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The time is right

Hello, faithful readers of the Weekly Volcano. It was good to be back in print. Last week, as I’m sure the seven people who read this column on a regular basis noticed, Rock Rhetoric was gone. My weekly 700-word diatribe on local music in the South Sound was nowhere to be

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The time is right

Hello, faithful readers of the Weekly Volcano. It was good to be back in print. Last week, as I’m sure the seven people who read this column on a regular basis noticed, Rock Rhetoric was gone. My weekly 700-word diatribe on local music in the South Sound was nowhere to be

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Wine tastings

Thursdays: Wine tastings, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., $7.50-$10, WineStyles Wine & Gifts, 2665 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 253.756.1922. Saturdays: Wine tastings, 1-4 p.m., $5-$7, Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St. S.E., Olympia, 360.357.9464. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St.

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Wine tastings

Thursdays: Wine tastings, 5-7 p.m., complimentary, Cork!, 3012 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.212.1492. Fridays: Wine tastings, 6-8 p.m., $7.50-$10, WineStyles Wine & Gifts, 2665 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 253.756.1922. Saturdays: Wine tastings, 1-4 p.m., $5-$7, Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St. S.E., Olympia, 360.357.9464. Saturdays: Wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., Wine Bank, 7017 27th St.

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Fashion and cheese

Dockside Bistro in Olympia will be giving away a free plate of cheese for two with any wine bottle purchased during the Bon Ton Fashion Show it’s hosting Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at noon. Reserve your spot at 360.956.1928. Christmas Day buffet The Red Wind Casino offers a Christmas Day Buffet. For

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Fashion and cheese

Dockside Bistro in Olympia will be giving away a free plate of cheese for two with any wine bottle purchased during the Bon Ton Fashion Show it’s hosting Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at noon. Reserve your spot at 360.956.1928. Christmas Day buffet The Red Wind Casino offers a Christmas Day Buffet. For

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Sparkly

The South Sound Eats Holiday Sparkling Wine Tasting is a perfect opportunity to experience the other side of tasting wine — not the sensory aspect, but the practical one. No matter how much you read about wine, there’s no substitute for personal experience. But there’s often a vast difference between

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Sparkly

The South Sound Eats Holiday Sparkling Wine Tasting is a perfect opportunity to experience the other side of tasting wine — not the sensory aspect, but the practical one. No matter how much you read about wine, there’s no substitute for personal experience. But there’s often a vast difference between

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A slice above

Pizzeria Fondi Where: 4621 Point Fosdick Dr., Gig Harbor, 253.851.6666 Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Cuisine: Authentic 12-inch Neapolitan pizza, plus Mediterranean starters, salads and a tiramisu and sorbetti. Scene: Lofty, lively space filled with families and shoppers with fast, friendly service — almost autonomous. Drinkies:

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A slice above

Pizzeria Fondi Where: 4621 Point Fosdick Dr., Gig Harbor, 253.851.6666 Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Cuisine: Authentic 12-inch Neapolitan pizza, plus Mediterranean starters, salads and a tiramisu and sorbetti. Scene: Lofty, lively space filled with families and shoppers with fast, friendly service — almost autonomous. Drinkies: Italian

Department of cuts

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Department of cuts

As government officials and legislators try to figure out what to do about a worsening budget shortage, local community college officials are getting nervous. Already ordered to slash budgets by 4 to 5 percent — effective immediately — administrators at Pierce, Bates Technical and Tacoma Community colleges have been asked

Department of cuts

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Department of cuts

As government officials and legislators try to figure out what to do about a worsening budget shortage, local community college officials are getting nervous. Already ordered to slash budgets by 4 to 5 percent — effective immediately — administrators at Pierce, Bates Technical and Tacoma Community colleges have been asked

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Crisis of Meaning

Can I be honest? I’m tired of hearing about the economy. The relentless drone of facts and figures, projections and dissections, and the endless stream of macro-economic analysis are simply mind-numbing. We are bombarded daily with speculation, tales of new, tragic developments, another report, another tiny step toward legislation, or away,

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Crisis of Meaning

Can I be honest? I’m tired of hearing about the economy. The relentless drone of facts and figures, projections and dissections, and the endless stream of macro-economic analysis are simply mind-numbing. We are bombarded daily with speculation, tales of new, tragic developments, another report, another tiny step toward legislation, or away,

Time capsule rededicated

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Time capsule rededicated

(62nd AW PA) - On Sept. 18, 1976, a time capsule was lowered into the grounds near what was the McChord Air Force Base, now McChord Field, main gate in honor of the 200th anniversary of the United States and the 29th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. On June 21,

McChord Airman finds dream ride

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McChord Airman finds dream ride

When Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Ginn and his wife Michelle celebrated the birth of their third child, now 2-year-old Mary, they didn't know there would be a fourth. This one, however, sleeps in the garage. As a kid, Ginn dreamed about flying planes. Later, that dream turned into owning a

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Turcotte Tacoma

Whenever a city is brought back to life, what always seems to move in to create initial forward momentum is art. Within Tacoma there are so many artists who are doing such big things, both above and below ground, to make our city so hip, cool and happening. However, I’ve always thought

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Turcotte Tacoma

Whenever a city is brought back to life, what always seems to move in to create initial forward momentum is art. Within Tacoma there are so many artists who are doing such big things, both above and below ground, to make our city so hip, cool and happening. However, I’ve always thought

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