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Serving in the classroom

Jobs & Education

Serving in the classroom

The Clover Park School District (CPSD) offers numerous career paths to individuals desiring to help educate the next generation. "Our work is meaningful because we contribute to our students' education and success," said Lori Liedes, the district's recruitment coordinator. "Every position directly or indirectly supports the work of educating and preparing

AAFES offers career advancement

Jobs & Education

AAFES offers career advancement

Many military spouses think of working at the Base or Post Exchange as a job opportunity but are unaware of the career potential. The Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) offers programs that provide a pathway into management. The Exchange's Retail Management Academy (RMA) and Restaurant Operations Management Academy (ROMA) programs

Job hunting made easier

Jobs & Education

Job hunting made easier

For servicemembers preparing to make the transition into the civilian job force, having an idea about where to find employment is an important part of the process. RecruitMilitary.com is a leader in helping veterans and their spouses make this change. The site's services are free of charge to veterans. Founded in 1998 by

Consider a career in carpentry

Jobs & Education

Consider a career in carpentry

Planning your future after your military career has ended can be overwhelming, but should be inspiring with a world of opportunity and options. Transitioning into the civilian world can be smooth if you choose a career that coincides with your previous experiences and skills. For many, a trade career in

Squaring financial futures

Military Life

Squaring financial futures

Get squared away. Those three simple words are the foundation of First Command, a financial planning firm looking for individuals who want to serve others. During the early 1950s, Air Force Lt. Col. Carroll Payne worked with the families of a number of crewmembers killed in training flights. Saddened by the financial

A college degree is closer than you think

Jobs & Education

A college degree is closer than you think

Most education seekers aren't fortunate enough to live in an area with such a plethora of fine educational institutions to choose from. Washington state has over 60 colleges, and more than 15 of them are within a 25-mile radius of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). If you think you can't meet

Is a direct-sales career for you?

Jobs & Education

Is a direct-sales career for you?

The dream of working from home, making your own hours and pulling in a salary that you can actually live off of feels more like an illusion than a reality. Yet many direct-sales companies, such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Chloe and Isabel, to name a few, claim just

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Santarchy (review!)

Ed. note: Matt Driscoll reviewed Santarchy on our blog, Spew. Finally, anarchy is coming to Tacoma, and it’s wearing a Santa suit. Well, hopefully hundreds of Santa suits. The pan-continental holiday riot known as Santarchy could easily be denounced as just another excuse to get s***faced — like wedding receptions or

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Broadway holds hidden treasures for shoppers

While Broadway, the hub of theatrical experiences in Tacoma, can be a great place to catch a show — or even buy tickets as a great gift idea — there’s more here than just theaters.  Shopping in the area is diverse and fun with long-standing and hidden treasures awaiting shoppers.

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Bright Now! Dental brings smiles to military families though Days of Giving

  Bright Now! Dental, a preferred provider for military families is set to host an annual Day of Giving at their location in Kent, Washington on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM (25610 104th Avenue SE, Kent, WA 98030). During a Day of Giving, Bright Now! Dental partners with the

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Street of Deals

The epicenter of Tacoma’s nightlife features reasons to visit it by day as well. Sixth Avenue is known for great dining and nightlife with Asado (2810 Sixth Ave., 253.254.0560) and Masa (2811 Sixth Ave., 253.254.0560) run by John Xitco and Primo Grill (601 S. Pine St., 253.383.7000) and the Crown Bar

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Stadium District

In its inception, Stadium High School was to have been a luxury hotel. Instead it became a high school whose history goes back 100 years. The turrets and architectural features of the building can be appreciated, sure, but it’s more the soul of the building that creates the neighborhood and

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On local screens this week

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: Barrow, Alaska, said to be the northernmost town in America, undergoes 30 days without sun every winter, which makes it an ideal holiday haven for vampires.  The townsfolk, led by Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, do battle against ravenous vampire hordes led by Danny Huston, in

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The Boss goes on sale this weekend

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 The Blind Boys of Alabama Olympia. Dec. 21 7:30 pm. $17.75-$35.50 (Washington Center, 360.753.8586). Ernestine Anderson Seattle. Dec. 26-27 7:30 pm. $25.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Seattle. Dec. 28-Dec.

Army offers more flexibility for parents

News Front

Army offers more flexibility for parents

The Army has doubled the amount of parental leave available to fathers and other secondary caregivers of newborn infants with a policy that also provides more leave flexibility for mothers. Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper signed a directive Jan. 23 that increases parental leave from 10 to 21 days

Madigan Courtesy Shuttle gets you there

Military Life

Madigan Courtesy Shuttle gets you there

To ensure the safe movement of patients, visitors and staff at Madigan Army Medical Center, the facility operates the Madigan Courtesy Shuttle. The two vans, which have a capacity of eight seated passengers and two secured wheelchairs each, service the campus and Madigan's buildings in the immediate area. The vans

Upcoming winter and spring sports on JBLM

Military Life

Upcoming winter and spring sports on JBLM

The weather in Washington state is usually a hindrance for getting outside and being active, especially during these cold winter months. Frigid temperatures mixed with periods of torrential downpour aren't exactly calling any of us off the couch. Are you or your family in need of something special to get

Exploring Seattle’s iconic attraction

Attractions

Exploring Seattle’s iconic attraction

A fun day trip in Seattle includes exploring the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The Seattle Center has such an interesting history, with many of the buildings and attractions part of the fair. With the space race heating up, science became the theme, and many of the attractions were

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

It's time, again, for Three Easy Pieces, the column where I examine a pocket of pop culture, from its birth to today. This month: hangout movies. The definition of a hangout movie is nebulous enough that a great many movies can get assigned this designation, but the basics of the

Brews, dogs and games

Reviews

Brews, dogs and games

ANNOUNCER: Right in the heart of downtown Puyallup along Meridian that features several locally popular bars and food joints, CaskCades has carved out its own little niche offering diners a selection of creative hot dogs and plenty of family games, both in board and arcade versions. Dutch and Jackie head into town with their

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