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Through Feb. 28: "Left To The Elements"

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Through Feb. 28: "Left To The Elements"

The latest show at Tacoma Public Library's Handforth Gallery features paintings, photography and mixed-media works by three artists, all of which investigate the effects of time as weather wears away urban and industrial buildings and machinery. What strikes me about these works is that they all seem to be crying

Saturday, Feb. 1: Wimps, Grave Babies, Full Moon Radio, Wild Berries

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Saturday, Feb. 1: Wimps, Grave Babies, Full Moon Radio, Wild Berries

Bob's Java Jive hasn't always had the easiest time existing as a worthwhile place to go and see music. In the past few years, shows had begun to dwindle - so much so that, as a music columnist, I would give up for months at paying attention to the Jive's

Friday, Jan. 31: Judy Collins

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Friday, Jan. 31: Judy Collins

The life and career of folk singer Judy Collins is almost too storied to get into without resorting to bullet points: her rise through the ranks of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early '60s; her discovering of Leonard Cohen (which led to her making the

Friday, Jan. 31: Camp Wisdom

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Friday, Jan. 31: Camp Wisdom

On a recent re-watching of the great Band documentary, The Last Waltz, I was once again struck by the sheer awkwardness of that final performance. As all of the film's guest stars come back on to perform "I Shall Be Released" together, what they end up creating is a gangly

First Wednesdays: Aerialists Take Off

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First Wednesdays: Aerialists Take Off

Sara Sparrow is an entertainer. She is a contortionist, an aerialist, a dancer, a master of acrobatics and a teacher. She has, as she calls it, "a circus background." She performs at the monthly "Brotherhood Takes Flight" show, where she occasionally guest performs with the Tallhouse Arts Consortium. "I don't know of

Madigan Army Medical Center moves forward

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Madigan Army Medical Center moves forward

In early February, Col. Ramona Fiorey will mark six months as the 38th commander of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "I think things have been going very well, of course we've had challenges but nothing out of the ordinary for a military medical treatment center," she said. For instance,

Maj. John Weldon swims with the Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium sharks

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Maj. John Weldon swims with the Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium sharks

One of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's own is not only dedicated to serving in uniform he also routinely dons a wetsuit to help out underwater. Maj. John R. Weldon, of the Western Air Defense Sector, is a regular volunteer diver at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) where he spends his

Miracle at JBLM to be told in "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

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Miracle at JBLM to be told in "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

It's every parent's worst nightmare - a phone call from the hospital telling you that your child has had an accident and is on life support. Teresa DeLeon-Cook got that call March 18, 2009, an hour after her son, Dustin, 19, fell more than 40 feet off a bridge into the

Grants help military families buy homes

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Grants help military families buy homes

"Many families struggle to buy their first home, but for military families it can be even harder," stated Christopher Flynn, president and CEO of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation), in a public release. "From frequent moves around the country and overseas to trouble saving money for a

Swap Meet Mama website empowers secondhand market

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Swap Meet Mama website empowers secondhand market

Anyone with kids knows the truth about buying anything for children - kids outgrow just about everything in five minutes. While many parents still venture forth to the Baby Gap to bedeck their little ones in the latest and greatest, many others look to the secondhand market. And why not?

Urban Spelunker: Key Peninsula

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Urban Spelunker: Key Peninsula

A collection of seaside communities just west of Gig Harbor shapes the Key Peninsula. Those unfamiliar with the area will find the peninsula, located deep in the harbor area, a lovely and forested scenic drive. Rather than tight-knit residential communities and bustling distinct districts, you'll discover lots of homes with

Veteran resources changes

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Veteran resources changes

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been overhauling its services in an effort to reach more of the growing veteran population than ever before. The result is an increase in online resources, published materials and overall community outreach for these men and women who served. Locally, there are two VA medical

Building 9 for Veterans Transitional Housing Program

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Building 9 for Veterans Transitional Housing Program

"Being compassionate and having your heart in the work and doing what you promise is what has led to our success and allows the veterans to trust us," Ray Switzer, program manager at Building 9 for Veterans Transitional Housing Program. Physically, Building 9 is a 45,000 sq. ft. space located on

Downtown Tacoma living

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Downtown Tacoma living

According to a recent article in TIME magazine, there has been a dramatic shift in urban versus suburban living in the United States. Since 2011, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced suburban growth; in some areas, this growth was substantial. Urban hubs and downtown living offer much in

JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: February, 2014

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JBLM SPOUSE Magazine: February, 2014

Spouse magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint Base

The Meyers of McChord Field

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The Meyers of McChord Field

On McChord Field, there's a surname that might just be synonymous with pride and loyalty: Meyer. "We had met with recruiters from different branches and what drove us to the Air Force was a lasting, first impression - the recruiter was very professional and it won me over," explained Chief Master

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