Best (Unseen) Photos of 2013

December 31, 2013

Newcastle Chamber elects new board officers

December 31, 2013

NEW — 12:25 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013

Paul Reynolds and Sara Biancofiori will lead the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Paul Reynolds and Sara Biancofiori will lead the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

After a year in which the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce saw unprecedented growth among its membership and hosted its largest Diamond Awards ceremony ever, the executive board elected two new members to lead the organization in the coming year. Read more

Newcastle snow day / Dec. 20

December 31, 2013

Troop 499 to collect Christmas trees for annual fundraiser

December 30, 2013

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30, 2013

Newcastle’s Boy Troop 499 will begin circulating through local neighborhoods at 9 a.m. Jan. 4 to collect Christmas trees from homes for disposal.

The group will go through neighborhoods several times, until 2 p.m., for its annual fundraiser.

Homeowners may place their trees at the curb of their home for pickup. Donations for the Scouts are accepted by placing a Ziploc bag and envelope addressed to Troop 499 at 8042 116th Ave. S.E., Newcastle, WA 98056, on the tree. Donations can also be mailed to that address.

If the troop misses a tree, homeowners can call 206-579-7732 or 206-817-8323 for pickup. Read more

Student’s heavy lifting helps Maywood food donations top one ton

December 23, 2013

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 2013

Contributed Sam Catherall, Maywood Middle School eighth-grader, stands among the 576 pounds of canned and nonperishable food he collected for his school’s annual food drive.

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Sam Catherall, Maywood Middle School eighth-grader, stands among the 576 pounds of canned and nonperishable food he collected for his school’s annual food drive.

A whole lot of families will eat well this holiday season, thanks to Maywood Middle School’s annual food drive benefitting Northwest Harvest. Read more

Cornerstone Studio presents ‘The Nutcracker’ this weekend

December 20, 2013

NEW — 3:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy Dancers smile and hold their poses while rehearsing for Cornerstone Studio’s production of 'The Nutcracker,' in November.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Dancers smile and hold their poses while rehearsing for Cornerstone Studio’s production of ‘The Nutcracker,’ in November.

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Issaquah, Renton schools closed due to snow

December 20, 2013

UPDATED — 7:40 a.m. Dec. 20, 2013

Issaquah and Renton school district students will start their winter break a day early, after district officials announced that schools are closed Dec. 20.

The Issaquah School District initially called for a two-hour delay, but worsening conditions caused them to close schools for the day.

The Newcastle News wants to see your snow day photos. Post them on our Facebook page, Tweet them to us or email them to newcastle@isspress.com.

Snow prompts Issaquah School District to delay classes

December 20, 2013

UPDATED — 6:10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2013

All Issaquah School District schools are delayed two hours Dec. 20 because of snow and icy conditions that blanketed the area early Friday morning.

Because of the delay, district officials canceled all before-school activities, including morning school-age care, Headstart, morning and afternoon preschool, morning and afternoon kindergarten, and out-of-district transportation.

School buses will now run on snow routes. Here is a list of snow route bus stops for Newcastle Elementary: http://e2.ma/message/vv0ji/jqc8oe. Read more

City Hall prepares for snow

December 19, 2013

NEW — 2:40 p.m. Dec. 19, 2013

Contributed Newcastle’s snow-and-ice priority map determines which roads get plowed first, numbered in priorities from one to four, with priority one streets representing major arterials.

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Newcastle’s snow-and-ice priority map determines which roads get plowed first, numbered in priorities from one to four, with priority one streets representing major arterials.

The snow is coming, possibly. Residents may see those soft, white flakes falling from the sky late Thursday evening into Friday morning, according to weather reports. Read more

Coal Creek Parkway reopens for the season

December 18, 2013

NEW — 3:05 p.m. Dec. 18, 2013

The city of Bellevue has temporarily re-opened all four travel lanes of Coal Creek Parkway at the dip where Coal Creek flows under the arterial.

These four lanes will remain open until late February 2014. Then, Bellevue’s construction to replace an aging culvert will enter Phase 2, which will again reduce the parkway to two lanes until about October 2014.

The Phase 2, eight-month project entails additional utility relocations, bridge construction, road re-channelization, stream restoration, trail improvements and landscaping.

Learn more at http://www.bellevuewa.gov/coalcreekbridge.htm.

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