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Sea Grill Happy Hour

Still patio weather The Weekly Volcano loves to toast the YMCA workout classes that run up and down 15th Street, doing their little jumping jacks, from the Sea Grill’s deck with a happy hour $2 off gin and tonic. That’s right — wells are $2 off. Bar menu is loaded with

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Tales of travel

With travel come all the wonderful stories of rats in Paris, cats in Greece, and roaches in Spain. Does anyone else track their trips through the vermin they encounter along the way? Thursday at the University Place Library you can hear even more fabulous stories about travel. That's because Jared

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Applebee's Long Island Iced Tea

After Labor Day Weekend, I felt all itchy and unkempt and disjointed like nothing really fit and nothing made sense and everything had this bitter washed-out pallor and sticky oily residue.  Then my car broke down in front of Applebee’s at the Lakewood Towne Center, and once again, booze was

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Applebee's Long Island Iced Tea

After Labor Day Weekend, I felt all itchy and unkempt and disjointed like nothing really fit and nothing made sense and everything had this bitter washed-out pallor and sticky oily residue.  Then my car broke down in front of Applebee’s at the Lakewood Towne Center, and once again, booze was

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Savor South Sound

The Thurston County Fair is making some changes. The annual fair that runs now to Aug. 4 is bringing two new highlights to the event: "Savor South Sound" with cider, beer and wine tastings and "Live and Local," a concert series featuring some of the best musicians in the area. "We're

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Center stage fall season

At a loss to decide among the performance choices lined up at the Tacoma’s Broadway Center and Olympia’s Washington Center? Here’s a selection of highlights from what’s in store to make it even harder to decide: Broadway Center for the Performing Arts Cirqueworks Birdhouse Factory I’m still not sure what it is, but

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Center stage fall season

At a loss to decide among the performance choices lined up at the Tacoma’s Broadway Center and Olympia’s Washington Center? Here’s a selection of highlights from what’s in store to make it even harder to decide: Broadway Center for the Performing Arts Cirqueworks Birdhouse Factory I’m still not sure what it is, but

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Position 8 arts position

Tacoma City Council Position 8 candidates Marilyn Strickland and David Curry don’t get invited to talk about the arts much. Arts get about as much play as animal rights and shoreline development during election season. In Tacoma, down-to-earth issues such as affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood growth, administrative reform and

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Position 8 arts position

Tacoma City Council Position 8 candidates Marilyn Strickland and David Curry don’t get invited to talk about the arts much. Arts get about as much play as animal rights and shoreline development during election season. In Tacoma, down-to-earth issues such as affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood growth, administrative reform and

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Upcoming shows at the Northern

It seems long overdue that I take a moment to acknowledge some upcoming events in our area that are worth penciling in on your midsummer calendar. In the excitement of the city's busy summer schedule - with the recent Taste of Tacoma, Art on the Ave, Ethnic Fest, and the

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These old houses

From the outside, the distinctive, sturdy and simple shape of the house — generally low-pitched roof with deep eaves embellished with exposed rafters or decorative brackets, front porch screaming for a low-slung Adirondack chair, and simple double-hung windows — may clue you in to the style of the home. On the

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These old houses

From the outside, the distinctive, sturdy and simple shape of the house — generally low-pitched roof with deep eaves embellished with exposed rafters or decorative brackets, front porch screaming for a low-slung Adirondack chair, and simple double-hung windows — may clue you in to the style of the home. On the

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Zumba and MLKBallet

The YMCA of Tacoma/Pierce County offers Zumba classes at all its branches. The aerobics class serves up dance with a generous topping of salsa, adding in merengue, cumbia, calypso, and reggaeton. Class originator Beto Perez, choreographer for the likes of Shakira, created the class to combine fun moves that maximize

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Zumba and MLKBallet

The YMCA of Tacoma/Pierce County offers Zumba classes at all its branches. The aerobics class serves up dance with a generous topping of salsa, adding in merengue, cumbia, calypso, and reggaeton. Class originator Beto Perez, choreographer for the likes of Shakira, created the class to combine fun moves that maximize

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Orion dress and whisks

You say it’s my birthday I signed up for Dame Lola’s mailing list years ago when the shop first opened and have been receiving postcards telling me of their events and sales ever since. A big plus to signing up, which may seem insignificant, is the birthday discount you get during

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Orion dress and whisks

You say it’s my birthday I signed up for Dame Lola’s mailing list years ago when the shop first opened and have been receiving postcards telling me of their events and sales ever since. A big plus to signing up, which may seem insignificant, is the birthday discount you get during

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Materialization girl

With a slogan like “Exciting. Versatile. Handmade,” you better believe Marilyn LoSavio, owner and designer of Materialization, has been sewing for about 40 years. She describes her Materialization line as “Ready-to-Wear, made out of exciting, high quality fabrics … eye-catching, but comfortable clothing.”  Marilyn’s inspirations come from the fabrics themselves,

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Materialization girl

With a slogan like “Exciting. Versatile. Handmade,” you better believe Marilyn LoSavio, owner and designer of Materialization, has been sewing for about 40 years. She describes her Materialization line as “Ready-to-Wear, made out of exciting, high quality fabrics … eye-catching, but comfortable clothing.”  Marilyn’s inspirations come from the fabrics themselves,

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Sarah Bostelle

Sarah Bostelle walked into the party. People stopped talking, not in an exaggerated Hollywood way, just in quick quiet admiration. Bostelle looked smashing at Viva La Rose, Saturday’s birthday celebration for North Tacoma resident Rose Peterson. Bostelle’s 1920s-inspired backless, vintage satin dress was handmade, as interior stitching and utter lack

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Sarah Bostelle

Sarah Bostelle walked into the party. People stopped talking, not in an exaggerated Hollywood way, just in quick quiet admiration. Bostelle looked smashing at Viva La Rose, Saturday’s birthday celebration for North Tacoma resident Rose Peterson. Bostelle’s 1920s-inspired backless, vintage satin dress was handmade, as interior stitching and utter lack

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