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JBLM's history includes amusement park

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JBLM's history includes amusement park

In 1917, when 91st Division commander, Maj. Gen. Henry A. Greene, sought to put young Camp Lewis recruits on a straight and narrow path, Progressive Era political reform and social activism emerged in the form of an amusement park just outside the camp's main gate. The vision for the Camp Lewis

Superheroes

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Superheroes

This Saturday, Jan. 28, marks the start of another Chinese year of the rooster. Depending on which calendar one observes, it'll be New Year's Day of either 4654, 4714 or 4715. Traditionally, celebrants dine on communal hot pot, seafood and cured meats. They exchange packets of money or other gifts,

Finding the rhythm

Music

Finding the rhythm

It's really hard to say no to live music. Living in Olympia, especially, we are fortunate to be in an area that is rich with artists and musicians. What can be tough to find is a place that plays live music that accommodates general music lovers. Meet Rhythm and Rye.  This

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" at Harlequin

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"My Name is Rachel Corrie" at Harlequin

At long last, Rachel Corrie has come home to Olympia in the form of Harlequin Productions' presentation of My Name is Rachel Corrie. This is Olympia's first-ever locally-produced full theatrical performance of the play based on the life and writings of the Olympia native who was run over and killed

Anne de Marcken's Invisible Ink

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Anne de Marcken's Invisible Ink

Anne de Marcken, whose stunning "Redaction Project" at Salon Refu this past spring I reviewed in this column, is at it again with another intriguing, intelligent and engaging art project. This time it is what she calls a "performative piece" at the Feast Art Center. This project defies easy categorization. It

Lush and glitchy

Music

Lush and glitchy

One of the nice things about being even marginally aware of one's local music scene is the ability to watch as artists grow and evolve. This isn't something that we necessarily become privy to once a band has broken through that cultural membrane to find mainstream success. Sure, we got

People Rule

Adams receives the Order of Saint Maurice

Nearly 29 years after retiring as an infantry officer in the Army, a veteran from Steilacoom was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice, the highest honor an infantryman can receive from the National Infantry Association, Tuesday. Retired Col. Frank Adams, recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice,

A stylish job

Military Life

A stylish job

If you're wondering what's next after the military, Maria Ferns and Michael Shea both have a simple suggestion: cut hair. Or learn to be a cosmetologist. At the Olympia Barber School in Olympia and at the Summit Salon Academy in Tacoma, there's an open door for military veterans looking for a

Service jobs after the military

Military Life

Service jobs after the military

For many of our military members, the decision to enlist was the result of the desire to serve our country. For them, there was no better career choice than to proudly volunteer their services for the better of their country until their retirement. Once they fulfill their military obligations and

Rekindled romance leads to new business venture

Military Life

Rekindled romance leads to new business venture

In an effort to rekindle their romance after the birth of their first child, Washington Army National Guard helicopter pilots, Heidi and Ray Leonard, ventured into a Pinot's Palette studio for a date night in early 2015. Pinot's Palette provides an upscale paint and sip experience, a way to enjoy

See the big shows

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See the big shows

Seattle and Tacoma boast plenty of crowd-pleasing events, from sporting extravaganzas at Safeco Field and CenturyLink to star-studded concerts at the Tacoma Dome. But those events would not be nearly so pleasant if it wasn't for the efficient management of the crowds they attract. That's where Staff Pro comes in. Staff

Soulful soles

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Soulful soles

Two words one would never have predicted would be in the same sentence: combat and flip-flop. That may have been unlikely previously, but one former soldier is changing the rules of the game by uniting the tragedies of war, an opportunity for the hard working, and hope for a better,

Overcoming loss professionally

Military Life

Overcoming loss professionally

There's a sign on the wall in Rich Snider's office on which the words "Whatever It Takes" appear. Those three words are the guiding philosophy behind the thoughts and actions of the employees at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. "Working in this profession is a calling," explained Snider, the home's sales

From MREs to the dining room

Military Life

From MREs to the dining room

Hungry for a career in the restaurant industry? Not surprisingly, there's a connection between working in a restaurant and serving in the military. When a soldier completes a mission, there is immediate feedback in the form of an after-action report.  When a chef or server prepares or delivers a meal to a

Port Townsend cabins are a great retreat

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Port Townsend cabins are a great retreat

Serendipity and an Internet special brought Jennifer Dickey and her friend on her first visit to "these cute cabins in Port Townsend." Along for the ride was her beloved dog, Tana, who was battling cancer. Little did Dickey know that this was to be a life-changing experience.  In love with the

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JBLM's adventure trips around the world

If you’d like to “climb every mountain” or “follow every byway,” especially those unfamiliar, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Outdoor Recreation offices — Northwest Adventure Center on Lewis North and Adventures Unlimited on McChord Field — have some exciting new trips in this country, as well as international

Military Life

Join the McChord book club

Whether it’s about relationships, death and surviving it or growing up during World War II, the books selected for McChord Field Library’s Novel Navigators book club for adults quickly grab one’s attention and can even make someone who’s not much of a talker eager to discuss

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JBLM teens, law enforcement unite

Fifteen-year-old Clover Park High School sophomore Nyah Hall said she discovered law enforcement officers aren’t much different from her own parents. Similarly, Joint Base Lewis-McChord police officer William Oman learned many youths in Hillside Youth Center’s Keystone Club like to laugh. The two found out these

Military Life

SKIES on JBLM collection of classes

Among the various youth sports programs on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the SKIES Unlimited youth academy on Garcia Boulevard on Lewis Main might have the most diverse collection of classes. SKIES — which stands for Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills — is focused on providing skills and

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THE BAND Eastern-Euro stew The campy fun of old European cabaret and the hip style of today\'s music puree together at the Vagabond Opera show at Jazzbones this weekend as a Portland ensemble makes a debut of Bohemian Operatic Eastern-Euro Cabaret on Friday, Feb. 9. The performance will include songs in 10

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