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Air Force recovery care superheroes

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Air Force recovery care superheroes

Not many people enjoy being told that they can't do something - especially after they've experienced an unexpected life-altering injury or illness. Sometimes it takes the aid and understanding of a person who's been through similar circumstances to help them press on and make the best of their new situation. Thomas Higdon

Wednesday, July 24: Handmade Motion Graphics Spectacle

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Wednesday, July 24: Handmade Motion Graphics Spectacle

Film is called a medium, but mainstream filmmakers don't employ it in the manner of other artistic media like oils or clay. That's been left to art-film craftsmen like Devon Damonte, who's currently exhibiting handmade, camera-free movie film loops and related graphalia homages and maps to Olympia's historic "Marker Trees,"

Friday, July 19: Summer Garden Party

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Friday, July 19: Summer Garden Party

Now in its fifth year, the annual Summer Garden Party at the Conservatory has proven to be a delightful evening showcasing a Tacoma gem. It's a fun social time for people to come and enjoy the conservatory and mingle. Scheduled for Friday, music by classical and rock violinist Grace Youn

Through Sunday, July 21: Lakefair

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Through Sunday, July 21: Lakefair

While it's easy to quantify Oly as just a hippie, college town - that's only partially true. A large portion of the population is proudly blue-collar. The most amazing part of all of this is the two demographics - shoeless hippies and hardworking grunts - come together every year for

Saturday, July 20: Doyle's Smoke Off

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Saturday, July 20: Doyle's Smoke Off

There's just not much we shove in our mouths we Americans can claim a clear title to. Sandwiches? British and, concurrently, Russian. French fries? Belgian (but see how tricky those French are?). Meatloaf? French, though they'd call it something like le galantine de boeuf and probably wouldn't

Wednesday, July 24: The Coats

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Wednesday, July 24: The Coats

Continuing its tour of free area music in the park type summer events, this week the Volcano's girlfriend-activity Doppler highlights Tunes @ Tapps, a weekly musical gathering in Bonney Lake that happens every Wednesday through Aug. 28. This week Tunes @ Tapps welcomes The Coats, a vocal band born in

Through Sunday, Aug. 4: "Julius Caesar"

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Through Sunday, Aug. 4: "Julius Caesar"

March 15, 44 B.C., conspirators murdered Julius Caesar on the steps of the Senate in Rome, and an immortal tale of power and politics was born (and the Roman empire was just fine, thank you very much). At some point in your life, you've probably encountered Shakespeare's version of this

From ACUs to Scrubs: An Air Force Reservist's journey

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From ACUs to Scrubs: An Air Force Reservist's journey

When Taylor Travers graduated high school in 2001, he didn't know what his next step in life would or should be. Then a friend told him about the Air Force and all that they had to offer; within six months, Travers had enlisted and described himself as "open to anything." He

Q&A with Calvin Goings and Boots To Business

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Q&A with Calvin Goings and Boots To Business

Calvin Goings is a regional administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA). Prior to being appointed by President Obama, he spent most of his adult life serving the public as an elected official, first in Olympia and later on the Pierce County Council. Along the way he worked in banking,

Friday, July 19: Tripod Slideshow - Quirky Tacoma

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Friday, July 19: Tripod Slideshow - Quirky Tacoma

If you know Lynn Di Nino, you know she's a quirky Tacoma artist who always makes a big splash in whatever she does - from the 100th Monkeys parties, to rolling heads downhill on First Night, to her Suitcase Sightings. I still have fond memories of her Postcard Party from

Thursday, July 18: Tacoma Art Bus

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Thursday, July 18: Tacoma Art Bus

The ever-popular Art Bus rolls on this Thursday. What's that, you say? You've never been on the Art Bus? You don't even know what the Art Bus is??  For the uninitiated, the Art Bus is a tour of art exhibitions and galleries around Tacoma. But it's really so much more

Military spouse opens Stacy's Closet in Lakewood

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Military spouse opens Stacy's Closet in Lakewood

What do you get when you mix love of family and community, high energy, passion for fashion, and a dream, and sprinkle it with a good ol' fashioned Southern charm, hospitality and warmth? You get Lakewood resident and Georgia native, Stacy Wilson. This military spouse and mom, is the owner

Sentinel Landscape Partnership hits home

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Sentinel Landscape Partnership hits home

The Sentinel Landscape Partnership, a pioneering collaboration among the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior, was created to restore and permanently protect significant habitats for species that are close to being listing under the Endangered Species Act. It is also intended to

446th Airlift Wing multitasks

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446th Airlift Wing multitasks

With cuts putting the squeeze on the Air Force budget, Reservists at the 446th Airlift Wing here are maximizing training opportunities to get the most out of every mission. In May and June, aircrew Reservists completed flight training tasks while also carrying rice and beans to Haiti on a humanitarian mission.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Jim Page. All Ages. 7 pm.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Kendl Winter. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Pioneer Park Puyallup. Noon Tunes featuring 5 Bit. Noon. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 22, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, July 22, 2013

BLUES The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Blenis Ely. 8 pm. Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, July 21, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, July 21, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Puget Sound Music For Youth Association Performance. All Ages. 2 pm. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 20, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, July 20, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Wind Rose Cellars - Sequim. Gil Yslas. 7 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Augie Smith. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Kane Holloway. 9 pm. $15. Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Dylan Avila, Jonas Barnes,

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 19, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, July 19, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Climate Change. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Kurt Lindsay. 6 pm. The Embers at Indian Summer - Olympia. Tarik Bentlemsani. 6 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. John Nemeth, Ayron Jones &

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