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The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

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The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, this is a great time of year to make a quick weekend getaway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act into law Nov. 17, 1986. As part of this act, $5

Ski season is near

Outdoors

Ski season is near

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best skiing in the world due to the massive amounts of snow the Cascades receive each year. Mount Baker, north of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), holds the world record for the most snow in a season. Here are some local things you need

Get ready to shop

Military Life

Get ready to shop

Gig Harbor's largest shopping and dining event of the year is Thursday, Nov. 8. The ninth annual Girls Night Out on the Gig Harbor Waterfront runs all day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is presented by the Washington Main Street Program. Dolly Mama Boutique, Olympic Property Group and

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Military Life

Navy veteran leverages DIY skills to start business

Navy veteran, and now military spouse, Jasmine Schmidt, is the owner of AR Workshop in Gig Harbor. An AR Workshop is a boutique Do-It-Yourself (DIY) studio where they have all the materials you need to create custom home décor. "I discovered my passion for DIY when my husband was deployed," said

Vail Resorts honors legacy and the U.S. Armed Forces

Outdoors

Vail Resorts honors legacy and the U.S. Armed Forces

In 1957, World War II veterans Pete Seibert, who served in the 10th Mountain Division, and Earl Eaton, an Army engineer, climbed to the top of Vail Mountain and decided to build a ski resort. Sixty-one years later, Vail Resorts includes 12 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas.

Celebration of Honor

News

Celebration of Honor

For the past 15 years, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon has hosted the Celebration of Honor at the tribal-owned Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. The public event honors active-duty personnel, military veterans and their families over five days on the casino grounds. There are

USO - Operation That’s My Dress coming to JBLM

Military Life

USO - Operation That’s My Dress coming to JBLM

The USO - Operation That's My Dress is coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday, Oct. 27, at the American Lake Conference Center. Girls ages 13-19 will be treated to a full princess experience with a fashion show, hair styling, makeup applications, jewelry and a choice of a beautiful Sherry Hill

The Military Dream Big Fair

Jobs & Education

The Military Dream Big Fair

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Military Dream Big Fair will take place at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont. The event is produced by The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and JBLM Living newspapers and sponsored by USAA. It's a great opportunity for military and family members to learn about employment and educational

LCSC Cooking Club learns traditional French food

Military Life

LCSC Cooking Club learns traditional French food

The Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC) Cooking Sub-Club kicked off the year with some great French cooking. Chef Jan Parker and Angie Melnyk head the club this year. The two will rotate each month. Parker will focus on meals and cooking techniques while Melnyk will share her pastry chef skills.

Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

Military Life

Pacific Northwest Explorers kick off the year

The Pacific Northwest Explorers, a SubClub of the Lewis Community Spouses Club (LCSC), kicked off the year with a visit to Thurston County to explore a few local favorites. The group of military spouses takes a day trip on the third Thursday of each month to learn more about the

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