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Outdoor Addict: Dragon boating

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Outdoor Addict: Dragon boating

This week's column is my recollection of dragon boating while in college. The story has turned into one of those oft told tales so I take no responsibility for any slight exaggerations that may have made their way into the narrative over the years. "What on earth am I doing here?"

Summer is for adventures

Recreation

Summer is for adventures

It's official. Memorial Day has passed, school is almost out and summer has arrived. So it's time to relax, kick back and maybe even seek out a little adventure. The numerous events planned over the next three months on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can help with all of that. For starters, the

Love, brigade style

Military Policy

Love, brigade style

Before the technology age and the advent of Skype, there were love letters. They were the only way soldiers could keep in touch with their sweethearts back home and they were treasured by anybody who received one. Last week, married and single soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment,

"The Bliss Experiment" vs. deployment issues

Health

"The Bliss Experiment" vs. deployment issues

Challenges and difficult circumstances impact us all. When we become busy, just enduring tough times and trying to keep our heads above water, it seems like the realm of possibilities disappears. For military families, deployment creates a huge impact on many different levels. Those left behind must endure by keeping households

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, The Lumineers, Stereophonics and others ...

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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, The Lumineers, Stereophonics and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. 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   >>>

Spouse magazine: June 7, 2013

Spouse magazine

Spouse magazine: June 7, 2013

Spouse magazine is a free, weekly, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Spouse speaks to our reader's values and focuses on what's important. We empower her with smart solutions for her

Faceoff over Facebook

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Faceoff over Facebook

Think you may know the answer to this all-too-common scenario that impacts married and committed relationships? One spouse receives a Facebook friend request from an ex. The ex seems friendly enough and wants to catch up. Probably no harm in adding them right? Think again. Social media and electronic interactions create potential opportunities

5 frozen yogurt shops in Pierce County

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5 frozen yogurt shops in Pierce County

In the golden era of my youth, when I was about 7 years old, my parents and I frequented the delicious, bison-serving Ruston landmark Tatanka Take-Out. Tatanka is famous for its lean and tasty bison meat, which is applied liberally to burgers, burritos and sandwiches, but my 7-year-old, sweets-loving self

Lucky Day: "Bonedraggers EP"

Live & CD Reviews

Lucky Day: "Bonedraggers EP"

It was a clear day at Owen Beach, and I was sitting on the sidelines with my back turned away from the sand and the sunbathers and toward the green and rising peaks of Vashon Island when Simon Williams asked me a question, "Have you heard it yet?" Simon Williams, being

Thunderbolt soldiers vs. Ulchi Freedom Guardian

News Front

Thunderbolt soldiers vs. Ulchi Freedom Guardian

In an unpolished, stripped-down room, U.S. Army soldiers are trying to put together a puzzle.They already know what the finished picture is supposed to look like - a tenacious and resourceful staff of soldiers, in charge of running a field artillery headquarters. They need to figure out how the pieces,

Saturday, June 15: Tony Bennett

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Saturday, June 15: Tony Bennett

Vocal legend Tony Bennett pushes boundaries when it comes to his duets, most notably those with k.d. lang. But when it comes to flying solo, the man gives the people exactly what they want: his smooth, elegant, laidback take on standards you'd swear were his to begin with. Each time

Thursday, June 13: "Michael Jackson: HIStory"

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Thursday, June 13: "Michael Jackson: HIStory"

One day long, long ago, Michael Jackson appeared on television doing this dance number called the Moonwalk.  His song had groove, his right hand had glove, and this magical dance had Michael sliding, gliding backward, as if he were ... on the moon. It stands today as a best-loved reminder

Saturday, June 15: The Importance of a Party on the Patio

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Saturday, June 15: The Importance of a Party on the Patio

The sundresses and flip flops that are released from their closets this time of year are fine and dandy for this fundraiser. This Saturday, break out your inner Algernon or Lady Bracknell (please imagine the "r" rumbling like thunder as you read that name) for Lakewood Playhouse's Party on the

Special military photography

Military Life

Special military photography

One spouse, two businesses and endless creativity. "I do not do background photography. I just love the feel of being outside and in a natural environment to capture these families," stated Autumn Samen, who did photography as a hobby for 13 years before starting her business, Trunks Photography. Samen classifies herself as

Saturday, June 15: "Sweet & Hot" jazz

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Saturday, June 15: "Sweet & Hot" jazz

When jazz trumpeter Lance Buller isn't holding court at Metropolitan Market's espresso area or every Friday at Maxwell's Speakeasy, he's producing jazz concerts, including a Jazz@TMP series at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Buller has lined up another winner as the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band from Portland, Ore. and their vocalist,

Second JBLM Fisher House seeks support

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Second JBLM Fisher House seeks support

Last year, David Coker - the president of the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. - announced that they were launching a campaign to build a second Fisher House on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Since its inception, all of the Fisher Houses have saved active duty military and veteran families an estimated $192 million

Through Oct. 6: "Creating the New Northwest"

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Through Oct. 6: "Creating the New Northwest"

Opening June 15 and running through Oct. 6, The Herb and Lucy Pruzan collection will be on display at Tacoma Art Museum. Representing half a century of art collecting, the Pruzan collection features more than 100 works from well-known Northwest artists including such art world stars as William Cumming, Gaylen

Saturday, June 22: Brew Five Three

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Saturday, June 22: Brew Five Three

Tacoma is chock-full of fun community events and festivals this summer. With the combination of local food vendors, blues bands and more than 35 Washington craft brewers, Brew Five Three is one not to miss. This inaugural event, put on by Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, takes

Sunday, June 23: Spud Goodman Show reunion

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Sunday, June 23: Spud Goodman Show reunion

WITH A SPATULA IN ONE HAND AND A HOT DOG IN THE OTHER >>> Bruce Walkup was the booking agent for Tacoma's Prosito Restaurant in the mid-'80s. Considered the first commercial venue to host alternative bands, Prosito's music was turned off by the Liquor Board for

"Laramie Project": Important story, well told

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"Laramie Project": Important story, well told

On Oct. 6, 1998, two Laramie men, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, offered 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, openly gay, a ride home from a bar called the Fireside Lounge. They drove him outside of town, beat him with fists, pistol-whipped him, tied him to a shake fence and left him to

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