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Spouse creates jobs

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Spouse creates jobs

Jessica M. Bowline, CEO and Founder, Indigo Inkwell, LLC., was a stay-at-home mom with two young sons when she started dabbling on the Internet answering posts for freelance writers.  What started as a few commissions quickly turned into as many as she could complete and helped launch a successful company. "We

Donating lots of candy

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Donating lots of candy

Save a tooth and treat a troop! That was this year's motto for the Neal Smiles Orthodontics Candy Buy-Back program that helped gather candy around Halloween time to be donated to servicemembers and veterans 2,800 pounds in all. It may not be an easy task to motivate young children to not

From the Army to the mountains

Outdoors

From the Army to the mountains

As a young boy, Gavin Woody enjoyed adventures in California as a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout. Many other childhood adventures included camping and backpacking over 50 miles through the woods complete with a summit of Mt. Whitney. These experiences are something that stuck with Woody and forged a lifelong

Outpouring of love ... and stuffing

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Outpouring of love ... and stuffing

For the third straight year, new soldiers just assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord enjoyed a welcoming Thanksgiving dinner. "These young soldiers are new to JBLM, and for the majority of them this is their first Thanksgiving away from home," commented Herb Schmeling, vice president, Eastside Subchapter of the Capt. Meriwether Lewis

Miracle on 34th Street

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Miracle on 34th Street

As staged by Tacoma Little Theatre, Miracle on 34th Street's success will largely rest on one's emotional attachment the audience has with Christmas in general and Santa Claus in particular. Issues in tone and some uneven performances get in the way of this classic story, having been adapted from the

'Old Friends New Work'

Arts

'Old Friends New Work'

Art galleries come and go, but Childhood's End Gallery has been a stable anchor in downtown Olympia for 45 years representing a cornucopia of the best local and regional artists. In celebration of the gallery's 45th anniversary, gallery owner Richenda Richardson invited a bunch of favorites from over the years,

Going German

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Going German

ANNOUNCER: With our location on the Pacific Rim, you can't throw a rock without hitting an Asian or Mexican restaurant in the South Sound.  European food is a lot harder to find.  But Bruno's European Restaurant in Lakewood is serving up great German and Polish food to keep you feeling

Floating parades

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Floating parades

Climate change is a bit of a hot topic these days. (Pun fully intended.) For all the talk this election season, the nation appears to be divided between two extremes - one side thinks it doesn't exist, while the other side thinks we'll be living in the movie Waterworld in

A Christmas in Wales

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A Christmas in Wales

This year, The Christmas Revels - an interactive holiday performance and celebration - will bring to Tacoma the customs, culture and music of Wales. "Wales is a singing culture," said Mary Lynn, executive director of the Puget Sound Revels. "They sing in multi-part harmony at rugby games." It's a perfect subject for

19th Century Christmas

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19th Century Christmas

Father Christmas lives at Fort Nisqually. An imaginary figure believed to bring presents to and for children on the night before Christmas, he is conventionally portrayed as a jolly old man with a long white beard and red clothes. On Dec. 3, for the 20th year, Father Christmas will be in attendance

December holiday events in Olympia

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December holiday events in Olympia

After you've stuffed yourself with generous helpings of homemade food for Thanksgiving, you might be awfully tempted to hibernate for the winter. The thought of going to do anything might not be at the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Put down those big, comfy blankets and

Small-town Santa celebration still strong in Sumner

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Small-town Santa celebration still strong in Sumner

The small-town holiday experience is alive and well in Sumner. With the city proper covering less than eight square miles and a population just shy of 10,000 people, the "Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World" hearkens back to the good old days when everyone knew everyone's name, and you could

Local breweries offer holiday cheer

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Local breweries offer holiday cheer

Looking for something slightly out of the ordinary to jazz up your next holiday get-together? Well, you live in the right place. The South Sound is positively brimming with unique brews to get that party started. So gather your besties and get ready to celebrate the season with these fine

Go shopping in West Seattle

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Go shopping in West Seattle

The holidays are a time for family, friends and fun; gathered around tables crammed with caloric casseroles, or gathered around trees adorned with sparkling lights and ornaments. It's a time to celebrate bonds and to make and cherish memories. It's also the time for - cue dramatic drumroll - gift

Hypnotic electronica

Music

Hypnotic electronica

Of the trends and affectations that began to emerge in the indie rock scene of the past decade, the one that always inspired admiration and confusion in me was that bands suddenly started having two drummers. The sight of two drum kits on a stage tends to be a compelling

Military Life

JBLM ushers in the holiday season

The brisk evening air didn’t detract from the warmth felt ‘round the Christmas tree Tuesday as hundreds gathered in front of Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center for Lewis Main’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony — the first of three official Joint Base Lewis-McChord tree lighting

Military Life

Nutcracker coming to JBLM

With Christmas fast advancing, it’s time to get in the holiday spirit with Joint Base Lewis-McChord Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited’s production of “The Nutcracker.” The traditional, full-length ballet is set for two shows at the Evergreen Theater: Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10

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CAP to support Wreaths Across America

Local Civil Air Patrol members have partnered once more with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of the fallen during the holiday season. This year, in tribute to the millions of men

Heroes & Zeroes

Fallen heroes to be honored on base

Come and join the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Survivor Outreach Services Dec. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. to hang ornaments in honor of service members who are no longer with us. The annual event provides an opportunity for

Heroes & Zeroes

Troops serving overseas during the holidays

While the vast majority of Americans sat down with family for a fall feast on Thanksgiving, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members were on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoyed a day of peace. For them, it is another duty day. TOURS OF DUTY There

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