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Fun in the garden

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Fun in the garden

Noted English gardener Janet Kilburn Phillips once said, "There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." Spring is the time of year when individuals begin to think about planting in their yards and gardens.  What follows are five unique nurseries that can help with enjoying the experience of gardening. Jade Mountain Nursery With an

A hot tub can help your property value

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A hot tub can help your property value

The simple pleasure of a warm bath taken to its most lavish extreme, we've been enjoying hot tubs all over the world since 400 B.C. The volcanic hot springs of yore have since given way to fiberglass or acrylic shells encased in synthetic wooden frames, or sometimes embedded right into

Knickknacks and bric-a-brac

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Knickknacks and bric-a-brac

A knickknack is a small item used as an ornament while bric-a-brac is a miscellaneous collection of small objects commonly of ornamental or sentimental value. This boring definition discounts how much fun it is to shop and curate the perfect look for your home or add to a collection you are

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2017 Summer Guide

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Exceptional women connected to base honored

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Exceptional women connected to base honored

Flavia Garcia Hulsey from the Team Red, White and Blue (RWB), Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)/Tacoma Chapter and Holly Constantine from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), DuPont Subchapter, are two women that will be honored May 5 at the South Sound Exceptional Women banquet hosted by Soroptimist International

Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

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Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

On Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m., the Clover Park School District (CPSD) hosted the grand opening celebration of the Evergreen Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, student performances, presentations and self-guided tours of the school. According to CPSD superintendent Debbie LeBeau, "Washington state

The Gulf War via JBLM

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The Gulf War via JBLM

On Aug. 7, 1990, violent events altered the lives of many soldiers, family members and civilians in and around then Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base.  President George Bush ordered troops to deploy to Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq's attack and occupation of Kuwait.   What began in 1990

Home away from home

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Home away from home

Some of my fondest memories growing up are from the week we would spend at Pensacola Beach each year. You can make your own memories nearby in the San Juan Islands. There are many rental options available - from a condo on Friday Harbor and a luxury resort on Orcas

McChord Spouses' Club awards $50,000 in scholarships

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McChord Spouses' Club awards $50,000 in scholarships

Sixteen hardworking Air Force spouses and dependents were awarded scholarships by the McChord Spouses' Club on Sunday, April 23. The program began in 2013, when the longstanding Enlisted and Officer Spouses' Clubs combined at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord. The $50,000 in scholarships was raised by the volunteer-run McChord Thrift Shop, a nonprofit that

The new era of Tacoma's Literary Arts

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The new era of Tacoma's Literary Arts

Every April, Tacoma's literary arts community comes to life in a flourish of poetry, spoken word performances and literary festivals, often in celebration of April as National Poetry Month. It's no coincidence that the Tacoma Arts Commission chooses April to appoint a new Tacoma poet laureate every two years, either.

Do the walk of life

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Do the walk of life

If you have never experienced Olympia, here's a couple things to keep in mind when walking downtown. 1) It's a very "come-as-you-are city". If you're rocking a $500 suit, or a pair of pajama pants, you fit right in. 2) Don't judge the book by its cover; the best food,

Young buskers in love

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Young buskers in love

The musical Once, a hit four months ago at Broadway Center, features a charismatic, young street musician who falls in love, only to face seemingly insurmountable romantic competition. That's a fair description of Jacques Offenbach's La Périchole, the next Tacoma Opera production, except this time the romantic triangle takes a

Pizazz in Lakewood

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Pizazz in Lakewood

ANNOUNCER: It is unclear how many pizza places have tried this location in Lakewood's Ponder's Corner, but Pizazz Pizza may have a legitimate run at longevity.  They have a large selection of pizza and non-pizza options, lots of money saving packages, and they deliver all over the greater area. JAKE: Because

Timing and delivery is everything

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Timing and delivery is everything

What's wrong with these people? Why are they laughing so hysterically at stuff that's only slightly funny? Have they never heard a risqué joke, or am I just totally jaded? Those are the thoughts that often go through my head when attending comedic plays that rely on titillation humor. Not so

Stomp and snarl

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Stomp and snarl

I've spoken countless times about my fascination with the ever-expanding list of granular subgenres in music, as well as my fundamental inability to keep track of them all. There truly is no country for old men, and even at 28 years old, I count myself among the elderly when it

What is going on?

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What is going on?

"Joe Hedges: Empirical Evidence" is the latest exhibition in the gallery at South Puget Sound Community College. The exhibition blends traditional art with science, mechanics, science-fiction. The show includes still-life paintings in oil on canvas, digital prints of imaginative machine-like objects, and fantastical installations involving sculptural objects that appear to

PCS season is here

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PCS season is here

If you live on or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord then you know that PCS season has begun. With orders in hand, many are preparing to pack up their home for the big move. But don't be too quick to leave. Spring in Washington state promises longer daylight hours, meaning more

Explore Gig Harbor

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Explore Gig Harbor

There is no giant octopus beneath the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. We all know it to be true, but most of us still contemplate the eerie possibility every time we cross the bridge, leaving the hustle and bustle of Tacoma behind and heading for the quiet charm of Gig Harbor. "The

Vacation discounts

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Vacation discounts

Coupons. Percentages off. Hard dates and proof of ID - military families have all been there. And why not? When companies are offering up discounts (sometimes huge ones), why not take full advantage, right? You get to save cash while having a good time. However, there are so many factors that

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2017 summer camps

Every child looks forward to the end of the school year. That moment when they can high five each other on the end of another successful school year as they head home to kick off their summer break. After a day or two of sleeping in and lounging outside in

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