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Lunch rules

ANNOUNCER: A good sandwich is a wonderful thing, not to be taken for granted. It has the capability of all-encompassing nourishment, containing protein and vitamins, roughage and dairy, all cozied up inside a carbohydrate shell. Usually a simple enough formula, it is possible to get it wrong, and the boys

2020 Summer Guide

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2020 Summer Guide

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Tale of two Carmens

Two Sarahs arrive in Tacoma this weekend with a mighty tough assignment: trying to capture one of the greatest icons of female sexuality ever created — Carmen. Massachusetts native Sarah Heltzel, who spent the last two seasons with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program, performed her first Carmen this fall at Skagit

Four farmers markets to visit this summer

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Four farmers markets to visit this summer

Tis the season for farmers markets. That's right, as the clouds begin to part more permanently and the feeling of sunshine returns, so does the abundance of fresh produce, flowers and other products from local makers.  In anticipation, we have compiled below some of the various different farmers markets in the

Decidedly different burgers

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Decidedly different burgers

Summer is the season for burgers! Whether you're enjoying a cookout with friends and family or dining out at your favorite neighborhood spot, we all get a craving for burgers and fries. Luckily, the Olympia region is home to a unique collection of burger joints, all serving up decidedly different

Take a virtual vacation

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Take a virtual vacation

While most of the world has gone indoors, that doesn't mean you can't explore the globe from the comfort of your own home. If you're looking to rekindle your inner explorer or just longing for a trip to the beach, read on to see some amazing ways to take a

Base monuments mark history on JBLM

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Base monuments mark history on JBLM

With a century of history behind it, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) offers families living on post a number of historical markers to visit. Make an afternoon of it. Combine history with a school-like field trip. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The Meriwether Lewis Monument Just inside JBLM's Liberty Gate stands an

Meat shops offer choice and variety

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Meat shops offer choice and variety

With barbecue season ramping up, and people cooking and eating at home more often, meat and butcher shops offer choices you won't find at most grocery stores. These include specialty cuts of beef, freezer packs and exotic meats. So, if you are planning a special barbecue dinner or like to save

Tips for the perfect BBQ

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Tips for the perfect BBQ

There is nothing more nostalgic than a good old fashioned backyard summer BBQ. Every year, millions purchase that new grill or smoker to create these memories. However, many of these BBQ feasts end up only featuring Grandma's potato salad and yesterday's casserole after common BBQ mistakes are made. Those new grills

Backyard campouts

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Backyard campouts

There is something nostalgic about pitching a tent right in your backyard. Dragging the sleeping bags from the hall closet and frantically searching for a flashlight to be used to tell ghost stories long after you should be asleep. This is the year to bring that nostalgia back for the

Take a walk by the water

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Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Where to get great plants

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Where to get great plants

If you want to make a statement in your garden this summer, knowing where to resource unique plants, and knowing how to save, are two concepts every green thumb should know.  We are blessed to garden in Zone 8b (that is how you define the South Sound) because most plants are

Ice cream season

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Ice cream season

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! With days beginning to warm up, so is the intense craving for a delicious, cool, sweet treat. Let's be honest, we're always craving ice cream, but the craving always intensifies in the summer months. So we've set out to find the

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

JBLM soldiers and Park Rangers train together

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JBLM soldiers and Park Rangers train together

(Photo: Pararescuemen (PJs) from the 304th Rescue Squadron joined forces with Fox Company, 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Army Reserve, to perform mission rehearsals and training and integration for the upcoming climbing season at Mount Rainier in support of the National Park Service. The 304 RQS PJs are

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

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Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up on the housing

Washington Air National Guard helps keep the ‘food stream’ flowing

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Washington Air National Guard helps keep the ‘food stream’ flowing

(Photo: Washington Air National Guardsmen prepare food boxes at the Food Lifeline Covid Response warehouse April 23 in Seattle. More than 250 Air and Army National Guardsmen are assigned to the warehouse where they are able to prepare, on average, 268 boxes an hour per line.) As one Washington Air National

Can troops ‘Go Fund Me’?

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Can troops ‘Go Fund Me’?

(Photo: Soldiers and sailors assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, unload care packages and Christmas gifts during mail call on FOB Farah, Dec. 15, 2019. Soldiers are reminded to abide by Department of Defense guidelines on receiving gifts during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Gifts distributed at the organizational level could

JBLM to partially re-open

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JBLM to partially re-open

Some services will open on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) earlier than others, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Openings this Saturday, May 2, will be Whispering Firs Golf Course, the MWR Skeet and Archery Ranges, Solo Point, and the Off Road Vehicle Park. There

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Coming to housing: Hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, more

  (US AIR FORCE PHOTO) Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis McChord housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up

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