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Seven must-see items at the Lincoln Winter Market in Olympia

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Seven must-see items at the Lincoln Winter Market in Olympia

With holidays just around the corner, and the gift-giving list getting longer, the Lincoln Winter Market organized by Make Olympia is just what the doctor ordered. Well that, and a hot buttered rum. The market is in its third run, and has grown to more than 70 vendors. Shanty Slater, who

3 Cheers: Soup Town Tacoma

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3 Cheers: Soup Town Tacoma

Our hours of sunlight have waned away to a slim, cloudy reality these last few weeks, and it's darn chilly. Daydreams of wrapping up in a warm cozy blanket and camping out next to a fire are running rampant, but who has time for that? All of this can mean

The Dickens Project: Crossing ye olde divide in Tacoma

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The Dickens Project: Crossing ye olde divide in Tacoma

Most people may associate virtual worlds like Second Life with gamers ... or even with naughty online activities. After all, Second Life allows you to create an avatar and live in a digital world. You can be whomever you want to be and do whatever you want to do. The

Do Some Good: United Way

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Do Some Good: United Way

"The Season of Caring is getting underway and we are officially accepting donor registrations and requests from those in need," said Cindy Evans, Volunteer Center senior associate with the United Way of Pierce County. United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the worldwide network of nearly 1,800 community-based

Spice up your holidays in Olympia

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Spice up your holidays in Olympia

It's that time of year again: not just the time for cold weather, short days and a retail frenzy, but the time for visions of sugarplums, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Christmas cookies and rugelach. In other words, it's the time of year when even non-cooks might find reason to

Gather around a growler this holiday season

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Gather around a growler this holiday season

Beer is more than just a drink at the bar. Beer is more than happy hour, more than game night, and certainly more than a Bud Light (ew). Much more. Beer is the gift everyone wants for Christmas. And anyone who's anyone gifts beer in a growler. If you aren't in the

Fife artist Mizu Sugimura pays homage to Henry Sicade

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Fife artist Mizu Sugimura pays homage to Henry Sicade

To say that South Puget Sound leader and historic public figure Henry Sicade was an innovator is an understatement. Highly regarded and respected, Sicade played instrumental roles within his own Puyallup Indian Tribe, the community of Fife, and the South Puget Sound region at large. A look back at his life

Q&A: Rose Peterson of 1022 South J in Tacoma

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Q&A: Rose Peterson of 1022 South J in Tacoma

Rose Peterson is a walking, talking library of Tacoma lore, Northwest music scene and South Sound restaurant history. A veteran of many of Tacoma's finest and most historic bars, she's also a constant presence in front of and behind the bar at 1022 South J cocktail lounge and eatery. I

Visual Edge: "The Bigfoot Chronicles" - a series of pastel drawings of Sasquatch

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Visual Edge: "The Bigfoot Chronicles" - a series of pastel drawings of Sasquatch

The first thing I thought when I visited Thomas Studio Art Gallery in Olympia to see M.W. Lindenmeyer's pastels was this stuff is funny. And then I thought it's more than just funny; it's also smart. And then references came to mind. These pictures remind me of Red Grooms and

Interview with Operation Rising Star finalist Pfc. Kiari Mhoon

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Interview with Operation Rising Star finalist Pfc. Kiari Mhoon

By the time some reality shows enter a ninth season, viewers are bored and finding participants to be on camera is even tougher. Yet Operation Rising Star, the Army Entertainment singing competition, is still going strong and Pfc. Kiari Mhoon is grateful. He is also talented and that's why Joint Base

Check This Out: "Better Off Dead"

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Check This Out: "Better Off Dead"

Some days you just don't feel like paying for another Redbox rental, and the next movie on your Netflix queue takes FOREVER to arrive in your mailbox. And recession or no, who can pass up free, convenient entertainment? Every Tuesday, "Check

Soldier Scholar Award

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Soldier Scholar Award

Thursday, Nov. 21, Master Sgt. Levester Charles, Sr. was awarded the Brandman University 2013 Soldier Scholar Award in recognition of his achievements both in the classroom and in the military. "I would always go and talk with them and get extra attention, so they knew me in the office," joked Charles

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Ginger Miller forms Women Veterans Interactive

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Ginger Miller forms Women Veterans Interactive

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the current projected percentage of veterans who are women is 10 percent. That number rises to almost 12 percent when looking at just the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Either way, the percentages have more than doubled since 1990, when only

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Wednesday, Dec. 11: Maia Santell Holiday Concert

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Wednesday, Dec. 11: Maia Santell Holiday Concert

We all have touchstones that bring the simple spirit of Christmas to our harried, mall-besotted souls. For some, it's that first burst of multi-colored light when the last string is strung. For others, it could be a long-treasured card or the smell of baking cookies. For us, it's the music.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Classical Tuesdays Wine & Song Benefit

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Tuesday, Dec. 10: Classical Tuesdays Wine & Song Benefit

This year's Classical Tuesdays Wine & Song Benefit in Old Town Tacoma will feature operetta selections from Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan, and some Kurt Weill to represent the Berlin operetta style that crosses over to cabaret. It will also feature mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula accompanied by pianist Denes Van Parys

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Science Cafe with Dr. Brian Polagye

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Tuesday, Dec. 10: Science Cafe with Dr. Brian Polagye

The Science Café at Orca Books has been tirelessly bringing science luminaries to Olympia to give talks and engage the sodden masses. Of course, for a lot of folks, the very mention of a "science lecture" might conjure up primal memories of carving doodles into high school desks out of

Theater Review: "It's a Wonderful Life" at Tacoma Little Theatre

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Theater Review: "It's a Wonderful Life" at Tacoma Little Theatre

Oh, George Bailey. A heroic, self-sacrificing, and a generally likable fellow. It's nearly impossible not to feel empathy (or resonance) with the dashed dreams and settling for second place for the sake and betterment of others. Unfortunately George is unable to continue saving those less fortunate due to the greed

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