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Top 5 non mall places to shop

The default shopping destination in the Tacoma area is usually the Tacoma Mall, which is a fine choice, especially on rainy days since the mall is fully enclosed. However, non-mall shopping destinations offer an alternative - something more local and often more unique. Whether you're shopping for jewelry, clothing, food,

Get in touch with your adrenaline

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Get in touch with your adrenaline

Never let it be said that the Pacific Northwest isn't filled with adventurous pursuits. From watersports to amazing aerial adventures, get out of the city, and you'll find high adventure around every bend. Skydiving If high adventure is what you seek, jumping out of a plane to catch sight of Northwest scenery

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Clipper Vacations

Based in Seattle, Clipper Vacations is perhaps most well-known for its ferry service to Victoria, British Columbia, but the company goes so many more places than Victoria. "Clipper Vacations was originally known for the Victoria Clipper, which is the high-speed catamaran service between downtown Seattle and downtown Victoria, British Columbia," said

A four-hour cruise back in time

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A four-hour cruise back in time

There are few ways you can enjoy everything that makes the Northwest so awesome all at once, but take a cruise to Blake Island and you can do it all, from quintessentially Northwest views to food to history. Blake Island is only accessible by boat. If you don't have your

Top 5 cookies in Tacoma

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Top 5 cookies in Tacoma

When it comes to dessert, sometimes what you need is a slice of decadent tiramisu, filled with rich and complex flavors, the contrast of creamy mascarpone with the sharpness of espresso. Or perhaps crème brulee or cheesecake or even bread pudding. But sometimes what you need is something more down-home,

Top 7 places to see Chihuly in Tacoma

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Top 7 places to see Chihuly in Tacoma

Tacoma has become increasingly artsy over the past 15 or 20 years, but long before T-Town was known for its museums and galleries galore, it was an industrial city that also happened to be the hometown to world-class glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly lived his young years in Tacoma and

Explore the wilds of Washington

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Explore the wilds of Washington

Washington state is a stunningly beautiful state, filled with natural beauty ranging from the lush evergreens of Western Washington to stark deserts and booming agriculture in Eastern Washington. Driving from Tacoma to Sun Mountain Lodge, you'll get to see a bit of everything - and you receive an amazing vacation

Top 5 urban walks in Tacoma

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Top 5 urban walks in Tacoma

The Northwest is known for many things, among them the fabulous hiking opportunities lurking around every corner - in forests, in parks or in the nearby mountains. And while Northwest nature is tough to top, Tacoma has more to offer walkers and trekkers than beautiful forest hikes (it has those,

Top 5 non mall places to shop

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Top 5 non mall places to shop

The default shopping destination in the Tacoma area is usually the Tacoma Mall, which is a fine choice, especially on rainy days since the mall is fully enclosed. However, non-mall shopping destinations offer an alternative - something more local and often more unique. Whether you're shopping for jewelry, clothing, food,

Armed Forces Icon singing contest at Freedom Fair

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Armed Forces Icon singing contest at Freedom Fair

Spanning over one-and-a-half miles of Ruston Way with food, vendor booths, live entertainment, an air show and - finally - a massive fireworks show at dark, Freedom Fair is the place to be for Independence Day. You won't want for things to do at Freedom Fair, but one area that's still

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Tacoma Filmmakers hosts Wait-a-Minute Film Competition

Come one, come all to the inaugural run of the Wait-a-Minute Film Competition - a competition designed to involve members of Tacoma Filmmakers as well as other local filmmakers in a competition with a straight-forward goal. The goal - create a one-minute film within the span of a week. "We hoped

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Jazzbones offers a ritzy retro night of serious girl power

Who doesn't like a little pizzazz with their jazz? Short answer? No one. Jazzy tunes inherently beg to be paired with a little spice, like a beer and a plate of nachos (don't hold the jalapenos), like a fine wine and ... well, actually pairing wine and spicy food is

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord nerds and geeks unite!

Sure, there are spouses groups for Joint Base Lewis-McChord husbands and wives looking to integrate into the local community, make friends or learn more about how to navigate within the military world. There are resources galore, and yet sometimes spouses may want to connect and get together over a different

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Parenting Teens in Washington Workshop will focus on marijuana and alcohol

The Washington State drug and alcohol landscape is changing. Alcohol sales have been privatized, and hard liquor is now present on retail shelves. Marijuana has been legalized, and soon enough things like candy and baked-good edibles will be widely available. While these shifting sands may or may not affect adults,

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Spaceworks Tacoma paints the town "Spring"

Spaceworks is always out and about, prettying up Tacoma, filling empty storefronts, adding more artwork to spaces that need some love. Specifically, Artscapes, a nifty slice of the Spaceworks pie, has added 84 large-scale works of art to downtown T-town, from installation pieces to murals. And the awesome just keeps

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Military Appreciation Weekend at The Summit at Snoqualmie

The Summit at Snoqualmie is one of the Seattle-Tacoma area's top ski areas - and one that's perfect for everyone. Advanced skiers and beginners alike will find terrain to suit their skill levels, as will those who want to do other snow sports such as tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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"Cavalia's Odysseo" offers horseplay on a massive scale

If you've missed the fact that Cavalia's newest show Odysseo is in the region, you've been under a rock. Cavalia goes all out with billboards, TV commercials, radio ads and other media outlets. But then, nothing Cavalia does is small. The show is most certainly not small. The show is

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Military crowdsourcing site Endless Crowds launches

There is great power in numbers - especially when it comes to getting needed funds to programs, businesses and individuals. Enter crowdsourcing, a fairly new phenomenon that harnesses the power of many to accomplish tasks and fundraising large and small. Popular crowdsourcing sites range from fundraising site Kickstarter to mini-job

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Raising the roof for childhood education

Each year, the Get Involved Gala - better known as GIG - kicks up its heels and puts on one of T-town's finest parties. Dress to the nines and help raise funds for United Way of Pierce County. Do you think you could do better for a night out? Yeah, I

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Lakewood Asian Film Fest

Last year, Lakewood Asian Film Fest kicked off its very first event to much success. So much success that the event is back this year with more foreign films, more special events and still - best of all - completely free to the public. Kick back, relax and enjoy a

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