The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 This Week's Paper
Unattended candle ignites house fire on S. 37th Street

At 9:34 p.m. Nov. 4, Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,4,7,8,9,11 and 17 responded to a reported house fire at 1201 S. 37th St. The first arriving engine company found smoke and flames showing from the basement of the 2,600-square-single family home functioning as a group boarding home.

Crews attacked the fire with handlines and conducted a thorough search of the structure to confirm no one was trapped in the blaze. Initial reports were that one occupant had reentered the house and was missing. However, it was eventually determined that all 11 occupants of the residence were able to… Read More

News Haiku: Art at Work

The masses have spoken. The News Haiku is back for the month of November to celebrate Art at Work month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku.

Seahawks heart attack;
Pothole Pig takes center stage;
Chilly election.

Now you try it: American haiku consist of 17 “ons” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on” are not the same, but this is Tacoma so we make our own rules. Use of three… Read More

Next step for Sound Transit

Now is the time to help decide where Sound Transit services expand after current voter-approved projects are complete in 2023.

Voters in Central Puget Sound approved the formation of Sound Transit to develop a high-capacity transportation system for the region, where about 40 percent of the state's residents live. The Long-Range Plan is the vision for how the system should grow over many decades.

Sound Transit is asking the public to help update the LRP as part of preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS). This important process will identify public priorities… Read More

Constellation Art Gallery will be hosting a Ladies Night Event on Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m., an evening of shopping for fine arts, gifts, décor and jewelry by local and regional artists. A suggested donation of $10 per person is requested with all proceeds going to “Planting Seeds Charity,” which will feed needy families in Tacoma Public Schools.
 Meet the wonderful representatives of the prestigious fragrance line Jo Malone - London, Tacoma, that will be present at the gallery with their products for you to enjoy. Gift items will be available from Joe Malone-London to purchase at this event.… Read More

Art at Work Month starts today

Nov. 1 is finally here – the first day of Tacoma’s 12th annual Art at Work Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes more than 400 community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages taking place every day throughout the month. Programming includes music, theater and dance performances; visual art exhibits; film screenings; literary readings; lectures; cultural events; and workshops. All events are open to the public and many activities are free.
Information about the 400+ Art at Work Month events and programs can be found online… Read More

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