Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Larry Blake, Everett Junior College art instructor, won first prize in the watercolor and drawing section of the Renton Creative Arts Festival. Blake was the first in the area to employ the technique of combining watercolors with a collage.

Tom Meadowcroft and Nick Carras had purchased Novak Oldsmobile and were renaming the dealership the Holiday Olds-GMC. Carras of Edmonds, had been active in the automobile business in Seattle since 1948. Meadowcroft, originally from Everett, was the grandson of William Howarth and had been Everett Pulp and Paper Co. in Lowell.

25 years ago (1988)

For more than 50 years, family members of all ages had been relying upon Pioneer Bank for their savings and lending needs. On June 18 a new tradition was to begin. They were annunciating the grand opening of their first in-store Safeway branch in Monroe.

Arlington’s airport was really taking off. The airfield was rapidly outgrowing its pastoral past with an unprecedented building boom. During the past 16 months, the number of hangars for small planes had doubled from 107 to 214. Thom Myers, city manager, spent about three hours each workday overseeing the 1,250-acre site.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.

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