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Integrity wins

News Front

Integrity wins

Soldiers measure themselves by the seven values of loyalty, duty, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Each of these values focuses the actions of soldiers. One of those values is integrity, a word that demands the doing of what is right in a legal and moral sense. Every so often integrity becomes

USO and Navy to face off in Tacoma

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USO and Navy to face off in Tacoma

For this game, fans won't just be sitting in the stands, cheering. They'll also be out playing. On Saturday afternoon at Tacoma's Cheney Stadium, fans will get to cheer for their favorite team in a softball game featuring Navy and the Marines/Coast Guard. Fans will also get a chance to roam

A journey into the deep at MOG

Arts

A journey into the deep at MOG

The newest exhibition at Museum of Glass is "Into the Deep," an exhibition of glass art that, according to a nicely worded press release, "connects the fragile beauty of marine environments to the delicate nature of glass." That statement was written either by communications manager Alex Carr or assistant curator

Fully lit

Stage

Fully lit

Tacomans already know Creative Colloquy as a monthly literary event, two-going-on-three annual print publications, and a thriving website (CreativeColloquy.com) full of locally-written poetry and prose. Last fall, founder Jackie Fender added a pick-and-choose "lit crawl" to Colloquy's already-impressive roster. It returns this year to spread stories and other live entertainment

JBLM and local Oktoberfests

Travel

JBLM and local Oktoberfests

The month of September is flying by, and that can only mean one thing: It is almost time for Oktoberfest celebrations in the South Sound to begin! So dust off your favorite Bavarian clothing and help kick off the fall season with food, drinks and entertainment. On Saturday, Oct. 1,

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Stage

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles at Lakewood Playhouse is not the spooky version of the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but a spoof on it by Stephen Canny and the British comedy troupe Peepleykus (pronounced people like us). It is a Monty Python-style skit expanded to about two-and-a-half hours

Unvarnished honesty

Music

Unvarnished honesty

Fame can have a drastic effect on anyone that approaches its proximity. Some people slam up against brick walls trying to capture fame, and some retreat into the shadows in an effort to avoid it. There are artists that languish in fame's thick sludge for decades, their limbs atrophying, growing

The Gallery hosts top show

Arts

The Gallery hosts top show

The annual juried art exhibition at Tacoma Community College is usually a sampling of much of the best art created by South Sound artists. There is always admirable art to be seen, and this year is no exception; there are works worthy of admiration by such artists as Lois Beck,

Boot camps declassify the VA home loan process

Military Life

Boot camps declassify the VA home loan process

"Coffee's for closers only." So said malevolent real estate agent Blake (Alec Baldwin) in 1992's Glengarry Glen Ross. That's the entirety of my real estate knowledge. And forget about VA loans; I'm not a veteran. I'm completely clueless, or at least I was ... Last Wednesday, I attended Veterans National Lending

From mom to job

Military Life

From mom to job

A little over a year ago, an unwanted diagnosis set local military spouse, Alyssa Luczak, on a whole new career path. Luczak, who is a Registered Behavioral Technician at L.E.A.P.S. and Beyond, Inc., is the mother of three boys: Nathaniel (age 9), Colin (age 7) and Peyton (age 5). When

Family

JBLM boys share autism, friendship

If you attend the upcoming full-length production of “The Nutcracker” on Joint Base Lew- is-McChord in December, chances are you will be impressed by the talented kids acting and dancing in the SKIES Unlimited show. You may “ooh and ahh” at the choreography and elaborate costuming created by SKIES’ staff

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Soldiers donating bone marrow

When asked, individuals who are thinking of joining the military will provide a number of reasons — economics, they need a job; to build a better future by having the military pay for college, so they can get a job; tradition…their family members may have served. When you

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Super Bowl in a theater

“People in Puyallup tend to think of the Liberty as their theater,” says Tom Nuemann, owner of Liberty Theater in Puyallup. “So we try to have a wide array of events to appeal to different types of people.” To that end, two very different events, both elaborately carried out in their

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Less is more

Remember when you were in junior high and you’d go to the mall and see this rad shirt that just might turn you into the coolest person alive?  Just looking at it took your breath away, and the price tag did the same to your mother.  What happened to that

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