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Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

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Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

Even with busy military schedules, sometimes you have an unexpected free weekend. Grab your sweetie and head across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the maritime village of Gig Harbor. The Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites is your base for the weekend. The hotel has a lovely garden setting and is

Alternative TRICARE option

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Alternative TRICARE option

The military lifestyle can be hectic; with countless obligations and a strong sense of dedication, tackling medical to-dos can take valued time out of soldiers' busy lives. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) is a provider of the United States Family Health Plan (USFHP), a TRICARE Prime option based on ease,

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

With the extravagant meals and family gatherings of turkey day behind us and the glowing lights and sparkling wrapping paper of Christmas ahead of us, it's no wonder that families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are gearing up for the annual JBLM 5K Jingle Bell Jog & 1K Reindeer Romp. "The

Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

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Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

When soldiers first arrive on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it can take a week or two -- or sometimes even longer -- to in-process and start work at a new unit. Those weeks can be frustrating and tedious during the best of times, but when new arrivals find themselves stuck in

Lights, camera, action!

South Sound Cinema

Lights, camera, action!

Even for the traditionally prestigious holiday movie season, the rest of the 2017 calendar is loaded with Hall of Fame talent. I'm not talking about the actors, though dozens of the brightest stars in the world WILL be featured in upcoming films. I'm talking about the filmmakers: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Crafting beautiful boozes

Features

Crafting beautiful boozes

Folks enjoy libations for a variety of reasons: in celebration of grand victories, during moments of mourning, sips simply hyphenating bites of a well-prepared meal. Really, a tasty spirit is all about history and good stories and Chambers Bay Distillery adopts this ideal. It all began at Hudtloff Junior High in

A Christmas Carol

Stage

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol as adapted by James Venturini for Lakewood Playhouse is probably as close to the way Charles Dickens himself would adapt it for the stage if he were alive today. In his day, Dickens toured the world telling stories and reading from his books, so it is appropriate that

The Mill of Milton

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The Mill of Milton

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head a bit north to Milton this week to check out The Mill. Open about six months, this one-half family dining and one-half sports bar covers all the needs of this small town in a one stop shop. And it is doing so with scratch recipes

Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

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Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

Christopher Paul Jordan might well be Tacoma's most prolific artist, and his fame is quickly spreading to Seattle and elsewhere -- deservedly so for this recent Neddy Artist Awards winner, if his latest show at Kittredge Gallery is any indication. The show is called "Latent Home," and it features powerful work

Chasing iconoclasts

Music

Chasing iconoclasts

There is a hallowed hall in the hearts of sensitive, self-consciously intellectual music lovers that is dedicated to singer-songwriters who managed to craft their art in equal deference to the heart and mind. Pop music history is littered with people that wrote songs like novels, that wrote songs like slyly

The 7th Infantry Division's hallowed history

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The 7th Infantry Division's hallowed history

In its 100-year history, seventeen 7th Infantry Division soldiers have been recipients of the Medal of Honor. World War II PFC Leonard C. Brostrom, 17th Infantry Regiment PFC John F. Thorson, 17th Infantry Regiment PVT Joe P. Martinez, 32nd Infantry Regiment The Korean War PVT Charles H. Baker, 17th Infantry Regiment Lt. Col. Don C. Faith, Jr.,

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Centennial events

To mark its 100 years of service to the nation, the 7th Infantry Division's Centennial Week will be marked by the following events:Dec. 3  Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, division commander, will host the Commander's Holiday Reception for command teams, primary division staff, and community partners at specified times at his

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Valentine's Day dining

ALTEZZO: On the 26th floor of the Sheraton-Tacoma Hotel sits one of Tacoma’s top restaurants.  Low lighting, awesome views and excellent Italian cuisine.  Arrive early and loosen up in the hip Vertigo Lounge.  1320 Broadway Plaza, 253.591.4155. BRIX 25: We loved the fact that when we sat down at our

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Get out and drink wine lovers!

Thursday, Feb. 8: Singles Night, Feb. 8, 6 p.m., $10, Pairings Fine Wine & Flowers, 2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.779.0838. Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10: “Page & Plant Tasting” — Page Cellar’s wine tasting and hopefully a little Led Zeppelin, Feb. 9 6 p.m., Feb. 10 4 p.m., $10,

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Forget the bar, go slot car

A new craze is growing in popularity and appearing not only in the form of clubs, teams, and leagues; it’s becoming a regular addition to many guys’ garages. It’s slot car racing.  Grown men racing intricate, expensive devices in secret clubs in Tacoma.  Secret locales.  Secret waiting lists.  There’s no

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