The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 This Week's Paper
Happy “Louie Louie” Day!

Technically, it's tomorrow since the Washington State Senate declared April 12 "Louie Louie" Day back in 1985. But many fans celebrate early since today is the birthday of the late, great Richard Berry, the guy who wrote the original doo-wop version of the song in 1957.

The Kingsmen may have ridden the song to international stardomRead More

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

Get ready, baseball;
Rainiers opener weekend stretch;
Rain could dampen that.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are… Read More

PC librarian gets top nod

Thousands of children, parents and child care providers throughout Pierce County know Susan Anderson-Newham is amazing, now Library Journal has made it official. This spring Library Journal named Anderson-Newham a Mover & Shaker, a highly sought and prestigious award that recognizes emerging library leaders from around the world.

Anderson-Newham is the early learning supervising librarian at Pierce County Library System. She develops and implements early learning classes and materials for parents and child care providers.

“Nominating Susan was obvious,” said Neel Parikh,… Read More

Fife’s 70th Avenue Construction Notice

On Monday, April 15, Totem Electric is scheduled to “cut over” the traffic control signal at the intersection of 70th Avenue and 20th Street. Traffic flow through the intersection will be manually signaled by a Fife Police Officer.

Backups are expected so we encourage the public to use alternate routes. Once the new traffic signal is on-line and operational, Totem will remove the old signal.

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Comedian Christopher Titus is on his way to Tacoma Comedy Club where he'll headline five big shows, at 8 p.m. on April 11, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. on April 13 and 13.

We ran a related Q & A in last week's paper, and here is an audio outtake from our interview in which the comedian explains why he loves trying out new material in the Northwest - and,… Read More

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