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Summer camps 2018

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Summer camps 2018

It is that time of the year again when children start anxiously counting down the days until their summer break begins. They day-dream about sunshine, lemonade and sleeping in. But let's get real; within a few days of summer break, kids can become a little antsy and will actually want

Summer heat, make it a double

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Summer heat, make it a double

Summer is near, and local boozeslingers are celebrating by highlighting seasonal, fresh flavors in their libations. Seasonal transitions mean that the lovers of all things boozy can begin to play mad scientist while crafting elixirs for your consumption. Summer recipes equate to sessionable sippers and refreshing patio pounders using fresh

Summer fun in Whistler

Travel

Summer fun in Whistler

Whistler is well-known as one of the top ski resorts in North America, but it is also a great destination for a summer vacation. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, up your game with a trip to Whistler this summer and try a variety of adrenaline-packed adventures. The Tourism Whistler Official

Local farmers markets

Outdoors

Local farmers markets

Summer brings a bounty of fresh produce and farmers market fun. Area farmers markets offer locally-grown produce, specialty foods, handmade crafts and live entertainment. Visiting these markets is a great way to eat healthy, find one-of-kind products, and support local farmers and artisans. Olympia Farmers Market Open year-round, the Olympia

Kitsap Forest Theater

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Kitsap Forest Theater

Pop Quiz: what do you get when you combine a short summer hike into a Rhododendron preserve with live theater under the canopy of conifer trees? You get none other than the Kitsap Forest Theater, an outdoor theater experience found only in the Pacific Northwest. This spring and summer, Kitsap

Move the party outside

Outdoors

Move the party outside

Take advantage of the gorgeous Pacific Northwest summers and host your next get-together at one of the South Sound's many outdoor venues. If your child has a summer birthday, check out the party packages at these Tacoma wild spots. Tacoma Nature Center At this nature-themed park, kids can climb in a

Zip lining in the Pacific Northwest

Outdoors

Zip lining in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for its dramatic scenery. Zip lining is a great way to get off the ground and get a different perspective on the views while enjoying an exhilarating experience. High Life Adventures This one was my teenage boys' favorite and that was due to the "Zwing." This crazy

Local swim spots

Outdoors

Local swim spots

Swimsuits, flip flops and sunglasses ... hello old friends. It's that time of year. The sun is starting to shine and the pools will soon be open. Luckily, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and its surrounding communities have many fun spots to swim and splash. SWIMMING POOLS JBLM has two pools for recreational swimming.

SPOUSE magazine - April 2018

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - April 2018

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the April 2018 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Top 10 pizzas you must try <<< Faded Paige's <<< Tips for turning a temporary space into a home <<< Forget the gym! <<< Love to party <<< Head to the beach <<<

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Go Lewis-McChord encourages biking

The weather is about to turn warm and sunny in Western Washington. Now is the time to plan to leave your car at home and take your bike wherever you need to go. GO Lewis-McChord, a program under Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division, is promoting May as

Housing

Growing gardens on JBLM

There are ways for gardeners on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to keep their hands buried in the soil and their souls filled with the potential of tiny seeds. For $25 a year, you can have a 4-foot by 10-foot raised garden bed either at the McChord Field or Lewis North gardens. Community

News Front

593rd ESC names top Soldiers of the Year

The 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command named its Noncommissioned Officer, First Sergeant, Junior Officer, Warrant Officer and Soldier of the Year Wednesday. The competition took place April 17 to 20. It is an Army tradition to have competitions within units to recognize the best Soldiers in the organization. Soldiers compete at the

Health

A brown bag history lesson

A few dozen people who attended the first Lunchtime History Brown Bag, an informal lecture at the Lewis Army Museum April 19, learned more than just about the two famous explorers the event was billed as featuring. Retired Lt. Col. Alisha Hamel, archivist for I Corps, presented on her area of

Health

Welcoming virtual health care

The future has arrived at Madigan Army Medical Center. “Welcome to the future of health care,” said Col. Michael Place, Madigan Army Medical Center commander, just before helping to cut the ribbon on the Joint Tele-Critical Care Network’s center in Madigan’s hospital tower April 18 Designed for experienced providers to remotely provide

Military Life

Ten-Miler hopefuls pace field at qualifier

Despite only training for four weeks, Richard Williams finished first overall with a time of 59 minutes and 32 seconds at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier event April 20 at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. “This is great,” Williams said. “I’ve put on

Military Life

Bowlers let good times roll on JBLM

In March, Steve Fontana retired from 13 years between both Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He could have handed the reigns of running the annual Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament to someone else, but he returned to host the tournament's 12th year inside Bowl Arena Lanes

A dizzying bill

Music

A dizzying bill

Olympia's a small town with an overactive arts scene, and as such, the event of a music venue shutting down can have a seismic effect. Such was the sad case when Obsidian abruptly shuttered its doors late last year. The café and performance space was frequently responsible for bringing in

"We sit together the mountain and me"

Arts

"We sit together the mountain and me"

There are artists with whom art lovers simply cannot connect. They can't enjoy their work even though they understand and appreciate its importance. Picasso is a prime example. Surely everyone knowledgeable of art appreciates the importance of his work, yet there are many who, despite this appreciation, cannot stand the

Zodiac Supper Club

Reviews

Zodiac Supper Club

ANNOUNCER: It's BBQ season at last! Instead of gathering for a backyard BBQ, Dutch and Jackie hit up the Zodiac Supper Club where you can grill your own grub while immersed in a funky fresh vibe. There's weird art, a retro jukebox and steak ...JACKIE: I can promise, without a

Grub gossip

Music

Grub gossip

Tis the season to get eatin'! I suggest you do a little extra cardio at the gym this week and attempt to hit up some of the foodie-themed festivities this weekend. The South Sound has a plethora of excuses to overindulge from fundraisers to wine walks, heck, there's even extra

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