The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, January 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
City mixer to focus on ‘makers’

Join the City of Tacoma for  held

On the heels of this year’s Etsy Maker City Summit, the next Monday Mixer networking event will focus on Tacoma’s Maker community. Are you an artist, a manufacturer, an inventor, a tinkerer, a designer or someone else creative who makes things?  Then you are a maker and are encouraged to attend this mixer designed to be an informal way to meet other makers, content experts, government representatives and interested parties to share information and build community. The Monday Mixer will be held  at 1120 Creative… Read More

Artists wanted for projects along Prairie Line Trail

The City of Tacoma invites artists and/or artist teams who reside in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia, to submit qualifications for one of four $55,000 commissions to create artwork along a segment of the Prairie Line Trail in downtown Tacoma. Each artwork will provide historic interpretation for an important location or theme along the trail in an artful way. The application deadline is midnight on Thursday, Nov. 10.

“We are excited to see how artists interpret the significance of this historic corridor in an engaging and dynamic way,” said Historic Preservation… Read More

Citizens for a Healthy Bay taps new captain of Bay Patrol

Citizens for a Healthy Bay announced that it has hired Captain Brian Bare of Gig Harbor to manage its historic Bay Patrol Program.

“Bay Patrol is our keystone program at Citizens for a Healthy Bay. Bay Patrol is how we most tangibly serve our community, how we visually gauge the health of our waters, and how most of the community sees our work,” said Melissa Malott, Executive Director of Citizens for a Healthy Bay. “As we focus on developing better data on water pollution and engaging the community in our work, Brian’s experience on and in the water community will be critical… Read More

Canoe Rendezvous set for this weekend

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education and event center, will officially welcome and host the Willits Brothers Canoe Rendezvous, Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct 9. FREE for
all visitors with paid admission to the Foss Waterway Seaport.

“We are delighted to invite and welcome Willits canoe owners, enthusiasts and visitors to the Seaport and tell the intriguing story of two brothers who built some of the finest canoes ever made, and give the public the opportunity to reengage and reconnect with the Tacoma… Read More

Eastbound SR 16 drivers near I-5 can expect delays through spring 2017

Temporary but significant changes are coming for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma, but a similar configuration in 2015 created routine backups on SR 16 approaching I-5.

Weather permitting, on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, the eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through spring 2017. In the event of inclement weather, the changes will be rescheduled.

“Because we’ve used this traffic configuration before,… Read More

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