The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
New Webisode Series Focuses on Tacoma’s Creative Culinary Canvas

The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has launched a new webisode series called Inspired Palates.

Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative culinary canvas, which has broadened and diversified over the years to help put Tacoma on the map. It primarily highlights independent Tacoma-based purveyors of craft food or drinks, many of whom incorporate high-quality ingredients based on regional or seasonal availability. It also provides insight into emerging culinary trends in Tacoma, a city… Read More

Video News: Cascadia Rising, Boots2Work, Foothills Trail, more Pierce County News

The topics on Pierce County News for the week of June 9 include:

  • Cascadia Rising exercise tests 30 local agencies
  • County Council gives budget oversight responsibilities to monthly committee
  • Boots2Work military career fair has ready-to-hire jobs
  • Know teen workers’ rights before your teen gets a summer job
  • Cheney Stadium & Tacoma Rainiers to host 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game
  • Construction begins on new addition to Foothills Trail near Buckley
  • Pierce County Parks & Recreation: Eco Adventure Camp registration, Tacoma… Read More
Junk In Your Trunk community garage sale returns

Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. Pierce County Parks and Recreation kicks off its seventh season by hosting four Junk in Your Trunk community garage sales on:

Saturday, June 25
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Sept. 17

Shop for treasures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S. in Tacoma. Admission and parking are free. Concessions will also be available.
Vendors can reserve a spot online or call (253) 798-4141. Spots for sellers are limited to the… Read More

Summer Reading takes off at Pierce County Library

Kids of all ages, from babies to teens—and adults, too—will race to the bookshelves this summer as Pierce County Library’s Summer Reading program kicks off. Participants earn prizes by logging their reading time. All it takes is a free Pierce County Library card. This is the largest summer reading program in the county. Last year, 32,016 Pierce County participants logged more than 11.7 million minutes of reading.

Get started
Registration and reading logs for various age groups are available at Pierce County Library System locations. Need book suggestions?… Read More

Construction Date Set for City Council Chambers Improvement Project

The Tacoma City Council Chambers Improvement Project is expected to begin construction on Wednesday, June 29, with an estimated completion date of Friday, Sept. 30. The chamber has not undergone any aesthetic updates since it first opened in 1979 and audiovisual updates have not occurred since 2007.

During the construction timeline council meetings will be temporarily moved to the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium (3628 S. 35th St., in Tacoma). The first meeting held in the auditorium will be on Tuesday, July 12, at 5 p.m. All council meetings will continue to be held on Tuesdays… Read More

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