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Pandemic puts a damper on 4th of July

Jun 8th, 2020 | By
Pandemic puts a damper on 4th of July

Independence Day celebrations in the Puget Sound region are being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among the cancellations are the Fourth of July T-Town Family 4th in Tacoma, Federal Way’s Red, White and Blues Festival, and Auburn’s 4th of July Festival. Tacoma’s event is one of the few—if not the only one–that might be
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Pretty sharp job and business

Jun 8th, 2020 | By
Pretty sharp job and business

Dennis Martin plays with knives for a living. A moulding operator at L.J. Smith Stair Systems in Puyallup, Martin routinely makes and grinds as many as 300 different knives for the company’s machinery that’s dedicated to creating custom handrails and mouldings. “Our team is in the business of making anything a customer wants,” said Martin,
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Recognition for volunteers over 50 who are making a difference

Jun 5th, 2020 | By

Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact in your community? We are always grateful for volunteerism, thankful to those who give a little extra of themselves to help others.  Especially during this pandemic, so many people have stepped up to take care of our fellow humans. Fred
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Nutrition goes hand-in-hand with healthy, active living

Jun 5th, 2020 | By
Nutrition goes hand-in-hand with healthy, active living

Getting proper nutrition can be challenging for everyone, but especially as we age—and for a variety of reasons, including changing tastes, physical or dental conditions, and lack of access to healthy foods. “It’s critical that people of all ages get proper nutrition, but especially seniors, and particularly now with the spread of COVID-19 in the
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