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Faculty and staff exhibition at SPSCC

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Faculty and staff exhibition at SPSCC

When walking into the art gallery at South Puget Sound Community College, the first thing to greet the eye is a curtain of hanging white porcelain shapes suspended by clear monofilament line. It is like a bead curtain, but it is not beads. It is a representation of genome sequencing.

Almost Paradise

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Almost Paradise

I enjoyed opening night of Footloose at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. It's a rocking good, high-energy show with great music and dancing. The music is mostly up-tempos rock and roll blended with a touch of gospel and show tunes, and an occasional sweet love song such as the beautiful "Almost Paradise,"

Southern Kitchen

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Southern Kitchen

ANNOUNCER: The Southern Kitchen's downhome scratch Southern cooking is hardly a secret to anyone that's been in town long enough to ask, "where's a good place to eat?" This week, Jackie and Dutch visit what has been a mainstay since 1995 to enjoy what is often boasted as a favorite

Harmon's weeklong Oktoberfest party

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Harmon's weeklong Oktoberfest party

Harmon Brewing and Restaurant Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary during its annual weeklong Oktoberfest. The highlight of the week is a German-themed Brew Master Dinner Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. (reservations required). Owner Pat Nagle invested in the future of Tacoma 20 years ago. "Reflecting back on twenty years

Creative Colloquy Crawl in downtown Tacoma

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Creative Colloquy Crawl in downtown Tacoma

"Back in the day when I was your age." This was something Grandpa always told you when he was about to tell you an epic story about something great. It was usually about how he walked to and from school, uphill both ways in the snow. Either way, you sat

12th Annual Tacoma Film Festival

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12th Annual Tacoma Film Festival

We've survived the cruelly sun-filled dystopia of summer, and have come out on the other side in the slightly darker autumn. Movies suddenly become better. With big theaters soon filling up with Oscar bait, the Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) also returns, celebrating its 12th year of existence, and its selection is

Give it a shot

Military Life

Give it a shot

As the transition from summer break to back to school nears its completion, parents are scrambling to ensure their children are prepared for the school year ahead. Pencils? Check. Composition notebooks? Check. Immunizations? For some guardians, vaccinating their children isn't a simple task to be crossed off a to-do list.

Blanketeers to the rescue

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Blanketeers to the rescue

With his security blanket over his shoulder, Linus van Pelt, the loveable Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip character, lives on in the work of Project Linus. The project got its start on Christmas Eve, 1995. In a Parade Magazine article entitled "Joy to the World," readers were introduced to a 3-year-old

The outdoors rocks

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The outdoors rocks

Being outside is freedom by another name. "The outdoors, a lot of times, is about freedom," Ed Bronsdon, the executive director of Outdoors for All, said in a recent news article. Begun in 1979 at Snoqualmie Pass in order to teach 15 children with disabilities to ski, the Seattle-based foundation is dedicated

A Godsend and detergent

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A Godsend and detergent

The two Fisher Houses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are a Godsend. Families that stay at the Fisher House are under stress, perhaps far from home, and always worried about the outcome of a loved one. "Once the family truly understands that they do not have to worry about covering the cost of

Fast and smart

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Fast and smart

The Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) is built for speed, comes with technical know-how, and is not afraid to get wet or go over a cliff. Comprised of volunteers, WASART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations. Originally founded in

On the minute

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On the minute

"It didn't take long to hear back," wrote Dawn Gibbs in an email. Then again, it was the Minuteman Fund of Washington that was asked for some information about its programs. The fund takes its names from the civilian colonists, who during the American Revolution, independently organized to form well-prepared fighting forces

The strength of compassion

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The strength of compassion

Begun in 1888 when Tacoma was a frontier town, an inebriated logger brought a bear cub to the corner of 8th and Pacific Ave., where he began to kick the animal. Initial efforts by a passersby to stop the abuse failed until the police arrived, arrested the man and took him

Ready to fly

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Ready to fly

"As I type this, Civil Air Patrol members have mobilized to provide assistance with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey," wrote Maj. Michael Moore, the Washington Wing Director of Recruiting and Retention. "The CAP's emergency service programs provide opportunities for members to serve their communities during local emergencies." A perennial all-volunteer U.S. Air

Passionate service

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Passionate service

For almost a quarter of a century, the Madigan Foundation has steadfastly worked to make the lives of servicemembers, their families, retirees and the Madigan Army Medical Center's staff better. Created in 1995, the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) foundation is unique in military medicine. "The foundation is a team of caring community members

JBLM spouse performs at 2017 Invictus Games

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JBLM spouse performs at 2017 Invictus Games

Julie St-Louis, a Canadian and military spouse whose husband is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), recently traveled to Toronto to join with her peers in the Valcartier Canadian Military Wives Choir. They were united with nine other Canadian Wives Choirs for a total of 191 military spouses and servicemembers

A jazzy, classy good time

Military Life

A jazzy, classy good time

Imagine you're relaxing in a soft lounge chair, holding a glass of wine and tapping your toes to the eclectic tunes of a local jazz ensemble. Across the room, your friends are painting on a small canvas while they sip regional wine. If this sounds like the perfect evening, then you're

It's all about the views

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It's all about the views

It's safe to say that when most people head to Oregon for a weekend getaway, they've got Portland on their minds. But there's another destination nearby, nestled deep in the Columbia River Gorge, where vacationers looking to get out of the city can lose themselves in Oregon's stunning landscapes and

He wanted to serve

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He wanted to serve

Straddling the line between Grady and McClain Counties in the middle of Oklahoma is the town of Blanchard. It is from such a small place that an American hero emerged. Tony Burris was born at the end of May 1929. A member of the Choctaw Tribe, he loved to read and hunt.

Shaping the future

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Shaping the future

As a swarm of students darted through the narrow hallways of Sunnyside High School, math teacher and 20-year Navy veteran, Spencer Martin, kept watch from a classroom doorway. Amongst the shouts of hellos from students, came the voice of a senior that hadn't uttered a word to Martin since telling

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