You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.
May 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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 legend combined with his commitment to the Seattle community makes him an ideal selection for the grand marshal role. I know fans will come out on Torchlight Night to recognize Gary for his incredible accomplishments.”
Payton, an Oregon State University graduate, was the second overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft and played 13 years for the Sonics. When he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2003, he was Seattle’s all-time leader in games played, points, minutes, steals, assists, field goals made and three-point field goals made. He won an NBA Championship with the Heat in 2006, and Gold Medals with the U.S. Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000.
He will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 8.
The parade, technically called the 2013 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on July 27, starting near the Seattle Center and continuing down Fourth Avenue.
It will include “live bands, high-energy drill and dance teams, floats, marching bands, the scurvy Seafair Pirates, Seafair Clowns, gigantic character balloons, local celebrities, and more,” according to the news release. About 150,000 spectators are expected.
November 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM
After taking Thanksgiving Day off, the familiar rains returned to the Puget Sound area today, testing the resolve of those headed downtown to the Holiday Parade.
But stay tuned. Better weather is on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
Showers are expected to taper off this evening, and the chance of showers decreases into the weekend.
In the Seattle area, the chance of showers is 40 percent Saturday, 30 percent on Sunday and Monday is forecast to be dry and partly sunny.
A dry stretch could be welcome following a drenching week that included a record 2.13 inches of rain Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Johnny Burg, Weather Service meteorologist, said that through Thursday, Sea-Tac had 5.45 inches of rain in November, compared to a normal 4.8 inches for the period.
April 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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 and others who have to navigate the mish-mash of items. Some say it’s unsightly.
The Wenatchee World reports city officials want to put together a task force to recommend whether to regulate them starting next year.
About The Today File
The Today File is a general news blog featuring real-time coverage of Seattle and the Northwest. It is reported by the news staff of The Seattle Times and edited by Assistant Metro Editor Nick Provenza.
Trending with readers