Letters to the Editor -- March 21, 2002

Published on Thu, Mar 21, 2002
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Getting to thanks!
The Editor:
We all know someone in our lives who goes the extra mile for others. Volunteers of all ages make this community a special place just by lending a hand. Whatcom Volunteer Center wants your help in thanking and recognizing them at its annual Heart and Hands Awards event.
Nominating someone is easy. Stop by our office and pick up a nomination form at 411 York Street, right behind the Bellingham Grocery Outlet, or call 360/734-3055. Nominations are due Friday, April 12 by 5 p.m.
All of those nominated for the Heart and Hands Awards will be honored at an ice cream social for volunteers, their families and friends at Bellingham high school on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Eight nominees will be selected for $250 awards to be given to the nonprofit of their choice. Sponsors of the event are BP Cherry Point Refinery and the Bellingham Herald.
Don’t procrastinate – nominate that special volunteer in your life today. It’s a great way to say thanks.
Joy Keenan
Bellingham

Thanks
The Editor:
The Whatcom Transportation Choices Citizens Committee would like to thank Whatcom County voters for their strong support of public transportation in the March 12 election.
As a community we cont-inue to demonstrate that most of the people living here share a long-term vision that values our environment and our quality of life and expresses concern for those less fortunate.
We know public transportation is an essential service and lifeline for many in our community. And for those who don’t yet need or use it, it helps to control traffic congestion by keeping 6,000 cars off our roads each day. Clearly we don’t want to duplicate the traffic problems of our neighbors to the south.
By our vote on March 12, we’ve made a sound investment in our future. There is no question that serving diverse urban and rural areas in our county poses a challenge. But with stable funding and continued community participation in transportation planning, WTA can incorporate innovative ways to efficiently transport people where they need to go.
As we grow, the key will be to make riding the bus a more attractive option for those of us who are riding in single occupant vehicles so we can further reduce traffic. We are grateful to be part of a broad-minded and generous community that values and supports its schools, parks and public transportation.
Glen Hallman
Bellingham

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The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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