Free knotweed workshop offered Sept. 17

September 9, 2011

NEW — 2:20 p.m., Sept. 9, 2011

Instructor Frances Lucero with the King County Noxious Weed Program will be on hand at a free workshop that aims to educate residents on how invasive knotweed can be controlled and eradicated by use of herbicide injections.

The workshop, which is organized by the Newcastle Weed Warriors, the city of Newcastle and the KCNWP, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Lake Boren Park.

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We want your Fourth of July photos!

July 2, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. July 2, 2011

Newcastle News would love to see your photos from the Newcastle Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Boren Park, and possibly print them in the newspaper! Send your photos to newcas@isspress.com.

Lake Boren Park playground reopens just in time for summer

July 1, 2011

It was love at first sight at the Lake Boren Park playground ribbon cutting ceremony June 16. Every inch of the new structure seemed to be occupied by a smiling child eager to explore the new climbing, spinning and sliding toys at his or her disposal.

Children play on the Lake Boren Park playground.

The modernized merry-go-round was among the most popular features at the Lake Boren Park playground ribbon cutting June 16. A $325,000 state grant funded the playground. By Tim Pfarr

The new playground was constructed this spring thanks to a $325,000 grant from the state, which was secured in 2010 by former state Sen. Randy Gordon. The playground opened to the public June 13, but hundreds showed up for the ribbon cutting, which followed the last day of school for students in the Issaquah School District. Read more

Skyhawks camps filling up for the summer

July 1, 2011

Skyhawks summer camps in Newcastle are filling up quickly for the summer.

Most courses have fewer than 10 spots remaining. The first camp begins July 5.

Camps are for children ages 5-12, and they include golf, basketball, tennis, cheerleading and Mini-Hawk, which includes basketball, baseball and soccer.

Camps are five days each and range in price from $69 to $145. They will be held at Lake Boren Park, Renton Academy or Hazelwood Elementary School.

Get the full list of camps by going to https://register.skyhawks.com, and enter your ZIP code.

Call Newcastle Parks and Recreation at City Hall at 649-4444 or the Skyhawks at 800-804-3509, toll free, with questions.

Light up the Newcastle night sky

July 1, 2011

Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lake Boren Park at 10 p.m. July 4. By Kaylen Kinney

Don’t miss the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Lake Boren Park. The festivities start at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

The evening will include music from Seattle band Shelley and the Curves, and food vendors. The new playground will be open for children.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket to spread on the grass.

Lake Boren Townhomes contributed $10,000 to sponsor the event.

Concerts in the Park lineup is set

July 1, 2011

The city has rounded out its Concerts in the Park lineup for the summer.

Lake Boren Park will host six concerts on Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning July 13. Each concert — beginning at 7 p.m. — will be an hour and a half.

The Golf Course at Newcastle and KeyBank will sponsor the series.

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City rounds out Concerts in the Park lineup

June 18, 2011

UPDATED — 4:15 p.m. June 27, 2011

The city has rounded out its Concerts in the Park lineup for the summer.

Lake Boren Park will host six concerts on Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning July 13. Each concert will be an hour and a half, beginning at 7 p.m. *

The Golf Course at Newcastle and KeyBank will sponsor the series.

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Playground ribbon cutting / June 16, 2011

June 17, 2011

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Fourth of July fireworks set at Lake Boren

June 3, 2011

Details emerging for Newcastle Days

UPDATED — 10:50 a.m. June 29, 2011

The city’s annual Fourth of July celebration in Lake Boren Park is a go this year, thanks to a $10,000 sponsorship from Lake Boren Townhomes, which opened in April on the north shore of Lake Boren. Resident Shel Neufeld also offered to match as much as $1,000 of contributions from local businesses for the event.*

This year’s celebration in the park will include music from Seattle cover band Shelley and the Curves, food vendors and — of course — a lot of fireworks to light up the twilight sky.

The celebration starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at 10 p.m. Don’t forget a blanket. The new playground will be open for children in attendance.

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Newcastle community and are happy to do what we can to keep the celebration going,” Lake Boren Townhomes developer Claudio Guincher said in a news release. “Future homeowners will have a front row seat to the fireworks celebration. This is something we want them to be able to enjoy for years to come.”

Mayor John Dulcich said he was very grateful for the contribution from the developer.

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5K is likely to join Newcastle Days lineup

May 6, 2011

The Newcastle 5K, in its third year this year, will likely join the Newcastle Days lineup this summer, according to Newcastle Days committee officials.

The race, which typically takes place in late August, will be held the morning of Sept. 10 as part of the festivities in Lake Boren Park.

The race typically begins and ends in Lake Boren Park. It follows a 3.1-mile path, circles the park and follows city trails to the south.

Valley Medical Center has again committed to sponsoring Newcastle Days with $10,000.

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