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Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

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Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

Endless opportunities for adventure, recreation, relaxation and enrichment through the arts abound at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend. You can easily fill a weekend, a month or even a lifetime with things to do there. The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) and Washington State Parks entered into a co-management

Health

Upcoming sports opps on JBLM

Youth: Young golfers ages 7 to 18 can now register for the First Tee Youth Golf Camp offered through Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services. There are two camps provides between the two JBLM golf courses — Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main and

Soldiers surrender Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

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Soldiers surrender Hoops 4 Heroes trophy

Basketball ruled the South Sound this past weekend. While high school teams from around the state hit the hardwood at the Tacoma Dome to vie for the WIAA state basketball championship, Saturday saw an equally epic match-up in the gymnasium of the Pierce Community College Health Education building, where soldiers

Award-winning art by military veterans

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Award-winning art by military veterans

A diverse range of art on display by military veterans inspired and entertained visitors to the 2017 VA Puget Sound Creative Arts Festival March 2-4 at American Lake VA Hospital in Lakewood. One-hundred and twenty-nine works were represented across 34 visual arts categories in fine arts, applied arts and craft kits.

A legislative experience

Military Life

A legislative experience

Natalie Trimble, a student at Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Preparatory School, recently served as a page in the state House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, sponsored her for the Washington State House of Representatives Page Program.  She is the daughter of Lt. Col.

2017 Pierce County Reads kicks off

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2017 Pierce County Reads kicks off

The 2017 Pierce County (PC) Reads Open House Kickoff will take place at the Lewis Army Museum Saturday, from 3-5 p.m. The 2017 book selection is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, by Mary Roach.   Visitors can view displays of military uniforms from various time periods.  There will

People Rule

JBLM unit inducts Stan Lee

Meeting Marvel Comics iconic superhero creator Stan Lee at the March 3 Emerald City Comicon in Seattle was a dream come true for some Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members. It also was a pretty exciting time for Lee, as he was surprised by JBLM Soldiers with an

Veterans

New vet support network in Washington

SEATTLE — The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and the Schultz Family Foundation announced March 2 the launch of WAServes, a unique network of veteran service organizations that makes it easier for Joint Base Lewis-McChord active-duty service members, veterans and their family

SPOUSE magazine - March 2017

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SPOUSE magazine - March 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the March 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Great bike rides around the South Sound <<< Back to Eden ... nudist style <<< Foraging the forest <<< All out in Poulsbo <<< Steilacoom the first

How comedy should be done

Stage

How comedy should be done

Jason Haws is one of Olympia's favorite actors. He is an actor's actor, the one other actors study to see how it's done. Not that I have any confirmation of that from other actors, but if they don't study him they should. He has more plays under his belt than

"Scars and Stripes"

Arts

"Scars and Stripes"

Now open at Spaceworks Gallery is a startling exhibition presented by Red Scarf Revolution that explores the impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today. Curated by Silong Chhun, founder of Red Scarf Revolution, the exhibition features photos and text from "Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin," an exhibition

Blue Star neighbors at Starbucks

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Blue Star neighbors at Starbucks

Blue Star Families and Starbucks brought together local nominees for the Blue Star Neighbor Award to celebrate their volunteer service which makes such a difference in military families' lives. The event took place at the Starbucks Military Family Store on South Tacoma Way last week. The Blue Star Neighbor Award is

Military vet helps veteran businesses connect

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Military vet helps veteran businesses connect

After Dave Maestas served 20 years in the Army, his role changed when he got out of the military and became a businessman in 2014. But his objective didn't change. He still wanted to serve. Except, now instead of serving his country, he's serving the military. Now in the role of a

The Swiss presents jazz masters

Music

The Swiss presents jazz masters

I've had the blessing of growing up in a family of artists, musicians, and just pure visionaries. These are a group of people that have valued the ability to take apart the ugly aspects of life, and turn it to something beautiful. My aunt is an artist who has always

James Mongrain and the Stroemple Collection

Arts

James Mongrain and the Stroemple Collection

I was overwhelmed upon stepping into the James Mongrain and Stroemple Collection at the Museum of Glass. It was like stepping into some decadent over-decorated castle - a long shelf running the length of one wall stuffed to overflowing with delicate and elaborately decorated Venetian glass vessels, and on tables

Sax freaks

Music

Sax freaks

In a way, it's a bit of a shame that the saxophone, as a totem, came to become irreconcilably tied to either sexy times or terminal hokiness - and frequently both. The instrument has been practically plagued, guilty by association with images of Rob Lowe wailing on one in St.

Veterans

World War II veterans group visits I Corps, JBLM

I Corps hosted a tour for the Seattle Chapter of the Nisei Veterans, a group of Japanese-American World War II veterans and their descendants, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 3. “This is a special day, said Lt. Col. J.D. Williams, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment commander,

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Sister Gertrude visits JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed Sister Gertrude Feick, a Benedictine sister and executive director of the Benedictine Institute at Saint Martin’s University, to speak with the JBLM Chaplain Corps at Lewis North Chapel March 2. Feick visited on the second day of Lent, the well-known Catholic tradition and

Health

Injured Reserve Physical Readiness program on JBLM

Though he would be the last person to say it, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Jasso Jr. has become an architect of change for the 17th Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With nearly 19 years of experience as an Army medic, Jasso teamed up with Maj. (Dr.)

Military Life

Intramural and youth sports sign ups

Intramural: Learn about this year’s Open Spring Softball season Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Season starts April 1 with the league tournament May 6. Cost to register a team in recreational, competitive or women’s leagues is $250. Open to

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