The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 This Week's Paper
Disposable Bag Restrictions Survey Deadline Extended to Jan. 15

The City of Tacoma has extended the deadline for the disposable shopping bag survey to Friday, Jan. 15. The survey deadline was extended to increase opportunity for members of the public and the business community to provide feedback on this issue. To date over 1,600 people have responded to the online survey, which is accessible from the City’s website.

In an effort to further the sustainability vision of the community, Tacoma City Council may consider placing restrictions on disposable shopping bag use in 2016. The City’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is… Read More

New Fort Nisqually supervisor arrives from Texas in January

Metro Parks Tacoma welcomes Jim Lauderdale, who begins work Jan. 4 after a national search for a new supervisor of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Park.

Lauderdale, a Mississippi native, earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas in 2006. For the past four years, he has managed Nash Farm, a 5.2-acre site dedicated to 19th century Texas prairie life in Grapevine, Texas. About 15,000 visitors annually visit the farm, which features a restored 1869 farmhouse, barn and heritage garden.

Lauderdale is a founder and president… Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Redeeming the Prophetic Vision’ Service set for Jan. 17

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Redeeming the Prophetic Vision 2016 Interfaith Service will be again at Urban Grace – The Downtown Church on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a receeption to follow afterward.  The event aims to recognize the vision of Dr. King by presenting a program that distinguishes itself with an edge of social justice in it's message.  It is open to the general public and is free of charge.  The church is located at 902 Market St. This event is organized by a partnership of The Conversation, Associated Ministries, and Urban Grace Church.

Varied… Read More

New Sonics Guy documentary is on the way

Didn't we just say something about Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon going big time – you know, after he appeared in that funny ESPN spot as one of the Seahawks fans apologizing to Russell Wilson and Ciara? Well, it seems like he was just getting started. Today, Brannon revealed that he's also the subject of a new, Leigh Burmesch-directed documentary, called “Super Fan.”
The film “follows my mission to get a team back,” he announced, via Facebook. “I'm very excited for this… Read More

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Conducts Community Expectations Survey

West Pierce Fire & Rescue is currently conducting a study in regards to the community and emergency services provided.  As a part of this study, a Community Expectations Survey is underway.

The fire district for University Place, Lakewood and Steilacoom would like to ask residents and those who work in the community to take a moment to fill out the survey online.  The results will help to manage expectations and assist in

future planning.  The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFYVYX8.

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