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A captivating voice

Music

A captivating voice

Do you remember the first time a singer's voice ever truly touched you? In my experience, growing up listening largely to pop songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, I mostly let everything wash over me in a great mass, very rarely tuning in specifically to hear the power behind

Idyllic landscapes and frightening worlds

Arts

Idyllic landscapes and frightening worlds

I thought the art of landscape painting had reached an unstoppable point of redundancy at which original landscapes were no longer possible, and then Olympia artist Kathy Gore Fuss started painting in nature in all sorts of weather amongst the trees in Priest Point Park and the industrial business of

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

While we've just entered the first week of spring, I'm already daydreaming about outdoor foodie festivities, picnics and patios. We're close but not there quite yet. While that shiny, hot orb in the sky teases us for just awhile, we are going to select a few foodie-themed festivities before we

One bourbon, one wine and one beer

Reviews

One bourbon, one wine and one beer

ANNOUNCER: This week, Dutch and Jackie had beverages on the brain and skipped spots with a traditional menu. Join them on their journey as they sip, chug and throw back a few. JACKIE: Let's kick things off with the hard stuff. Chambers Bay Distillery is a small space -- tucked away

Seeking refuge

Stage

Seeking refuge

Screaming Butterflies Productions, an independent theater company based in Tacoma, will be putting up a production of Lisa Loomer's mystical, family-friendly fable ¡Bocón! The story concerns a young boy named Miguel, a loquacious storyteller, who gets labeled a bocón (AKA "big mouth"). As Miguel flees an oppressive regime in Central

Good Fortune

Stage

Good Fortune

Some comics just have it. They're blessed with a fresh look, a distinctive voice, a hot take and it seems they hit the national market as overnight successes. Unfortunately, though, in the overcrowded world of standup comedy, even so-called overnight success is bound to be the result of over a

Air Force’s fiscal 2020

News Front

Air Force’s fiscal 2020

The Air Force's budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats. As written, the proposed budget attaches numbers to

Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

News Front

Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

Innovation, creativity and caring for Reserve citizen airmen and their families are just some of the words to describe initiatives of the 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness (A&FR) office. The A&FR team was recently notified it was selected as the 2018 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award winners.

Spokane -- a surprising wine destination

Travel

Spokane -- a surprising wine destination

Spokane has no estate wineries but is rapidly becoming a wine destination due to its downtown Cork District. Focused in the urban core of downtown Spokane, there are 16 award-winning wineries within walking distance of each other. Throw in a great food scene with two James Beard Chef semifinalists, Jeremy

The sweet side of child care

Military Life

The sweet side of child care

Choosing the ideal daycare facility is a lot like endeavoring to bake the perfect cake: it requires patience, quality ingredients, and attention to detail. The little things that set each center apart from the rest can certainly sweeten the deal, adding the metaphorical icing to the child care cake in

Idaho Response 2019

News Front

Idaho Response 2019

"These elements have been a challenge," said Lt. Col. Daniel Bugbee, commenting on wind gusts up to 45 mph and freezing temperatures. "It's actually good training though, because the weather will almost certainly not be ideal if we were called to a real-world disaster." The Washington National Guard's 10th Homeland Response

Military jets return to Ruston Way this 4th of July

Attractions

Military jets return to Ruston Way this 4th of July

It has been more than five years since the U.S. Armed Forces military aircraft have participated in Tacoma's 4th of July Freedom Fair and Air Show due to Sequestration. Three military aviation community outreach single ship demonstration teams from the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy are scheduled to appear

Sweat Like a Mother

Military Life

Sweat Like a Mother

Finding a sense of community at a new duty location can be tough for many spouses. If you have children, this can be even more stressful. Stroller Strong Moms is a health and fitness business that creates that sense of community at each of its 28 locations. Luckily for military spouses,

Paradigm shift changes TBI assessment, treatment

News Front

Paradigm shift changes TBI assessment, treatment

Frontline medics and providers delved into the military's latest paradigm shift of traumatic brain injury assessment and treatment March 7 at the Warfighter Brain Health Training Symposium at Madigan Army Medical Center. "The need for training this year is greater than most years because just about every standard system that we

Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

Military Life

Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

Bath time is one of the joys of parenting -- and also one of the most headache-inducing. Slippery suds plus playful kiddos often equates to inhuman parental acts of juggling, balancing and cunning anticipation that can make the process of getting clean feel like anything but. Luckily, a solution to

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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

SPOUSE magazine - March 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - March 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the March 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< A full day of adventure <<< Cameo Heights Mansion <<< AAFES offers career advancement <<< Is a direct-sales career for you? <<< Army spouse cheerfully cares for students <<< Raven and the

Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

News

Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

Last week, Saint Martin's University announced it had been awarded the Purple Heart University designation by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which made the private Lacey school the first university or college in Washington state to receive the honor. The Purple Heart University designation recognizes institutions of learning nationally

REBOOTing faith in life

News

REBOOTing faith in life

To reboot a life is to restore a life. For many psychologically wounded servicemembers suffering from PTSD and the effects it has on their families, finding a sense of hope and safety in their lives is a challenge. The REBOOT Combat Recovery (RCR) course presents a way for veterans and their loved

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