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Coloring Seattle beautiful

Arts

Coloring Seattle beautiful

Like his work, glass artist Dale Chihuly stands out in a crowd. With his black eyepatch and willful hair, he is Seattle's own fiery fusion of Picasso and Warhol. When he was growing up in Tacoma, his kindergarten teacher at Sheridan Elementary held up a ceramic pig Chihuly had adorned

Appreciation and free food

Features

Appreciation and free food

Being a successful small-business owner today is a huge risk; often times with very little reward. The competition from large, corporate chain stores and restaurants has forced local businesses across the Nation to close their doors. Though being able to say he owns several locally owned restaurants is a huge

Jazz up your drinks with festive cocktail napkins

Military Life

Jazz up your drinks with festive cocktail napkins

What's the best part about cocktail napkins (besides their obvious and basic functions, of course)? They are a simple, inexpensive and fun way to jazz up your beverages and the party table. And these days, cocktail napkins extend far beyond plain colors. Many have ornate designs, monograms, kitschy and fun sayings

Leave the cooking to someone else

Military Life

Leave the cooking to someone else

Dinners don't have to be difficult and stressful during this hectic and fast-paced time of year. For those who simply don't have the time to whip up a family feast, have circumstances that makes it more challenging to feed the crowd, or would rather just relax and leave the work to

Not your great grandmother's book club

Military Life

Not your great grandmother's book club

In 1941, the village of Lakewood did not yet have its own public library. What it did have was a group of 18 avid women readers who decided to replace their frequent trips into the downtown Tacoma library with a circulating book exchange they called the Friday Book Club. Their

Big military support event on Sunday

Military Life

Big military support event on Sunday

Love game shows? Better yet, love to win prizes for free? How about free coupons for bowling and Chick-Fil-A breakfast sandwiches? It's all available, at no charge, Sunday in Lakewood. The Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers, USAA and Lakewood Towne Center present a free and fun Military Game Show Party for

Career in wind

Jobs & Education

Career in wind

Let's go "up tower." We're going to wear work boots, cotton pants and shirt, and durable work gloves. Oh, and we cannot be afraid of heights. "This is about making a smooth transition from the military to a civilian job," Matt Barnes, training manager for Airstreams Renewables, Inc., and retired Command Sgt. Major

Tattoo removal offers hope of clean slate

Military Life

Tattoo removal offers hope of clean slate

You were in love. You knew it would last forever. You had her name tattooed over your heart. Only ... the relationship didn't last as long as the tattoo after all. Now you wish you could start with a clean slate. Well, thanks to the good folks at Serene Medical

Winning the job odds as a casino dealer

Jobs & Education

Winning the job odds as a casino dealer

So you just got out - or are getting out - after serving your country and you need a civilian job.  The idea of a 9 to 5 desk job shuffling papers from pile to pile, cubicle to cubicle seems like your personal vision of Hell.  You thrived on the

Spouse adventures

Military Life

Spouse adventures

Sometimes people can be a little hesitant to do things military-related. We've all heard the term "mandatory fun." Luckily, these tours sponsored by the Armed Forces Community Services are anything but stuffy or regimented, in fact, nothing about our trip felt military-related except for the survey at the end.   Monica

Private school like no other

Jobs & Education

Private school like no other

Walking through the massive front doors into Annie Wright Schools in Old Town, Tacoma, you notice an impressive stairwell directly in front of you, with a large portrait on the landing that you swear will animate and say something like, "Get in already! You'll be late!" Wandering the grounds, walkways

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