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'A Night to Remember' at the Spouses' Club

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'A Night to Remember' at the Spouses' Club

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) hosts their annual fundraiser, "A Night to Remember - Celebrating 100 Years of Camp Lewis" at the American Lake Conference Center, March 17, 2017.  Proceeds from this event help LCSC continue their history of giving away an average of over $20,000 a year to

Healing Hearts in Granite Falls

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Healing Hearts in Granite Falls

Teresa "Flying Eagle" Baird knows what it is to lose someone to post-traumatic stress disorder. In 1987, her husband William Baird, a veteran of the Vietnam War, took his own life after struggling with PTSD.   But Baird was determined not to let this tragedy be the end of the story.

Olympia dancers square off

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Olympia dancers square off

Square dancing's been around since the 1600s. It's a quintessential piece of Americana. You need only turn on a Hee-Haw! rerun to learn everything you need to know, but I'll explain it anyway: A group of people ranging younger than 10 to over 90 gather together in a dance hall

Down a rope

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Down a rope

Today marks the end of a small but significant chapter in Army history. The 201st Expeditionary Intelligence Brigade's C/52 Long Range Surveillance Company will be inactivated. "We're the last to inactivate," commented Capt. Daniel Baker, as he and some soldiers attached to the company's mountain platoon rappelled off a 40-foot tower. "What we're

AT&T commits to hiring vets

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AT&T commits to hiring vets

In 2013, AT&T made the commitment to hire 10,000 veterans "into career opportunities" over the next five years. By 2015, the company had exceeded its goal, hiring more than 11,500 vets during that two-year period. But rather than resting on its laurels, AT&T, in conjunction with Joining Forces - "a

Keeping boom from happening

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Keeping boom from happening

There are individuals who have the talent to understand a concept and then improve it. What's more, some of these people use their innovation in a way to help others do their jobs. These few folks are leaders, and one such individual is Scott Plocar, recently named Air Force Reserve Command's Outstanding

'The Physician in Spite of Himself'

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'The Physician in Spite of Himself'

Once again, Theater Artists Olympia has taken a classic and updated to make it, if not better than the original, then at least more enjoyable and laughable for contemporary audiences. Philip Wickstrom and Pug Bujeaud with the TAO collective have updated Molière's 17th-century farce The Physician in Spite of Himself, setting

Galleries of a different sort

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Galleries of a different sort

Wikipedia defines a salon as "a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation." The Free Dictionary says it is a "gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction."

Strip mall tacos

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Strip mall tacos

ANNOUNCER: It's not like Taqueria Y Mas Mi Pueblo in Lacey is special compared to other Mexican restaurants in the South Sound, it's just a note that you can add this place to your list of good ones. JASON: Located in a strip mall near Hawks Prairie, Mi Pueblo is stunningly

Sonic mirages

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Sonic mirages

Decades of visual art have worked at finding a shorthand to depict inescapable temperatures, utterly brutal exertions of force on the part of our planet to get us hunching our shoulders and bending at the waist in a futile effort to shield ourselves from the elements. Our current frigid, soggy

Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

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Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Christmas specials have been a holiday staple since the advent of television. In many cases, the original shows that spawned them - along with some of the cast members - have long since gone away, but the lone Christmas special remains, gracing our screens each year and serving as a

Christmas activities for kids

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Christmas activities for kids

The email said to write about five different things to do with your kids over the holidays. Does tying them up with five different colors of duct tape and leaving them in their rooms for five days count? Probably not. OK. So you're stuck with the urchins and need something to do. What

Cookies galore!

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Cookies galore!

During the holiday season, countless pies, cakes and candies are offered to friends and families to take center stage on dining room tables and office party displays. It appears the beloved cookie is neglected around this time of year, amidst the arrays of candy canes and pumpkin spice-flavored everything. To

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‘Nutcracker’ kids ‘amazing’ on JBLM

An elegant and sophisticated production, with just the right amount of amateur charm, delighted hundreds of audience members Dec. 9 and Saturday as Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s SKIES Unlimited put on the timeless classic “The Nutcracker.” The more than 40-member cast of children and adults pirouetted and promenaded,

Holiday stocking stuffers

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Holiday stocking stuffers

There is an art to filling a holiday stocking. Although not typically holding the biggest Christmas gift, it nonetheless holds an element of excitement as you reach into it to find out what wonders lay nestled inside. Each stocking should hold small, inexpensive gifts carefully selected for the recipient and

3rd best for vets in the nation

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3rd best for vets in the nation

With its ongoing efforts to help the military earn a college degree, Pierce College has provided classes online, eliminated the costs of textbooks and provided on-campus tutors. The end goal has always been to help service men get a degree, not to increase enrollment. But Pierce College recently received an unintended

Digging up the past and present

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Digging up the past and present

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." So the saying goes, but for the Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club, everyone's trash is their treasure. Well, maybe not all of the trash is technically treasure - the market for old pull tabs, beer cans and other detritus that would set off

A sailor's love

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A sailor's love

The front door opened and out leaned Bessie Hubbard. "Hello there," she said with a smile. "Let me hug you; you know I'd like a little love." At 94 years young, her desire was understandable and reciprocated. The reason for being in her home had everything to do with her husband, SVC Edgar

E-6 is Elvis impersonator

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E-6 is Elvis impersonator

Born and raised in the tiny town of Elgin, Oregon, retired Army Staff Sgt. Jess Thomas, whose mother was a big Elvis fan, grew up listening to the King of Rock and Roll. But when he was still quite young, Thomas discovered that he could sing like the King. He

Wreathed with honor

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Wreathed with honor

Woody walked reverentially between the headstones in section 28B of the Tahoma National Cemetery. He carried a left armful of Christmas wreaths highlighted with a red bow. His black leather jacket spoke to his military service to the nation. "I've been coming here since 2008," said the Army veteran who served multiple tours

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