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Students connected to JBLM headed to world robotic competition

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Students connected to JBLM headed to world robotic competition

Four Capital High School students with dads who work on Joint Base Lewis-McChord compete next week in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of a 26-person team headed to the FIRST Championship, a world competition in robotics featuring participants from 39 countries. Mark Burrell, Tristan Cellucci, Felicia Jurgens and Alex Fallot, helped

Pat's Run to raise scholarship dollars for Tillman Foundation

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Pat's Run to raise scholarship dollars for Tillman Foundation

Hundreds are anticipated to gather Saturday, April 23 at Cummings Park along Ruston Way in Tacoma for the fourth annual Pat's Run to support the Pat Tillman Foundation's military scholarship program. Pat's Run in Tacoma is one of dozens of runs across the country that shadows a larger-scale event at Arizona

The many faces of Aimee Mann

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The many faces of Aimee Mann

Thanks to the global memory bank that is YouTube, we can all enjoy the boppy little 1981 single "Give Me Your Face." It's a cut off the album Bark Along With the Young Snakes, recorded, not surprisingly, by a Boston post-punk outfit called The Young Snakes. It's an enjoyable tune,

A walk into tranquility

Outdoors

A walk into tranquility

Think of Lakewold Gardens as an artist's studio. Landscape architect Thomas Church drew the principals that provided the intellectual easel for the creation of the gardens. But Eulalie Wagner, the last matron of the Wagner House, provided the vision and drive that resulted in the creation of a gardening masterpiece. "It's tranquil

A links like no other

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A links like no other

Announcer: It is difficult to believe that less than a year ago the South Sound was bulging at the seams with famous golfers and the fans that wanted to get a glimpse of them. In June 2015, Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place hosted the U.S. Open - an

'Edvard Munch and The Sea'

Arts

'Edvard Munch and The Sea'

"Edvard Munch and The Sea" at Tacoma Art Museum includes 25 prints and drawings and one oil painting by the Norwegian expressionist and symbolist master. Like most people, I have seen very little of Munch's art other than the two or three pieces that habitually show up in art books,

Out of control bedlam

Stage

Out of control bedlam

There is practically an entire genre of theater about theater, typically farces about bad theater companies doing bad theater. Often these are as bad as the plays they lampoon, but there is one exception - the mother of all farces about theater: Noises Off by Michael Frayn, now playing at

Hopping genres

Music

Hopping genres

One of my favorite musical discoveries of the past decade remains the seven-song debut of That Handsome Devil from 2006. While the band would get more attention later from their modest indie hit, "Rob the Prez-O-Dent," that initial, self-titled album is still a high point for That Handsome Devil -

Looking out for man's best friend

Military Life

Looking out for man's best friend

When Shawn and Alisa Johnson faced being separated from each other in 2011 due to his Navy deployment and her Marine training, finding a safe place for their Australian Shepherd became an important priority.  Although the Johnson's extended family were able to care for JD in their absence, the couple

Resource fair aims to help all vets

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Resource fair aims to help all vets

Whether you served one day or 20 years, you have served our country well. That is the message that the organizers of the 2016 Veterans Resource Fair would like the community to know. The event, which takes place Saturday, April 30, at the Tacoma Dome, is a labor of love that

Teeing off on a tumor

Military Life

Teeing off on a tumor

Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Cox had a tumor the size of a golf ball in her brain. Talk about something loose in the cranium. Doctors call this an olfactory grove meningioma; she skipped the science and simply named it "Lotto." "It's kinda rare to get a brain tumor," wrote Cox in an

Team Army vs Team Navy ends in draw

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Team Army vs Team Navy ends in draw

Under a heavy gray sky threatening of rain, two special teams squared off on Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds last Saturday for a battle of heroes as men and women representing the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines traded in steel-toed boots for soccer cleats for the 2016

Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award celebrates military ties

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Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award celebrates military ties

On April 26, the Tacoma-Pierce Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma celebrated the close relationship between the Tacoma community and the military with the presentation of the annual Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member Award. The award is named after Kiwanis member Howard O. Scott, a World War II

Clean-up in the park

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Clean-up in the park

First Lt. Erico Sanchez pushed a dirt roller around some playground equipment at the Harry Todd Park. Doing so only strengthened the community connection between the City of Lakewood and the 2nd Infantry Division. "I wanted to come out and help," said the newest officer to join the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry

Marine shoulders weight to raise awareness

Military Life

Marine shoulders weight to raise awareness

At the Tacoma City Marathon May 1, most runners will shed their backpacks before the starting line to lighten the load they carry through the 26.2 miles.  One person, preparing to run his first competitive marathon, will do the exact opposite by hoisting a 22 kg (48.5 pound) rucksack onto

PacMed brings care closer to military community

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PacMed brings care closer to military community

Pacific Medical Center's (PacMed) new Lakewood clinic will be opening May 2, and its US Family Health Plan Program will change the way servicemen and women utilize healthcare. John Ellis, the Manager of Marketing Enrollment and Member Services has been with PacMed for 11 years and was eager to share

Annual dragon boat racing coming to Olympia

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Annual dragon boat racing coming to Olympia

On your mark, get set, go. The fun begins this Saturday, April 30, with the 11th annual Dragon Boat Festival, a daylong paddle boat race held on Budd Inlet near Olympia sponsored by Saint Martin's University. About 52 boats and 1,200 paddlers will participate in the races, which take place in the

Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge come together

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Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge come together

On April 23, the Northwest Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of The Bulge met for their Spring Luncheon Program. They met to commemorate World War II's Ardennes offensive and the subsequent allied counter attack. At the luncheon, attendees swapped stories and photos. Bob Parker, who fought in the battle

Running for a cause

Military Life

Running for a cause

They say there is no limit to how far a mother will go for her child, especially to comfort an ailing child. Six years ago, local military spouse Amanda Huston hit the pavement in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. That decision eventually led to Huston's idea for a

JBLM Community Update for April 2016

Military Life

JBLM Community Update for April 2016

Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach; the somewhat abbreviated briefing was held a week earlier than regularly scheduled due to scheduling conflicts. Following are some of yesterday's highlights.From the Chaplain: Register children or volunteers for this summer's "Cave Quest" Vacation Bible

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