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Three JBLM families surprised with layaway balances paid

Military Life

Three JBLM families surprised with layaway balances paid

The true spirit of the holiday season is to spread hope and kindness. One of the best ways to participate is to give to those in need. Many of our fellow military service members and veterans find this time of year to be a financial burden. The cost of purchasing

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Fashion 2008

This last year in fashion has seen some interesting things, both on the runway and in our own neck of the woods. In my opinion, as far as fashion goes, local designers Lisa Fruciante, Daniel Blue, Jooley Heaps, Marilyn LoSavio, and many, many others are “where it’s at.” Even if

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In the bag

Annette B My trip to Hawaii was imminent. I needed a bathing suit cover but didn’t want the traditional generic wrap-style sarongs that Target and other mainstream stores sell. Annette B clothing boutique offers hip clothes for full-figured women, those expecting a baby and those who have just had one. Since

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Roger Ebert's Top 10 films of 2007

It was a time of wonders, an autumn of miracles, one of the best years in recent movie history. One great film after another opened, and movie lovers found there were two or three, sometimes more, must-see films opening on a weekend. I gave up rationing my four-star ratings and

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Fewer service members to get cost of living allowance in 2020

Fewer service members will receive a cost of living allowance in 2020, according to an announcement from the Defense Department on Friday. AD: Use your GI Bill to become a minister or youth minister.  GCU has an online program for military and sposues for your transition to the clergy.  Start

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Many long, glorious climaxes

Thank god Christmas is over. Bobble Tiki barely escaped the fiasco with the Hawaiian shirt on his back and the maxed-out Visa in his wallet. As if the financial implications of celebrating teeny, tiny baby Jesus’ birthday the American way weren’t bad enough, Bobble Tiki was forced to endure two

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Henry Rollins and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Sara Gazarek Seattle. Jan. 8-9 7:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Peter White Seattle. Jan. 10-12 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Jan. 13 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Broken Disco, Egyptian Lover, Jamie

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2008

Getting mentioned in a high profile, well-regarded national magazine throughout the year is nothing to scoff at. Being mentioned twice in the 100 Tastes to Try in 2008 January issue is quite impressive. Our sister city to the north has achieved just that in Food & Wine. Josh Henderson created

2019 Winter Guide

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2019 Winter Guide

Click here to view our interactive 2019 Winter Guide.

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South Sound Garage reopens

On Friday, March 2, the Mob Law, Totalisti, Counterfist, and the Funky Monkey’s Damon Stuart will be at The South Sound Garage, unleashing their real-deal metal chops, and in Stuart’s case his mouth, to celebrate the club’s grand opening. Although The Garage opened its doors briefly in December to give

How to keep pets safe during the holidays

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How to keep pets safe during the holidays

This information, from the Belvoir Veterinary Center, details the dangers of pets and holiday decorations. Christmas trees: Sometimes, pets can make hazards for us, by trying to climb Christmas trees or break ornaments. Consider having your tree tied down to a ceiling or door frame. Water additives to trees: Hazards, including aspirin

Curl like an Olympian

Military Life

Curl like an Olympian

An Olympic career is not out of the question. Have you seen those folks playing what looks a little like shuffleboard on the ice? That could be you one day on the podium -- a gold medalist in the sport of curling. After all, we aren't talking about zero percent body

Local ice rinks and skating activities

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Local ice rinks and skating activities

Here in Washington state we're able to enjoy all the seasons throughout the year, so it's no wonder Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is one of the most requested duty stations in the U.S. Maybe you're coming from a warmer climate, like Hawaii or Arizona, or maybe you've dug yourself out

Check the Northern Lights off your bucket list

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Check the Northern Lights off your bucket list

Now that you are living in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska is a surprisingly easy destination to get to. One of the big-bucket list items is a trip to see the Northern Lights, and a great location to experience this natural phenomenon is in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is an easy, nonstop flight

Fun outdoor winter activities in the area

Outdoors

Fun outdoor winter activities in the area

Snowfall is massive in the Cascade and Olympic mountains and the foothills surrounding them. Fun activities to do in the snow include winter hiking, sledding, snow shoeing, and riding snow machines. With the proper equipment and warm clothes, this area becomes a winter playground. Although snowfall is limited on Joint

A taste of the Ukraine near Mount Rainier

Travel

A taste of the Ukraine near Mount Rainier

Anatoliy Zaika, owner of the Paradise Village Lodge near Mount Rainier, is a man with a dream. A huge fan of the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, he purchased the lodge as a family business, and to bring a bit of his homeland -- the Ukraine -- to America. He

The reindeer experience

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The reindeer experience

The holiday season brims with delightful iconography and cheerful symbolism that lends a wholesome warmth to winter. Though snowmen, gleeful elves, and echoing belly-laughs are mainstays during this time of year, one would be remiss to dismiss the joyous appeal of Santa's flying four-legged companions. To celebrate these furry, festive

The game’s afoot!

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The game’s afoot!

There are few entertainments better than a cracking good murder mystery, and no one more synonymous with the genre than Sherlock Holmes -- a character that's been deconstructed and reinterpreted in a dizzyingly large number of ways. Holmes for the Holidays (or The Game's Afoot, depending on who you ask)

Grub Gossip: New year, new you

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Grub Gossip: New year, new you

A new year serves as a different marker for many. New Year's resolutions, an opportunity to hit that reset button on diet, exercise, bad habits, or maybe it's time to pick up a new skill or hone a craft you've otherwise neglected. Whatever the case, 2020 is a time stamp

Flying Fish Sushi Bar & Grill

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Flying Fish Sushi Bar & Grill

ANNOUNCER: As sushi becomes more and more popular with South Sound residents, new places seem to pop up around every corner. Once in a while, we are lucky enough to find that spot that sets itself apart from the rest. Dutch and Jackie head to Flying Fish Sushi Bar &

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