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Retiree helps 6 different organizations

Retiring from the military doesn’t always mean one sees less of their fellow service members. At least that’s so for retired Army Lt. Col. Omar Thondique, an active volunteer with six different organizations and community groups on and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Thondique is JBLM’s August Volunteer

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Clover Park apps let parents check grades, receive updates

In today’s technologically-evolved society, it is becoming easier for parents to be informed of how their children are doing in school – especially for parents who are serving on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local military installations. Clover Park School District, which operates elementary schools on JBLM,

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JBLM parents serve as caddies for young golfers

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services’ sports department hosted its annual JBLM Parent Caddy Golf Jam Aug. 16 at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main. Children, with parents driving their carts, golfed three regular holes and did three more footgolf holes at Eagles

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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

Tacoma Restaurant Week

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Tacoma Restaurant Week

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back with the best darn dining deal in Tacoma, April 8-12 and 15-19, 2018, featuring three-course dinners for only $30 at the best restaurants in town, and some establishments also offering a three-course lunch for $15. Dive into Rootbeer Glazed Pork Belly; Grilled Sockeye;

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!

Outdoors

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

August: Osage County

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August: Osage County

The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts is a play unlike any other. The story unfolds, or should we say erupts, over a few weeks in the rural Oklahoma home of Beverly and Violet Weston. It opens with Beverly (a crusty but kindly old drunk played

Humble prose and twang

Music

Humble prose and twang

One of the greatest joys of being a music critic -- including the ability to work tipsy, in my underwear, on my front porch -- is getting the opportunity to stump for bands. Because of the need for variety in this fine rag, and the eagerness to spotlight something novel

2017 Fall Welcome Guide

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2017 Fall Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see.  Click the link below and start your journey today. Click here to view

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Love in the clubs

This Wednesday is Valentine's Day, the most romantic and stressful time of year for men. Poor guys. I don't envy you. This is the day you dread all year — trying to figure out what to do, what not to say, how to dress, and where to go. So here

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Jana Losey

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter and pianist Jana Losey from New York will make three appearances in Tacoma this week as part of her West Coast tour in support of her new album, Bittersweet. Losey and her accompanist Melanie Peters will make their first stop at Buzzard's CDs & Video

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