Newcastle Fruit and Produce hosts Nov. 30 tree-lighting ceremony

November 15, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 15, 2013

The Newcastle Fruit and Produce Stand will host a Nov. 30 tree-lighting ceremony.

The Newcastle Fruit and Produce Stand will host a community holiday celebration Nov. 30.

The Newcastle Fruit and Produce Stand will host the community’s first ever tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 30. Read more

And the Diamond Award goes to…

November 13, 2013

NEW — 11 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013

The 2013 Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Awards ceremony was all about the glitz and glamour, as the annual community celebration switched to an evening affair Nov. 13.

Several outstanding community members walked away with the coveted award, in a night dedicated to recognizing the people that go above and beyond in their dedication to the city.

Regency Newcastle’s Paul Reynolds received the business award, given to an owner or manager of a Newcastle business who donates time, energy or resources for community causes.

Newcastle Trails’ Jim Price, a member of the city’s Community Activities Commission, received the top honor in the community leadership category. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates uncommon initiative and caring, setting an example in the community. Read more

State games begin for Hazen, Liberty soccer

November 13, 2013

NEW — 1:45 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013

By Maggie Brower Hazen's Brook Swenson handles the ball during the Highlanders win over Prairie Nov. 9.

By Maggie Brower
Hazen’s Brook Swenson handles the ball during the Highlanders win over Prairie Nov. 9.

Both the Hazen and Liberty girls soccer teams play their first games in the 2013 state tournament tonight. Read more

City investigates spill in Highlands neighborhood

November 12, 2013

NEW — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013

Source: City of Newcastle An oil spill covering streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood made for slick roads Nov. 12.

Source: City of Newcastle
An oil spill covering streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood made for slick roads Nov. 12.

The Newcastle Public Works Department is investigating a spill that caused a light coating of gasoline or oil to cover streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood Nov. 12. Read more

Chamber to celebrate community with Nov. 13 Diamond Awards

November 12, 2013

NEW — 12:20 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy The 2012 Diamond Award recipients pose with their new hardware at The Golf Club of Newcastle Nov. 14.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
The 2012 Diamond Award recipients pose with their new hardware at The Golf Club at Newcastle Nov. 14.

The Golf Club at Newcastle is set to literally roll out the red carpet for the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Awards Nov. 13. Read more

Giving a spit

November 12, 2013

Long ago, our fraternal grandmother told us that our great-great-great-grandfather was the famous Cherokee Yellow Bird. Of course she also told us that my grandfather discovered radar but that his secrets were stolen, which explained why there were no statues of him in the town square.

That should have put me on my guard, but I craved a more exciting background than the one provided by our known German/English heritage, which was filled with brewery workers and pattern-makers and was as boring as sturdy shoes and white bread.

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Weekend high-school sports roundup

November 8, 2013

NEW — 4:15 p.m Nov. 8, 2013

By Greg Farrar Brigette Takeuchi, Liberty freshman, headlines a Patriots cross-country team that will compete at state in Pasco Nov. 9.

By Greg Farrar
Brigette Takeuchi, Liberty freshman, headlines a Patriots cross-country team that will compete at state in Pasco Nov. 9.

The fall sports season for high school athletics is winding down to a close and teams are in the thick of postseason play. Here is a quick roundup of just a few weekend events involving local high school teams. Read more

Newcastle Library hosts KCLS budget hearing

November 8, 2013

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Nov. 8, 2013

The Newcastle Library will host the first of four King County Library System budget hearings to discuss proposed strategic plans and budget allocations for 2014.

The Nov. 12 meeting begins at 7 p.m., and is an opportunity for public discussion to help shape the way KCLS provides service in libraries, online and in communities.

KCLS’ 2014 budget initiatives include community-focused services, strategic programming and collection management, effective operations, staff training and development, welcoming facilities and robust technologies.

The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way. View the 2014 preliminary budget online here.

Stop smoking with hypnotherapist Jackie Foskett

November 6, 2013

NEW — 4:40 p.m. Nov. 6, 2013

Local hypnotherapist Jackie Foskett will share the secrets to ending a smoking habit in a free seminar Nov. 9.

Foskett, a registered dental hygienist and a certified hypnotherapist, will discuss how hypnosis can help smokers quit that habit.

“A lot of people that come to me say it’s difficult to smoke nowadays because it’s so socially unacceptable,” Foskett said.

The free seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way.

Learn more about the event at www.healinghypnotherapy.com, or contact Foskett at 227-8210 or Jackie@JackieFoskett.com.

John Drescher takes big lead in City Council’s only contested race

November 5, 2013

NEW — 8:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy John Drescher and his wife Sally react after seeing that Drescher took a commanding lead in the Newcastle City Council race as the first batch of results were released Nov. 5

By Christina Corrales-Toy
John Drescher and his wife Sally react after seeing that Drescher took a commanding lead in the Newcastle City Council race as the first batch of results were released Nov. 5

John Drescher celebrated Election Day with friends and family, packed to the rim in The Wooly Toad at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Read more

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