July 30, 2009
NEW — Noon, July 29, 2009
Local teen Andrew Lee, 15, of Newcastle, is stepping out and tackling tough issues in Seattle Children’s Theatre’s “RENT: School Edition.”
Every summer, the theater’s professionals step aside to make room for aspiring young actors, directors and musicians on the stage.
Andrew has been acting for some time, but it is the first time he has performed with SCT.
“I love to sing and I’ve been doing it since choir in fifth grade, but I guess it just transformed into theater,” he said.
July 27, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2009
Issaquah School District officials are asking parents of elementary school students to take a survey about their child’s school experiences before Aug. 8.
The annual elementary school parent survey is online and asks parents to evaluate their oldest child’s experiences, including how information is related about the school to parents and students, grading their school and the district and giving suggestions for improvement.
District officials will use the comments parents provide to provide things that continue to support student learning and work to improve in areas where parents have concerns.
The survey is confidential and is open until 4 p.m. Aug. 7.
Take the survey here.
July 25, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. July 25, 2009
As the mercury pushes past 90 during the next few days, health and safety officials urged residents to keep cool. Heat can be especially tough on children, senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses.
“The danger for heat-related illnesses rises when outside temperatures are very high,” Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said in a news release. “Fortunately, all of us can prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke with some simple steps.”
Health officials offered recommendations to stay cool:
- Wear lightweight clothing.
- Spend time in air-conditioned buildings. If your home lacks air conditioning, beat the heat at a mall or movie theater.
- Drink plenty of water or nonalcoholic beverages, and avoid waiting until you feel thirsty to drink.
- Limit your direct exposure to sunlight if you go outside.
- Never leave infants or children in a parked car, even if the windows are open.
- Limit outdoor activities to mornings and evenings, when temperatures are less brutal.
- Avoid strenuous activities.
- Check on elderly neighbors and relatives.
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009
NEW — Noon, July 17, 2009
The contractor on the Newcastle Transit Center project will begin a major closure of Coal Creek Parkway on Monday to complete a section of work at the intersection of Newcastle Way.
Although this work will help shave a full month from the total project’s timeline, it will close Coal Creek Parkway for seven days from Newcastle Way to Golf Club Road.
Work begins at 6 a.m. Monday, July 20, and will be finished in time for the morning commute Monday, July 27.
Northbound and southbound traffic on Coal Creek Parkway will be detoured onto Newcastle Way and Golf Club Road to reconnect with the parkway. Expect major delays through downtown Newcastle during the week.
July 14, 2009
NEW — 10 a.m. July 14, 2009
CNN and Money Magazine released their 2009 list of the top-100 small towns in which to live in the nation, and Newcastle came in at number 17.
The annual list takes school quality, home price, number of job opportunities, crime rate and other factors into consideration to determine what cities make the cut.
Newcastle’s description on the list recognizes the Newcastle Golf Club, as well as the city’s proximity to the facilities of Boeing and Microsoft as positive aspects of the town.
July 8, 2009
NEW — 11: 45 a.m. July 8, 2009
Due to paving on Coal Creek Parkway between 91st and 84th streets, expect traffic delays (up to 30 minutes) through Thursday, July 9.
There are no expected delays during the evening commute.
Learn more about the project here.
July 3, 2009
The completion of Coal Creek Parkway this month marks a three-phase, eight-year journey. The city’s largest Public Works project relieves the bottleneck through Newcastle along the regional thoroughfare that connects Renton and Bellevue by widening Coal Creek Parkway from two lanes to four lanes from Newcastle Way to the Southeast 95th Way. Read more
July 3, 2009
The city is hosting an open house regarding the proposed temporary skate park at Renton Academy from 6-7:30 p.m. July 14 at Renton Academy, 7100 116th Way S.E. Read more