July 13, 2012
NEW — 11:50 a.m. July 13, 2012
Newcastle will celebrate the 29th annual National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 7.
The event aims to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, NNO estimates more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2012.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, Newcastle celebrates with a variety of neighborhood events such as small informal gatherings, block parties, cookouts and visits from local officials and law enforcement.
July 11, 2012
NEW — 10:50 p.m. July 11, 2012
Amid many hopeful contenders, Miss Eastside Mandy Schendel, a Newcastle resident, was crowned as Miss Washington on July 7 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. She’ll be off to Las Vegas in January where she hopes to bring back the coveted title of Miss America.
Twenty two girls from across the state competed in the swim suit, evening gown, interview and talent categories. Schendel’s singing performance, along with her poise and beauty contributed to her win.
She was also awarded the best interview and evening gown competition. An additional scholarship of $1,000 was bestowed to her direct from the Miss America organization for her community service.
Her platform is Do Something: “Enriching Youth, Cultivating Leaders.” She has also authored a book on the same subject.
Schendel is 22 years old and is a senior at Azuza College.
July 11, 2012
July 9, 2012
NEW — 3:30 p.m. July 9, 2012
All active-duty military members and their spouses can receive a free one-hour therapeutic massage session at all Puget Sound area Massage Envy locations — including the Newcastle branch on Coal Creek Parkway — July 23.
The event marks the second annual “Massage for the Military Day” created by the local Massage Envy clinics, in partnership with the USO Puget Sound Area, as a way to both honor local heroes and their families, as well as provide beneficial stress relief through massage.
“Last year’s Massage for the Military Day was very popular, and we know it means a lot to our local service members and their spouses,” said Don Leingang, USO Puget Sound area executive director. “We are glad to again be partnering with Massage Envy to bring this unique program to the Northwest.”