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Off the V-Day path

Bars & Clubs

Off the V-Day path

Looking for something different this Valentine's Day? Not excited by the prospect of the typical dinner for two, glass of wine and then rush home to catch This Is Us? What follows are a few ideas for the more adventurous: Love at the ZooMaybe you're stuck with the little ones this

Galileo set to music

Stage

Galileo set to music

Olympia Family Theater is known for delightful plays aimed at children, but every once upon a time they do a serious adult play such as Animal Farm and Orphan Train from previous seasons. Such is the case with Starry Messenger, the story of the father or modern science, Galileo Galilei

Portraits from the Smithsonian

Arts

Portraits from the Smithsonian

The development of photography in the early 19th century almost killed portrait painting as a fine art and forced artists to find new ways of making art. Prior to the advent of photography, the purpose of portraiture was to memorialize or honor the subject of the portrait. The subject (the

Playful confrontation

Music

Playful confrontation

Why on Earth did anyone ever think it would be a good idea to remake Carrie? It happened, through no one's coaxing, in 2013, and, despite being directed by the woman that brought us the heart-wrenchingly potent Boys Don't Cry, it proved ultimately unnecessary. The 1976 Brian De Palma adaptation

Wear blue and run for a great cause

Military Life

Wear blue and run for a great cause

wear blue: run to remember is seeking runners - active-duty, family members and members of the local community - to run the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Marathon June 18. Runners who sign up through wear blue: run to remember, will receive a $20 discount off the registration fee and free weekly training

Assisting veterans in need

News

Assisting veterans in need

Anyone familiar with Gold Star Wives and the military supporting community as a whole, has probably heard the name, Arlene Murray. Arlene Murray may no longer be making the primary decisions for local Gold Star Wives in the same capacity, but she is making sure that her name continues to remain

Quiet season on San Juan Island (Part 1)

Travel

Quiet season on San Juan Island (Part 1)

The quiet season on San Juan Island is a delight. It is an opportunity to have an island adventure without the bustle of the summer season.  The pace slows down, allowing you to interact with natives who have wonderful tales to share.  Visit with shopkeepers who toot the praises of

Networking talent

News

Networking talent

The nation's economy is only as strong as the talents of the people who work in it. Some of those individuals are veterans. Work of Honor, which began operations in 2015, is a community of veterans and business professionals committed to combining best business practices and military operational strategies in providing a

Headstone history

Online Newspapers

Headstone history

The weathered headstone is just about a century old. On the aged stone is chiseled the name of Lee Whalen, and that he had been assigned to Company B, 347th Machine Gun Company. The Seattle Daily Times reported that he had died after a brief illness in October 1917, a month after

HVAC is a perfect fit

Military Life

HVAC is a perfect fit

There are a growing number of training opportunities in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) field, and servicemembers just happen to be a perfect fit for HVAC companies like Pacific Air Systems in Lakewood. "The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of twenty-one percent

Music

Lovely and intimate

Are you looking for a special way to spend a romantic evening with or without your significant other this Valentine's Day? Well Culture Vultures, Tacoma #8 Rotary and Ted Brown Music may have just the ticket ... literally ... as they proudly present, Lovely and Intimate, a Private Valentine Concert

Love at first bite

Features

Love at first bite

It's always a race to snag the best seats for Valentine's Day dining. And many local restaurants still have seats available, but you'd better hurry, be happy eating at 4 p.m. or 9 p.m., or plan to celebrate this weekend instead. To help you, sweethearts - here are some romantic

Salute to Military Kids Party

Featured Events

Salute to Military Kids Party

The children of military personnel deserve to be honored said organizers of an event designed to recognize these kids for their sacrifices to the nation, and to prove the point, they are offering plenty of fun things to do for free that day. RSVP TO ATTEND HERE "Most of

The Street Food Festival

Featured Events

The Street Food Festival

Saturday, August 26, 2017Shipwreck BeadsLacey, Washington11 a.m.-6 p.m.Free Public Admission GENERAL INFORMATION: The Street Food Festival is joining two other BIG South Sound events to offer a fun day of food, drink and crafts.  The Street Food Festival, along with the Artisan Market and Drink South Sound, offers both food trucks

Drink South Sound

Featured Events

Drink South Sound

GENERAL INFORMATION: Drink South Sound is joining two other BIG South Sound events to offer a fun day of food, drink and crafts.  Drink South Sound, along with the Artisan Market and The Street Food Festival, offers local beer, wine and spirits vendors in one place at affordable prices to go

Military Life

Shooting clay pigeons on JBLM

Winter in western Washington usually involves a lot of rain and sometimes a little snow. Either way, it’s a time when playing a round of golf can be difficult. It’s possible, but it’s not as fun as the spring and summer time. On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a

Focus

7th ID program targets new culture, mindset

Every service member in the armed forces wants to achieve a physical peak in their fitness. But there’s a limit in trying to be the strongest, fastest and most agile person on the field. Professional athletes have learned to adjust their training regimen in an effort to

People Rule

JBLM captain plays for Team USA

Andrew Hyres was one of only Army soccer players to join Team U.S.A. in the 2017 World Military Football Cup in Oman last month, sanctioned by the International Military Sports Council. Hyres, a captain with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Joint Base

Bridges to honor troops?

News

Bridges to honor troops?

Travelers taking a trip across the Nisqually River bridges could permanently become reminded of veterans if a legislative bill is passed, which would rename the southbound I-5 bridge to the "Iraq Veterans Bridge" and the northbound name to the "Afghanistan Veterans Bridge". State lawmakers like Senator Steve O'Ban appear to be

News Front

Heroes recognized

Eight people making a difference in the lives of local military were recognized last Thursday during a luncheon held at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood.  Civilians, military spouses, retirees, and more were honored for the work they do in the community. "There are many civilians, veterans, men and

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