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'(Re)Presenting Native Americans'

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'(Re)Presenting Native Americans'

One of three new exhibitions in the Haub Family Galleries at Tacoma Art Museum is "(Re)Presenting Native Americans." The other two are "Artists Drawn to the West" and "Northwest Cowboys in Art." The Native American show features paintings and a single sculpture depicting the lives of Native Americans from the

BB's and bunny suits

Stage

BB's and bunny suits

I confess that I was nervous going into Tacoma Little Theatre's production of A Christmas Story. Somehow, even though the 1983 film (upon which this play is based) plays on a non-stop loop on TV during the holiday season, I had somehow avoided seeing it during my 26 years on

A whole lot of 12 to 12-12

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A whole lot of 12 to 12-12

When the Seattle Sea Gals Variety Show comes to the Carey Theater Saturday, Dec. 12, it will be the 10th one that AAFES manager Patrick McGhee and his staff have brought to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  The show itself is a fun-filled variety show, a sort of mini-Radio City Rockette's show

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Changes coming to Camp Murray

There are some major changes coming to Camp Murray's Building 16, and the month long renovations currently underway are a sign of what's to come in the future for servicemembers who frequent any of the three organizations that are housed there. American Lake Credit Union (ALCU), Vic's Espresso and Eats, and

Master puzzle builder

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Master puzzle builder

Puzzles can be a challenge to complete. "Each individual is a piece of the puzzle," began Mario Padilla, the newly elected president of American Federation of Government (AFGE) local 1504. An Air Force veteran of 24 years, Padilla is now a civilian employee assigned to the vehicle operations element of the 627th

Post-holiday fun at JBLM

Military Life

Post-holiday fun at JBLM

It seems hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner. Before you know it, we will be ringing in the New Year and the countdown to the holiday season will begin again. It is a favorite time of the season for many families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Finally, a diaper bag made tough for fathers

Military Life

Finally, a diaper bag made tough for fathers

For young mothers with newborns and toddlers, there are plenty of diaper bags to choose, from the flowery to the pastel. But what about for the first-time father, who wants to protect his child but not sacrifice his masculinity? Five years ago, Jeff Shepard was facing that dilemma, while caring for

Kick off winter with a unique Nordic celebration

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Kick off winter with a unique Nordic celebration

Who says the beginning of winter in the Puget Sound has to be dark, dreary and dull? If this year's The Christmas Revels® has anything to say about it, well, it will most certainly be the opposite of those very descriptions. This long-running local production has created a lively and spirited blend

Holiday magic at region's largest outdoor ice rink

Outdoors

Holiday magic at region's largest outdoor ice rink

With the magic and wonder of the holiday season now fully upon us, the city of Bellevue sends a warm, open invitation to all to celebrate the "Magic Season" with them. Home to western Washington's largest outdoor ice arena, the city strives to bring joy and wonder to children from

A ye bit of fun

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A ye bit of fun

Back in the days before online shopping and YouTube videos of cats, holiday entertainment meant TV specials and variety shows hosted by the likes of Perry Como. Like the gelatin salad with fruit and vegetables and a nuts-and-cream-cheese topping, these old-fashioned mixtures of song, dance and comedy - all held together

Santa's best bookstore

Military Life

Santa's best bookstore

Books are gifts that keep on giving in their ability to entertain and inspire. Finding a bookstore that understands the need to offer a large selection of publications and outstanding customer service only heightens the experience of buying books. Welcome to Garfield Book Company at PLU. Located at 208 Garfield St., within a

Say Cheese!

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Say Cheese!

Photo booths set up at your holiday party provide a fun and festive activity, as guests can choose from a variety of seasonal props to pose alone or with friends. Then a photo-share app can be used to display those fabulous photo booth pictures in your party space - in

Giving pets as presents

Military Life

Giving pets as presents

A few years ago, pictures of adorable bunnies, cuddly kittens and cute puppies in overcrowded animal shelters flitted across social media as a warning against giving pets as Christmas presents. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was just one of several organizations against the idea. However,

Santa, the elves and Madigan

Military Life

Santa, the elves and Madigan

For the eighth year running, soldiers assigned to the Madigan Army Medical Center's Troop Battalion and their family readiness group, or FRG, have made Christmas a bit more special for deployed hospital staff. Operation Santa Claus, an operation that would make the jolly guy himself proud, ended successfully. Over the past several

American Legion honcho to walk in DuPont

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American Legion honcho to walk in DuPont

American Legion's national commander Dale Barnett is coming to DuPont to take part in a Walk for Veterans event Dec. 20. It's part of veteran's awareness. "I'm hoping for a couple hundred," said Bob Schwartz, adjutant of the American Legion Post in DuPont. "If we get overwhelmed. Oh darn." The two-mile walk, which

Engineers clear the way

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Engineers clear the way

Staff Sgt. Jason Grieco bent over in the cold, driving rain as he struggled to start a Homelite Pro. The chainsaw refused to start. "You try it," he gasped to his battle buddy, Sgt. Elvis Linares. Linares leaned over and pulled and pulled and pulled on the starter cord. The saw remained

A different kind of holiday concert

Music

A different kind of holiday concert

Holiday happenings are part of what make the holiday season go ‘round. Whether you're heading out for a very rainy Christmas light adventure or a sing-a-long, chances are there's at least one holiday event in your future. And yet not all shows are created equal. Sure, you could go with

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Olympia Family Theater's A Charlie Brown Christmas is the same show that's been running on television as an animated story every Christmas season since 1965. I would venture to guess that at least 90 percent of the adults who bring their children to see this show have already seen it,

Bonsai Solstice

Arts

Bonsai Solstice

This season will mark the second annual Bonsai Solstice event at the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way. This unique event is centered on the bonsai tree, which many people choose to grow inside their homes as an artistic hobby. The living art known as bonsai is beautifully showcased within

The other Yoda

Music

The other Yoda

I sometimes cast my mind back to a formative experience when I was around 13 years old. I had attended an old friend's Bat Mitzvah, followed by a reception at a local hotel. I found myself frequently huddled together with my male friend that came with me, avoiding any interactions

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