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Military daughters say ‘That’s My Dress’

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Military daughters say ‘That’s My Dress’

Adrianna Engelstad and her friend Lillian Smith-Magallanez, both students at Central Kitsap High School, attended the USO - Operation That's My Dress event. The two arrived at American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord not quite sure what to expect. The high energy Fashion Show with a performance by

Boeing partners with USO Pathfinder

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Boeing partners with USO Pathfinder

A day-long employment summit for military spouses and servicewomen took place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday. The event was a partnership with The Boeing Company and the USO. The expo focused on helping to navigate the transition from military life to the civilian world with professional development and resources. The

The Finders Keepers Project

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The Finders Keepers Project

Up and down the west coast of the United States people love to beachcomb, and one of the most prized finds is glass fishing floats. It is much rare to find these today as they have been replaced in the fishing industry by plastic and aluminum floats. Lincoln City, Oregon,

Shop till you drop

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Shop till you drop

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is hosting their annual Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lakes High School. The halls of the high school come alive with lots of vendors selling handmade crafts, stocking stuffers, Christmas and home décor, wreaths, candles, jewelry and clothing. Look for your favorite Direct

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

LCSC Cooking Club learns traditional French food

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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

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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

An Evening with Thomas Countryman

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An Evening with Thomas Countryman

Bellarmine Preparatory School welcomes home alum Thomas Countryman, Class of '75, to speak at the school Tuesday, Oct. 2. Countryman is a former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) with 35 years as a member of the Foreign Service. He is currently Chairman of the Board

Rutledge Corn Maze

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Rutledge Corn Maze

The Rutledge Corn Maze has become a family tradition for many local families and it's easy to see why. With a fall nip in the air, it's time to head out to the farm and see all they have to offer. The corn maze officially opens Sept. 22 and the

Keeping a Career on the Move

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Keeping a Career on the Move

Hiring Our Heroes and the Military Officers Association of America are hosting a full day Keeping a Career on the Move Military Spouse Employment Symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Monday, Sept. 24, at the American Lake Conference Center. The event is free and open to all military, veteran, and

Hall of Valor

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Hall of Valor

The Hall of Valor, a new gallery at the Lewis Army Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), opens Saturday, Sept. 15. The gallery is a series of five bays each representing two battles that units associated with Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis or JBLM (depending on the year) fought in. "So much

Bringing a taste of Louisiana to the PNW

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Bringing a taste of Louisiana to the PNW

Mo' Bowl Cajun is one of the popular Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) contracted food trucks located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Air Force MSgt. Ret. Timothy Lee Singleton and his wife, Lori, own the food truck business. Timothy served for 20 years as a Satellite and Microwave Technician.

Getting ready for Restaurant Week

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Getting ready for Restaurant Week

For those new to the South Sound, a fun fall event is Tacoma Restaurant Week, which is actually two weeks in October, Sunday through Thursday, 21-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Many of the top restaurants in Tacoma take part offering three-course lunches at $15 and three-course dinners for $30. This

Is private school a good fit for your family?

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Is private school a good fit for your family?

Frequent moves can be challenging for military children, and some local families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) have chosen the private school option to help mitigate it. Private schools are usually small, with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Many of the local private schools also offer substantial financial aid to military

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