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American Legion Post 138 salutes Veterans Day

Veterans Day

American Legion Post 138 salutes Veterans Day

Honor is both a noun and a verb that has the same meaning - to show great respect. It's also a word that veterans understand implicitly. "Veterans Day is about honoring those who have served," commented Army veteran Hector Rolon-Hernandez as we sat at a small table just inside the front door

What happened to the marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima?

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What happened to the marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima?

The photograph of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima is one of the most reproduced in world history.  Also, the Iwo Jima statue, which is based on that photograph, at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial outside Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., is the largest bronze sculpture in existence. Thirty-two

Veteran Mel Wilson invents Outdoor Sleeves

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Veteran Mel Wilson invents Outdoor Sleeves

As a 91-year-old World War II vet who once flew P-39s, no one would blame Mel Wilson for just sitting back and doing nothing. But Wilson, following the old adage "use it or lose it," keeps on doing, filling his days with chores and activities. "When you do nothing, then you grow

Veterans Day true or false

Veterans Day

Veterans Day true or false

We'll take Military Rumors for $200, Alex. During the past few years, the Internet has been buried in a blizzard of myths, legends and bizarre rumors about the U.S. military.  Some of these even turn out to be true. How good are you at separating the real from the hoax?  Here

United for Military Families

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United for Military Families

Rally Point 6 bills itself as the state's largest one-stop resource center for transitioning military servicemembers, National Guard, reservists and military families. United Way of Pierce County's South Sound 2-1-1 is a phone line headed up by United Way of Pierce County for Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties that connects

Army Retirement Series: Planning for retirement money

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Army Retirement Series: Planning for retirement money

As we creep closer to my husband's retirement next summer, I'll tell you what weighs most on our mind: money. Dinero, mullah, scratch. Trust me, you start to worry about it. Maybe you have been all along. But suddenly it hits you that your (or your spouse's) retirement check will barely

Haub Family Collection of Western American Art at Tacoma Art Museum

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Haub Family Collection of Western American Art at Tacoma Art Museum

It's here at last - the brand new Haub Family Collection of Western American Art in the new galleries designed by Olson Kundig Architects - open to the public at the grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 15. The new wing doubles the museum's gallery space and places the Tacoma Art

Largest intelligence training ops held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Largest intelligence training ops held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Intelligence drives combat operations and their outcomes. Gathering and then understanding knowledge about the enemy - his capabilities and limitations - plays a major role in determining the outcome of an operation. "Intelligence drives our requirements, how we execute a mission that provides intelligence to higher command," commented Capt. Jason Harrington in

Edgy Olympia art gallery full of ceramic children with iPhones

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Edgy Olympia art gallery full of ceramic children with iPhones

Over the past year Salon Refu has established itself as the edgiest art gallery in Olympia, if not the edgiest south of Seattle. But being in the avant-garde is not enough for gallery owner Susan Christian; she also insists that the art in her gallery be skillfully crafted - no

Americans freed by North Korean

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Americans freed by North Korean

The long wait for the families of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller officially ended Nov. 8 when the two men stepped off their plane onto the tarmac at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, after being imprisoned in North Korea. James Clapper, U.S. director of National Intelligence went to Pyongyang, North Korea

Wednesday, Nov. 19: Vince Brown

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Wednesday, Nov. 19: Vince Brown

Vince Brown is no stranger to string swing fans in the Northwest. He plays western swing style take-off guitar with Red Brown & the Tune Stranglers; strums guitar and tenor banjo with the gypsy swing band Hot Club Sandwich; he's half of Red and Ruby - a swing duo project

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Wed night Irish Session. 7:00- 930. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub

Tuesday, Nov. 18: Dennis Hastings Quartet

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Tuesday, Nov. 18: Dennis Hastings Quartet

Olympia Latin-American jazz progenitor Steven Luceno has added his bass talent to many a project over the last 40 years, including the beloved Ocho Pies as well as Obrador, Bert Wilson, John Stowell, Joe Baque and Dennis Hastings. Luceno is a bona fide master of his art form and will

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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, Nov. 17, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Nov. 17, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day. 8 pm. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uke-Olympians. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway.

Sunday, Nov. 16: Seattle Pro Musica Christmas

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Sunday, Nov. 16: Seattle Pro Musica Christmas

Christmas is coming! You can tell because Sirius radio has turned the holiday carols switch on. Get into the Yuletide spirit early with Christmas carols by Karen Thomas and Seattle Pro Musica. Seattle Pro Musica, one of America's best choirs, brings a Gallic flair to Christmas with Christmas motets by Poulenc

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Page St Café Olympia - Westside. Lowest Pair - Music is the Bridge - The Affordable Uke Act, the first annual fundraiser for OlyEcosystems. 5-8 p.m. $10-$20 on a sliding scale. BLUES Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted

Saturday, Nov. 15: "All Your Friend's Friends" Album Release Party

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Saturday, Nov. 15: "All Your Friend's Friends" Album Release Party

Olympia producer Smoke M2D6 raided the archives of legendary alternative record label K Records to put out an album of Pacific Northwest MCs rapping over K Records artists. The resulting compilation, All Your Friend's Friends, is gearing up for an album release show in Olympia. "(Eprhyme and I) got to

Saturday, Nov. 15: Velocity

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Saturday, Nov. 15: Velocity

Velocity will come forth onto Doyle's Public House and there bestowed unto their faithful fans a glorious bounty of fusion and funk, powered with Galactic grooves and Latin spice. And the people will be thankful, and there was much rejoicing, for Velocity - lead composer/pianist Peter Adams, drum maverick Brian

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

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Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar:

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Miles & Karina. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. Gig Harbor Boat Shop Gig Harbor. Eli West. 5-7 pm. $20, or $15 for Boat Shop members; $10 kids 12 and younger. BLUES B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Richard

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