The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, January 19, 2017 This Week's Paper

On Tuesday, July 2, the 6th Avenue Farmers Market will be celebrating Independence Day with red, white and blue cookies inspired by fresh produce.
At this kid-friendly event, you can take home your very own edible American flag. Hosted by the Free Range Kitchen, local farms will be donating strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to decorate some freshly baked cookies courtesy of Gageby Farms. Come and enjoy the day, soak up some sun, relax to live music, and nosh on some food patriotism! The market is open 3-7 p.m. and is located at 6th Avenue and Pine Street.

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The powers that be at the Washington State Fair Events Center inform us that the Tomato Assault event scheduled for July 13 has been canceled.

For those of you scratching your heads right now - like we did, initially – an Amazon Local blurb we found on this thing describes it as “a unique event combining live music with inflatables, a beer garden, great food, a costume contest, and a tomato fight with 40,000 pounds of inedible tomatoes.”

Yep, people… Read More

Zombies need not attend cemetery tour

Have you ever stood in an old cemetery and thought, "How I wish these stones could talk"? The Fort Nisqually Time Travelers, a select group of living history re-enactors, had that same thought. Together with the Tacoma Cemeteries and Tacoma Historical Society they invite you to experience Tacoma's history as it comes to life in a unique, fascinating way at the Fifth Annual Living History Cemetery Tour. Nine historic re-enactors will portray people who had an impact on our history as they share their life stories from their grave sites. This year’s theme “Tacoma’s Icons” gives you the… Read More

Gig Harbor’s Paradise Theatre opened the Northwest’s premiere of “Monty Python's Spamalot” on Friday as a way to end its regular season with a hearty helping of British humor all dressed up in outrageous accents. The gig includes flying stuffed cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, mothers who bear a striking resemblance to hamsters and father who apparently smell like Elderberries.

All this and more left the audience with aching sides from laughter.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and nominated for 13 other awards, “Spamalot” pulls from the 1975… Read More

Pierce, Kitsap counties compete to cut costs in Energy Challenge

Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation.

Although the competition was tough, Pierce County came out ahead by reducing the County-City Building’s energy use by 676,344 kBtu in May. This accounted for a significant energy savings of 31 percent, which helped save more than $3,700. For result details click here.

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