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Museum shops offer unique holiday gifts

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Museum shops offer unique holiday gifts

Tired of the same old gifts? Having trouble being creative with your presents? Museum shops are filled with distinctive items at all price points that you won't find anywhere else. Rather than spend a whole day shopping, enjoy an afternoon at a local museum and finish up your shopping on

First World, first class

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First World, first class

First World aims to be a world-class producer of ecologically sound art products. The company believes in the good stewardship of the earth, it honors the indigenous peoples on the planet, and it understands and accepts the idea of making a reasonable profit. Begun by Jeff Patterson in 1994, the Portland, Oregon-based

Save money on holiday shopping

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Save money on holiday shopping

Less than a 45-minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is The Outlet Collection Seattle, which is a great stop for all your holiday shopping. It is the largest fully enclosed outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest and home to more than 130 stores. The mall features top-brand outlet stores such

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2017 Holiday Guide #4

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #4.

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Centennial events

To mark its 100 years of service to the nation, the 7th Infantry Division's Centennial Week will be marked by the following events:Dec. 3  Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, division commander, will host the Commander's Holiday Reception for command teams, primary division staff, and community partners at specified times at his

The 7th Infantry Division's hallowed history

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The 7th Infantry Division's hallowed history

In its 100-year history, seventeen 7th Infantry Division soldiers have been recipients of the Medal of Honor. World War II PFC Leonard C. Brostrom, 17th Infantry Regiment PFC John F. Thorson, 17th Infantry Regiment PVT Joe P. Martinez, 32nd Infantry Regiment The Korean War PVT Charles H. Baker, 17th Infantry Regiment Lt. Col. Don C. Faith, Jr.,

Chasing iconoclasts

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Chasing iconoclasts

There is a hallowed hall in the hearts of sensitive, self-consciously intellectual music lovers that is dedicated to singer-songwriters who managed to craft their art in equal deference to the heart and mind. Pop music history is littered with people that wrote songs like novels, that wrote songs like slyly

Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

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Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

Christopher Paul Jordan might well be Tacoma's most prolific artist, and his fame is quickly spreading to Seattle and elsewhere -- deservedly so for this recent Neddy Artist Awards winner, if his latest show at Kittredge Gallery is any indication. The show is called "Latent Home," and it features powerful work

The Mill of Milton

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The Mill of Milton

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head a bit north to Milton this week to check out The Mill. Open about six months, this one-half family dining and one-half sports bar covers all the needs of this small town in a one stop shop. And it is doing so with scratch recipes

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol as adapted by James Venturini for Lakewood Playhouse is probably as close to the way Charles Dickens himself would adapt it for the stage if he were alive today. In his day, Dickens toured the world telling stories and reading from his books, so it is appropriate that

Crafting beautiful boozes

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Crafting beautiful boozes

Folks enjoy libations for a variety of reasons: in celebration of grand victories, during moments of mourning, sips simply hyphenating bites of a well-prepared meal. Really, a tasty spirit is all about history and good stories and Chambers Bay Distillery adopts this ideal. It all began at Hudtloff Junior High in

Lights, camera, action!

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Lights, camera, action!

Even for the traditionally prestigious holiday movie season, the rest of the 2017 calendar is loaded with Hall of Fame talent. I'm not talking about the actors, though dozens of the brightest stars in the world WILL be featured in upcoming films. I'm talking about the filmmakers: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

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Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

When soldiers first arrive on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it can take a week or two -- or sometimes even longer -- to in-process and start work at a new unit. Those weeks can be frustrating and tedious during the best of times, but when new arrivals find themselves stuck in

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

With the extravagant meals and family gatherings of turkey day behind us and the glowing lights and sparkling wrapping paper of Christmas ahead of us, it's no wonder that families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are gearing up for the annual JBLM 5K Jingle Bell Jog & 1K Reindeer Romp. "The

Alternative TRICARE option

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Alternative TRICARE option

The military lifestyle can be hectic; with countless obligations and a strong sense of dedication, tackling medical to-dos can take valued time out of soldiers' busy lives. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) is a provider of the United States Family Health Plan (USFHP), a TRICARE Prime option based on ease,

Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

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Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

Even with busy military schedules, sometimes you have an unexpected free weekend. Grab your sweetie and head across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the maritime village of Gig Harbor. The Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites is your base for the weekend. The hotel has a lovely garden setting and is

Light fighters share their memories

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Light fighters share their memories

As the 7th Infantry Division celebrates its 100th anniversary, three veterans and one active-duty soldier took the time to briefly reminisce about their service in the division. Pfc. Dick Hazelmeyer "It is a damn good division," stated Hazelmeyer during a telephone conversation. A native of Spokane, he served in the Hourglass Division from

The Great War Christmas Event

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The Great War Christmas Event

The Lewis Army Museum will host the Great War Christmas Event Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the museum lobby. "During this centennial year we are looking back at how the U.S. Army shaped our local and national culture. We hope

7th ID celebrates 100 years

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7th ID celebrates 100 years

As Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrates its centennial, it is not alone in reaching this historic milestone. Three months and a day after the opening of then Camp Lewis, the 7th Infantry Division was activated Dec. 6, 1917, and organized  Jan. 1, 1918, at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Later in 1918, the distinctive shoulder

Holiday shopping in Gig Harbor

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Holiday shopping in Gig Harbor

There is something about crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge into Gig Harbor. You can feel the stress melt away with the scenic views as the traffic lightens up. For a change of pace, holiday shop in Gig Harbor at two very distinct locations, Uptown and Downtown. Downtown Gig Harbor is the

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