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March 26, 2014 at 1:31 PM

George Takei to lead Seattle Pride Parade in June

George Takei (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) George Takei, best known for portraying Lt. Sulu on the ’60s TV Show “Star Trek,” will be the celebrity grand marshal for this year’s Seattle Pride Parade, parade organizer Seattle Out & Proud announced Wednesday. The actor and director, a proponent of gay rights and active in local…


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February 6, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Thursday Memo: Hooky for history … Seahawks hot-dog it … Scolding for Boeing

Yes! Students stayed away in droves yesterday to watch the Seahawks parade. (At least we hope that’s why they skipped school …) Speaking of the parade. Some Seahawks linebackers chowed down during the parade, buying hotdogs as they made their way down the street. Have a look at this video: We’re sure the machinists would agree:…


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February 5, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Wednesday Memo: Everything you need to know about Seahawks victory parade

Parade, Parade, Parade! (Some 500,00 fans could attend, and some of them have already staked out their spot. Yikes!) Some important things to help you out: Interactive map: Parking, coffee shops near route Printable map Police out in force Transportation tips Share your photos Seattle principals get say on schoolkids’ parade absences You probably…


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February 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Police will be out in force during Seahawks parade

Update at 2:34 p.m.: Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, speaking at a media briefing outside police headquarters, said Seattle police will have a “rather large contingent of officers” along the parade route, although he didn’t provide specific numbers. He said police are preparing for about 300,000 people to gather to honor the Seahawks, but acknowledged there could…


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February 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Police now say up to 500,000 expected for Seahawks parade

A Ride the Ducks vehicle. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along…


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May 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Gary Payton named Grand Marshal of Seafair Torchlight Parade

Former Seattle Sonics superstar guard Gary Payton will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s Seafair Torchlight Parade, the summer festival announced Friday. “We’re honored that Gary is serving in the Grand Marshal role and welcome him to the Seafair family,” Seafair President Beth Knox said in a news release. “His international status as a sports…


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November 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM

After today’s rain, better weather ahead, really

Spectators repel the rain in various ways at the Macy’s Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) This morning’s rain didn’t stop a gingerbread couple and some giant lollipops from marching in the Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) After taking Thanksgiving Day off,…


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April 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Saving parade route spots with chairs to get the third degree

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — City officials in Wenatchee are wondering whether to regulate the practice of using chairs to save spots along the Apple Blossom Festival parade route. For years, parade-goers have set chairs, buckets, ropes, benches or other items days or weeks in advance of the parade. The city has received complaints from business owners…


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