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In the bag

Post-holiday purge Finding it difficult to find room for all of my new presents, I realized I needed to do a wardrobe and possession purge. I do this about three times a year, seemingly with the seasons but more truthfully on compulsion. I take a large box and then stand in

SPOUSE magazine - September 2020

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SPOUSE magazine - September 2020

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the September 2020 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Dog Days of summer <<< Could you get bumped from base childcare? <<< Grilling secrets for Labor Day weekend <<< Why your child's back-to-school eye exam is so important  

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On local screens this week

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM: Two of the universe’s great hunters battle once again for space supremacy. (R) – BW Galaxy Tacoma 6: Thurs 12:45, 2:55, 5, 7:10, 9:25. Lakewood Cinema 15: Thurs 12:25, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35, 9:30, 10:10. Fri-Thurs, Jan. 17 12:25, 2:55, 5:15,

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Marilyn Manson and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Jeff Coffin and the North Thurston High School Jazz Band Olympia. Jan. 19 8 pm. $10-$25 (Minnaert Center, 360.596.5501). Winston Jarrett Tacoma. Feb. 1 9 pm. $10 (Jazzbones, 253.396.9169). The

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DJs and blues switcheroo

Bobble Tiki doesn’t claim to be the most observant Tiki in the world, but he’s fairly adept at noticing the obvious. When Bobble Tiki slipped inside Jazzbones last Wednesday, it didn’t take him long to realize he wasn’t looking at the Blues Theatre he was expecting. Randy Oxford was nowhere

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'Survey' says ...

“Stretched Horse,” 2004, concrete and steel, by Mike Moran   ‘Survey’ says ... mike moran’s paintings are the real treasure at the evergreen galleries  / by alec clayton The Mike Moran exhibition continues through March 16 at Evergreen Galleries, Gallery IV in Olympia. The survey of works created between 1982 and 2007 covers the

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2020 Best of Tacoma Guide

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JBLM gym opening to families

  Jensen Gym will open to military family members on a limited basis starting August 26, said Major Gen. Steve Smith, deputy commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, during a townhall meeting Tuesday. AD: Get a master's degree at your own pace in 7 classes with GI Bill/TA - info

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The Most Awesome Protagonist

There’s not much room on Le Voyeur’s stage. Anyone who’s been to the Olympia club knows that. For this reason, and many others, when the one man band known as The Most Awesome Protagonist hits Le Voyeur this Sunday, Jan. 13, it’ll be a perfect fit. The Most Awesome Protagonist is

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How to release a CD

Software programs like Garageband and Cubase have made it easier for bands to go the DIY route and record their music at home, but after the stop button is pressed on the last take, the business side of the process begins. This is often the biggest challenge for independent musicians.

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“We will do our best”­­

  As Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials scramble to find more spaces for military families suddenly in need of day-long childcare for their school aged children, youth program officials emphasized Wednesday that they’ll do their best to help children stay connected to their remote learning during their time in on-base programs this

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Reservists have rights at work

  The last thing reservists and National Guard members called to duty should expect is to find their civilian job no longer there when they return. Yes, employers face burdens and inconveniences when an employee leaves for an extended period of time, but laws are in place to protect military members.

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Should you own two homes?

  It is bound to come up in a military homeowner’s mind. Should you keep your current home and rent it out while buying another home at your next duty station?   An expert at Harborstone Credit Union says you need to know how VA loans work before boxing yourself into a corner.   Seeing

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Local COVID support for military

  It’s nice to have someone on your side, especially during these uncertain times when your household income may have dropped and the future isn’t clear.   Harborstone Credit Union, with a branch on Joint Base Lewis McChord, is supporting that effort through its Financial Navigator program.   Think of it like having a trusted

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GI Bill/TA lets you do self-paced schooling

Do you want to go back to school, but not on someone else's schedule?  However, in the past, you thought the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance didn't count for self-paced programs? You can earn that certificate, associates, bachelors or master's degree on your own schedule using your military education benefits. You

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Island Exploration

  Located two hours from JBLM  on the Puget Sound is Whidbey Island, a must visit during your time stationed in Washington. Spanning 55 miles, this island provides endless opportunities for exploration, sightseeing and of course, eating.   If you're the exploring type, Whidbey has multiple State Parks, chalked full of exploration.  Starting

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U.P. Station Bar & Grill

When Bandito Betty first moved to Tacoma, and began looking for a bartending job, she often contemplated U.P. Station Bar & Grill. Unfortunately, she was too chicken shit to go inside and check it out. It looks quite small and uninviting from the outside, and there were always the same

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The Freakouts

Rock and roll is a youthful expression. It’s how the music was created and what it was meant to be. Rock and roll is about rebellion and energy and letting loose — all things you do better young. No matter how many more tours the Rolling Stones sellout, the facts

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Dead Air Fresheners, 7 on 7 and others

Thursday, Jan. 10 SYNTH PUNK unicorn basement Just when I think I know everything about music, I get thrown for a loop. Part New Wave, part punk and part noise rock, Unicorn Basement is an experimental synth duet who are as quirky as Zappa, but their low-fi synthetic sound is more accessible

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8/11 Town Hall Updates: Madigan Pharmacy Hour Updates, School Resources, Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing,

  Services and programs across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Updates from 8/11 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Town Hall.    Washington State allows children to register for school  without being in the state as long as they know what their address will be upon arrival. Once a child arrives at JBLM proof of residency must be

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