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2016 Armed Forces Day Guide

This is your BIG day - a salute to the troops and a thanks for all you do to protect our freedoms. Please click inside for information on local celebrations and great freebies and offers from the business community. Click here to view our interactive 2016 Armed Forces Day Guide.

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Nisqually Red Wind Casino celebrates 19 years of business

In celebration of its 19th anniversary, Nisqually Red Wind Casino will draw for cash prizes totaling $68,400 among guests present on Thursdays May 12, 19 and 26, 2016. Drawings for $1,900 will be held at 1 and 5 p.m. each day with a $19,000 drawing at 9 p.m. "Celebrating our anniversary with

2016 Memorial Day Guide

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2016 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of veterans and organizations, please click here for our special

Memorial Day schedule of events at Mountain View

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Memorial Day schedule of events at Mountain View

MUSICAL PRELUDEBrass Quintet of the 56th Army Band, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChordWELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONCurtis Atkinson Master of CeremoniesPierce County Veterans Advisory CouncilWELCOME BY THE DEPUTY MAYORThe Honorable Jason WhalenDeputy Mayor, City of LakewoodPRESENTATION OF COLORSUnited States Army Honor Guard, Joint Base Lewis-McChordDoughboys of American Legion Post 138RAISING OF THE

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,

Veteran dedicates his life to community service

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Veteran dedicates his life to community service

Tony Anderson understands firsthand what it means to work with the community, especially during difficult times. He has worked with Calvary Cemetery and has a special partnership with Mountain View Funeral Home as well. Together, each establishment has more than 100 years of experience working in the Pierce County area.

Veteran finds new meaning in Memorial Day

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Veteran finds new meaning in Memorial Day

Army veteran Mike Real has fond memories of being an MP with the 50th Military Police Company, 21st Support Command, while in Germany. His training and experience led him to eventually enter the police academy and work for the Los Angeles Police Department in California for 10 years. During his

Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum now open

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Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum now open

Located "in one of the most beautiful memorial parks in Tacoma," the newly opened Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum is, according to Mountain View Memorial Park's website, "a stunning new cremation estate garden development." With about a thousand burials a year, Mountain View Memorial Park's need for more space led

History of Memorial Day

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History of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John

Order of Sons of Italy in America seeks to preserve Italian history and culture

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Order of Sons of Italy in America seeks to preserve Italian history and culture

The United States of America has often been called a nation of immigrants and for good reason. The ancestors of the majority of U.S. citizens were born somewhere else. Down through the centuries, immigrants arriving in this country have faced language and cultural barriers that have resulted in suspicion and

Private memorializing becoming a popular alternative to funerals

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Private memorializing becoming a popular alternative to funerals

If you've never attended a military funeral, you should know that like everything else in the military, the proceedings are very uniform and strictly regulated. There are some subtle differences between military branches, and also depending on the veteran's rank and how they died, but they all follow the same

Pierce County Veteran's Advisory Council fights for vets

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Pierce County Veteran's Advisory Council fights for vets

The transition from military life to civilian life is never easy, especially for combat veterans. Yet most of them manage to navigate the twists and turns with surprising dexterity. However, too many vets can end up sidelined by the inevitable bumps in the often rocky road from being a soldier

Narrows Brewing releases new IPA

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Narrows Brewing releases new IPA

Tacoma's own Narrows Brewing Company will celebrate the release of a very special IPA, May 26. Labeled "Release Point IPA," this lower than average ABV, "user friendly" IPA was created to honor and support the work of the Night Stalker Association West. According to the organization's treasurer and spokesperson, Corey Hall,

Space exhibit launches at Museum of Flight

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Space exhibit launches at Museum of Flight

People are intrigued by the mysteries and promise of space travel. Not only in fictional media, where popular stories have taken viewers to "the final frontier" or to "a galaxy far, far away," but in the real world as well. Astronauts are viewed as gods among men. Even the ones

Lost in K-Town

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Lost in K-Town

Karaoke has always had a special place in my heart. As a kid, my mom bought my sister and I a plastic karaoke machine with a few CDs of disco-era hits, which, consequentially means I've sung "Car Wash" more times than any sane human should. Singing karaoke, however, is absolutely terrifying

Back to Eden ... nudist style

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Back to Eden ... nudist style

Never let it be said Kathy F., owner and operator of Arcadia Romantic Getaway near Shelton, is clamoring for publicity. Over the last 22 years, she's greeted guests on her six-acre property, most of whom heard about it from other delighted patrons. This place has devoted fans. Kathy estimates her

12 great restaurant decks

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12 great restaurant decks

Hurry - the sunny summer weather is coming, but it won't last for long.  Make plans now to enjoy the amazing South Sound views of blue skies, glistening mountain peaks and stunning shorelines from the deck of a local restaurant.  If you start the minute the sun peaks through the

Muddling in the dark

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Muddling in the dark

Since indie recording became a thing, Olympia has always seemed to be on the forefront of propping up and supporting idiosyncratic solo artists. Whenever an album needs to be made by one person in a bedroom or tiny studio somewhere, musicians come out of the woodwork to provide backing vocals,

Smokey Joe's Cafe

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Smokey Joe's Cafe

I confess to having gone into Tacoma Little Theatre's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe under the mistaken impression that I was about to see a jukebox musical, when it's actually a revue that assembles almost 40 tunes by the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. With absolutely no

NW Art proudly featured

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NW Art proudly featured

"NW Art Now" at Tacoma Art Museum is a big, colorful, and cutting-edge exhibition of new and recent works by 24 regional artists. Included are 47 works in a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, craft-based work, as well as conceptual, performance, installation and digital projects. One of the

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