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Army's Philip A. Connelly food competition comes to JBLM

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Army's Philip A. Connelly food competition comes to JBLM

Soldiers from 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility tested their capabilities in the first round of the field kitchen category of the Army's Philip A. Connelly competition, June 25, at a training site on Joint-Base Lewis-McChord. This stage of the competition prepared the 16th CAB

The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

Music

The Rockford Files: Freedom Fair music

If you are a loyal attendee of Tacoma's Fourth of July festival, Freedom Fair, you may have had a bit of a scare last year when you heard the rumors. Prior to last year's annual celebration on Tacoma's Ruston Way - featuring live music, food vendors, a car show, and

The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

Show And Tell

The Grand Suggests: "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"

I know that I may be revealing myself as a bit of a musical troglodyte if I tell you this, but when I first received word that I'd be reviewing the movie Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, my first thought was, "Who the heck

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Danzig, Shabazz Palaces, Digital Affair 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

Brothers-In-Arms Motorcycle Club escorts returning 4-2 SBCT soldiers

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Brothers-In-Arms Motorcycle Club escorts returning 4-2 SBCT soldiers

Raider families and friends welcomed back 269 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who returned home after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 30. A roar of motorcycle engines announced the arrival of returning Raiders to the crowd gathered

Friday, July 5: Hip-hop show

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Friday, July 5: Hip-hop show

Most renowned for its rock sensibilities and downtown Olympia hardcore patronage - as well as favored (pricewise and taste-wise) drinks among Olympians - McCoy's Tavern continues its mild shift of venue personage as it hosts another hip-hop function.  This time featuring the likes of an O'Lacey (Olympia and Lacey) who's who

Thursday, July 4: Fourth of July events

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Thursday, July 4: Fourth of July events

Oh my gawd. Bobble Tiki loves the Fourth of July. He loves it so freakin' much he doesn't know what to do with himself. He's giddy for two weeks in advance and suffers from a deep depression for two weeks after. Bobble Tiki is as patriotic as they come -

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Summer desserts, Culinary Boot Camp, Stadium Fare and more ...

SUMMER DESSERTS STAR Center's (3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma) wellness coach Laurie Larson will be instructing "Fresh and Healthy Summer Desserts" - a fresh take on berry bountiful desserts - at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8. The class is $25 for residents and $27 for non-residents. STAR Center's cooking and nutrition

Cost of Freedom Tribute exhibit on display July 4 weekend

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Cost of Freedom Tribute exhibit on display July 4 weekend

Each year on the Sunday before Memorial Day, more than 300,000 motorcycles and riders silently wait in the Pentagon parking lot for the clock to strike noon. When it does, every bike roars to life and the wave of "rolling thunder" solemnly rumbles down Constitution Avenue to the Vietnam Wall.

Washington state motorcycle club has veterans' backs

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Washington state motorcycle club has veterans' backs

It's adding a little sugar to a cup of coffee or opening a fresh new bar of soap just out of the wrapper. For some, these things are simply woven into the fabric of our lives and seemingly overlooked or taken for granted. For others, like local veterans in need,

V.E.T.S. offers holistic help to veterans

Health

V.E.T.S. offers holistic help to veterans

  Empowerment, confidence, and growth are three words that are often overlooked or not even considered remotely possible to achieve when someone is really hurting and struggling. There's a new local organization that aims to help veterans put those three words back on the radar, one step at a time. Veterans Empowerment

Brain Energy Support Team stitching it up

Health

Brain Energy Support Team stitching it up

For many, coping with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be devastating. Life changes dramatically, perhaps even to the point of completely unraveling all together. Yet what if there were a safe, supportive and nurturing place to help put the pieces back together while helping others and having fun at the

Making JBLM more livable with urban planning

Housing

Making JBLM more livable with urban planning

"I think now they've realized this isn't just a left coast phenomenon and it's what every military installation needs to do," said Dr. Mark Gillem, a former Air Force architect and planner who currently teaches urban design at the University of Oregon. It all started in 2007 when Gillem penned a

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Features

Where to eat in the South Sound when you're pregnant

Ah pregnancy, affectionately referred to as the ole "bun in the oven," is a miraculous and lovely time in one's life that I happen to be in the midst of. With all of the amazing and delightful aspects, though, there comes a certain level of sacrifice. After all, we all

Narrows Brewing Co. opening at Narrows Marina

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Narrows Brewing Co. opening at Narrows Marina

A bridge, a band and now a brewery, the Narrows is an iconic name in the South Sound. Narrows Brewing Company in Tacoma is on the cusp of its opening day, and a talk with head brewer Joe Walts offers insight on what to expect. "The main thing people are going to

Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Arts

Paula Poundstone tells Tacoma

Within the first few minutes of her latest album, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, Paula Poundstone lays out the groundwork for everything she's all about, comedically: she talks about the difficulties in raising her adopted children and her animals, she touches on her OCD, and, most notably,

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

Music

Lemolo and "The Kaleidoscope Dance" is a celebration of beauty

The past couple of years have been exciting ones for Lemolo. Last year, in particular, saw the release of the Seattle duo's debut LP, The Kaleidoscope - an appropriate title, evocative as it is of the band's dreamy, summery shimmer. Capitalizing on the steam that Lemolo had been building up,

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

Critics' Picks

Critics' Music Picks: C.F.A., McTuff, Muscle and Marrow, Sam Vicari

[ROCK] + SAT, JULY 6 When you just need to beat the heat, or shake a shitty day, or celebrate a good one for that matter, then a good rock show can fill the void, getting into all the crevices of your brain and soul, like a quality coating of caulking.

"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

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"Life is OOD" on Hilltop Tacoma

Sean Alexander's installation, "Life is OOD" at Fulcrum Gallery, is a giant departure from the ink drawings he is known for. It is a love song to the Hilltop Tacoma neighborhood in manipulated found objects. Alexander has collected, and in some cases stolen, items unique to Hilltop - even iconic

Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Narrows Brewing Co. Opening Weekend

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Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Narrows Brewing Co. Opening Weekend

With a second story view, the Narrows Brewing Company's taproom is divided into two separate rooms connected at the same bar, lending itself to an L-shaped arrangement. Reclaimed wood from the marina is used in the structure and décor, and while there is wine, beer and food from

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