Council to host budget retreat Tuesday

August 31, 2015

NEW — 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2015

The Newcastle City Council will hold a daylong budget retreat Tuesday.

It begins at 11 a.m. at The Golf Club at Newcastle, and will cover such topics as the city’s revenue forecast, examination of Newcastle’s Capital Improvement Program and more.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, but there is no opportunity for public comment. The council’s regular 7 p.m. Sept. 1 meeting is canceled. The budget retreat is expected to go until 6 p.m.

View the retreat agenda here.

Newcastle Days takes shape

August 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015

The bright lights of Broadway are coming to the Lake Boren Park stage this September.

A cast of community members will dance and belt out tunes from various hit musicals in the hourlong “Broadway at Boren” spectacular 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

“It’s some singing, some dancing. Just a variety of whatever talent we happen to get,” said Wendy Kirchner, Newcastle community activities liaison.

“Broadway at Boren” represents the opening act of the city’s expanded 2015 Newcastle Days celebration. Read more

Fourth of July kicks off summer schedule

July 2, 2015

Fireworks are banned in the city of Newcastle, but, as always, there is one place where residents can legally watch the pyrotechnic displays mostly associated with Independence Day.

The city’s annual Fourth of July celebration returns to Lake Boren Park this Saturday.

As the region experiences particularly dry conditions, now more than ever, city officials are pleading with citizens to heed the firework ban.

“Our fire and police departments recommend that people take advantage of the elaborate public firework displays around the region,” said Wendy Kirchner, Newcastle community activities liaison. “Please consider treating your family to a fun Fourth of July this year at Lake Boren Park.” Read more

(Video) Newcastle Town Hall Meeting — June 16, 2015

July 2, 2015

Mack Strong’s annual charity golf tournament is July 1

June 22, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 22, 2015

Former Seattle Seahawk, and Newcastle resident, Mack Strong will host his annual charity golf tournament and dinner auction July 1 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

The event, in its eighth year, supports Strong’s TEAM-WORKS Foundation, an organization he founded with his wife Zoe to empower at-risk youths toward a better future.

TEAM-WORKS partners with entities in the Northwest to offer mentoring services for disadvantaged youths and their families in indigenous, minority and impoverished communities. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to encourage kids to develop strong minds, strong bodies and strong character. Read more

City’s annual town hall meeting is June 16

June 4, 2015

It’s that time again to get answers to those burning questions about Newcastle city operations.

Want to know where your tax dollars go? Need an update on local crime trends or new development? Want to meet the Newcastle City Council?

You can get answers to these questions and more at the city’s annual town-hall meeting June 16, held again at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Described in a news release as an effort to “facilitate good communication between residents and our government,” the town hall is the city’s ultimate outreach tool. Read more

USO golf classic is June 12

June 4, 2015

The USO Northwest Red, White & Blue Golf Classic is June 12 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

The annual golf tournament and auction benefits the USO and local military families. Join more than 300 golfers and spectators, local celebrities and military heroes from all five service branches for a world-class golf event spanning two courses.

Included in the festivities will be an 18-gun salute from the U.S. Marines, a special performance of the national anthem, an aircraft flyover, delicious food and more.

Learn more at

Chamber Executive Director Imelda Dulcich to step down

March 5, 2015

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce is losing a key administrative member.

Executive Director Imelda Dulcich announced publicly Feb. 11 that she is resigning from the chamber to focus more on the clients of her public relations firm.

Imelda Dulcich 2015

“I am privileged to have worked with so many wonderful members of the community in my work as executive director,” she said in a news release. “My joy has been working with the chamber board to help our members succeed by providing opportunities to build connections, increase visibility and learn through our educational events.” Read more

Notes from Newcastle

March 5, 2015

A ‘shout out’ to local volunteers

The city of Newcastle honored a group Feb. 26 that far too often goes unnoticed — volunteers.

Each year, volunteers devote countless hours to city events. It is volunteers that help plan summer activities, care and advocate for the city’s vast trail network and protect Newcastle’s history.

About 50 volunteers and summer event sponsor representatives gathered at The Golf Club at Newcastle Feb. 26, where they were treated to snacks, an orchestra and a personal thank you from Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri and City Manager Rob Wyman.

Volunteerism is a big part of what makes Newcastle one of the best small cities in the country. So, here’s a special shout out to some of the groups and people that willingly offer their time to better the city: Read more

City Council to hold annual retreat Saturday

February 12, 2015

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Feb. 12, 2015

The Newcastle City Council will hold its annual goal-setting retreat on Valentine’s Day.

A review of city goals, an analysis of city strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, and strategic priorities are among the agenda items. View the full agenda here.

The all day affair goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Golf Club of Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. The retreat will take place in the Muirfield Room, located on the second floor of the main clubhouse.

The meeting is open to residents, but the council will not provide a public comment period.

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