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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Military Life

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

The evening of Oct. 14 started out like any other Saturday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) North Fort. The sun set as servicemembers ambled across post, enjoying their much-deserved weekend and getting ready for an evening of fun. But as the evening wore on, one thing became clear: the

Five-year grant given to Steilacoom Historical School District

News Front

Five-year grant given to Steilacoom Historical School District

It was recently announced that the Steilacoom Historical School District is the recipient of a $1.25 million Defense Education Activity grant. It comes from the Department of Defense Education Activity, a Military-Connected Student Academic and Support Programs grant (better known as a MCSAP). The grant will allow the school to

Ten telecommute jobs to take with you

Jobs & Education

Ten telecommute jobs to take with you

Military spouses often have a hard time holding down a job -- not because of their skills or work ethic, but because of their tendency to move. With frequent relocation, it can be difficult to earn seniority or make one's way to higher positions within a career. (Or in worst-case

A successful juggling act

Jobs & Education

A successful juggling act

The paradox of balancing work, school and home life is not a new concept -- the demands of one affect the outcome of the others, creating a vortex of stress and frustration. Thankfully, the same principle applies to success; perseverance in these areas leads to a positive synergy that undoubtedly

Jobs & Education

Job fair for troops and spouses

Choosing the right job while stationed here as a spouse, or for troops leaving the service, makes all the difference in a person's quality of life. Hire GI hopes to help local military and their spouses hit the jackpot of employment happiness by bringing a number of employers with a wide

Happy and healthy while transitioning

Jobs & Education

Happy and healthy while transitioning

One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of exiting the military is figuring out how to keep yourself and your family safe, happy and healthy while you transition. Maintaining peace of mind about healthcare can make all the difference in how smoothly your transition process is carried out. Separating servicemembers should know

Military spouse finds success in retail

Jobs & Education

Military spouse finds success in retail

Carmen Flores, a military spouse and owner of Bow and Arrow Children's Boutique in the Capital Mall in Olympia, has come a long way from making and selling bows she made at home. Her mall business is a bright and cheerful boutique specializing in unique toys and clothing items for

The Big Bike Jump

News Front

The Big Bike Jump

Nine years ago, Second Cycle opened its doors as a community cycle center in Tacoma. Since then, the nonprofit organization has been educating and supporting local cyclists by providing a community work space, bicycle maintenance classes, repair services and youth-centered bike programming to community members. This year, Second Cycle is

News Front

Beer money

Ted McGill believed that money was best used wisely.   In 1955, McGill, an employee in Bottle House A at the Olympia Brewery, thought it was a good idea to begin a credit union for brewery workers. With his gift of persuasion and head for numbers, he set out to do

It's salmon time

Outdoors

It's salmon time

Beginning in September and lasting through December, salmon run in our area. The fish return from the Pacific Ocean into the Puget Sound and then travel back to the streams and rivers of their birth to spawn the next generation. It is an epic tale of survival: A female salmon

Hey Coach!

Military Life

Hey Coach!

Aside from watching kitten videos on YouTube and smelling the sweet scent of a newborn baby, volunteering is the best source of the warm n' fuzzies. It feels good to invest your time helping others, even more so if you can find a way to contribute to a good cause

A history second to none

Online Newspapers

A history second to none

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, many soldiers wear the 2nd Infantry Division's Indianhead patch. The division has a storied history, and it involves JBLM. Both the base and the division were formed around the same time: Camp Lewis opened Sept. 5, 1917; the 2nd ID was organized Oct. 26, 1917. It is the only

Called back to action

Military Life

Called back to action

Denise Dhane is long retired from her role as vice president of the DuPont subchapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), where she ran the Single Soldier Program.  But when she received a plea from Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Goodman that his soldiers needed help, she jumped right in

What Tacoma needs

Music

What Tacoma needs

Hey, look: I've long since admitted that I will first pay attention to a band with an attention-grabbing name. There's no getting around it. I have relegated myself to a world where I'm inundated with bands and sounds that are fated to sound exactly the same. Because of this, I've

Must-see show

Arts

Must-see show

Marilyn Frasca is a marvel. If there was ever such a thing as a must-see show, it is Frasca's show of some 56 drawings at Childhood's End Gallery in Olympia. This exhibition is the result of a lifetime, so far, of making art, studying art and teaching art. Her drawing

Cymbeline

Stage

Cymbeline

I've struggled with how to approach diving into Harlequin Productions' staging of Cymbeline, which it seems is a fairly normal reaction that many have had to the work, since its first production around 400 years ago. One of William Shakespeare's final plays - generally categorized as one of his "late romances,"

El Borracho

Reviews

El Borracho

ANNOUNCER: Yet another Seattle success has branched out to the Tacoma area. In this case -- the easy-going Mexican cantina El Borracho, located on 6th Ave. in the North End. Jackie and Dutch jumped at the chance to leave the kids behind and grab some tequila and bites at an

Best darn dining deal

Features

Best darn dining deal

The best-priced dining promotion to benefit diners in the South Puget Sound area arrives for two weeks during Tacoma Restaurant Week in October, and the number of restaurants has grown 50 percent compared to last year. Over the two-week promotion, Sunday through Thursday only, diners can indulge in $30 three-course

Three Easy Pieces

South Sound Cinema

Three Easy Pieces

In Three Easy Pieces, I deconstruct one specific genre of pop culture, from its birth through how it exists today. This month, I'm looking at cartoons for adults. When did animation shift from a medium cultivating imagination in kids to something to expand the minds of grown-ups? BIRTH: Fritz the Cat Honorable mention: Fantastic

The Triad gets spooky

Stage

The Triad gets spooky

I'm sure we all have figured out by now that it is October. Not only is the weather getting more beautiful, but everyone who has Halloween as a favorite holiday is already celebrating it in one way or another. You either love it or you hate it, but no matter

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