Make it green The spectacle of speedboats producing carbon emissions is not entertainment, but a reminder of the need for greater understanding of global warming. [“Is Seafair sinking? Down year stirs debate,” page one, Aug. 9.] Seafair could hold races and demonstrations for canoes, kites, rowboats and vehicles powered by wind, solar, hydrogen and nonfood biofuels. This…More
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The event is a hassle The drop in attendance at Seafair might be attributed to answering this simple query: Do the pleasures derived from attending the event outweigh the hassles? [“Is Seafair sinking? Down year fires up debate on its fate,” seattletimes.com, Aug. 8.] Seafair must draw its patrons from the neighborhood or not at all,…More
City has ruined the event The Seafair attendance article misses a very important point. [“Seafair’s closing-weekend numbers have been dropping,” NW Monday, Aug. 5.] Going to the hydro races is no longer a fun, family event. The city of Seattle (yes, the same city that cannot run a business as complicated as a downtown parking lot)…More
Angels as American as apple pie It saddens me that there is a strong possibility that we will not have a Blue Angels show this year at Seafair, so I couldn’t possibly disagree more with the letter writers who have basically said “good riddance” to this longtime Seattle summer tradition [“Blue Angels Seafair show, others,…More
Other potential budget cuts have more significant impact As President Obama said, people are going to be hurt by the consequences of the sequester. Not seeing the Blue Angels will no doubt be a big disappointment for some, but I’m not sure that compares with the hurt that will be felt by children and families in…More