Lane reductions begin on Coal Creek Parkway

September 10, 2013

UPDATED — 2:45 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013

Newcastle Elementary gives kids extra time to get to class

The city began work to repave a segment of Coal Creek Parkway in mid-August, but lane reductions relating to the project began Sept. 9 and will continue through Sept. 21, weather permitting.

Only one southbound lane and one northbound lane will remain open at all times between Newcastle Way and Southeast 84th Way between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The city says to expect significant delays.

Newcastle Elementary School is giving kids extra time to get to class due to construction. Students have until 9:25 a.m. to be in their seats without receiving a tardy citation. School starts at 9:15 a.m. and the 10-minute cushion for late arrivals will be in effect until Sept. 20. Read more

Massage Envy clinics hold Healing Hands for Arthritis event Sept. 18

September 9, 2013

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2013

On Sept. 18, Massage Envy’s 24 Washington state clinics and spas will donate $10 from every one-hour massage session or facial to the Arthritis Foundation.

This is the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event, a national effort by Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation. In the past two years, it has raised more than $1 million for the Arthritis Foundation, with more than $30,000 coming from Washington state.

“There’s no better way to give back than to treat yourself, a friend or family member to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial,” said Barney Nelson, regional developer for Massage Envy in Washington state. “We strongly encourage Washingtonians to come out on September 18 to help fight arthritis, a disease that is America’s leading cause of disability, affecting one in every four Washington residents, and 50 million Americans.”

Massage Envy is accepting appointments for the one-day event. The clinics accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Newcastle’s Massage Envy is at 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

Patriot Way becomes a reality

September 6, 2013

NEW — 4:05 p.m. Sept. 6, 2013

By Greg Farrar The road toward Liberty High School is officially known as Patriot Way Southeast, after the signs were installed Sept. 6.

By Greg Farrar
The road toward Liberty High School is officially known as Patriot Way Southeast, after the signs were installed Sept. 6.

The long road toward Liberty High School officially bears a rather appropriate name, after new Patriot Way Southeast signs were installed Sept. 6. Read more

Mercer Island Councilmember Tana Senn likely to be tapped for state rep next week

September 6, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Sept. 6, 2013

Tana Senn

Tana Senn

Washington’s newest state lawmaker is likely to be Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn, who likely will be appointed to the state House next week.

A Metropolitan King County Council committee unanimously voted this week to send Senn’s nomination to the full council on Monday, spokesman Al Sanders said. She had been the top choice of local Democratic Party officials to fill a vacancy created by former state Rep. Marcie Maxwell’s decision to join Gov. Jay Inslee’s education team.

If the selection is formalized, it will mark a quick political ascension for Senn, a 42-year-old consultant who work for a national Jewish women’s organization before coming to the Seattle area about a decade ago. Read more

Eastside Select Baseball hosts tryouts

September 5, 2013

NEW — 2:40 p.m. Sept. 5, 2013

Eastside Select Baseball is holding open tryouts for its 12 and under team at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 11

In addition to league competition during the season, the team will play in six tournaments, including a few out of town. The team provides winter training at state-of-the-art facility, Big League Edge.

The tryouts will be held at Big League Edge, 501 42nd St. N.W., Suite 300, Auburn.

Eastside Select Baseball, based in Newcastle, strives to create, develop and manage age specific and highly competitive teams focused on sportsmanship, improvement, quality competition and organization

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Hazen, Liberty Fall Football Practice / August 2013

September 3, 2013

Newcastle Historical Society hosts September talks

September 3, 2013

NEW — 9:45 a.m. Sept. 3, 2013

Newcastle residents can learn more about the city’s past, with a free series of September presentations hosted by the Newcastle Historical Society at the Newcastle Library.

The historical group will present three programs that will give residents insight into the city’s former coal production, the people that made up what was once the second largest town in the state and the story of the Newcastle Historic Cemetery.

All free presentations begin at 7 p.m. at the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way.

“People do have a genuine interest in this community and some of its past,” said Russ Segner, president of the Newcastle Historical Society.

The first seminar is a Sept. 5 discussion, “The Coal Mines of Newcastle,” led by Segner. Read more

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