Concerts in the Park series continues with Kellee Bradley

August 4, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 4, 2015

Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday when vocalist Kellee Bradley takes the Lake Boren Park stage.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., but attendees should get there early to take advantage of food vendors selling their offerings.

After Bradley’s performances, there is only one concert left. Soul Purpose, a soul and classic rock band, takes the stage Aug. 12.

All concerts last about an hour and a half, and are at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.

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