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Caspar Babypants

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Caspar Babypants

Years ago, the folks at the Weekly Volcano sent me on a dubious assignment to attend a live production of Yo Gabba Gabba!, a beloved children's show that ran for four seasons. Even though I was given two tickets, none of my friends were willing to wake up early enough on a Saturday

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

South Sound Cinema

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

For all of its problems -- and, truly, there are many -- the 1985 James Bond outing, A View to a Kill, has its interesting points: Christopher Walken and Grace Jones going all gonzo wackadoo as the villains; Roger Moore blessedly coming to terms with being too old for Bond, once

Not a well-kept secret for long

Reviews

Not a well-kept secret for long

ANNOUNCER: Dutch had an avalanche of to-dos present themselves out of town this week. Hey, life happens, which is why Jackie is flying solo to discover a delightful little nook full of fresh flavors and loads of charm at Tibbits@FernHill. JACKIE: If you blink, you might miss it. Nestled in the petite

Pairing dinners delight

Features

Pairing dinners delight

If there's one thing that folks in the food and beverage industry know, it's food and beverage. Many South Sound establishments elevate the traditional dining experience by partnering with winemakers and brewers to present a matrimony of flavor profiles specifically cultivated to best complement both the dish and the drink.

Family friendly dining

Features

Family friendly dining

Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, family meal without having to go through the fuss of all the prep work, cooking, and worst of all, the dishes. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly restaurants around to remove the above stress. Grab the kids and hit up some of

Start salivating

Features

Start salivating

The South Sound dining scene is forever evolving. New dining establishments are popping up here, there and everywhere and fulfilling hankerings of all sorts. The beauty of the culinary culture is it's everchanging. Chefs move on to new endeavors, owners embark on refreshing journeys and entrepreneurs are choosing Tacoma as

New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

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New eats in Tacoma you may not have tried

Tacoma has quickly become a hot spot for new hip restaurants with good food and drink. Some are brand new concepts, while others are satellite sites from successes elsewhere. Either way, there are some great places worth repeat visits in Tacoma now with a favorite cuisine for nearly everyone. Seattle's popular

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2017 Veterans Day

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Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

News Front

Turkey Trot your way to the holiday season

For most military families, there are few things as synonymous with the month of November as the family, food and warm tidings of the Thanksgiving holiday. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) program recognizes the importance of the family centered holiday as well and pays homage

Two is better than one

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Two is better than one

As the nation's economy continues to improve and unemployment rates continue to drop, job opportunities abound. To help connect veterans with this economic rebirth, AMVETS Alvah R. Dravis, Post 1, is hosting an American Veterans Hiring Event.  This is the 17th year that the post, located at 5717 South Tyler St.

Golf in the snow

News Front

Golf in the snow

The rain and snow were no impediment to golfers on a mission. Approximately 175 golfers showed up at Eagles Pride Golf Course to participate in the 17th Annual Turkey Shoot and Holiday Support Golf Tournament Nov. 3. America's Credit Union sponsored the event, which assists Joint Base Lewis-McChord servicemembers during the holiday

USO to open new center on JBLM

News Front

USO to open new center on JBLM

The United Service Organizations, or USO, continually works to strengthen America's military members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. To that end, the USO Northwest will soon open the new Camp Lewis USO Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The site is scheduled to be dedicated Monday, Nov. 20, at

The Stonehenge Memorial and Klickitat County Veterans Memorial

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The Stonehenge Memorial and Klickitat County Veterans Memorial

One of the most unique war memorials in the United States is the Stonehenge Memorial in Goldendale, Washington. This full-scale replica of the ancient Neolithic structure in Wiltshire County, England, honors 13 young Klickitat County men who lost their lives in World War I. Samuel Hill, a Quaker pacifist and patron

Making a difference

News

Making a difference

This Saturday is Veterans Day. It is a day loaded with history. It is a day set aside to honor all veterans -- past and present -- in order to remember and thank them for their service. This history surrounding this day is simple:  On the 11th hour of the 11th day

Largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi

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Largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi

On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., the unmistakable roar of more than 400 motorcycles will mark the start of the 2017 Albany (Oregon) Veterans Day Parade. The traditional motorcycle start will be eagerly anticipated by the more than 45,000 spectators expected to turn out this year to watch the

Moving toward another 52 years

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Moving toward another 52 years

Important events often begin as an idea. In the early 1960s in the midst of the Cold War, this country was at war in Vietnam. The war was divisive, and by the end of 1964 protests against the war began to dominate the news. Some people in Auburn  took note, and one

Veterans Day events

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Veterans Day events

When the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change colors, we know that fall has arrived. It is many people's favorite time of the year because of the holidays and how it brings families together. Some holidays are meant to stop us and take a moment in

Struckout

Music

Struckout

I sometimes wonder where a person was when they were confronted with a musician's voice that didn't quite fit the mold of acceptability, and where they were when they realized that imperfection might actually be preferable. Growing up, I was inundated with songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, which typically

Calligraphy

Stage

Calligraphy

There are some works of fiction that gain their power through bravado, high-density dialogue, spectacle, or pyrotechnic productions. Others, though, find strength, and lasting resonance, in closely observing human stories that somehow access universal empathy through specificity. Calligraphy is, at its bare bones, a story I've seen before: a grown-up child is

A hui at Evergreen

Arts

A hui at Evergreen

This past year, The Evergreen State College in Olympia hosted a gathering of indigenous artists from the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Samoa and New Zealand. In New Zealand and Hawaii, such gatherings of artists are called a hui. It took place at the Longhouse. Artists who took part in the

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