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‘The Jungle’ and ‘Tsunami Coming’

Arts

‘The Jungle’ and ‘Tsunami Coming’

Featured artists at Minka are Lauren Boilini and Michael Kaniecki. Boilini is a Seattle-based painter and public artist who has been awarded commissions across the U.S. and artist residencies all over the world. Her epic installation "The Jungle" explores themes of overcrowding, aggression and ecological breakdown.      Tacoma artist Michael Kaniecki

Beauty in imperfection

Stage

Beauty in imperfection

Yohen takes its time revealing exactly what's going on with its two characters, James (Malcolm J. West) and Sumi (Aya Hashiguchi). While they speak as though they've known each other for many years, there's a hesitance to their interactions, a kind of nervous energy that feels slightly off. It takes until

Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

Reviews

Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero

ANNOUNCER: Ta Carbon Mexican Asadero boasts authentic Mexican cuisine with a meat-driven, steakhouse-inspired menu. If you mention steak or Mexican dishes to Dutch or Jackie, they are sure to arrive with their appetites.JACKIE: The ambiance is intimate! I've heard quite a buzz surrounding Ta Carbon and would have never guessed such

Copy that!

Music

Copy that!

Even grown-ups love wearing costumes for Halloween -- the more provocative the better. At Olympia Film Society's (OFS) Capitol Theater, that cosplay rocks. Each year since 2003, OFS has presented a parade of musicians who dress and perform as idols of the past. Last year's mistress of ceremonies, "Vanessa the

Win Halloween with digital decorating

Military Life

Win Halloween with digital decorating

Technology has been influencing the entertainment industry for decades. Movies, video games, and even amusement parks have evolved dramatically since the introduction of digital animation, high definition, and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), as designers increasingly close the gap between real and animated. These advancements have allowed entertainers the ability to

Chasing terror

Attractions

Chasing terror

It's a never-ending source of fascination, to me, that people so frequently volunteer to be horrified. With a world so chock-full of real, readily accessible terror, how odd and endearing is it that people line up to pay money for the privilege of having of the wits scared out of

Halloween-y treats

Features

Halloween-y treats

I think of Halloween as a type of training. Your body needs to be eased into the season of eating. To amp up for all the holiday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, a month-long pumpkin spice indulgence with a finale of candy corn gorgefest is the best sort of

McChord airman earns Bronze Star Medal

News Front

McChord airman earns Bronze Star Medal

Senior Master Sgt. Travis J. Calmez, 62nd Airlift Maintenance Squadron (62 AMXS) superintendent, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was presented a Bronze Star Medal Oct. 12, which he earned for his actions while deployed to Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan. The award was presented by Lt. Col. Jacob P. Sullivan, 62 AMXS

Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

News Front

Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to

Washington Guard, business come together for Industry Day

News Front

Washington Guard, business come together for Industry Day

Hundreds of Guardsmen got to see some of the best technology from some of the nation's leading defense industries Oct. 18 at the Pierce County Readiness Center. Industry Day, hosted by the National Guard Association of Washington, provides a unique opportunity for Washington National Guardsmen and the representatives of the

Shop till you drop

Military Life

Shop till you drop

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is hosting their annual Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lakes High School. The halls of the high school come alive with lots of vendors selling handmade crafts, stocking stuffers, Christmas and home décor, wreaths, candles, jewelry and clothing. Look for your favorite Direct

Bayonet logistician named AMMED award winner

News Front

Bayonet logistician named AMMED award winner

Algoma, Wisconsin, native, Maj. Kathleen Hamilton, a 7th Infantry Division medical logistics officer, was named recipient of the Calendar Year 2017 U.S. Army Medical Department Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership Award in the category of "Health Service Material Officer." Presented by the Army Surgeon General each year, the AMMED award is given

Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

News Front

Clover Park breaks ground on middle school

The Clover Park School District is making good on its mission to create promising futures for the children it serves at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and in Lakewood. This past Monday afternoon, school district officials and local community leaders picked up shovels to break ground for the construction of a new school.

The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

Travel

The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, this is a great time of year to make a quick weekend getaway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act into law Nov. 17, 1986. As part of this act, $5

Ski season is near

Outdoors

Ski season is near

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best skiing in the world due to the massive amounts of snow the Cascades receive each year. Mount Baker, north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), holds the world record for the most snow in a season. Here are some local things you need

Get ready to shop

Military Life

Get ready to shop

Gig Harbor's largest shopping and dining event of the year is Thursday, Nov. 8. The ninth annual Girls Night Out on the Gig Harbor Waterfront runs all day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is presented by the Washington Main Street Program. Dolly Mama Boutique, Olympic Property Group and

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Military Life

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Navy veteran, and now military spouse, Jasmine Schmidt, is the owner of AR Workshop in Gig Harbor. An AR Workshop is a boutique Do-It-Yourself (DIY) studio where they have all the materials you need to create custom home décor. "I discovered my passion for DIY when my husband was deployed," said

The Church Cantina

Reviews

The Church Cantina

ANNOUNCER: Open just a few months, The Church Cantina brings Cuban-themed dishes with big flavor to the old Ah Badabing location where they used to serve up big pizza pies. Dutch and Jackie heard big flavor, and came rushing in for a taste.DUTCH: The interior is funky, fun, and holds

Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

News

Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

Tacoma residents be on the lookout: one of your neighborhoods is changing and you're going to like the outcome. We're talking about Stadium District, a small and charming pocket of Tacoma located between the North Slope and Hilltop neighborhoods. Stadium District, which is anchored by Stadium High School and Wright

Childcare Aware of America helps military families

Military Life

Childcare Aware of America helps military families

Whether you're a brand new parent or bringing home baby number five, the task of finding a childcare provider that is the highest quality but still affordable is daunting, especially when facing the reality of having to do it all over again every PCS. Luckily, Childcare Aware has recognized this

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