Newcastle 5K raises $5,300

September 30, 2010

NEW — 5 p.m. Sept. 30, 2010

The second-annual Newcastle 5K Run/Walk — held Aug. 28, starting and finishing in Lake Boren Park — raised $5,300 for the Hazen High School Booster Club.

The funds will be used to support the school’s cross country and track teams.

“These donations have been made possible from participant fees, generous sponsor support, city of Newcastle staff and significant volunteer hours,” organizer Lee Strom wrote in a press release.

The presenting sponsor for the event was Valley Medical Center. Click here to see the full list of sponsors.

Police blotter for Sept. 30

September 30, 2010

NEW — 1:20 p.m. Sept. 30, 2010

Car break-in

A woman reported that her 1997 Toyota 4Runner was broken into at the Walker’s Run Condominiums, 7453 Newcastle Golf Club Road, between 6 and 9 p.m Sept. 17. She reported that her purse and its contents together worth $75 were stolen. The woman had left her window about an inch down with the doors locked, and she came back to find the vehicle had been entered.

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Volksmarch comes to Newcastle Saturday

September 24, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

Volksmarch — a walk through Newcastle on trails, sidewalks and road shoulders — is from 9 a.m. – noon Sept. 25, starting at HomeStreet Bank, 6949 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

Participants can walk a five- or 10-kilometer route, and both pass by Newcastle Historic Coal Miner’s Cemetery and through Lake Boren Park, the Eastside Fuchsia Society demonstration garden and part of the former Seattle-Walla Walla railroad route.

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Cub Scout Pack 738 to host recruitment Friday

September 23, 2010

NEW — 3 p.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Newcastle-based Cub Scout Pack 738 will host a recruitment event at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Newcastle Elementary School’s multipurpose room.

Boys from first to fifth grade can join the pack, and many of the boys from the pack will attend to talk about their experiences as members. Parents from the pack will attend to answer parents’ questions and give details about the various aspects of the pack.

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Police Blotter for Sept. 23

September 23, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Shoplifter gets owned

Police responded to the Coal Creek Safeway, 6911 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 5:09 p.m. Sept. 6 when a man tried to walk out of the store with $187 worth of groceries for which he had not paid.

An employee, who recognized the man as a frequent shoplifter in the store, confronted him and told him to pay for his items. The employee followed him outside, but the man turned and tried to punch the employee with his fist.

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KCLS prepares for Newcastle Library groundbreaking ceremony

September 22, 2010

NEW — 11:55 a.m. Sept. 22, 2010

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Newcastle Library will be at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at the corner of 129th Avenue Southeast and Newcastle Way.

Those who attend will be treated to free food and drinks, and most likely music from a local band, said Julie Brand, King County Library System community relations and marketing director.

“We make it as much as a celebration as we possibly can,” she said.

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Sahara Pizza to host fundraisers for F.E.T.C.H.

September 21, 2010

NEW — 2:10 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010

Sahara Pizza, 5625 119th Ave. S.E. in Newport Hills, will hold a fundraiser for the Newcastle group Friends Embracing the Canine Heart each Wednesday through Oct. 6.

Present a flier when you place a carryout order at the Newport Hills store and Sahara Pizza will donate $3 to F.E.T.C.H. to help fund an off-leash dog park in Newcastle.

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Amnesty period for unlicensed pets ends soon

September 17, 2010

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2010

Residents in Newcastle and 26 other cities, plus unincorporated King County, have 15 days before the amnesty period on unlicensed pets expires.

The countywide no-tolerance policy for unlicensed pets goes into effect Oct. 2. Outlaw owners face $125 fines for unlicensed spayed or neutered pets, and up to $250 for unaltered animals.

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Newcastle Days / Sept. 11, 2010

September 16, 2010

Learn about knotweed and help remove it Saturday

September 15, 2010

NEW — 12 p.m. Sept. 15, 2010

Newcastle Weed Warriors, the city of Newcastle and the King County Noxious Weeds Program will hold a free workshop to teach volunteers about noxious weeds and a work party to remove them from Lake Boren Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 18.

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