I just want to say a few nice things about two groups who have made a great effort to provide high quality entertainment and fun for the locals here this summer. The first is a bunch at Everett Parks and Recreation who put together the free Music in the Parks series. The Thursday evening performances at Port Gardner Landing were a high point of my summer – not just the fine bands themselves, but the entire festive atmosphere created there. Event coordinator Wendy Becker, the city of Everett and the underwriting corporate sponsors are all to be commended.
I have heard the Sunday and Tuesday afternoon series they’ve produced have also been successful. I certainly hope to see this program continue next summer.
I also want to direct cheers to the folks at the Historic Everett Theatre. What a great restoration inside and out. On Aug. 19 we attended a screening there of the classic silent film, “The General,” starring Buster Keaton with live theater organ accompaniment by a super entertainer, Mr. Andy Crow. Our multigenerational party (including my wife, son, and in-laws) all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as did the one hundred or so other fortunate people in attendance. In this era of huge highway traffic jams and entertainment ticket price shock, it is thrilling to find quality, reasonably priced (and free) recreation close to home. Bravo.