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'Sensations That Announce the Future'

Arts

'Sensations That Announce the Future'

The latest exhibition in the art gallery at The Evergreen State College takes concentration and thought to comprehend. It is not a show that can be easily enjoyed for its beauty alone, but one that stimulates deep thought from those willing to put forth the effort. It is called "Sensations

Survey shows support for troops

News Front

Survey shows support for troops

At its fourth annual public forum, members of the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP) unveiled results from its 2015 Business and Community Survey at McChord Field, Nov. 5. It was the first of its kind, and results were a mix of aha moments, big surprises and not-so-big surprises. "From

News Front

Military Transition Council

The Washington State Military Transition Council (WSMTC) will hold its Quarterly Transition Council Meeting Nov. 17. The meetings are part of a multi-year project to develop an 18-month process map to identify actions necessary for transition prior to release from active-duty. "It has been said many times that Washington state is

New study focuses on PTSD and cannabis

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New study focuses on PTSD and cannabis

Over the last few years, the Nation has seen large advancements in the medicinal use of cannabis as well as the legalization, in some states, for recreational use as well. Researchers across the country have found that cannabis can be quite helpful in lessening the struggles of several ailments in

New kids in the Naval yard

Military Life

New kids in the Naval yard

The women walk briskly into the chapel, some shielding small children from the rain, some shielding food, some shielding both. A greeter at the door smiles broadly as she invites each newcomer into the warm shelter; inside, more ladies act as to further reinforce the welcome. The group of women assembling

Seahawks Salute to Service

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Seahawks Salute to Service

Hundreds of servicemembers were involved in, around, and even above CenturyLink Field this past Sunday while the whole world watched the primetime division matchup with the Seattle Seahawks facing the Arizona Cardinals for this year's Salute to Service game. The Salute to Service games are each NFL team's way of showing

Saying yes to care

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Saying yes to care

Yes is better than no. "This is amazing; this building was built with love," said Jodi Land, Fisher House manager at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "It is wonderful that a lot of individuals donated their money to help others in their time of need; we can say "yes" and not "no" to those

Workout of the day

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Workout of the day

At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, about 100 people gathered in the cold, gray drizzle at DuPont's PowderWorks Park. Dressed in colors to represent their respective organizations, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Team Red, White and Blue and the JBLM chapter of wear blue: run to remember, were there to participate in this

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

Stage

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

Stage

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

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