Festivals/Annual Events

1945 World War II ends

1945 Vance Orchard starts Glendale-Highline Gazette

1948 Jerry Robinson runs White Center News

1949 Seattle Trust & Savings building (now Key Bank) opens

1949 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opens

1950 Seafair Festival begins

1953 Normandy Park becomes a city

1954 Brown vs. Board of Education

1958 First Miss Burien crowned

1958 Highline Medical Center opened as Burien General Hospital


The Bayview Golf Club of West Seattle Golf Course welcomes all golfers with an established handicap to play in the 12th annual Bayview Memorial golf tournament on Sunday, August 28.

The tournament is an 18 hole stroke-play format, with gross and net prizes awarded in each division.

The Memorial has a rich history. Former Bayview Captain Mike Shoemaker created the Coghill Memorial tournament to honor former Bayview Secretary Angus Coghill.

The primary objective of the Memorial tournament is to help support the Bayview Memorial scholarship fund.


I am writing to make a correction to the paper yesterday. I lived in Port Orchard Washington for half my childhood, home of the Fathoms 'O Fun Festival. Under a column on parade floats you wrote that Fathoms 'O Fun float was from Bremerton. I think you should research this further as the festival has always been in Port Orchard. Did Bremerton take over the float for Port Orchard's annual festival?

Mary M. Denend



Heather Sabin, Representing City of Federal Way, won one of the three Top Talent Awards and was chosen Third Runner up at Miss SEAFAIR Coronation Tuesday, July 26 at McEachern Auditorium at MOHAI. As a top talent winner Sabin was one of the three contestants to perform her talent at the coronation that evening.


Heather Sabin of Federal Way (left) was chosen third runner-up to Miss Seafair, Melissa Parks of Burien.


Most everywhere I go the question is, "Are we having Waterland?"

The answer is yes, we are - and no, we're not.

It's entirely too silent in this city. Folks should be buzzing around rounding up entries for the Grand Parade, dusting off the food vendor tents, building a beer and wine garden, and talking up the long running 45-year festival.

Instead, there is an amazing consensus of confusion hovering over this traditional Waterland month of July.

Okay - lock the doors. Nobody leaves until we get a straight answer.


On July 31, the West Seattle Farmers' Market may be the only place in town you can get a 'poopsicle,' toss a diaper, and help a needy child all in the same place.

Local charitable nonprofit group, Westside Baby, will hold its fifth annual Stuff the Baby Bus With Diapers fund-raising campaign at the market this year. The organization hopes to raise twice the amount of diapers brought in by last year's event, said Lisa Perry, resource coordinator.

"We are asking everyone we know to contribute a pack of diapers," said Perry.


Matthew E. Durham

DIAPER SHOWER. Members of Gatewood School Day Camp excitedly shower the photographer with diapers as they prepare to lend their bus to Westside Baby for a July 31 Diaper Drive.

Chocolate dipped bananas. Face painted packs of kids. And street-dancing denizens.

This festive atmosphere only happens once a year.


Chocolate dipped bananas. Face painted packs of kids. And street-dancing denizens.

This festive atmosphere only happens once a year.

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