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Brat styles Broadway show

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Brat styles Broadway show

It's safe to say most of us have seen Disney's The Lion King at least once in our life, but for one military brat, she's seen the show hundreds of times. You may have watched the magical, animated movie when you were a child, tucked under blankets on your couch

The joys of camp

Military Life

The joys of camp

Forget about presents this winter and give your kids an experience. We're talking action-packed, weekend-long camp experiences filled with science, art and nature activities to keep youth happily entertained and out of the house. Hands On Children's Museum is offering families exactly that, with its Winter Camp this holiday season. "We're

Winter reads

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Winter reads

As the weather outside gets colder and holiday fervor creeps into our weekly schedules, it's no wonder many of us are looking for an excuse to retreat to the safety (and solitude) of our sofa. There, a good book and a warm blanket await us. If the only thing holding

Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

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Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in France, ending all fighting on the Western Front of World War I. That day is now commemorated as Armistice Day -- or Veterans Day -- and we've been celebrating it in

Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

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Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

Tacoma residents be on the lookout: one of your neighborhoods is changing and you're going to like the outcome. We're talking about Stadium District, a small and charming pocket of Tacoma located between the North Slope and Hilltop neighborhoods. Stadium District, which is anchored by Stadium High School and Wright

Start fall with film, art and books

Arts

Start fall with film, art and books

October may be the official arts month for Tacoma, but Lakewood is giving the gritty city a run for its money later this month with the arrival of the 6th Annual Lakewood Film, Art and Books Festival. That's right. Lakewood is kicking off the fall season with a free, three-day,

Go underground in Portland

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Go underground in Portland

"Shanghaiing," or kidnapping people and forcing them into servitude, is an undeniable part of Portland's past. Between 1850 and 1941, thousands of people were shanghaied while patronizing saloons, brothels and gambling dens along Portland's waterfront district. They were tricked, drugged and imprisoned in underground "shanghai tunnels" until they could be

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

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

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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

JBLM soldier in dark tale

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JBLM soldier in dark tale

There's a certain power that comes with storytelling, for both storytellers and audiences, regardless of whether the story unfolds around a campfire, in the pages of a book, or on a canvas. And when stories are told through multiple artistic media, magic happens: tellers feel catharsis, audiences experience empathy and

Give in to the wanderlust

Travel

Give in to the wanderlust

Some of us are always on the hunt for adventure. We crave travel, yearn for exploration, and wile away the hours by staring wistfully into the distance. We've got wanderlust -- a strong desire to travel -- and sometimes there's nothing to be done about it except to give in

A fair like no other

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A fair like no other

If you think you've seen, heard and done all there is to do at the Washington State Fair, you're wrong, and we're here to tell you why. New attractions, entertainment, food and drinks are added to the Fair's lineup each year, to keep families and friends coming back for more.

Sipping beer in Bend

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Sipping beer in Bend

There are 26 breweries in Bend, Oregon, which is the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon according to Visit Bend and Craft Beer Oregon. Naturally, we tried to drink a beer at every single one of them during a long weekend this summer. We failed. But only

Alaska road tripping

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Alaska road tripping

You made it to Anchorage for a weekend excursion, but you find yourself itching to get out of town. The towering mountains, blue glaciers and rippling lakes are calling your name ... So, what are you going to do? Follow the calling, of course, and embark on a road trip

Buff, tough and proud

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Buff, tough and proud

Last Saturday, a high-energy crowd packed the Nelson Recreation Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, cheering loudly for bodybuilders strutting their stuff at the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship. Multicolored lights shone on contestants as they posed on stage before judges and audience members in the day's culminating performance event. In total,

Pick up that controller and play

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Pick up that controller and play

Every Friday afternoon, squad leaders across Joint Base Lewis-McChord tell at least one person in their unit to drop the PlayStation or Xbox controller and get out of the barracks for the weekend. The warning against getting too much screen time has become a regular occurrence at weekly safety briefs,

Pedaling around town

Outdoors

Pedaling around town

Sometimes, the last thing any of us want to do on a beautiful summer day is jump into our cars -- which are no doubt hot and stuffy under the heat of the sun -- just to make our way to our favorite neighborhood spots. It's just uncomfortable, not to

Alaska, the last frontier

Travel

Alaska, the last frontier

There's no better way to appease your inner explorer than by heading to Alaska for an outdoor summer adventure. It doesn't have to be a long adventure -- a few days are all you need -- and it doesn't have to be expensive. Simply pick out a long weekend on

Lift weights and strike a pose

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Lift weights and strike a pose

Gym rats, fitness buffs and aspiring bodybuilders get ready, because the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Bodybuilding Championship is only one week away. The competition will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Nelson Recreation Center on JBLM North, and it's open to servicemembers and civilians alike. JBLM Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Program

Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

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Best Fashion Boutique: Satori Boutique

Fashion isn't just about wearing beautiful clothing or timeless accessories, it's about how you feel when you wear them. When designed, crafted and worn well, fashion can create a full experience for the wearer. No storefront in Tacoma knows that as well as Satori, a life and style boutique determined

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