The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 26, 2016 This Week's Paper

From “Aliens” and “Beverly Hills Cop” to “Mad About You,” Paul Reiser has been a force in American pop culture since the early '80s. This year, he's been getting back to his standup comedy roots with an act he'll bring to Tacoma's Pantages Theatre on May 17. And he checked in with Tacoma Weekly to promote that show yesterday.

Reiser hasn't been very active onscreen… Read More

Thunderfest set at Mount Tahoma

Mount Tahoma High School will hold its third annual Thunderfest from 4-7 p.m. on May 16. Thunderfest is a student showcase that highlights many of the career and technical programs at the school within the format of an arts, science and technology fair.

The event will include a classic Thunderbird car show featuring a special “zentangled” car hand painted by art and design students. Musical performances will be provided by Max Karler’s jazz and band students. Pick up a plant for a belated Mother’s Day present. The student store will be pen.

A student film festival will… Read More

Pierce Library nationally noted by First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Pierce County Library System in a White House ceremony Wednesday.

Accepting the award were community member Jo Cruz and Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh.

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

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Market and Music for Queen Victoria’s Birthday at Fort Nisqually

Period handicrafts and French-Canadian music will be featured May 18, during Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday. The event at the Fort, located in Point Defiance Park, will take place 11 am to 5 pm.

"Visitors can learn 19th century games and play croquet with the Fort's re-enactors," said Mike McGuire, Education Curator. "Festivities also include cannon salutes, musket volleys, and complimentary tea and cookies."

A dozen artisans will be selling traditional arts and crafts in the 19th Century Artisan and Garden Market. The array… Read More

Greater Tacoma Foundation announces $1.5 million to local efforts

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced that its Board of Directors has approved $1,568,812 in grants.

These funds, which are for programmatic and operating use, include Vibrant Community grants, anchor grants, and donor-advised grants approved at its April Board meeting. This brings the year-to-date funding to more than $2.9 million in grants and scholarships for fiscal year 2013.

“Through our individual and collective giving, we’re investing in positive change throughout our community,” said Rose Lincoln Hamilton, President & CEO of The Greater Tacoma… Read More

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