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Pizzeria Fondi

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Pizzeria Fondi

ANNOUNCER: A popular community pizza stop in Gig Harbor, that unexpectedly closed in 2019, reopened this past October. Still serving pizza, salads, and paninis along with an open bar, Dutch and Jackie head across the bridge to check it out. DUTCH: I really like the atmosphere of this place with its

446th maintainers among Spark Tank 2020 selectees

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446th maintainers among Spark Tank 2020 selectees

(Photo: Senior Airman Brandon Dinh, an electro-environmental technician from the 446th Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, demonstrates use of the Battery Cell Extraction Tool. Airmen at the 446th MXS entered the newly forged tool in the Spark Tank 2020 competition.) Reserve citizen airmen Master Sgt. Robert Tingle and Master Sgt.

Staine-Pyne takes command of 62nd Airlift Wing

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Staine-Pyne takes command of 62nd Airlift Wing

The new commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing made a long journey to assume her new duties. Or so Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, joked during his remarks as presiding officer at the change of command ceremony on Jan. 10. That distance amounted to approximately 25 feet, the distance

Japanese-style pod hotel is a value stay in Canada

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Japanese-style pod hotel is a value stay in Canada

It is peak season in Whistler, British Columbia, one of the top North American ski resorts. While its upscale village can lead to some pretty pricey accommodations, Pangea Pod Hotel aims to provide a more affordable option. Here, you'll stay in a boutique hotel, but only pay for the part you

Streaked horned larks making JBLM home

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Streaked horned larks making JBLM home

At about 90,000 acres, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the third largest installation in the Army and home to about 40,000 soldiers and airmen. The base supports artillery and maneuver training, land-warrior system testing, an operational airlift mission while also home to a rare ecosystem, the South Sound Prairie. This endangered

A hot and lifesaving sauce

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A hot and lifesaving sauce

In a fashion, a hot sauce can save lives. "Fire in The Hole hot sauce is made from our own certified organic garlic, peppers and our on-site raw honey," began Angela Sullivan, executive assistant for Growing Veterans, an organization that helps veterans. "These bottles pack just the right balance, heat and sweet." The

More deployments set for Indo-Pacific region

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More deployments set for Indo-Pacific region

(Photo: Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy speaks with Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, during a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C., Jan 10, 2020. John R. Allen, the Brookings Institution president, also spoke during the event titled “The Army’s strategy in the

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JBLM deserter caught

YACHATS, Ore. — A deserter from the U.S. Army has been apprehended in Oregon after he was reported missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. AD: Stop trying meds to fight your depression.  TMS is all-natural, covered by Tricare, and effective.  Olympia TMS is ready to help - start here CLICK The

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Dancing off Center

Barefoot Studios has closed its Dome District space and moved — a little to the east. Now housed at the former home of Art on Center at 1604 S. Center St., the eclectic teaching and performance enterprise run by husband and wife teaching team Jim and Josephine Zmolek has re-opened

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In good company

If you can’t think of three more endearing recent family movies than “My Dog Skip,” “Babe” and “Millions,” then here’s another title to add to the list.  “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” is based on a book by the author of “Babe,” made by the director of “My

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On local screens this week

27 DRESSES: “Knocked Up” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl is a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. (NR) – BW Lakewood Cinema 15: Thurs 7:30. Regal Martin Village 16: Thurs 7:30. ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM: One of the many reasons

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Danette Dye

’Twas a few evenings before Christmas and all through the city, everyone yearned for a Lavender L’mour and a ditty. The spicy fried calamari from Matador was devoured with nary a care, and the Monsoon Room’s vibe beckoned us, which isn’t that rare. Children tucked in, dreaming of loot, and

Family theater family

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Family theater family

Olympia Family Theater is a family affair in every possible meaning of the phrase. The company was co-founded by Jen Ryle, along with Samantha Chandler in 2006, and Ryle is the company's artistic director. Her husband, Ted, has written and co-written many OFT shows, including the original adaptation of Cinder

VK Viet Kitchen

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VK Viet Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie are well acquainted with the quality and authentic food fare that hails from Tacoma's Lincoln District. VK Viet Kitchen is a somewhat new addition, and the two wanted to see what it was all about. DUTCH: This is a nice little hidden spot in the middle of

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

In the last issue of Grub Gossip, I laid out just a few hands-on learning opportunities for those looking to hone their culinary prowess or pick up a new skill in the kitchen. That same week, one of my favorite chefs announced a workshop that should have been on that

Air Force Aid Society Education Grant Program opens for upcoming academic year

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Air Force Aid Society Education Grant Program opens for upcoming academic year

The Air Force Aid Society's General Henry "Hap" Arnold Education Grant application window is now open for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible recipients have until April 30 to submit applications. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program dates back to 1988. Since the program's inception, 111,654 students have received more

Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas

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Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas

(Photo: In preparation for the Air Force’s 75th anniversary, Sept. 18, 2022, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday.) In preparation for its 75th anniversary,

Arizona is a warm-weather paradise during the winter

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Arizona is a warm-weather paradise during the winter

The greater Phoenix area offers days of sunny, mild weather during the winter and spring months. For example, Scottsdale is a luxurious enclave with upscale resorts, while Mesa is a vibrant town with more economical options. Phoenix itself falls somewhere in between. Phoenix also makes a great base for your vacation, and

Pierce College leads the nation in vocation

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Pierce College leads the nation in vocation

Serving in the Armed Forces provides service members with a measure of experience, a modest paycheck, medical coverage and housing.  But the largest benefit to be found is the classroom, particularly when a service member begins to consider transitioning from the military into the civilian job market. "Tuition assistance is an incredible

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