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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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Girls night (day) out in Oly

Girls just want to have fun, something Olympia is fully aware of when it comes to Friday shopping. Join merchants this Friday, May 18th for their annual Girls night out - a shop for raffle tickets followed by food and booze. Here's how it works: Women who are

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Long live the King

Rising from the ashes, once again, King Solomon's Reef will re-open this Friday. One of Olympia's best dive restaurants plans to re-open their doors, Friday, May 18th at 8am following a closure after catching on fire. With a wide variety of entree's using primarily local products,

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Margarita beer anyone?

Bees aren't the only thing making a buzz this Spring. Annheuser Busch's new LIME-A-RITA has created quite the buzz among consumers. Containing 8% alcohol, this malt beverage is margarita with a twist. Incorporating all the margarita flavors and a splash of Bud Light lime, a

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Patchoulious inabundae

A liberal, sometimes odorous animal, known for its extensive selection of microbrews and patrons with excess hair (be it facial, leg, armpit, whatever). Drink Choice: Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale.  Seeing as the Eastside Club has something like 39 taps making a choice in this hippie hobble can be difficult.  A

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Patchoulious inabundae

A liberal, sometimes odorous animal, known for its extensive selection of microbrews and patrons with excess hair (be it facial, leg, armpit, whatever). Drink Choice: Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale.  Seeing as the Eastside Club has something like 39 taps making a choice in this hippie hobble can be difficult.  A

Matt Groening , others in Oly Friday

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Matt Groening , others in Oly Friday

With names like Matt Groening and Lynda Barry on the alumni roster, The Evergreen State College is known for fostering big time cartoonists and animators. A bunch of them will visit Evergreen tomorrow for what's called the Fishbowl Seminar facilitated by faculty member Ruth Hayes. PR for the event states: "Animation, comics,

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Banned Book Club

Damn Judy Blume suckered me in at an early age with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge. Next thing you know I’m hiding underneath the covers, secretly reading Forever by flashlight. The kids totally “do it” in that book. I think I can blame her version of teenage

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Banned Book Club

Damn Judy Blume suckered me in at an early age with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge. Next thing you know I’m hiding underneath the covers, secretly reading Forever by flashlight. The kids totally “do it” in that book. I think I can blame her version of teenage

A Prince and a warrior: Fighting cancer, beating the odds, trumping the competition

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A Prince and a warrior: Fighting cancer, beating the odds, trumping the competition

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) Soldier won the 2012 Warrior Games silver medal for archery in the compound competition May 2 at the Air Force Academy Field House. The Army archery team brought home silver medals in compound, recurve and team competition.

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