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Fall Guide 2017

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Fall Guide 2017

Not sure what to do this fall? Check out our Fall Guide for ideas for you and the entire family. The South Sound has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the autumn season. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Fall Guide.

Race for a Soldier

News Front

Race for a Soldier

The 2017 Race for a Soldier takes place in Gig Harbor Sunday, Sept. 24. The race includes a half marathon and a 5K. The start, finish and race basecamp is the Tom Taylor Family YMCA. Day of race registration is available at the YMCA. Proceeds from the race benefit the

All good things must come to an end

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All good things must come to an end

Summer lovin', wasn't it a blast? Some of us spent those three short months at the beach, others spent time in the woods isolated from society. Unfortunately, the days are getting shorter, and people seem to forget how to drive when the ground gets wet. If only summer had just

Portrait of a rock survivor

Music

Portrait of a rock survivor

The band Great White all but invented the word "supergroup," which is remarkable given the fact that it only charted once in the U.S. That single, of course, was "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," baby, which hit #5 on Billboard and dominated the airwaves in 1989. Even that song was a

Rumors

Stage

Rumors

Rumors is a play that starts in the middle of a crisis. Rather than easing the audience in through introductions to what will balloon into a whirling dervish of a cast, Rumors begins at a fever pitch, and only ramps up the hysterics as the show goes on. This is a cacophonous farce

Sel Restaurant

Reviews

Sel Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Tucked away in Tacoma's St. Helens' neighborhood, Dutch and Jackie visit Sel Restaurant. An elevated brunch menu paired with one of the best views in town lures those looking for a compelling dining experience from near and far. No kiddies allowed; the establishment is 21 and up. JACKIE: Sel

"Witness to Wartime"

Arts

"Witness to Wartime"

Washington State History Museum offers a rare opportunity to see the visual diary, drawings and watercolor paintings of a Japanese-American held in the relocation center in Puyallup and the internment camp at Minidoka, Idaho. Takuichi Fujii was a small businessman and well-known local artist in Seattle at the beginning of World

Woolworth Windows

Arts

Woolworth Windows

When artworks first began showing up in the windows of the old Woolworth building on 11th St. between Broadway and Commerce, there was little sense of installing work that was site specific. The walls were treated as gallery walls upon which paintings were hung, not as the three-dimensional space it

Honestly crazed

Music

Honestly crazed

Folk and punk music have long had a dalliance with one another, existing on a parallel line that encourages musicians to explore their various extremes. It's no secret that the two genres share many of the same values, down to their stripped-down sounds, emphasis on personal narratives, and frequent explorations

Awe, shucks

Outdoors

Awe, shucks

There is a glimmer of the quintessential Pacific Northwesterner that you catch a peek of when basking in the glory of our great outdoors. Western Washington boasts a diversity of landscapes from mossy forest floors, majestic mountains and calm ocean waves. This equates to a plethora of outdoor activities to

Visit Mount Baker Wilderness

Travel

Visit Mount Baker Wilderness

For the perfect fall getaway head north of Seattle to Bellingham and the Mount Baker Wilderness. Get your fix of apple orchards, farm fresh produce and crisp mountain air. Where to Stay. If you want the cabin in the mountain experience, check out Mount Baker Lodging, which has over 80 properties

Exploring region's Vinicultural Areas

Travel

Exploring region's Vinicultural Areas

American Vinicultural Areas (AVAs) are unique geographic locations with the right climate, soil and topography for growing grapes. The Columbia Valley AVA is mostly in Washington, but the small section in Oregon contains some of the oldest vines in both states. The high desert climate allows for slow growth, and

Southern Oregon wineries

Travel

Southern Oregon wineries

Southern Oregon Wine Country has many wineries that offer generous military discounts. "I'm a proud patriot," said Wayne Parker, owner of Melrose Vineyards, when asked about the large flagpole flying the American flag at the entrance to his property. Parker never served in the military, but he has always had a strong

Marrying wine with military values

Travel

Marrying wine with military values

"Our fathers and grandfathers expected us to work hard and be humble ... to have fortitude and commitment to overcoming life's challenges without grumbling along the way." This might sound like something a military servicemember would say, but it was spoken by David Traul, a fourth-generation physician and owner of Ledger

Stewart's Meat Market

Features

Stewart's Meat Market

As a member of a military family, you always hope to discover the places where the locals shop when you move to a new location. The mom-and-pop businesses that people have been going to for years, and in some cases generations, go a long way in making you feel like

Where to find fall fun?

Outdoors

Where to find fall fun?

Fall is a great time for harvests, festivals, haunted houses and train rides. The areas surrounding Olympia and Tacoma have many entertaining activities lined up for the next two months. Here are a few highlights. OLYMPIA AND THURSTON COUNTY Rutledge Corn Maze featuring The Bountiful Byway, through Oct. 31 Rutledge Farms' corn maze includes

One hour and 12 minutes

News Front

One hour and 12 minutes

In the next 72 minutes, a veteran will take his or her own life. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs' most recent study (va.gov), conducted in 2014, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide per day. The study was a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the country, and it examined more

News Front

"Pershing's Last Patriot" in Lakewood

The WWI Centennial is not complete without watching Pershing's Last Patriot, presented by the Lakewood Historical Society and showing Sept. 26 in Lakewood, 6-8 p.m. at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW. A FREE showing of the documentary about Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I.

Gritty, on-post entertainment

Military Life

Gritty, on-post entertainment

There's nothing like sleeping in on a Saturday morning, then rolling out of bed and letting the day take you where it may. It's a lifestyle most single people, particularly single servicemembers, take full advantage of at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where on-base entertainment can keep anyone busy long before the

Shaping the future

News

Shaping the future

As a swarm of students darted through the narrow hallways of Sunnyside High School, math teacher and 20-year Navy veteran, Spencer Martin, kept watch from a classroom doorway. Amongst the shouts of hellos from students, came the voice of a senior that hadn't uttered a word to Martin since telling

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