The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

The public is invited to a public discussion of the new, controversial public school program called Common Core. The meeting is free and will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the University Place library. The address is 3609 Market Pl., in the Lakewood Town Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Common Core is a new set of nation-wide education standards set to go into place in all Washington public schools next school year. It includes new curriculum and testing, and was adopted by the Washington State Legislature in 2010 before the new standards were fully developed. It… Read More

Seaport preps to open recreational boating exhibit

The Foss Waterway Seaport has announced that its newest exhibit, “Splashback in Time! Recreational Boating Through the Decades,” will open Saturday, June 22.

The exhibit of antique wooden boats, with classic models like Chris Craft, is on loan from members of the Puget Sound Classic Antique Boat Society, and will remain open through the end of the Seaport’s summer season.

“These boats harken back to a different era in boating,” said Interim Executive Director Ken Leonard. “They have lovingly been restored by the Classic Antique Boat Society and we are grateful for their… Read More

Powerfully nuanced acting in Lakewood Playhouse’s staging of “The Importance of Being Earnest” brings to 118-year-old play to the current day without losing its heritage.

Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy, after all, had created the formula of compounding white lies into mistaken identities and fast-talking that pretty much every modern sitcom uses to this day. On one level, the play is a comedy, while on another, it is a biting commentary about social norms told through the adventures of two well-traveled men about town who use fictional “cover stories” to live separate lives… Read More

The dedication of the Allenmore Golf Course and Events Center and Elks Lodge building will be held on June 22 at 5 p.m. The Elks national president will be the honored guest. The first Tacoma Lodge #174 Charity Golf Tournament, which is open to the public, will be held that same morning. All proceeds will benefit the lodge’s charity fund, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Tacoma Elks Lodge #174 has been an active part of our community for more than 120 years. During this time, it has always been the Elks’ goal to support many outstanding community activities. This year… Read More

Cyndi Lauper had plenty of reasons to party Sunday night when she headlined the Pantages Theater. For starters, her Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots,” just racked up a whopping six Tony Awards, putting her just one movie gig away from going full EGOT (she's also got Grammys and an Emmy, but no Oscar -yet.)

Also, her 59th birthday is coming up on June 22, as acknowledged by several “happy birthdays” shouted… Read More

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