The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, February 07, 2016 This Week's Paper
Pierce Transit seeking public input on 25-year transit options

Pierce Transit is developing a plan for how it will provide public transportation services over the next 25 years. The agency’s Long Range Plan, titled Destination 2040, will become the guide for providing dependable, safe, efficient and fully-integrated public transportation throughout the South Sound. An important part of the process is gathering community input about services and routes the public would like the agency to provide.

To achieve that goal Pierce Transit is hosting open houses in February to share several service scenarios through the year 2040 and get feedback on which…

Strickland to Deliver State of the City Address on Feb. 24

In collaboration with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Marilyn Strickland will deliver the 2016 State of the City Address on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hotel Murano Ballroom (1320 Broadway in Tacoma).

Speaking on the theme, Better Together, Strickland will review major accomplishments of 2015 and share plans for the new year on several topics including economic growth, neighborhood revitalization, transportation, Project PEACE and Tacoma2025.

In addition, Strickland will highlight the 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayors Compact, which challenges…

Mixer for Heritage Organization Professionals on Feb. 6

The City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Elemental Pizza (1702 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma).

This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between local heritage organizations and the Historic Preservation Office. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to share their 2016 programming.

“We’ve been seeing a stronger…

City of Destiny Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Through Feb. 5

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

Eligibility requirements for each of the award categories are available on the current nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches and the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center (Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., 2nd Floor).

The current nomination form, and additional details about the City of Destiny Awards, is also…

“Tiger Boys” will be on exhibit this weekend before move to other zoos

He was just a little guy when he arrived in Tacoma, a 6-week-old, orange-and-black ball of fluff who came from Tulsa to be raised with another young tiger, recently born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The two tigers – both single-cub litters rebuffed by their mothers – were to grow up together, learn tiger behavior from one another and eventually race around forested and grassy exhibit spaces. Chasing. Wrestling. Splashing.

As they’ve matured into adults, they’ve continued to spend a lot of time together, but they’ve also been growing apart – each tiger needing…

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