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Welcome to the family

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Welcome to the family

The South Sound theater community is populated with a cavalcade of intensely passionate participants -- both onstage and behind the scenes. It's an unending source of joy to see so many familiar names pop up as actors or crew members for all the plays that we get to enjoy from

Asian fusion comes to Olympia

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Asian fusion comes to Olympia

ANNOUNCER: It doesn't take much to get Jackie and Dutch to take a trip south to Olympia to try out a new place. And this week, the trip offers a Korean-inspired menu packed with fresh ingredients and lots of flavor options for them to choose from. JACKIE: I'd like to come

Pass the torch

Military Life

Pass the torch

As April is National Poetry Month, it should come as no surprise that on April 9, Tacoma Arts Commission announced its selection of the 2019-2021 Tacoma poet laureate as Abby E. Murray. Originally from Puyallup but now a resident of Tacoma, Murray is a prominent community activist, poet, educator and

Those overcast blues

Music

Those overcast blues

It's wild to step back and consider that the Gray Sky Blues Music Festival has been alive and kicking in Tacoma for 12 years. This Saturday will mark the event's entry into the dozen-timers' club, and that milestone once again shines a light on how infrequently blues music gets mentioned

A gift of life

Military Life

A gift of life

Every once in a while, the stars align and things just work out. After battling with a kidney disease since she was 10 years old, Amy Lynn Samulenas found out that she would need a transplant to save her life. After being on several donor registries and not finding a match

The important legacy of Earth Day

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The important legacy of Earth Day

This year, more than one billion people will celebrate the 49th Earth Day in no less than 192 countries. Earth Day, which falls on April 22, is the culmination of a week's worth of activities geared towards the protection and improvement of the environment. Today, two generations of Americans no longer

Trash Cop

Military Life

Trash Cop

With a box of latex gloves and an industrial-size bottle of hand sanitizer, "Trash Cop" Greg Mason investigates on-base dump sites as part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's illegal dumping program. The program began in 2005 when it was discovered about 600 tons of trash were disposed of on JBLM each

Transforming the force

News Front

Transforming the force

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies April 17. The 32-page report is a blueprint for the next decade and beyond. The strategy includes an array of changes allowing the Air Force to

Army’s fifth field feeding company activated at JBLM

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Army’s fifth field feeding company activated at JBLM

On April 11, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command activated the 564th Quartermaster Company. The company, the fifth field feeding company in the Army, forms part of a new Army Force Design Update, which consolidates culinary specialist and field feeding equipment into company teams. The 564th Quartermaster Company will assign culinary specialist

‘Birdies for the Brave’

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‘Birdies for the Brave’

With spring here and summer just around the corner, heading off to a favorite golf course is readily understandable. Combining that understanding with a desire to shoot "Birdies for the Brave" is the driving motivation for this year's 27th annual AUSA Golf Tournament. The Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the AUSA works to

Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

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Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

The Nisqually tribe and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community come together to honor Chief Leschi and his brother, Quiemuth, at the 11th annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk April 27. The event takes participants through the ancestral lands of the Nisqually tribe. After preregistering for the event, attendees meet at Carey Theater at

Bodybuilding is a life-changer

Military Life

Bodybuilding is a life-changer

Sergeant 1st Class Robert Clark, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, used to be like many active-duty servicemembers trying to find a way to deal with stress when he first entered the Army. Clark's way was to party, blowing a whole

Grit for girls

Military Life

Grit for girls

What makes for a more exciting summer camp experience than learning how to use a chainsaw, handle a fire hose, or rappel out of a fire tower? We can't think of a single thing. If you can't either, you'll be delighted to know Capital Metro Fire (CMF) has opened registration

A step ahead in early intervention

Military Life

A step ahead in early intervention

Parents of very young special-needs children often feel overwhelmed working with their little ones. "It can be very isolating and confusing," wrote Taylor Johnson, in an email. The wife of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Taylor, and her husband have two young special-needs children. To help them, the Johnsons were referred by the

Combating homelessness

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Combating homelessness

St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County is a welcoming community of individuals committed to offering person-to-person service to those in need. "We are one of the best kept secrets in helping others," commented Tracy Peacock, executive director, as she walked through a well-organized reception yard. "We help those in need, and

SPOUSE magazine - April 2019

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - April 2019

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the April 2019 Spouse Magazine, click HERE. In this month's issue: <<< Top 10 breakfast sweet treats <<< Flavor for days at E-San Zap Cafe <<< Sweat Like a Mother <<< How to stay on track: prioritizing health <<< Decorating on a tight

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The Night Tacoma Danced

The Night Tacoma Danced is not for everybody, believe me. It is meant only for those of you who like to eat a variety of yummy food, enjoy a lot of fine entertainment, appreciate good art and are willing to have fun to support programs for kids. Sounds like a

2019 Spring Career & Education Guide

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2019 Spring Career & Education Guide

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Own it

I dropped by a.o.c. gallery to see a group show that was described as a kind of transition show between the old a.o.c. managed by the husband-and-wife partnership of C.J. Swanson and David N. Goldberg and the new artists-owned cooperative gallery managed by, as the name implies, the participating artists

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Beautiful Angle

Why, oh why, you might be asking, does the Weekly Volcano put itself through this torment every year? The crowds, the lines, the expense … all to hand off a cheerfully wrapped box with the ideal gift inside, certain to thrill the recipient. No pressure there. Trying to escape the mayhem,

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