Katie Nicole Tinnea

April 11, 2013

Katie Tinnea ObitKatie Nicole Tinnea, 30, of Snoqualmie, passed away peacefully April 4, 2013, after courageously fighting cancer for two years.

She is survived and will be missed by her husband Ryan, daughter Kennedy, parents Tony and Jocelyn Aldridge, and many extended family members and friends.

She will be remembered for her love, positivity, grace, energy and humor. Katie was an inspiration to many as a well-respected teacher at Newcastle Elementary School, and as a spokesperson for colon cancer prevention, research and awareness. Her passions included her family, her students, holidays, the Seahawks and shopping!

A public memorial service to celebrate Katie’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004, on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie’s name can be made to the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Mayor delivers State of the City address

April 11, 2013

NEW — 1:00 p.m. April 11, 2013

Rich Crispo

Rich Crispo

Newcastle Mayor Rich Crispo assured residents that the city is in relatively good shape, with people clamoring to live in the quaint community, during his 2013 State of the City address.

“We are the most popular place on the Eastside right now to live,” he said. “You look around and you find houses for sale, there aren’t many.”

The speech, given before residents and the business community at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s April 10 luncheon, addressed the city’s financial health, community events and the council’s new Community Activities Commission. Read more

Crispo will run for re-election

April 11, 2013

NEW — 12:50 p.m. April 11, 2013

Mayor Rich Crispo announced that he will file for re-election this spring, when he addressed the audience at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s April 10 luncheon.

“I am going to run again,” he said. “I really like the people in the city, I really do. I’m involved in a lot of stuff and I meet a lot of folks and I just love it.”

Crispo was elected to the Newcastle City Council in 2009. He became the mayor in 2012.

He currently occupies Position No. 5 on the council. His current term is set to expire at the end of the year.

Election Day is Nov. 5. The deadline for candidates to file for election is May 17.

Learn more about the upcoming election in the May edition of the Newcastle News.