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Thursday, Feb. 14: Love Wall

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Thursday, Feb. 14: Love Wall

The Swiss will celebrate both sides of love on Valentine's Day. On one side of the expansive bar will stand a Love Wall for those who met at The Swiss and later got married, to pin their wedding photo, have dinner and enjoy a some bubbly. On the other side

Friday, Feb. 15: Roberta Flack

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Friday, Feb. 15: Roberta Flack

On any given morning, after eating her daily oatmeal, and feeding her several dogs, legendary musician Roberta Flack gets busy in her New York City home - busy rehearsing, busy planning, busy listening to or writing music. "I'm a busy person. I have a busy personality," Flack says over the

Sumptuous dinner is fantastic foreplay

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Sumptuous dinner is fantastic foreplay

Stop with the tirade about hating Hallmark holidays. Clearly, it's true that Valentine's Day is an artificial way of forcing you to synchronize your expressions of love, loyalty, and romance with those of the rest of the world, but you have to admit that it's also nice to go out

FEEDBAG: Bonjour Cupcakes, Chocolate & Wine, Fat Tuesday and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Bonjour Cupcakes, Chocolate & Wine, Fat Tuesday and more ...

CUPCAKE PARTY The city of Lacey has just climbed a few notches on the coolness ladder, bringing in downtown Olympia's cupcake queen, Cecilia Mikler and her successful business, Bonjour Cupcakes (730 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey). Bonjour will have a grand-opening celebration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb 9. The Oly Rollers

Love Our Local Fest

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Love Our Local Fest

  Last summer, the Love Our Local Fest (LOL) in Olympia's Eastside neighborhood drew 1,500 people. Live music, face painting, street painting, kid's activities, food and artisan vendors helped make the 2nd annual festival a success. "It was pretty much an awesome frickin' day," says Daniel Landin, co-curator. "We had 400 or

MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Pat Doherty, Andre Nickatina, Jake Shimabukuro, Night Beats

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MUSIC CRITICS' PICKS: Pat Doherty, Andre Nickatina, Jake Shimabukuro, Night Beats

>>> Friday, Feb. 8 PAT DOHERTY Earlier this year, Pat Doherty, lead singer of local favorites the Wheelies, released his solo debut via the quickly up-and-coming local record label, Swoon Records. On Doherty's Rail Car EP, he breaks from the nervy indie rock practiced by the Wheelies and embraces easy-going, indie folk-pop.

WHAT'S THE WORD?: ILLFIGHTYOU

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: ILLFIGHTYOU

It is a fresh 2013. Who is going to make noise, as far as music? So far ILLFIGHTYOU has been garnering big buzz in Tacoma and Seattle. Every single the group has dropped, such as "Gertrude" and "92," have garnered press by the likes of The Stranger and Seattle Times.

Dear Drink: Mojito

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Dear Drink: Mojito

  Dear Mojito, What exactly are you smiling at? The fact that I forgot my wallet, or that you knocked me on my ass? Laugh it up, salad face. OK, both facts are true. First, I did come to a Friday afternoon meeting at the Matador in downtown Tacoma with my wallet holding down

Couple still living the running life

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Couple still living the running life

Dallas and Asher Henry live the running life. The married couple stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord - dubbed "Dasher" - combine for nearly 200 miles of running a week. Dallas, a captain with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at JBLM, and Asher, a physical therapy doctoral student, met in

JBLM bodybuilder stays fit, keeps focused

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JBLM bodybuilder stays fit, keeps focused

Two years ago Tammy Colbert was new to the competitive bodybuilding scene. The mother of four and wife of a JBLM 1st Special Forces Group Soldier for 23 years has lived a lifestyle of fitness, health and dance. It wasn't until the family had been living at JBLM

JBLM Soldiers, Families dancing to new beat

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JBLM Soldiers, Families dancing to new beat

  Soldiers in the 593rd Special Troops Battalion invited their Families to Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for an opportunity to dance and sweat during a Zumba workout Feb. 1. The event was part of the battalion's family fitness program, which focuses on promoting

Great trips with JBLM Outdoors

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Great trips with JBLM Outdoors

  Winter survival camping Feb. 9-10: $75. Join the Outdoor Recreation Program and head up to Reflection Lake in Mount Rainier National Park. This overnight trip will teach participants the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction and winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. A

Raider Ready Reserve conducts team live-fire exercise

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Raider Ready Reserve conducts team live-fire exercise

  It's a new year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Army is changing. From budget cuts to the new opportunity for women to serve in combat positions, the Army as we know it is entering into a new era. One thing that won't be changing within the

Vaping marijuana club opens in Tacoma

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Vaping marijuana club opens in Tacoma

As I walked into South Tacoma Way's Stonegate Pizza, I appreciated the cathedral like art of Karen Hallis' interior themes, and gave thumbs up to Leanne Trevalyn of Junkyard Jane fame as she prepared for her Tuesday acoustic open mic night. I made my way upstairs to Stonegate's new Vape

McChord’s Chiefs Group donates to AMVETS

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McChord’s Chiefs Group donates to AMVETS

"Thank you for what you've done and continue to do," said Chris Lipphardt, Chief Master Sergeant CMSgt. and President of the McChord Chiefs Group, to veterans gathered at American Veterans (AMVETS) post one in Tacoma, on Jan. 24. Lipphardt and outgoing President, CMSgt. Jim Williams gifted AMVETS with an Air Force

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Deserving Airmen can get a commission

By its nature, the Air Force Reserve officer corps is mostly grown through accessions from the active-duty Air Force. But for a few deserving enlisted Reservists, there is opportunity to step into a commission. The Deserving Airman Commissioning program for Reserve enlisted Airmen is governed by AFI 36-2005. How many Airmen

AF’s most combat-decorated unit since Vietnam War honors latest heroes

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AF’s most combat-decorated unit since Vietnam War honors latest heroes

The most combat-decorated Air Force unit since the end of the Vietnam War named more heroes Jan. 23-24 during medal presentation ceremonies at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 24th Special Operations Wing gained one Silver Star, six Bronze Star medals with Valor, and seven

Monday, Feb. 11: Graphic Novel Book Club

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Monday, Feb. 11: Graphic Novel Book Club

Book clubs are one of the last vestiges we have of formally engaging conversations for groups of strangers. You can discover a lot about a person by learning their opinions on any piece of art, but books prove to be especially revealing. If you're into

The Grand Suggests: "Amour"

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The Grand Suggests: "Amour"

There are profoundly powerful human experiences that are captured and recaptured seemingly annually by filmmakers. Then there are those that are equally or exceedingly powerful yet are seldom selected for depiction. What's even more peculiar is that the large majority of humanity shares some of the experiences that seem to be

Wednesday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 17: Artist In Residence Raven Skyriver

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Wednesday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 17: Artist In Residence Raven Skyriver

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13, something unique will happen in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop. An artist will return for the second of two back-to-back residencies, a rare occurrence to be sure. Said artist is Raven Skyriver, maker of intriguingly real-looking marine creatures large and small.

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