Meeting for communitywide Haiti fundraiser is tonight

February 9, 2010

UPDATED — 4:19 p.m. Feb. 9, 2010

McKnight Middle School teacher Dave Black is organizing a March 5 communitywide spaghetti dinner and silent auction in the McKnight commons to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

However, he needs volunteers, and he is hosting a meeting in the McKnight commons at 7 p.m. tonight for anybody interested in helping out.

Black said he needs volunteers to seek items for the silent auction and help the night of the event.

The dinner is not affiliated with the school. Tickets will be $15 each, although children younger than 6 are free. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

Call Black at 425-221-7149 or e-mail him at for more information about how to volunteer.

Newcastle Transit Center adds Metro routes

February 9, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Feb 9, 2010

King County Metro Transit routes 240 and 114 added the Newcastle Transit Center to their routes Feb. 6.

Route 240 runs between Renton and Clyde Hill in Bellevue, and it runs between about 5 a.m. and midnight on weekdays, stopping at the transit center about every 30 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes from about 7 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and every hour from about 8 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

Route 114 runs from the Renton Highlands to downtown Seattle on weekdays only. Buses on this route only travel to Seattle in the mornings and to the Renton Highlands in the evenings. Buses will stop at the transit center about every 30 minutes from about 5:50-8 a.m. en route to Seattle and from about 4:50-6:20 p.m. en route to the Renton Highlands.

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