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Carter Lake Elementary to host Mother's Day Vendor Fair

Spring flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing, and people are emerging from their winter hibernations. It is time to start opening those windows and letting in the fresh air. Along with the spring cleaning, comes spring decorating. Houses become filled with decor featuring gorgeous pastels and flowers of

Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

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Burger challenge coming to the Nisqually Red Wind Casino

With the last bits of winter quickly becoming a distant memory, it means changes are coming as spring settles in nicely. Some of those exciting changes can be found at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Yelm. Their former Coho Cabaret has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now the

MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

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MWR has a fun-filled calendar for 2017

Every year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) plans weekly fun-filled, family-friendly events for our military families and community. This year is no exception. The MWR has planned events for families, single soldiers, adults, and children of all ages. If you're looking for something to

Military Care Package Supply Drive

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Military Care Package Supply Drive

Two years ago, Maggie Connors, Army wife and Edward Jones financial advisor, decided that she wanted to find a way to give back to the military community. After she bounced ideas back and forth with her husband, she settled on sending deployed Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers care packages. Connor's idea

Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

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Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

Food truck lovers in Tacoma will rejoice Monday, March 6, when the brand new Food Lot officially opens. Located at 1210 Tacoma Ave South, the Food Truck Lot will feature two different food trucks Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m and 2 p.m for patrons to enjoy

2017 Best of Olympia: Olympia Farmers Market

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2017 Best of Olympia: Olympia Farmers Market

For the past 42 years, the Olympia Farmers Market has been the traditional place for families to get their fresh, local food. It is also the go-to place for beautifully crafted artisan crafts. With over a hundred vendors from three-and-a-half surrounding counties, the Market boasts of an over five million

Favorite places for healthy cuisine

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Favorite places for healthy cuisine

Some days it is just plain convenient to grab some fast food when you don't feel like cooking or just don't have the time. But fast food doesn't always have to mean greasy, calorie-packed foods that leave you feeling bloated. There are several local establishments that offer a variety of

Service jobs after the military

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Service jobs after the military

For many of our military members, the decision to enlist was the result of the desire to serve our country. For them, there was no better career choice than to proudly volunteer their services for the better of their country until their retirement. Once they fulfill their military obligations and

Texas actor plays Navy SEAL in "SIX"

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Texas actor plays Navy SEAL in "SIX"

While growing up in the small town of Waxahachie, Texas, Donny Boaz had absolutely no aspirations for the Hollywood scene. Through and through, he was dedicated to sports and used that as his motivation in life. In 1999, at the age of 18, Boaz walked through the doors of a

The American Legion seeks new members

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The American Legion seeks new members

Every year, veterans receive mail about joining the American Legion. Many fill out the cards and return them. However, they are not yet official members at that point and are referred to as Legionnaires. From Jan. 16-19,  members of American Legions across southern Washington will come together to call local

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McChord Thrift Shop hosts dress sale

The community might not realize there is a hidden gem of a place to shop right in their backyards. The McChord Thrift Shop has so much more to offer than one might think. The thrift shop is entering its 59th year of operation and giving back to the community. The

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Defaced mural of fallen Soldier brings hurt to community

The pain was still evident as tears welled up in both Chris and Gary Warnock's eyes as they discussed their son, Sgt. Justin Dean Norton. Their voices were full of pride as they reflected back on Norton's life while looking through baby pictures recently and discussing Justin's dream of being

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