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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington

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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington

My first reaction when I saw that Tacoma Little Theatre was doing Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington was "What a great title" - a switcheroo on the famous Jimmy Stewart film of the same title, but with "Mrs." Instead of "Mr." I had never heard of the play, but assumed

Unlike anything else

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Unlike anything else

Lucy Gentry Meltzer's "Biophilia Collection" at Salon Refu is a selection of small voodoo dolls and sculptural figures on dress mannequins standing on the floor and floating from a natural wood frame just below the gallery ceiling. Figuratively, they are wood sprites, fairies, Medieval warriors and goddesses, and a sleek,

Mass hysteria

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Mass hysteria

Over the past few months, for various environmental reasons, I've found myself going down Internet rabbit holes researching stories of large groups of people losing their ever-loving minds. Instances of mass hysteria, or something more subtle, like a legitimate brain disease or poisoning coursing its way through a populace and

2017 Spring Career Guide

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2017 Spring Career Guide

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SPOUSE magazine - April 2017

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SPOUSE magazine - April 2017

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the April 2017 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Washington State Spring Fair <<< Choosing a daycare <<< Garden tours around the Sound <<< Food and fun with The Lunch Bunch <<< Pelindaba Lavender <<< Easy hikes near JBLM

Transitioning to the Guard

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Transitioning to the Guard

You know the commercials: "Just one weekend a month, two weeks a year ... money for college ... an extra paycheck." The Reserve and the National Guard suffer a misconception in the public consciousness as being the diet version of the Armed Forces, reserved for everyday people who only want to

Transitioning from military to business owner

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Transitioning from military to business owner

Transitioning from the military can be a challenging life experience. Throw in a move and launch a business into the mix, and you either sink or you swim.  For orthodontist Kirk Dahlke, DMD, MS, who transitioned from the Army in 2016 and opened Dahlke Orthodontics, it has been a period

A school to housing benefit

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A school to housing benefit

The post-9/11 GI Bill is a very valuable veteran benefit. The new GI Bill went into effect Aug. 1, 2009. It is the most comprehensive education benefits package since the original Montgomery GI bill was passed in 1944. Former President George Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. Former

Jackpot: casino careers

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Jackpot: casino careers

For many, a night at the casino entails sparkling machines, delicious buffets and perhaps a musical performance. Behind the glitz and glamour of this highly entertainment-oriented industry are dedicated professionals who make it their mission to ensure patrons are enjoying themselves. If considering a career change or simply interested in

Yes, you DO want fries with that

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Yes, you DO want fries with that

For many of us, our first big break into the workforce was in a menial food service job. Our parents and our bosses all told us the same thing - "This is a great opportunity" - a sentence we all secretly suspected ended with, "to quit this place and find

Whale watching in the San Juans

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Whale watching in the San Juans

It was one of those rare days in the San Juans when the sea was completely calm and still. The sailboat gently bobbed in the quiet cove. Capt. Hobbes Buchanan brought his breakfast up on deck and got the surprise of his life. "I found myself accidentally in the middle of

USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

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USAA Educational Foundation launches digital readiness tool

As a military servicemember, practicing financial readiness and fully understanding retirement benefits for yourself and your family is half the battle. Next year, the U.S. Department of Defense is unveiling its new blended retirement system (BRS). Effective Jan. 1, 2018, all newly signed servicemembers will be opted into the BRS automatically.

Fighters fill formulas for free at fort pharmacies

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Fighters fill formulas for free at fort pharmacies

Failing health is a part of life. It's true that people are living longer than ever these days, but the amount of health problems we have to weather getting to that ripe old age is expanding in proportion to our years. Fortunately, we live in an age in which many

History before JBLM's history

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History before JBLM's history

Being focused on the present can obscure the past. This year, Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrates its centennial.  Doing so affords the base the opportunity to look back over the past 100 years and note its accomplishments. Those accomplishments are based on a history that transpired before 1917, before there was a then-Camp

Resources for veterans

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Resources for veterans

To help in the task of assisting servicemembers transition from military to civilian life, the annual Veterans Resource Fair will be held May 13 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The event, coordinated by Nine Line Veterans Services, brings several agencies and organizations that assist veterans under one roof from 9

Tee up the beer

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Tee up the beer

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is known for providing community to veterans, but a pub crawl? That's the event created by mastermind Alfredo "Freddy" Rocha. As a new member of VFW #2224 in Puyallup, Rocha has been on a mission to educate his fellow veterans about the benefits of

Medical research on display April 28

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Medical research on display April 28

Medical research is premised on the past work of others and the innovative actions of those in the present. This concept will be on full display when Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Clinical Investigation (DCI) presents its 20th annual Madigan Research Day, April 28. Over the years, researchers at Madigan have

Adventures onstage and outdoors

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Adventures onstage and outdoors

Ashland, Oregon, the charming small town that's home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is quite likely the Shakespeare capital of the United States. There are plenty of other reasons to visit - nature, culture and fine dining among them - but if you're going to drive almost to the California border,

Our revolution

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Our revolution

Olympia has a lot of different stereotypes, a lot of which are not too far from the truth. Yes, they drink too much coffee, and IPAs. They do have a nude beach on The Evergreen State College campus, and I think Olympia pulls off the dreadlock look better than any

Sweetheart deal

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Sweetheart deal

For untrained listeners, a night at the symphony can be an intimidating prospect. Is it necessary to rent a tux, wear a monocle, understand French or Latin? Is there a secret handshake? That's where symphonic "pops" programs come in. They're happy compromises between the accessibility of pop-rock with all the

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