The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Link to run on extended hours Friday

Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link on Friday, Mar. 29, to accommodate crowds leaving the Bob Seger concert at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at midnight.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Sound Transit buses and Link light rail trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at

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Port CEO to speak at Propeller Club meeting tonight

Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe will give an update on the port Tuesday at the Tacoma Propeller Club’s dinner meeting. Wolfe’s presentation will include an update on the Port’s 10-year strategic plan launched last April and details on the Port’s new bulk business opportunity.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. at La Quinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St. in Tacoma. Cost is $25. Reserve your seat by calling 253-627-0671.

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A collective of arts and urban living groups are working on making Tacoma more beautiful one stitch at a time.

Tacoma Urban Landscaping, Downtown On the Go, Coalition for Active Transportation, 35 Ways to safer streets, Grand Cinema, and the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council have created a walk survey and urban art installation to increase awareness and walkability potentials of the five blocks around 6th Ave. and St. Helens, which is the focal port with an art installation.

This 108-foot-long chain-link fence turned art location now displays the second installation of Tacoma Urban… Read More

Tacoma Arts Commission funds Nine arts organizations, 16 artists

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $255,000 to nine Tacoma-based arts organizations through its Arts Anchor Fund program, and $40,000 to 16 Tacoma artists through its Tacoma Artists Initiative Program. The Arts Anchor Fund program awards range in value from $20,000 to $35,000 each, and the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program awards are $2,500 each. Funding for both programs is for the 2013-14 biennium.

“The arts are an important economic driver and community builder for Tacoma, and assist in building our cultural identity,” said Robin Echtle, chair of the Tacoma Arts Commission.… Read More

Universal Design Workshop shows how to stay at home

People buy homes to suit their practical needs – kids, hobbies, interests, neighborhoods and more. But those needs invariably change over time. In order to stay in a home and enjoy the benefits, careful thought has to be put into making the home livable for the long term.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources, in partnership with Rebuilding Together South Sound, will offer a special workshop to help homeowners start thinking about aging in place. “Universal Design: Aging in Place…Thoughtfully” will show how homes can be comfortable and barrier-free regardless of age and… Read More

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