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Britney Spears blared on the sound system as I walked in. Scanning the packed store, I was easily 10 years older than all the other customers. Every third female sported a trucker hat and an oh-so-not-from-the-sun tan. Ah, the youth of America. Plato's Closet in Olympia is a buy-sell secondhand

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Forget Venus, Venice, Paris, or any other word ending in -is that conjures up love-ish ideas: there’s no better way to woo a would-be — or current — Valentine than with an evening of arts-related culture. And our lovely, love-filled Land of the T has you covered, whatever your heart

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Arts offerings

Forget Venus, Venice, Paris, or any other word ending in -is that conjures up love-ish ideas: there’s no better way to woo a would-be — or current — Valentine than with an evening of arts-related culture. And our lovely, love-filled Land of the T has you covered, whatever your heart

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Spicy Matador

Roasted Habanero Enchilada “You mean you WANT spicy?  Most people ask for the least spicy item!”  Matador server Jessica said, definitely gaving me mad props for ordering the hottest thing on Matador’s menu: Roasted Habanero Enchiladas ($11.95). Given the option of enchilada filler (chicken, pork, shrimp, veggie, or beef), there is hardly

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Spicy Matador

Roasted Habanero Enchilada “You mean you WANT spicy?  Most people ask for the least spicy item!”  Matador server Jessica said, definitely gaving me mad props for ordering the hottest thing on Matador’s menu: Roasted Habanero Enchiladas ($11.95). Given the option of enchilada filler (chicken, pork, shrimp, veggie, or beef), there

Company first sergeant, executive officer training side-by-side for JBLM Triple Threat Triathlon

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Company first sergeant, executive officer training side-by-side for JBLM Triple Threat Triathlon

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In college, 1st Lt. James Appel always wanted to compete in a triathlon. But, somewhere, he always found a reason not to. "I kind of made excuses when I was in college for the reasons why I didn't," said Appel,

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Gilded cage

Last week I identified a painting as a flower painting by Elliott Ficus. Actually it was a painting of a Ficus by Eric Elliott. My mistake. I mistook the name of an image file for the artist’s name. So now that we know who he is I recommend you see

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Gilded cage

Last week I identified a painting as a flower painting by Elliott Ficus. Actually it was a painting of a Ficus by Eric Elliott. My mistake. I mistook the name of an image file for the artist’s name. So now that we know who he is I recommend you see

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Round up

Fuddy Meers It was another busy week for South Sound theater. So in an effort to present you, the Weekly Volcano’s dear readers, with the area’s fine offerings, here is another roundup. The sleeper hit of the week is a little show at a little theater in Olympia. Prodigal Sun is serving

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Round up

Fuddy Meers It was another busy week for South Sound theater. So in an effort to present you, the Weekly Volcano’s dear readers, with the area’s fine offerings, here is another roundup. The sleeper hit of the week is a little show at a little theater in Olympia. Prodigal Sun is serving

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Wine and beer events

Thursday, Feb. 12 David Lee, founder of Tahoma Distributors, shows his first release of Casa de Tango wines, 5:30-8 p.m., complimentary, Pour at Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Wine tasting, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Friday, Feb. 13 Fridays Uncorked — Rhone wines, 5-7:30 p.m., $12, Bayview School

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Wine and beer events

Thursday, Feb. 12 David Lee, founder of Tahoma Distributors, shows his first release of Casa de Tango wines, 5:30-8 p.m., complimentary, Pour at Four, 3814 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.761.8015. Wine tasting, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Friday, Feb. 13 Fridays Uncorked — Rhone wines, 5-7:30 p.m., $12, Bayview School

A weekend of improv in Oly

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A weekend of improv in Oly

Improlympia 2012, an improv comedy festival-starts Friday night at 7 p.m. and goes all weekend long at the Evergreen College Campus in Olympia. This fourth annual Improlympia brings in comedy acts from cities as far as New York City and as near as Seattle and, of course, Olympia.   Comedy groups and

Ram offers twist on summer with grape booze

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Ram offers twist on summer with grape booze

With the weather heating up, swing by the Ram (possibly by vine) on the waterfront to enjoy their newest drink on the deck. Called the Purple Viper, this bad-boy is Bacardi Arctic grape rum,  casedores reposado tequila, blue curaco, cranberry, sprite, and grenadine. A couple of these and you'll

Once a country club, now open to you

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Once a country club, now open to you

With a newly remodeled look, the once Oakbrook Golf and Country Club has stripped off the priviledge and opened the Oak House restaurant to the general public. Fitting seeing the entire golf course went public this past year. A typical bar and grill menu with  burgers, sandwiches and

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Ask Amy

Here comes the gloom I'm a single father and grad student in my mid 20s. Lately, I've been feeling very lonely, and even jealous of married friends who are happily enjoying family life while I'm missing out. My son's mother split four years ago, but I've been reluctant to date

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Ask Amy

Here comes the gloom I'm a single father and grad student in my mid 20s. Lately, I've been feeling very lonely, and even jealous of married friends who are happily enjoying family life while I'm missing out. My son's mother split four years ago, but I've been reluctant to date because

Finding the subtle differences in a Happy Teriyaki

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Finding the subtle differences in a Happy Teriyaki

Don't be fooled by all the Happy Teriyaki joints in the neighborhood, the Pacific Avenue location in downtown Tacoma is the best one out there.   Of course the others are delicious in their own way, as every child should be loved as an individual, but let's be honest ... you know

Compassionate care - the tale of two combat medics  from JBLM

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Compassionate care - the tale of two combat medics from JBLM

FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - Come to the tiny, crowded first-aid station here and you will see soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, get treated for the scrapes and bruises they sustained. You will also see them get greeted with a smile courtesy of

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