City park goes to the dogs

June 5, 2008

Best in Show Costume Contest winners Tina Kuran (left) and Cameron Devereux pose with Ginzy. Photo by Jules Maas

Lake Boren is the site for nDog, the first event for local canines

On a wet Saturday in early May, the dogs came to Newcastle’s Lake Boren Park to play. It was the city’s first event for dogs and their owners. Read more

Poet writes ode to local coal miners’ baseball past

June 5, 2008

Jay and Elaine Bishop hike along a path near what used to be the Red Town Ball Field for Newcastle coal miners in the early 1900s. Photo Contributed

An award-winning writer has captured Newcastle’s coal mining past. Read more

Newcastle actress appears in Qwest commercial

June 5, 2008


While she’s still looking forward to a plum movie role, Carmela Ramaglia won’t turn her nose up at doing a commercial. The Newcastle actress recently appeared in one for Qwest. Read more

Concerts in the Park series kicks off June 25

June 5, 2008

Chance McKinney, of the country band Nathan Chance and Northcoast, will be among the featured performers at this year’s Concerts in the Park series at Lake Boren Park. Photo by Jim Feehan

A collection of country artists and classic rock bands will be among this year’s Concerts in the Park lineup. Read more

Dancing into the Future

June 5, 2008

Ever wonder what you would think if you could see yourself 10 years into the future? If I had peered into the future May 3, 1998, I would have seen myself in the master bedroom of Gary Payton’s boat! Read more

Sweet new neighbor

June 5, 2008

Sandra Wixon layers chocolate on an Aztec truffle at her store, Sweet Decadence Chocolates, in Newcastle. Photo by Rhonda Madison

Sandra Wixon is an artist, and chocolate is her palette.

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Renton school bond measure wins

June 5, 2008

Voters approve $150 million proposal on second try

The second time is a charm.

The Renton School District’s $150 million construction bond measure was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in the May 20 election. Read more

City finances are 43 percent under 2008 projections

June 5, 2008

Council members question whether staff layoffs are in the future

New forecasts for the city’s budget show that its first-quarter profits for the general fund are down. Read more

Sports park options discussed

June 5, 2008

If you build it, they will come.

That was no more apparent than when 50 people showed up to a June 2 meeting at City Hall to discuss the future of a proposed regional sports park in southwest Newcastle. Read more

Grass roots end-of-life drive

June 5, 2008

Sue Beverly holds her petition seeking more signatures to place an assisted suicide initiative on the November ballot.  Photo by Jim Feehan

Newcastle woman looks to put end of life measure on November ballot

On the hottest day of the year to date, Newcastle resident Sue Beverly was gathering signatures for the so-called Death with Dignity initiative. A straw hat somewhat shielded her from the midday sun as she went about collecting signatures at Issaquah’s Pickering Barn last month. Read more

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