and coach little kids to make extra money for my family. I'd tell the kid over and over again to do something, and they just wouldn't get

JBLM Couple shares entrepreneurial spirit

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JBLM Couple shares entrepreneurial spirit

Fitness is no stranger to the Anneser household. The power couple - made up of Jeanne and Donald Anneser - met at a Connecticut YMCA in 2006, where Donald was attending the University of Hartford and Jeanne was attending the University of Connecticut. "We used the same attachments on the cable

Navigating toward perfection: JBLM Cav squadron moves forward

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Navigating toward perfection: JBLM Cav squadron moves forward

Spc. Lucas Nieddu finished the 27-question land navigation test.  He seemed pleased with himself. "The hardest part of the day for me so far has been getting up," he said with a big, confident smile.  "But hey, we're getting the hard part of our work done early." Nieddu - along with Pfc.

Feedbag: Coffee art, brewmaster dinner, Sunday happy hour and more ...

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Feedbag: Coffee art, brewmaster dinner, Sunday happy hour and more ...

ESPRESSO ART The Children's Museum of Tacoma (1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) isn't just for the kiddos. Cafe Play includes lovely caffeinated goodness brought to you by Stumptown Coffee. From 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Café Play will showcase their baristas' talents creating art out of espresso drinks. It's an art demonstration

Theater Artists Olympia: The beastly behavior of "Reservoir Dogs"

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Theater Artists Olympia: The beastly behavior of "Reservoir Dogs"

When Quentin Tarantino's first directing effort, Reservoir Dogs, landed in 1992, I'd never seen anything like it. That's not to say there'd never been anything like it. No, Tarantino came of age as a video clerk, and as I dug deeper into Netflix, I found similarities to any number of

Eric Carle's "Art Art" at Tacoma Art Museum

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Eric Carle's "Art Art" at Tacoma Art Museum

Count yourself blessed, Tacoma, because you get to see something few people in the world have seen. Throughout his career Eric Carle, famous for children's books such as Brown Bear - Brown Bear, What Do You See? And The Very Hungry Caterpillar and more than 70 other picture books -

Satellite Coffee is now Cosmonaut

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Satellite Coffee is now Cosmonaut

It's often we hear tales of corporate giants bullying our small town heroes. It's a common enough occurrence nowadays, though not so often do you hear of small to moderate sized businesses seeking victims in other small to moderate sized businesses in entirely different regions of the nation. During your morning routine, when snagging that cup of

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