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October 31, 2011 at 6:20pm

COMMENT OF THE DAY: Credit where credit is due

ONLINE CHATTER >>>

Today's comment comes from Dmitri Arbacauskas in response to photos we snapped at Sunday's Le Noir Bizarre at Sanford and Son Antiques in Tacoma.

Arbacauskas writes,

Just thought I'd take a quick moment to point out that these masks are actually my handiwork, and available over at my website, should anyone be interested.

October 31, 2011 at 1:49pm

Tacoma Shift Happens event will go down Jan. 30, 2012

GO LOCAL GROUP HUG >>>

For the second year, The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center will be home to an event aiming to help businesses, individuals and communities discover ways to aid sustainability and promote healthy LOCAL business practices. Go Local Tacoma's Shift Happens daylong event will feature seminars, food and booths from local businesses beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity to eat and drink local products, as well as tour booths representing each local business. Shift Happens will also, once again, include a State of the City address delivered by Mayor Marilyn Strickland. A section representing local arts will also be in the house.

Learning from last year's traffic jam with food vendors, and the mayor's address competing with networking, Go Local will reorganize the flow of the event. Seminars and workshops will fill the Center from 1-4 p.m. From 4-6 p.m. local restaurants and food vendors will serve food and drinks just outside the main room in a happy hour, networking atmosphere. The main program, including the mayor's speech, will commence at 6 p.m. in the main room. Afterward, the local business booths will be open, er, for business.

The Shift Happens event is just one of the many programs Go Local Tacoma has launched to connect local independent businesses to consumers and resources in an effort to build a more prosperous community.

For more information on Shift Happens and Go Local programs, click here.

October 30, 2011 at 10:19am

Occupy Tacoma update

Yesterday Occupy Tacoma - a protest against corporate greed modeled after the version of the Occupy Wall Street ongoing protest that originated, er, on Wall Street in New York - left its occupation camp at 21st and Pacific to marched through the Lincoln District. Photos of the march have hit Flickr here.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Occupy Tacoma gathers for its Sunday general assembly inside the First United Methodist Church of Tacoma. The Movement invites the public to attend these meetings, help shape its future and rail against inequality and the corporate takeover of politics.

Amen, sister.

Next March: Occupy Tacoma will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in front of McKinley Elementary School at McKinley Avenue and East 38th Street. From there, it's off to the U.S. Bank on Pacific Avenue in support of Bank Transfer Day - a nationwide movement encouraging people to transfer their money from big banks to credit unions and smaller community banks.

Weekly Volcano Twitter follower @gohifreannlea posted this video on his Twitter page in the name of Occupy Tacoma.

Filed under: Community, Business, Politics, Tacoma,

October 27, 2011 at 8:18am

MORNING SPEW: Tacoma vs. Spokane, UP Town Center update, worst music video of all time ...

A Chapstick ad featuring a woman's butt made some people unhappy.

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND TODAY >>>

The Importance of Being Earnest Money: University Place Town Center is back on (News Tribune)

Tacoma Vs. Spokane: News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan sends Tacoma self-deprecating care package to a Spokesman-Review columnist. (The Spokesman-Review)

The Terrible Economy Hasn't Pummeled Everyone: Exxon Mobil rode higher oil and natural gas prices to a third-quarter profit of $10.3 billion - a surge of 41 percent from a year earlier. (CNNMoney)

Social Media Shitstorm: ChapStick chaps some hides. (Ad Week)

Will Ferrell Love Fest: Famous people salute the actor. (Vulture)

Happy 60th Birthday: Chattering teeth. (boing boing)

Worst Music Video Of All Time (according to I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution)

October 26, 2011 at 11:17am

PERSON, PLACE OR THING with Steph DeRosa

Ogre Toes cookies made by Kim Alexander of Scrumpalicious Novelty Bakery Arts in Tacoma. Photo credit: Steph DeRosa

OH, YOU CAN EAT THESE >>>

Thing: Edible bakery oddities

Made by: Kim Alexander

Business began: Just this year

Already: Balls to the wall busy

Can't say I'm not: A little creeped out

By: Her creations

That: You're supposed to eat

And: Her giddy attitude

At: Something so wrong

I mean, really: Ogre Toes?

And: Witch's Digits?

Tasting like: Almond or maple?

She's: nuts.

What creeped me out the most in the whole scenario was the sheer pleasure Kim Alexander exuded at the thought of making hundreds upon hundreds of popcorn balls that resembled bloody dragon eyeballs.

Alexander must've had a traumatic childhood.  I can only imagine. At what point in life did she decide it would be a good idea to make something so damn ugly that tastes oh so incredibly delicious? 

Discover the story behind her Scrumpalicious Novelty Bakery Arts here.

Filed under: Food & Drink, Business, Tacoma,

October 24, 2011 at 10:00am

Halloween in the South Sound

Figurine by Jeremy Gregory / Photography by Jason Ganwich

BOO >>>

Halloween is right around the corner, and here at the Weekly Volcano, we appreciate any holiday that offers a chance to dress up, drink up and get down. While we can't be held responsible for outdated costume choices that result in frightening fashion faux pas (hey, you in the Sarah Palin get-up: 2008 called, and it wants its costume back), we do consider it our duty to inform you of all that is scary around the South Sound during the Halloween season.

Everyone has a ghost story: A look at Olympia's spookiest places by Brett Cihon

Haunted Tacoma: A ghost hunter's guide by Paul Schrag

Hauntings and handprints: A look into Olympia Paranormal Research Group by Nikki Talotta

Costume crunch: There's still time to throw something together by Paul Schrag

Blood and cash: The business of Halloween by Brett Cihon

Dark with a heart: Le Noir Bizarre offers a little bit of everything (dark) by Paul Schrag

Aspirations of imitation: Night of the Living Tribute Bands returns for another out-there assembly of the far corners of rock by Rev. Adam McKinney

Rutledge Farm: Twilight Breaking Dawn corn maze

LINK: Search Halloween events in our calendar

Filed under: Holidays, Business, Olympia, Tacoma,

October 21, 2011 at 7:33am

One-Minute Interview: CDA Auction Saturday

Cary Nilson has gathered more than 70 items to bid on at Saturday's CDA Auction.

BIDDING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW >>>

The conversation at Saturday's Cross District Association Auction will undoubtedly center on which Tacoma neighborhood business district might emerge as the next cool place. Or, as real estate agents like to say, an "up-and-coming location." People whom self-identify as urbanites spend a lot of time talking about this sort of thing. Which spots are getting a new coffee shop? What chain of old buildings would be perfect for a restaurant/bar? When the hell will the downtown McMenamins open?

Tacoma may be a city of neighborhoods, but it's even more a collection of commercial districts filled with eateries, coffee shops and entertainment venues like the Dome District, Fern Hill, Proctor, Sixth Avenue, McKinley Hill, Pacific Avenue and South Tacoma, to name a few of the 15 Districts.

The Cross District Association's mission is to make sure all the districts play nice, as well as promote, organize, advocate for, and develop the economy and community found in those districts.

And every year the districts gather for a group hug, raise some money and toss back many drinks, which happens to be this Saturday at C.I. Shenanigans.

I caught up with Cary Nilson, one of the players in this year's CDA Auction, and who has been on the board of several Tacoma business districts.

WEEKLY VOLCANO: After the last drink has been served Saturday, where will all the money raised be stored?

CARY NILSON: Money goes to promote the districts, as well as small business training and advocacy. Of the 15 Tacoma districts, only 11 are active.

VOLCANO: What goals does the CDA have for this coming year?

NILSON: The goals are determined generally at a meeting in January or February with representatives from the districts.

VOLCANO: What can attendees expect at the auction?

NILSON: I We have 74 donors and more than 80 items up for auction. There's a list of auction items at cdatacoma.com, which includes a seven-night stay in Maui, theme dinner for six people, paintball experience for 18 people, dessert auction and more. Shenanigans will serve appetizers, and four wine shops will be pouring. There will also be a large showing of attendees from the Tacoma Police Department.

VOLCANO: Desserts! Tell us about the desserts.

NILSON: The dessert items come from across all districts. The ones that I have acquired come from Gayle Orth Catering, Dulce Cupcakes, McKinley Hill Cafe and Fridays Cookies.

VOLCANO: What's your favorite district?

NILSON: That's a hard one. I am on the board of the Pacific Avenue Business District - though I have spent 10 years with the 6th Avenue District, the district where I also spend most of my spare time. Pacific Avenue has made some major improvements in the past year and more coming. I guess my loyalties are split.

Cross District Association Auction

Saturday, Oct. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $60/person at 253.431.7331
C.I. Shenanigans, 3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma
Website

October 14, 2011 at 9:29am

MORNING SPEW: Super Santorno, new Radiohead, Slutoween ...

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND TODAY >>>

Tacoma School District: Deputy Superintendent Carla Santorno is being groomed. (News Tribune)

"Do That To Me One More Time": TCC music instructor convinced high school girl she could improve her singing by getting herself sexually aroused. www.thenewstribune.com/2011/10/13/1863929/teen-accuses-instructor-of-using.html#ixzz1alzxNcV5" target="_blank">(News Tribune)

Eat This Bank Of America: Credit union pays you to use your debit card. (Main Street)

"I Came Into This World As A Reject": Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit has signed a TV deal to star in a CBS comedy. (Deadline)

Radiohead: Headed into the studio this winter. (NME)

The Mummy Is So 1990s: Welcome to Slutoween. (Jazebel)

Ronly For The Rweak: Taiwanese death metal. (NPR)

Cool: Mixtape of the lost decade. (boingboing)

Wedgie!

Keep your eye on the ball today:

October 8, 2011 at 2:45pm

Are you young and professional?

Spontaneous gatherings are a YPN mainstay. Photo credit: Facebook

MEET YOUR PEEPS >>>

Are you young? Are you professional? Yeah, neither are we, but that doesn't mean we can't tell you about a mixer hosted by the Young Professionals Network of Tacoma-Pierce County Tuesday. If you have a drive to succeed in business AND a passion for serving the community, this is your chance to meet your people.

If you're younger than 40.

The YPN is composed of entrepreneurs and business professionals younger who haven't celebrated their 41st birthday yet. Through a variety of different programs, the group can help you build business networks and community, share resources and experiences, develop professionally through educational opportunities, combine goals for advocacy, contribute to economic development and leverage influence in the county's future.

If you'd like to hang with this cool, young, upwardly mobile set, drop by The Hub Events Space Tuesday night and meet those who have escaped the kids' table to become players in the community.

It's no secret the YPN loves the soccer.

YPN Prospective Members Mixer

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5:30-8 p.m., free admission
The Hub Events Space, 203 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma
Website

September 28, 2011 at 8:30am

MORNING SPEW: Save-A-Lot Used Cart Dealership, Kindle Fire tablet, William Shatner is Iron Man ...

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND TODAY >>>

Look At This Beauty: Hi, I'm Joe Michael with Save-A-Lot right here in beautiful Hilltop Tacoma. Boy do I have a deal for you. For instance, check out this stunning shopping cart, new wheels, look at the shine - it's yours for only $19.99. Come on down and see me. (News Tribune)

Joyce McDonald Had A Motion: E-I-E-I-Overturns veto. (News Tribune)

I Am The God Of Kindle And I Bring You... Fire: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet. (CNN)

TV Will Now Have Less Inapproraite Hair: Any Rooney's final appearanc eon ^0 Minutes will be Sunday. (USA Today)

Truth?: Demi Moore is officially ending her six-year marriage to Ashton Kutcher after he allegedly had sex with a 23-year-old woman in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego last week. (New York Post)

Good Luck To The Cure: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced. (Prefix)

Last Night: Roger Waters and the Foo Fighters rock out on Late Night With Jikmmy Fallon. (stereogum)

William Shatner is Iron Man.

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