The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, June 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Foss Waterway Seaport Launches Summer Season

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially open its doors for the summer season on Sunday, June 19 at noon. Located on Tacoma’s stunning Thea Foss Waterway, the Seaport will open to a special welcome by actors in period dress, free cups of Ivar’s World Famous Clam Chowder, cake-cutting, and live music. Visitors can view exhibits and the heritage boat shop, and take guided tours of the building. The Tacoma Fire Department fire boat and maritime vessels will be at the Seaport docks. Recent improvements at the Seaport include the… Read More

New Webisode Series Focuses on Tacoma’s Creative Culinary Canvas

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has launched a new webisode series called Inspired Palates.

Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative culinary canvas, which has broadened and diversified over the years to help put Tacoma on the map. It primarily highlights independent Tacoma-based purveyors of craft food or drinks, many of whom incorporate high-quality ingredients based on regional or seasonal availability. It also provides insight into emerging culinary trends in Tacoma, a city… Read More

Video News: Cascadia Rising, Boots2Work, Foothills Trail, more Pierce County News

The topics on Pierce County News for the week of June 9 include:

  • Cascadia Rising exercise tests 30 local agencies
  • County Council gives budget oversight responsibilities to monthly committee
  • Boots2Work military career fair has ready-to-hire jobs
  • Know teen workers’ rights before your teen gets a summer job
  • Cheney Stadium & Tacoma Rainiers to host 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game
  • Construction begins on new addition to Foothills Trail near Buckley
  • Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Eco Adventure Camp registration, Tacoma… Read More
Junk In Your Trunk community garage sale returns

Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. Pierce County Parks and Recreation kicks off its seventh season by hosting four Junk in Your Trunk community garage sales on:

Saturday, June 25
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Sept. 17


Shop for treasures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Admission and parking are free. Concessions will also be available.
Vendors can reserve a spot online or call (253) 798-4141. Spots for sellers are limited to the… Read More

Summer Reading takes off at Pierce County Library

Kids of all ages, from babies to teens—and adults, too—will race to the bookshelves this summer as Pierce County Library’s Summer Reading program kicks off. Participants earn prizes by logging their reading time. All it takes is a free Pierce County Library card. This is the largest summer reading program in the county. Last year, 32,016 Pierce County participants logged more than 11.7 million minutes of reading.

Get started
Registration and reading logs for various age groups are available at Pierce County Library System locations. Need book suggestions?… Read More

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