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Shop small, local, and handmade

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Shop small, local, and handmade

The big box retailers are in full swing, decking their fluorescent-lit halls with tinsel, bows, and baubles. Boxes upon boxes of kitchen gadgets, electronics, and toys line the paths while you hunt for something special and unique. You're not going to find it in there. On Saturday, we suggest you

Children’s Museum breaks ground

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Children’s Museum breaks ground

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Children and Youth Programs has partnered with the Children's Museum of Tacoma to turn the old skating rink at 2275 Liggett Ave. into a Children's Museum annex. The Children's Museum of Tacoma was established in 1985 by parents, teachers and community leaders to create unique resources for area

Green to Gold program provides opportunities

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Green to Gold program provides opportunities

Second Lt. Blake Pickel began his career in the Army when he enlisted in 2007. Today, he serves as the executive officer for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's support medical company after commissioning in 2017 through the Green to Gold scholarship program. "When I first came in,

Operation Turkey Drop

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Operation Turkey Drop

The turkeys came tumbling out of the back of an Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse truck. As soon as the vehicle had stopped, the back door was quickly opened and a number of hands began to unload 160 frozen turkeys to hand off to another pair of hands. The line of

Air Force wins Final Battle

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Air Force wins Final Battle

A team of six Air Force men and women bested the Army and Navy to capture the first-ever Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Final Battle held at Retama Park on the outskirts of San Antonio Nov. 17. Captain Mark Bishop of Air Mobility Command, Capt. Noah Palicia of Pacific Air Forces, Capt. Jennifer

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Dirty laundry

You’re working two jobs, going to school part-time and trying to have a social life.  When will you do laundry? Now. But you’re now faced with the daunting realization that you have eight loads to do. Just getting the stuff bagged up and out to your car is an overwhelming challenge.

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Digging the holidays

While Natasha has been busy getting grumpy about the holidays, I absolutely love it. This season is one of my favorite times of the year. Just today roommate Ian and I decorated for the season. I broke out my actual Charlie Brown Christmas tree, we strung icicle lights around the mantle, and

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Rockin’ the holidays

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Dashing through the snow. We three kings of Orient are. Have yourself a merry little Christmas. I can’t stand that crap. I grew up in a fundamentalist Catholic family, and I was blessed at a very, very young age with the ability to sing soprano, alto and tenor. With those

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Spoken word poet has a lot to say

Lucas Smiraldo looks like your average middle-aged man with thinning hair and a pudgy mid-section, but he has a fire in him that he needs to release. His chosen form of creative expression is spoken word poetry — something he’s been doing since 2000. He was inspired by the movie

SPOUSE magazine - November 2018

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SPOUSE magazine - November 2018

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the November 2018 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Ski season is near <<< Kaley Rhoden and Hanna Smelser <<< Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start her own business <<< Salamone's Pizza <<< Childcare Aware helps military families <<< Explore

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These boots are made for ...

Bootsy McGhee. Some say that’s me. There are people in this world who collect all sorts of things — stamps, baseball cards, automobiles and the like. My collector’s items are a little out of the ordinary, and they’re one of the biggest components of my personal brand identity. CFM boots. Normally I’d spell out what

Gifts that give back

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Gifts that give back

With the holidays upon us, it's the peak gift-giving time of the year. With veteran suicides at an average of 22 a day, wouldn't it be nice if your present could also help a veteran? Well it can. Here are some great options everyone is sure to love.A gift of

Artisan spouses

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Artisan spouses

This year, if you are looking for unique and handcrafted goods for holiday gifts, look no further than the spouse community at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These artists and designers have turned their talents into profitable businesses, utilizing craft fairs, art galleries, and in today's tech savvy market, social media to

Holiday theater roundup

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Holiday theater roundup

What's this? What's this? A chill is in the air! What's this? E-scooters everywhere! What's this? The summer has now gone, soon we'll be freezing, though our snowy nights are rare! What ... is ... this? It's the holiday season in the South Sound, with all the quiet nights, crisp atmosphere,

’Tis the season for train rides

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’Tis the season for train rides

It is hard to believe the year is almost over already. It seems like just yesterday everyone was counting down the days until spring and then summer vacation. Here we are again with winter upon us, and a favorite time of the year right around the corner. The holiday season

Raven and the Box of Daylight

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Raven and the Box of Daylight

Internationally renowned Native American glass artist Preston Singletary returns to Museum of Glass with Raven and the Box of Daylight. Like the best of Northwest Indian artists, Singletary's work blends the traditional art of his tribal ancestors with the innovative methods and aesthetic principles born of contemporary art movements, in his

Fat Zach’s Pizza

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Fat Zach’s Pizza

ANNOUNCER: Anchoring the corner of what is planned to one day be the food truck hub of Puyallup, Fat Zach's is a dream realized from backyard pizzas to a food truck business. Dutch and Jackie are always excited to try a new small business, and when it comes to pizza, we didn't have to

Orcas Island beckons

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Orcas Island beckons

Quiet season is upon the San Juan Islands, and the summer crowds have faded away. Orcas Island makes a great weekend getaway or a longer stay over the holidays. This jewel of an island is about to explode in popularity now that Oprah has purchased an estate and extensive commercial

How to pull off a military ball on a budget

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How to pull off a military ball on a budget

Formal balls aren't common in the civilian world, as they are a special tradition in military life reminding us where we came from, and who came before us. They are a wonderful experience full of military customs, and you don't have to break the bank to enjoy yourself. After your tickets

Lending knowledge

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Lending knowledge

Since 2016, the Veterans Lending Group (VLG) has put on live Veterans Administration Loan Bootcamp classes across the country in order to better educate military and veterans' communities about the VA Home Loan Benefits. In conjunction with this educational initiative, VLG has created an On-Demand video class, which allows servicemembers who

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