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The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new season

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The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new season

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced a spectacular and dynamic six-show line-up for its 2020/21 season, which includes the postponed production of Evita; the beloved fantasy adventure Shrek The Musical; the world premiere new chapter in the Griswold family adventures, Broadway Vacation, The Musical; the world premiere of Chilifinger! The

2020 Spring Welcome Guide

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2020 Spring Welcome Guide

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. In order to help you get the most out of your stay or visit, we present our bi-yearly guide on what to do and see. Click the link below and start

Craft beer and spirits in the South Sound

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Craft beer and spirits in the South Sound

It is no surprise that the South Sound, which was home to much of the micro-brew craze of the 1990s, continues to be a center for the craft beers of today. From Tacoma's historic brewery neighborhood to the community vibe of Olympia, you are sure to find a brew that

New In-N-Out Burger in Oregon is the closest location to JBLM

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New In-N-Out Burger in Oregon is the closest location to JBLM

Cult food followings are no stranger to the Seattle/Tacoma areas. In fact, most regions have some sort of fan base circulating around a local cuisine or restaurant. Ask any local what you absolutely have to try and you may hear anything from the Seattle Dog (a hot dog served with

Paintball: fun for everyone

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Paintball: fun for everyone

Paintball is FUN! "This is exactly what we promote and provide," began Nick Goobin, who with his wife Denize has owned and operated Paintball, Inc. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for two decades. "We are an entertainment industry and there is a lot of competition for this, and to ensure our continuing success

Depression doesn’t require meds

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Depression doesn’t require meds

(Photo: Dr. Jonathan Downar works with a local patient). Depression isn't your fault. It is a medical condition -- an inhibition of sorts in your brain. And like any physical problem, there are medical solutions. But that doesn't mean you have to take a regimen of pharmaceuticals, some which cause side-effects. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,

It takes a village to run a golf course

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It takes a village to run a golf course

When you step inside the $1.4 million Rehabilitation Learning Center that serves as the club house for the American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALVGC), the atmosphere is bustling with activity. Much like any other golf club there is a sense of camaraderie, but this golf course is the only Americans

JBLM Auto Skills Centers

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JBLM Auto Skills Centers

If a person takes care of their automobile, it stands to reason that their four-wheeled investment will take care of them when on the road. One way to accomplish this is to visit one of the two Auto Skills Centers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which are located at 4043 West

Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

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Historic forts -- a taste of regional history

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest, an area famed for its scenery, diversity and history. Speaking of history, some of the area's history is to be found in the Northwest's historic military forts. Below is a partial list of old outposts that invite visitors to explore some of the region's past. Washington Historic Fort

Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Owning a pet at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Like most families, there comes a time in a military family's life when they decide to adopt a new pet. For the most part, planning for a new pet is the same for everyone. Considering what type of pet is best for their family dynamic, how to care for the

Welcome to The Evergreen State!

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Welcome to The Evergreen State!

If you are reading a copy of this 2020 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events.  Welcome to The Evergreen State! The active military have been our neighbors

Parkway Tavern

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Parkway Tavern

ANNOUNCER: With spring playing peekaboo with the South Sound, Dutch and Jackie popped by the Parkway Tavern; a neighborhood staple that's been serving up craft brews and classic food fare for over 30 years. Bonus, an after-snack stroll is just a block away with Wright Park right at your fingertips. DUTCH:

Sorrow and pizzazz

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Sorrow and pizzazz

For a musical as chock-full of razzle-dazzle dance numbers and showstopping songs, A Chorus Line is a show that's utterly suffused with sadness. Yes, there are moments of humor, and the sheer thrill of seeing a stacked cast of dancers going all out is enough to keep the show from

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Sometimes a foodie fueled rumor will hit my desk while details are still being hashed out -- like, say the Peaks and Pints' annual Tournament of Beer is swiftly approaching! Think March Madness, but instead it's a hop-fueled bracket system pitting beer against beer in the ultimate beer battle. If

Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

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Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

Being affiliated with the military comes with many advantages, including an abundance of opportunity to travel. Whether you are traveling for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), or traveling abroad, chances are you have flown in one of the many airplane models that Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, has

A season of fierce women’s soccer

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A season of fierce women’s soccer

Despite being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three years ago, Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves is not well known, which is probably why more than half the seats at Lakewood Playhouse were empty opening night. That's also why community theaters are reluctant to try new or little-known plays, and that's

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to another edition of Three Easy Pieces, where I look at a pocket of pop culture and see how it's developed, from its birth to today. This month, I'm once again dipping my toes into the murky waters of music subgenres, and this time I'm talking about alt-country. As

The RAM

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The RAM

ANNOUNCER: Locals like Dutch and Jackie may be able to remember when The RAM was just a corner bar in Lakewood's Villa Plaza now known as the Lakewood Towne Center. Beginning with quality pub fare for the locals, the owners have advanced to crafting local brews, friendly customer service, and

Chasing waterfalls

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Chasing waterfalls

Spring is an invitation to chasing waterfalls here in Washington state. Washington is known for its unique forests and plunging waterfalls, so, you might as well get out there and chase some waterfalls. There are plenty that are not too far from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and most are easy

Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon

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Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon

ANNOUNCER: Sometimes a craving consumes you. You know, when you get an idea in your head and it won't go away? That's what happened this week to Dutch, he was hankering for some good ole' barbeque and Jim Bob's Chuck Wagon in Lacey seemed like just the place to fulfill

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