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Winter Guide 2017

Check out our Winter Guide for outdoor winter fun for you and the entire family. The Pacific Northwest has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the winter season. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Winter Guide.

Marzano

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Marzano

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch take their Italian cravings to Marzano in Parkland this week. Family owned and operated for nearly 30 years, their philosophy is that every diner is family here. Mangiare! DUTCH: I love the household atmosphere when you walk in the door. Plus, the smell of food cooking is

Boom!

Arts

Boom!

Downtown Olympia's Gallery Boom is the newest art gallery in town. But some might question if it's really an art gallery or if it's a flea market for artists. It is jam-packed with paintings, prints, post cards, and craft items of every imaginable sort. The craft items are generally of

Chang Thai

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Chang Thai

ANNOUNCER: By now you may be wondering, do Dutch and Jackie love Asian fare, or what? Clearly, the answer is yes and luckily, there is no shortage of exotic dining options here in the South Sound. This week our two foodies hit up newly opened, Chang Thai in Lakewood. JACKIE:

Cutting a window into the trestle

Arts

Cutting a window into the trestle

A large mural measuring seven-and-a-half by 48 feet by Tacoma Foundation of Art Award winner Jeremy Mangan, was installed beneath the railroad trestle near Freighthouse Square last week and revealed in an installation celebration at the Amtrak Cascades Station Dec. 15. Titled "The Wood Carving Beach," the mural depicts a beach

Mod for the holidays

Music

Mod for the holidays

The holidays can be a tough time for a lot of people, especially in the chilly, perpetual darkness of a Pacific Northwest winter. This article hits the streets Dec. 21, the winter solstice; frequently, the solstice is referred to as the shortest day of the year, but it might be

Top of their game

Stage

Top of their game

Olympia Family Theater has never done a bad play. Their performances are professionally produced with top-notch adult actors and crew, sometimes with child actors thrown into the mix, and they range in quality from good to very good to knock-your-socks-off excellence. That is to say, some of their shows are

Winter storm watching

Travel

Winter storm watching

Storm watching by its very nature involves bad weather, and the more dramatic the storm the better. When choosing a place to stay, a full-service resort makes the most sense because while you may want to watch the storm, you don't want to drive in it. The Semiahmoo Resort fits

Cool driving

Travel

Cool driving

Last month's snow flurries are a reminder that winter is near. As the cold season sets in, it's a good idea to winterize the car. To ensure reliable and safe driving during the cold months, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Have your car's engine oils, fluids, battery,

Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Travel

Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Do you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams, as Robin Leach used to say at the end of his Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous TV show? Whistler, British Columbia, is one of the top ski resorts in North America -- and has the price tag to go with it.

Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club

Outdoors

Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club

Since the Hurricane Ridge ski area opened in 1958, the words, "I have skied in the Olympics" have been printed on Hurricane Ridge lift tickets. The ski area is located in Olympic National Park on Hurricane Ridge. It is the furthest west ski area in the contiguous United States. It

Mount Baker: A snowboarder's paradise

Outdoors

Mount Baker: A snowboarder's paradise

If you are looking for epic snow for snowboarding and skiing, then Mount Baker should be your destination. Mount Baker holds the world record for the most snowfall in a season at an unbelievable 1,140 inches during the 1998-99 season -- that's 95 feet of snow!  Mount Baker is consistently

Heroism four ways

Online Newspapers

Heroism four ways

The reading and writing about the servicemembers memorialized in street, installation and building names on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been a humbling experience. Many received the Medal of Honor, and most made the ultimate sacrifice. What follows are this reporter's thoughts on some of these men, whose names honor JBLM. The Logistician:

Hams for the holidays

News Front

Hams for the holidays

Three organizations banded together to make Christmas a bit merrier for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Washington National Guard families. For the eighth time, the Association of the United States Army -- Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter, the Air Force Association McChord Chapter, and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance purchased hams for

Base responds to derailment

News Front

Base responds to derailment

Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials, first responders and regular soldiers and airmen responded heroically to Monday's train derailment near DuPont. Amtrak's Cascade 501 was running 30 minutes late Monday morning when it left Tacoma and headed for Portland.   At about 7:34 a.m. just outside of DuPont, the train -- comprised of two

Weathering time

News Front

Weathering time

Last Friday, the 7th Infantry Division ended its celebration of a century of service to the nation. During the event, which was held in front of Harrison Hall, Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, 7th ID commander, spoke to the spirit of the division. "The Light Fighter statue over there is a visual commitment

The volunteer superstar

Military Life

The volunteer superstar

Kelbie Pogoncheff is not your typical 17-year-old military kid. The Lakes High School senior goes the extra mile to give back to her community by volunteering with Special Olympics Washington (SOWA). She became involved with the program when her brother AJ, now 11 years old, began participating. "One day at

Military Couples' Night Out

Featured Events

Military Couples' Night Out

RSVP HERE Military couples from the Puget Sound area, including the Guard and Reserves, are invited to a FREE evening of food, music, psychics, dancing lessons, Newlywed Game, drinks and Adult Art Projects, FREE of charge (except beverages), January 13, 6-10 pm in downtown Tacoma, produced by The

"Codependent Menageries"

Arts

"Codependent Menageries"

In an artist's statement, painter Kate Hubner quotes a dictionary definition of the words in the title of her show at Feast Arts Center. "Codependent: a codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior. Menagerie:

Seussical

Stage

Seussical

No use mincing words: Seussical, the latest show in Tacoma Little Theatre's 99th season, is a supremely open-hearted, deliriously goofy spectacle, and in its final two weeks of shows, it is not to be missed. This is a vivid, boisterous, and exhilaratingly staged production, a tornado of a show that somehow manages

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