The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has announced the launch of its 20-year anniversary campaign to commemorate its two decades of history and legacy of community support in the Pacific Northwest, with a variety of celebrations this December.

Columbia Bank will grant a total of $20,000 to three charities throughout the bank's footprint in Washington and Oregon. Beginning today, the contest will encourage community members to nominate non-profit organizations in an effort to highlight three deserving groups. The first-place winner will receive $10,000 and two second-place winners will each receive… Read More

Spark causes boat fire

At 8:36 p.m. Nov. 24, Tacoma firefighters from station 1,2,4,9 and 14 responded to the Thea Foss Waterway for a reported boat fire. The first arriving company found a fully involved fire in the cabin area of a 39-foot flying bridge cabin cruiser.

Crews made a quick attack to knock the fire down and were able to contain the fire to the boat of origin. There were no injuries to report and one occupant was displaced in the incident. The cause of the fire was an electrical failure in the connection to shore power ignited combustible paneling on the boat.

The fire resulted in an estimated… Read More

The classic holiday story of transformation and redemption, A Christmas Carol, will be presented in downtown Tacoma in a performance that will be both single and singular.

On Sunday, Dec. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. the Knights of Pythias Hall at 926 ½ Broadway will host a free presentation of Charles Dickens’ ghostly holiday tale with a new twist: three experienced voice performers will read an adaptation of the story annotated by the author himself with some additional text restored from the full version, and only one… Read More

Fire causes extensive damage to NE Tacoma home

At 10:26 p.m. Nov. 21, Tacoma firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 5813 32nd St. NE in Northeast Tacoma.

The first arriving engine company found a fully involved house fire that had vented through the roof of the single story home. Crews took a defensive strategy against the well entrenched blaze and protected two homes nearby exposed to the intense heat and flames.

All of the homes occupants were able to escape safely. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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DASH Center for the Arts Executive Director Candi Hall sent out the following letter to announce some great news concerning the Center’s new home:

Well....it's that time!!!
Our landlords at 1504 MLK have decided we have done enough to bring joy, beauty and life to that corner. Three months ago they asked us to out by November 30th. After all the work we put into that space, we are sad to have to leave.
This Saturday (Nov. 23), will be our last performance event in that space and we would love to see you all come out and support us! Our in-studio recital… Read More

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