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3rd Annual Artisan Market

Arts

3rd Annual Artisan Market

Shipwreck Beads is looking forward to hosting their 3rd Annual Artisan Market on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Their parking lot will soon be sprawling with over 70 vendors selling homemade goods. Shipwreck Beads is well known for having the world's largest selection of beads, which has actually been verified by

Staying cool

Outdoors

Staying cool

Cool beverage, cool breeze, cool view. Anthony's has just one of the decks to enjoy on the water. Grab a boat and a breeze. Outboard rentals can give you a tiny taste of speed on the water. It's that time of year. The heat is officially getting old. Laying on your bed

Wunderkammers invade the Seaport Museum

Arts

Wunderkammers invade the Seaport Museum

The exhibition "Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections" is so uniquely integrated into the projects and collections at the Foss Waterway Seaport that separating the exhibition, curated by Lisa Kinoshita, from the maritime museum's collections is a scavenger hunt filled with delightful surprises. The show is a collection of Wunderkammers created

Music and Art in Wright Park

Music

Music and Art in Wright Park

Every year, in the dog days of summer, a slew of bands descend on Wright Park. With temperatures reaching unbearable levels in the past few weeks, there's little to do but take off most of your clothes and embrace the hellscape that is summer in 2015. If you're interested in

Nine Circles of Hell

Stage

Nine Circles of Hell

From the fringe theater company that brought you the provocative Miss Julie and staged readings of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Neil Labute's Reasons to be Pretty, comes 9 Circles by Bill Cain, another one-night-only staged reading performed at Tacoma Little Theatre, Aug. 16. A psychological thriller based on

Beer and Blues festival

Bars & Clubs

Beer and Blues festival

The most cleverly-named beer festival in the South Sound is right around the corner. Brew Five Three is Tacoma's beer and blues festival, and in its 3rd year, is well on its way to becoming tradition. On Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1-8 p.m., Broadway, between 9th and 11th, will turn into

Great ways to see the Northwest other than by car

Attractions

Great ways to see the Northwest other than by car

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing part of the country - filled with lofty evergreens, rolling hills that lead the way to towering mountains, expanses of water, and plenty of wildlife to check out along the way. Driving the area's scenic byways will take you through forests and oceans alike,

Eastern Washington travels

Travel

Eastern Washington travels

The road trip to eastern Washington is easily one of the most scenic and beautiful trips from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Most people don't automatically think of Spokane and The Palouse region as vacation destinations, but the ever-changing scenery of mountains, forests, deserts and rolling hills, gives this area a distinct

Transport to an exotic land

Reviews

Transport to an exotic land

Pal-Do World is where to go when you don't have the time or patience to drive to Seattle's China Town. Nestled off of South Tacoma Way, it's incredibly easy to get to, no matter which direction you are coming from. From the moment you walk in to the store, you

Hot dog king and then some

Reviews

Hot dog king and then some

The 6th Ave neighborhood in Tacoma has become a destination for breakfast each weekend, with lines at a handful of eateries up and down the Ave. The Red Hot, already established for great brews and creative dogs, jumped onto the breakfast scene a few months ago and has added Sunday

An Improbable Peck of Plays

Stage

An Improbable Peck of Plays

Eight plays by local playwrights, seven directors, and a dozen actors. What could possibly go wrong? Very little. This cadre of local talent pulled together by Theater Artists Olympia in collaboration with the Northwest Playwrights Alliance is offering a marvelous evening of entertaining one-act plays at the Midnight Sun. Improbable Peck

Tacoma and Nirvana again

South Sound Cinema

Tacoma and Nirvana again

Nirvana captivated the world in the 1990s, and true music fans know the band had strong ties to Tacoma, therefore it makes great sense The Grand Cinema will open Cobain: Montage of Heck, the new Nirvana documentary, for a limited run starting Friday. The new film traces the path from Nirvana front man Kurt

Top 10 reasons to drive south

Travel

Top 10 reasons to drive south

It's easy to look north. Both Seattle and Canada are huge draws when living in this area. But, there are equally good reasons to turn your steering wheel south and to explore the areas around Vancouver, Washington, and Portland. Here are 10. 1. Ape Caves By now you have already visited or

Staying close to the action

Outdoors

Staying close to the action

It's not accommodations that include afternoon tea, massage, a swimming pool or minibar - and it's certainly not pretty - but for serious fishermen that want to stay close to the action with all of the supplies and services they may need fingertips away, Olson's Resort on the Olympic Peninsula,

Just beyond Olympia

Travel

Just beyond Olympia

Nestled on the eastern shore of the Olympic Peninsula, Shelton, Washington is only a forty minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Located just off Hwy. 101, the county seat of Mason County boasts beautiful views, gorgeous hikes, and plenty of small

Top 10 picks for what to do in Thurston County

Travel

Top 10 picks for what to do in Thurston County

Thurston County is home to the Capitol and one of the best farmers markets in the region. The county includes Olympia and all the perks of city life, from arts and live entertainment to microbreweries, as well as fantastically rural places to explore - parks, bays, forests and rivers. While

Exploring by boat

Outdoors

Exploring by boat

If you are new to the area, it is not hard to see why so many people fall in love with the state of Washington. Its serene, tree-lined lakes and rivers are appealing to many who are seeking adventure or looking to explore. One way to uniquely explore the area

Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

Travel

Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

If you've thought about visiting lavender fields but don't want to drive too far, you're in luck. There are two lavender fields that are both just a short ride from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Evergreen Valley Farms, conveniently located in Olympia, grows 11 varieties of organic lavender. They are locally owned by Thane

Five important places for local military history

Travel

Five important places for local military history

The South Sound is rich in military history, and to better understand how that happened, to prepare for the coming 100th anniversary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (2017), and to partake in an upcoming August event in DuPont, getting a grip on how our military got here and why is both

End of the summer road trip

Travel

End of the summer road trip

Do yourself a favor. Say "road trip." If you didn't feel a little twinge of excitement, then there's probably something wrong with you. For most of us, something happens when we hear those two little four-letter words. An ancient magic is released. Rapture bursts forth and coolness seeps from your

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