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ACU goes big for military families with annual Turkey Shoot

Military Life

ACU goes big for military families with annual Turkey Shoot

America's Credit Union's 15th annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament may not have broken any records, it may not have been televised, and may not have brought in any top-ranked golfers, but what it was able to accomplish will last a lifetime. Golfers and corporate sponsors alike flocked to Eagle's Pride

Dancing the night away on Veterans Day

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Dancing the night away on Veterans Day

Dancing, good drinks and food and good conversation, made for a banner evening on Nov. 11 at Patriot's Landing in DuPont as residents, active-duty soldiers and airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and community members, came together to celebrate Veterans Day. "Veterans Day is a huge day for our community," said Karen

Skate to live music in T-Town

Music

Skate to live music in T-Town

Now in its fifth year, Polar Plaza is known for its open-air skating rink in downtown Tacoma; but this icy arena is so much more than a place to don your mittens and take a spill on the ice. Polar Plaza is also a sweet, little concert venue. That's right

Olympia's Story Slam

Stage

Olympia's Story Slam

StoryOly premiered its monthly Story Slam Tuesday of last week with a dozen funny, poignant, and in at least one instance harrowing stories told by local storytellers. StoryOly is a project of Olympia Actor's League, hosted by Elizabeth Lord and produced by Amy Shephard. Community members come together every month

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Comedian marks anniversary of attack

Ten years ago, on Nov. 20, 2005, the assistant manager of a Tacoma Mall knife shop was making a routine trip to the bank for a deposit when he heard the unmistakable sounds of gunfire. Armed, he attempted to locate and stop the shooter. Unfortunately, the shooter found him first.

A Murder for Old Time's Sake

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A Murder for Old Time's Sake

Presented by Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen and Open Road Productions, A Murder for Old Time's Sake is a musical murder mystery dinner theater extravaganza that just might have you laughing so hard you spit out your Tuscan Pork Loin (or Parsnip Steak Marsala). It's funny; it's got great music, and a

Susan Christian's sticks at Salon Refu

Arts

Susan Christian's sticks at Salon Refu

Susan Christian paints patterns on sticks, and then she props them against walls or lays them on floors or puts them together in relatively rectangular shapes and hangs them like traditional modernist paintings. She's even been known to take photos of them lodged among branches in trees. To some people,

Her Aim is True

South Sound Cinema

Her Aim is True

Saturday, the Rialto will host a double feature of two Tacoma-centric music documentaries. In Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble, you'll see - among many other things in a wildly kinetic time capsule of ‘80s Tacoma rock - Bon Von Wheelie, drummer for Girl Trouble. In the film, she

The good sound

Music

The good sound

Unless you're a bigger band geek than most, the word euphonium likely means nothing to you. It derives from the Greek euphonos, meaning "of good sound." It's essentially a little baritone tuba that hails from the 1840s in Germany. Depending on where you live, a euphonium player may be referred

Brothers in arms

Music

Brothers in arms

In the late ‘60s, there existed a band consisting of three sisters: Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin. Dubbed the Shaggs, to take advantage of the popularity of a then-current hairdo, the band was assembled by their tyrannical father, who was told by his mother on her deathbed that the girls

Thanksgiving season mountainside

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Thanksgiving season mountainside

The Mt. Rainier region is a mountainous wonderland like no other. Mt. Rainier is home to a national park, seven wilderness areas, three national forests, and delightful surrounding towns and communities. Even better? The mountain is literally in our own backyard. And that is something to be thankful for. With the Thanksgiving season

JBLM spouse belts it

Military Life

JBLM spouse belts it

At the tender age of 7 years old, Celeste Betton began singing at her local church in Alabama without any clue as to where her voice was going to lead her in the future. Fast-forward to today, and Betton finds herself as a mother of three, Army wife currently residing

A gathering of eagles

News Front

A gathering of eagles

The eagles gathered for lunch. Known for its keen eyes, courage and strength, the eagle is a perfect symbol for the level and strength of volunteerism in the surrounding communities that support Joint Base Lewis-McChord. To celebrate this spirit of giving back, an inaugural Ranger newspaper Heroes Lunch took place last Thursday

Chinese Army on base

News Front

Chinese Army on base

It's not that I don't like American cigarettes, I'm just not used to them," a Chinese officer told a U.S. marine major through an interpreter. The two were chatting after lunch during last week's joint Disaster Management Exchange at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that paired up U.S. troops with the Chinese

Giving thanks

News Front

Giving thanks

About a dozen-and-a-half people stepped out of a small bus, walked to the back of a truck and began unloading turkeys. In minutes, 22 turkeys had been off-loaded and were headed into the 16th Combat Aviation Battalion's headquarters. "This is a small way to give back," Steve Bevins said, as he laid

Giving Tuesday and female veterans

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Giving Tuesday and female veterans

Serendipity is a wonderful thing. Coined by Horace Walpole in 1754, the word references a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip, in which the princes were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of." Carry Me Productions' (CMP) "Operation Homes for Heroes"

Santa and breakfast

News Front

Santa and breakfast

If you like pancakes, Santa and the military, then this event is for you. Calling it "Santa Supports Our Troops" day, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) DuPont sub chapter will host a pancake breakfast on Nov. 28. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at McNamara's Pub and Eatery

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World AIDS Day observation

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to remember the many who have died of this dreaded disease and the many still living with AIDS and HIV, a day to remember that the crisis is not over, that people are still suffering and dying all over the world and

Sandstone Distillery celebrates

Bars & Clubs

Sandstone Distillery celebrates

Nestled in the serene rural roads of Tenino, Sandstone Distillery prepares for its first birthday bash and barrel release this weekend. This local gem is a four-generation estate distillery that prides itself on its fine and flavorful spirits. Making its debut during the Black Friday birthday bash will be Sandstone Whiskey,

MiSo Asian Bistro

Reviews

MiSo Asian Bistro

Ryan and Leena Rommann wanted to share their love for Korean flavors and spices with the community of Lacey.  Though it's not technically all Korean cuisine, MiSo Asian Bistro is clearly inspired by the flavors of Leena's childhood, and as Ryan describes it, "it is basically Subway for Asian food."

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