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Baseball Salute to the Troops

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Baseball Salute to the Troops

The Navy League, USO Northwest, USAA along with the Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers and Tacoma Rainiers invite all military and civilians to a day of free* fun to honor the local troops.  There will be a monring baseball clinic for the kids, pony and horse rides, petting farms, Home

Best Local Hero: Jermaine Kearse

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Best Local Hero: Jermaine Kearse

Is it fame? Success? Giving back to the community? Being a role model, maybe? Volunteering? Supporting local military veterans and their families? A local college education (unless you're a Coug fan)? An overall persistent will to achieve bigger and better things for one's self, family and community as a whole

Best Auto Dealership: Lexus of Tacoma at Fife

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Best Auto Dealership: Lexus of Tacoma at Fife

Lexus of Tacoma at Fife provides customers with an "amazing experience." "We treat all of our customers like they are family, like relatives," commented general manager Frank Lee. "It is all about communication, the communication of committed service and respect to customers." Located in Fife since 1997, the dealership prides itself in providing

Readiness over fitness

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Readiness over fitness

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) may give way to the Combat Readiness Test (CRT). "The key difference is between ‘readiness' and ‘fitness,'" Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy-commanding general for initial training, wrote in a press release. The APFT focuses on a soldier's ability to do push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile timed

Mobility Guardian flies high

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Mobility Guardian flies high

Sitting in the left back seat of a bus near a KC-10 Extender aircraft parked at Fairchild Air Force Base, Air Commodore Dominic Stamp turned to his left and said, "Very good show, this exercise." He explained that his role in the Royal Air Force is the equivalent of Gen. Carlton

Building community by giving thanks

Military Life

Building community by giving thanks

Sometimes the best way to show your appreciation is to simply say "thank you." It's heartfelt and direct, and it's exactly what the DuPont-Steilacoom Subchapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) did last Friday during its first-ever Military Appreciation Day. Held at DuPont's Clocktower Park Aug. 4, the

Gig Harbor mayor proclaims August 4 Military Appreciation Day

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Gig Harbor mayor proclaims August 4 Military Appreciation Day

Gig Harbor mayor Jill Guernsey read a proclamation to honor the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, the family members and all military by declaring Aug. 4 Military Appreciation Day. It was a great way to kick off the 4th annual Military Appreciation Day held Friday, Aug. 4 at Sehmel Homestead

Triple Nickles protected the Pacific Northwest during Word War II

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Triple Nickles protected the Pacific Northwest during Word War II

On Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., DuPont mayor Mike Courts will host "1945 Jumping into Fire: the True Story of the All African-American 555th Airborne Infantry Battalion in the Northwest" at Patriot's Landing. The presentation will be led by Bob Bartlett, PhD, a public sociologist at Eastern Washington University. "This

Total eclipse of the sun

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Total eclipse of the sun

On Aug. 21 at 10:15 a.m., a total eclipse of the sun will touch down on the Oregon coast and begin its move across the country covering a 40-mile swath. Within this band, you can experience the totality of the eclipse, which is the point when the sun is completely

Pierce County Toy and Geek Fest this weekend

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Pierce County Toy and Geek Fest this weekend

The first-ever Pierce County Toy and Geek Festival opens this Saturday at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Sponsored by local businesses Toy Stable, Images and Events, Atomic Comics, and Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse, Geek Fest is an all-encompassing celebration of geek culture and the only South Sound convention of its kind. No

Oly Pub Crawl this weekend

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Oly Pub Crawl this weekend

The Olympia Pub Crawl was established in 2009. It has developed into a really great party and fundraiser, but a lot of people might not know how it go started. It all began with Molly Sjoboen and her passion for helping sick children. She started Olympia Pub Crawl with the

Lakewood welcomes Asian Film Fest

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Lakewood welcomes Asian Film Fest

The Lakewood Arts Commission presents the 2017 Asian Film Fest held Aug. 11-13 at Pierce College in Lakewood.  The opening film is the beautifully restored, international box office blockbuster The Bridge on the River Kwai. This sweeping epic was the winner of seven Academy Awards to include "Best Picture," "Best Director," "Best Actor" and "Best Musical Score." It is based on a World War II

Red Wagon Burgers & Philly Cheese Steak

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Red Wagon Burgers & Philly Cheese Steak

ANNOUNCER:  Open just short of a year now, Dutch and Jackie tackle the monster-sized burgers at Red Wagon Burgers and Philly Cheese Steak. Specializing in charbroiled burgers, cheesesteaks, fries and shakes, there is something for everyone here. DUTCH: The advantage of being located in the Westgate Shopping Center is that there

The monster speaks

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The monster speaks

I confess to having a bit of a cultural blind spot when it comes to Frankenstein. I've generally absorbed the beats of the story by dint of existing as a person for almost 30 years, but I've never read Mary Shelley's iconic novel, which stands tall as a metaphorically rich property

Documenting lives

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Documenting lives

A mile away from the Northwest Detention Center where immigrants are held while awaiting deportation, Spaceworks Gallery is holding their second exhibition focusing on immigration, "Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed." This follows "Scars and Stripes," this past spring's exhibition on Cambodian refugees and the U.S. involvement in Cambodia during the

A damn good time

Music

A damn good time

It's been pointed out by many people who think way too much about music, including me, that the steady adoption of ironic detachment among both bands and fans in the indie scene may have done some real damage when it comes to the environment of live shows. Beginning something around

Best hair salon: Supernova Hair Salon

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Best hair salon: Supernova Hair Salon

Hair is often the first thing people notice, therefore, hair styles should be as individual and unique as the people who wear them. Finding a hair salon isn't difficult -- there seems to be one on every corner. But finding a hair salon where every stylist sees each customer as

Best theater group: Tacoma Little Theatre

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Best theater group: Tacoma Little Theatre

From bright comedies such as Steve Martin's The Underpants and winner of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) New Play Fest Exit Laughing; to the horror of Dracula, with astonishing performances by Jacob Tice, Michael Christopher and Bryan Wane Jansen; to a gripping adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice

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Young actors stage ‘Treasure Island’ at theater camp

It started with an opportunity to audition, and less than one-week later ended with a full-on musical performance with the renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre. Nearly three dozen Joint Base Lewis-McChord youths auditioned for roles in the musical, which was produced over the course of five days at

Family

JBLM Youth Shotgun Fun Shoot

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range will host the annual JBLM Youth Shotgun Fun Shoot Saturday — an opportunity for youngsters to take a shot at the sport. The event has been popular over the years, and the all-volunteer staff is expecting approximately 90 children

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