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Local historian specializes in vintage military women’s uniforms

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Local historian specializes in vintage military women’s uniforms

For as long as she could remember, Alice Miller loved history and fashion, and knew what military service meant. Her father served in the Army for 28 years, her sister served 27 years in the Air Force, and her brother-in-law served in the Air Force, as well. With a grandmother

Friday, Dec. 7: BARE Tacoma - Holiday

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Friday, Dec. 7: BARE Tacoma - Holiday

Perhaps when you think of a cappella you think of Sweet Adelines and old men wearing bashers. This is not the case when it comes to BARE Tacoma - Holiday, an a cappella performance Friday night at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Instead, you will hear 12 performers ranging from

Libertine Tacoma: Salt of the earth

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Libertine Tacoma: Salt of the earth

Looking for something creative to give this holiday season for those food lovers and cooking enthusiasts? Then look no further than Libertine Tacoma.  Libertine Tacoma creates an interesting and eclectic variety of artisan salts and salt blends. Carefully and lovingly crafted, the salts and blends give food a creative and

Live music and ice skating in Tacoma

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Live music and ice skating in Tacoma

Bands will crammed into a corner of the Franciscan Polar Plaza outdoor ice rink in a space the Weekly Volcano likes to call the Electric Salchow Stage. Yes, it's named after a figure skating jump Brian Boitano might perform to the music of Five for Fighting on the

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Spar Cafe - Olympia. Justin Stang. 8 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Open Mic Night. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. The Junction Sports Bar and Grill Lewis County. Blues

Local veteran starts fruit bar business

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Local veteran starts fruit bar business

Noble Bars are a food product born in Tacoma, the brainchild of a Tacoman, and are available - for the time being - only in local stores. But give it time. These bars are tasty and all-natural in a way that most "all-natural" products can only envy.   Noble Bar was founded


Hot dogs, beer and wine. It's combination may not sound like a dining experience, but if you pass up these hot dogs and beer for some foie gras or steak tartar, you'll be missing out on a place...

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Hot dogs, beer and wine. It's combination may not sound like a dining experience, but if you pass up these hot dogs and beer for some foie gras or steak tartar, you'll be missing out on a place...

Hot dogs, beer and wine. It's combination may not sound like a dining experience, but if you pass up these hot dogs and beer for some foie gras or steak tartar, you'll be missing out on a place that is uniquely Tacoma - The Red Hot on 6th Avenue.   The Red

Sunday, Dec. 9: Euphoria Marie Sorensen benefit concert

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Sunday, Dec. 9: Euphoria Marie Sorensen benefit concert

A few days before Halloween Tacoma artist Euphoria Marie Sorensen was struck by a truck while walking on the 200 block of North G Street. She's still in the hospital with severe injuries, with recovery updates posted at gofundme.com. Thousands of you pass through Tacoma and have never had the

5 great titles for sports gamers

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5 great titles for sports gamers

A genre of gaming not touched upon quite often enough is sports.  There are some great sports games out there, and people don't realize just how broad the genre is.  Most consider the classics: football, baseball, soccer and hockey. I'd like to encourage you to branch out and check out

A camera and a colonoscopy

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A camera and a colonoscopy

The choice was to mix a cherry, lemon-lime, orange or pineapple flavoring to the nuclear powered laxative I was about to drink.   I selected the orange, but it cut the God-awful taste of the polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution about as much as an umbrella keeps you dry in a hurricane.   The stuff

He’s got soul and he’s a Soldier

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He’s got soul and he’s a Soldier

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - As a battalion staff manager with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 308th Brigade Support Battalion, Cpl. Thomas Garcia has spent countless hours drowning his brain in Army regulations and standard operating procedures. At the office, he works in meticulous detail to make sure everything is done

Locked and loaded

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Locked and loaded

First-Person Shooters (FPS) are the be-all end-all of gaming, but the overall work put into them has only decreased in recent years.  Nowadays, being a FPS is enough to constitute large sales.  Storyline, weapons selection, gameplay, character development - they've taken a backseat to the genre itself.  However, the popularity

Pittsburgh Pirates Turn to West Point for Skills Training

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Pittsburgh Pirates Turn to West Point for Skills Training

When he's taking a 20-foot jump shot with a billion people watching, does NBA superstar LeBron James concentrate more intently than a weapons sergeant using a light infantry weapon? When Peyton Manning drops back to throw a pass, he has to focus on a net of receivers while 300-pound defensive

Loyalty, duty and honor on the baseball diamond

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Loyalty, duty and honor on the baseball diamond

Sometimes it might not be our first instinct to associate pro baseball with loyalty, duty and honor.  The fact is, though, Major League Baseball has always been loaded with fine men who understand about serving a cause greater than themselves.   In World War II, for example, more than 1,300 ballplayers,

Live it up at Melting Pot happy hour

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Live it up at Melting Pot happy hour

Few things say love like melted cheese - and melted cheese is just one of the things The Melting Pot in Tacoma does well. This delectable melted cheese Mecca is often one of the more expensive restaurants in T-Town, and it's not hard to rack up a $100 bill for

The Triple Door in Seattle

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The Triple Door in Seattle

Dining and entertainment go hand-in-hand, yet too often one must be left behind in search of the other, or a sub-par meal must be tolerated in order to see your favorite performer. The supper club experience is the best of both worlds: a night on the town while only paying

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. BARE Tacoma - Holiday offers an entirely a cappella evening featuring Shenandoah Davis, Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger), Tacoma School of the Arts choir, Luke Stevens, Goldfinch, Colin Reynolds, Elk & Boar, Hannalee, Eternal Fair and others singing by candlelight. All Ages. 8 pm.

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Dana Lyons. All Ages. 8 pm. $5-$12. Forza Coffee Co. DuPont. Lisa Mitts. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. Mark Trethewey, Tom & Charity Stone, Steve Brambelt. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Billy

Dec. 15-16, 22-23: "The Nutcracker"

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Dec. 15-16, 22-23: "The Nutcracker"

A brooding, mysterious godfather, a broken-jawed wooden soldier that comes to life and a murderous Mouse King all converge once again to remind us The Nutcracker story may be the most hair-raising Christmas favorite for the whole family the world has ever known. The Tacoma City Ballet

Saturday, Dec. 8: Family Holiday Event

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Saturday, Dec. 8: Family Holiday Event

Every single one-day-at-a-time day is a struggle, particularly around the holidays - specifically and especially around Christmas. The Weekly Volcano knows there are seven habits to becoming a highly effective person, 50 ways to leave your lover and 12 steps to sobriety. But after years and years as a recovering

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