Police Blotter for Oct. 13

October 13, 2010

NEW — 11:15 a.m. Oct. 13, 2010

Lawnmower thief

A man reported his Honda lawnmower had been stolen from his unlocked shed in the 11800 block of Southeast 88th Street between July 1 and Oct. 1. The lawnmower was worth $850.

The perils of craigslist dating

A man called police just before 12:30 a.m. Sept. 28 when a woman whom he had met on craigslist came to his house, in the 7800 block of 115th Avenue Southeast, in an old white Oldsmobile or Ford and would not leave. She sat outside for a while and finally left, but the man was afraid she was still on his property. Police did a check of the area but did not find her.

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Newcastle man arrested in lottery scam

October 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 9, 2010

A 23-year-old Newcastle man was arrested for taking part in a Washington State Lottery scam in Everett Oct. 6.

The man, a clerk at a convenience store, was arrested during a sting operation when he attempted to retrieve the winnings from a customer’s lottery ticket.

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Robin Ryan on CNN this weekend

October 8, 2010

NEW — 12 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010

Newcastle resident Robin Ryan — author of the book “Over 40 & You’re Hired” — will appear on CNN TV’s “Your $$$$$” this weekend, which airs at 10 a.m. Saturday and at noon Sunday. On the show, she will discuss job-hunting tips for those older than 50.

Ryan is a career counselor and author of the books “Winning Resumes,” “Winning Cover Letters,” “Soaring on Your Strengths,” “What to do with the Rest of Your Life,” and “60 Seconds & You’re Hired!”

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Help plant trees for Arbor Day Saturday

October 7, 2010

NEW — 2:35 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Newcastle will celebrate Arbor Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday by hosting a work party to plant 300 conifer trees in the May Creek Basin.

Volunteers should come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes, as much of the work will be on steep slopes, said Newcastle Weed Warriors founder Grace Stiller, who is helping organize the event.

Stiller said there would also be an area atop the steep slope for children to work.

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Letters to the Editor

October 4, 2010

Help support the Issaquah Schools Foundation in its support of students

Our kids have unlimited potential, but their future is impacted by the education we provide them. The Issaquah Schools Foundation helps unlock the possibilities for success.

The foundation does so much to support the schools in the Issaquah School District that would otherwise be unavailable to our students — targeted, specific programs that allow them to succeed. I know children who struggle that find hope with the After-School Homework Labs funded by the foundation. I’ve been touched by struggling students sharing their stories of how their VOICE mentor helped not only with their academic growth, but also with their self confidence and problem solving, genuinely impacting their everyday lives.

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October 4, 2010


Newcastle Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, is at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Glenn Froehlich of My Knowledge Matters. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to .

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Family photo scares the Halloween card competition

October 4, 2010

Being a parent can be hard, as any mother or father will tell you. Newcastle resident Tina Palmer got reminder of that Oct. 31, 2008, when she had her then-3-year-old son Jack and 1-year-old daughter Kate put on their costumes and sit next to each other on the front porch for a photo.

It didn’t go so well, and Kate began to yell. As she screamed, Jack covered his ears.

“I was like, ‘Come on, guys. Can’t you just sit normal for a second?’” Tina said.

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Designer picked for playground

October 4, 2010

The City Council has authorized City Manager Rob Wyman to sign a contract with the company Worthy & Associates for the design of the new Lake Boren Park playground.

The council authorized the contract with a unanimous vote at its Sept. 21 meeting.

The company will work with the city throughout the design and construction process, slated to last until March.

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Locations narrowed for city dog park

October 4, 2010

Lake Boren, future sports park are two remaining choices

The Newcastle Parks Commission has cut the Madison Lane and Lake Boren Esplanade from its list of possible off-leash dog park locations, leaving only Lake Boren Park and the future sports park to be located on Southeast 95th Way and Lake Boren Park as potential locations.

Through consensus, the commission decided the sports park would be the preferred location for the park.

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October 4, 2010

In the September issue, the Rapid Response answers listed as those from Thomas Tan were incorrectly attributed. The responses were those of Newcastle resident Cheng Su.

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