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New Castle’s newest author, Shannon Bailey, has copies of her premier book, “Her Knight With a Shining Star,” at Judy Gordon’s The Picket Fence Gift Shop, on Main Street in beautiful downtown New Castle. The fictional love story is set in New Castle in 1894 with references to the local mines, coal miners strike and life in early New Castle. What a great gift for someone who lives in New Castle or is interested in its history.••••• Mothers of Preschoolers is a group that exists to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. Women from all backgrounds and ages find support in MOPS as they try to be the very best moms they can be. Moms are encouraged to join the group, which meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Apple Tree Community Center. This evening, Thursday, Sept. 23, registered dietitian Jona Moore from Castle Valley Children’s Clinic is speaking on “finicky eaters,” and Annie Flynn from Music Together will give a demonstration.Child care is not provided, but nursing mothers with infants are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Parr at 984-3927 or ssparr@sopris.net.•••••This Saturday is the last Saturday for the New Castle flea market. These events have been held at the New Castle Community Center on alternating Saturdays. If you haven’t stopped by before, make a point to save some time on Saturday, and you never know what treasures you may find. Different vendors display their wares to tempt you.The flea market is run by the town, so call 984-2311 if you have some of your own wampum you’d like to trade. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.”It’s been a great opportunity,” said Robin Burkett, who is in charge of the flea markets. “This Saturday we’ve got 13 already signed up, but we can take three more vendors. It’s been nice for everyone to get to know people in New Castle.” ••••• The town is still looking for people to serve on its Planning and Zoning Commission. Please call 984-2311 for more information. If you call that number and get a message, the lines are busy and you’ve been routed to the New Castle Police Department. You really do have the correct number; just hang up and try again in a few minutes.••••• Fall Clean Up is scheduled for Oct. 4-15. Take the stuff you can’t give away to the Town Shop at Main and Sixth streets, over the railroad tracks, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Don’t try to dump old computers, paint, large appliances, motor oil or large vehicle parts.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.


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