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Food Bank Art-a-thon

FOOD BANK ART-A-THON Local artists will create works of art that celebrate the glories of local food, while you donate to the Proctor Farmers Market Food Bank Fund, July 25 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Proctor Farmers Market, North 27th and Proctor, in Tacoma. HALF OFF The Seven –Oh-One offers half

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Thursday, July 23 Maryhill Winery tasting, 6-8 p.m., Minoela, 604 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. Half-price wine, Maxwell’s Speakeasy, 454 St. Helens, Tacoma, 253.683.4115. Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Wine tasting, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m.,

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Dempsey: Military Balance Requires Closures, Realignments

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Dempsey: Military Balance Requires Closures, Realignments

The Defense Department needs another round of base realignments and closures if the military is to retain its balance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Reserve Officers Association that as the military cuts $487 billion

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Downtown Tacoma martinis

Downtown martinis More than 20 martinis grace The Seven-Oh-One’s drink list — maybe the best beverage bargain in the 253. The downtown Tacoma bistro serves scaled down, cost-effective versions of well-known drinks such as the Boston Sidecar, Lemon Drop, and Washington Apple - available for only $3.  Rather than Cointreau, Absolut

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Saturday, Feb. 4: ScrapArtsMusic

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Saturday, Feb. 4: ScrapArtsMusic

Like banging on shit? So do the folks behind ScrapArtsMusic, a Canadian performance outfit coming to Olympia this week to blow your mind. On the group's website, ScrapArtsMusic is described thusly: "An earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable percussion performances using kinetic instruments skillfully crafted from industrial scraps. 2. An entertaining

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Dick Hensold

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Tuesday, Feb. 7: Dick Hensold

TUESDAY, FEB. 7: DICK HENSOLD Bring your love of the bagpipes out of the closet and into full view this week when Dick Hensold, billed as "one of America's finest traditional bagpipers," drops in on Tacoma for a performance brought to us by the Old Town Music Society and Puget Sound

Through Feb. 19: "The Phantom Tollbooth"

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Through Feb. 19: "The Phantom Tollbooth"

The Phantom Tollbooth, a children's adventure novel by Norton Juster published in 1961, is loved to this day by children and adults alike. While it's easy to see why children connect to young Milo's tale, it also doesn't take much pondering to see why many adults still

CONCERT ALERT: Big & Rich, Mastodon, Young Jeezy, Tech N9ne and others ...

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CONCERT ALERT: Big & Rich, Mastodon, Young Jeezy, Tech N9ne and others ...

We list major concerts in the Seattle-Tacoma area going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road.   SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, 800.325.SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE FRIDAY

Friday, Feb. 3: "Wish You Were Here" postcard exhibit reception

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Friday, Feb. 3: "Wish You Were Here" postcard exhibit reception

  Derailed, like many things, by snowmaggedon 2012, the opening reception for South Puget Sound Community College's Wish You Were Here postcard exhibit has been rescheduled for Friday. As Volcano arts critic Alec Clayton noted in his review of the show, "There are a lot of artist-made postcards in

Friday, Feb. 3: "Screwing Mother Nature"

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Friday, Feb. 3: "Screwing Mother Nature"

Screwing something for profit gets a negative connotation when taken in its most basic form, but - if you think about it - it's also the American way.  Or at least the American Capitalist way. Friday at Orca Books in Olympia, local author and television producer Elaine Smitha will delve into her

Through Feb. 29: "Tacomapocalypse II"

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Through Feb. 29: "Tacomapocalypse II"

We'll be frank. Apocalypse-like events usually only happen once. If an apocalypse-like event ever returns, it's either really bad news, or a sign that things weren't that apocalyptic in the first place. The good news about the Treefish Studio-produced Tacomapocalypse II, set to inhabit Amocat Café during the month of

For JBLM firefighters, training is everything

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For JBLM firefighters, training is everything

It's 25 degrees, 10 with the wind chill. You've lost control of your car and have landed in an embankment just off of the Nisqually. While you get your bearings and wonder if your arm is broken, a tone sounds at Joint Base Lewis- McChord. JBLM firefighters spring

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Sustainer U. gives logistics Soldiers options

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Sustainer U. gives logistics Soldiers options

  Servicemembers entering the civilian workforce are sharing in the nation's current economic slump. The U.S. Department of Labor reported in 2010 an 11.5 percent unemployment rate for those who'd served in the military any time after September 2001. With the Army expecting to downsize by approximately 80,000

JBLM stadium manager Otis Sistrunk, a former NFL great with the Oakland Raiders, knows what it means to win a Super Bowl ring

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JBLM stadium manager Otis Sistrunk, a former NFL great with the Oakland Raiders, knows what it means to win a Super Bowl ring

Before the Oakland Raiders took to the field at the Rose Bowl Jan. 9, 1977, head coach John Madden shared some words. "If you lose the Super Bowl nobody remembers you. They only remember the winner." That's how defensive end/tackle Otis Sistrunk remembers the National Football League's Super Bowl XI

JBLM's Warrior Zone suddenly ‘the place to be’

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JBLM's Warrior Zone suddenly ‘the place to be’

For 13 1/2 years, Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Rowe has served in the Army. And during that time he has never seen anything like Joint Base Lewis-McChord's newest addition: the Warrior Zone. "If I was a single Soldier this would be the place to be," he said. "It's money

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