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Military spouse named development executive

Military Life

Military spouse named development executive

Charlene Miseli was recently named the development executive for Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Harbors Council. Her position will include building community relationships and ensuring that quality programs are available today and for the next generation of scouts. "I am excited to be here in the PNW, and I am

2017 Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

Military Life

2017 Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

It's been more than 200 years since Oktoberfest, everyone's favorite Bavarian beer festival and traveling funfair, was first celebrated in Munich, Germany. The annual festival continues to gain in popularity and has spread to cities around the world, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). JBLM's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Military Ladies Party at Capital Mall

Featured Events

Military Ladies Party at Capital Mall

The Ranger and NW Airlifter, Stars and Stripes, along with USAA, is saluting all military spouses male and female (active, reserve and retired) and female servicemembers Oct 8 at the Capital Mall.  You are invited to a special day packed with free beauty treatments, arts and crafts projects, giveaways, fashion

Neighborhoods

Three JBLM streets renamed

Three Medal of Honor recipients from the World War II era were honored with street dedications between 2nd and 3rd Division drives of Lewis Main Aug. 31 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A ceremony took place to memorialize 1st Lt. Arnold Bjorklund, Col. Orville Bloch and 1st Lt.

One-day Olympic peninsula

Travel

One-day Olympic peninsula

A drive around the Olympic Peninsula is more than 350 miles, so this is not a trip for the faint of heart. I have done it quite a few times now when family and friends visit and don't have a lot of time. My latest version has been refined, so

The Seattle Official Bad Art Museum of Art

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The Seattle Official Bad Art Museum of Art

The military loves to use acronyms, and the Seattle Official Bad Art Museum of Art (OBAMA) is no different.  Ironically, the acronym predates the 2008 presidential election. The OBAMA room at the Café Racer, which hosts the museum, is homage to bad art and not our former president. Café Racer owner

A learned general

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A learned general

Maj. Gen. David Stone would have understood. "Fundamental to all that we do in life, the search for knowledge must not end with a high school diploma," said former Sergeant Major of the Army Glen Morrell. "High-performance soldiers feel the need and motivation for self-growth." The architect of Camp Lewis in 1917,

Promote yourself

News

Promote yourself

Military veterans often have had higher levels of unemployment than the general population. Through federal programs and nonprofit initiatives, however, more private sector employers are stepping up to put veterans to work. For the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the overall veteran unemployment rate hit a

Push and pull

Music

Push and pull

The whole notion of indie or alternative music being vastly different -- in some way, from mainstream music -- has always been a little bit flawed. Yes, the further you dive into indie rock, the likelier you are to encounter music that will never find itself on the radio, through

What's in a crane?

Arts

What's in a crane?

More than 6,000 folded paper cranes by nationally known artist Clarissa Sligh hang from the ceilings and cling to the walls of Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound. Many of the cranes are made from the pages of white supremacist books, plus there are dramatic black-and-white photographs of people who

Opening up the heavens

Stage

Opening up the heavens

Before there were machines called computers, there were women called computers, meaning, according to Peter Shaw (Drew Doyle) in the play Silent Sky at Olympia Little Theatre, "one who computes." Women scientists who were highly overqualified and severely underpaid, were hired to do dull, routine jobs the men scientists would

Dress up your buns at Olympia Hotdog Company

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Dress up your buns at Olympia Hotdog Company

ANNOUNCER: Feeling like a little funky adventure, Dutch and Jackie head south to Olympia Hotdog Company. They could have made it real interesting and opted for a night of dancing or enjoying a drag show at the hotdog joint's homebase venue, Jakes on 4th. But instead, chose to enjoy this

Dress for no stress

Outdoors

Dress for no stress

Given all the stereotypes Olympia has been given over the years, the city does have a capability to dress up every now and again. Yes, Olympians love pajama pants and dreadlocks, but its for the soul reason that they pull it off better than any one group of people I

Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

It's another new month, meaning it's time for another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a particular subgenre of pop culture from its birth, through its development, and seeing where it stands today. Music is powerfully capable of reflecting the world's state of mind at any given moment.

Time to do the Puyallup!

Outdoors

Time to do the Puyallup!

The Washington State Fair, at first called simply the Valley Fair, began in June 1900 when Puyallup River-valley businessmen and farmers united to form the Valley Fair Association. Their goal was to highlight local agribusiness. When the fair opened in early October of that year, it went up west of

Big adventures for little humans

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Big adventures for little humans

Though the sun still shines bright, summer days are coming to a close. Whether your little ones are excited to reconnect with classmates and make new friends or dreading homework instead, one thing is clear: There will be a lot less time to moan and groan about being bored. That

A fulfilling career

Military Life

A fulfilling career

As a military spouse, it's well known that relocation is in your future -- frequently and at any given moment. This can make it difficult to maintain a career, set professional roots, or to attend school. None of these obstacles, however, stood in the way of Kristan Ryan. The military

Guard's 81st a century old

News Front

Guard's 81st a century old

The Washington Army National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team will celebrate its 100th year of service to the state and nation Sept. 19. "We celebrate the outstanding service of the 81st Brigade Combat Team, and the brave men and women that have served in the brigade, battalions, and companies throughout the

Celebrating the Salmon Run

Military Life

Celebrating the Salmon Run

Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon are keystone species. They play a vital role in our ecosystem by providing nutrients to the land, water, wildlife and people that live within it. Without salmon, at least 137 species in the area would be in peril and the biological foundation of our

People Rule

“Hero of the Day” award to Dunbar

YONGIN, South Korea — When Staff Sgt. Frank Dunbar joined the Army in 2008, he wanted to try something new, but he chose his job based on something he already knew. Dunbar, a native of Aiken, S.C., fed his passion for cooking and grilling by enlisting as a

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