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Great volunteers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Great volunteers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

According to a report released earlier in 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 62.6 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2012 and September 2013. Sadly, that number is down from previous tallies over the last decade, however, in certain sectors, like

I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza talks about the future

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I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza talks about the future

For the next couple of years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's future looks good. "Right now, we've been given great resources," Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps newest commanding general, said yesterday morning during a round table discussion with local media held at Bronson Hall. "The question becomes, where do we go in 2016

Exteme couponer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Exteme couponer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

"The Single Soldier Project has another 100 single soldiers, from 555th Engineer Brigade, returning from Afghanistan in June and we want to be ready for them," said Denise Dhane, who spearheads the operation for the DuPont subchapter of the Association of the United States Army. The Single Soldier Project was instituted

Fashion show benefit for Ms. Wheelchair America Jennifer Adams

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Fashion show benefit for Ms. Wheelchair America Jennifer Adams

South Puget Sound resident, Ms. Wheelchair America 2014 titleholder, motivational speaker, disability advocate, author and businesswoman Jennifer Adams is positively unstoppable. Born only with partial limbs, Adams has been an inspiration, a beacon of hope and an energetic advocate and educator in the disabled community and beyond. Her accomplishments are awe-inspiring. Adams

Urban Spelunker: Tacoma's Ruston Way Waterfront

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Urban Spelunker: Tacoma's Ruston Way Waterfront

Ruston Way instantly calls forth memories of sea-breeze blown hair, "Summer Time" blaring on the radio and Tacomans arriving en mass to cruise, stroll and pass around a ball or Frisbee of sorts. This scenic strip allows dog walkers, joggers, diners and cruisers to take in majestic views of Commencement

62nd Airlift Wing officer named to 2015 Olmsted Scholar Program

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62nd Airlift Wing officer named to 2015 Olmsted Scholar Program

On March 20, the Olmsted Scholar Program announced the names of five Air Force officers who would join the Olmsted class of 2015. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field's own Capt. Melissa Dombrock, a C-17 pilot with the 62nd Airlift Wing, was one of those five. The program, sponsored by the George

Theater Review: Olympia Little Theatre présente un ménage de quatre

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Theater Review: Olympia Little Theatre présente un ménage de quatre

The Guinness Book of World Records says Marc Camoletti's Boeing-Boeing (1960) is the French play most often produced around the world. I suggest Cyrano de Bergerac holds the title; but if I'm wrong, I can live with it. Either way, it's easy to see from Olympia Little Theatre's production (of

96th Military Engagement Team born to facilitate from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

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96th Military Engagement Team born to facilitate from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

The Washington Army National Guard's 96th Military Engagement Team (MET), which is currently based out of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, may have less than 30 soldiers, but its accomplishments within the U.S. Army Central Command's (ARCENT) geographical area to promote regional security and stability cannot be quantified. The 96th MET primarily deals

Through April 13: "Boeing Boeing"

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Through April 13: "Boeing Boeing"

Somewhere along the way, Boeing Boeing lost its hyphen, but never lost a distinctly French, laissez-faire attitude toward sex and romance. Zach Holstine plays Bernard, in this version an American in Paris, who's happy to provide temporary lodgings for a visiting Wisconsin friend, Robert (Ken Luce). Robert is

Theater Review: A solid rendition of a troubling "La Mancha"

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Theater Review: A solid rendition of a troubling "La Mancha"

I resolved to read Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote (1615) after the World Library declared it the "best literary work ever written," praising it above the book of Job, the Odyssey, and Hamlet. It took a year to complete my quest. In English translation, the novel runs to 391,000 words,

Friday, April 4: America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

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Friday, April 4: America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

Some say that size doesn't matter. Tell that to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, which is hosting a six-week-long program series with an insanely-lengthy title, "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway." Each week, the AM:AFHoOPMfBtBtB (which, by the way,

Wednesday, April 2: "Rowing Into The Son" Reading

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Wednesday, April 2: "Rowing Into The Son" Reading

On June 10, 2006, college friends Dylan LeValley, Greg Spooner, Brad Vickers and Jordan Hanssen stepped into a 29-foot rowboat as the only American competitors in the first North Atlantic Rowing Race, pulling across the northern ocean. From the first dreams of race planning to heaving through ocean waves, Rowing

Wednesday, April 2, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub

Tuesday, April 1: "The Mushroom Hunters"

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Tuesday, April 1: "The Mushroom Hunters"

Just look at us South Sounders, would you? Are we not the most adorable creatures ever? The most perplexed and beautiful and yes, sometimes, lost? Look at us, with our mountains and our mushrooms. Mushrooms? Surely you have trudged through the forest on a damp, cold day, its dreariness punctuated

Tuesday, April 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, March 31: Spring Break Superstars

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Monday, March 31: Spring Break Superstars

There are nature people, and there are not-nature people. But a not-nature person living in a place such as Washington state is sort of a tragedy. Something should be done about this - a slow transition to the outdoors. Just think of the world beyond your walls as a gigantic,

Monday, March 31, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, March 31, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES The Hub Tacoma - Stadium District. Bar Bingo. Cash prizes. 6-8 pm. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma

Sunday, March 30: Romantics vs. Cynics Poetry Slam & Lyrical Jam

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Sunday, March 30: Romantics vs. Cynics Poetry Slam & Lyrical Jam

Most people recognize Mark Pickerel's name from his drumming with Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner and Mark Lanegan in this little band from Ellensburg you may have heard of called the Screaming Trees, but in reality he's done much more than man the skins for the band that crafted "Sweet

Sunday, March 30, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, March 30, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Chris Stevens. 7 pm. NC. Temple Theatre Ballroom Tacoma - Stadium District. Mitch Reems Benefit Show

Saturday, March 29: Dockyard Derby Dames Season 8, Bout 5

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Saturday, March 29: Dockyard Derby Dames Season 8, Bout 5

The appeal of roller derby for onlookers is sort of similar to that insane, vicarious excitement many experience through watching ultimate fighting, only these tough ladies are on skates, and they're going really-really fast. The four roller derby teams that call Dockyard Derby Dames home will be battling against each

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