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Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

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Best of Olympia 2020: Medicine Creek Café

You can see it just off the freeway as you zip down on I-5, it looks to be an updated A&W -- rock foundation, bright white paint with clean blue lines. A long carport-styled awning covers the pull-up parking. It looks chipper and inviting at just a glance. Within a

Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

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Best of Olympia 2020: Lacey’s mysterious name origin

Although little known to most, the naming of the city of Lacey remains mysterious. What is known is that in the 1850s, settlers populated the area. Two of those were Isaac and Catherine Wood. Like many, they worked hard and prospered, but due to the Wood's good reputation as upright citizens, people

Best of Olympia 2020: Downtown, Capitol Lake

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Best of Olympia 2020: Downtown, Capitol Lake

With many fun hot spots for night life seekers, Olympia's epic downtown was voted Best Neighborhood for Singles and Night Life. An unforgettable night awaits just a short drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Take a fun night trip to the Historic District and Capitol Lake (Best Selfie Location) for stunning

The Naturalist & the Trickster

Arts

The Naturalist & the Trickster

What an odd pairing: John James Audubon, the 18th and 19th century artist famous for precise drawings of birds and mammals, and RYAN! Fedderson, Native American artist now living in Tacoma known for contemporary interactive murals and mixed-media art. What they have in common is respect for nature and concern

Thirsty Hound Drinkery

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Thirsty Hound Drinkery

ANNOUNCER: Located on the corner of S 19th St. and Bridgeport Way, where Bridgeport changes to Jackson Ave., the Thirsty Hound Drinkery is answering the call of what this area needs -- a place to hang out and grab a drink. Add a few snacks, some comfy couches and you

Outstanding airmen recognized

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Outstanding airmen recognized

(Photo: Members of the 141st Communications Flight pose onstage while accepting the award for Outstanding Flight of the Year during the 11th annual awards banquet Feb. 8 at the Spokane Convention Center.) "Dressed to the nines," members of the Washington Air National Guard celebrated their fellow airmen's accomplishments at the 11th

Indoor PT run okay

News Front

Indoor PT run okay

(Photo: Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, has approved an indoor alternative to the 1.5-mile run physical fitness assessment for reserve citizen airmen. The 20-meter High Aerobic Multi-shuttle Run alternative will be phased in over a two-year adaption period.) Lt. Gen.

Westport in the winter

Travel

Westport in the winter

You may have heard of Ocean Shores, the quaint summer beach town that sits on the top of Grays Harbor in Grays County, Washington, a great getaway for families looking to beach comb. If you were to look on a map, you would see another small coastal town that sits

Army Uniform Board votes on AGSU changes

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Army Uniform Board votes on AGSU changes

(Photo: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jose R. Hernandez of the U.S. Army New England Recruiting Battalion, greets his soldiers while recruiting at PAX East, Boston, Mass., March 30, 2019. Hernandez is wearing the Army Green Uniform for testing.) The Army Uniform Board (AUB) recently met to address and vote on

H&R Block services available on JBLM

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H&R Block services available on JBLM

There is a connection between every military member serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the tax preparation company H&R Block. "We are here to support the military members and their families with their tax matters," wrote Tina Whitson, district operations coordinator, for H&R Block. In a letter written during World War

Transforming medical health service

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Transforming medical health service

With the goal of transforming health services and reducing duplication created by individual medical commands, the Army, Navy and Air Force have begun the final two years of a multi-year transfer of administration and management responsibilities to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Established in October 2013, the DHA is the military

Above and beyond

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Above and beyond

(Photo: Capt. Tony Sagastizado, an Army engineer officer assigned to 23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, came to the aid of Arthur Benson, whose RV had overturned in Federal Way. Sagastizado was awarded a certificate of appreciation by Federal Way Fire & Rescue Oct.

Zen warrior

Military Life

Zen warrior

Master Sgt. Kathleen Myhre eases out of her office chair and kneels on the blue-speckled office carpet. With her feet shoulder-width apart, she drops her head backward and leans back effortlessly. Her limber arms stretch to grab the rubber soles of her combat boot. She contorts her body into a

Military Spouse of the Year named for JBLM

Military Life

Military Spouse of the Year named for JBLM

The term "military brat" is widely used to describe a child of serving military personnel. AD: Braces only $169 a month - free consultation - no down payment - in Tacoma near the Mall.  More info and video here CLICK The challenge of being a military brat includes frequently being the "new

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A great Evening

Some artists wallow in their past accomplishments while others flourish and continually push their creativity. It’s a gamble, and the results are always chancy when changing direction from a proven formula. Northwest singer/songwriter Carrie Akre has reinvented her sound on more than one occasion, and the appraisal has been a

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What is old is new again

I had a soft spot for the movie “The NeverEnding Story” when it played in theaters in 1984. I had just returned from a three-year tour in South Korea and saw the film time and again that summer and fall as we settled into our new duty station. I found it

The Fish Peddler

Reviews

The Fish Peddler

ANNOUNCER: Nearly a year after replacing the fresh fish market with a bar space, the Fish Peddler on Dock street in Tacoma continues to draw diners to the Foss Waterway. Though the market is gone, fresh seafood continues to drive the menu, the cozy space and patio on the water

A twist on the Scottish play

Stage

A twist on the Scottish play

Equivocation at Olympia Little Theatre is wild. It is ludicrous. It is funny and tragic and gruesome. Written by Bill Cain and directed at OLT by Pug Bujeaud, the play is a farcical tragedy, a takeoff on and about Shakespeare (Drew Doyle), who is alternately called Shag and Will, his

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a cul-de-sac of pop culture, from its birth to how it looks today. Since we're bracing for another Valentine's Day, I figured it was time to talk about anti-romantic comedies. Though what precisely defines an anti-romantic comedy can

Winter wonderland adventure on Snoqualmie Pass

Travel

Winter wonderland adventure on Snoqualmie Pass

Enjoy a family friendly day out on Snoqualmie Pass by playing in the snow at Gold Creek Pond and finishing up your day trip with a visit to the charming town of North Bend. Snoqualmie Pass is a mountain pass along Interstate 90 that is located only about two hours

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