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Animal sanctuary on adorable display

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Animal sanctuary on adorable display

In a world! ... where the Mariners are eight-and-a-half games back, summer movies have only been OK, and presidential candidates bet millions on who can be least popular, we need an August pick-us-up. On Facebook, the response to that necessity is simple: baby animal videos. In real life, the kind

StoryOly final slam and Grand Slam

Stage

StoryOly final slam and Grand Slam

On the 16th of August, South Sound storytellers will entertain a sure-to-be packed house at Rhythm and Rye in Olympia for the last of this year's StoryOly story slams before the 12 top storytellers of the year meet in the Grand Slam, Sept. 17. Every month on the third Tuesday, approximately

Down home goodness

Reviews

Down home goodness

Announcer: After several weeks of somewhat cranky reviews, the boys were pleasantly surprised to step inside Pacific Southern near the Tacoma Mall to discover good, quality Southern food that won't help your heart but certainly pass the taste test.  Jake: I really like that the house-made sweet tea and lemonade is

Influence raid

Music

Influence raid

I admit to having some knee-jerk biases when it comes to finding bands to write about in this here rag. A lot of things that immediately turn me off are ways in which bands choose to describe themselves: whether it's a lack of enthusiasm in one's own music, or a

Candid shots of T-Town

Arts

Candid shots of T-Town

"The Urban Sketchers" exhibition at Handforth Gallery in the downtown Tacoma Public Library is delightfully lightweight. The walls are filled with quick sketches in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and other media of mostly local scenes familiar to many Tacomans - some by well-known local artists and some by artists

SPOUSE magazine - August 2016

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - August 2016

SPOUSE magazine is a free, online magazine that addresses the unique needs and interests of military spouses at Joint

Military Day at Seahawks Training Camp

News Front

Military Day at Seahawks Training Camp

Navy Region Northwest servicemembers receive a special pep-talk from Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll before 60 of the 100 servicemembers conducted a special “train like the pros” opportunity, where they would participate in six separate drills that typically evaluate NFL talent. The Military Day at Seahawks Training Camp and

Changes with the Guard

News Front

Changes with the Guard

Since its organization in 1855, the Washington Army National Guard has adapted to meet the needs of the time. Comprised of more that 6,000 citizen soldiers who are dedicated to the mission of safeguarding lives, property and the state's economy, the Army Guard is headquartered at Camp Murray, adjacent to Joint

Intramural football, indoor soccer kick-off at JBLM

News Front

Intramural football, indoor soccer kick-off at JBLM

If you know what a button hook is or what an off-tackle trap is, then Teresa Hatch wants to talk to you. It's that time of year again - football season. And as the Seattle Seahawks begin their run to another anticipated NFL playoff spot, the flag football season at Joint

A full circle commitment

News Front

A full circle commitment

The Puyallup-Sumner subchapter of the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) annual "Salute to the Troops" picnic represents continued service and the closing of a circle. The AUSA is a national organization, and the Puyallup-Sumner is one of 11 local subchapters within the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter. The organization is open

Eating your way around the world in Olympia

Features

Eating your way around the world in Olympia

Though Olympia is a small city, its wide range of restaurants makes it a great place to try something new. On any given day, one could eat his or her way around the globe, from Thai and French dishes to Russian dumplings and hand-rolled Italian pasta. Tucked away along 5th Ave.

Military Life

Love Our Local Fest 2016

Olympia's eclectic and charming northeast neighborhood will be holding its sixth annual Love Our Local Fest, Sunday, Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the corner of Bethel Street and San Francisco Avenue. Home to many of the city's beloved artisans, the northeast neighborhood knows how to throw a

Summerplay 2016

Stage

Summerplay 2016

Established theater companies aren't always interested in taking risks when it comes to selecting plays to produce. Thankfully, playhouses in the South Sound have been taking steps over the past few years to change this, to step out of their comfort zones and put new and exciting works on their

Good tavern eats

Reviews

Good tavern eats

Announcer: They call it a bar and grill, but by all indications, think of the Log Cabin in Lacey as a tavern with really good food.  They won't get a Michelin Star or anything, but if you like fried sandwiches, sandwiches and alcohol, a stop here (without the kids -

Off-the-wall paintings

Arts

Off-the-wall paintings

One thing paintings by Susan Aurand and Liza Brenner have in common is that both artists build paintings that extend away from the wall, using what amounts to constructed boxes or compartments to hold their paintings. Aurand builds framing devices out of wood that are like finely crafted cabinets within which

Without a free hand

Music

Without a free hand

What is it that drives an artist to start a one-person band? Frequently, the prevailing wisdom is that a one-person band is born out of a musician not wanting to compromise his vision by collaborating with others, but that might be a little simplistic. Some musicians like to impose limits

The Knights and Thunderbirds Show

News Front

The Knights and Thunderbirds Show

The 2016 JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo is on final approach and will touchdown at McChord Field on Aug. 27 and 28. Everything from the weather and parking arrangements to the new food and entertainment sites are ready to go. As to the aerial events - the mainstay of the Expo -

Balancing Guard and a career

Military Life

Balancing Guard and a career

Rochelle Riley, D.D.S., M.S. of Northwest Dental Medicine in Puyallup, was destined to follow in her father's footsteps of being a dentist. Her father practiced in Tucson, Arizona, and it is where Riley would eventually attend college. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in

The Army at Kittredge Hall, UPS, during World War II

Arts

The Army at Kittredge Hall, UPS, during World War II

Kittredge Hall at the University of Puget Sound (UPS), home to the Art Department and Kittredge Art Gallery, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. From 1943 to 1944, long before it was home to the Art Department, Kittredge housed the Army Specialized Training Unit. Two hundred and thirty-eight young soldiers

Military Game Show Party

Featured Events

Military Game Show Party

The Ranger and Northwest Military newspapers, and USAA present a FREE and fun Military Game Show Party for all active duty, reserve, retired and veterans and their families, November 5 (11-3 PM) at the Elks in Bremerton.  We'll host SEVEN continuous game shows including The Price is Right, Let's Make

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