Local businesses to hold Seahawks kickoff tailgate party

September 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 2, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks officially open the 2014 regular season Sept. 4, and two local businesses are ready to celebrate in style.

Newcastle’s HomeStreet Bank and B & E Meats and Seafood are throwing a community tailgate party on gameday.

The fun kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at HomeStreet Bank, 6949 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. There will be free food, drinks and prizes, as B & E Meats and Seafood employees grill up their best creations.

The Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

Learn more here.

Newcastle Days celebrates 20 years

August 29, 2014

The city of Newcastle officially turned 20 this year.

While the area is home to a century’s worth of coal-mining history, it was only in 1994 that the city became the Newcastle it is today. There were 7,000 residents in the city at the time of incorporation, a number that has grown to more than 10,400.

And as with any birthday milestone, it’s time for a celebration, and it comes in the form of the city’s annual Newcastle Days festival Sept. 6.

“Really, when you think about it, 20 years isn’t old for even a tree, but there’s been a huge amount of change here in Newcastle in the last 20 years,” said Community Activities Commission Chairwoman Diane Lewis, one of the festival’s organizers. Read more

B & E Meats and Seafood to host free weekend barbecue

May 1, 2014

NEW — 12:30 p.m. May 1, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy B & E Meats and Seafood owner Jeff Green prepares samples at the store's grand opening in October.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
B & E Meats and Seafood owner Jeff Green prepares samples at the store’s grand opening in October.

Residents are invited to sample all that B & E Meats and Seafood has to offer at a special barbecue May 2-3. Read more