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Getting fit with the kid

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Getting fit with the kid

Motherhood is a huge adjustment. For many women, especially new moms who stay home with their babies or work from home, it can be an isolating and difficult time. However, a program in DuPont and Lacey helps bring moms and their kids together for fun, fitness and friendship. Fit4Mom is one

Saddle up

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Saddle up

Owning a horse is nothing like owning a cat or dog. Horses require a tremendous amount of commitment and work. For those willing to put in the effort and the hours, however, the payoff is worth it. There's nothing quite like riding one of these amazing beasts - it is

Zombie Epidemic 5k this month in Lakewood

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Zombie Epidemic 5k this month in Lakewood

It's official: the zombies are coming. Fortunately, these zombies don't want to eat your brains. They just want to chase you through Fort Steilacoom Park. Your job is to evade and escape. On June 27, the Capt. Meriwether Lewis Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) is sponsoring its Zombie

Marriage enricher

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Marriage enricher

Marriage is not always easy. Even the best of relationships are tested from time to time, from newlyweds to those who have reached their Golden Anniversary. For married couples, singles contemplating marriage or newly engaged couples, Spoken Word Ministries in Spanaway is hosting a two-part event Saturday, May 23 that seeks

Desert Storm Day

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Desert Storm Day

Since the attacks on the World Trade Centers Sept. 11, 2001, most Americans have come to recognize and publicly appreciate military veterans. Servicemembers from major campaigns such as World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Global War on Terrorism are frequently lauded and honored - and rightly so. However,  servicemembers sandwiched

Cool day trips from JBLM for families this summer

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Cool day trips from JBLM for families this summer

Parents both love and loathe summertime. Gone are the alarm clocks and tight schedules; in their place are bored kids and stressed out parents. What to do? If you live in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area, take heed - there are plenty of opportunities to keep the kiddoes entertained this summer.

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MDC receives VA grant to help end veteran homelessness in WA

The population of homeless U.S. military veterans has dropped dramatically in the last several years. On a single night in January 2011, for instance, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) counted 67,495 homeless veterans; three years later, that number had dropped to 49,933.   However, there are still thousands of homeless

Meriwether housing area hosts spring yard sale

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Meriwether housing area hosts spring yard sale

Admit it - you've got a pile of junk in your garage that you need to get rid of, but you've been putting it off. Maybe you have bags of clothes your kids have outgrown, toys they never use or things you put aside for later but never got around

Madigan Foundation celebrates birthday, fundraising breakfast

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Madigan Foundation celebrates birthday, fundraising breakfast

You know the old Army saying, "We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day?" Well next week, the Madigan Foundation's Third Annual Benefit Breakfast will provide a chance for you to do just that. Sure, you'll get to nosh on a delicious breakfast and sip coffee

Learn about VA loans

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Learn about VA loans

Eligibility, applications, assessments, inspections, certificates ... navigating the world of home buying is enough to make your head spin. For military personnel and veterans entitled to a VA loan, the process can be even more daunting. However, now is a great time to buy, and using a VA loan is

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New shuttle routes for Joint Base Lewis-McChord

It's soon going to be easier than ever to get around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Starting July 27, the JBLM Shuttle will become part of an expansive transit system known as Go Lewis-McChord. New transit vans, more shuttle stops and varied transit options will help servicemembers and families living and working on

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PlayStation, NBA coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in June

It's not every day that a National Basketball Association legend swings by your local military base to shoot hoops with the fellas. But later this spring, in conjunction with the NBA, Sony PlayStation and the USO, military families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will have the chance to rub elbows with

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Massing of the Colors in Tacoma

Begun in New York City on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1922 as a patriotic ceremony, the Massing of the Colors has become an annual event that salutes national pride and recognizes military service and sacrifice. On Feb. 22, the Puget Sound Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) will

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Military Saves Week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Learning to manage money is no easy task. It's not easy when you don't have any, and it can be just as difficult when you actually, finally have some extra cash to manage. The Financial Readiness Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting a series of events Feb. 23 to

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Skanska USA, BCRA partner with JBLM nonprofit for new 2-2 SBCT memorial

In just a few short months, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team will finally have a memorial on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The monument will join several other unit memorials in the installation's Memorial Park, which is located on Lewis Main near the Cascade Community Center. Groundbreaking is set to begin soon,

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Merry Singles in Tacoma

Coming up with a fun, creative and festive Christmas card is not always an easy task. Leave it to the professionals at JayRay, a branding, advertising and strategic communications firm in Tacoma, to develop a website dedicated solely to sending holiday cheer. Launched Dec. 10, www.merry.singles is a dating website parody

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Yelm Food Cooperative holds Gift of Gobble campaign, solicits military families in need

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for families struggling financially. The Yelm Food Cooperative is seeking to ease that burden for up to 125 local families during its annual "Feed a Family - Give the Gift of Gobble" campaign, which runs through the end of the month. In its fifth year,

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Kitsap Stampede rodeo includes salute to military Aug. 21, donation to Fisher House

Get ready to hold on to your (cowboy) hats. The annual Kitsap County Fair and Stampede kicks off today with five days of carnival rides, critters, deep-fried dough concoctions, a wide array of sure-to-please entertainment and much more. The "stampede" part of this extravaganza is a series of rodeo events including

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Beer Here: Harmon Brewing and Farrelli's Pizza team up, Washington Beer Awards and beer events ...

A year or so ago, Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza partnered with Tacoma's Harmon Brewery Co. in the development of its Two Mama Blonde Ale, named after Farrelli's founder and matriarch Margaret Farrell and her sister, Mary Mulkey. For every pint of the brew sold, 25 cents is earmarked specifically for the

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Farrelli's Pizza to install a new play set at JBLM's Fisher House

Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza is all about family, and the popular local restaurant chain is doing its part to help military families living at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House feel a little more at home. In the next few weeks, volunteers from Farrelli's will install a new play set in

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