The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Junk In Your Trunk community garage sale returns

Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. Pierce County Parks and Recreation kicks off its seventh season by hosting four Junk in Your Trunk community garage sales on:

Saturday, June 25
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Sept. 17

Shop for treasures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Admission and parking are free. Concessions will also be available.
Vendors can reserve a spot online or call (253) 798-4141. Spots for sellers are limited to the… Read More

Summer Reading takes off at Pierce County Library

Kids of all ages, from babies to teens—and adults, too—will race to the bookshelves this summer as Pierce County Library’s Summer Reading program kicks off. Participants earn prizes by logging their reading time. All it takes is a free Pierce County Library card. This is the largest summer reading program in the county. Last year, 32,016 Pierce County participants logged more than 11.7 million minutes of reading.

Get started
Registration and reading logs for various age groups are available at Pierce County Library System locations. Need book suggestions?… Read More

Construction Date Set for City Council Chambers Improvement Project

The Tacoma City Council Chambers Improvement Project is expected to begin construction on Wednesday, June 29, with an estimated completion date of Friday, Sept. 30. The chamber has not undergone any aesthetic updates since it first opened in 1979 and audiovisual updates have not occurred since 2007.

During the construction timeline council meetings will be temporarily moved to the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium (3628 S. 35th St., in Tacoma). The first meeting held in the auditorium will be on Tuesday, July 12, at 5 p.m. All council meetings will continue to be held on Tuesdays… Read More

RedLine Tacoma releases comment regarding lawsuit against water initiatives effort

RedLine Tacoma, a community effort that sprung up in protest against the now-dead proposal for building the world's largest natural gas-to-methanol plant in the world on the tideflats, released a statement regarding the Port of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County filing a lawsuit to stop the signature-gathering effort that would put two initiatives on future ballots that would call for a public vote on projects that use more than a million gallons of water a day.

"The actions and statements by the Port of Tacoma, The Tacoma-Pierce… Read More

Metro Parks staff member named Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year

Kalayah DeGregory has the dazzling smile of a born celebrity, plus the contagious energy and gift of gab of a motivational speaker. These are among the traits that make her a great ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, which chose her as its 2016 Youth of the Year.

She’s no less valuable to Metro Parks, both as a reliable member of the Metro Parks Summer Playground team and working in the after-school program at Stewart Middle School, where she teaches dance. She’s danced since she was 8 and enjoys hip hop, ballet, jazz and lyrical or contemporary performance.Read More

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