The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, July 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
Workshop lays out basics of Social Security Disability

In observance of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resources will host an informational presentation about Social Security Disability benefits Tuesday, July 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Area Coalition with Disabilities (TACID), 6315 S. 19th St. in Tacoma. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Refreshments will be served. 

When a family member experiences a long-term disability, it can be disastrous for everyone. When the main source of income is eliminated the repercussions can be felt for years. SocialRead More

JBLM defense artillery regiment returns today

Soldiers assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be reunited with family and friends during a redeployment ceremony at Wilson Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis-North at 5 p.m. today.

Approximately 200 soldiers from three batteries assigned to the 5-5 ADA are scheduled to return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Tacoma to host event on construction jobs

Community and Economic Development Department's Local Employment and Apprenticeship (LEAP) Training Program Office at the City of Tacoma invites community members to a Tacoma Works event on July 27, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Salishan Family Investment Center (1724 E. 44th St., Rooms 101 and 102, in Tacoma) for more information about family-wage job opportunities in the construction field. Workforce development, educational, non-profit, apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship organizations will be present, along with prime contractors and representatives from both the City of Tacoma and the State… Read More

Portland Avenue Community Center input meeting set

Carpenters are busily building forms for the future foundation of Eastside Community Center while shovels, bulldozers and huge dump trucks dig a hole for the 55,000-square-foot building, its state-of-the-art swimming pool, culinary kitchen, gym and sound recording studio.

The second in a series of three public meetings about what that means for the future of Portland Avenue Community Center and Park will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Portland Avenue center, 3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma.

Operating and maintaining the new center will require… Read More

Chamber announces award recipients

Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were nominated as part of the annual New Tacoma Awards.

This year, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in coordination with Presenting Sponsor Click! Cable TV, Venue Sponsor Pacific Grill Events & Catering, and Awards Sponsor NW Etch, honored nominees and recipients at the Chamber Luncheon on Friday, July 14, at the Pacific Grill Events Center. 

The 2017 New Tacoma Awards recipients are:

·        Ghilarducci… Read More

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