April 22, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 22, 2011
Newcastle will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 in Lake Boren Park.
The event is free and will celebrate sustainability with a variety of festivities, including educational mini-seminars, gardening clinics with master gardeners from Washington State University’s extension program, a recycle relay by Waste Management and an on-sight restoration project by the Newcastle Weed Warriors.
“We are proud to present this event, which fosters our community’s love for the environment,” said Grace Stiller, chair of Newcastle Earth Day,” Earth Day Chair Grace Stiller said in a news release.
April 21, 2011
How Newcastle celebrates Earth Day on April 23 – and every day
Newcastle has proven its commitment to sustainability year round, including diverting 57 percent of the community’s waste from the landfill through recycling and compost collection in 2010.
Earth Day 2011 offers a unique opportunity to showcase and build on the community’s track record for recycling leadership.
The Newcastle Goes Green event April 23 at Lake Boren Park will bring the community together to celebrate sustainability success to date — and energize residents for the future. It’s a chance to learn from others about easy, economical ways to help the planet and the environment.
The event includes educational mini?seminars, kids’ activities, an on-site restoration project and musical fun. Eco?friendly businesses will showcase things including organic body care products and solar and wind energy solutions.
April 21, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 21, 2011
When Charles Dickens died from a stroke in 1870, he left his latest novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” unfinished.
The novel languished until 1985, when American-British composer and author Rupert Holmes transformed it into a musical. To him, it didn’t matter that the novel’s murder mystery remained unsolved. Instead, he decided to let the audience vote, giving the show a possible 476 whodunit endings.
Liberty High School’s Patriot Players, under the guidance of directors Katherine Klekas and Eia Waltzer, have taken on “Drood” with gusto, given that it involves danger, romance and cross-dressing actors.
April 19, 2011
NEW — 6 p.m. April 19, 2011
The Renton Landing Red Robin, 719 N 10th St., Renton, will host a fundraiser for cancer research from 5-10 p.m. April 20. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from the night to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine and officer Steve Kajihiro are training for an ironman half-triathlon and a marathon, respectively, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Kajihiro is assisting in promoting the fundraiser at Red Robin.
April 19, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. April 19, 2011
A woman reported that her 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was broken into between 10 p.m. April 6 and 7:30 a.m. April 7 while it was parked at Newport Crossing Apartments, 7311 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The front driver’s side window had been smashed, but it had not collapsed. The back driver’s side window was shattered. Both doorframes were bent, seemingly from prying. She reported the only missing item to be her car’s registration, worth $25, although she estimated the damage to her car to be about $1,000.
April 18, 2011
UPDATED — 1:40 p.m. April 22, 2011
Liberty High School cancelled its garage sale scheduled for April 23 due to lack of interest and donations. It would have been the school’s first garage sale.
Associated Student Body Activity Coordinator and Dean of Students Michelle Munson said the school will try to hold the event next year.
The sale was to be in honor of Maple Hills Elementary School teacher Steve Birdsall, who died of multiple system atrophy in February. School officials planned to donate proceeds from the sale to Shy-Drager, an organization that offers support to families affected by the disease.