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Remembering those who gave their lives

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Remembering those who gave their lives

Formerly known as Decoration Day, the last Monday in May has come to be known as Memorial Day, a day for remembering those who have died, specifically those who have died in the service of their nation. It is a time for our nation to remember, reflect and heal. For decades,

Hunt in the Harbor

Outdoors

Hunt in the Harbor

Are you looking for a fun Memorial Day Activity? Would you like to explore the lovely little town of Gig Harbor? Tom Taylor Family YMCA, in partnership with MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, Olympic Property Group, Columbia Bank, and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, presents the Gig Harbor Street Scramble, Saturday,

Shrimpfest time

Features

Shrimpfest time

Benjamin Buford Blue, otherwise known as Bubba to Forrest Gump fans, was right: "Shrimp is the fruit of the sea." And Phil Thenstedt, organizer of ShrimpFest, says Bubba would love the festival this weekend in Brinnon. The Hood Canal's famous spot shrimp will be star of the festival, which runs from 10

Waves of chocolate

Features

Waves of chocolate

Whether it's a date night or girls night out that you seek, you can hardly go wrong with wine and chocolate - the pillars of any evening on the town worth its salt. Fortunately for all, Waves of Perfection is here to turn the afternoon of May 23 into an

Italian around the corner

Reviews

Italian around the corner

Italian food sometimes appears to be around just about every corner, but knowing which corner to turn is the tricky part. Do I want it fast? Do I want it authentic? Do I want it cheap? Finding all of these in one place would be molto bello! And Pellegrino's in

Living A Life in the Theatre

Stage

Living A Life in the Theatre

Sitting in the corner of my room, in a box I've yet to unpack in my relatively new place, is a copy of the scripts for two David Mamet plays: Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations. I picked the copy up at a used book store over a

Grey matter

Music

Grey matter

As I've said before, my taste in music, like most people's, was vastly shaped by my parents. When they couldn't decide between exposing me to Bread and Carole King (my mom's soft-rock preference) or Gentle Giant and King Crimson (my dad's proggy wheelhouse), they settled on oldies, which is where

"Boycott" opens in Olympia

Arts

"Boycott" opens in Olympia

The featured art exhibition at Obsidian Café in Olympia is "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," a traveling poster exhibit of 58 posters highlighting diverse historical boycott movements from Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott that fired up the civil rights movement in the 1950s to today's Palestinian call

Go to Manufacturing school

Jobs & Education

Go to Manufacturing school

Fundamentals shape destinies. For many members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community transitioning from active-duty to civilian duty, understanding the basics of the career they want to pursue is vital. "The program we're in here at Clover Park Technical College is about fundamentals, the basics," explained Spc. Jeff Rosser, 2nd Battalion, 1st

Ready to move off base?

Military Life

Ready to move off base?

To many military personnel living on base at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the goal of one day living off base in a home of their own may appear first like a pipedream. But Josh Westmark, a branch manager at Academy Mortgage in Federal Way, and John Harris, a loan officer at Bay

Servicemember to private eye

Military Life

Servicemember to private eye

Brian Spiegel once sailed ships then docked that career, discovering he had a talent for following people on dry land. He is the owner and CEO of Cyber Investigative Agency, a private investigations company based in Olympia. "I was a G5," he said. "I've had close to fifty jobs in my

Offering counsel, support to families

News

Offering counsel, support to families

In times of horrific tragedy and grief, volunteer chaplains assigned to police and fire departments are often called to counsel families in their most trying moments. Where many would rather turn away, chaplains are tasked to offer pastoral support and aid in extreme crisis calls. Since 2003, the DuPont Police Department has

“The American Soldier” comes to Washington State History Museum

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“The American Soldier” comes to Washington State History Museum

The rise in popularity of photography as both an art form and as a means of reporting on and archiving historical events coincided with the American Civil War, the first major war to be extensively photographed. Photographers such as Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Timothy O'Sullivan brought the gritty reality of

New club in Town

Music

New club in Town

With pro lighting, sound and fog machine, professional musicians and amateur singers forged together on stage to create renditions of everything from Tool to country and R&B, and even Disney's Frozen anthem, "Let it Go." This was the scene on a recent Wednesday at The Town, Tacoma's newest venue. The 7,000-square-foot space,

Mr. McChord retires

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Mr. McChord retires

Everyone knows Jonathan Harris. Case in point.  Lt. Col. Anna Sullivan, public affairs officer at McChord's 446th Airlift Wing, sat on a deserted South Pacific island several years ago when a man approached from down the beach.  Too awkward not to say something, seeing the two of them were the only

Toast the troops

Bars & Clubs

Toast the troops

It can be fun, but drinking beer isn't usually considered a way to help others. It can be, though, if the brew you choose is Homefront IPA. All proceeds from the India pale ale, brewed by Fremont Brewing Co. and nine other breweries around the country, go to nonprofit organizations that

JBLM Boss host survival race competition this summer

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JBLM Boss host survival race competition this summer

Do you watch disaster prepping television shows? Are you ready for a post-apocalypse scenario? Do you have a pantry stocked with enough food to feed a literal small army? Is your survival expertise unmatched? Or do you just want to test your survival skills? This summer, active-duty servicemembers will go up

Wear blue remembers

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Wear blue remembers

Run. Honor. Remember. That's the motto of the group wear blue: run to remember, and that's exactly what many runners did Memorial Day at PowderWorks Park in DuPont.  Families, soldiers and community members gathered at 9 a.m. Monday morning to pay respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The

Fairy block party

Arts

Fairy block party

Ah, spring! It's when our thoughts turn to things like baseball, gardening, cookouts and long sunny days. If your thoughts also turn to things like fairies, dragons, magic and make believe, you're going to want to mark your calendar for May 30. Beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 7 p.m.,

Documentary festival at Olympia Film Society

South Sound Cinema

Documentary festival at Olympia Film Society

It used to be that documentaries were the medicine you took to feel better about seeing untold quantities of garbage at the movie theater. Documentaries were like Flintstone vitamins to make us feel better about seeing whatever Nicolas Cage action abomination came roaring through the cinema. Slowly, though, people like

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