Local woman walks to support, find cure for cancer

May 28, 2009

NEW — 5 p.m. May 28, 2009

Stephanie Nelson doesn’t know of anyone’s life that has not been touched by cancer. The owner of the Newcastle Curves store lost her sister Laura Bradley to cancer four years ago.

Nelson and a few hundred people will participate in the second annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on Saturday at Mercer Island High School.

May was National Brain Tumor Awareness month. The money raised from the event benefits the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle.

“I want to do anything I can to bring awareness to brain cancer and raise money for this cause,” Nelson said.

Curves employees Lynne Prevette, of Newcastle; Jan Scoffed, of Newport Hills; and Pat Marshall, of Bellevue, will join Nelson.


Jan Scofield (from left), Stephanie Nelson, Virginia Jepsen, Harriet Houghton and Lynne Prevette at last year’s Brain Cancer Walk. (Contributed)

Jan Scofield (from left), Stephanie Nelson, Virginia Jepsen, Harriet Houghton and Lynne Prevette at last year’s Brain Cancer Walk. (Contributed)

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Take city survey regarding ZIP code

May 26, 2009

NEW — 11:30 a.m. May 26, 2009

Local officials launched a major effort today to get a ZIP code for the city, by asking residents to fill out survey regarding their issues with not having one.

Since its incorporation in 1994, Newcastle has twice been denied its own ZIP code by the United States Postal Service. 

Newcastle homeowners and businesses now have to use one of two ZIP codes assigned to Renton (98056 and 98059). City officials are petitioning the postal service for a third time, and hope to win the battle with the help of its residents. 

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Bus stop project construction starts Monday

May 12, 2009

NEW — 5:15 p.m. May 12, 2009

Construction crews will begin their work on the city’s bus stop project Monday. The south end of the project will be completed first.  

Work will start on the south side of Newcastle Way at 129th Avenue Southeast and proceed east across Coal Creek Parkway down to 132nd Place Southeast.  

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May 6, 2009

City seeks comments on sign code; first meetings are Wednesday and Thursday

May 5, 2009

NEW — 5:30 p.m. May 5, 2009

City officials will hold four meetings this month to get public comment about revisions to Newcastle’s sign code.

Feedback is needed from businesses, property managers and residents. The code determines the number, size, type and locations of signs. Building-mounted bracket signs, monument signs, flashing electronic signs and inflatable signs will be discussed.

The meetings are:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 6

4-6 p.m. May 7

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 12

4-6 p.m. May 13

All of them will be held at City Hall.