The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, December 05, 2016 This Week's Paper
Changes are in the works at Owen Beach

New restrooms, a children’s playground and a second picnic shelter are among proposed changes on the Metro Parks Tacoma drawing board for Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.

The public is invited to consider and discuss plans for the $4.6 million project at a 6 p.m. workshop Dec. 7 in the Point Defiance Park Pagoda. During the session, three schematic designs will be unveiled; everyone is encouraged to make suggestions.

“We’re not out to make dramatic changes at Owen Beach. The goal is to make beach… Read More

Contest: So ugly they are awesome? Send us your sweater pics!

The holiday season will soon be here in all its festive glory, with the sights, smells and sounds of the season – so we might as well have a little fun since there will be plenty of stress to go along with the blessings, right?

And what’s more fun than an ugly sweater contest?

We want your photos. Send us a photo of the ugliest holiday sweater you have on hand. Yes, ugly pet sweaters count, but only their human minions are eligible to win.

We will post them on Facebook on Nov. 25 and let people vote on the ugliest of the ugly our readers have to offer. The one with the… Read More

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PSE to hold open house regarding LNG plans

Puget Sound Energy will be holding an open house event Nov. 21st to discuss its liquefied natural gas plant.

The information event follows in the wake of multiple requests for an open conversation about the controversial project, including calls from Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Councilmembers Victoria Woodards and Ryan Mello. Attendees will be able to visit a series of stations that will go in-depth on various aspects of the facility.

The 8 million gallon project, which is scheduled for completion in 2019, will produce around 250,000 gallons of LNG daily to… Read More

Urban Grace selected for national grant program

The historic Urban Grace church in Tacoma has been selected to participate in a national grant-making program. The church will receive a planning grant and in-kind professional services leading to the opportunity to access up to $250,000 in capital grants.

The award comes as part of a $14 million National Fund for Sacred Places announced by Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to assist aging churches in need of repair and restoration. The Fund will provide up to $250,000 in capital grants, in addition to planning grants and an array of services,… Read More

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