The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
UWT graduates students at high school math and science program

Contrary to “received wisdom,” middle and high school students love math and science.

At least, that’s the conclusion one draws at the end of the three-week Math Science Leadership program that has occurred every summer for the last 10 years on the UW Tacoma campus.

More than 100 middle- and high-schoolers just completed the 2013 MSL experience, a three-week intensive day camp meant to turn students on to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

A graduation ceremony was held on Friday, July 26. Starting in Gillenwater Plaza, in front of Snoqualmie… Read More

Pirates of Penzance opens on LDS stage

The family-friendly comedy by Gilbert & Sullivan, "Pirates of Penzance" has it all. There is singing, dancing, sword fighting, and more than its share of pirates and damsels. And its playing free at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1102 S. Pearl St. in Tacoma.

The show opens this weekend and continues with performances through Aug. 3.

The quick-witted tale is directed by Erin Guinup and comes with a live orchestra and 40 actors from throughout the Puget Sound.

"Pirates of Penzance" tells the story of a pirate apprentice named Frederic, who decides… Read More

Pierce County fire safety Burn Ban in effect

Given the dry conditions, a Phase 1 fire safety burn ban has been instituted in Pierce County. All outdoor burning is prohibited, except for recreational fires, fires in barbecues and other cooking appliances, outdoor fireplaces and campfires in approved pits.

Additionally, in the City of Tacoma:
Burning yard waste, household garbage and building materials (i.e. scrap wood, paint, vinyl flooring, roofing, and carpet) is always prohibited.

Recreational fires are allowed – must use clean fuel, the fires have to be less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet height and 25 feet… Read More

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway rehabilitation complete

The runway at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor reopened July 28, after being closed for 10 nights for the final phase of its rehabilitation. Crews grooved the runway for improved traction and applied final markings to the runway and connector taxiways.

During earlier phases of the rehabilitation, which started April 29, crews reduced the width of the runway, added new signage, and repaved the runway, among other improvements.

The runway’s width was reduced from 150 feet to the Federal Aviation Administration’s standard of 100 feet for airports of this type. The runway length… Read More

Join VeloFemmes, a local group of Tacoma women having fun and riding bikes together, on Thursday, Aug. 1 to see pictures and hear stories from several women’s amazing travels by bicycle. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 2nd Cycle, Tacoma’s Community Cycle Center (1314 MLK Way). VeloFemmes is a women-focused group, but all are welcome.
There are many approaches to bike touring – traveling by bicycle – but whether it’s for a night or a month, whether you carry a tent or sleep in hotels, and whether you ride on roads or backcountry trails, everyone who… Read More

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