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The American Legion seeks new members

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The American Legion seeks new members

Every year, veterans receive mail about joining the American Legion. Many fill out the cards and return them. However, they are not yet official members at that point and are referred to as Legionnaires. From Jan. 16-19,  members of American Legions across southern Washington will come together to call local

Fearless Forecast

South Sound Cinema

Fearless Forecast

Don't look now, but that's 2017 looming just around the corner, so let's take a look at my 17 most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. Live by Night (Jan. 13). Ben Affleck has directed three of my favorite films of this century: Gone, Baby, Gone; The Town; and Argo. Now

TLT tackles a classic

Stage

TLT tackles a classic

Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck's classic tale, Of Mice and Men, directed by Niclas Olson, founder and managing artistic director of New Muses Theatre Company. "It's been a pleasure working with the cast to find new layers in Steinbeck's classic," Olson said. "What jumps out at me every

Art Deco collection at the Museum of Glass

Arts

Art Deco collection at the Museum of Glass

Vases, vases and more vases crowd two large galleries in Tacoma's Museum of Glass - more than 100 Art Deco vases, statuettes, glass plates and wall hangings from the collection of David Huchthausen, famous as an artist and collector. Not coincidentally an exhibition of Huchthausen's own outstanding glass art closed

South Sound desserts

Features

South Sound desserts

There are times when our need for sweets takes over and we just need that fix. If you are like me, it takes more than a warm cookie - which I can make at home - to get me off my couch and out the door to fill that need.

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Biscuits in the International District

ANNOUNCER: The stretch along South Tacoma Way, between Hwy 512 and 84th Street, is known as Lakewood's International District, and is the place to find some of the area's best Asian cuisine.  A biscuit house, serving egg dishes for breakfast and lunch, plus some additional lunch items, seems a bit

Perpetual nervousness

Music

Perpetual nervousness

When it comes to progressive rock, I've never had the ability that my dad does, to be able to let tricky time-signatures, disorienting tempos, and almost aggressively grandiose scopes simply wash over me. The same music that relaxes him, and many other prog-rock aficionados, has a tendency to rattle my

People Rule

JBLM's Silva tries bobsledding

The concept of slowing down is not an option for Will Silva, a fire inspector for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department. It’s a mantra that he’s carried through his career with the Marine Corps before leaving and becoming a civilian firefighter. While working for the

Health

JBLM Fitness Fair Saturday

There is now no excuse for reneging on your New Year’s resolution to get healthy or stay fit. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is offering its 2017 Fitness Resolution Fair, an opportunity to sample free fitness classes at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. In addition

People Rule

JBLM's Joseph Koczur, Jr. is Volunteer of the Month

Growing up at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one reason Friends of the Fort Lewis Army Military Museum volunteer Joseph Koczur, Jr. enjoys spending time at the Lewis Army Museum. Taking over where his late father, longtime Friends of the Fort Lewis Army Military Museum volunteer Joseph

Military Life

Upcoming athletic opportunities on JBLM

Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Commonly nicknamed “golf with shotguns.” Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per

Do 565 in 28

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Do 565 in 28

There are individuals who will run, walk, swim or bicycle their talk in order to promote a worthy cause. The Run Ranger Run V event is a collection of such individuals. Running throughout the 28 days of this year's February, the goal of teams will work to log 565 miles. To highlight the

'Trench and Camp': the official WWI military camp publication

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'Trench and Camp': the official WWI military camp publication

"Camp Lewis built at lowest cost," read the Sept. 12, 1917 headline in the Tacoma Daily Ledger. Capt. David Stone, a West Point graduate, was assigned as Quartermaster for the cantonment to be built on land at the south end of American Lake. Total cost was $6,517,488 - or $142

Anchors aweigh

Attractions

Anchors aweigh

Anyone who works all week at either of Pierce County's military installations isn't likely to want to spend the weekend at another military installation. A trip north to Sinclair Inlet - home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - may change your mind. Almost 50 years after Lewis and Clark mapped

SPOUSE magazine - January 2017

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - January 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the January 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Family-friendly fun at White Pass Ski Area <<< South Sound desserts <<< Year-long celebration in the works <<< Anchors aweigh <<< From the water to the sky <<< 100-year Anniversary Issue

Stage

Finding an amazing show in Seattle

The Academy Award-winning movie, Finding Neverland took the second star to the right and flew into Seattle this week with a Broadway-veteran cast and show packed with catchy songs and stage antics sure to be one of the best things you’ve witnessed in the theater for quite some time.You have

New Evergreen open

News Front

New Evergreen open

Education never smelled so good. The new Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord smells new. It should, as students and staff returned from the holiday break to begin 2017 in a brand new school Jan. 3. The school is the sixth and final Clover Park School District elementary school to be built

Leading Lakes cadets

Military Life

Leading Lakes cadets

Allen Patty believes that leading by example is a way to motivate and inspire young people. "Kids need to be stimulated," said Patty, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) advisor at Lakes High School. "When they do their physical training, I do it

Military can play

Military Life

Military can play

For guys still in the military, playing football for the Pierce County Bengals is simply a chance to continue to play football. "It's for the love of the game," said Ron Baines, the Bengals longtime coach. Baines points out another reason for turning out. The dream of playing college football. Every year,

Wheels up

Attractions

Wheels up

AM "Tex" Johnston would like the Boeing's Museum of Flight. He was the pilot, who on a Sunday in August 1955, took the Boeing Company's new jetliner prototype, the Model 367-80, and executed two perfect barrel rolls over Lake Washington. The maneuver stunned everyone, including then Boeing president William Allen.   Moments later,

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