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Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

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Outdoor swimming pools in the South Sound

The weather forecast for the summer is going to be HOT! With high temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 70's and 80's, the mission for the day becomes: STAY COOL! And what better way to accomplish that mission than to head for the pure refreshment of an outdoor pool. As

Carter Lake Elementary welcomes new principal

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Carter Lake Elementary welcomes new principal

In September, Carter Lake Elementary School, one of the newest additions to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) school system, welcomed a new principal. Marianne Rupprecht brings both a fresh perspective and a breadth of experience to Carter Lake. What kind of response have you had from students/parents/teachers about Carter Lake? Carter

Fall fun for the whole family

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Fall fun for the whole family

Along with cooler temperatures, autumn brings thoughts of family outings. With pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more, many local farms transform into fun fall destinations. Here are a few: Schilter Family Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 141 Nisqually Cutoff Rd. SE, Olympia, $9 weekdays, $14

Post Exchange provides more than just good deals

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Post Exchange provides more than just good deals

In 2018, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Exchange generated more than four million dollars for quality of life programs on JBLM. These programs include child development centers, fitness centers, outdoor recreation programs, and "... other community programs that make life better for those who serve at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ...

Wake for Warriors returns

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Wake for Warriors returns

This summer, Wake for Warriors returns for the second year to lakes around the South Sound, providing recreation and bonding for veterans and their families. Brought to this area in May 2018 by Army veteran Terry Knight, Wake for Warriors exists to provide -- through wakeboarding -- an opportunity for

Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

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Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory is proud of its reputation as one of the most beautiful parks in Tacoma, and equally proud of its stunning new cremation estate garden development known as Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum. With about 1,000 burials a year, Mountain View's need for

Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

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Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

Formerly known as Decoration Day, the last Monday in May has come to be known as Memorial Day, a day for remembering those who have died, specifically those who have died in the service of their nation. It is a time for our nation to remember, reflect and heal. For decades,

Mayor’s Gala to support Lacey veterans

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Mayor’s Gala to support Lacey veterans

On Friday, May 31, the Lacey biennial Mayor's Gala will feature an evening of food and fun that will benefit the Lacey Veterans Services Hub. Located on the Lacey Campus of the South Sound Community College, the Mayor's Gala this year promises to be an evening to remember. Beginning at

Port Angeles seeks to honor veterans

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Port Angeles seeks to honor veterans

On a recent Friday afternoon, an exact replica of the Liberty Bell rang out across the Port Angeles park, once for each veteran who had passed since the bell had last rung a month ago. It's a tradition at the Port Angeles Veteran's Memorial Park -- one more way in

Army spouse cheerfully cares for students

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Army spouse cheerfully cares for students

Erin Willcox, wife of Army 1st Sgt. Chad Willcox, C Company, Second Ranger Battalion, never intended to become a pediatric nurse, but when the opportunity arose to serve her community as Pioneer Middle School's nurse, Willcox couldn't say, "No." Willcox, who earned her RN at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia,

Children’s Valentines cheer veterans

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Children’s Valentines cheer veterans

Beginning in 2013, Congressman Denny Heck from Washington's 10th district has been helping school children of the South Sound show their appreciation for veterans -- and, since 2018, first responders as well -- by providing an opportunity for them to hand-design and craft special Valentine's Day cards to be given

St. Martin’s University to offer new nursing program

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St. Martin’s University to offer new nursing program

In the fall of 2019, St. Martin's University (SMU) will offer a brand new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in addition to its one-year Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN program. "We are excited about creating a pre-licensure BSN program at Saint Martin's," said Teri Moser Woo, Director of

Unique baby shoes

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Unique baby shoes

Searching for that perfect Christmas gift for the tiniest people on your list? Tacoma Tot may have exactly what you're looking for. Started in winter of 2017 by mother of two, Alicia Blakefield, Tacoma Tot offers beautiful, handcrafted, soft, comfortable shoes for the ankle-biter set. Blakefield, who is the wife of

The Yakima Cherry Man

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The Yakima Cherry Man

Marine Corps veteran Steve Byerly is on a mission -- a mission to bring fresh farm-to-market produce to the South Sound. All summer long, from the beginning of July until around the end of September, Byerly makes the trip twice a week from Yakima to University Place and back again

Choosing a daycare

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Choosing a daycare

Parents these days have to make a lot of choices. OB/GYN or midwife? Hospital or home birth? Natural childbirth or medically assisted? And this is all before the kid is even born! One of the most important and life-impacting choices working parents face once that little bundle of joy arrives is

Military spouse on mission to help others

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Military spouse on mission to help others

Pamela Bolado is a woman on a mission. The wife of Major Select Matthew Bolado, a C17 pilot and Chief Executive Officer of the 62nd Operations Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Bolado says her "... lifelong goal is to teach, inspire and share my love and story with everyone. My

Motivational speaker  empowers audiences

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Motivational speaker empowers audiences

Judy Davis is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Married to her husband, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sgt. 1st Class Geoff Davis, for more than a quarter of a century, this mother of two and grandmother of two is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger, columnist, brand ambassador, consultant and host of her

58th annual Pioneer Rodeo coming to Roy

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58th annual Pioneer Rodeo coming to Roy

This June, for the 58th year in a row, the Roy Pioneer Rodeo will once again draw rodeo contestants and spectators from all around the country. Ever since it began with a gas station conversation and an on-the-spot $10 donation in 1960, the Roy Pioneer Rodeo has been offering the

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Ocean Shores offers affordable vacation options

Located in Grays Harbor County on Point Brown Peninsula on the beautiful Washington coast, the quiet coastal community of Ocean Shores offers six miles of sandy beaches, 70 miles of waterfront views, and 23 miles of freshwater canals and lakes. Offering clamming, fishing, whale watching, beach combing, surfing, kayaking, kite

Zoo to host Gold Star Spouses and their families

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Zoo to host Gold Star Spouses and their families

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will be hosting the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Gold Star Spouses' Day Recognition Event, 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 14. Put on by the JBLM branch of Washington Survivor Outreach and Survivor Outreach Services in partnership with Sarah Vargo, the Survivor Outreach Services coordinator

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