Newcastle residents Mack and Zoe Strong to be honored at Childhaven centennial luncheon April 23

March 24, 2009

NEW — 2:10 p.m. March 24, 2009

Former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong and his wife Zoe will receive the Mark Matthews Service to Children Award at Childhaven’s centennial celebration luncheon April 23.

The Mark Matthews Service to Children Award is presented in honor of the Rev. Mark Matthews, who founded the Seattle Day Nursery in 1909. The name changed to Childhaven in 1985.

 

Zoe and Mack Strong

Zoe and Mack Strong

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Newcastle named ‘Tree City USA’ again

March 23, 2009

NEW — 1:35 p.m. March 23, 2009

The city has again been named a “Tree City USA” community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the second year in a row Newcastle has been honored for its commitment to community forestry.

Newcastle met the four standards to become a “Tree City” community: having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

 

At last year’s Arbor Day event in May Creek Park, Aaron Milner (kneeling) was on hand to help plant 300 trees in three hours with other members of the community. — City of Newcastle

At last year’s Arbor Day event in May Creek Park, Aaron Milner (kneeling) was on hand to help plant 300 trees in three hours with other members of the community. — City of Newcastle

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Dental office celebrates senior citizens by offering free dental care

March 23, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. March 23, 2009

Factoria Dentistry is offering free dental care to those 65 and older from Newcastle and Bellevue through Friday.

Factoria Dentistry is located at 4301 Factoria Boulevard S.E., Suite B.

Reach the dental office at 747-8788.

Take Newcastle Elementary School report card survey before Sunday afternoon

March 20, 2009

NEW — 6 p.m. March 20, 2009

Parents with children at Newcastle Elementary School are asked to take part in an online survey about report cards.

The results from all elementary schools in the Issaquah School District will be used to determine if any improvements need to be made to report cards.

The survey closes at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Take the survey here.

YMCA Construction / March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009

City clerk to be sworn in as president of clerks association

March 17, 2009

NEW — 5:15 p.m. March 17, 2008

Newcastle City Clerk Bob Baker is taking over as president of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association.

He’ll be officially sworn in during the group’s annual meeting this week in Ocean Shores. Baker will serve a one-year

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term as president. At the end of the term, he will serve an additional year in the office of past president.

Bob Baker

Bob Baker

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Fred Jarrett to enter race for county executive seat

March 17, 2009

NEW — 11 a.m. March 17, 2008

State Sen. Fred Jarrett, who has been considering running for county executive in November, said he’s entering the race.

Two Metropolitan King County Council members – Larry Phillips and Dow Constantine, both of Seattle – announced earlier this year they were entering the race to replace Ron Sims as county executive.

Jarrett said he’d offer voters an alternative to a Seattle-based politician for the executive post.

 

Fred Jarrett

Fred Jarrett

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Liberty drill team prepares for March 27 state meet

March 11, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. March 11, 2009

The Liberty High School Drill team is going through its routines with military-like precision. On a late afternoon in February, the team rehearses in the commons at nearby Maywood Middle School.

The team is the proverbial stepchild when it comes time to reserving time at Liberty’s gym. So, the nomadic band of performers practices at Maywood, Briarwood and Maple Hills elementary schools.

“Because drill and pom are not considered a sport, it’s an activity, we have no priority on gym time,” said Laura Gawler, the first-year coach of the team. “We’re even behind select basketball teams.”

The Liberty High School Drill Team at a recent practice. — By Jim Feehan

The Liberty High School Drill Team at a recent practice. — By Jim Feehan

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Three-wheeled car is ready to go

March 6, 2009

Local  company’s  EMC3 Commuter vehicle gets 60 mpg

 Joner  takes the EMC Commuter for a spin along Newcastle Way. By Jim Feehan

Joner takes the EMC Commuter for a spin along Newcastle Way. By Jim Feehan

Could motorized tricycles be the mode of transportation for the 21st century commuter? Read more

Coal Creek project is in homestretch

March 6, 2009

Parkway to open in July in Newcastle, Renton 

The Coal Creek Parkway road construction project is about 80 percent complete, much to the delight of tens of thousands of motorists who use the thoroughfare daily.

The bridge should be complete by early June, and the entire project is still scheduled to open on time and under budget in mid-July. Read more

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