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8/11 Town Hall Updates: Madigan Pharmacy Hour Updates, School Resources, Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing,

  Services and programs across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Updates from 8/11 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Town Hall.    Washington State allows children to register for school  without being in the state as long as they know what their address will be upon arrival. Once a child arrives at JBLM proof of residency must be

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Vince Brown

Vince Brown is no stranger to string swing fans in the Northwest. As a part of the Tune Stranglers, Hot Club Sandwich and the duo Red and Ruby with LaVon Hardison, Brown’s nimble fingers have delighted audiences for more than 30 years. Beginning tonight, the guitarist/banjoist/ukulele-ist will host Swing Set

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Crystal clear message

No photo Crystal clear message YAYA media spreads the word on meth abusers  / by robert dobbs This week at Olympia’s Capitol Theater, filmmakers from Oly-based  YAYA Media will offer a deeper look into the lives of methamphetamine abusers — their struggles, their perspectives and their evaluation of prevention tactics and programs, among

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Dog Days of Summer

  With summer in full swing, it's hard not to want to pile the family in the car and head to the beach! But, what about your beloved Fido that also longs to play frisbee on the beach or splash in the waves? Lucky for Fido there are plenty of Washington

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Virtual schools impact JBLM

The impact of local school districts going virtual only this fall is a priority for all senior leaders on Joint Base Lewis-McChord said Col. Owen Ray, I Corps, during a townhall meeting Wednesday.AD: Tricare covers depression help in Lakewood and Lacey - TMS is a no-drug and successful program.  START

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Black and white is in

What’s black, white and chic all over? Everything this season. The combo of black and white has been a fashion statement ever since the days of Coco Chanel and Elisa Schiaparelli, and it’s back for 2008. This trendy twosome was spotted all over the spring runways in bold silhouettes and

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A more sophisticated thriller

Now here is an excellent example of why it is more frightening to await something than to experience it. “The Orphanage” has every opportunity to descend into routine shock and horror, or even into the pits with the slasher pictures, but it pulls the trigger only a couple of times.

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Kick the "Bucket List"

“The Bucket List” is a movie about two old codgers who are nothing like people, both suffering from cancer that is nothing like cancer, and setting off on adventures that are nothing like possible. I urgently advise hospitals: Do not make the DVD available to your patients; there may be

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Teppanyaki comes to Spanaway

Samaurai’s of Spanaway Every once in a while — and far too infrequently — a concept comes along that I can get really excited about: Teppanyaki sizzling in Spanaway. Jerry and Debbie Halsey will open the 10,000 square-foot Samaurai’s Japanese Steakhouse at 19321 Mountain Hwy. E. in Spanaway on Thursday, Jan. 17.

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Breakfast

AFFAIRS CAFE & BAKERY Affairs Café & Bakery is a comfy place to catch up with a friend over gourmet breakfast and strawberry mimosa.  Also, their chocolates are as close to a vice as you can get without actually sinning.  2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. BABBLIN’ BABS BISTRO Chef William Mueller

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Keep trim at local restaurants

The New Year is here and yet we are still stuck with the same bodies we had last year. There is this dire need to renew and refresh. Eat healthy, workout, drink less, get more sleep, and it MUST begin January 1. But in reality, you were most likely hung

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I just can't commit

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a complete commitment phob and that even applies to my skin. I have to let you cutting-edge readers down by saying that there’s not one tattoo that graces my entire body. That’s not because I frown upon tattoos. Oh no, I actually find them to

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Can you strut your stuff in fur?

If you love baseball, look good in antlers and think you have what it takes to be the next Rhubarb the Reindeer, the Tacoma Rainiers is hosting mascot tryouts Jan. 12. Only a handful of people have signed up, so your chances are better than you might think. The Weekly

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Time warp

As juried art shows go, the Third Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Art Center, South Puget Sound Community College, is not bad. There are some old friends as well as some excellent artists I’ve never before seen. There are a couple of sappy landscapes, a

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Colin A Go Go Birthday Bash

When someone yells, “Birthday!” the League of Liberal Libations members answer that primal call to go out and get over served — no matter who it is, what else may be going on, and if it’s a Sunday. Tacoma karaoke legend Colin celebrated his birthday Sunday at Jazzbones. The League

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January jollies

“urinetown” Time to go with the flow. Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s production of “Urinetown” is a cross between “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” “Logan’s Run” and a yeast infection. The play follows the tale of a town that quite literally can’t pee without padding a corporate pocket. [Narrows Theater,

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Beyond the headlines

I had a bit of time on my hands over the holidays, so I found myself cruising through television station after station in search of something remotely interesting to watch. I often failed. But one time when I didn’t fail I had clicked over to expanded cable to see the

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Drinking liberally, stress free drawing and more

THE MAN Tacoma companion The fans of Garrison Keillor are a fierce bunch whose radios have for years been tuned religiously on Saturday nights to public radio’s resurrected “A Prairie Home Companion.” And it’s no wonder: A deadpan exemplar of the word “wry,” Keillor has a singular way with the tall tale

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Very personal orchestra

Andrew Buelow was happy living in Michigan, where he was the head honcho at the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. His family had a summer home in Traverse when he was growing up in Wisconsin, so he jumped at the chance to move there when the director position opened up at the

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Poppy Seed Café

Poppy Seed Café, has been a tasty start to Fircrest’s day for almost two years. Owners and chef Darin Adams and wife, Shelly, load their menu with breakfast staples and a little something extra. Just thinking the words chorizo, apple smoked sausage and homemade country gravy start the mouth watering. Scrambles

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