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Military Day at Seahawks Training Camp

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

Airshow preview

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Airshow preview

Ready to go to the 2016 JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28? The weather should be fine; the visitors' count for the event may approach 300,000; and the static displays and aerial demonstrations will amaze. "After a four-year hiatus, we're pleased to bring this event back

Beachwood Elementary gets recognition as sustainable school

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Beachwood Elementary gets recognition as sustainable school

In 2014, construction began on what would become the all new Beachwood Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With the school's completion in September 2015, it marked the completion of five of the six schools on JBLM. Evergreen Elementary is slated to open its doors in January 2017. Extensive thought

Far-flung and local

South Sound Cinema

Far-flung and local

If there is a good and decent force in this universe, the hot months of 2016 should be on their way out. While my desire for fall to get here already is mostly a selfish one, there are perks for the lot of you, as well; chiefly, we are approaching

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality

Stage

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality

New Muses Theatre Company is among a handful of lesser-known companies that produces excellent theater for mostly sparse audiences. By my count, there were only 10 people in the audience opening night of Luigi Pirandello's absurdist play Six Characters in Search of an Author. The actors outnumbered the audience by

Tacoma's Swan Creek Food Forest

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Tacoma's Swan Creek Food Forest

On Tacoma's eastside, Swan Creek Park is a somewhat hidden and undiscovered-to-some 373-acre oasis with an active salmon stream, a vast network of pedestrian trails and a 50-acre mountain bike trail system. It's also home to a food forest, which is a one-acre plot permaculture garden utilizing the natural processes

Elise Richman's 'Spectral'

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Elise Richman's 'Spectral'

Elise Richman's unique installation, "Spectral," may be difficult for many to grasp, but should be worth the effort to really look and contemplate deeply. Call it a wall hanging, a painting or assemblage with plastics, this piece explores properties of light and color and was inspired, according to a statement from

Love the '90s?

Music

Love the '90s?

Where were you on April 28, 1994? That's the day All-4-One's cover of "I Swear," originally a chart-topping country track from John Michael Montgomery, was released to the public. That crooned rendition also hit #1 and stayed there for 11 weeks. If you're a member of Generation X, there's a

Coming together

Music

Coming together

Even in a town as small as Tacoma sometimes feels, it's still fairly easy to lose touch with those around you, to retreat underground for long periods at a time, only to emerge, squinting at the sun and seeing your friends once again. This is not even taking into consideration

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