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JBLM tree lights up Gig Harbor

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JBLM tree lights up Gig Harbor

For nearly two decades, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has gifted the city of Gig Harbor with a Christmas tree. Each year, Gig Harbor works with its partner unit, the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, to select and cut a Douglas fir to take center stage for its holiday festivities. This collaborative

Local swim teams

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Local swim teams

Youth swimmers stay active year-round and build confidence in and out of the pool. Swimming is a sport that allows for individual achievement and team participation. It builds endurance, strength and self-esteem. If this sounds ideal for your kids, check out these local swim teams. Metro Aquatics Swim Team Run by Metro

Indoor party venues

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Indoor party venues

If your child's birthday falls during the rainy months, the South Sound has you covered. Kids can jump, bowl, paint and skate at a variety of indoor party spots. They'll have a blast, and you won't have to clean up. Auburn Gymnastics Center -- DuPont Gymnasts and non-tumblers alike will love this

Scouting opportunities on JBLM

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Scouting opportunities on JBLM

Whether you just moved to the area and need a new troop or want to get your kids involved for the first time, you'll find a vibrant scouting community on and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). GIRL SCOUTS Now is a great time to get involved in a local Girl Scout Troop.

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

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Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Lakewood's annual SummerFEST will be held Saturday, July 14, at Fort Steilacoom Park. The whole family will enjoy this free event that's packed with entertainment, sports, food and fun. SummerFEST kicks off with a sprint triathlon at 9 a.m. followed by a Run Forrest Run 5k and 10k race at 11 a.m. Participants

JBLM Lakefront cabins

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JBLM Lakefront cabins

Escape the business of everyday life with a relaxing getaway on the shores of American Lake. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Northwest Adventure Center has 10 log cabins available for rent year-round -- all with unobstructed views of the lake. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins are available from $85 to $160 a night. The

Low tide walks

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Low tide walks

When the waters of Puget Sound retreat, the shoreline reveals a world of fascinating sea creatures. Exploring the beaches at low tide is a fun activity for the whole family. You're likely to spot crabs crawling on the rocks and sea stars clinging to a pier. If you're lucky, you'll see

Armed Forces Day deals

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Armed Forces Day deals

May is Military Appreciation Month. It's a time to honor the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. Many national and local businesses show their appreciation this month and year-round with military discounts and special offers. Check out just a few of the many deals available.  ARMED FORCES

Local farmers markets

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Local farmers markets

Summer brings a bounty of fresh produce and farmers market fun. Area farmers markets offer locally-grown produce, specialty foods, handmade crafts and live entertainment. Visiting these markets is a great way to eat healthy, find one-of-kind products, and support local farmers and artisans. Olympia Farmers Market Open year-round, the Olympia

Move the party outside

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Move the party outside

Take advantage of the gorgeous Pacific Northwest summers and host your next get-together at one of the South Sound's many outdoor venues. If your child has a summer birthday, check out the party packages at these Tacoma wild spots. Tacoma Nature Center At this nature-themed park, kids can climb in a

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