Reminder: Hazen wrestlers tackle pancreatic cancer Jan. 17

January 16, 2014

NEW — 1:10 p.m. Jan. 16, 2014

Contributed Rory Magana (second from left), Hazen High School wrestling coach, stands with his wife Alyssa, mother Susie and brother Kyle at last year’s Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event.

By Rob Nichols
Rory Magana (second from left), Hazen High School wrestling coach, stands with his wife Alyssa, mother Susie and brother Kyle at last year’s Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event.

The Hazen High School wrestling team will do its part to fight back against a deadly disease with its annual Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer dual meet Jan. 17. Read more

Steve Litzow hosts telephone town hall

January 14, 2014

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2014

Steve Litzow

Steve Litzow

State Sen. Steve Litzow invites residents of the 41st District to join him for a telephone town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

The one-hour forum will be largely question-driven by participants who will have the opportunity to discuss issues before the Legislature during the 2014 session.

Many residents will receive a call inviting them to join as the meeting begins and may simply stay on the line to participate; they also have the option to call in toll-free by dialing 1-877-229-8493 and entering the code 110085. Read more

Vacation awaits at the Newcastle Library

January 13, 2014

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 2014

*In a new, quarterly feature, the staff of the Newcastle Library will educate readers about all that the local library offers and more. Contact the staff at newcastlelibrary@kcls.org with questions.*

Once upon a time, you dreamed of taking that Hawaiian vacation in the middle of February. Alas, you had no extra money to fund your sun-seeking trip. How do all those other February travelers save up enough money? Look no further than your local library to help you save toward that goal!

We researched the spending habits of average Americans and found people spend quite a lot on items you can get from your library for free. Let us tantalize you with a few examples of how we can help put money back in your pocket. Read more

Reminder: Hazelwood hosts pancake breakfast Jan. 11

January 10, 2014

NEW — 1:20 p.m. Jan. 10, 2014

Students, neighbors and family members are invited to get a belly full of pancakes at Hazelwood Elementary School PTSA’s annual pancake breakfast Jan. 11.

The all-you-can-eat affair is from 8-11 a.m. at the school and features mounds of pancakes, as well as sausage, fruit and beverages, all cooked by PTSA volunteers.

The pancake breakfast will again be held in conjunction with the school’s book fair, where signed copies of Newcastle resident Dana Sullivan’s book “Ozzie and the Art Contest” will be available for purchase.

Representatives from Newcastle Pony Baseball and YMCA Kids University will also staff information booths at the event. Read more

Tips help police capture burglary suspect

January 9, 2014

NEW — 11:10 a.m. Jan. 9, 2014

A suspect in a Jan. 7 attempted home burglary was arrested and booked into the King County Jail thanks to the multiple tips the Newcastle Police Department received.

“The arrest and charging stems from our partnership with Bellevue PD and the citizens who took the time to share our bulletin among friends and neighbors; we received multiple tips, thank you,” Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine said in a statement.

Police asked the public for information about a suspect caught on video at a Jan. 7 home burglary, just hours after it occurred.

A photo showed a man attempting to break in to a home in the 13000 block of Southeast 89th Place. The house alarm sounded, scaring off the suspect.

The next step, police said, is to determine if he is associated with any other burglaries in the city.

Council elects new mayor, deputy mayor

January 8, 2014

NEW — 3:10 p.m. Jan. 8, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy The Newcastle City Council elected a new mayor and deputy mayor at its Jan. 7 meeting. Mayor Steve Buri (left) and Deputy Mayor John Drescher (right) will each serve two-year terms.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
The Newcastle City Council elected a new mayor and deputy mayor at its Jan. 7 meeting. Mayor Steve Buri (left) and Deputy Mayor John Drescher (right) will each serve two-year terms.

The Newcastle City Council ushered in 2014 with elections for the mayor and deputy mayor positions at its Jan. 7 meeting. Read more

Police seek suspect information from Jan. 7 home burglary

January 7, 2014

NEW — 2:55 p.m. Jan. 7, 2014

Contributed Police are seeking information about this man who attempted to break in to a home in the 13000 block of Southeast 89th Place at about 9 a.m. Jan. 7

Contributed
Police are seeking information about this man who attempted to break in to a home in the 13000 block of Southeast 89th Place at about 9 a.m. Jan. 7

Police are looking for information about a suspect caught on video at a 9 a.m. home burglary. Read more

Newcastle Chamber hosts first luncheon of 2014

January 6, 2014

NEW — 11:50 a.m. Jan. 6, 2014

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will kick off 2014 with its first luncheon Jan. 8.

The theme of the event is “Discovering Family Treasure,” encouraging members to appreciate the importance of family history.

With that in mind, three Regency Newcastle residents will share stories about their life experiences that shaped them today.

After the presentations by Therese Cappelli, Alma Hilf and Mickey Breznikar, Chamber President Paul Reynolds will lead a question-and-answer session. Read more

Troop 499 to collect Christmas trees Saturday

January 3, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. Jan. 3, 2014

Newcastle’s Boy Scout Troop 499 circulate through local neighborhoods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 to collect Christmas trees from homes for disposal for its annual fundraiser.

Homeowners should place trees at their curb for pickup. Place donations to the Scouts in 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.

Homeowners can call 206-579-7732 or 206-817-8323 for missed pickups.

It is not uncommon for trees to be picked up a week after the official date, and each year, the troop collects about 500 trees that get chipped and recycled. Read more

Newcastle Library helps you save money for vacation

January 2, 2014

NEW — 12:05 p.m. Jan. 2, 2014

Once upon a time, you dreamed of taking that Hawaiian vacation in the middle of February. Alas, you had no extra money to fund your sun-seeking trip. How do all those other February travelers save up enough money? Look no further than your local library to help you save toward that goal!

We researched the spending habits of average Americans and found people spend quite a lot on items you can get from your library for free. Let us tantalize you with a few examples of how we can help put money back in your pocket.

Hopefully you are aware of the tremendous variety of books, DVDs and music in our library, but do you know what we offer online? From the comfort of your home, office or anywhere in the world, you can access www.kcls.org using your computer, smartphone or tablet and your library card. From there you can: Read more

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