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Medical care on the move

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Medical care on the move

The work is done on a new primary care clinic in Lacey, and military families will be smiling because it's a Tricare facility. The clinic is called the Providence Multi-Service Clinic, and it is a collaborative venture between Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) of Seattle and Providence Medical Group. PacMed is a multi-specialty

CID unit pays it forward

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CID unit pays it forward

After seeing an article in the newspaper about the American Lake VA Clothing Closet for homeless veterans, CW3 Randall Holladay, operations officer for the 315th Military Police Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, wanted to get his soldiers involved. "I saw the article in The Airlifter and I reached out to Rex

Local princesses to appear at holiday party

Military Life

Local princesses to appear at holiday party

The Hansen family in Lakewood is unique for a couple of reasons. For one thing, they have five children, ages 13 to 24. For another, the two youngest daughters of retired Army sergeant Karl Hansen and his wife Rebecca; Kelli, age 16; and Hailey, age 13, happen to be the

The 12th Annual Dickens Festival

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The 12th Annual Dickens Festival

Twelve years ago, Mario and Frances Lorenz imagined bringing a favorite pastime event from Galveston, Texas, with them to Washington where they relocated. They had enjoyed the Dickens Festival and all that it encompassed so much so, that Mario set out to seek sponsors for Tacoma's very own Dickens Festival.

Southern Fried Christmas tale

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Southern Fried Christmas tale

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest has migrated from the Kitsap Peninsula to Tacoma to present two popular Tacoma actors in the Southern fried Christmas fare A Tuna Christmas. What a romp! And what a change from the usual holiday stage shows. A Tuna Christmas is a satire with heart. It skewers

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Little Mermaid in Seattle

Fans of Disney's Little Mermaid won't be disappointed putting some cash on a hook and reeling in an evening in Seattle to see the Little Mermaid at the 5th Avenue Theatre.  This homegrown production will go on a 10-city tour after this run here, and for good reason, the production

'It's a Wonderful Life'

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'It's a Wonderful Life'

It's a Wonderful Life's continued, ubiquitous presence is one of the stranger things about the holiday season. Yes, winter is marked by a quiet, almost mournful energy, and it welcomes somber reflection as much as joyful celebration, but come on: It's a Wonderful Life is a movie that literally opens

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Family visits building named after their loved one

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s only permanently-named building is the two-story concrete structure on Lewis Main inscribed as the Crotts Building. The 15,398-square-foot structure was built in 1951 and is named for World War II hero, Cpl. Lawrence Leigh Crotts, a technician fifth grade with the Third Signal Company,

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446th airman discovers competitve spirit during triathlon

A single triathlon was all it took for one Air Force Reserve C-17 pilot from the 446th Airlift Wing to propel her competitive spirit into a whole new world of athleticism. Major Judy Coyle, C-17 pilot with the 728th Airlift Squadron, earned first place in the Armed Forces

Thou tellest

Music

Thou tellest

"Comfort ye, my people,' saith your God." And with that, one of humanity's crowning achievements in inspirational music gets underway. Who among us doesn't appreciate comfort as we approach the winter solstice? Maybe that's why Messiah, first written for Easter and performed in April, is so inseparably associated with Christmas.

No consensus on Roadrunner

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No consensus on Roadrunner

ANNOUNCER: Tucked off the main drag on South Hill in Puyallup, the Roadrunner Bourbon and Burger House is all dark and rich inside with a menu not seen elsewhere in Puyallup. The boys returned from their investigation not agreeing once again on what they found. JASON: I am once again going

Tasmanian undertow

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Tasmanian undertow

I've always been attracted to bands with big, full sounds. Maybe it's because I grew up listening to music from the ‘50s and ‘early ‘60s, which frequently reveled in lush productions and sweeping, romantic compositions. This was music that intended to use every inch and power of the recording studio

Janet Marcavage prints at Tacoma Library

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Janet Marcavage prints at Tacoma Library

Janet Marcavage's latest prints at the Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library are intelligent and aesthetically pleasing - intelligent because the combinations of colors and patterns are clearly well thought out, and pleasing to the eye because they are bright and engaging. I am not one to go around looking for real-world

Local spirits of Christmas presents

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Local spirits of Christmas presents

Looking for something unique to put under the tree? Local craft distilleries offer options for even those hard-to-buy-for friends and family.Heritage Distilling Company The Heritage Distilling Company, located in Gig Harbor, has a unique way to count down the days to Christmas: Its 2016 Spirits Advent Calendar was recently released to

Can't-miss holiday brunches

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Can't-miss holiday brunches

The Lobster Shop The Lobster Shop in Tacoma is taking its already world-class weekend brunch to a whole new level for the holidays. Its decadent, live-action station features mouthwatering prime rib and a lip-smacking bourbon-glaze ham. These pieces of meat will pair up nicely with all your breakfast favorites like made-to-order

South Sound's finest wrapping paper stores

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South Sound's finest wrapping paper stores

Christmas morning can conjure lots of images: warm mugs of coffee, the tree decked out in sparkling ornaments and, of course, opening presents. One of the greatest joys of Christmas, which rarely seems to be acknowledged, is the rush of adrenaline one gets while tearing off  wrapping paper like a

One-stop shopping for your four-legged family members

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One-stop shopping for your four-legged family members

Any pet owner in the South Sound knows Mud Bay. Since 1988, the Olympia-based company has provided food, toys, treats and other supplies for cats and dogs, and its annual - and currently ongoing - Tons of Love campaign provides thousands of dollars in donations and supplies to animal shelters each

Largest bead store is here

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Largest bead store is here

Good things are oftentimes disguised as small things. Beads come to mind. "We put some cobalt blue beads up on the wall, and people came in and bought them," related a jolly Douglas "Buck" Boling. As to those beads, they're blue like Santa's eyes. The general manager of Shipwreck Beads in Lacey, Boling's comment

Ordering specialty meats for the holidays

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Ordering specialty meats for the holidays

Thanksgiving tends to be an easy holiday meal to plan. A majority of families cook the same classic meal consisting of turkey and all the fixings. When it comes to the December holidays, families really mix it up a bit. Holiday meals will be different from home to home but

Hidden Heroes revealed

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Hidden Heroes revealed

The quarter-page ad featured a picture of Oscar-winning big screen actor Tom Hanks with the eye-catching words, "Heroes Hidden In Plain Sight." Hanks recently joined former Senator Elizabeth Dole and other high profile individuals in Washington, D.C. to launch Hidden Heroes, a campaign created by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Based on a

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