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Guam Live: What's playing at the local joints

Bamboo Bar
Sept. 2 to 8

Grab some drinks over music in the heart of Tumon. Nightly catch Jesse, Ruby and Bobby for a mix of radio...

Photo by Kyle Mandapat: The Perez Family enjoys a nice day in the water at the newly opened Northern Region Sports Complex Pool in Dededo.

Guam northerners welcome new water park

Northern residents of Guam now have a new place to cool down at on hot days with the opening of the Northern Region Sports Complex Pool in Dededo...

Albert Naburn stands before his display of ceremonial spears and daggers crafted from the bills of marlin, swordfish and sailfish.

Festival unveils feast of culture, tradition

According to an old Chamorro proverb, “Our heritage gives life to our spirit.” Celebrating that heritage was the focus of the recent 3rd annual...

Photo by Douglas Johnson: Divers at Fan Cave in Saipan explore an underwater world accessible only to those with scuba certification.

Taking plunge to learn scuba pays off

OK, I admit, it took me far too long to finally get certified for scuba diving. Don’t make the same mistake. It’s a lot easier than most might...

Participants of an Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt show off the golf balls they found, which are redeemable for prizes.

Treasure-hunt dive slated for trove of fun

If you are searching for a lost fortune you can dive for it at the 19th Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt on July 4. The diving may not be for lost...

Turtle tracks like these leading to and from a nest (lower right corner) are what volunteers on a ‘haggan,’ or turtle, watch look for as evidence of nesting turtles.

Turtle trekkers see rare sights, help species

Walking along the beach has always been a favorite pastime of mine. Now I have a new reason to go to the beach – to look for turtle tracks.

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Vanessa and Vince perform on a recent Tuesday at Tumon Bay Lobster and Grille

Musical duo jazzes up Tumon Bay

If you've been looking for a little acoustic jazz on Tuesday nights, Vanessa and Vince have got you covered at the Tumon Bay Lobster and...

Photo by Dianne M. Collins: A busy day on a busy street in Dumaguete city. In addition to great dives, hikes and other adventures, this university town offers ample chance to sample local lifestyle.

Philippines island hides best-kept secret

When I tell people what I do for a living, most respond with “you have the best job in the world!” Granted, there are more desirable jobs such as...

Photo by Tara K. Simpson: Jiro Yoshida (center), a zero pilot in the Pacific War, and current the president of the IJN Enlisted Youth Flyers Course, answers questions after addressing the Historical Tours symposium.

Vets gather to remember Iwo Jima tour

Iwo Jima is a name that is brought up by many World War II survivors, historians and scholars. From March 14 to 20, over 100 participants of the...

Before walking out to the sands of Asan Beach, WWII Cultural Tour guide Ray Stiers (left) takes a moment to outline the battleground and conditions U.S. forces were met with when they made their landing on July 21, 1944.

Tour lets visitors experience WWII culture

Most Americans seeking to learn about the U.S. territory of Guam are restricted to reading books and searching Web sites. Military members who are...

Canoeing coach Rick Appleton (right) readies to push off with one of the women teams he coaches. There are a variety of canoeing, or ‘paddling’ clubs on Guam for fun and sport.

Canoeing clubs bring out inner ‘paddlers’

“Paddlers” say, “six make one.” If you enjoy camaraderie and the call of the ocean, canoeing may be for you. As a sport, it’s been on Guam for...

Walkers stroll along Hagatna Bay during the 2006 Guam Walking Association Two Day March. Photo courtesy of Guam Walking Association

Walkabout draws eclectic crowd for fitness, friendships

Walking enthusiasts from Guam, Japan and elsewhere were slated to wrap up the Guam International Two Day March on Jan. 18 after gathering here for...

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