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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

Wine (in the) country

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Wine (in the) country

Walla Walla means "many waters," but these days, the charming Eastern Washington town is better known for its many wines. The once-sleepy town of 32,000 is drawing winos - er, tourists - from far afield. The New York Times has taken note. Some say it's poised to become the next Napa

Oh Canada

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Oh Canada

It will be a shame if you don't explore British Columbia while you are living here in the Northwest, because while similar in some ways to the greater Pacific Northwest and United States as a whole, there are many unique opportunities a minimum of three hours away that you can't

Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

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Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

The story of Lewis and Clark's epic adventure to reach the Pacific Ocean is one every child learns when studying United States history.  What was once just a story on paper jumps to life when exploring the sites on either side of the Columbia River at The Lewis and Clark

Mount Rainier in a day

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Mount Rainier in a day

Military families are rarely stationed near friends and family. A new duty station often triggers lots of visitors who want to see all the sights but are limited on time. Mount Rainier in a day allows you to experience the highlights quickly.  It is a lot of driving, but the

Craft brewing at Peaks and Pints

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Craft brewing at Peaks and Pints

Long, sloping hiking trails, drizzling spring rain and small batch, hoppy beer. They're all synonymous with enjoying life to the fullest in the Pacific Northwest. Lucky for Tacoma residents, they're also embodied in one of the city's newest taprooms and bottle shops, Peaks and Pints. Located in Tacoma's up-and-coming Proctor District,

Summer break ideas for kids and adults

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Summer break ideas for kids and adults

Pssst. Educational summer break ideas galore - but don't tell the kids It's nearly summer - ready for a break? Step away from the crowds, frenzied airports and travel lines and set your sights on a visit to Washington's Capital City. Families find a range of hotel rooms and inns

Thirty years of Waterfront Blues

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Thirty years of Waterfront Blues

For five days this summer, Portland celebrates 30 years of legendary music and community at the annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Credit Union. Held June 30-July 4, the open-air music showcase features performances by Big Head Todd Blues Club (with Billy Branch, Cedric Burnside and Ronnie

Leave the car behind

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Leave the car behind

V2V Vacations is a brand new, direct, passenger ferry between two of Canada's premium harbour cities - downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The passenger-only service aboard the V2V Empress is set to launch in May 2017 and will travel once per day between the two cities.  In Vancouver, the boat

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