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Neighborhood matters

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Neighborhood matters

How do you find and connect with your community? Is it through a physical place, like your neighborhood or city, or perhaps through your connections to people with shared heritage and values? Chances are, it's a combination of both, with other factors peppered in. Reflecting on the importance of community

Ballet scholarships for military youth

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Ballet scholarships for military youth

Sometimes, the best way to honor our past is to look to the future and find meaningful ways to support our youth. Tacoma City Ballet (TCB) is rising to that challenge this summer, as it opens a new military scholarship program for children of active-duty military personnel. The Lieutenant Colonel

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their last duty station before getting out of the military. Sometimes,

Electric and fire-filled books

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Electric and fire-filled books

Photo: A photo from High Voltage Women, in which Electrical Trades Trainee (ETT) program participants at Seattle City Light in the 1970s, speaking at a press conference to protest layoffs. (Left to right) Jody Olvera, Jennifer Gordon, Megan Cornish, Teri Bach, Angel Arrasmith and Heidi Durham. There's a current running through

Hit the trails

Outdoors

Hit the trails

If you're still sitting on the couch thinking about hiking as the rain patters outside your window this weekend, you're not taking advantage of living in the Pacific Northwest. Serious hikers across the region are already shaking the melancholy from their bones, readying themselves to hit the trails, and we

Tacoma Wayzgoose

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Tacoma Wayzgoose

"Fifteen years ago, most people in Tacoma didn't know what letterpress was. I used to joke that they thought the process was as simple as pressing a button until things fell out (of the press), and then we'd have a print! Nowadays, there's an impressive public knowledge in Tacoma about

Pass the torch

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Pass the torch

As April is National Poetry Month, it should come as no surprise that on April 9, Tacoma Arts Commission announced its selection of the 2019-2021 Tacoma poet laureate as Abby E. Murray. Originally from Puyallup but now a resident of Tacoma, Murray is a prominent community activist, poet, educator and

Grit for girls

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Grit for girls

What makes for a more exciting summer camp experience than learning how to use a chainsaw, handle a fire hose, or rappel out of a fire tower? We can't think of a single thing. If you can't either, you'll be delighted to know Capital Metro Fire (CMF) has opened registration

It’s all about the art (books)

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It’s all about the art (books)

What better way to welcome the sun back into our lives this April than by heading to the park with a good book ... or two ... or three ... or four ... okay, you get the point! There's something magical about cracking open a new book while lounging in

Poetry, art and prose

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Poetry, art and prose

Spring is here, people, and it's time to dust off that pile of books on your bedside table and start reading (don't think I forgot about that New Year's resolution you made to read more ...) Luckily, Tacoma's literary landscape is teeming with collaborations this spring, each as fresh as

Learn about free Google IT training, other career help July 20

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Learn about free Google IT training, other career help July 20

Transitioning servicemembers be on the lookout. Google and United Services Organization (USO) are partnering to bring IT training to transitioning servicemembers, veterans and military spouses, which you can learn more about at the free Military Dream BIG Fair July 20 in Spanaway - RSVP to attend HERE "Certificate participants can do

Brat styles Broadway show

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Brat styles Broadway show

It's safe to say most of us have seen Disney's The Lion King at least once in our life, but for one military brat, she's seen the show hundreds of times. You may have watched the magical, animated movie when you were a child, tucked under blankets on your couch

The joys of camp

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The joys of camp

Forget about presents this winter and give your kids an experience. We're talking action-packed, weekend-long camp experiences filled with science, art and nature activities to keep youth happily entertained and out of the house. Hands On Children's Museum is offering families exactly that, with its Winter Camp this holiday season. "We're

Winter reads

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Winter reads

As the weather outside gets colder and holiday fervor creeps into our weekly schedules, it's no wonder many of us are looking for an excuse to retreat to the safety (and solitude) of our sofa. There, a good book and a warm blanket await us. If the only thing holding

Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

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Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in France, ending all fighting on the Western Front of World War I. That day is now commemorated as Armistice Day -- or Veterans Day -- and we've been celebrating it in

Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

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Who’s moving to the neighborhood?

Tacoma residents be on the lookout: one of your neighborhoods is changing and you're going to like the outcome. We're talking about Stadium District, a small and charming pocket of Tacoma located between the North Slope and Hilltop neighborhoods. Stadium District, which is anchored by Stadium High School and Wright

Start fall with film, art and books

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Start fall with film, art and books

October may be the official arts month for Tacoma, but Lakewood is giving the gritty city a run for its money later this month with the arrival of the 6th Annual Lakewood Film, Art and Books Festival. That's right. Lakewood is kicking off the fall season with a free, three-day,

Go underground in Portland

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Go underground in Portland

"Shanghaiing," or kidnapping people and forcing them into servitude, is an undeniable part of Portland's past. Between 1850 and 1941, thousands of people were shanghaied while patronizing saloons, brothels and gambling dens along Portland's waterfront district. They were tricked, drugged and imprisoned in underground "shanghai tunnels" until they could be

Hike, bike, paddle and strike

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Hike, bike, paddle and strike

If you're bored while vacationing in Bend, Oregon, you're not doing it right. That's right, we're calling you out, fellow travelers, for twiddling your thumbs in one of the most adventure-friendly cities in the Pacific Northwest. Bend, Oregon, is an adventurist's wonderland, and its location in central Oregon -- along

JBLM soldier in dark tale

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JBLM soldier in dark tale

There's a certain power that comes with storytelling, for both storytellers and audiences, regardless of whether the story unfolds around a campfire, in the pages of a book, or on a canvas. And when stories are told through multiple artistic media, magic happens: tellers feel catharsis, audiences experience empathy and

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