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Brat at helm

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Brat at helm

Sue Scott assumed the mantle of Lakewood Historical Society president in November 2016.  She is a longtime resident of Lakewood, but prior to moving here, she lived a life of adventure as a military brat. "When we first moved here September 1959, we lived in the Fort Lewis Lodge for two

WWII POWs at Fort Lewis

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WWII POWs at Fort Lewis

In early June 1944, Hans Koerber entered a Rainier, Oregon, café and ordered a cup of coffee. He was cold, hungry and suffering from a leg injury. Unable to communicate clearly with the waitress, he wrote in pencil on a napkin, "I am an escaped German war prisoner." Koerber, along with another prisoner

Music to My beers

Music

Music to My beers

On Thursday, March 2, the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma will rock with the sounds of the 90s while patrons sample tasty brews from Three Magnets Brewing Company in Olympia. Presented by the Washington State History Museum, Three Magnets Brewing and Obee Credit Union, the Music to My

The odd, the quirky and the fabulous

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The odd, the quirky and the fabulous

Hilarity, innovation and all-around fabulousness meets South Sound theater patrons this month in performances that seldom get reviewing because there are so few opportunities to see them, starting with Theater Artists Olympia's Playhouse Creatures in the intimate space of The Midnight Sun. This one started its run in February and

Puyallup has well-crafted food

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Puyallup has well-crafted food

ANNOUNCER: It's not that Puyallup hasn't been turning out better and better food, it's just that they haven't been doing so in the same numbers as Tacoma.  But, more and more, it is easy to say, that foodies can find finely crafted food in the valley - and Arista Pasta

Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

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Food Truck Lot set to open in Tacoma

Food truck lovers in Tacoma will rejoice Monday, March 6, when the brand new Food Lot officially opens. Located at 1210 Tacoma Ave South, the Food Truck Lot will feature two different food trucks Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m and 2 p.m for patrons to enjoy

Unidentifiable but fascinating

Arts

Unidentifiable but fascinating

I was warned ahead of time by Salon Refu owner Susan Christian that Dan Barron's pop-up exhibition of "extraordinary" photos was going to be "exceedingly unnerving" and "incomprehensible." With words like that, how could I not be intrigued? So I took myself down to Salon Refu, the most innovative gallery in

Lo-fi two ways

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Lo-fi two ways

While there's certainly not a dearth of options for your entertainment dollar in the City of Destiny, it can still be reflexive to look at a place like Seattle with envy. A metropolis with an artistic bent like Seattle is, by its nature, positively lousy with shows every night of

Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

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Fort Worden, a historical gathering place

Endless opportunities for adventure, recreation, relaxation and enrichment through the arts abound at historic Fort Worden in Port Townsend. You can easily fill a weekend, a month or even a lifetime with things to do there. The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) and Washington State Parks entered into a co-management

How comedy should be done

Stage

How comedy should be done

Jason Haws is one of Olympia's favorite actors. He is an actor's actor, the one other actors study to see how it's done. Not that I have any confirmation of that from other actors, but if they don't study him they should. He has more plays under his belt than

"Scars and Stripes"

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"Scars and Stripes"

Now open at Spaceworks Gallery is a startling exhibition presented by Red Scarf Revolution that explores the impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today. Curated by Silong Chhun, founder of Red Scarf Revolution, the exhibition features photos and text from "Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin," an exhibition

The Swiss presents jazz masters

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The Swiss presents jazz masters

I've had the blessing of growing up in a family of artists, musicians, and just pure visionaries. These are a group of people that have valued the ability to take apart the ugly aspects of life, and turn it to something beautiful. My aunt is an artist who has always

James Mongrain and the Stroemple Collection

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James Mongrain and the Stroemple Collection

I was overwhelmed upon stepping into the James Mongrain and Stroemple Collection at the Museum of Glass. It was like stepping into some decadent over-decorated castle - a long shelf running the length of one wall stuffed to overflowing with delicate and elaborately decorated Venetian glass vessels, and on tables

Sax freaks

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Sax freaks

In a way, it's a bit of a shame that the saxophone, as a totem, came to become irreconcilably tied to either sexy times or terminal hokiness - and frequently both. The instrument has been practically plagued, guilty by association with images of Rob Lowe wailing on one in St.

The wearing of the green

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The wearing of the green

Pop quiz, hotshot: Where was Saint Patrick born? If you said Ireland, this'll be a useful history lesson. Saint Patrick was born in Britain, then part of the Roman Empire, around 400 A.D. In the Confession, Patrick's alleged autobiography, we learn he came from a wealthy family of Catholic ministers

Where will you be?

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Where will you be?

St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that the general public celebrates for the soul purpose of celebrating. Sure, you have your die hard Irishmen that celebrate the holiday because it's part of their heritage; however, for the most part, the society we live in has a fondness for

Dine leprechaun style

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Dine leprechaun style

ANNOUNCER: St. Patrick's Day is a fine ole time to brush the four-leaf clovers off and follow a rainbow to your local Irish restaurant.  And there are several in the area worth a little gold.  A couple you'll find on page 2, but here are a few more to consider

"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

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"Why War: Causes of Conflict"

The Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) in Everett recently opened a new interactive exhibit which explores the causes of war through unique, interactive and hands-on experiences. "Why War: The Causes of Conflict" explores the history of military conflicts throughout a country's history by focusing on the root causes. The modern exhibit uses

Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

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Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

On Oct. 25, 1918, Maj. Alexander P. Cronkhite (1895-1918) is shot and killed during a training exercise at Fort Lewis. An Army Board of Inquiry rules the death accidental, finding that Cronkhite shot himself while firing at a target. His father, Maj. Gen. Adelbert Cronkhite, does not accept this result

Rage on, Lewis Black

Stage

Rage on, Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black gained fame in the early years of The Daily Show, when his perma-furious stage persona popped from what was then, under host Craig Kilborn, a rather glib half hour of comedy. Over the phone, however, Black's an absolute teddy bear - or maybe it's just that our

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