The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 This Week's Paper
New compactors reduce waste and increase efficiency at Pierce County facilities

In an ongoing effort to support sustainability and resource conservation, Facilities Management has installed solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units at two Pierce County facilities.

The units are powered by a solar panel, which utilizes a renewable energy source to run a compactor inside the container. Compacting the waste in the units allows custodial staff to reduce the number of garbage pickups, which saves time and resources for Pierce County. The compactors also enable the consolidation and reduction of existing trash cans at each site, which decreases the high number…

Saturday, Feb. 16, marks the first READ with a Daffodil Princess event of 2013.

In their initial appearance as Daffodil Princesses, each will read a few of their favorite books, answer questions and spend time with the children of Pierce County. This first round is limited to 11 libraries, due to the availability of some Pierce County locations. The next READ with a Princess is scheduled for March 16.

Appearing at the following libraries at 11 a.m.:
Gig Harbor - 424 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor;
University Place - 3609 Market Place W, University Place;

Members of two of metal’s biggest bands are bringing their solo acts to Tacoma’s Backstage Bar & Grill, promoters announced via Facebook.

First up is Korn bassist and founding member Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who will headline the club - located at 6409 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma - on March 8. He dropped out of Korn’s European tour last year to be with his wife, Dena, for the first of their second child.

Over the years, he’s been involved with various side projects including Fieldy’s Dreams, a rap group…

Alice in Chains album title revealed

Today, Alice in Chains revealed the title of their forthcoming album, which will be called “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.” The disc – the band's second since coming back with William DuVall on lead vocals, in for the late Layne Staley – will be released in May. A related tour is scheduled to kick off on April 25 in Miami Beach, but there's no Seattle date on the itinerary just yet. Stay tuned.

Harmon Brewing Company will debut a new beer in honor of the recent re-opening of the Murray Morgan Bridge, on Tacoma's 11th Street, and its 100th anniversary, which is Friday, Feb. 15.

Beginning Valentine's Day, the Harmon's 11th Street India Pale Ale will be served at Harmon Tap Room, Harmon Hub, Harmon Brewery, Rock the Dock, Pacific Grill, Office Bar & Grill, the Swiss Tavern, Meconi's Pub & Eatery, the Parkway Tavern, the Melting Pot,…

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