The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
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

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich Wetzel issued a press release over the weekend outlining a decline in sponships for the event, which was scheduled to take place on July 30 in South Tacoma.
“Based on the sponsorship minimum it takes to produce the festival, sadly I have to let everyone know we are canceling the Saturday, July 30th 2016 date for what would have been the 14th annual Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival,” he writes in a press release issued over the weekend.
“At this point I just want to take some time off and re-evaluate… Read More

New station at Freighthouse Square set to open in 2017

Washington's passenger rail improvements are moving full steam ahead with a new station in Tacoma's historic Freighthouse Square just around the corner. Construction on the new Tacoma Amtrak Cascades Station starts next month, following a contract award to low-bidder Garco Construction, Inc., Spokane, this week.

The $10.3 million station is a key component of the Washington State Department of Transportation's Cascades High-Speed Rail Program, a federally funded program designed to improve passenger rail throughout the Amtrak Cascades corridor in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

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Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger with Annual Food Drive on Saturday

Letter Carriers will help stock the shelves of food banks in Pierce County with their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 14.

This national event is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to join together to see that no person goes hungry in our community. Pierce County letter carriers partner with Emergency Food Network (EFN) and area food banks to collect more than 300,000 pounds of food during the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive every year.

Each address in the county will receive a bag, but there is no limit to the amount of bags residents… Read More

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