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Changes to 50-mile rule

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Changes to 50-mile rule

A few more services and recreation opportunities will open this Saturday for local military, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Additional information was shared by the command Wednesday morning during the monthly Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) town hall carried virtually via Facebook. At JBLM, military personnel

Take a walk by the water

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Take a walk by the water

From the local waters of Puget Sound, to the many hidden inlets, rivers and lakes, the South Puget Sound region is a waterfront paradise. Boardwalks and trails are boundless here and make you feel (almost) like walking on water. Places that you can see for miles with magnificent views and

Where to get great plants

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Where to get great plants

If you want to make a statement in your garden this summer, knowing where to resource unique plants, and knowing how to save, are two concepts every green thumb should know.  We are blessed to garden in Zone 8b (that is how you define the South Sound) because most plants are

Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

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Welcome to summer in the NW … come what may

Once again, we provide our annual Summer Guide of the great Northwest -- a compilation of ideas to help you engage directly with all that the region offers. Of course, things are a little different this year than in the past. Just how does a media company present ideas for the

Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

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Coming to housing: hardwood floors, new garages, air conditioning, and more

Renovations announced for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) housing include new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and kitchens, and air conditioning to name a few. JBLM Garrison and Lincoln Housing updated the local community during a Facebook town hall last week, providing insights on renovations, as well as following up on the housing

JBLM to partially re-open

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JBLM to partially re-open

Some services will open on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) earlier than others, Lt. Gen. Randy George told a town hall audience via Facebook, Tuesday. Openings this Saturday, May 2, will be Whispering Firs Golf Course, the MWR Skeet and Archery Ranges, Solo Point, and the Off Road Vehicle Park. There

Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

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Will JBLM follow state restrictions?

Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corp and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander said Tuesday afternoon that he had planned to stick with Washington state guidelines in effect (at that moment in time) until May 4; however, 90 minutes after the CG's announcement during a JBLM Town Hall, Washington State Governor

Some Commissary prices could rise

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Some Commissary prices could rise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) saw fewer new cases of COVID-19 this past week, but medical staff are getting the disease, and officials said some prices at the Commissary will likely rise. Lt. Gen Randy George, I Corps and JBLM commander, held his weekly Facebook Live event Tuesday, leading off with the

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Currently deployed units extended?

I Corps and JBLM Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community, Tuesday, during a Facebook Live event, indicating that it is possible some currently deployed units from JBLM could be extended longer than planned. George had little more to say on that subject other than

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Base update

If there was a common theme Tuesday during Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) command update on Facebook Live, it was don't listen to rumors, and if you aren't getting what you need, call the general's hotline number. To dispel the most prevalent question, yes, according to Lt. Gen. Randy George, I Corps

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Washington's wine industry is aging just fine

FROM OLYMPIA BUSINESS WATCH... Washington wine is aging just fine. Earlier this week, the Washington State Wine Commission reported the results of a new economic impact study of the Washington wine industry which is the most comprehensive ever produced.  It contains good news--very good news. Washington wine is now an $8.6 billion annual business and across the

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EAT SPECIAL: hash browns

PLACES WE LOVE >>> El Gaucho Tacoma Why We Go: The upscale steakhouse brings New York-ish service and ambiance to Tacoma. While this town has several upscale eateries, never before has it had a restaurant that creates an experience that leaves diners feeling as if they had stepped into another world,

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EAT SPECIAL: Vien Dong

PLACES WE LOVE >>> Why We Go: When we wish to dine in another world, slightly Third World, steamy, exotic, Asian - as if out of a movie - Vien Dong in the Lincoln District fits the bill. Vien Dong envelopes the senses. The atmosphere takes us immediately to Vietnam without

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