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Meet your community at Lakewood’s New Year, New You Event

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Meet your community at Lakewood’s New Year, New You Event

Love Lakewood New Year, New You Event kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Fort Steilacoom Park. Experience the power of community by joining us for a free Welcome Walk. The gentle 1.5-mile walk is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting at Shelter 1, the walk takes you

Exploring Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District

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Exploring Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District

The Yakima Valley in Washington produces over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop according to the Washington Beer Commission. It is no wonder that craft breweries are so abundant in Tacoma. The historic Brewery District in Tacoma was once home to several breweries including iconic brands like

Discover Tacoma with a Pretty Gritty Tour

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Discover Tacoma with a Pretty Gritty Tour

You won't get stuck on a dry, boring tour with Pretty Gritty Tours. The company was founded by Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark who spent 10 years as travel journalists and experienced their fair share of awful tours. The two brought in guides who are artists and historians who love

Put these Pacific Northwest products on your holiday shopping lists

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Put these Pacific Northwest products on your holiday shopping lists

The holidays are upon us, and it is time to start thinking of gifts for family and friends. Don't forget hostess gifts when attending events at someone's home. Purchasing local products helps to support our community. Small businesses are so generous supporting school auctions, sports teams, and nonprofits so shopping

Helping military spouses start their own business

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Helping military spouses start their own business

Kimberlee Cavin, the owner of DuPont small business Pine and Moss, remembers the struggles to establish a business as a military spouse. Each month she hosts a Small Business Collective which supports small businesses without store fronts. "Prior to opening Pine and Moss, I was just another military spouse trying to

Explore the Chinese Reconciliation Park

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Explore the Chinese Reconciliation Park

Driving on the flyover from Schuster Parkway to Ruston Way you may have noticed a Chinese pavilion and park below the overpass. This lovely park is the Chinese Reconciliation Park. The sculptured landscape of this Chinese garden marks a dark time in Tacoma history. On Nov. 3, 1855 a large group

Get ready for the Spouses’ Club Kris Kringle Market 2022

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Get ready for the Spouses’ Club Kris Kringle Market 2022

The Spouses' Club of Lewis-McChord (SCLM) Kris Kringle Market takes place Nov. 18-19, 2022, at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Get into the holiday spirit at this family friendly event which is modeled after the Christmas markets in Europe. Enjoy an indoor beer garden, more than 15 food trucks, photos with

Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

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Tacoma Restaurant Week is back

Tacoma Restaurant Week actually takes place over two weeks running Oct. 16-20 and Oct. 23-27, 2022. Each restaurant will offer a three course dinner ranging from $30 to $58 and the restaurants open for lunch will offer a two course lunch ranging from $15 to $25. Tacoma Restaurant Week is a

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

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The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival opens

The 17th Annual Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 with a preview of local filmmakers Isaac Olsen and Justin and Rob Peterson's new documentary of The Ventures, Tacoma's rock royalty. The Ventures are the most successful group to come out of Tacoma as well as being

Explore Lakewood’s International District

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Explore Lakewood’s International District

When you enter Lakewood's International District it's almost like stepping into another country. Hangul (the Korean alphabet) signs line the buildings and compete for your attention. Known locally as Koreatown, you'll find a variety of restaurants with authentic Korean food and shops with Korean made items. Korean Barbecue is very popular

The Proctor District: Take another look

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The Proctor District: Take another look

Centralized at the intersection of North 26th Street and Proctor is one of the first established neighborhood business districts in Tacoma. It is one of 15 in the city, and it is where there are a cluster of businesses in a walkable neighborhood. The Proctor Business District has been the

It’s Washington State Fair time

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It’s Washington State Fair time

The 2022 Washington State Fair kicked off on Sept. 2, and runs through Sept. 25. This is the first Washington State Fair without restrictions since 2019. The first fair took place in 1900 in Puyallup and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the largest

Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

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Agents of Discovery mobile app encourages kids to get outside

The Agents of Discovery Mobile App is a free educational tool to encourage families who want to spend more time outdoors. Think Pokemon Go but for nature. Six Metro Parks Tacoma locations offer missions. You'll also find eight partners from Seattle to Snoqualmie with additional missions. Become a Puget Sound

Colorful fall foliage walks and drives near JBLM

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Colorful fall foliage walks and drives near JBLM

Even though Washington is known as the evergreen state due to the Douglas Firs and pine trees that remain green year-round there are plenty of places to see stunning fall foliage near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with stunning color. These colors really seems to pop when contrasted with the evergreens

Interesting facts and trivia about Armed Forces Day

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Interesting facts and trivia about Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16, 2020, is upon us. But what exactly is Armed Forces Day? It is a day to celebrate and honor the men and women who are currently serving in the United States Armed Services. Here are some interesting tidbits and facts about this annual holiday

It takes a village to run a golf course

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It takes a village to run a golf course

When you step inside the $1.4 million Rehabilitation Learning Center that serves as the club house for the American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC), the atmosphere is bustling with activity. Much like any other golf club there is a sense of camaraderie, but this golf course is the only Americans

Conquering addiction

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Conquering addiction

Like many veterans, Adam Sawyer's addiction began with a simple prescription for Percocet. Now an outdoors and travel writer, photographer, author and public speaker, his habit developed into a problem when working in the medical field, which gave him easy access to the drugs. "I developed a very severe addiction to

Save money on home furnishings at local Exchange

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Save money on home furnishings at local Exchange

You've finally purchased your dream home or recently PCS'd and are finding out you need some new furniture to fill out the space in your new house. Well, look no further than your local base Exchange for some great options. If you can't find anything you like in-store, visit: ShopMyExchange.com, where

It’s scholarship application time

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It’s scholarship application time

The Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for its 2020 scholarships. The fund, established in 1989, is open to both children and spouses of active-duty and retired service members and Gold Star families. The completed forms are due by March 16.  The purpose of the fund is

Best of Olympia 2020: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor

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Best of Olympia 2020: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor

(Photo: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor has some unique specialty pizzas. This is the Chicken Divan Pizza: a creamy garlic ranch sauce topped with chicken, fresh broccoli, red onion and tomato, then topped with cheddar cheese, all on their famous thin and crispy crust.) Well after lunch time on a Sunday, Dirty

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