Letters to the Editor -- March 18, 2004

Published on Thu, Mar 18, 2004
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
Too often we denigrate our young people.
Needing to write to my members of congress and lacking the skills and equipment to do so, I asked my next door neighbor if she could help me. The correspondence she produced for me was in excess of the quality I had expected when I was in management during the dinosaur age.
My neighbor is in the 10th grade and is 16-years-old.
If the Blaine school system is turning out such students, we should all be proud.
George Tranberg
Blaine, WA

The Editor:
Thank you to the Blaine school district, Blaine Chamber of Commerce, city of Blaine, and The Northern Light newspaper for sponsoring the outstanding performance last Friday evening of the U.S. Air Force Academy “Galaxy Brass” Band. What a wonderful group of talented young people, obviously enjoying very much what they do, and displaying such heartfelt patriotism. I’m proud of them.
Sharon Neem
Blaine

The Editor:
The Arts and Jazz “Picnic in the Park” benefit auction, dance, and community celebration was a huge success thanks to the community’s generosity. The Blaine Fine Arts Association was able to raise over $7,000 to help provide extra curricular enrichment for our art, band, choir, and drama students at Blaine high school. Many thanks go out to all of the businesses and individuals who donated auction items. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, and friends of the students who spent many hours collecting auction items, preparing and serving the picnic food, and collecting and putting up decorations to transform our school cafeteria into a park.
Thank you to: Jack Kintner for taking his time to compile information and photographs to cover our event and to The Northern Light and the Bellingham Herald for printing Jack’s pictures and article. Thank you to Jeff and Barbara at Firewind Farm for allowing us to use their plant materials to help create our park, Don Richmond at Corry’s Fine Dry Cleaning for cleaning all of our table cloths over the last few years and keeping them looking crisp and clean, George Kaas and his students for the ferns and primroses we used for decorating. Thank you to Sheila Connors and the Western Washington University food services for their assistance in our food ordering, Gary Tomsic for once again conducting a lively auction. And a huge thank you to all who attended and made this our most profitable auction to date.
Kristi Galbraith
President, Blaine Fine Arts Association
Blaine

The Editor:
Thank you to the city of Blaine. Located at the corner of Peace Portal Drive and Bell Road is the first sign of spring. A lovely display of daffodils in bloom features the new Peace Arch City sign. A lot of thought and caring is showing pride in our city.
Lee Sophie Craft
Blaine

The Editor:
Ending with the most inspiring rendition of God Bless America we have ever witnessed, the United States Air Force Academy Band - Galaxy Brass was a true treat to experience.
The sponsors - Blaine school district, Blaine Chamber of Commerce, city of Blaine and The Northern Light newspaper are to be commended for bringing the band to Blaine.
Also special recognition to Kenneth Cunningham for missing his trip with the school band to stay and perform with the Galaxy Brass. His tuxedo attire and stage presence represented pride in self, school and community.
Thank you all for a fabulous evening.
Col. John & Nancy Hobberlin
Blaine

Letters Policy
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 should be limited to 10 names. 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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Letters Policy

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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