The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, September 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Make wearable art for a good cause

On Saturday, June 22, the incredibly talented Linda Danforth will be holding three jewelry classes with proceeds going to benefit Peace Out. Peace Out is an after school program established to teach youth the importance of civic engagement and social responsibility. Its mission is to create the next generation of leaders, doers and philanthropists. Peace Out believes that our youth have a unique capacity to make a difference in their community and should be empowered, rewarded and encouraged to do so.
This fundraiser is appropriate for ages 10 and beyond of all skill levels… Read More

Imports, exports lead 31 percent gain in Tacoma’s container volumes

Port of Tacoma container volumes inched closer to the 1 million mark in May, posting a 31 percent gain year to date to 758,071 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Both imports and exports continue to grow. Full containerized imports improved 45 percent year to date to 281,145 TEUs, while exports rose 38 percent to 213,482 TEUs.

While container volumes continue to reflect the addition of the Grand Alliance and its associated carriers last July, the volumes also reflect positive year-to-date growth from our established customers. Tacoma's international container volumes would be up… Read More

The public is invited to a public discussion of the new, controversial public school program called Common Core. The meeting is free and will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the University Place library. The address is 3609 Market Pl., in the Lakewood Town Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Common Core is a new set of nation-wide education standards set to go into place in all Washington public schools next school year. It includes new curriculum and testing, and was adopted by the Washington State Legislature in 2010 before the new standards were fully developed. It… Read More

Seaport preps to open recreational boating exhibit

The Foss Waterway Seaport has announced that its newest exhibit, “Splashback in Time! Recreational Boating Through the Decades,” will open Saturday, June 22.

The exhibit of antique wooden boats, with classic models like Chris Craft, is on loan from members of the Puget Sound Classic Antique Boat Society, and will remain open through the end of the Seaport’s summer season.

“These boats harken back to a different era in boating,” said Interim Executive Director Ken Leonard. “They have lovingly been restored by the Classic Antique Boat Society and we are grateful for their… Read More

Powerfully nuanced acting in Lakewood Playhouse’s staging of “The Importance of Being Earnest” brings to 118-year-old play to the current day without losing its heritage.

Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy, after all, had created the formula of compounding white lies into mistaken identities and fast-talking that pretty much every modern sitcom uses to this day. On one level, the play is a comedy, while on another, it is a biting commentary about social norms told through the adventures of two well-traveled men about town who use fictional “cover stories” to live separate lives… Read More

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