The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, May 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Arts Commission Funds 20 Community Art Projects

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in 2016 Arts Projects funding to 20 Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, literary, visual, film, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards ranged in value from $1,000 to $5,000.

“These organizations represent a cross section of the incredibly dynamic, thriving arts community in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. “We are thrilled to be able to support projects that will benefit talented artists and diverse audiences throughout the city.”

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Workshop brings hoarding out from the shadows

Television has made hoarding into prime time entertainment. But hoarding is serious business that can last a lifetime – a mental health disorder that may touch over 1 million people in the US. Often families are torn apart, friends are alienated and marriages suffer. Researches are only now beginning to understand the problem.

Pierce County’s Community Connections Aging and Disability Resource Center and Clutter Cutters, in cooperation with the Pierce/King County Hoarding Task Force, will offer “Hoarding: The Hidden Problem – Exposed,” a presentation on hoarding: the facts and… Read More

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.

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