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Can you strut your stuff in fur?

If you love baseball, look good in antlers and think you have what it takes to be the next Rhubarb the Reindeer, the Tacoma Rainiers is hosting mascot tryouts Jan. 12. Only a handful of people have signed up, so your chances are better than you might think. The Weekly

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Time warp

As juried art shows go, the Third Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Art Center, South Puget Sound Community College, is not bad. There are some old friends as well as some excellent artists I’ve never before seen. There are a couple of sappy landscapes, a

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Colin A Go Go Birthday Bash

When someone yells, “Birthday!” the League of Liberal Libations members answer that primal call to go out and get over served — no matter who it is, what else may be going on, and if it’s a Sunday. Tacoma karaoke legend Colin celebrated his birthday Sunday at Jazzbones. The League

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Cases accelerate on JBLM

  In July, Joint Base Lewis-McChord has recorded more cases of COVID 19 in a single month even though we are only at this month’s half point, and that spread will likely accelerate in the coming weeks, according to Lt. Col. Luke Mease from Madigan speaking Tuesday during a bi-weekly Facebook

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January jollies

“urinetown” Time to go with the flow. Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s production of “Urinetown” is a cross between “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” “Logan’s Run” and a yeast infection. The play follows the tale of a town that quite literally can’t pee without padding a corporate pocket. [Narrows Theater,

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Beyond the headlines

I had a bit of time on my hands over the holidays, so I found myself cruising through television station after station in search of something remotely interesting to watch. I often failed. But one time when I didn’t fail I had clicked over to expanded cable to see the

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Drinking liberally, stress free drawing and more

THE MAN Tacoma companion The fans of Garrison Keillor are a fierce bunch whose radios have for years been tuned religiously on Saturday nights to public radio’s resurrected “A Prairie Home Companion.” And it’s no wonder: A deadpan exemplar of the word “wry,” Keillor has a singular way with the tall tale

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Explore Washington State Beaches

As the days heat up, so does the longing to pile the family in the car and head to the beach. Afterall, sandcastles don’t build themselves and kites were meant to be flown in the salty sea air, so let’s hop in the car and explore the beaches of Washington. Located

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Must Visit Wa Waterfalls

Who said you shouldn’t chase waterfalls? Washington has tons of well worth waterfalls for you to fall in love with all summer long! We begin the chase with one of Washington’s most visited and notable falls, Snoqualmie Falls.  Located 55 miles from JBLM visiting this waterfall is an easy day trip.

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Very personal orchestra

Andrew Buelow was happy living in Michigan, where he was the head honcho at the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. His family had a summer home in Traverse when he was growing up in Wisconsin, so he jumped at the chance to move there when the director position opened up at the

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Poppy Seed Café

Poppy Seed Café, has been a tasty start to Fircrest’s day for almost two years. Owners and chef Darin Adams and wife, Shelly, load their menu with breakfast staples and a little something extra. Just thinking the words chorizo, apple smoked sausage and homemade country gravy start the mouth watering. Scrambles

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Wine tasting with Vino Aquino

Friday, Jan. 11: Wine tasting with Vino Aquino, 6-9 p.m., Affairs Café & Bakery, 2811 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, 253.565.8604. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 1-6 p.m., Wildside Wine, 608A S. Oxford St., Tacoma, 253.565.0811. Mondays: $5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

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Masks required on base, inside or out

  Masks are now required on Joint Base Lewis-McChord regardless if inside or outside for those that cannot maintain six feet of distance said Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander of I Corps and JBLM during a townhall meeting Tuesday. George said cases have risen on base over the past couple weeks.  He

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Dynamite Jacks' The I Hate Jill

After a year-and-a-half of commanding a corner of downtown DuPont as the Harbor Rock Bar & Grill, the owners decided to scrap the semi-successful venture, remodel it with mining items bought off eBay, and reopened two weeks ago as Dynamite Jacks. I dashed in from the rain last Friday night and

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Explore Washington state waterways

Who said travel restriction had to prevent you from island hopping this summer?! Washington is chalked full of various different islands. And plenty of the islands are accessible via ferry, which is half the fun of the journey. Remaining in your car is highly encouraged during your travel on ferries,

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Military leave is a go ... mostly

Military leave is a go, said Lt. Gen. Randy George, commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord during his regular Tuesday Townhall on Facebook Live. Approval is based on the state and the county of a military member's destination.  Forty-five states plus the District of Columbia are considered "green" or

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Visit Washington State Parks 

  With travel restrictions slowly lifting but not completely gone, you might be left wondering, what am I going to do within a 250 mile radius?!  We're here to tell you, there is still plenty to do, see and experience, so let's begin with state parks! Washington has an abundance of

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

It’s been five long years since the world has heard anything new from Boston ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but it seems the band’s four-year hiatus might be up with a release of their new album, Medium Rare, last month. A collection of previously unreleased songs and tracks from

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Radio waves good-bye

Diana Arens has been a fixture on KAOS 89.3 FM since 1991. Her show, “Free Things Are Cool,” is a mix of live and recorded music by some of the Northwest’s most influential and acclaimed artists. Folks such as Elliott Smith, Beck, Wanda Jackson, and Bikini Kill have all appeared

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On local screens this week

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM: One of the many reasons “Alien” was so effective was the perfect monster it created.  A killing machine that couldn’t be killed.  In fact, when Sigourney Weaver forced the beast out to space at the conclusion of the film, I remember saying to myself, “It’s not

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