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Festival of Trees

You’ll get sick of Christmas. So much to do and it’s all basically the same stuff. This is why we love the Festival of Trees. It does it all and better than anybody else. There’s the massive gift shop, all sorts of Christmas stuff (namely, 70 trees, all decorated to

1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment hosts family shoot day

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1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment hosts family shoot day

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The families of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, (Air Assault) 377th Field Artillery Regiment, got a taste of the field artillery world during a family shoot day July 7 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   The day of show-and-tell gave family members a chance to see the firing of

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Surrealist impulse

Along with the big shows at Tacoma Art Museum — Oasis: Western Dreams of the Ottoman Empire and Don Fels: What is a Trade? — there are a couple of smaller but interesting shows from the permanent collection: The Surrealist Impulse and Speaking Parts (I eliminated the wordy subtitles from

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Surrealist impulse

Along with the big shows at Tacoma Art Museum — Oasis: Western Dreams of the Ottoman Empire and Don Fels: What is a Trade? — there are a couple of smaller but interesting shows from the permanent collection: The Surrealist Impulse and Speaking Parts (I eliminated the wordy subtitles from

 Shop till you starve

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Shop till you starve

The deals available to consumers this holiday season may, if expert predictions prove right, stagger the mind. But more importantly, they’ll leave a little extra for lunch or dinner.  Forget the extra sweater, a good meal means more holiday cheer than cotton and gabardine. To assist the merry mall shopper, I

 Shop till you starve

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Shop till you starve

The deals available to consumers this holiday season may, if expert predictions prove right, stagger the mind. But more importantly, they’ll leave a little extra for lunch or dinner.  Forget the extra sweater, a good meal means more holiday cheer than cotton and gabardine. To assist the merry mall

Road project giving Pendleton new look

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Road project giving Pendleton new look

From the size of the stumps still in the ground, the large oak trees that came down near Grandstaff Library on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis Main two weeks ago were very old. But as Joint Base Lewis-McChord expands its roads to meet the needs of the growing

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Something for the fellas

Bruce Nicholson, owner of Nicholson’s Men’s Clothiers in Gig Harbor, has been in business for 25 years. That’s pure braggin’ rights in the privately owned clothing store world. How has Nicholson done it? He stays up on fashion trends, pays attention to what people are wearing locally and talks to

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Something for the fellas

Bruce Nicholson, owner of Nicholson’s Men’s Clothiers in Gig Harbor, has been in business for 25 years. That’s pure braggin’ rights in the privately owned clothing store world. How has Nicholson done it? He stays up on fashion trends, pays attention to what people are wearing locally and talks to

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Ask Amy

Loot Conquers All I always tell my wife I love her and buy her gifts I can't afford. I know she loves me. She works so hard at school, and works to pay her tuition, and still washes my clothes, cooks, and cleans. And I never ask her to. When

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Ask Amy

Loot Conquers All I always tell my wife I love her and buy her gifts I can't afford. I know she loves me. She works so hard at school, and works to pay her tuition, and still washes my clothes, cooks, and cleans. And I never ask her to. When I

17-year-old McChord daughter helps others find water

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17-year-old McChord daughter helps others find water

When you ask Mariah Smiley what she does for fun, her pause is a little long for a 17-year-old girl. It's not that she's boring. During the school year she goes to Woodinville High School where she'll be a senior next year. She takes college classes a few

Garrison chaplain looks back fondly on two-year joint base transition

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Garrison chaplain looks back fondly on two-year joint base transition

  Life can take unexpected turns, even for men of the cloth. When Chaplain (Col.) Gary Studniewski returned from Iraq in 2009 at the end of a deployment with 555th Engineer Brigade, he was prepared to move on from Fort Lewis. Instead he made the promotion list to colonel

Longtime JBLM aquatics director retires to Hawaii

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Longtime JBLM aquatics director retires to Hawaii

For 20 years Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aquatics Director Bill Miller lobbied for a complete overhaul of Kimbro Pool. The pool finally closed its doors last October, but when they reopen in September to a multi-million dollar renovated facility, complete with an indoor splash park, Miller won't

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Let’s say you’re suffering from scratches from your mountain hike last weekend. Your first instinct is to reach for the Noxzema and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo (the Yoo-Hoo is to cool your insides, natch). But the folks at Olympia Mountaineers Club maintain that art is also important for healing —

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Let’s say you’re suffering from scratches from your mountain hike last weekend. Your first instinct is to reach for the Noxzema and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo (the Yoo-Hoo is to cool your insides, natch). But the folks at Olympia Mountaineers Club maintain that art is also important for healing —

Only in Tacoma

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Only in Tacoma

If you think about it, Tacoma isn’t just a city.  It’s also a source of holiday gift inspiration. What do I mean by that?  I mean that there are gift items and gift ideas that represent the City of Destiny, or remind us of the City of Destiny, and may be

Only in Tacoma

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Only in Tacoma

If you think about it, Tacoma isn’t just a city.  It’s also a source of holiday gift inspiration. What do I mean by that?  I mean that there are gift items and gift ideas that represent the City of Destiny, or remind us of the City of Destiny, and may be

Stryker teams equipped with precision mortars

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Stryker teams equipped with precision mortars

The first Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120 mm high explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired. But when firing the Army's new precision-guided cartridges,

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life Ah, the holidays. Rain in your boots, Christmas music playing in every store, having to find gifts for people you only pretend to like — it’s all enough to drive one mad. But don’t despair! Remember what Grandma (or was it Charlie Brown?) told you: “‘Tis better

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