The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Free walks this summer lead families through nature

The Tacoma Nature Center offers a rotating series of weekly walks Saturdays at seven different parks. At Point Defiance Park, guided walks now take place monthly and will be conducted weekly in the summer. All are free and last about an hour.

While many of us are comfortable and familiar with manicured Metro Parks landscapes, fewer enjoy the option of hiking along the unpaved trails that wander through the woods and around waterways. Guided… Read More

Tacoma awarded $40,000 in NEA funding

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for Fiscal Year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $40,000 to the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, to develop and implement a project called Public Art: Public Action.

Public Art: Public Action is a context-based training program for Tacoma artists of all disciplines. Through this program, a cohort of artists will convene to learn more about the Tacoma Mall… Read More

City’s low-interest business loans available through Sept. 1

The City of Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority to offer low-interest financing for small businesses looking to establish and grow in Tacoma. The financing comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and is made available to Tacoma’s small business owners through a small business revolving loan fund program.

“Tacoma takes pride in its small business community and we enjoy helping small businesses create and retain jobs,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “Their success is our success. We are particularly interested… Read More

Bag lunches will be distributed at eight sites in Tacoma, Fife

Metro Parks Tacoma has announced the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children as part of the Summer Playground Program that will take place June 19 through Aug. 25. Meals will be made available at no charge to any attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All lunches meet or exceed USDA standards for nutrition and are provided first-come first serve starting at noon. Each day, meals will be provided until 1 p.m. or until supplies run out. In addition to the six program sites, Metro Parks offers meals-only at two additional sites.

The Summer Playground… Read More

TPU launches women’s resource group

Nearly half of the women who work for Tacoma Public Utilities gathered recently to participate in a new resource group designed to support women in the workplace. Just over a quarter of Tacoma Public Utilities’ employees are female.

The group, called Women's LINC (lead, inspire, connect), aims to help women who work for the utility build their skills, find opportunities for career growth and network with other professionals. Ideally, the group will also help attract more women to the organization and the industry.

"A small group of women started meeting informally, and we… Read More

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