Letters to the Editor -- July 20, 2006

Published on Thu, Jul 20, 2006
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
We are looking for my granddaughter’s father. The last phone number was Blaine. His name is Kim Walter Fletcher. He was born May 1, 1954. His daughter is Jessica D. Fletcher who is 14 and is going to sing in Ferndale at the Old Settler’s Park.
The event starts July 27 or 28 between 7 – 9 p.m. She is proud that she can sing real good and wants her father there to hear her.
If any one can help find him she would appreciate it very much. My number is 360/312-1305 and mailing address is 2075 Vista Drive #104, Ferndale, WA 98248.
Vivian Burnett
Ferndale

The Editor:
Summer is the best because kids can shout and scream and drive their parents nuts. You can go to a fun place like the Boys & Girls Club. It’s the best. You should go. Please tell your parents you get a free lunch. It’ll be a blast. There is basketball, fooz ball and a dunk tank.
Kyle Coy
Blaine

The Editor:
Summer is the best because there’s flowers growing. You can swim. The C Shop is open. You can go to the waterslides. You can camp. That is why summer is the best.
Kaylee Muri
Blaine

The Editor:
IE Global Classroom foreign exchange student program is urgently looking for host families for foreign students who will be traveling to the area as exchange students this upcoming school year. Anyone interested please contact Sara Sutton at 332- 5742 as soon as possible. Thank you.
Sara Sutton
Blaine

The Editor,
I want to thank Steve for the kind welcome in his response to my letter, in reference to, changing our town’s name to Peace Harbor.
First off, I must tell you that I was stunned when I found my letter had been published. It was my neighbor Ron’s comical email in response to my letter that made me aware that word had gotten out.
I hadn’t read the paper yet so I had no clue. In fact, when he sent me the email, (which I just love hip seniors using email), I thought he worked at the paper figuring that was how he had read my letter. I suddenly realized just how small our town was. 
My intention was to begin a correspondence with the editor to get some feedback on making this name change a reality and to get some guidance on the best way to go about it.
I see that Steve was kind enough to give his two cents so I wanted to respond back figuring others probably felt the same.
I can appreciate Steve’s feelings. I’m glad to see that people are open to changing and growing. I’m sure there are many locals that don’t want to see change but it is inevitable and a necessary part of life. Hey, I’m from Pittsburgh I know lots of people who like to keep things just as they are. Change is safe and it can lead us down new avenues we didn’t even dream of.
The idea is to stay positive so that we can see all the possibilities of change. Every single town has things that need to be improved upon not just ours.
The suggestion to name our town Peace Harbor was intended to properly label our land. The tallest standing structure in any area reflects what’s important to that particular town. In our town that structure is the Peace Arch.
The Harbor is what sits next to our land and gives us an amplified peace when we look off into the calm water. I’m not trying to embellish with fancy lingo here calling us a ‘sparkly paradise by the sea’.  I’m just stating the obvious.
 We are a small town and we can change our name if we want to, that’s the fun part. Realize that you attract people just by the way you make them feel and whether birds are littering the boardwalk or not let’s be grateful that we have a boardwalk. 
Ultimately what people remember is how they felt when they visit an area. We each can do our part with kindness in our hearts and the good will come and things will change for the better. 
Believe you are peace and see if your own life doesn’t change.  The bonus of this name change is that when we do attract people we will be attracting the kind of people who care and can help us to make a difference.
If we all keep our minds and hearts open then we create miracles together. See the good in what we do have here and you automatically create more goodness.  It works both ways and I choose to focus on what is good in order to make more of it.
So here’s to the two things that have made the biggest impact on me since I arrived, Peace Harbor.
Andrea Fisher
Peace Harbor

The Editor:
The Pacific Arts Association would like to thank all who helped create a very successful Blaine Jazz Festival. The audience that attended the concerts, the countless volunteers, instructors, and students who gave of their time and talents.
The support of the Blaine business leaders that gave and gave, the city of Blaine with BTAC funds and employees, and the city of Bellingham in sharing grants to help make the Louisiana Jazz Repertory possible.
Ted Decorso, Sandy and Bruce Wolf, for producing the festival and a job well done.
The most exciting thing during the week-long concerts was seeing the boardwalk ends on H and G streets come alive.
Recognitions to the Blaine City Council’s past and present vision to make it possible and the current city administration for making it happen.
If you were not able to attend, we hope that you can see concerts throughout the year at the Blaine Performing Arts Center. The next one in conjunction with the Bellingham Festival of Music in August.
The next time you see a visitor that stays over night in Blaine, take the time to thank them, for they are the ones helping to pay the BTAC tax for things like the boardwalk, the Visitor’s Center, the Plover, the art in the park, and the Blaine Jazz Festival.
Bob Boule
President of the Pacific Arts
Association
Blaine

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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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