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Three easy pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three easy pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a pocket of pop culture from its birth through where it sits today. This month, I'm thinking about postmodern film noir. In the decades following film noir's heyday in the ‘40s and ‘50s, filmmakers took the genre's touchstones --

Get fresh!

Military Life

Get fresh!

I love a quality cleaning binge. How about you?  Did you know that 71 percent of people find cleaning relaxing? With the sun shining brighter, buds in bloom and the birds singing, it is the perfect time to clean your home top to bottom. Today, I am sharing cleaning efficiency tips

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Gold Star and military kids day at Miners Landing

The USO NW and Jermaine Kearse Programs invites kids to join them Saturday, April 21, from noon-3 p.m. at Miners Landing on Pier 57 in Seattle, as they honor our military and Gold Star Kids in Washington State. Youth from all branches of service are invited to attend. The ceremony honoring Gold

Family. Strong. 2018.

News Front

Family. Strong. 2018.

The Steilacoom Historical School District invites the community to attend "Family. Strong. 2018.," Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont. The theme of the evening is Community Connected -- Building Wellness Together. "This is in recognition of April as the Month of the Military Child," wrote Susanne

Tips on getting hired

Jobs & Education

Tips on getting hired

In a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, half of all employers know within the first five minutes if an applicant is going to be hired. Clearly, first impressions are lasting impressions. What follows are some dos and don'ts that may help lead to employment. What not to do According to employers, the

A new educational frontier

Jobs & Education

A new educational frontier

By now, Brandman University has made a name for itself amongst military members as an institution rooted in convenience, course diversity, and overall dedication to the educational success of its students. Continuing this trend, Vice Chancellor at Brandman University and President of C-Ben (Competency Based Education Education Network) Laurie Dodge

A crew call for veterans

News

A crew call for veterans

Separating from the military can be a daunting experience, especially for servicemembers who have decided to step out of their comfort zone and dive into a brand-new industry. Fortunately for servicemembers on JBLM, there's a technical college nearby that delivers a practical, quality education that's perfect for veterans: Bates Technical

Look in the mirror

Jobs & Education

Look in the mirror

Like military members who serve the nation, police officers serve in municipalities, counties and states around the country. For those thinking about a law enforcement career after the military, the field offers an opportunity to continue serving. "It is an extremely rewarding career," wrote Sgt. Scott Novasky, in an email. "Over my

Veterans, business and fitness

News

Veterans, business and fitness

With many servicemembers exiting the military from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it should come as no surprise that some decide to stay in the area and try their hand at opening a business. It's also no surprise that many of those who do, delve into the fitness industry after witnessing

2018 Spring Career & Education Guide

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2018 Spring Career & Education Guide

Click here to view our interactive 2018 Spring Career & Education Guide.

Seasons change

Music

Seasons change

It's one of the many odd ways we have of processing music that we arrive at comparing the sounds we're hearing to the relatively ineffable feeling we get from the various seasons. Of course, humans have spent centuries at a loss for words, reaching out into the darkness to say

Disturbing and provocative art

Arts

Disturbing and provocative art

It was just this past December that I reviewed Katlyn Hubner's paintings at Feast Arts Center. In that review, I made the audacious statement, "...  might be the best figure paintings I have ever seen outside a major museum." And now she's showing in Tacoma again, this time at 950

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Gig Harbor establishment, Brix 25, has maintained a reputation for providing a casual fine dining experience that includes innovative dishes paired with exquisite PNW wine varietals and libations under the care of husband and wife team, Katie Doherty and Thad Lyman for nearly a decade now. Some might have noticed

VCSAF highlights speed

News Front

VCSAF highlights speed

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson emphasized airmen will continue leading the way in preparing for the future of war and highlighted the importance of speed, connectivity and innovation during the 2018 Future of War Conference April 9 in Washington, D.C. Wilson said the goal is

Tour sparks new recruit flashback moment

News Front

Tour sparks new recruit flashback moment

Each drill weekend, new recruits from the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier' Wing's Development and Training Flight get exposure to important aspects of serving in the military, including getting to check out a C-17 Globemaster III and interact with the aircrew. The aircrew shared rewarding stories about their military experience, and for one

It's Tulip Town

Travel

It's Tulip Town

The 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs through April 30. The festival is designed to be a driving tour and highlights the agriculture of the Skagit Valley. The tour is in its 34th year and people from all 50 states and more than 93 countries visit during festival time. It

Madigan now offers LGBT support group

News Front

Madigan now offers LGBT support group

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemembers can now join a newly-formed support group at Madigan Army Medical Center. The LGBT support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Richmond Conference Room. Servicemembers can participate on a drop-in basis. "We want to be able to support the

Madigan Foundation seeks support

News Front

Madigan Foundation seeks support

The Col. Patrick S. Madigan Foundation's Sixth Annual Benefit Breakfast will take place April 19, at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club. The guest speaker is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth Farmer. Attendees will also learn about the foundation's programs. The event is free and the public is welcome. Guests will

550 miles to Idaho

News Front

550 miles to Idaho

In 2003, military units used the equipment they had on-hand to conduct the invasion of Iraq. The movement from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to Baghdad, Iraq, consisted of a 450-mile movement with fighting throughout. From April 3-9, the 17th Field Artillery Brigade and its subordinate units are conducting a 550-mile movement from

Zoo to host Gold Star Spouses and their families

Military Life

Zoo to host Gold Star Spouses and their families

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will be hosting the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Gold Star Spouses' Day Recognition Event, 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 14. Put on by the JBLM branch of Washington Survivor Outreach and Survivor Outreach Services in partnership with Sarah Vargo, the Survivor Outreach Services coordinator

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