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Five iconic local breakfast joints

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Five iconic local breakfast joints

Sometimes only a big, hearty, greasy breakfast will do. With menu items like chicken-fried steak, fluffy pancakes and biscuits dripping with thick sausage gravy, these local restaurants fit the bill and fill your stomach. Galloping Gertie's Bar & Grill -- Simply known as Gertie's, this breakfast favorite has been around for

Wine tasting 101 at Washington’s first winery

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Wine tasting 101 at Washington’s first winery

Washington is second behind California as the state with the most wineries in the United States. With that designation come fancy wine dinners, tasteful tasting rooms and premier wine estate destinations like Woodinville and Walla Walla, equivalent to California's Napa Valley wine region. Wine is a big part of the culture

Tacoma is a beer boomtown once again

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Tacoma is a beer boomtown once again

Recent arrivals to the Tacoma area may not realize that they have landed in a beer-thirsty, beer-crazy town. The number of local breweries, brewpubs, taprooms and bottle shops attests to this bonanza of great beer. Of course, Tacoma and its surrounding communities are just part of the larger craft-beer boom that

Finding your market

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Finding your market

Being a military spouse and an artist comes with its own set of challenges and triumphs. By the time you develop a customer base or artistic reputation in your community, you're packing up for the next duty station and waving goodbye to all that progress. And when you finally arrive

Let the games begin!

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Let the games begin!

It's officially soccer season here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which means it's time to go into the garage, find your soccer ball and cleats, and head to the nearest park to practice. Soccer season, which takes place every fall from August to October, is an exciting time at JBLM,

Penny pinching 101 for students

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Penny pinching 101 for students

The life of a student encompasses its own unique brand of challenges and perks. More often than not, students can be found suspended in limbo between education and career, scraping together pennies in order to ensure both literal and metaphorical dues have been paid in blood, sweat and countless study

Dental care and a PCS

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Dental care and a PCS

When it's time to make another move there are many things to consider. Dental care is not usually top of mind. For some answers to common PCS dental care questions we tracked down Rebekah Jordon, Manager, Yelm Prairie Dental, a Tricare Dental Program (TDP) network provider. 1. What does a new

Videos and podcasts for military spouses

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Videos and podcasts for military spouses

Northwest Military recently launched a new website with videos and podcasts which cover subjects of interest to Military Spouses. The inaugural lineup includes three shows; "Milcation" with Mandy Kruger about travel, "What's the Meal?" with Missy Bouchat who covers food and issues of interest to military spouses, and Camo Chat

Free events for military and their families

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Free events for military and their families

The cities and neighborhoods surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are filled with businesses and organizations that appreciate, support and love the military community. In order to show that support and introduce servicemembers and their families to local resources, Northwest Military (publishers of The Ranger and Northwest Airlifter newspapers) has teamed

Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

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Clubs at JBLM focus on fun pastimes

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers a variety of clubs and activities that are a fun way to fill off-duty time. With groups dedicated to everything from scuba diving to books, there is something for everyone. Here are a few you might be interested in. The JBLM SCUBA Club meets the third

Places to go, people to see, things to do

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Places to go, people to see, things to do

As summertime approaches its end, the scope of family-oriented activities is viewed through a new lens, one of autumnal appreciation and holiday cheer. As the leaves and weather change, so does the theme of celebratory happenings in the local area. This year, JBLM's MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) calendar is

La Oveja Negra Eatery

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La Oveja Negra Eatery

ANNOUNCER: The South Sound is long known for the availability of authentic Asian cuisine, and lately, traditional Mexican spots have been popping up throughout the area. The latest of these is La Oveja Negra Eatery on the east side of Tacoma. Open just Friday through Sunday, with plans to open

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Sandwiched between Tacoma and Olympia beer weeks and the grand brouhaha of brew festivities, Oktoberfest, you have September. The month where the kids go back to school and the autumn season begins to set in. There are extracurricular activities to juggle, homework, and all of life's usual to-dos -- it's

Sexual assault examined

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Sexual assault examined

The hard-hitting two-hander Blackbird by David Harrower at Harlequin Productions is emotionally draining and not for everyone. It begins with shocking fury when Una (Colleen Litchfield), a 27-year-old woman, and Ray (Frank Lawler), a 55-year-old man, storm into a horribly trashed conference room in Ray's business office -- strewn with pizza

Fairly amazing

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Fairly amazing

It's once again time to "do the Puyallup." Put another way, it's time to plan a family trip to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup -- a town regional newcomers should learn is pronounced "Pyoo-AHL-up" in defiance of all phonetic logic. Once that tongue trick's been mastered, a world of

New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

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New AF policy dedicates space for nursing mothers

A new lactation policy, released in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated Aug. 15, requires units to provide nursing mothers access to a lactation room. The policy enables commanders to support nursing mothers by outlining procedures and requirements for establishing a private, secure (lockable from the inside) and sanitary location for

Resiliency and recovery

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Resiliency and recovery

Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Rijos, the Massachusetts Air National Guard senior noncommissioned officer in charge of domestic operations, his service dog, Cairo, and his wife, Yadira, speak during the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) resiliency tactical pause directors’ call Aug. 22 at the Hanscom Air Force

Parental prep 101

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Parental prep 101

As summer begins to wind down, back-to-school preparations become paramount in ensuring the school year starts off on the best foot possible for both parents and youth. Amidst the hustle to collect colored pencils and spiral notebooks, it's imperative that the to-do list includes items dedicated to health and wellness.

Looking for a few good vets

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Looking for a few good vets

Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County has a unique opportunity for veterans and their families and are currently seeking qualified veterans to apply for their homeownership program. Before applying, future homeowners must first meet certain program requirements that fit within Habitat for Humanity's accountability standards. "At every stage of the program, applicants must

Bring strength to your military home

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Bring strength to your military home

Dr. Casey Taft was wrapping up his residency at a Veterans Administration hospital when 9/11 happened. Soon after, he became aware of reports about the difficulties military families were experiencing after deployments. In 2002, the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) came to light when four women were killed by their

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