The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Volunteers needed to stuff backpacks

Next Thursday, Aug. 22, the Tacoma School District bus will be driving around town picking up school supplies and donations. This drive is to help give kids a jump-start on getting ready for school and will help level the playing field for even our most impoverished children and their families.
About 50 volunteers are needed to help sort and stuff backpacks on Friday, Aug. 23 at Mt. Tahoma High School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please help recruit volunteers for this day by posting something at your workplace or on your Facebook page.
If you haven’t participated in this event before… Read More

Work begins on Prairie Line Trail

Work on the Prairie Line Trail – UW Tacoma Station, the linear urban park that will run through campus from 17th to 21st streets, has started. Construction fencing has been installed all along the path of the former BNSF Railway track that saw its last rail service in 2003.

When the Prairie Line Trail project is completed early next year, the campus will be transformed with new open space that uniquely integrates into the existing campus design. This is the first portion of a planned trail for pedestrians and bicyclists that will extend through south downtown, from the Thea Foss Waterway… Read More

Tacoma Selected to Host FILM FORWARD

Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has announced that "FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue" will host free public screenings of eight films for the first time ever in Tacoma. These films are: Town of Runners, the Light in Her Eyes, Chasing Ice, the Loving Story, Bones Brigade, Valley of Saints, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Under the Same Moon. The film tour will take place Sept. 3 – 7, with moderated discussions following each screening, and filmmakers Julia Meltzer (The Light in Her Eyes) and Jerry Rothwell (Town of Runners) will be… Read More

Large brush fire on Tacoma’s Eastside

At 2:30 p.m. today Tacoma firefighters from stations 2,4,10,12,15 and Central Pierce 6-3 responded to a reported brush fire at East 44th St and "T" Street.

The first arriving companies found an approximately 250 x 350 fast moving brush fire in a once developed area behind the Salishan neighborhood and Lister Elementary on Tacoma's Eastside. Crews surrounded the fire that was burning in tall grass, scotch broom bushes and trees using handlines and fire engine deck guns, eventually containing the blaze to an area of about 300 x 600. TFD's water tender unit was brought in to assist with… Read More

At the core of Tacoma buzz band Furry Buddies is agro punk-metal trio C.F.A. They were among the bands to rock the main stage at Music and Art in Wright Park on Saturday; and who knew they were this funky?

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