The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Arts Commission funds Nine arts organizations, 16 artists

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $255,000 to nine Tacoma-based arts organizations through its Arts Anchor Fund program, and $40,000 to 16 Tacoma artists through its Tacoma Artists Initiative Program. The Arts Anchor Fund program awards range in value from $20,000 to $35,000 each, and the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program awards are $2,500 each. Funding for both programs is for the 2013-14 biennium.

“The arts are an important economic driver and community builder for Tacoma, and assist in building our cultural identity,” said Robin Echtle, chair of the Tacoma Arts Commission.… Read More

Universal Design Workshop shows how to stay at home

People buy homes to suit their practical needs – kids, hobbies, interests, neighborhoods and more. But those needs invariably change over time. In order to stay in a home and enjoy the benefits, careful thought has to be put into making the home livable for the long term.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources, in partnership with Rebuilding Together South Sound, will offer a special workshop to help homeowners start thinking about aging in place. “Universal Design: Aging in Place…Thoughtfully” will show how homes can be comfortable and barrier-free regardless of age and… Read More

Because of a fatality this morning at a Port of Tacoma terminal, operations will be shut down until 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 26. The cause of death is currently under investigation.

The accident is the second work-related death on the tideflats this month.

Update at 11:45 a.m. Monday: The death this morning at a Port of Tacoma terminal does not appear to be the result of an industrial accident. According to the coroner, it is a probable cardiac-related death. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Pierce County Library holds card design contest

Young people will put forth their best artistic efforts to create the next Pierce County Library cards during the Library’s card design contest.

“This contest is a great opportunity for aspiring artists to feature their creative talents,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for the Library System. “Their artwork will go into the hands, pockets and wallets of people all over Pierce County, because we issue tens of thousands of library cards a year.”

The free card design contest runs from Monday, April 8, through Friday, May 3. Any student in grades K-12 living or attending… Read More

FAA to close contract control tower at Tacoma Narrows Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration’s contract control tower at the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor will close this spring as the FAA implements the budget sequestration.

On March 22, the FAA notified Pierce County, which operates the airport, that the tower is one of 149 contract towers that will close around the country. The FAA will begin a four-week phased closure of the towers on April 7. The date of the Tacoma Narrows Airport tower closure has not yet been announced.

“It is unfortunate that this valuable service will no longer be available to our customers,” said… Read More

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