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DRINK(s): Bartender Bandito Betty

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DRINK(s): Bartender Bandito Betty

Having been a bartender for 14 years now, Bandito Betty is currently in school to be a physical therapist ... which, coincidentally, is exactly what you'll need when you take a verbal hit from her while she's behind the bar.  Having asked her the typical drink questions, she admits her

DRINK(s): Gay bars

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DRINK(s): Gay bars

Before you head into Jake's in Olympia for an evening of sweaty dancing, good drinks, beautiful people and fun for all, I'll let you in on a few hints:  Kerry is probably the best looking and most popular bartender at Jake's. And Olympia Hot Dog Co. is attached to the

Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

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Evergreen Elementary celebrates grand opening

On Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m., the Clover Park School District (CPSD) hosted the grand opening celebration of the Evergreen Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, student performances, presentations and self-guided tours of the school. According to CPSD superintendent Debbie LeBeau, "Washington state

A school to housing benefit

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A school to housing benefit

The post-9/11 GI Bill is a very valuable veteran benefit. The new GI Bill went into effect Aug. 1, 2009. It is the most comprehensive education benefits package since the original Montgomery GI bill was passed in 1944. Former President George Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. Former

THING: Tacoma Food Co-Op

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THING: Tacoma Food Co-Op

Thing: Tacoma Food Co-Op Has: Many things going on Thing #1: Membership Thing #2: New store Thing #3: Fun events No, this is not: The Cat in the Hat Written by: Dr. Seuss Although: I have the same complexity Of: A nonsense children's book   Since its inception in 2006, the Tacoma Food Co-Op has been the little nonprofit that

Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

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Major Alexander P. Cronkhite killed during training exercise at Camp Lewis

On Oct. 25, 1918, Maj. Alexander P. Cronkhite (1895-1918) is shot and killed during a training exercise at Fort Lewis. An Army Board of Inquiry rules the death accidental, finding that Cronkhite shot himself while firing at a target. His father, Maj. Gen. Adelbert Cronkhite, does not accept this result

PLACE: Old Milwaukee Cafe

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PLACE: Old Milwaukee Cafe

 1992: Originally called WG Sandwiches 1993-95: Also opened Old Milwaukee Baking Co. 1992-95: Inside Freighthouse Square Somewhere during that time: Sandwich shop was sold 1995: Moved to South Tacoma Way 1995: Became Old Milwaukee Cafe Serving: Breakfast & lunch 1997: Moved to Sixth Avenue location I think: I got the dates right Because: I am thoroughly confused Oh, you are

Film Awards Party

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Film Awards Party

As we approach this Sunday's Academy Awards, it's valuable to look past the pageantry and consider the story that the Oscars tell about the lives we've lived for the past year. Regardless of the value that you place on the ceremony, the Oscars have a funny way of taking a

The Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge

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The Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge

I am both the best and worst person to be writing this column. I am married, therefore not looking to hit on and/or pick up anyone in any type of situation ... yet I absolutely love to check out what's grillin' inside today's meat markets. Besides - I have a

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THING: Free wings, baby!

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THING: Free wings, baby!

Thing: Free wings, baby! Place: Sparks Firehouse Deli Located: Across from Sparks Stadium In: Puyallup Given to: Local high schools In pursuit of: Fundraising And: School spirit Sparks also has: Awesome pizza Goes with: $5 happy hour pitchers of beer Which makes for: A cheap date   An estimated $85,000 has been donated in the form of either food product or

New Evergreen open

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New Evergreen open

Education never smelled so good. The new Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord smells new. It should, as students and staff returned from the holiday break to begin 2017 in a brand new school Jan. 3. The school is the sixth and final Clover Park School District elementary school to be built

THING: Faux cupcakes from Feeling Smitten

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THING: Faux cupcakes from Feeling Smitten

  Thing: Faux cupcakes Where: Feeling Smitten Serving: Ice cream cones And: Cupcakes They look: Delicious! They taste: Awful Soft & Warm: No Gooey & Sweet: Not at all Taste disappointment: 100% Skin softness & relaxation: 100%   Through the front doors of Feeling Smitten, located on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, I see beautiful cupcakes, cakes, cake-pops and ice cream cones.  They

TLT tackles a classic

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TLT tackles a classic

Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck's classic tale, Of Mice and Men, directed by Niclas Olson, founder and managing artistic director of New Muses Theatre Company. "It's been a pleasure working with the cast to find new layers in Steinbeck's classic," Olson said. "What jumps out at me every

From the Army to the mountains

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From the Army to the mountains

As a young boy, Gavin Woody enjoyed adventures in California as a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout. Many other childhood adventures included camping and backpacking over 50 miles through the woods complete with a summit of Mt. Whitney. These experiences are something that stuck with Woody and forged a lifelong

THING: Raw food at Caffe Dei

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THING: Raw food at Caffe Dei

Thing: Raw food Place: Caffe Dei Includes: Veggies Not: Animals Nor: Sushi (darn) Mainly: Vegan Must try: Kale chips Tasty: Yes Healthy: Yes Friendly: Yes I am: One of those three things Which one: You guess   Every once in a while this ol' liver of mine screams for a good detox, so I put down my beer and fulfill my body's requests.

Analog comfort

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Analog comfort

The Beatles were fond of saying that their favorite contemporary American musician was Harry Nilsson, and it's not hard to see why. With the voice of an angel, capable of operatic bravado ("Without You"), surging rock wails ("Jump Into the Fire"), and impish character work ("Coconut"), Nilsson was an almost

Vets bowling for dollars

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Vets bowling for dollars

The Veteran's High Game Pot produced a record-shattering payout of over $1,800 for the Top 5 Vet's scores in 2015. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of tournament sponsors, this year's 11th annual Veterans Day Tournament hopes to exceed the record payouts. The Puget Sound 9-Tap Tour has been hosting Veterans Day

Fridays-Saturdays: Latin lover

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Fridays-Saturdays: Latin lover

Sometimes I'm just in the mood for sex, and the Matador seems to know how to do me up right. It's got hard wood, dark ambience, and it will wine me and dine me and feed me tequila until I say "take me home." It has everything a swinging bachelor

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