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A twin achievement

Military Life

A twin achievement

Some traditions are harder to break than others, especially when it comes to a family's dedication to serving in the military. Children in military families oftentimes take up the same mantle their mothers and fathers did when they become adults themselves, even if they do so along different paths. Amber

Camp Eagle

Military Life

Camp Eagle

Once again, Camp Eagle landed at Carter Lake Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and gathered children under its wings to keep them on the learning path. For the last 10 years, Charter Lake has sponsored a special four-day event featuring presenters from such organizations as Fire Station 106, JBLM

Outdoors

Festival of Sail

Tacoma has a long and interesting history of maritime commerce, development and lore. The City of Destiny's official motto is even, "where rails meet sails," reflecting a dedication to the waterfront as a necessary and much-loved part of the city's growth. This week, Festival of Sail Tacoma 2017 will reconnect Tacoma

Celebrate love and life

Outdoors

Celebrate love and life

If you're from Olympia, or a visitor, you probably noticed a couple things about the city. One of them being dreadlocks and pajamas are a common fad that the community wears very well. And what I really hope that you took away from your visit is how loud and proud

America's Car Museum turns 5

Arts

America's Car Museum turns 5

America's Car Museum (ACM) is an imposing four-story building with a shiny chrome roof that mimics the gleam of a new auto. The museum opened June 2, 2012, and since that date has received visitors from all 50 states and 47 countries around the world. The ACM houses a larger

Vinny makes WA pie

Reviews

Vinny makes WA pie

ANNOUNCER: The problem with identifying your menu to a region is that in our global world, there are always people from those places ready to discredit what you do.  Fair or not, New York Vinny's in Lacey gets the same bad rap on Yelp.  And having eaten there, the boys

Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre

Stage

Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney presents 50 years in the life of a loving couple, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, as seen through letters they wrote to each other beginning in the second grade and continuing until maturity. Traditionally, the play has been presented with different actors

New kid in town

Arts

New kid in town

Jeff Pasek is relatively new to Olympia. He moved here from Ohio in 2014. The first I heard of him was when I saw a post about this show on Facebook. I was excited by the vibrant color and exuberance of his paint application. So I Googled him and found

Sweet vulnerability

Music

Sweet vulnerability

Honesty in music can be a hard row to hoe. In most cases, the verisimilitude of a song is just that: the appearance of truth. Even when uncomfortable things are being revealed, the rock star will tend to make themselves look good. There are lots of exceptions to the rule,

News Articles

JBLM troops fire HIMARS via C-17

An M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System moves off of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The HIMARS races to its firing spot, the launcher-loader module moves into position, and the operator presses the button. Within a matter of minutes, six rockets head toward their targets and the

Local, veteran-crafted beer at Odd Otter Brewing Company

Military Life

Local, veteran-crafted beer at Odd Otter Brewing Company

With more than 217 breweries in Washington state alone, there's no shortage of well-crafted, local beer for servicemembers near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to enjoy. It should come as no shock that local businesses like Odd Otter Brewing Company, a small, veteran-owned craft brewery dedicated to military appreciation, have cropped

A dog tag of significance

News

A dog tag of significance

The recognition of a soldier who served for a brief time at Camp Lewis before going to war in 1918 begins with one of his dog tags. In 2001, a French archeologist looking for World War I souvenirs in the Charlevaux Ravine in the Argonne Forest found a dog tag that

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Travel

A weekend getaway to Long Beach

Stretching 28 miles, the Long Beach peninsula really is long and is known locally as "the world's longest beach." When you drive on to the beach, (yes, drive) and park your car, all you can see for miles in either direction is sandy beach and crashing waves.  Long Beach is

2017 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

Online Interactive Guides

2017 Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show

The largest Fourth of July celebration in the South Sound is on Ruston Way. Packed with food, music, an air show and fireworks, this is the place to be for big city action. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Freedom Fair program.

Career fair and baseball

News Front

Career fair and baseball

Looking for employment can be highly stressful, especially when navigating through dozens of employers ready to hire at hiring events. What better way to relieve the stress of looking for employment all day than to enjoy a free Seattle Mariners game after searching for your next career? Hiring Our Heroes is hosting

Museum of Flight soars to space

Attractions

Museum of Flight soars to space

The Museum of Flight recently opened a brand-new permanent exhibit called "Apollo." This is sure to delight those who love space, and it's a good reason to make a visit. During the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the space race drew the best

Lattin's famous apple fritters

Features

Lattin's famous apple fritters

The apple fritters from Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm are renowned throughout Thurston County for their fresh, hot-from-the-fryer yumminess. Now they can add Ice Chips' Flavor of Thurston County to their fame. Recently, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitors and Convention Bureau went through a rebranding process. They partnered with the famous grannies

Roger Waters

Music

Roger Waters

"If I had been God," sings Roger Waters in "Déjà Vu," "I would've sired many sons, and I would not have suffered the Romans to kill even one." It's the brand of irreverent philosophy we've come to expect from Waters, best known as one of Pink Floyd's two front men from

Double feature

Stage

Double feature

Passion: It's a word we talk a lot about, mainly because it's a word that runs deep here in the South Sound and deserves to be celebrated. Believe it or not, our community is full of passionate people that just happen to be geniuses. The ones that reap the benefits

Mondo meals in Lakewood

Reviews

Mondo meals in Lakewood

ANNOUNCER: When Carrs came on to the scene years ago, they made their name known by serving hub-cap-sized pancakes and other mega meals to those with big appetites - or those that love a doggy bag - it takes two hands to hold.JAKE: The selection at first glance looks to

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