The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Metro Parks set to adopt 6-year plan for recreation and enrichment programs

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma maps out a detailed plan to ensure that its programs, events and attractions keep up with needs and desires in all areas of the park district, which roughly overlaps the City of Tacoma.

The particulars of the latest Mission-Led Comprehensive Program Plan will be unveiled at a Board of Park Commissioners study session at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Metro Parks headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St.

Questions and comments from the public will be welcome after the presentation during the board meeting that follows, as well as on June 13 when initial board action… Read More

2016 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will recognize excellence and dedication in local historic preservation efforts at the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards on Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. This year’s event is taking place at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub (1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma).

The 2016 Historic Preservation Award recipients are:
Residential Renovation:
Stephanie Goffin - 1415 N. Steele St.
Commercial Renovation:
Foss Waterway Seaport - the Balfour Dock Building
Preservation Planning, Policy,… Read More

Tacoma receives $200,000 from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Tacoma has been selected to receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant dollars.

Working with its partners – Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, Clover Park Technical College and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department – the City of Tacoma will use the EWDJT grant dollars to operate environmental job training programs that provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents in Pierce County.

"Workforce training helps people… Read More

Drinking water at Metro Parks Tacoma passes tests

Metro Parks officials have reported that more than 60 drinking water sources throughout the park district recorded either no lead or minute levels well below public health limits.

Staff members collected samples from water fountains and sinks in buildings and parks where water is intended for consumption. Sites included all of the community centers, sports field complexes, neighborhood parks, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and all areas at Point Defiance Park that are used by students of the Science and Math Institute (SAMI), for example.

Samples were taken from April… Read More

UWT students revamp Knights of Pythias website, May 20 unveiling set

Students at the University of Washington Tacoma have come together to refresh the look of the website for the Knights of Pythias, Commencement Lodge #7 fraternal order in hopes of shining more light on this piece of Tacoma history.
The students, known as the Knight Owls, are excited to announce the completion of the website and to inform Tacomans about this organization born in Tacoma in 1881, which has roots dating all the way back to 1864.

With this revamped website, the Knights of Pythias  can to receive more deserved attention… Read More

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