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The Thurston Chamber Foundation's 8th Annual Olympia Brew Fest is fast approaching and goes down Aug. 3, 1-8:30 p.m. This summer hops and malts fueled celebration features over 30 handpicked Northwest breweries hauling in over 60 sippers. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 day of, and include a commemorative

Dusty’s Hideaway

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Dusty’s Hideaway

ANNOUNCER: The McKinley Hill Neighborhood of Tacoma is a hidden gem just across the freeway from the bustling downtown. Known more for its eclectic residents and quaint shops, it hasn't traditionally been the "go-to" for dining in town. However, Dusty's Hideaway has converted a house into what they hope to

Raging emotions on display

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Raging emotions on display

There are certain characteristics shared by most if not all juried art exhibitions that are particularly noticeable at top-quality shows such as those held annually at South Puget Sound Community College and Tacoma Community College where many of the same artists show up every year. Such shows have a plethora

Explore Port Townsend’s maritime charm

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Explore Port Townsend’s maritime charm

At just under two hours by car along winding highways through rural country and forest scenery, Port Townsend is an easy access gateway from Tacoma. Either the quaint, Victorian-era town or nearby Fort Worden State Historic Park make a great base for further exploring the Olympic Peninsula. Camp out at the

Career & Education

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Career & Education

Click here to view our interactive 2019 Summer Career & Education Guide.

How can you resist it?

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How can you resist it?

Every now and again, it's fun to remember that ABBA -- the Swedish pop band responsible for some of the biggest hits in the history of pop music -- was once offered one billion dollars to reunite for a tour, and they turned it down. This offer was made in

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

While it seems as though Mother Nature has given us a rash of false summer starts and summer storms, all the same it is still food truck season. Rain or shine! Consider a spattering of cloudy skies the ultimate deterrent for those less dedicated than you. That means shorter lines.

Crisp Greens

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Crisp Greens

ANNOUNCER: Fresh and made to order is making a comeback in the South Sound, and Crisp Greens on Sixth Ave. in Tacoma is hoping healthy, fresh options are here to stay. Offering either mix-and-match/build-your-own salad or an assortment of redi-made concoctions, Dutch and Jackie head in for a healthy bite. JACKIE:

Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

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Staycation at a historic bed and breakfast

Ever wonder what's behind the facades of all the Victorian and craftsman homes and mansions throughout North Tacoma, Old Town and the Stadium District? At a few of them, you can book a room and stay in a piece of Tacoma history for a day or two, allowing you to

Shakespeare in the Park

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Shakespeare in the Park

This month of theater in Tacoma and Olympia has been replete with Tony-worthy productions such as Lakewood Playhouse's The Producers, Harlequin's Man of La Mancha, Fun Home at South Puget Sound Community College and Tacoma Little Theatre's Hay Fever. Now comes Animal Fire Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Devon Long and Kristy Kalkhoven served alongside each other on the auction committee for their kids' co-op preschool a few years ago. It was there they discovered they shared a love of event planning, a passion for community, and that both happen to be immigrants with military spouses.

Kobrew

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Kobrew

ANNOUNCER: While Tacoma is already known for great Korean food and abundant breweries, now Tacomites can hit the Ruston waterfront for both in one location. Kobrew has united the city's love of breweries and quality Korean cuisine under one roof. Dutch and Jackie head down to the water

Company of the century

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Company of the century

When Chris Serface became managing artistic director of Tacoma Little Theatre (TLT) May 1, 2013, the company was in serious straits. "We had $10,000 in the bank and floundering ticket sales and attendance," he admits, "and not really a clear idea of what we were going to do

Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

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Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

Vancouver's waterfront is undergoing a vibrant rebirth with new restaurants, hotels, wineries, trails and parks. The waterfront is now anchored by the 90-foot Grant Street Pier. The cable stay pier makes a great gathering spot as it looms over the Columbia River providing not only great views of

Step up your camping game

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Step up your camping game

With all the rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest, camping in a tent may not be for everyone. You can still reap the benefits of this low-cost lodging option by car camping. Veteran Anthony James Rhoads, a locomotive electrician, has been car camping since 2012 and loves it. Over the

In the Spirit

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In the Spirit

For the 14th year, Washington State History Museum presents a juried exhibition of works by regional indigenous artists. Twenty-eight works of art by 24 artists are on display, including mixed media, paintings, beadwork, textiles, sculpture, carving and basketry. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorite

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Time for another Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a witheringly small strand of pop culture, from its inception to today. This time: love songs by punks. While the song in question may or not be of the punk rock persuasion, these are tracks by artists that had spent so

Da Tiki Hut

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Da Tiki Hut

ANNOUNCER: After a grease fire forced Da Tiki Hut to close for repairs last year, the Sixth Ave. staple has reopened its doors. Dutch and Jackie jumped at the chance to enjoy traditional Island treats and see if the family-friendly atmosphere outlasted the closure. DUTCH: That interior was just as I

To dream the impossible dream

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To dream the impossible dream

Director Aaron Lamb and the cast and crew of Harlequin Productions' Man of La Mancha, took a calculated risk that is paying off marvelously in their production of the classical musical by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Lamb has updated this version in

Fourth of July BBQ eats

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Fourth of July BBQ eats

For many patriots across the South Sound, the Fourth of July means burgers and dogs on the grill. But for those of us that crave something just a little more -- there's BBQ. Let's talk real BBQ, slow-cooked, tender meats, dripping in sauce that require a stack of napkins afterward.

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