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Best of Olympia 2019: O'Blarney's Irish Pub

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Best of Olympia 2019: O'Blarney's Irish Pub

The readers have spoken! And O'Blarney's Irish Pub on Martin Way is a triple threat. Not only has it been selected as the Best Lunch Spot for it's great food, but also as the Best Sports Bar and Meeting Place. As you enter, you'll find a family dining area to the

Best of Olympia 2019: Jen and Ted Ryle

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Best of Olympia 2019: Jen and Ted Ryle

Last year, Olympia Family Theater was recognized with an Excellence in the Arts Award in a gala at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. This year, we choose the amazing couple behind the success of OFT as our Best Theater Couple: Jen and Ted Ryle. Founded in 2006 by Jen

Best of Olympia 2019: Rainy Day Records

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Best of Olympia 2019: Rainy Day Records

There are few better ways to while away an afternoon than by taking a stroll through a good record store, discovering new music and talking shop with vinyl aficionados. Thankfully, this pastime has made a roaring comeback in the past few years with the popularity of records somewhat counterintuitively skyrocketing,

Best of Olympia 2019: Tugboat Annies

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Best of Olympia 2019: Tugboat Annies

I've always been a fan of dinner and a show. There is something about the combination of a good meal and good entertainment all wrapped into one evening with a partner of choice. I'm equally fond of a weekend breakfast out where I can relax from the chores at home,

Best of Olympia 2019: Sofie's Scoops Gelato

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Best of Olympia 2019: Sofie's Scoops Gelato

As the old saying goes, "the cream rises to the top," and when it comes to Olympians' favorite hot spot for a sweet treat, this is a literal term in this case. You cast your votes and Sofie's Scoops rose to the top of the charts reigning supreme in not

Gyro Bites

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Gyro Bites

ANNOUNCER: This week, Jackie and Dutch venture to the often-forgotten end of Sixth Ave. between Pearl and Jackson and come across a small family Mediterranean place. Gyro Bites offers a bit more than just gyros and is tucked back into the corner opposite of the Grocery Outlet. JACKIE: I'm totally guilty

Making dreams come true

Jobs & Education

Making dreams come true

As the world of entertainment, media, arts and technology continues to grow, it creates exciting opportunities for those who seek the challenge of creative problem solving. Full Sail University, located in Winter Park, Florida, offers students the classes and experiences to be successful in this field. "If you have a dream, we'll

Looking at soldiers as pro athletes

News Front

Looking at soldiers as pro athletes

The Army may soon place nutritionists, physical therapists and sports trainers at the unit level to improve individual readiness, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper. The idea is "to really start looking at soldiers as professional athletes," Esper said Friday morning while speaking at the Center for Strategic and

Podcasts serve JBLM Guard

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Podcasts serve JBLM Guard

How many of us have already abandoned our New Year's health and fitness resolutions? You know, the cycle of being psyched about your new regimen for a few weeks before going back to old habits and routines. Sometimes the support and inspiration of community makes all the difference, and for the

Veterans make great business owners

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Veterans make great business owners

Many veterans are pursuing second careers post separation from the military. Many out of necessity, of course, as there are bills to pay and children to feed. Yet how many are pursuing their dream careers or passionately starting their own businesses? For Maj. Heidi Leonard, it was worth the hard

Stepping out into life

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Stepping out into life

A car accident, an assault, a combat injury -- trauma can arrive in many forms, and its trail can leave behind newfound social anxieties. New people, situations and experiences can simply add up to too many unknowns and uncertainties for those adjusting to life after severe distress. Introducing safe ways to

Voices at odds

Music

Voices at odds

The indie rock boom of the early-to-mid ‘00s were a wild time. No one was quite sure just where the wind was blowing, in terms of stylistic trends and general demeanor. The garage rock revival was in full swing, LCD Soundsystem was digging through crates of ‘70s vinyl obscurities, Arcade

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Arts

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Raven and the Box of Daylight at Museum of Glass is a dramatic presentation in glass art of one of the more enduring stories in the Tlingit tradition as created by internationally renowned artist Preston Singletary. Singletary is a Tlingit American from the Pacific Northwest. He studied glass art in residencies

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Tacoma eagerly anticipated the grand opening of Sixth Ave. haunt, Fish, Fish, Fish. We waited, and we waited, and then one day it had finally arrived only to close its doors for renovation shortly thereafter. Since then, we've seen some action just behind the curtain and we can celebrate once

The Pillowman strikes again

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The Pillowman strikes again

One of the more fascinating theater-going moments I had in 2018 was seeing the audacious, sprawling, challenging production of The Pillowman at Tacoma Little Theatre. The pitch-black comedy about a fairytale writer being imprisoned by a totalitarian government proved to be, by all accounts, divisive among the TLT audience, some

A weekend-long celebration of cinema

South Sound Cinema

A weekend-long celebration of cinema

Boy, Tacoma sure does have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to film festivals, huh? In the fall, as we're ramping up to prestige movie season, we have the Tacoma Film Festival. Then, at the end of winter, in the lead-up to the Academy Awards, the Destiny City Film

The red carpet awaits

South Sound Cinema

The red carpet awaits

The first Academy Awards were presented May 16, 1929, in the ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Nowadays, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences claims its televised ceremony attracts a billion viewers. That's nonsense, of course; a study by The Hollywood Reporter found worldwide viewership was probably fewer

Air Force Reserve chief approves Active Guard Reserve program changes

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Air Force Reserve chief approves Active Guard Reserve program changes

The Chief of Air Force Reserve approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program recently. The Human Capital Management Leadership Team briefed Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, providing viable

Getting around with GO Lewis-McChord

Military Life

Getting around with GO Lewis-McChord

Driving on Interstate 5 during commute hours may look more like the parking lot you just left. Puget Sound population growth is currently in the top 30 for the nation -- traffic is expected to become even more challenging. There are alternative transportation options to get around Joint Base Lewis-McChord and

Shooting for the stars

Military Life

Shooting for the stars

Articulate and polite, Tabitha Johnson personifies the Latin aphorism of carpe diem, which means "seize the day." "I think it is important to be involved in what interests you as you figure out what you want to do in life," she said. A senior at Lt. Gen. W.H. Harrison Preparatory School, an

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