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Homemade gift giving

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Homemade gift giving

Raise your hand if you have a bit of an obsession with craft supplies. Luckily, this is the time of year when we can put those piles of fabric, paints, and beading supplies to good use, while making room for the after-Christmas crafts store sales. Gather your friends, kids, or

Gifts from the Pacific Northwest

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Gifts from the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a must visit for any traveler. Whether your interests include arts and leisure or outdoor adventure, this state has it all. If the holidays aren't the right time for family to come visit, help them experience the PNW first-hand with these local treasures that make

Fun and free holiday events for the family

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Fun and free holiday events for the family

It's a fine balance this time of year enjoying time with your family while also being mindful of your budget. Between gifts, traveling, and entertaining the spending can quickly get out of hand, but it doesn't have to. There is plenty of holiday fun for the whole family around the

Shopping in Port Orchard

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Shopping in Port Orchard

The holidays are quickly approaching, and the rush of shopping and gift giving is nearly upon us. Embrace this wonderful time of year by seeking out and enjoying all the holiday merry making. There are many beautiful towns and shops close by that deck the halls and hang the mistletoe

Shop small, local, and handmade

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Shop small, local, and handmade

The big box retailers are in full swing, decking their fluorescent-lit halls with tinsel, bows, and baubles. Boxes upon boxes of kitchen gadgets, electronics, and toys line the paths while you hunt for something special and unique. You're not going to find it in there. On Saturday, we suggest you

Artisan spouses

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Artisan spouses

This year, if you are looking for unique and handcrafted goods for holiday gifts, look no further than the spouse community at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These artists and designers have turned their talents into profitable businesses, utilizing craft fairs, art galleries, and in today's tech savvy market, social media to

How to pull off a military ball on a budget

Military Life

How to pull off a military ball on a budget

Formal balls aren't common in the civilian world, as they are a special tradition in military life reminding us where we came from, and who came before us. They are a wonderful experience full of military customs, and you don't have to break the bank to enjoy yourself. After your tickets

Skip the tourist traps and visit Georgetown

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Skip the tourist traps and visit Georgetown

Seattle is a major draw for servicemembers and their families requesting Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The city is famous for the Space Needle, MonoRail, and Pike's Place Market, as well as its influential coffee and music scenes. The city is also made up of many historical neighborhoods with off the charts

TedXTacoma presents Transitions: Bridging the Gap

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TedXTacoma presents Transitions: Bridging the Gap

This year, the popular TedXTacoma is bringing together members of the community, both military and civilian, to talk about diversity, change and community. There are as many advantages as disadvantages for communities set among, near and beside military installations. The abundance of traffic and the transient populations are only two

Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

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Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

All servicemembers deserve a "Thank You" every day for serving our country and protecting our freedom. This Veterans Day weekend, local and national businesses are going above and beyond by saying thanks with free food and special offers for active-duty military and veterans. Visit these businesses below with your valid

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