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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cheney Stadium soccer configuration

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Best of Tacoma 2019: Cheney Stadium soccer configuration

Funding formats for a new, soccer-specific field next to Cheney Stadium are under scrutiny and in the news at the moment, as the public-private dollar debate gets underway in earnest. While all of that is being hashed out, Tacoma already has a dynamic and exciting professional soccer scene in place

Best of Tacoma 2019: McMenamins Elks Temple, Spanish Ballroom

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Best of Tacoma 2019: McMenamins Elks Temple, Spanish Ballroom

With the launch of McMenamins Elks Temple in May, downtown Tacoma saw the re-opening of a civic landmark and now enjoys a unique, boutique hotel and an eclectic mix of new restaurants and bars within the historic building. The city also gained a much-needed new live performance space. The ornately detailed,

Best of Tacoma 2019: The eclectic Sixth Avenue scene

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Best of Tacoma 2019: The eclectic Sixth Avenue scene

It's hard to envision now, but there was a time when the terms like "quaint," "chic" and "trendy" would not have been used by visitors to Tacoma's Sixth Avenue. Over the decades, "the Ave" has gone through many different phases, from its very early days as a genteel and proper business

Explore Port Townsend’s maritime charm

Travel

Explore Port Townsend’s maritime charm

At just under two hours by car along winding highways through rural country and forest scenery, Port Townsend is an easy access gateway from Tacoma. Either the quaint, Victorian-era town or nearby Fort Worden State Historic Park make a great base for further exploring the Olympic Peninsula. Camp out at the

Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

Travel

Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

Ever wonder what's behind the facades of all the Victorian and craftsman homes and mansions throughout North Tacoma, Old Town and the Stadium District? At a few of them, you can book a room and stay in a piece of Tacoma history for a day or two, allowing you to

Top five milkshakes around the South Sound

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Top five milkshakes around the South Sound

More than any other warm-weather, childhood treat, milkshakes seem to stay with us as we grow up. Many adults who have long outgrown Popsicles and ice cream cones don't have to think twice about ordering a thick, creamy, cooling shake on a hot summer day. As an ageless indulgence, shakes

The City of Destiny tour by light rail

Military Life

The City of Destiny tour by light rail

With a vibrant and lively downtown arts and culture scene flourishing amidst an ongoing revitalization, it doesn't take too much effort to quickly fill up a day trip to the city of Tacoma. Located just north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Interstate 5, Washington state's third largest city is home

Golf courses and  facilities on JBLM

Outdoors

Golf courses and facilities on JBLM

They may not realize it when they are headed for a station at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but military members fond of the links now have easy access to world-class golf as part of their privileges. Of course, the Pacific Northwest made golf news when Chambers Bay in University Place hosted

Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

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Saint Martin’s Purple Heart designation is a well-deserved honor

Last week, Saint Martin's University announced it had been awarded the Purple Heart University designation by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which made the private Lacey school the first university or college in Washington state to receive the honor. The Purple Heart University designation recognizes institutions of learning nationally

Military Care Support Drive is set to kick off

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Military Care Support Drive is set to kick off

It was one of those cases when a caring, personal moment sparked a larger cause. As a military spouse, Maggie Connors got to know first-hand how much a touching token of appreciation can mean to our deployed servicemembers. Returning from one of his overseas stints, Connors' husband related to her how

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