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Nike Company Store offers military big savings in May

May is Military Appreciation Month and Nike wants to thank all military families and veterans by offering a 40 percent discount at their Nike Company Store in Oregon. Throughout the month of May, all servicemembers, veterans, National Guard, Reserves and their families will save up to 40 percent off of their

Sweet Things on paper

Arts

Sweet Things on paper

The Evergreen State College graduate Ashley Miller has returned with a photography exhibition called Sweet Things in Galerie Fotoland, first floor Library Building. The press release and a printed statement on the gallery wall refer to her pictures as still-life photography, but although they are formally like traditional still-life arrangements, they

Christmas in springtime

Stage

Christmas in springtime

Plays about incompetent theater companies putting on bad plays are so common as to be practically a genre of their own. Some are as bad as the absurd performances they satirize, but there have been a few on stage and screen that are outstanding. The classics of this type are

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

I'm spiraling this year. The Easter Bunny visited our house a day early, you know, because Sunday was such a busy work day for us. You'd think the kids would be excited about such a thoughtful bunny hopping through the house with plastic eggs full of sugary sweet snacks and

The Red Elm Café

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The Red Elm Café

ANNOUNCER: Directly in the heart of Tacoma's Hill Top neighborhood is the Red Elm Café. With limited kitchen space, they have utilized a panini press and a waffle iron to offer a simple, healthy yet creative menu with nothing over $6. This week, Dutch and Jackie head out to see

Tacoma Wayzgoose

Arts

Tacoma Wayzgoose

"Fifteen years ago, most people in Tacoma didn't know what letterpress was. I used to joke that they thought the process was as simple as pressing a button until things fell out (of the press), and then we'd have a print! Nowadays, there's an impressive public knowledge in Tacoma about

The art of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Arts

The art of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's In the Footsteps of My Ancestors at Tacoma Art Museum is a knockout punch to the emotions. Paintings and prints on display range from the 1970s to 2017, and from the earliest to the latest they are expressive and exciting. Upon stepping into the gallery, I immediately

Welcome to the family

Stage

Welcome to the family

The South Sound theater community is populated with a cavalcade of intensely passionate participants -- both onstage and behind the scenes. It's an unending source of joy to see so many familiar names pop up as actors or crew members for all the plays that we get to enjoy from

Asian fusion comes to Olympia

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Asian fusion comes to Olympia

ANNOUNCER: It doesn't take much to get Jackie and Dutch to take a trip south to Olympia to try out a new place. And this week, the trip offers a Korean-inspired menu packed with fresh ingredients and lots of flavor options for them to choose from. JACKIE: I'd like to come

Pass the torch

Military Life

Pass the torch

As April is National Poetry Month, it should come as no surprise that on April 9, Tacoma Arts Commission announced its selection of the 2019-2021 Tacoma poet laureate as Abby E. Murray. Originally from Puyallup but now a resident of Tacoma, Murray is a prominent community activist, poet, educator and

Those overcast blues

Music

Those overcast blues

It's wild to step back and consider that the Gray Sky Blues Music Festival has been alive and kicking in Tacoma for 12 years. This Saturday will mark the event's entry into the dozen-timers' club, and that milestone once again shines a light on how infrequently blues music gets mentioned

A gift of life

Military Life

A gift of life

Every once in a while, the stars align and things just work out. After battling with a kidney disease since she was 10 years old, Amy Lynn Samulenas found out that she would need a transplant to save her life. After being on several donor registries and not finding a match

The important legacy of Earth Day

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The important legacy of Earth Day

This year, more than one billion people will celebrate the 49th Earth Day in no less than 192 countries. Earth Day, which falls on April 22, is the culmination of a week's worth of activities geared towards the protection and improvement of the environment. Today, two generations of Americans no longer

Trash Cop

Military Life

Trash Cop

With a box of latex gloves and an industrial-size bottle of hand sanitizer, "Trash Cop" Greg Mason investigates on-base dump sites as part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's illegal dumping program. The program began in 2005 when it was discovered about 600 tons of trash were disposed of on JBLM each

Transforming the force

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Transforming the force

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies April 17. The 32-page report is a blueprint for the next decade and beyond. The strategy includes an array of changes allowing the Air Force to

Army’s fifth field feeding company activated at JBLM

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Army’s fifth field feeding company activated at JBLM

On April 11, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command activated the 564th Quartermaster Company. The company, the fifth field feeding company in the Army, forms part of a new Army Force Design Update, which consolidates culinary specialist and field feeding equipment into company teams. The 564th Quartermaster Company will assign culinary specialist

‘Birdies for the Brave’

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‘Birdies for the Brave’

With spring here and summer just around the corner, heading off to a favorite golf course is readily understandable. Combining that understanding with a desire to shoot "Birdies for the Brave" is the driving motivation for this year's 27th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the AUSA works to

Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

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Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

The Nisqually tribe and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community come together to honor Chief Leschi and his brother, Quiemuth, at the 11th annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk April 27. The event takes participants through the ancestral lands of the Nisqually tribe. After preregistering for the event, attendees meet at Carey Theater at

Bodybuilding is a life-changer

Military Life

Bodybuilding is a life-changer

Sergeant 1st Class Robert Clark, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, used to be like many active-duty servicemembers trying to find a way to deal with stress when he first entered the Army. Clark's way was to party, blowing a whole

Grit for girls

Military Life

Grit for girls

What makes for a more exciting summer camp experience than learning how to use a chainsaw, handle a fire hose, or rappel out of a fire tower? We can't think of a single thing. If you can't either, you'll be delighted to know Capital Metro Fire (CMF) has opened registration

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