Elementary report cards changed

January 2, 2009

Elementary report cards may look a bit different then they have in the past. For the past three years, school district officials have been

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Hazen student to meet Obama through youth program in March

January 2, 2009

A Hazen High School student has been selected to represent Washington state in the U.S. Senate Youth Program this

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Rotary clubs honor students of the mont

January 2, 2009

The Renton and Issaquah Rotary clubs recently honored the following pupils as their

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Renton School Board wants applicants for position representing Newcastle

January 2, 2009

Want to apply?

Go to www.renton.wednet.edu to see a timeline for the process and download an application, or call 204-2345.

 

The Renton School Board is looking for a new member to represent Newcastle and surrounding communities, after Read more

Schools foundation director to step down

January 2, 2009

After nearly 10 years, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is looking for new leadership.

Robin Callahan, the foundation’s executive Read more

Editorial

January 2, 2009

Celebrate new year by helping others

Things are tight, but most Newcastle residents still had some presents under the tree or near the menorah last month. Now is the time to remember those in greater need. 

The New Year is a good time for establishing resolutions. One such resolution can be to think about sharing with those who need a helping hand. That can come in the form of cash or food donations. It can also come in the form of volunteering. 

Newcastle residents as a whole are among those families in a position to share, and many have and will continue to do so. Few have been on the receiving end of charitable gifts — but this year might be different.

One Newcastle woman called Issaquah Church and Community Services for assistance two days before Christmas. The snow had kept her from work for a week and now she didn’t have enough to pay the rent. And the cupboards were bare.

The Hopelink food bank in Redmond and the Renewal Food Bank near Factoria are both available to Newcastle families in need.

Newcastle families are still living a good life, relatively speaking. We have no doubt that most are generous with what they have. For Newcastle families making donations, the only real question is which charity to support, which one can make a real difference in the lives of others.

These agencies do good work helping others help themselves. We recommend local tax-deductible donations to:

Hopelink — Food, shelter, homelessness prevention, child development, transportation and adult literacy education. Donate online at www.hope-link.org. Mail checks or drop off food donations to 16225 N.E. 87th St., Suite A-1, P.O. Box 3577, Redmond, WA 98073. 

Renewal Food Bank — Established in 1998, Renewal Food Bank serves the hungry in East King County. Since its opening, Renewal has fed more than 100,000 people and continues to feed about 175 families each week. Mail checks or drop off donations to 2015 Richards Road, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The majority of Newcastle residents may not need the food banks often, but they exist for those who do. We hope Newcastle residents will take a few minutes to count their blessings and consider a year-round gift to community agencies nearby.

Letters to the editor

January 2, 2009

Many thanks to our letter writers

As your community newspaper, we do our best to keep you informed. Many times, however, the process works in Read more

COMMUNITY

January 2, 2009

Events 

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Jan. 14 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The featured speaker is Read more

Tutors sought for Hazelwood Elementary School program

January 2, 2009

Hazelwood Elementary School is looking for volunteers to work with students in its

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Winter blankets region in snow

January 2, 2009

Traffic snarled, school districts closed

Karina and Lucas Fluegge, of Newcastle, sled on a hill in Lake Boren Park last month. By Dan Hubbell

Karina and Lucas Fluegge, of Newcastle, sled on a hill in Lake Boren Park last month. By Dan Hubbell

A fierce winter storm struck Newcastle and Western Washington with a blast of snow Dec. 18, causing an icy commute that snarled morning rush hour Read more

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