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Carol Hannum: Worlds Apart

Arts

Carol Hannum: Worlds Apart

Carol Hannum is an underappreciated local treasure. Her art has been shown in museums and galleries and is in private and public collections worldwide, including many in Lacey and Olympia, and she has taught at South Puget Sound Community College. And yet, a glance at her resumé indicates she has

Tacoma Film Festival needs your help

South Sound Cinema

Tacoma Film Festival needs your help

For the past 13 years, the Tacoma Film Festival has been one of the bright spots of Tacoma's cultural landscape. Bringing in exciting voices and visions in film from all over the world -- including featuring the best local talents -- TFF has grown into a cinematic behemoth, as essential

Way outside the wire

News Front

Way outside the wire

During Cascade Challenge 2018, Maj. Khristopher Krueger used the term "battlefield airmen" to describe the individuals involved in the competition.   "This is about sharpening the skills these airmen bring to the battlefield," the air liaison and chief plans officer of the 1st Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,

Keeping a Career on the Move

News Front

Keeping a Career on the Move

Hiring Our Heroes and the Military Officers Association of America are hosting a full day Keeping a Career on the Move Military Spouse Employment Symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Monday, Sept. 24, at the American Lake Conference Center. The event is free and open to all military, veteran, and

Learn about free Google IT training Oct 20 in DuPont

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Learn about free Google IT training Oct 20 in DuPont

Transitioning servicemembers be on the lookout. Google and United Services Organization (USO) are partnering to bring IT training to transitioning servicemembers, veterans and military spouses, which you can learn more about at the free Military Dream BIG Fair Oct 20 in DuPont - RSVP HERE TO ATTEND. "Certificate participants can do

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Operation Homefront accepting 2019 Military Child of the Year® nominations

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Military Child of the Year® Awards, as well as applications for the 2019 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation.  Military Child of the Year® is the nation's premier celebration

WA guardsmen compete in Best Warrior Competition

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WA guardsmen compete in Best Warrior Competition

Soldiers love competition: the struggle against the obstacles, competing against each other to see the best of the best. That's when you see them push to the end of their physical abilities and do things that they never thought they could. That is what the 2018 Best Warrior Competition was all

4-23 Infantry take on Thunderbird Challenge

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4-23 Infantry take on Thunderbird Challenge

Slated to be an annual event, the inaugural Thunderbird Challenge was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America and pitted five teams of people from local businesses against each other in competition for bragging rights and a plaque. One team was composed of soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. The team,

Four JBLM troops make All-Army

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Four JBLM troops make All-Army

The final roster for the All-Army men's softball team has been set, and the players are here practicing as they go for the Army's seventh consecutive title at the Armed Forces Men's Softball Championship, Sept. 18-21, at Pensacola, Florida. Four players from Joint Base Lewis-McChord made the final roster: Sgt. 1st

Final round of golf

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Final round of golf

There were eight men seated at the table; more stood behind and around it. All of them had one thing in common -- they enjoy playing golf at the Fort Steilacoom Golf Course. The course sits on 105 acres adjacent to Western State Hospital in Lakewood. The land is leased through

Fall Guide 2018

Online Interactive Guides

Fall Guide 2018

Not sure what to do this fall? Check out our Fall Guide for ideas for you and the entire family. The South Sound has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the autumn season. Click here to view our interactive 2018 Fall Guide.

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Meet an entrepreneur expert at Military Dream BIG Fair

Not everyone in uniform plans to leave the service and go to work on or off base as a military contractor.  While that can be a lucrative and rewarding career, some troops dream of owning their own business or franchise. Wendy Dalpez, an entrepreneur coach and transition expert will help connect

Summit Pub

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Summit Pub

ANNOUNCER: The Washington State Fair season is in full effect, giving Jackie and Dutch the perfect excuse to hit up some Puyallup area hot spots. This week, they wanted to take a peek at Summit Pub's new digs. JACKIE: I'd never been to the OG Summit Pub so I don't have

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a specific pop cultural subject from its birth to how it looks today. It's generally accepted that remakes of movies are never as good as the original -- and I'd usually tend to agree. This month, I'm looking at

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

Travel

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

If you're bored while vacationing in Bend, Oregon, you're not doing it right. That's right, we're calling you out, fellow travelers, for twiddling your thumbs in one of the most adventure-friendly cities in the Pacific Northwest. Bend, Oregon, is an adventurist's wonderland, and its location in central Oregon -- along

Bright scenes of sea and land

Arts

Bright scenes of sea and land

I wasn't sure I wanted to review Barbara Noonan's work at Childhood's End Gallery because the image I saw on the announcement looked too much like too many other landscapes I have seen -- pretty, predictable and unimaginative. But when I saw the work in the gallery, I recognized a

Blissful exuberance

Music

Blissful exuberance

Paul McCartney recently did an interview where he ran down some of the best songs that he wrote for the Beatles. At a certain point, after discussing the likes of "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," and "Blackbird," McCartney noted how proud he was that, for the most part, Beatles songs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Stage

Brighton Beach Memoirs

The household presented in Lakewood Playhouse's production of Brighton Beach Memoirs is one of a rumbling, simmering strife. Economic hardships and unresolved resentments have been so thoroughly woven into the fabric of this family that everyone has been inured to a general feeling of anxiety. I certainly felt a bit anxious watching

Ming the majestic

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Ming the majestic

China's Ming dynasty endured from 1368 to 1644 A.D. Its emperors ruled an area almost as large as that of the contiguous United States, and for longer than the U.S. has been a country. By 1600, the Great Ming Empire had over 160 million citizens. Among its contributions to world

AMC welcomes new commander

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AMC welcomes new commander

Air Mobility Command (AMC) welcomed a new commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7. Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of AMC from Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after more than 35 years of service. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein

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