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Ports for the holidays

Thursday, Dec. 13: Ports For The Holidays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $5, Pour At Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Friday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 15: Dom Perignon By The Glass, Pour At Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Friday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 15: Small Vineyards Tasting, 6 p.m., Pairings Wine & Bar,

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Sparkling wines

Thursday, Dec. 20: Sparkling Wines For The Holidays, 5-8 p.m., $10, Vin Grotto Cafe and Wine Bar, 813 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.722.5079. Friday, Dec. 21-Saturday, Dec. 22: Year End Monster Red Bash, 6 p.m., $20, Pairings Wine & Bar, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.274.9463. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923

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Messiahs, Revels and yarn

THE CRAFT Rockin’ Knit Night In my childhood bedroom at mom’s there’s a red roll of yarn attached to a shabby seven-inch square — the scarf I started making when my Granny Grunt Grunt (don’t ask) taught me to crochet at age nine. Never one to throw anything away, I thought about

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Ho, ho, no?

As the holidays inch closer and closer, galleries and museums in Tacoma are ramping up for Third Thursday Art Walk Dec. 20. Since it’s only five days before Christmas, we figured the museums at least, and perhaps a few galleries, would be doing something festive. We were a bit disappointed,

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Holiday shows

holiday Paradise Theatre is staging one of the funniest holiday shows ever written. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a kind of show that is a side splitter for anyone who has ever been involved with a holiday pageant. [Paradise Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, $8-$18, 9911 Burnham Dr.

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Round Trapp

There are a few times in history when there is a perfect marriage between particular people and the times in which they live. Winston Churchill was the absolute right person for Britain during the early days of World War II. He managed to keep his country together in the face

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7-Eleven Days of Christmas

The holidays can be stressful and kind of a pain in the ass. Between getting sap all over your icicle fingers cutting down a tree, draping the electric blue lights over every inch of the house, trying to convince mom that you only need one box of tinsel this year,

Help for infertility

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Help for infertility

Infertility affects both sexes equally. It is a condition of the reproduction system that prevents the conception of children, and it affects about 10 to 15 percent of couples in this country. The diagnosis is usually given to those who have been attempting to conceive for a least one year without

176th Engineers build school

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176th Engineers build school

What had been in the pipeline for more than a decade took just days for the Washington National Guard to build. "Not only did the soldiers build a school, they also got to teach English to the Thai children who went to the school where the new building was being constructed,"

Hoops 4 Heroes set for March 7

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Hoops 4 Heroes set for March 7

On March 7, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) DuPont-Steilacoom Subchapter of the Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter presents the fourth annual Hoops 4 Heroes, soldiers versus first responders basketball game. Proceeds from this event will benefit the subchapter which supports the military communities at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

New Apple app helps vets

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New Apple app helps vets

In partnership with the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA), Apple, Inc. recently announced that the Health app included with every iPhone will soon allow veterans to sync with certain types of medical records. Beginning this summer, the "Health Records on iPhone" feature will let veterans populate their devices with information on allergies,

18th Air Force visits McChord Field

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18th Air Force visits McChord Field

There is something about every Air Force base that makes it unique. The 62nd Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a unique culture of professionalism and taking care of each other, which 18th Air Force leadership had the opportunity to see during their visit here Feb. 19-22. "I see a

D-Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday with JBLM

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D-Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday with JBLM

Of the more than 876,000 hours retired Col. George Westlake has lived, the two he spent at the Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 21 were a dream come true for him, he said. Westlake, a company commander of 3rd Tank Destroyer Group's headquarters' element on Omaha Beach during

Army to realign $30 billion

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Army to realign $30 billion

The Army is slated to release its fiscal year 2020 budget request March 12, which will include the realignment of nearly $30 billion over the next five years to improve readiness and better support the Army's six modernization priorities. "We've been very consistent about where we're trying to take the Army

The Canterbury sound

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The Canterbury sound

Over the past few weeks, in preparation for a move, I've been shuffling through my record collection to decide what'll be coming with me. The vast majority of this collection came from my dad, who left them with me when he left the country. I've still not had the chance

And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World

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And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World

This year's 11th Annual Native American Art Exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College is comprised of work from a year-long project called Yeha? that includes performances, videos, storytelling, and works of visual art. The exhibition title is And Now We Know: Indigenous Artists Write the World. An exhibition flyer

Epic play comes to Lakewood Playhouse

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Epic play comes to Lakewood Playhouse

Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and three Tony Awards for Best Play, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, now playing in repertory at Lakewood Playhouse, is a momentous and epic play, and very likely the best drama of the late 20th century. At seven-and-a-half hours in length, it is also a daunting

A decade of dance

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A decade of dance

"People come to see beauty," said Judith Jamison, former artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, "and I dance to give it to them." Thurston County's about to get served a veritable banquet of beauty in the form of Olympia Dance Festival. The capital city is the hub for a

62nd AW airmen shine as best in 2018

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62nd AW airmen shine as best in 2018

Friends, family, co-workers and community partners honored the 2018 nominees chosen as top performers in their units during the 62nd Airlift Wing Annual Awards Ceremony Feb. 15. Nominees in the 14 categories -- airmen, noncommissioned officer (NCO), senior noncommissioned officer (SNCO), junior company-grade officer (JCGO), company-grade officer (CGO), field-grade officer (FGO),

The Fightin’ Fourth

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The Fightin’ Fourth

For the 55th time in the history of the Air Force, command of the 4th Airlift Squadron (AS) at McChord Field has been passed. Standing on the port side of a C-17, Lt. Col. Jessica Regni passed the squadron's guidon and campaign ribbons to Lt. Col. Sean Burke in a change

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