And the 2014 Diamond Awards go to…

December 4, 2014

By Greg Farrar Diamond Award winners for 2014 are (from left) Chris Ware, Margaret Strong, Christina Corrales-Toy, Jaime Greene, David Vaisar, Mary Elworth, the Coal Creek YMCA represented by Sara Biancofiori and David Harris.

By Greg Farrar
Diamond Award winners for 2014 are (from left) Chris Ware, Margaret Strong, Christina Corrales-Toy, Jaime Greene, David Vaisar, Mary Elworth, the Coal Creek YMCA represented by Sara Biancofiori and David Harris.

Whether it’s his suave British accent, his kind, carefree attitude or the shoulder-length hair, something about David Harris just says “rock star.” Read more

Cornerstone Studio Annual Recital / June 2014

July 1, 2014

Newport Hills Community Faire postponed

September 20, 2013

UPDATED — 3:45 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013

Edit: Unfortunately, it looks like the Community Faire has been postponed due to weather. Follow the Newport Hills Community Club on Facebook for the latest event updates.

The Newport Hills community will host its second Community Faire from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21.

“A lot of Park in the Parking Lot,” is the theme of this year’s event and will be held at the Stods Baseball parking lot, 5629 119th Ave. S.E.

More than 30 handmade craft vendors will sell their goods at the event. There will also be food, kid-friendly activities and live music.

Students from the Cornerstone Dance Studio will perform, and the Newport High School robotics team will provide demonstrations.

The event will also include garden-centric activities, providing a nod to Newport Hills’ orchard history with an apple cider press, apple bobbing and more.

Learn more about the event at http://bit.ly/17PnSKh.

Missing Newcastle man found safe in Newport Hills

August 27, 2013

UPDATED — 1:05 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013

Taji Ali was found safe in the Newport Hills neighborhood Aug. 27.

Taji Ali was found safe in the Newport Hills neighborhood Aug. 27.

Missing Newcastle man Taji Ali was found safe last evening in the Newport Hills neighborhood, according to Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine. Read more

Newport Hills hosts holiday bazaar

November 16, 2012

NEW — 2:35 p.m. Nov. 16, 2012

The nearby Bellevue neighborhood of Newport Hills will host its annual holiday bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the site of the former Red Apple Market in the Newport Hills Shopping Center, 5606 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

Shoppers can purchase goods, including jewelry, crafts and ornaments, from local artists and crafters.

Local organizations including the Newcastle Weed Warriors and the Friends of the Newcastle Library will also have information booths available. Read more

Newport Hills to host holiday bazaar Saturday

December 17, 2010

NEW — 4 p.m. Dec. 17, 2010

The nearby Bellevue neighborhood of Newport Hills will host its holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the site of the former Cy’s Hallmark and Newport Hills shopping center, 5620 119th Ave. S.E.

The event will feature merchants selling baked goods, jewelry, crafts, ornaments and other items.

Numerous Newcastle businesses and organizations will attend or contribute to the bazaar, including the Newcastle Weed Warriors, Newcastle Fruit & Produce and the Coal Creek Safeway.

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New York’s World’s Fair model unveiled in Seattle

December 2, 2010

After 49 years packed away in a Long Island garage, the World’s Fair Preservation Society unveiled a scale model of the 1964 New York World’s Fair at the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in July.

“The reason I started this was to have a museum dedicated to preserving and introducing people to the rich history of world’s fairs,” said society founder Randy Richter, a Newcastle resident, at his retail shipping store in the Newport Hills area of Bellevue.

Just as society members say the model represents a grander dream to build an entire museum dedicated to World’s Fair history, Richter said, “World’s fairs look toward what’s to come and give people a hope for the future.”

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Sahara Pizza to host fundraisers for F.E.T.C.H.

September 21, 2010

NEW — 2:10 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010

Sahara Pizza, 5625 119th Ave. S.E. in Newport Hills, will hold a fundraiser for the Newcastle group Friends Embracing the Canine Heart each Wednesday through Oct. 6.

Present a flier when you place a carryout order at the Newport Hills store and Sahara Pizza will donate $3 to F.E.T.C.H. to help fund an off-leash dog park in Newcastle.

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