In March, we ran a story about Tacoma indie-rock family Pig Snout flying to the Big Apple to film promotional material for Ludwig Drums, which was releasing its new Pocket Kit for kids. Well, proud dad Justin Tamminga has posted video he shot on set, of 8-year-old Dahlia playing drums with Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, of The Roots and "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" fame. Check it out.
The Daily Mash-Up
Life is anything but “normal” these days for University Place native and 2016 Olympian Andrea Geubelle.
In between the Olympic trials last month, an onslaught of media interviews and last-minute preparations for her trip to Rio on Aug. 2, Geubelle is simply trying to get her body ready for what will prove to be her biggest triple jump competition ever.
“It has always been a life-long goal to be able to compete in the Olympics,” she said. “But I got injured in 2014 and was out of competition for a year and half, so I wasn’t super confident I would even make the 2016… Read More
Join the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, the Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Historical Society as they host the third annual Tacoma History Trivia Night beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. This free event is open to the public and will take place at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub (1904 Jefferson Ave.).
Participants are invited to test their knowledge of state and city history. Fun prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and refreshments are available for purchase.
“We’re so excited to host this night with the Washington… Read More
A coalition of parents, educators, school administrators and civic groups has filed a complaint in King County Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new charter school law, which the Washington Legislature approved earlier this year.
In addition to several other charges, the complaint alleges the new law violates the state constitution by diverting public funding to privately run charter schools that are unaccountable to Washington voters.
In 2015, the Washington Supreme Court overturned a similar charter school law on the same grounds. The new law,… Read More
Change is coming to the People’s Community Center in the way of a sparkling new indoor leisure pool.
So Metro Parks Tacoma is making the most of the transition to evaluate and revise the center’s programs and activities. The goal is to ensure that the various offerings attract users and meet community needs and desires.
“We want to find out exactly what people want,” said Michael Bradley, People’s Community Center supervisor.
To gauge community interests, Metro Parks has compiled a detailed, five-page, household survey, which is posted online. … Read More