Newcastle Elementary School teacher amazed by support after house fire

February 5, 2009

Jessica and Paul Smith have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from neighbors, co-workers and people in the community following a Dec. 21 fire that destroyed their Issaquah home. 

 “Quite simply, it’s overwhelming. It’s a good overwhelming,” said Jessica Smith, a part-time third-grade teacher at Newcastle Elementary School. “We feel so blessed by what everyone has done for us.” Read more

Costume designer is one-woman show for ‘Figaro’

February 5, 2009

Sometimes people have to push themselves to the breaking point so the show may go on.

That’s what happened to Newcastle resident Nancy Horner when she served as the principal costume designer and a chorus singer for Lyric Opera Northwest’s performance of “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) Jan. 15-17. Read more

Shared hoop dreams

February 5, 2009

Hazen, Liberty squads among league leaders 

Airashay Rogers, Hazen freshman, puts up two of her team-high and game-high-tying 16 points despite the double-teaming defense of Liberty’s Danni Sjolander (45) and Breanne Faehnrich in the second quarter. Liberty won, 65-38. Photo by Greg Farrar

Airashay Rogers, Hazen freshman, puts up two of her team-high and game-high-tying 16 points despite the double-teaming defense of Liberty’s Danni Sjolander (45) and Breanne Faehnrich in the second quarter. Liberty won, 65-38. Photo by Greg Farrar

Both the Hazen and Liberty high schools’ girls basketball teams remain among leaders in their respective leagues heading into February. Read more

Newcastle player among bright, young pitchers for Mariners in ’09

February 5, 2009

When players report to spring training later this month, which one of the top Seattle Mariners’ pitching prospects hails from Newcastle?

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Give cross-country skiing a try on Newcastle’s trails

February 5, 2009

My husband Jim and I went cross-country skiing in Newcastle a couple of times during the last snowy period. 

From our home in the Windtree neighborhood, we took the May Creek Trail and the Waterline Trail to Lake Boren Park, and then took the West CrossTown Trail just past the cemetery. At that point, we saw a quartet of teenaged boys sharing two snowboards. That’s a use of Newcastle’s trails I hadn’t contemplated. Read more

CALENDAR

February 5, 2009

Events 

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Feb. 11 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The featured speakers are Sandra Wixon, owner of Sweet Decadence, and Larry Kerson, marketing manager at Regency Newcastle. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-719-8122. Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Pancakes, gift baskets at Hazelwood

February 5, 2009

The Hazelwood Elementary School PTSA presents its annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Bonanza fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 7 at the school’s commons.

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Swooping in with an anti-obesity message

February 5, 2009

Former Seattle Storm encourages students to exercise more, eat right

Former Seattle Storm player Sheryl Swoopes discusses the importance of diet and exercise to prevent childhood obesity during a Jan. 16 assembly at Hazen High School.  By Jim Feehan

Former Seattle Storm player Sheryl Swoopes discusses the importance of diet and exercise to prevent childhood obesity during a Jan. 16 assembly at Hazen High School. By Jim Feehan

Students need to fight the temptation of grabbing a quick bite at fast-food restaurants and exercise more to stem the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, Sheryl Swoopes told a Jan. 16 Hazen High School assembly. Read more

Student projects shine light on art

February 5, 2009

For perhaps the first time in their young lives, the fifth-graders of Newcastle Elementary School became artists, and on Jan. 8 they put their work on display in the school’s commons for classmates and parents.

Their work was part of a schoolwide fifth-grade project, which entailed picking an artist, and then making a poster detailing the artist’s career. Finally, they had to create their own reproduction of one of the artist’s works. Read more

Rotary Club honors McKnight Middle School teacher Erin Hall

February 5, 2009

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Erin Hall, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at McKnight Middle School, was honored by the Rotary Club of Renton as one of its teachers of the month for December. Read more

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