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I’m F.I.N.E

Arts

I’m F.I.N.E

Barry Johnson's paintings at 950 Gallery are unlike art seen anywhere else in Tacoma. Judging from what I was told, Johnson is self-taught and has been painting only five years. There is an amateurish quality to his paint application, which I suspect is more intentional than not, but his sensibility

Straight From Philly

Reviews

Straight From Philly

ANNOUNCER: Hearing word of the newest cheesesteak joint serving up classics, gyros, burgers and loaded fries -- Dutch and Jackie popped down to Straight From Philly in the heart of Tacoma's Downtown. JACKIE: This spot here is a little nook of delight right now. Situated next to Mad Hat Tea and

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a particular pocket of pop culture, from its birth, to how it looks today. This time, with the holiday season underway, I'm calling the bluff of every bro who argues that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. What are some other

Tokeland

Travel

Tokeland

The cute little town of Tokeland sits on the north end of Willapa Bay and the southwestern coast of Washington state. The pristine bay is a wonder to behold and has miles of undeveloped shoreline. There are two reasons to visit Tokeland: Nelson's Crab and The Tokeland Hotel. Both of

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The joys of camp

Military Life

The joys of camp

Forget about presents this winter and give your kids an experience. We're talking action-packed, weekend-long camp experiences filled with science, art and nature activities to keep youth happily entertained and out of the house. Hands On Children's Museum is offering families exactly that, with its Winter Camp this holiday season. "We're

Empowering healthy living

Military Life

Empowering healthy living

Marlene's Market & Deli has been a family-owned, local, natural and organic market since 1976. We carry nutritional supplements, natural body care products, 100 percent organically grown produce, groceries for all dietary needs, gifts and housewares. Our deli features home-made entrées, soups and desserts, with a salad bar and espresso.

Homemade gift giving

Military Life

Homemade gift giving

Raise your hand if you have a bit of an obsession with craft supplies. Luckily, this is the time of year when we can put those piles of fabric, paints, and beading supplies to good use, while making room for the after-Christmas crafts store sales. Gather your friends, kids, or

Twelfth Night

Stage

Twelfth Night

We're awfully lucky, in the South Sound, to be exposed to as much great theater as we are. In addition to the more painstakingly elaborate productions put up at places like Lakewood Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and Olympia Little Theatre, among others, we're also granted the opportunity

A one-of-a-kind holiday show

Attractions

A one-of-a-kind holiday show

It has to be something special to brave the traffic and drive from the South Sound area up to Bellevue. Snowflake Lane is the something special. The event has become a well-loved holiday tradition with up to 10,000 spectators attending each evening. "Snowflake Lane is a one-of-a-kind, free holiday show you

Readiness is resiliency

News Front

Readiness is resiliency

Grieving the loss of her son to suicide, one Reserve citizen airman has a mission to give resiliency a voice. As part of preparing her squadron to deploy, Chief Master Sgt. Saudi McVea, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron superintendent, organized to have Tim Brown share his resiliency message to Reserve citizen airmen

Washington Youth Academy celebrates 10 years

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Washington Youth Academy celebrates 10 years

The Washington Youth Academy celebrated its 10-year anniversary Nov. 18 with a ceremony in Bremerton. Former and current academy cadets came together to reflect on the successes of the academy and look forward to the ones that lie ahead. The ceremony, officiated by Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the Adjutant General, Washington

1st Special Forces soldiers celebrate Menton to strengthen legacy

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1st Special Forces soldiers celebrate Menton to strengthen legacy

The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldiers, distinguished visitors and Gold Star Families gathered for the annual Menton Week Memorial Ceremony at the 1st SFG (A) headquarters Dec. 3. The group honored soldiers from both the 1st SFG (A) family and their Canadian Special Operations Regiment brothers who, since 9/11, paid

2018 Holiday Guide #4

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2018 Holiday Guide #4

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2018 Holiday Guide #4.

New menus in DFACs

News Front

New menus in DFACs

The Army is committed to losing weight. In an October 2016 Department of Defense study, approximately 10.5 percent of soldiers were classified as overweight. A year later, the Army Surgeon General's Office presented data that showed that the percentage of overweight soldiers had grown to 13 percent. In meeting the challenge, the Army

$1,000 scholarships for high school seniors

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$1,000 scholarships for high school seniors

Col. Isabelle Josephine "Jo" Swartz's long record of service to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the local community will continue. In honor of the work Swartz accomplished during and after her service, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter, has renamed the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship

Madigan WTB sergeant named top in Army

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Madigan WTB sergeant named top in Army

Looking beyond the uniform to understand her soldiers' personal struggles and journeys earned Sgt. 1st Class Erica Graham the Cadre Award for Excellence from the Warrior Care and Transition Program. A reservist, Graham served as a platoon sergeant at Madigan Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion through this summer, where she

Local military champion dies

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Local military champion dies

The thread of service ran strong in Mary Findlay. A military spouse and supporter of the servicemembers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and fixture in the town of Steilacoom, passed last weekend. "Hers was a life of service," said Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas. "She was often referred to as ‘Miss Mary,' and she

Who are you?

News Front

Who are you?

We know who you are -- in a good way. And you may recognize yourself in the most current demographic breakdown on what the military presence at Joint Base Lewis-McChord means to the regional economic picture and the community profile of the South Puget Sound. A survey of 2,500 JBLM personnel

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JBLM's Ranger dog who died in Afghanistan saved soldiers’ lives

KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. military working dog was killed during a recent clash in Afghanistan in which an American soldier also died, military officials confirmed Tuesday after the dog’s unofficial biography began circulating on social media. The dog, named Maiko, and Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso — who

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