Newcastle’s Mandy Schendel is on 30 under 30 list

July 2, 2015

Newcastle resident Mandy Schendel was named to 425 Business Magazine’s “Thirty under 30” list.

Mandy Schendel

Mandy Schendel

The list honors “the brightest, most fun and most motivated business folks” under the age of 30 and living on the Eastside.

Schendel is most known for her 2012-2013 stint as Miss Washington. She finished in the top 10 at the 2013 Miss America pageant. Read more

Notes from Newcastle: Neighborhood pride and activism

July 31, 2014

I often like to end my interviews with a question about a subject’s hometown.

How long have you lived in Newcastle? Why did you choose to move to Newcastle? What do you like about living in Newcastle?

The answers aren’t necessarily important for the story, but I always enjoy hearing residents talk about the place they live.

Some mention the city’s trails, others the small-neighborhood feel, but all extol the convenience of Newcastle’s location and display a certain pride in the city they call home. Read more