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Bars & Clubs

Food, football and fun

When it comes to football season, even casual sports fans appreciate good food, fans and atmosphere - and finding the right spot to watch the game can be half the fun. For casual and hardcore enthusiasts alike, here are a few favorite bars and restaurants in the South Sound to keep

Army trains to beat Navy

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Army trains to beat Navy

There will be no TV cameras, no national audience watching every long pass, every touchdown, every tackle. But there will be the same want-to-win intensity when this version of the Army-Navy game kicks off Dec. 11 at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton. "This game means a lot," said Tuavares Henriquez, who'll coach

Suicides kill more than combat

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Suicides kill more than combat

Don't be afraid to reach out. That was the overarching message of this year's Suicide Stand Down Day event, hosted by the Washington National Guard's Joint Services Support Directorate (JSS) and Suicide Prevention Program. "Nothing is worse to us than a loss by suicide," said Washington National Guard Adjutant General, Major

JBLM soldier at games

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JBLM soldier at games

Vietnamese troops stood side by side Sept. 29 with U.S. servicemembers, including Capt. Andrew Hyres from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, at the opening ceremony of Mungyeong Athlete's Village as delegations began arriving here for the Military World Games. More than 6,000 athletes from 103 nations will participate in the 6th Conseil International

Tacoma Arts Month

Arts

Tacoma Arts Month

Who doesn't love an entire month devoted to the arts? October in Tacoma is Arts Month and it's all inclusive fun. Tacoma Arts Month begins, as such things should, with a party. In this case, the opening night gala will be held in Tacoma's historic Armory, 715 S. 11th St., at

Tricks and reads

Arts

Tricks and reads

It's hard to say whether kids or adults get more excited about the Day of the Dead. It's the one night of the year when everyone feels entirely comfortable schlepping around suburban neighborhoods dressed in a cosplay outfit. The kids are stuck wearing spectral sheets and plastic masks, but we

White Horse in Olympia

South Sound Cinema

White Horse in Olympia

You've probably heard the ancient tale of Pheidippides, an Athenian herald in handmade sandals who ran 25 miles home to the Acropolis from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., thereby reporting Greek victory over the Persians. You may not know he accomplished this shortly after sprinting the 150-mile round

Go inside The Vault

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Go inside The Vault

The great thing about a city that thrived in the pre-WW2 era is that there are great old buildings that are being utilized as condos, studios and restaurants all over town. This makes for some venues that draw people in for the old timey feel, and if you add quality

Circle of Friends

Arts

Circle of Friends

If there are noticeable similarities between the works by the half-dozen artists now on view at Fulcrum Gallery, it is because they are friends who met while living in New York in the early 2000s and have continued to influence each other since - Patrick Berran, Ben Grasso, Jean Pierre

Calendar Girls live

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Calendar Girls live

Calendar Girls, adapted by Tim Firth from the movie of the same name, is a sweet and frothy comedy with a heartfelt underlying theme of self-acceptance and caring for others. Chris (Kathy Harris) and her best friend, Annie (Jane Brody), are fed up with the leadership style of the president of

An impossible beauty

Music

An impossible beauty

There's a little-seen but eminently watchable movie from 2013 called Grand Piano. The film, framed as a sort of cross between Speed, Phone Booth, and the most stressful recital you've ever seen, stars Elijah Wood as a concert pianist who spent years in seclusion following a poor performance of a

Treasure hunting in Puyallup

Military Life

Treasure hunting in Puyallup

Countless treasures are what one can expect to find while browsing the plethora of quaint shops in Historical Downtown Puyallup's Antique District. Whether lining shelves or lying in wait behind glass display cabinets, objects beckon for patron appreciation; each item has a story to tell.          There are six shops

History, mis-history and mystery aboard the USS Turner Joy

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History, mis-history and mystery aboard the USS Turner Joy

You expect certain things from a naval museum. History. War stories. And ships; of course, you expect to see drawings of ships, models of ships, and facts and figures about ships. You get all this when you go to a certain museum in Bremerton, but you get so much more.

Ombudsman Appreciation Ball

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Ombudsman Appreciation Ball

When asked how important Ombudsmen really are to the Navy, NBK Ombudsman Coordinator Yasmeen Sabir quickly and emphatically replies, "They are imperative. Before the Ombudsman Program was created, there were so many terrible problems within Navy families. Families had no one to go to for help with marital issues, financial

Housing for homeless veterans proposed

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Housing for homeless veterans proposed

There's a project afoot in Tacoma that brings to mind the saying, "it takes a village," a proverb that usually refers to a community of individuals pitching in to help raise a child.  In the case of the as-yet-unnamed housing project proposed for veterans and their families struggling with homelessness,

The top 24 percent

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The top 24 percent

A soldier tossed a smoke grenade into a shallow hole. There was a pop, a fizz, and then whitish grey smoke. A moment later, another soldier moving carefully down a trail, detected the noise and smoke. Within seconds dense, yellow smoke engulfed him. The soldier reacted to the simulated chemical attack.  Not

Real golfers play in the dark

Military Life

Real golfers play in the dark

Though fall has crept upon us, Whispering Firs Golf Course, located on McChord Field, is bringing back "Hot Summer Nights". The unique golf tournament, which had been scheduled for earlier in the year will surely challenge all golfers in an extremely fun and unique way. With the implementation of LED

McChord airman using GoFundMe to reunite his family

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McChord airman using GoFundMe to reunite his family

GoFundMe is a crowdsourcing website that has revolutionized the way people raise money. It has been used to fund everything from small business startups and product launches to medical treatments and charitable campaigns. Now, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord airman is using it to try to reunite his family. When Staff Sgt. Sam

Lots to do at the Tillicum Library

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Lots to do at the Tillicum Library

The early morning chill and pumpkin flavored everything are sure signs that fall has officially arrived. Just because it is sweater weather, doesn't mean that local establishments have stopped offering free activities that were overly abundant during the summer months. There is still plenty to do if you know where

Olympia Brewer brand BEST in World

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Olympia Brewer brand BEST in World

(This just arrived from Fish Tale Brewery in Olympia): Olympia, WA – October 5, 2015 – Fish Tale Ale’s Beyond the Pale Ale, produced by Fish Brewing Co in Olympia, WA was named the 2015 World’s Best Beer by the World Beer Awards. To receive this award, the beer was first

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