The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, April 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Tacoma Rainiers and the Carol Milgard Breast Center (CMBC) are joining forces for the third year in a row to host “Pink at the Park” this Sunday, Aug. 18 – a Rainiers game devoted to increasing screening mammograms for medically underserved women in the South Sound.
The first 3,000 fans through the gates for the Rainiers 1:30 p.m. game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will receive a limited edition pink CMBC hat to further emphasize the importance of this event designed to increase awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer in our community.Read More

After a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard of Houston, Texas, has been offered the position as the next president of Clover Park Technical College.
Howard most recently served as the executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Houston.
The decision completes an eight-month inclusive and transparent public process, which involved participation from college faculty, staff and students, and community members. Howard will replace Dr. John Walstrum, who has served as president for the past seven years and will retire… Read More

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

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