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Pacific Northwest Explorers discover local products

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Pacific Northwest Explorers discover local products

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Explorers' February adventure focused on two local products, Johnny's Seasoning Salt and Almond Roca. "It is always an adventure with the PNW Explorers and sharing the comradery with military spouses.  Who would have thought my daughter's favorite candy is made in our own backyard of Tacoma,"

A day in Port Townsend

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A day in Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a Victorian seaport with a rich maritime history located on the Olympic Peninsula. On a sunny day, panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca compete with those of the Olympic mountain range.  It is no surprise, with the natural and historic beauty surrounding Port Townsend,

Volunteers needed

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Volunteers needed

wear blue: run to remember needs active-duty servicemembers to volunteer for its Gold Star Youth Program.  The nine-week pilot program kicks off in April and pairs active-duty servicemembers with a Gold Star child for a series of weekly training runs culminating in special Memorial Day weekend events. Volunteers can sign up

2017 Best of Olympia: Linnea's

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2017 Best of Olympia: Linnea's

When looking for the gift shop voted, "Best in Olympia," I didn't expect to find it in the lobby of the Capital Medical Center. With visions of shopworn teddy bears and tired floral arrangements in my head, Linnea's was a pleasant surprise.  The boutique is brightly colored and filled with

San Juan Island (Part 2): Things to do

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San Juan Island (Part 2): Things to do

There are so many interesting sites and things to do on San Juan Island that it can be hard to know where to begin. I recommend starting with the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. The portion of the byway that is on San Juan Island contains 15 stops that give

Quiet season on San Juan Island (Part 1)

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Quiet season on San Juan Island (Part 1)

The quiet season on San Juan Island is a delight. It is an opportunity to have an island adventure without the bustle of the summer season.  The pace slows down, allowing you to interact with natives who have wonderful tales to share.  Visit with shopkeepers who toot the praises of

Wear blue and run for a great cause

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Wear blue and run for a great cause

wear blue: run to remember is seeking runners - active-duty, family members and members of the local community - to run the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Marathon June 18. Runners who sign up through wear blue: run to remember, will receive a $20 discount off the registration fee and free weekly training

Port Townsend cabins are a great retreat

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Port Townsend cabins are a great retreat

Serendipity and an Internet special brought Jennifer Dickey and her friend on her first visit to "these cute cabins in Port Townsend." Along for the ride was her beloved dog, Tana, who was battling cancer. Little did Dickey know that this was to be a life-changing experience.  In love with the

Rekindled romance leads to new business venture

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Rekindled romance leads to new business venture

In an effort to rekindle their romance after the birth of their first child, Washington Army National Guard helicopter pilots, Heidi and Ray Leonard, ventured into a Pinot's Palette studio for a date night in early 2015. Pinot's Palette provides an upscale paint and sip experience, a way to enjoy

Application window open for Fort Lewis Family Scholarship Fund

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Application window open for Fort Lewis Family Scholarship Fund

The Fort Lewis Family Scholarship Fund is seeking applicants for its merit-based scholarship program. Applications must be postmarked by March 24, 2017. Last year, the fund distributed $30,500 in scholarships. "The fund awards scholarships to three military family groups: high school seniors, current post-secondary students and military spouses," said Scholarship Coordinator

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