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The Beach

The AT&T payphone on the right side of the doorway leading into a room full of beer kegs dialed up some memories. "It still works," said Dan Lean, the owner of the Beach Tavern for the past 35 years. "People call in and we answer." Established just a half-a-year after Prohibition ended in

Poet in peril

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Poet in peril

Geoffrey Chaucer, a poet and raconteur who plied his trade in the politically fraught London of the late 14th century, is now regarded by scholars as the father of English literature. His unfinished work The Canterbury Tales is a dreaded but frequent college assignment six centuries later - yet the

Oh the horror

Stage

Oh the horror

The Rocky Horror Show - in its several incarnations, first as a stage musical, then as a film, and finally as its endlessly running combination of the two - is iconic in spite of itself. Richard O'Brien's original play was created at a time when cult productions and irony weren't

Annual postcard show

Arts

Annual postcard show

There are something like 360 art works by approximately 120 artists in the annual postcard show at South Puget Sound Community College. But who's counting. Actually, I am. I counted 118 names on the announcement card, but sort of lost my place while counting, and I multiplied that by three

Mountain fresh

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Mountain fresh

ANNOUNCER: It is hard not to like any place that holds beer meetings and gatherings around here, especially calling them Lodge Meetings at Base Camp - that's a great salute to the area.  And it is only one of the many things we like about Peaks and Pints.  Now, for

Baby be good

Music

Baby be good

It can't be understated the enormous role nostalgia plays in how we ingest all matter of art, but especially music. Much in the same way that smells have an uncanny way of triggering astonishingly vivid memories, music has the ability to transport you back to a specific moment in time,

Outdoors

Winter trips with JBLM experts

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the upcoming months become the ideal time to explore the beautiful wilderness all around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited is here to help you explore. “The winter time is the best time to be

Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

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Soldiers find no sign of D.B. Cooper

Forging through the brush and forest near Lake Merwin, Washington, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Fort Lewis returned to the base at the start of the 1970's without finding the famed hijacker D.B. Cooper. F.B.I. agents requested assistance from the Army to search the area where Cooper was believed to

JBLM intramurals

Military Life

JBLM intramurals

If you're looking for some exercise or fun and competition, then there's a swishing good time waiting for you on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Beginning in the middle of January, intramural basketball for both men and women begins on JBLM. But if rebounds and free throws aren't your thing, then check

Spouse leaps into hair

Military Life

Spouse leaps into hair

The warm, welcoming atmosphere envelopes patrons the minute they walk in the door of Shea Alexander Salon and Boutique in DuPont. The successful salon is the result of the hard work and dreams of owner and military spouse Kimberlee Calvin, who took the leap and opened her business in February

Best of Olympia 2017

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Best of Olympia 2017

The home of Calvin Johnson and grunge rock, historic record labels and KAOS FM, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get that’s not brewed there anymore, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an

Family

Youth basketball players test shooting skills

Basketball has a lot of fundamentals that even some of the best professional players have to continuously work on. One of those is being able to shoot free throws; a skill that even the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal struggled with a career percentage of 58.2 on the

Family

Golf can be weapon against depression, VGA official says

Golf can be a frustrating sport. There are variables for each shot based on the previous stroke, the weather conditions or a combination of both. As a group of four play a round of nine to 18 holes, stories are told and laughs are shared in a

Military Life

Take art classes on JBLM

Looking for a fun way to use up some energy in a creative fashion? The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Arts and Crafts Center, 1121 Barnes Blvd, at McChord Field, offers some cool classes for those looking for an outlet in myriad mediums and pathways. For example, this Saturday’s

Bills: Getting troops free

News Front

Bills: Getting troops free

In speaking about veterans, President Abraham Lincoln challenged the nation in his second Inaugural address, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson takes this challenge seriously and works to implement it. During the current legislative session,

Military Life

Inside the Bettie Brigade

FIRCREST, Wash. — Women’s roller derby is certainly one of the toughest sports played on roller skates. It’s a blend of cruising speed and bruising hits — requiring a level of agility and endurance. But underneath the rough and tough exterior of roller derby is a support

Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

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Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

On the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, flight crews from McChord Field's 17th Bombardment Group began patrols along the Washington and Oregon state coastlines, searching for Japanese submarines to prevent another attack on the United States. But soon the 17th Bomb Group would play an

Ode to noodles

Military Life

Ode to noodles

As a native southerner, I can't fathom the Pacific Northwest's fascination with macaroni and cheese. Served in many high end restaurants and jazzed up with crab, prawns or heaven forbid vegetables, the humble mac and cheese is elevated to a gourmet dish with prices often $20 or more. I say you

Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

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Steins, Vines and Grinds: Washington's story of beer, wine and coffee

During the last several decades, the state of Washington has become famous around the globe for its world-class beverages. Some of the finest beer, wine, and of course coffee, is made right here in this beautiful state. However, what is not so well known is the role that these beverages

Crash bang boom

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Crash bang boom

The history of the percussive performance group known around the world as Stomp began in 1981. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas of Brighton, UK, were members of a street band, the amusingly named Pookiesnackenburger, which played most of that decade at the Edinburch Festival. As part of Cressell and McNicholas'

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