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Veterans satisfy South Sound's thirst

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Veterans satisfy South Sound's thirst

With the presence of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and a growing reputation for fine craft beers and spirits, it seems fitting that so many distilleries in Tacoma would be veteran-owned. Started by retired Army Sgt. Andrew Fairchok and former airman Rodney Kaeding, the Old Soldier Distillery brews what their website describes as

Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

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Operation Thanksgiving Dinner welcomes JBLM newcomers

When soldiers first arrive on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it can take a week or two -- or sometimes even longer -- to in-process and start work at a new unit. Those weeks can be frustrating and tedious during the best of times, but when new arrivals find themselves stuck in

An advent calendar for grown-ups

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An advent calendar for grown-ups

While enjoying an adult beverage on a trip to China a few years ago, Jennifer Steifel, president of Gig Harbor's Heritage Distilling Company (HDC), and Hannah Hanley, HDC's director of strategic communications, came up with a brilliant idea: an advent calendar for grown-ups. A calendar where each traditionally numbered flap

Victorian Country Christmas Festival to celebrate 30th anniversary

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Victorian Country Christmas Festival to celebrate 30th anniversary

Christmas is the season for family traditions. Everything -- from food to decorations and holiday outings -- reflects the way things have always been done, sometimes for generations. For more than a generation now, many residents of the South Sound region have included the Victorian Country Christmas Festival among their

Home away from home

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Home away from home

When former Army captain Dr. John Hotchkiss, Army major Dr. Owen McGrave, and their friends, Army National Guard Sgt. Pablo Monroy, Derrick Peacock and Teresa Smith, decided to add one more microbrewery to the vibrant South Sound microbrew scene, they wanted it to be ... well ... different. As Hotchkiss

Maritime theme defines Puget Sound style

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Maritime theme defines Puget Sound style

Arguably, one of the benefits of military life is the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country. As a resident, there is the opportunity to experience the culture, the food and the scenery of a place in a way that a tourist simply can't. Decorating one's home

Achieve the dream

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Achieve the dream

Most folks know that, since 1944, Veteran's Administration Home Loans have been helping veterans achieve the dream of home ownership. What is less well known is that VA Loans can also help qualifying veterans grow their financial portfolios through real estate investment. According to Brooke Villano of Veteran's Lending Group in

South Sound clinics offer cutting-edge therapy

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South Sound clinics offer cutting-edge therapy

Considering what they do over a lifetime, it is no wonder that the joints and bones of the feet are often among the first parts of the body to show signs of overuse. Fallen arches, arthritis, tendonitis and fasciitis can make even simple tasks painful and exhausting. Since 2002, Foot

The story behind the wall

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The story behind the wall

Just north of Steilacoom Blvd., across the street from Fort Steilacoom Park, the stone wall is hard to miss. A decorative remnant of a much earlier time, it stands guard around an assortment of massive brick buildings, now known as Western State Hospital, and the remains of the 19th century

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JustTri half-marathon to raise funds for vets, cancer

Sunday, Sept. 17, runners will descend upon Fort Steilacoom Park to participate in JustTri's inaugural 2017 Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K and Savannah's 5K Run. According to 22-year Army veteran, Lt. Col. Marc Chung, founder of JustTri Athletic Events, "The 2017 Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K & Savannah's 5K Run are community supported running events

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