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What Tacoma needs

Music

What Tacoma needs

Hey, look: I've long since admitted that I will first pay attention to a band with an attention-grabbing name. There's no getting around it. I have relegated myself to a world where I'm inundated with bands and sounds that are fated to sound exactly the same. Because of this, I've

Called back to action

Military Life

Called back to action

Denise Dhane is long retired from her role as vice president of the DuPont subchapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), where she ran the Single Soldier Program.  But when she received a plea from Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Goodman that his soldiers needed help, she jumped right in

A history second to none

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A history second to none

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, many soldiers wear the 2nd Infantry Division's Indianhead patch. The division has a storied history, and it involves JBLM. Both the base and the division were formed around the same time: Camp Lewis opened Sept. 5, 1917; the 2nd ID was organized Oct. 26, 1917. It is the only

It's salmon time

Outdoors

It's salmon time

Beginning in September and lasting through December, salmon run in our area. The fish return from the Pacific Ocean into the Puget Sound and then travel back to the streams and rivers of their birth to spawn the next generation. It is an epic tale of survival: A female salmon

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Beer money

Ted McGill believed that money was best used wisely.   In 1955, McGill, an employee in Bottle House A at the Olympia Brewery, thought it was a good idea to begin a credit union for brewery workers. With his gift of persuasion and head for numbers, he set out to do

The Big Bike Jump

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The Big Bike Jump

Nine years ago, Second Cycle opened its doors as a community cycle center in Tacoma. Since then, the nonprofit organization has been educating and supporting local cyclists by providing a community work space, bicycle maintenance classes, repair services and youth-centered bike programming to community members. This year, Second Cycle is

Military spouse finds success in retail

Jobs & Education

Military spouse finds success in retail

Carmen Flores, a military spouse and owner of Bow and Arrow Children's Boutique in the Capital Mall in Olympia, has come a long way from making and selling bows she made at home. Her mall business is a bright and cheerful boutique specializing in unique toys and clothing items for

Five-year grant given to Steilacoom Historical School District

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Five-year grant given to Steilacoom Historical School District

It was recently announced that the Steilacoom Historical School District is the recipient of a $1.25 million Defense Education Activity grant. It comes from the Department of Defense Education Activity, a Military-Connected Student Academic and Support Programs grant (better known as a MCSAP). The grant will allow the school to

Gig Harbor Film Festival

South Sound Cinema

Gig Harbor Film Festival

One of the best parts of autumn is the unbridled flow of quality films that tend to inundate theaters. Even disregarding the mainstream output that makes up the majority of what people will be seeing, the Pacific Northwest becomes overrun with film festivals. We've already written about the Destiny City

Tinder Live

Stage

Tinder Live

Online dating has survived years of skepticism and scoffing from those who believe true human connections can only be made in person; for some, admitting that they'd met their significant other on the Internet was felt to be a fairly taboo confession. But, with the Internet increasingly invading every aspect

Storytime

Stage

Storytime

All the King's Women at Olympia Little Theatre is a cute, lighthearted play. The concept is inventive, and the structure is unique -- more an evening of storytelling and skits than a play. It is a series of eight short stories about the women in Elvis Presley's life, not his

A gem in the harbor

Reviews

A gem in the harbor

ANNOUNCER: After all the tequila and tacos last week, Dutch and Jackie needed to kickstart this weekend with the most important meal of the day, breakfast ... well, maybe brunch if you get a late start. Enter NetShed No. 9 in Gig Harbor. Their menu boasts brunch staples with a

Real deal

Arts

Real deal

Susan Christian's paintings at Stable Studios are the real deal. They are painting as painting is meant to be: simple, straight-forward, unpretentious and with no trickery whatsoever. Some might see the cut-off figures, oddly elongated formats and mysterious scenes as gimmickry, but they're not; they are simply Christian being Christian

Electronic eccentricities

Music

Electronic eccentricities

As the years go on, it becomes more and more common for a sighing refrain to ring out among a segment of the population: Oh my God, it's not even Halloween, and the stores are already stocked with Christmas decorations. Yes, Christmas comes earlier every year, and there seems no

From field to global force

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From field to global force

From an argument over naming rights to a place of global importance, today's McChord Field holds a significant place in Joint Base Lewis-McChord's history. In 1927, Pierce County purchased a 771-acre piece of land for a municipal airport. John Rigney was the one to sell his land to make room for the

Jaw-dropping views

Travel

Jaw-dropping views

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area makes a great vacation destination, especially when you make Stevenson, Washington, and the Skamania Lodge your base for your time in the Gorge. There are so many activities, adventures and places to eat within 10-15 minutes of the lodge that you can easily

Outdoors

Fall fun in the South Sound

Fall is in the air, and the crisp, sweet aroma of apples, apple cider, pumpkins, fresh donuts and apple fritters permeate the air at Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm, in Olympia — one of a handful of local farms dedicated to providing harvest and Halloween

Family

Walk to Remember addresses loss of a child

One by one, the children’s names were spoken aloud, candles were lit and the silence was broken. “It’s really our passion to change the culture of silence around pregnancy and loss, to speak your baby’s name and tell your story,” said Miriam Krause, the guest speaker at Madigan

Football, West Point and the 7th ID

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Football, West Point and the 7th ID

There is nothing like a nail-biter of a football game that binds Joint Base Lewis-McChord to the United States Military Academy at West Point. At the Oct. 14 Army vs. Eastern Michigan University game at Michie Stadium, the 7th Infantry Division was honored by the academy. The stadium is dedicated to the

Get your trunks ready

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Get your trunks ready

October brings that time of the year to get the junk out of your trunk and fill it with candy for military youth. The Washington National Guard Child & Youth Programs is hosting its 8th annual Trunk or Treat event for military youth, veterans and their families, Oct. 28, from 2

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