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An end for Woodbrook?

Military Life

An end for Woodbrook?

An advisory committee has recommended that an aging Woodbrook Middle School that needs $15 million in repairs should be closed. In January, the Clover Park School District is expected to decide on the recommendation to close the school that was built in 1963. Every six years the school districts in Washington do

Starbucks president addresses military leaders

News Front

Starbucks president addresses military leaders

Almost 150 military leaders gathered at the McChord Officers' Club on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to hear a keynote address by John Culver, group president for China/Asia Channel Development and Emerging Brands for Starbucks, Inc., Oct. 26. The speech was part of I-Corps' Fall Senior Leader Development Training Session sponsored by U.S.

Still at war

News

Still at war

Ignorance is not bliss - particularly when it comes to the hepatitis C virus. A blood-borne disease discovered in 1989, hepatitis C, or hep C, is just beginning to be noticed, especially among baby boomers, those individuals born between 1945 and 1965. Many baby boomers have been infected for 20 years or

A student with great potential

Military Life

A student with great potential

Vince Lombardi famously said "Leaders are made, they are not born." With all due respect to the late, legendary NFL coach, some leaders are born, some leaders are made, and Jiemyjoyce Reduque suggests that some leaders are born and made. Jiemyjoyce Reduque - a junior at Steilacoom High School and the

Wreaths for our fallen

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Wreaths for our fallen

The holiday season is fast approaching; people gather around tables and trees with loved ones to share appreciation and give thanks, as well as to honor and remember those who are no longer with us. National Wreaths Across America Day helps combat this sadness by allowing individuals to celebrate and

Fishing for recovery

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Fishing for recovery

Putting a fly-fishing rod in the doctor's bag is a great step toward recovery. "Fly fishing gets your mind on something pleasant," said retired Marine Corps infantry officer Chuck Tye, the Northwest Regional Coordinator for Project Healing Waters, as he sat at a large table with a number of soldiers assigned

Annual Trunk or Treat

Military Life

Annual Trunk or Treat

Military families had a spooky good time trick-or-treating with their fellow military and community members on Camp Murray right before Halloween. The Washington National Guard Child & Youth Services Program held their annual Trunk or Treat and Carnival event for hundreds of attendees on Camp Murray, Oct. 29. This event has become

JBLM Day of Service a success for all

News Front

JBLM Day of Service a success for all

By the very nature of the responsibilities and risks they assume by serving, the men and women of the Armed Forces already give much more than their fair share in service to their community, but that's not enough for them. Over 150 military personnel gathered at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in

JBLM team - on target

Outdoors

JBLM team - on target

Airsoft is a military simulation sport that brings the warrior out in people. "It sure beats sitting at home and playing Xbox," joked Paul Asetre, the sport's leading advocate in the Puget Sound. Airsoft participants range in age from high school to well past retirement age.   "We used Airsoft for training while

Cozy escapes

Features

Cozy escapes

One look out your window and it's easy to see that winter is quickly upon us all in the South Sound. The wind, rain and cold have arrived in full force to erase any doubt that summer weather might stick around a bit longer. Now is the time of year

Holiday cooking tips from Pacific Grill

Features

Holiday cooking tips from Pacific Grill

We blinked and now the month of November has arrived. It is the time of the year when we start making plans to have family and friends over to celebrate all we have to be thankful for.  Those plans will almost always be centered around a Thanksgiving meal. If it

Urban Elk at full swing

Reviews

Urban Elk at full swing

ANNOUNCER: Smoke+Cedar was a great place. It was sad the day they closed - the food and ambiance were outstanding - finely crafted by the geniuses behind Pacific Grill.  They left big shoes to fill - not enviable to the new owners who re-opened the space, changed the name to

10 feet off of Beale

Music

10 feet off of Beale

Culturally, America has nicked a lot of its favorite arts from around the globe. As a relatively new country, this isn't so much of a surprise; inventing and nurturing homegrown modes of expression is something that takes time and care. And, being a melting pot of a nation, the stewing

Once upon a barstool

Stage

Once upon a barstool

Few events in life are more tumultuous, more exhausting and elating than falling in love. That emotional tsunami is captured beautifully by writer-director John Carney's 2007 film Once, which finds a Dublin street musician in a "meet cute" and romance with a flower seller from Czechoslovakia. Imagine that experience eight

'The Wizard of Oz'

Stage

'The Wizard of Oz'

The Lakewood Institute of Theatre and Lakewood Playhouse are teaming up this year for a joint production of their annual all-ages show. This year's show, their fifth annual, is the perennial favorite of kids and adults alike, The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum as adapted by Robert and Willie

'The Beauty of a Shared Passion'

Arts

'The Beauty of a Shared Passion'

The latest exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum, "The Beauty of a Shared Passion: Highlights from the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection," is but a small selection (65 major works of art, mostly from well-known Pacific Northwest artists) of the huge collection the Benaroya family has promised as a gift to

South Sound Cinema

33rd annual Olympia Film Festival

The 33rd annual Olympia Film Festival is now in full swing with films, music, and live performance with local and national talent. The festival features more than 40 film premieres and Dan Savage's "Hump Film Festival." Among the many live and filmed entertainments is Breakin', featuring choreographer and dancer Shabba Doo

Songs of anxiety

Music

Songs of anxiety

Music serves different purposes at different times. For a large majority of people, music helps to calm the nerves and transport the listener out of the pummeling existence of everyday life. In a climate like the one we're currently inhabiting, this soothing effect becomes a necessity, lest we all simultaneously

2 Chainz in Tacoma

Music

2 Chainz in Tacoma

Making the decision to change your name to 2 Chainz is a conundrum we've all surely encountered in our lives. As an up-and-coming rapper, Tauheed Epps always went by Tity Boi, but decided to switch things up in 2011, after (perhaps correctly) assuming that the 2 Chainz moniker would be

Military Policy

Gender-integrated squad wins first place

When nine Soldiers, rain-soaked and bone-tired, crossed the finish line of the Sapper Stakes combat engineer competition, they made two firsts. They won first place and were the first gender-integrated squad to win the Joint Base Lewis-McChord contest since the Army opened up the combat engineer military

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