The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation names Alexander as Art Award Winner

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced artist Sean Alexander as the winner of its ninth annual Foundation of Art Award.

Founded in 2008, the Foundation of Art Award is one of the most prestigious regional art awards, designed to recognize the talent and commitment of local artists to the Pierce County community.

As the recipient, Alexander will receive a $7,500 award and create a commissioned art piece for the Community Foundation, to be unveiled in an exhibit in October 2016 at a Spaceworks gallery, which will also feature the work of the other 15 Foundation of… Read More

Economic Showcase on June 1 to draw businesses, developers

Highlighting recent and planned developments, as well as opportunities for developers and investors, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department will host an Economic Showcase on June 1, from 8 – 11 a.m., at LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. in Tacoma. The event is currently expected to draw more than 150 brokers, developers, investors and tech-savvy businesses.

At the event, there will be remarks from Mayor Marilyn Strickland on the more than $275 million in planned investments from foreign developers, Portland-based brewer McMenamins on plans for… Read More

East Pierce Fire and Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing operational and quality improvement procedures that expedite treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. In 2015, East Pierce was presented the Silver Award.

Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program acknowledges emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and the quality of life for these patients. The Gold Award is presented to agencies that have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement… Read More

Metro Parks set to adopt 6-year plan for recreation and enrichment programs

Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma maps out a detailed plan to ensure that its programs, events and attractions keep up with needs and desires in all areas of the park district, which roughly overlaps the City of Tacoma.

The particulars of the latest Mission-Led Comprehensive Program Plan will be unveiled at a Board of Park Commissioners study session at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Metro Parks headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St.

Questions and comments from the public will be welcome after the presentation during the board meeting that follows, as well as on June 13 when initial board action… Read More

2016 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will recognize excellence and dedication in local historic preservation efforts at the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards on Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. This year’s event is taking place at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub (1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma).

The 2016 Historic Preservation Award recipients are:
Residential Renovation:
Stephanie Goffin - 1415 N. Steele St.
Commercial Renovation:
Foss Waterway Seaport - the Balfour Dock Building
Preservation Planning, Policy,… Read More

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