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Put a little sparkle in your life

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Put a little sparkle in your life

Whenever I am in a bad mood or the 100th day without sun is starting to get to me, I love to go to my favorite blog, SparklingCharm.com.  The brainchild of Joint Base Lewis-McChord military spouse, Gwyn Nielsen, Sparkling Charm is an online space literally designed to make you happy. Nielsen

Military family feels call to foster

Military Life

Military family feels call to foster

Air Force veteran and military spouse Virginia "Ginny" Krause keeps her hands full as a foster parent while raising three children. Since arriving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord three years ago, the Krauses have fostered two long-term children and one emergency placement and provided respite care for other foster parents. "My wife

Every Day is Veterans Day

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Every Day is Veterans Day

Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient Justin Constantine designed and created a desktop calendar to honor servicemembers and veterans. "There's no desktop calendar specifically honoring veterans and servicemembers," he said.  "This is a great way to show our greater military community how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice." The Every

"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

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"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

The Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) in Everett recently opened a new interactive exhibit which explores the causes of war through unique, interactive and hands-on experiences. "Why War: The Causes of Conflict" explores the history of military conflicts throughout a country's history by focusing on the root causes. The modern exhibit uses

Special Forces Bourbon

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Special Forces Bourbon

It's easy to toast the Green Berets and their families in our community - thanks to a special bottling a local distillery has done for our local Special Forces unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.      As of November 2016, sales of the 1st Special Forces Group Bourbon Whiskey have raised $40,000

Blue Star neighbors at Starbucks

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Blue Star neighbors at Starbucks

Blue Star Families and Starbucks brought together local nominees for the Blue Star Neighbor Award to celebrate their volunteer service which makes such a difference in military families' lives. The event took place at the Starbucks Military Family Store on South Tacoma Way last week. The Blue Star Neighbor Award is

2017 Pierce County Reads kicks off

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2017 Pierce County Reads kicks off

The 2017 Pierce County (PC) Reads Open House Kickoff will take place at the Lewis Army Museum Saturday, from 3-5 p.m. The 2017 book selection is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, by Mary Roach.   Visitors can view displays of military uniforms from various time periods.  There will

A legislative experience

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A legislative experience

Natalie Trimble, a student at Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Preparatory School, recently served as a page in the state House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, sponsored her for the Washington State House of Representatives Page Program.  She is the daughter of Lt. Col.

Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

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Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

Endless opportunities for adventure, recreation, relaxation and enrichment through the arts abound at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend. You can easily fill a weekend, a month or even a lifetime with things to do there. The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) and Washington State Parks entered into a co-management

Real estate trends for 2017

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Real estate trends for 2017

The beginning of 2017 is shaping up to be a seller's market in the South Sound, and buyers must be prepared in order to find their dream home. "A seller's market is when there is more demand than supply, allowing for sellers to sell their homes for a premium," explained Angela

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