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A bench of history

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A bench of history

The Washington State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (WSSDAR), Mary Ball Chapter, invites the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community to a dedication ceremony at Memorial Park this Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. The event will mark the dedication of a commemorative bench honoring women, with the theme of

New playground for Chloe Clark

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New playground for Chloe Clark

April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and it was established as a way to raise awareness of the important role children play in the military community. This week, KaBoom! and The CarMax Foundation continue their partnership in building community playgrounds, and the two organizations will host 11 community

New CAP commander

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New CAP commander

On April 14, at the Red Lion Inn and Conference Center in Wenatchee, Lt. Col. Shelly Norman assumed command as the new Wing Commander for the Washington Civil Air Patrol (CAP). She was also promoted to colonel and is the first female commander in the 76-year history of the CAP

Nohelia Suce

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Nohelia Suce

There are more than one million spouses who are tasked with taking care of home while our servicemembers are away. But a select few step up to provide extra service and leadership to others in their community. They do it because they know they can be a shoulder to lean

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Spring Fair this weekend in Puyallup

There are few better ways in the Northwest to enjoy the start of the spring season than to attend one of the state’s biggest celebrations, the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. This year’s Spring Fair is set to take place Thursday to

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The view from the other side

Every once in a while, a day comes along when Tacoma residents take to the rocky beaches of Commencement Bay despite the drizzling rain or low-hanging clouds. The allure of a solitary walk along the water's edge as the rain patters rhythmically around you is simply too strong to pass

Live, work and play in Downtown Olympia

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Live, work and play in Downtown Olympia

Downtown Olympia -- there is no city quite as vibrant and unique in the state as Olympia, Washington State's capital. This eclectic city sits on the bank of the Puget Sound and Capitol Lake. Visitors and residents can enjoy the pristine waters while enjoying captivating views of Mount Rainier and

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Quiet town in the shadow of Mount Rainier

About 20 years ago, the mountain town of Graham had a population of about 9,000. Over this period of time, it has become one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, with over 15,000 folks arriving in just the last decade. Graham is named after Smith Graham, who in 1905

Live, work and play in Hawks Prairie

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Live, work and play in Hawks Prairie

Hawks Prairie is a family-friendly neighborhood conveniently situated between DuPont and Lacey. There, you will find tree-lined streets, parks and trails with easy access to shops and restaurants. Getting There Hawks Prairie can be found at the edge of Lacey.  Head south on I-5 if you're coming from Tacoma. Head north if

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Live, work and play in Lacey

Located in Thurston County and nestled between Olympia and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lacey is a popular residential destination for many incoming military families. Getting There Finding Lacey is quite easy from I-5, but getting there can take quite a while with interstate traffic. Just head south on I-5 if you're coming from

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Orting

The Town of Orting is a Native American wording meaning "town on the prairie." Col. S.A. Black, a superintendent of the Northern Pacific Railway, selected the name. Traveling to Orting from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area is straightforward.  Travelers can make the 22-mile drive by taking I-5 to WA-512 East to

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The crafted, the curated

Have you ever wondered what makes Tacoma's Proctor District so damn charming? We have, and we think we've figured out just what it is: Proctor is a boutique neighborhood. It's a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail -- every window display, bushel of

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The windy drive to Tenino

Part of the charm off traveling through Washington State lies in the drive. We're talking about a classic drive through small, sleepy towns hidden along brush-covered back roads; the kind of drive where trees rise like giants on the edge of the pavement and the sun peeks down at you

West Olympia

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West Olympia

As part of Washington's capital city, West Olympia sits on the west side of Budd Bay and Capitol Lake. It includes the South Westside and Northwest Olympia neighborhoods and is home to plenty of green space including family parks and waterfront trails.  How to get there This pocket of Thurston County is primarily accessible

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

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Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ANNOUNCER: Craving more bites with an exotic flare, Dutch and Jackie head from the heart of downtown a bit south to a South Tacoma Way strip mall surprise, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant. Nestled in the same strip mall that H Mart resides in, Kyoto provides a tiny oasis in a concrete

The Pajama Game

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The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game has a long and storied history, beginning with its debut on Broadway in 1954 featuring the choreography of the great Bob Fosse, with Shirley McClain as an unnamed dancer, and through two Broadway revivals and a film. The Pajama Game won the Tony Award for Best Musical

Three easy pieces

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Three easy pieces

Another month, another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I explore a pocket of pop culture from its birth through where it sits today. This month, I'm thinking about postmodern film noir. In the decades following film noir's heyday in the ‘40s and ‘50s, filmmakers took the genre's touchstones --

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Gold Star and military kids day at Miners Landing

The USO NW and Jermaine Kearse Programs invites kids to join them Saturday, April 21, from noon-3 p.m. at Miners Landing on Pier 57 in Seattle, as they honor our military and Gold Star Kids in Washington State. Youth from all branches of service are invited to attend. The ceremony honoring Gold

Family. Strong. 2018.

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Family. Strong. 2018.

The Steilacoom Historical School District invites the community to attend "Family. Strong. 2018.," Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont. The theme of the evening is Community Connected -- Building Wellness Together. "This is in recognition of April as the Month of the Military Child," wrote Susanne

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The Last Sin Eater and more

The Last Sin Eater Christian family drama starring Louis Fletcher and Henry Thomas.  A dark secret threatens to divide the family of a 10-year-old girl seeking redemption from the man who absolved the sins of her grandmother by eating bread and wine at her grave.  PG-13 for thematic elements and some

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