The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 This Week's Paper
Poetry class for those 50 or better

Are you FAB? (Fifty and Better?) Join Tammy Robacker, 2010-11 Tacoma Poet Laureate and poetry instructor, and other FABulous local seniors and seasoned poets for her adult education fall 2013 poetry class through Metro Parks Tacoma. It starts on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Center at Norpoint. This six-class course runs every other Tuesday until November from 10 a.m. to noon. Get your creative juices percolating reading excellent poems, discussing technique and craft and writing your own poem ideas and drafts. For class and registration information, visit

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The Stadium Way Arterial Project will open Stadium Way to vehicle and bicycle traffic on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4.
Drivers may experience some delays as final tasks such as landscaping, handrail installation, and final cleanup are completed in September and October. Plus, pedestrians will have to wait a little longer for the new handrails to be installed to enjoy the upgraded ADA-accessible sidewalks, benches, garbage cans and other pedestrian street amenities. Yet, City staff are happy with the opening date.
“Our goal has been to get the road open before school begins,”… Read More

Fewer houses are underwater on mortgages

As home values continue to rise, the national negative equity rate, commonly known as being "underwater," continued to fall in the second quarter, dropping to 23.8 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, according to the second quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report. However, millions of homeowners remain so far underwater that it will take years for them to regain equity, even as home values continue their recovery.

Approximately 12.2 million homeowners with a mortgage were in negative equity, or underwater, at the end of the second quarter, owing more on their mortgages than their… Read More

Special Sounder trains to the Washington State Fair

Sounder north and south line trains will serve fairgoers two Saturdays this month; free shuttle service between Puyallup Station and the fairgrounds

Sound Transit’s popular Sounder event trains will serve people attending the Washington State Fair on Sept. 14 and 21, making it easy for north and south sound residents to “Do the Puyallup!” and avoid gas and parking costs. Free shuttle service between Puyallup Station and the fairgrounds will also be provided.

A total of six Sounder trains will operate between Lakewood and Puyallup, with the first leaving Lakewood Station at… Read More

New Tacoma Cards are almost available

The second deck of Tacoma Playing Cards is nearly complete, and Tacoma is getting ready to celebrate their arrival.

On Friday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Old Post Office, 1102 A St., there will be an exhibit of the original artwork and a release party for this custom deck of Tacoma Playing Cards. Participating artists will be in attendance, appetizers, beer and wine, and of course playing cards and great artwork!

What started as a simple idea has evolved into a classic Tacoma collector’s item – Tacoma Playing Cards. The cards feature fourteen well known local artists illustrating… Read More

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