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A hodgepodge of art at Art House Designs

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A hodgepodge of art at Art House Designs

Olympia's Art House Designs is not your typical art gallery. They seldom have regularly scheduled shows. Rather, it is more like an art fair or a funhouse of contemporary art with prints, paintings, ceramics and sculptures by more than 30 artists, including such popular local artists as Barlow Palminteri, Simon

TMP Turns 25

Stage

TMP Turns 25

It's a continued astonishment to look at calendars, week after week, and see how much amazing theater we get to enjoy in Tacoma over the year. Over the past few months, we at the Weekly Volcano have shined the spotlight on two local theaters as they prepare for their new seasons --

Food trucks to improve soldier dining experience

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Food trucks to improve soldier dining experience

The Army is phasing out its manual meal card system after decades of use, as the service fully transitions to its new automated meal entitlement code system next month. Now, instead of presenting a meal card, soldiers will simply swipe their common access card containing an authorization code for the dining

Lewis Community Spouses’ Club Super Sign-Up

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Lewis Community Spouses’ Club Super Sign-Up

Moving to a new location can be a daunting experience, especially when leaving your friends and family behind. The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) is a great resource for military spouses to meet new people and contribute to their local community. The new year kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 21, with

Narai Asian Cuisine

Reviews

Narai Asian Cuisine

ANNOUNCER: With so many places in the South Sound to get Asian food, Jackie and Dutch head south to Olympia this week to check out Narai Asian Cuisine. This family-owned business offers classes in Thai cooking, dancing and language in addition to serving up their inspired dishes. Jackie and Dutch

South Sound spirits

Features

South Sound spirits

Craft distilleries are still a fairly new concept in the South Sound region. It wasn't until 2008 that distilleries were legal in the state of Washington. So, in the past 10 years, we've gone from having not a one, to a select few, and now the distilling scene is picking

Moscow Beat

Music

Moscow Beat

Igor Yuzov was born in Germany but spent his formative years in Odessa, in what's now Ukraine but was, at that time, the Soviet Union. His fondness for Beatles and Rolling Stones albums presented a challenge. In those days, he explains, "It was almost like selling drugs. It was part

Punk Rock Block Party

Music

Punk Rock Block Party

Alright, let me know if you've heard this one before: Tacoma's music scene has a frustrating habit of fluctuating in waves, experiencing fallow periods and periods of fruitful activity, but it always has its way of bouncing back. Tired though this slightly panicked mantra is, it's mostly been proven to

Tall Ships return to Tacoma

Outdoors

Tall Ships return to Tacoma

A tall ship is coming to Tacoma, and with them comes a sense of 18th century American history. The historic ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit a number of Washington ports, with the Hawaiian Chieftain docking at the Foss Waterway (705 Dock Street) Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24. The creation

Rainier Wing focuses on wellness

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Rainier Wing focuses on wellness

Reserve citizen airmen assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing, and their families, focused on wellness Aug. 4 and 5 during a weekend dedicated to promoting strength and wellness at McChord Field. "Wingman and Family Days are essential," said Maj. Gen. Randall Ogden, commander of the Fourth Air Force. "Supporting our airmen

Buff, tough and proud

News Front

Buff, tough and proud

Last Saturday, a high-energy crowd packed the Nelson Recreation Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, cheering loudly for bodybuilders strutting their stuff at the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship. Multicolored lights shone on contestants as they posed on stage before judges and audience members in the day's culminating performance event. In total,

JBLM soldiers join firefighting efforts

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JBLM soldiers join firefighting efforts

More than 200 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord worked their first day in the Mendocino Complex Fire Aug. 13 constructing debris barriers, clearing road-side brush and cutting lines to prevent the spread of the wildland fires burning in the area. Soldiers from 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion were tasked to support the

SPOUSE magazine - August 2018

Spouse magazine

SPOUSE magazine - August 2018

To receive an email announcing the latest Spouse magazine, click here. To read the August 2018 Spouse Magazine, click HERE, In this month's issue: <<< Walla Walla <<< Vacation on Whidbey Island and support veteran-owned businesses <<< All aboard: traveling in safety and style <<< Military spouse on a mission to help others <<< New home,

Pick up that controller and play

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Pick up that controller and play

Every Friday afternoon, squad leaders across Joint Base Lewis-McChord tell at least one person in their unit to drop the PlayStation or Xbox controller and get out of the barracks for the weekend. The warning against getting too much screen time has become a regular occurrence at weekly safety briefs,

Medics compete to be the best

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Medics compete to be the best

A sheen of sweat shone on the face of 1st Lt. David McKeon in the early morning light as he worked on one of two simulated casualties. He worked quickly to assess the patients' conditions and begin the necessary procedures to prepare them for transport to a rear area medical

Architecture, memory and nature

Arts

Architecture, memory and nature

"Study of Site and Space" at 950 Gallery is the best theme show around. It is a group exhibition featuring 16 Northwest artists that, according to curator and show participant Allison Hyde, "seeks to address the innate human connection to site and space through 2D, 3D and mixed-media art (representing)

Grub Gossip

Features

Grub Gossip

Here's the thing, parents gotta eat and they can't always ditch their tiny carbon copies to get out and enjoy themselves. It's tricky to navigate because all too often fellow diners roll their eyes and look on smugly once they spy you and your brood filing into a nearby booth.

Pizza Press

Reviews

Pizza Press

ANNOUNCER: Dutch and Jackie caught wind of the new pizza parlor with a editorial twist opening on the Ave. Once the grand opening lines died down, the two jetted down to get their pizza pie fix. JACKIE: This was the perfect opportunity for a family dinner date, I'd say. My

Fools Play

Stage

Fools Play

In some ways, Whose Line Is It Anyway? was both the best and worst thing to happen to improvisational comedy. While the show undeniably introduced the form to an immensely wider audience -- most fans of improv belonged to niche markets in comedy-focused cities like Chicago -- the style of improv it

Bright sonic warmth

Music

Bright sonic warmth

In the Okkervil River song, "Pop Lie," lead singer Will Sheff calls out an unseen superstar who's the "liar who lied in his pop song," and admonishes the audience that "you're lying if you sing along." While Sheff's target and intentions aren't quite clear, I think it's safe to say

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