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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

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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

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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

Figure out 'whodunnit' at the Club at McChord Field

Military Life

Figure out 'whodunnit' at the Club at McChord Field

What could be better than a spine-tingling murder mystery? And who doesn't enjoy an expertly prepared buffet dinner? What if there were a way to solve a whodunnit while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner at the same time? Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., the Club at McChord Field will provide

Free night for military

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Free night for military

Here's a "thanks for your service" with a buzz to it. Saturday, Oct. 10, there will be free admission for military families for a night of car racing at the Evergreen Speedway. They're calling it military appreciation night. Whether you're active-duty, retired or in the Reserves, admission is free for a military

Navigating the Tacoma Film Festival

South Sound Cinema

Navigating the Tacoma Film Festival

This year marks the 10th anniversary of what has now become the definitive film event in Tacoma: the Tacoma Film Festival. Since its humble beginnings a decade ago, the Tacoma Film Festival has grown into a globetrotting roundup of the best and the brightest in film, as well as stubbornly

The Head That Wouldn't Die! Redux

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The Head That Wouldn't Die! Redux

At the end of 2014, Theater Artists Olympia produced a musical comedy called The Head That Wouldn't Die! which was probably the biggest hit of the season if not the biggest hit of TAO's entire history. In my Dec. 9, 2014 review I wrote: Theater Artists Olympia's original musical The Head That

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