Hazen grad helps keep the ‘Zappers’ in the air

December 4, 2014

Courtesy of Navy Public Affairs Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Thilmony is an aviation electronics technician with VAQ-130.

Courtesy of Navy Public Affairs
Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Thilmony is an aviation electronics technician with VAQ-130.

A 2011 Hazen High School graduate and Renton native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130, also known as the “Zappers.” Read more

VFW, Liberty NJROTC get Gordon Shumacher his flag

December 4, 2014

By Kathleen R. Merrill World War II veteran Gordon Schumacher, 91, is helped by his sons Dale (left) and Dean as Liberty NJROTC members Emily Magley (with her back to the camera) and Tina Kaiser fold his flag while the VFW’s Dave Waggoner (in hat) looks on.

By Kathleen R. Merrill
World War II veteran Gordon Schumacher, 91, is helped by his sons Dale (left) and Dean as Liberty NJROTC members Emily Magley (with her back to the camera) and Tina Kaiser fold his flag while the VFW’s Dave Waggoner (in hat) looks on.

It was a sunny Saturday that a group of Liberty High School students gave up to honor a 91-year-old World War II veteran on his birthday. Read more

In the spotlight — Cornerstone presents ‘The Nutcracker’

December 4, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Cornerstone Studio students use the mirror to watch their movements as they rehearse the dance school's production of 'The Nutcracker' in 2013.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Cornerstone Studio students use the mirror to watch their movements as they rehearse the dance school’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’ in 2013.

Cornerstone Studio presents its annual production of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 20-21 at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center. Read more

An open apology to what’s your name

November 7, 2014

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I know that you told me your name. I probably repeated it as we shook hands, and I likely nodded as if I was embedding it into my gray matter. But my gray matter is slippery. I forgot. It’s what I do. Read more

Newcastle teen shares first in international competition

October 3, 2014

PianoProdigyMaxMa 20140700Newcastle’s own Max Ma shared first prize in The Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz One-Piano, Four Hands Ensemble in the seventh annual New York International Piano Competition. Read more

Son of Cargo Pants

October 3, 2014

DetmerColumn 20141000This is a sad time of year for The Sainted One, and it’s not because he’s turning 75. He’s melancholy because he will no longer be wearing his beloved cargo shorts. Read more

Dazzlin’ Newcastle Days

October 3, 2014

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Local students make dean’s lists

October 3, 2014

Washington State University

Chelsea Aleesha Moorhead and Alexandra Stuj, of Newcastle, made the president’s honor roll for the 2014 summer semester at Washington State University in Pullman.

Azusa Pacific University

Nathan Gibson, of Newcastle, made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, Calif. for the 2014 spring term. Read more

Newcastle native inspires PEMCO’s newest Northwest Profile

August 29, 2014

PEMCO Insurance introduced audiences to Sandals & Socks Guy, Goat Renter Guy and First Snowflake Freakout Lady through its offbeat advertising campaign highlighting Northwest Profiles.

Now, you can add Nothing Between Me and My Tan Man to the list of quirky Northwest characters, thanks to inspiration from Newcastle native Alex Bell.

Bell, a 2009 Liberty High School graduate, won a PEMCO video contest in 2012, as the company sought new profiles for its “We’re A Lot Like You. A Little Different.” advertising campaign. Read more

September calendar

August 29, 2014

Events

Newcastle Days, food, games and music by the lake, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 10, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., guest speaker King County Sheriff John Urquhart, $20/members, $25/nonmembers, register at www.newcastle-chamber.org

Chamber Networking Breakfast, guest speaker Beth A. McDaniel presents “Taking Care of Business: the six most important documents,” 7:15-8:30 a.m. Sept. 24, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, free, register at www.newcastle-chamber.org

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