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Annual Ranger Regatta

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Annual Ranger Regatta

The Pointe du Hoc Foundation (PDHF) will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the Ranger Regatta, Aug. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Tacoma Yacht Club. "The Ranger Regatta is the PDHF's annual fundraiser. This event sets the conditions for our nonprofit support of 2nd Battalion (75th Ranger Regiment) and

The Boeing Classic shows military appreciation

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The Boeing Classic shows military appreciation

Get your golf clap and your uniform ready; the annual Boeing Classic returns to North Bend, Aug. 21-27, at the beautiful Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. In conjunction with the PGA TOUR Champions tournament, family-friendly events for servicemembers (retired, active and Reserve) and their family will be held on Military Appreciation Day,

Streets of honor

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Streets of honor

Three streets on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are named after four Medal of Honor recipients. Pendleton Avenue honors Staff Sgt. Jack Pendleton; Mann Avenue honors Pfc. Joe Mann; and Stryker Avenue honors Pfc. Stuart Stryker and Spc. Robert Stryker. Pendleton, Mann and Stuart Stryker served in World War II, and Robert Stryker served

There is this place where the sky is big (part two)

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There is this place where the sky is big (part two)

Our family trip was nonstop fun, and a week is not enough time to see and do all Missoula has to offer. Plan to spend lots of time outdoors, so pack the sunscreen and drink tons of water. The National Bison Range (NBR) is one of the oldest refuges in the

Best pizza: The Cloverleaf

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Best pizza: The Cloverleaf

Almost all pizza is at least pretty good, so it takes a special breed of pie to rise above the norm and earn the adoration of our discriminating readers. The first bite makes it clear how The Cloverleaf's distinctively crunchy crust launched this Gritty City institution into the party-food stratosphere. This

Best pet spa: Shampooch, Inc.

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Best pet spa: Shampooch, Inc.

Shampooch, Inc. Self-Service Dog Wash, located in Tacoma, is winner of Best Pet Spa. Their business is based on their tagline, "Because your dog's favorite groomer is You!" Have you ever had to wash your dog at home and created a huge mess? That was what owner, Jenni Friel faced one

Best tattoo shop: House of Tattoo!

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Best tattoo shop: House of Tattoo!

With a name like "House of Tattoo!," you know what to expect -- a museum dedicated to the diminutive assistant from Fantasy Island. Fine, it's a tattoo parlor, an amazingly awesome one. House of Tattoo! Has been inking up Tacoma residents for over 20 years now, garnering a reputation among their

Best military supporter: Odd Otter Brewing Company

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Best military supporter: Odd Otter Brewing Company

The Odd Otter Brewing Company is voted Best Military Supporter in Tacoma. With three of the five initial owners having a military background it is no surprise they are so supportive of veteran and military organizations. From their early days when they launched a Kickstarter campaign, charity has been a

Best live music venue: Jazzbones

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Best live music venue: Jazzbones

Located in the midst of Tacoma's bustling food and entertainment scene, Jazzbones has been a Tacoma fixture for more than 15 years. The iconic 6th Avenue restaurant and nightclub boasts live music six nights a week accompanied by an assortment of beers on tap, creative cocktails and scrumptious snacks. The venue,

Best burger: Frisko Freeze

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Best burger: Frisko Freeze

In the parking lot outside of Frisko Freeze on a recent early Saturday afternoon, assistant manager Chris Matuska held in his right hand the very definition of delicious. A double cheeseburger. It oozed melting cheddar cheese, condiments and, oh yes, a secret sauce with pickles that screamed to be consumed. For like the

JBLM to celebrate Centennial Anniversary

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JBLM to celebrate Centennial Anniversary

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the site of two important 100th anniversary celebrations.  With 10 decades of service and training under its belt, the joint base celebrates all who have lived and served on base with family-friendly events open to Department of Defense ID card holders and the general public. It's

Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Jan. 6, 1917 - Pierce County bonds itself for $2 million to buy 70,000 acres of land at American Lake to donate for federal military use. Bond paid off in October 1937.April 9, 1917 - An Army-engineer company started survey work at the American Lake site for a military camp.

Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

I Corps, America's First Corps, is a three-star headquarters that manages daily activities for more than 70,000 Soldiers and Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and across the Pacific, including Hawaii, Alaska and Japan. Their job is to "Deploy, Fight and Win" decisively in any environment to enhance security and

Surviving WWI buildings on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Surviving WWI buildings on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

"JBLM leads the nation in the number of surviving World War I wood-frame buildings and has restored them to provide functional office space and other effective uses," said Duane Denfeld, Ph.D., JBLM architectural historian. There are eight surviving WWI structures remaining at JBLM: the Family Resource Center (former Red Cross Hostess

Cultural Resources Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Cultural Resources Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has more than 350 historic sites and 431 recorded archeological sites, which the Cultural Resources Program has a federal mandate to protect. "The cultural resources program on JBLM has two main responsibilities that are tied directly to supporting the military training missions of the garrison," said Donna Turnipseed,

Pershing's singing army

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Pershing's singing army

Q:  How do you turn an army of rookies into a professional fighting force within a few short months? A:  Teach them to sing together. When America entered World War I in April 1917 to ally with France, Russia and Great Britain against Germany and Austria-Hungary, the armies of Europe used singing

Best hidden gem: The Mule Tavern

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Best hidden gem: The Mule Tavern

When choosing the ideal bar, one must go through a mental checklist of the attributes of importance: ambiance, drink and food selection, friendliness of staff, and more. In order to hook patrons into returning, these characteristics must be met for people of all different interests and tastes. Luckily, South Tacoma

Best brewery: 7 Seas Brewing

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Best brewery: 7 Seas Brewing

It is undeniable that microbreweries have increased in both popularity and ubiquity in recent years. In fact, the Pacific Northwest boasts hundreds of microbreweries throughout the region -- and Tacoma's microbrewery lineup is only on the rise. But in a competitive field, one outstanding brewery worth checking out has been

Best coffee house: Anthem Coffee

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Best coffee house: Anthem Coffee

Coffee is never hard to find in the Pacific Northwest, and Tacoma is no exception. A quick cup of Joe can be found on nearly every street corner.  Sometimes, however, we need a little more.  Sure, we need a good cup of coffee -- but we also need friendly service,

Best event with words: Creative Colloquy

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Best event with words: Creative Colloquy

Since it first appeared on the Web in February 2014, and most especially since its first public event at B Sharp Coffee House the following month, Creative Colloquy (CC) has taken Tacoma and the South Sound's literary community by storm. Readers and writers from Olympia and Puyallup, and all around

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