The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Local Don’t Drip and Drive campaign wins National Environmental Achievement Award

Pierce and King counties have won the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) National Environmental Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Information and Education for the jointly-managed Don’t Drip and Drive campaign.

The regional Don’t Drip and Drive campaign, which started in spring 2013 and continued into summer 2014, encouraged drivers in the Puget Sound region to identify and fix vehicle leaks in order to reduce the amount of oil and other petroleum-related products that pollute nearby bodies of water, including the… Read More

Historic Preservation Office Announces New Heritage Project Grant

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is announcing a new Heritage Project Grant for 2016. Eligible applicants include non-profits, organized groups, public agencies and educational institutions.

The program is intended to support projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma’s history. Funding can be used for a number of focuses including exhibitions, workshops, events or educational activities and documentation of an artifact or historical site.  Activities receiving heritage funding may be one-time events or a small number of events that are… Read More

Help shape improvements to Foss Waterway Park and Central Park

Metro Parks and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working together to develop plans for Foss Waterway Park and Central Park, and the public is invited to participate in a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at 323 Puyallup Avenue.

Waterway Park is on East D Street at the end of Foss Waterway. A study in 2009 assessed options for converting the existing Berg Scaffolding building or constructing a new facility to serve as a public boathouse on the site. The boathouse would support human-powered watercraft and could include restrooms, picnic facilities, parking… Read More

City Launching New Streamlined Permitting System Jan. 19

In an effort to streamline the permitting process and improve the customer experience, the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services is launching a new online Tacoma Permits system on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

This web-based permitting platform utilizes Accela software and offers a number of efficiencies. Citizens will notice a system change that includes online permit application, online payment processing, permit tracking throughout the entire process and the ability to request an inspection via website or phone. When launched, this new permitting platform will be available… Read More

Learn skills to deal with initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources is hosting a repeat series of the popular “Oh My Gosh – Now What?” The 6-part series of discussions for families and individuals focuses on the initial journey through Alzheimer’s and other Dementias starts on Jan. 13 at the Active Retirement and Senior Club in Gig Harbor. The series covers the warning signs and symptoms, managing behaviors, the disease progress, legal concerns, financial issues and local resources.

There is a brief time when the sky seems to fall in – from that period when people start wondering… Read More

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