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Encouraging creativity

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Encouraging creativity

Thurston County is all about "handcrafted" experiences and a DIY approach to ... well, just about everything. Shipwreck Beads knows all about that "handcrafted" approach, and the family-owned business will embrace it in all its glory at their upcoming, bi-annual Artisan Market Saturday. "This is a community-based event," said Kelsy Vincent,

Post-punk polarity

Music

Post-punk polarity

One of my favorite indie rock bands of the late 2000s appealed to me through their stylish ransacking of foppish opulence and their studied desire to challenge listeners. This band is called Wild Beats, and their first album, Limbo, Panto, was upper-crust poshness rendered grotesque, aided in heavy part by vocalists

A hero's movie

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A hero's movie

Alvin Carey's life story would make for a wonderful movie. Born in Lycippus, Pennsylvania, a year before the construction of Camp Lewis in 1917, he grew up in nearby Laughlintown. The writers of the script of his life would point out that Carey was reserved, fond of reading and enjoyed an activity

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Forever GI Bill expands benefits for military veterans

Military veterans now have unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump signed Aug. 16. The Forever GI Act lifted the 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately.   The legislation increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guarantees veterans a

Travel light, travel free with Space A

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Travel light, travel free with Space A

There are adventurers in the world who don't think twice about traveling without guarantees. Those travelers enjoy moving through the "unknown" and often consider missed flights or changes to the itinerary as simply a part of the travelling experience. For those people, especially military servicemembers, retirees and their families, travelling

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is one of those museums that inspires a trip to an area just to see it. Located in The Dalles, Oregon, the museum is right on the banks of the Columbia River and in a very impressive building.  When you step into the

A day on Bainbridge Island

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A day on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a fun and easy day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The walkable town is filled with restaurants, shops, museums and tasting rooms. You can easily fill a day or more with activities. First stop is the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce for visitors' information. It has informative brochures

Hawaii dreaming

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Hawaii dreaming

ANNOUNCER: With summer days waning, Dutch and Jackie were hankering for uber fresh fare and satiated their needs with a visit to Sam Choy's Poke to the Max. Once a food truck find only, this brick-and-mortar establishment located on Pacific Ave. near University of Washington-Tacoma, is an expansion of the

A cat-and-mouse game

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A cat-and-mouse game

Lakewood Playhouse opens its 2017-2018 season with the classic thriller Wait Until Dark, one of the most suspenseful plays ever mounted on stage. The play by Frederick Knott was first performed on Broadway in 1966. A film version starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkan was released the following year, and it has been

"A paper narrative"

Arts

"A paper narrative"

There's a new visual arts venue in Olympia, and I hope this won't be a one-shot deal, but rather the first of many shows to come. Collage artist Evan Clayton Horback secured the use of the balcony area at Browsers Bookshop for an art exhibit space and curated a show featuring

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Meet Col. Nicole Lucas

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new garrison commander feels much like many who’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest during their formative years. Colonel Nicole Lucas said she’s glad to come home to the area after a lengthy separation — during which she grew up, finished her education, entered the

Heroes & Awards

McChord street renamed to honor late loadmaster

A rare honor was bestowed on a prior McChord Field Airman and his family during a street renaming ceremony Saturday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The ceremony unveiled McChord Field’s newly renamed street Chief Master Sgt. William M. Cannon Boulevard, previously 5th Street Northeast on Heritage Hill. The late

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WA State Fair starts Friday

Whether you’re old school and still call it the Puyallup Fair or simply as The Fair, plan on having plenty of fun Sept. 1 to 24 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Last year, more than 1.1 million people from across the state came to the annual

Best youth and community development: Write253

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Best youth and community development: Write253

"Vital stories exist," says Michael Haeflinger. "And a lot of times, if you're not asked, ‘what is your story?' you'll be hesitant to tell it. We don't ask young people what they think or how they feel about things often enough, either. So, Write253 offers writing opportunities and spaces for

Best film series: Weird Elephant

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Best film series: Weird Elephant

A truly healthy, happy city, I think, is never quite complete until there's a consistent place for cult movie enthusiasts to converge. While The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been doing its level best to hold down the oddball fort every second and fourth Saturday at the Blue Mouse Theatre, things weren't

The Lewis Army Museum reopens this week

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The Lewis Army Museum reopens this week

After being closed for more than a year to undergo renovations, the Lewis Army Museum will reopen at 10 a.m., Aug. 31, with a grand reopening ceremony. The renovated museum features all-new exhibits and full-scale dioramas with the addition of immersive and interactive features. "We are extremely excited about the reopening

The Guard in Asia

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The Guard in Asia

The Washington National Guard continues to move forward in Asia. Last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, leaders of the Guard and the Malaysian Armed Forces signed an agreement to build and further sustained cooperation in areas of mutual interest. Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, commander, Washington National Guard, and Gen. Tan Sri Raja

AUSA Lacey Subchapter hosts field day for troops

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AUSA Lacey Subchapter hosts field day for troops

On Aug. 29, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Lacey Subchapter hosted soldiers and families from the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to a field day at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. The subchapter provided food and family activities along with

The Fair is back!

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The Fair is back!

It's that time of year again. Time to take your kids out of school right after it started and kill a day at the fair. One thing that people always love about the fair is that there is always something special for everyone. Nine times out of 10 it comes out

Olympia Harbor Days ahoy!

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Olympia Harbor Days ahoy!

This weekend, for the 44th time, Washington's capital city hosts Olympia Harbor Days, a celebration of tugboats in particular and of maritime heritage in general. Classic tugs will moor at Percival Landing all weekend. On Sunday, they'll charge into Budd Bay for what festival executive director Carol Riley believes to

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