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Fun, games and trucks

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Fun, games and trucks

If you're looking for a fun family outing, then check out Lakewood's 9th annual Truck and Tractor Day, through Saturday. It's got trucks galore, from fire trucks to cement trucks to swat vehicles. Kids will be able to climb behind the steering wheels and have fun. There will be about 40

Best dining deal in T-Town

Features

Best dining deal in T-Town

Twenty-five restaurants are participating in Tacoma Restaurant Week April 10-14 and April 17-21, giving area foodies a chance to dine in the area's best restaurants for a lot less. They'll find such exciting creations on the three-course menus as Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos, Chicken El Gaucho, Grilled Elk, Blueberry & Goat Cheese

Indo Asian Street Eatery

Reviews

Indo Asian Street Eatery

Open for just a few months, Indo Asian Street Eatery already has a pretty steady following within the Stadium District community.  One look as you walk in, or even a glance at the simple and straight forward menu will tell you nearly everything you need to know.  The next thing

Low, orange skies

Music

Low, orange skies

There's an art to creating music mixes for Halloween. First off, if you're going to include "Monster Mash," then you need to be able to back it up. Either commit to the idea of novelty songs soundtracking your Halloween season, or surround Bobby "Boris" Pickett's with truly terrifying fair. From

Another pop-up show

Arts

Another pop-up show

B2 Gallery is jam-packed with art for its fall pop-up show. Pop-ups? It's a new thing instituted at B2 this summer where, between the main or regular shows, they have exhibitions that are up for a shorter duration and sometimes with art that is priced more reasonably. They're like the

Recent Tragic Events at Harlequin

Stage

Recent Tragic Events at Harlequin

Harlequin Productions' latest show, Recent Tragic Events, is one of the strangest shows I've seen in quite some time. It is billed as a comedy, and there is a lot of humor in it - insanely absurd humor - but it also addresses horrifying events and emotions in an intelligent

Art for the non-artsy

Arts

Art for the non-artsy

Recall that magic time when you were 7. You had a new box of crayons, with pristine, gorgeous tips. A book was presented, and a choir of angels might have sung because neither the scrawls of siblings nor frienemies sullied the pages.  You looked at, and selected colors like Sky

Event honors Gold Star mothers and families

News Front

Event honors Gold Star mothers and families

Almost one hundred years ago, Grace Darling Siebold sent a son off to war. That son never returned. Originally notified that her son, George, was missing in action, Grace began to frequently visit the military hospital, hoping to find her child among the injured. While she was there, Grace began helping

Top five haunting experiences

Attractions

Top five haunting experiences

Ahh, October.  It's the month of Pumpkin Spice lattes, sexy Donald Trump costumes and extended darkness.  And in that darkness, past the somewhat safe, flickering lights of leering Jack o' lanterns, lurks the unknown.  Ghosts, ghouls, the dead, the undead: These are just a sampling of the entities that will

Fighting for homeless female veterans

News

Fighting for homeless female veterans

The veteran community is changing. Women are taking a much more active role in the military, with more jobs opening up to female servicemembers. Combat positions are gradually opening up to female applicants, though several women have already received awards for bravery in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, many women

Free dental service for veterans

Benefits & Deals

Free dental service for veterans

Each and every day, Americans look for ways to show their gratitude towards veterans who have served our country proudly. On Veterans Day, many businesses and families look for ways to give back to our military. The thought of just how to give back has also been on the minds

Mistakes to avoid when applying for a VA home loan

Military Life

Mistakes to avoid when applying for a VA home loan

Qualifying for a Veterans Administration (VA) home loan to purchase a house, surprisingly, isn't a 100-percent guarantee. The number of people who don't qualify for a VA home loan because of financial missteps is high, said Brooke Villano, branch manager of Veteran's Lending Group in Puyallup. "It's a common problem that we

A million dollar life

Military Life

A million dollar life

The views from this house are like sampling a good whiskey - intoxicating. Built on 10 acres in Noble Ridge outside of Graham, this home features 5,133 square feet of Venetian elegance. "From every window is a view of the Northwest," said Teresa Goelzer, who with husband, Chad, is the agent for

Carpeting your castle

Benefits & Deals

Carpeting your castle

Sometimes, a house is more than just a house - it's a castle. Since April, Air Force veteran Pat Aschlimen and his wife, Doris, have donned the slogan, "Let Us Carpet Your Castle," for their business, PDQ Flooring. Bringing samples of wood, vinyl, laminate and carpet to the customer, and then ordering

Haunted Asylum on McChord guaranteed to scare

Military Life

Haunted Asylum on McChord guaranteed to scare

If you're in need of a good scare this Halloween, the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron on McChord Field will present the Haunted Asylum from 6-11 p.m., Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-31, at 543 Barnes Boulevard, across from the McChord Exchange. All ages are welcome. Attendees will do a 15-minute tour through

The Shadow revealed

News Front

The Shadow revealed

The Shadow knows! For those of us of a certain age, the first three words of this article allude to The Shadow, a collection of crime fighting, 1930s pulp novels. The series' hero was a World War I hero named Kent Allard, a shadowy character who dressed in a slop-brimmed hat and

Meet Washington National Guard's new senior enlisted advisor

News Front

Meet Washington National Guard's new senior enlisted advisor

"There is no better candidate in the state to undertake this demanding joint assignment," Washington Air National Guard Commander, Brigadier General John Tuohy said.  "Chief Almond will continue to guide our enlisted corps in her new position and will bring unity of effort to the Washington Army and Air National

South Sound costume parties

Bars & Clubs

South Sound costume parties

You live for this time of year, where you can dress up as bacon (or sexy bacon?) and wander the streets incognito, becoming your extroverted alter ego for just one night. And as long as you're abandoning all inhibitions, you might as well have a good time and maybe -

Second attempt

Reviews

Second attempt

Ever have one of those days where your brain simply doesn't cooperate with the rest of your body? Well, me too. In fact, something happened on the way to The Forum in downtown Tacoma a few weeks ago. After immersing myself in the historic Olympus Hotel, enjoying a few drinks

Gig Harbor Gondola

Outdoors

Gig Harbor Gondola

The Puget Sound is filled with opportunities to go on sailboats, cruises, ferries, kayaks and all kinds of other watercraft, but there is only one Venetian gondola plying the waters of the Sound - and it's docked on the shores of Gig Harbor. Headed up by John "Cinque" Synco, Gig Harbor

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