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2nd Brigade holds Expert Infantryman Badge testing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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2nd Brigade holds Expert Infantryman Badge testing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Sgt. Andrew Portacio could taste his Expert Infantryman Badge. Kneeling on the side of a wet and worm strewn two-lane road last Friday morning just outside Scouts Out Gate and a few yards from the finish of a 12-mile road march, he held an EIB in his lips. His ruck weighed 45

Visual Edge: See Hart James and Aisha Harrison now!

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Visual Edge: See Hart James and Aisha Harrison now!

You have only a few more days to see Aisha Harrison's collaborative installation at South Puget Sound Community College and only until Saturday to see the big Hart James exhibition at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. So get moving. I'd hate for you to miss either

Feedbag: Martini Madness, wine dinner, Tap Tasting Tuesday

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Feedbag: Martini Madness, wine dinner, Tap Tasting Tuesday

MARTINI MADNESS Toscano's Restaurant (437 29th St. NE, Puyallup) has kicked off their annual March Martini Madness. Enjoy the cocktail of the week paired with delectable nibbles and receive a beautiful hand painted martini glass. They say it's "more than just cool cocktails and hand painted glasses. It's also about getting

Wednesday, March 11: Classics Book Club

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Wednesday, March 11: Classics Book Club

A penny saved is worth two in the bush. And your burning bridges have been gathering moss lately, anyway. The time has come to rework your literary life (or maybe, to create a literary life). Too long have you lingered in the annals of John Grisham; the Classic Book Club

Tuesday, March 10: Science Cafe

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Tuesday, March 10: Science Cafe

Science Café of Olympia meets each month on the second Tuesday at Orca Books. It provides an informal atmosphere where people with and without scientific background can meet to deepen their understanding of interesting topics in science and technology. After a presentation by an expert in the field, the meetings

Monday, March 9: Ladies IgNite

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Monday, March 9: Ladies IgNite

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers ... and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. In the 1930s and 1940s, hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous

Sunday, March 8: Stephanie Porter

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Sunday, March 8: Stephanie Porter

Seattle native Stephanie Porter, an outstanding jazz vocalist with a clear, sultry tone and a bright and appealing stage presence, has had a passion for music her whole life. From 1996 to 2000, Porter opened for a multitude of national acts and as a member of the popular disco group,

Saturday, March 7: Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off

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Saturday, March 7: Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off

This seems like a fun idea. Narrows Brewing Co. in partnership with Families Unlimited Network will host a Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off. Expect eight different varieties of local amateur and professional chefs' homemade chili, and each member of the crowd will have their opportunity to vote for their

Friday, March 6: Smokey Robinson

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Friday, March 6: Smokey Robinson

It may be impossible to overstate William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr.'s contribution to pop music. For once, the term "living legend" sells the guy short. No less an artist than Bob Dylan listed Robinson among his favorite poets. It's not merely that his hits represent a significant chunk of the American

Through March 28: "Catch Me If You Can"

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Through March 28: "Catch Me If You Can"

You are now cleared for takeoff for Paradise Theatre's stage presentation of Catch Me If You Can. Written by Scott Witman and Marc Shaiman, the play follows the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, lawyer and jet pilot all

Thursday, March 5: Andra Taylor and Nate Dodge

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Thursday, March 5: Andra Taylor and Nate Dodge

Andra Taylor is an indie acoustic singer/songwriter from Philadelphia. Her musical style blends rhythmic guitar work and soulful vocals with thoughtful and provocative lyrics. In 2012 she teamed up with fellow songwriter, Nate Dodge, sold her apartment and set out on tour. Taylor and Dodge form a fiery and energetic

Best Olympian 2015: Brian Wilson

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Best Olympian 2015: Brian Wilson

"I have a weird job," says Brian Wilson. His title is "code enforcement officer," but Wilson's job - and passion - is to support and nurture downtown Olympia. A better title, he says, is "downtown liaison." He's part project manager, part recruiter, part cheerleader and part salesman - and what he's selling

Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: Readers pick Denny Heck, Sharon Holley, Eastside Big Tom, Rhythm and Rye, Cryptatropa ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: Readers pick Denny Heck, Sharon Holley, Eastside Big Tom, Rhythm and Rye, Cryptatropa ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2014 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST POLITICIAN: Denny Heck BEST POLITICIAN YOU LOVE TO HATE: Gov. Jay Inslee BEST THURSTON COUNTY NONPROFIT: GRUB BEST LOCAL HERO: Sharon Holley BEST THURSTON COUNTY WEBSITE: Thurston

Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: SAGE, Downtown Ambassador Program, Macaulay Culkin, Eric M. Collier ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 City Living: SAGE, Downtown Ambassador Program, Macaulay Culkin, Eric M. Collier ...

BEST THING EVER FOR OLD QUEERS SAGE Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders can be hell. While celebrating equal marriage rights and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, older gays are being forced back in the closet again. They face loss of benefits because they were not able to

Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Readers pick Hot Toddy, Rainy Day Records, Yoga Loft, Orca Books, Compass Rose, Three Magnets Brewing ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Readers pick Hot Toddy, Rainy Day Records, Yoga Loft, Orca Books, Compass Rose, Three Magnets Brewing ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST SHOE STORE: Hot Toddy BEST RECORD STORE: Rainy Day Records BEST GROCERY STORE: Spud's Produce Market BEST TATTOO SHOP: Lit Fuse Tattoo BEST HAIR SALON: Jamie Lee

Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Eastside Food Co-op, Dumpster Values, Funk Fuzz, Deadbeat Olympia ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Retail: Eastside Food Co-op, Dumpster Values, Funk Fuzz, Deadbeat Olympia ...

BEST MOMENT OF INDULGENCE Cobb's peanut butter cups Do you remember these really old commercials for York Peppermint Patties, where a lady puts one in her mouth and then begins sighing and oohing and ahhing? Or the ones where a frazzled mom would jump into the bath with a cry of "Calgon,

Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Readers pick Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Jessica Nicoletti, Sherilyn Lightner, Nineveh Assyria, Fish Brewing Company ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Readers pick Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Jessica Nicoletti, Sherilyn Lightner, Nineveh Assyria, Fish Brewing Company ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST RESTAURANT: Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen BEST FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT: New Moon Café BEST RESTAURANT SERVER: Jessica Nicoletti BEST BARTENDER: Sherilyn Lightner BEST HAPPY HOUR: The Brotherhood Lounge BEST CRAB

Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Quality Burrito, Obsidian, Peddler Bistro, Top Rung Brewing Co. ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Food and Drink: Quality Burrito, Obsidian, Peddler Bistro, Top Rung Brewing Co. ...

BEST MULTICULTURAL TACO Quality Burrito We don't have to tell you about Quality Burrito, readers. You've voted it the best restaurant in Olympia more than once. (Don't you like upscale restaurants?) But if you go there and always order what you've always ordered, you might be missing out. QB doesn't just have

Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Readers pick Red Williamson, TUSH Burlesque, Pug Bujeaud, Vomity, nanipoonani ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Readers pick Red Williamson, TUSH Burlesque, Pug Bujeaud, Vomity, nanipoonani ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST LOCAL FILMMAKER: Red Williamson BEST MOVIE THEATER: Capitol Theater MOST CREATIVE PERSON: Lauren O'Neill BEST THEATER COMPANY: Harlequin Productions BEST DANCE COMPANY: TUSH! Burlesque BEST PERFORMANCE SPACE: The

Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Nathan Barnes, Salon Refu, Theater Artists Olympia, Christian Carvajal ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Arts and Entertainment: Nathan Barnes, Salon Refu, Theater Artists Olympia, Christian Carvajal ...

BEST ONRAMP Olympia Audition League Are you a singer, actor, dancer or singer-actor-dancer who's wondering how to break into Olympia's thriving (though admittedly cliquey) theater scene? Perhaps you're a new arrival, or you may have just graduated from high school or college - in which case, no one off-campus is hip to

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