The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, March 30, 2017 This Week's Paper
AMOCAT to say goodbye, sort of

Morgan Alexander plans to close the AMOCAT Cafe so he can focus more on his beer-brewing arm, Tacoma Brewing Co.

"Friends, thank you for your support over the past three plus years," he posted on the AMOCAT Facebook page today. "It has been a fun ride and I'm glad I had the chance to fulfill the longtime obsession of running a coffee shop. For me, the best part was meeting so many awesome people. As many of you know, I have been pursuing another longtime obsession: making beer. To this end, I have recently made the not so easy decision to close Amocat and dedicate 100 percent of my time… Read More

Sprinker set to host Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships

See spins, jumps and beautiful choreography during the 2014 Northwest Pacific Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Sprinker Recreation Center from Oct. 5-8.

The championships will feature hundreds of regional skaters, some of whom will compete for a qualifying spot in the 2014 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. Skaters come from Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana.

This is the first time the newly renovated Sprinker Recreation Center and the Lakewood Figure Skating Club have hosted the Regional Figure Skating Championships since 2000. The schedule… Read More

An octopus seems to be hugging temple

A giant octopus and pool of lotus blossoms are bursting from an alley in a Tacoma neighborhood.

Come see the scene for yourself at the dedication of a new mural at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. The artwork is on the temple’s rear wall on Court D near 27th Street, three blocks up from the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Artist Chelsea O’Sullivan has created a magical scene incorporating aquatic, Asian and Buddhist themes. A cherry blossom tree stretches its arms over a serene body of water, where lotus blossoms float and grace the tips of… Read More

Inspired in part by the tragic 2011 shooting death of Billy Ray Shirley – a teen from Tacoma’s Eastside Neighborhood who had been outspoken about the need for healthy, safe activities for local youth – the City of Tacoma has partnered with Metro Parks, the Tacoma Housing Authority and the Tacoma School District to conduct a feasibility study for a new Eastside community center. This study, which is expected to be completed in early 2014, will address service gaps and community needs in the areas of health and recreation activities, social gathering spaces, and educational… Read More

Fun-seekers heading for 6th Avenue’s nightclubs this Saturday night in Tacoma will have help scoring a taxi ride home if they’ve had too much to drink.
The rides - the first 25 of which will be free for groups sharing a ride within Tacoma - are sponsored by the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force and four participating companies: Fair Fares and JR Cab along with Aloha and Alien car service companies.
Taxis will be available in the heart of the popular nightclub area on Pine Street and 6th Avenue where bar-hoppers will be able to get free taxi vouchers… Read More

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