The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, May 28, 2016 This Week's Paper
State Farm Awards $20,000 Grant to City’s Summer Jobs 253 Program


For the second consecutive year, State Farm has awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of Tacoma for the Summer Jobs 253 program.

“We thank State Farm for their $20,000 contribution which shows their continued commitment to the youth of Tacoma,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said.  “This annual contribution to Summer Jobs 253 helps our students develop the important skills they will need to be successful at work, home and in our community.”

The grant funding received from State Farm is the largest private sponsorship the Summer Jobs 253 has received to date.… Read More

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation names Alexander as Art Award Winner

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced artist Sean Alexander as the winner of its ninth annual Foundation of Art Award.

Founded in 2008, the Foundation of Art Award is one of the most prestigious regional art awards, designed to recognize the talent and commitment of local artists to the Pierce County community.

As the recipient, Alexander will receive a $7,500 award and create a commissioned art piece for the Community Foundation, to be unveiled in an exhibit in October 2016 at a Spaceworks gallery, which will also feature the work of the other 15 Foundation of… Read More

Economic Showcase on June 1 to draw businesses, developers

Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8 – 11 a.m., at LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. in Tacoma. The event is currently expected to draw more than 150 brokers, developers, investors and tech-savvy businesses.

At the event, there will be remarks from Mayor Marilyn Strickland on the more than $275 million in planned investments from foreign developers, Portland-based brewer McMenamins on plans for… Read More

East Pierce Fire and Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing operational and quality improvement procedures that expedite treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. In 2015, East Pierce was presented the Silver Award.

Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program acknowledges emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and the quality of life for these patients. The Gold Award is presented to agencies that have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement… Read More

Metro Parks set to adopt 6-year plan for recreation and enrichment programs

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma maps out a detailed plan to ensure that its programs, events and attractions keep up with needs and desires in all areas of the park district, which roughly overlaps the City of Tacoma.

The particulars of the latest Mission-Led Comprehensive Program Plan will be unveiled at a Board of Park Commissioners study session at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Metro Parks headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St.

Questions and comments from the public will be welcome after the presentation during the board meeting that follows, as well as on June 13 when initial board action… Read More

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