Popular seasonal fruit stand returns

April 30, 2009

Joanna Bifone looks at pineapples and mangoes April 18 at the Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand, on the first weekend of its 17th season at the corner of Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast. By Greg Farrar

Joanna Bifone looks at pineapples and mangoes April 18 at the Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand, on the first weekend of its 17th season at the corner of Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast. By Greg Farrar

For Diane Wells, it’s not springtime without the Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand. Read more

Newcastle racer to participate at 24 Hours of Le Mans

April 30, 2009

Actor Patrick Dempsey also in  fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

Don Kitch Jr. (right), of Newcastle, speaks with actor Patrick Dempsey at the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event.  Contributed

Don Kitch Jr. (right), of Newcastle, speaks with actor Patrick Dempsey at the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event. Contributed

After conquering the 24 Hours of Daytona and raising more than $3 million for Children’s Hospital, Newcastle’s Don Kitch Jr. has been invited to participate in the most prestigious endurance race in the world this summer — the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read more

Top picks for veggies in our area

April 30, 2009

You’re just bursting at the seams, aren’t you? You want to get those seeds and seedlings out there, so they’ll just jump out of the ground. Well, hold back.

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Economy forces Renton IGA closure

April 30, 2009

The Renton IGA Foods grocery store shut its doors last month, the victim of the now two-year-old recession.

Owner John Lowney said that beginning in mid-January the store had sales drop by 15 percent, and they never recovered. Read more

Retired accountant ready for Peace Corps trip to Botswana

April 30, 2009

Connie Czepiel has been retired for a few years, and lately she’s been looking for something different to do.

That urge, reinforced by interests she’s harbored over time, led her to the Peace Corps. Read more

Hazen High School teacher receives chamber award

April 30, 2009

Vanessa Del Fierro, a language arts teacher at Hazen High School, was among five Renton teachers winning this year’s Renton Chamber of Commerce Ahead of the Class Excellence in Education Awards.

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Get green rebates with energy-saving upgrades

April 30, 2009

In these tough economic times, there are ways for families pinching pennies to reap the benefits of saving money through going green.

The first way is to install energy saving devices, from toilets and washers to water heaters and furnaces. In many cases, additional savings can also be enjoyed through rebates once installations are complete. Read more

City’s budget shortfall bad, could top $375,000 by 2012

April 30, 2009

Budget director presents City Council with scaled- back estimate for real estate excise tax collections

Because of a dramatic slowdown in commercial and real estate development in Newcastle, some city construction projects have been postponed. Read more

Friendship Circle honors mayor’s daughter for volunteerism

April 30, 2009

 

The Friendship Circle will honor Sarah Varon, 16, a student at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island and the daughter of Julie and Mayor Ben Varon, for her volunteerism.

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Newcastle earns ‘Tree City USA’ title again

April 30, 2009

The city has again been named a “Tree City USA” community by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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