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Charlie Wilson's War, Juno, Sweeny Todd and more

Charlie Wilson’s War Based on a true story.  Tom Hanks as a hard-drinking Texas congressman who, at the urging of a Houston socialite (Julia Roberts), uses his congressional subcommittee to arrange a secret $1 billion arms deal between Israel and Afghan freedom fighters, with Pakistan as the intermediary.  That results in

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Free salmon at JBLM

AD: Free electric toothbrush for new patients to Gentle Dental.  Info here (CLICK)   The next salmon giveaway is still scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 3 at the Nisqually Clear Creek Hatchery.For more information, call 360-438-1180 x304. Each year, when the salmon begin their long journey back to their

2019 CFC Guide

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2019 CFC Guide

CFC is your opportunity to give to local and national charities through your payroll.  Millions of dollars are donated annually. From September to December, you can choose the CFC organizations you'd like to support. Inside this guide are

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Grub Gossip

There are no shortage of delectable gatherings blipping across the foodie radar. I like to think of it as conditioning, just as a marathon runner trains their body -- I do the same. Except I'm preparing for the gluttony of the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite libation

An American Tavern

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An American Tavern

ANNOUNCER: Just four short months ago, An American Tavern filled the void of what was once Black Kettle Bites and Brew. Boasting a small menu that includes, salads, dogs and tacos -- An American Tavern feels very, well ... American. Dutch and Jackie decided to pop in for a bite

So, this is the Army

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So, this is the Army

Last year, Lakewood Playhouse produced Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first part of Neil Simon's autobiographical "Eugene Trilogy." Now they follow up with the second part of the trilogy, Biloxi Blues, with the same director, John Olive, and the same lead actor/narrator, Drew Bates as Eugene Jerome. In Brighton Beach, Eugene

Let’s get literary

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Let’s get literary

Humankind has gathered around the fire to narrate and listen to stories since the dawn of time. It's an instinctive desire that more often than not also includes sharing food and drink as well. Even now in a modern age we gather with complete strangers in a dark room, munching

CPI program innovates

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CPI program innovates

(Photo: Tech. Sgt. Trier Stewart, 627th Air Base Group executive assistant, writes a problem statement during the 62nd Airlift Wing Manpower’s Practical Problem Solving Model class at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 20.) Innovation, cost effectiveness and time saving can come in many shapes and sizes in the Air Force. At McChord

Air Force reduces barriers for pregnant aviators

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Air Force reduces barriers for pregnant aviators

(Photo: Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk, 23d Wing photojournalist, and her son, Jayce, pose for a photo illustration, May 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, in honor of mothers who serve in the military.) The Air Force recently updated a policy to reduce restrictions on pregnant women who perform

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Spring concerts

It has become customary this time of year for me to celebrate the coming of spring by previewing shows and concerts the dawning season has to offer. If all goes according to plan, this will be the most comprehensive preview yet. In the past, after scouring piles of show listings

Combating domestic violence

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Combating domestic violence

In this country today, one in three women and one in four men have been -- or are being -- abused by an intimate partner. The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) works to help the survivors of this tragedy. With offices located in Kent, DAWN was formed by two women after helping

Helping the homeless

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Helping the homeless

From a borrowed soup kettle 87 years ago, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission began feeding and caring for those needing help during the Great Depression. "It is a passionate community of people who follow Jesus in His relentless, redeeming love for all people," said Hillary Dunham, director of marketing. "Our mission is

The Thurston County Food Bank serves all

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The Thurston County Food Bank serves all

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa, once said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." This is the attitude which characterizes the Thurston County Food Bank, which last year provided food to more than 57,000 individuals. "That number is growing," food bank development director Judy

Get outside and play!

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Get outside and play!

Being outdoors is exhilarating and invigorating. "The outdoors is about freedom," Ed Bronsdon, the executive director of Outdoors for All, wrote in a news article. The organization strives to offer quality outdoor recreational opportunities to injured active-duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans. "We believe in the transformative experience that outdoor recreation provides in

Food for action

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Food for action

Every year, about 40 percent of the food produced in this country never makes it to a dinner table. Meanwhile, there are millions of Americans who go hungry. Closer to home, one in seven people in Washington state don't always have enough to eat. One in five of them are children. "Hunger

Making it simple to give

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Making it simple to give

Contributing to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is as simple as making a few strokes on a keyboard. Simply go to the online pledge portal (cascadiacfc.org) and follow the easy-to-follow guidelines.  Doing so opens the door to a full range of giving options -- payroll or annuity deduction, credit/debit card, e-check, and

Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

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Exploring Mount St. Helens up close inspires awe

There are a couple of different ways to explore Mount St. Helens, and this trip focuses on where to get the best views of the eruption site. About a two-hour drive at its furthest point on the Spirit Lake Highway, which dead ends at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, the drive from

JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

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JBLM soccer team brings home 2nd place trophy

On Labor Day weekend, 14 Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) soldiers and two airmen competed in the Military Defender's Cup Soccer tournament in San Antonio, Texas. "The Defender's Cup tournament is open to all branches of the DoD," said Capt. Micheal Awoyomi, Plans Officer, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, who serves as head

National POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony

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National POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony

On the third Friday in September, the United States recognizes National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This is a day to honor and remember past and present Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.  On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a crowd gathered for a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Memorial Grove to pay their

Santa’s Castle elves to usher in the magic of Christmas

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Santa’s Castle elves to usher in the magic of Christmas

They can't be seen just yet, but holiday elves will soon appear at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) when Santa's Castle hosts its 25th anniversary open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at 2094 Bitar Ave. on Lewis Main. The all-volunteer staff works year-round to make Christmas brighter for

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