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Visual Edge: 'Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition' at B2

Arts

Visual Edge: 'Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition' at B2

"Ahoy, A Maritime Exhibition" at B2 Gallery features paintings of ships and boats and people at work on the water by Mary Pacios, Susanna Rodriguez, James Cole and Austin Dwyer. In many ways, Dwyer dominates the show, due to his technical skill and the high drama of his work. But his

A Life in the Theatre

Stage

A Life in the Theatre

Theater-goers accustomed to the intense drama of David Mamet plays such as Oleanna and Glengarry Glen Ross might be surprised at his A Life in the Theatre, a small play in which the less is said, the more is implied, a bittersweet comic drama that runs about  an hour and

Season of Strangers and their distorted wall of sound

Music

Season of Strangers and their distorted wall of sound

Even though it shouldn't be, it's a surprise when a musician takes a new direction. We've been conditioned to think of artists in one way or another, so any stray movement is met with derision and disbelief. Straying from what we perceive as an artist's sweet spot is a controversial

Join the Lego Club

Arts

Join the Lego Club

Every kid loves Legos - those fantastically versatile, brightly colored interlocking little blocks that hurt like nobody's business when you step on them in the dark. Even so, parents love them, too, for the hours of creative play they provide. And how many architects and engineers launched their start building

Helping military veterans

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Helping military veterans

It's their way of saying thanks. Several local businesses have launched a "Veterans Matter" campaign that's aimed at helping military vets transition from the armed services to civilian life. Nuart Media Group (NMG) has organized the campaign and wants to raise funds that would go toward organizations and businesses that support the

Boxing on the Joint Base

Military Life

Boxing on the Joint Base

Going to war can be hard on the body, mind and spirit of the soldier and his or her spouse and children. Derrick Bostic, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, said he knows this all too well from personal experience. "I'm on my third marriage," he said. "When you look at

JBLM cake

Military Life

JBLM cake

Cake is a central fixture at all kinds of events and important milestones in life. From birthday parties to weddings to grand balls, cake is there helping to ring in the occasion. After all, a cookie is a cookie, but both cake décor and flavor can be customized to any

Remembering the fallen

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Remembering the fallen

In the very back row of chairs sat Albert Cortes. I sat down next to him. "I feel I should be here to pay my respects," the veteran of the Korean War and 21 years of service quietly said to me. "There are guys here who gave their lives for us, and

Biking, hiking and climbing with and for veterans

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Biking, hiking and climbing with and for veterans

On Memorial Day, Doug Jones, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, was in the midst of 21 repetitions of box jumps at Iron Bar Gym in Puyallup. Right along beside him was Lisa Gower doing burpees. Jones and Gower were just two of thousands of people nationwide who took part

New resources for vets in Thurston County

Benefits & Deals

New resources for vets in Thurston County

Veterans, whether old timers or recently discharged and living in Thurston County can look forward to a wide range of new services available to them. "There are a lot of big changes coming for vets," said Lou McElroy, chairperson of the Thurston County Veterans' council. For starters, the Tacoma and Federal Way

Soldier racing for Army

News Front

Soldier racing for Army

Maj. Eric Reid will represent Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a member of the All Army Triathlon team from June 4-8 at the Armed Forces Championship in Hammond, Indiana. An officer with the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, this will be his third year participating in the event. Reid said he's always had

Kids gallery

Arts

Kids gallery

Are you running out of wall space for your child's artistic creations? Have papers covered with colorful crayon images covering every horizontal surface throughout your home? Can't bring yourself to toss any of junior's masterpieces? Here's a cool alternative to the recycling bin: Opening in June, the Young At Art Gallery,

Got your goat?

Features

Got your goat?

Since the dawn of Christianity, goats - those cute, prancing Capra aegagrus hircu we love to pet at the Puyallup Fair - have walked this earth as known associates of the Devil. In the Middle Ages, goats whispered lewd innuendos into the ears of innocent Saints. Thor stabled them to

Dirty Oscar's menu is unstoppable

Reviews

Dirty Oscar's menu is unstoppable

Cruising down Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, you will pass restaurant after restaurant, but tucked in on the corner of 6th Ave. and one of the many side alleys in Tacoma, you might miss Dirty Oscar's Annex if you're not paying attention. There's not a lot to look at when you

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