Letters to the Editor -- February 15, 2007

Published on Thu, Feb 15, 2007
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
The Blaine Fine Arts Association’s Arts and Jazz benefit auction, dance, and community celebration was a huge success due to our supportive community. Because of your generous donation of auction items, attendance, and competitive bidding, we set a new record of $11,000!
These funds are used to support the art, band, choir, and drama departments at Blaine high school by providing for activities over and above the Blaine school district’s budget.
In light of the fact that many schools have had to limit or even discontinue fine art programs, our school has continued to support these programs and our students have definitely benefited from this.
Everyone in attendance at the Arts and Jazz benefit could attest to the fact that our fine arts departments have produced great talent and improved the skills of our students.
Thank you to all who helped with Arts and Jazz. Parents, grandparents, teachers, interested community members, and business owners donated auction items, collected and categorized auction items, decorated, baked cookies, prepared and served food, and helped to clean up.
Thank you to our energetic MC, Mike Kent and our lively auctioneer, Gary Tomsic. Thank you to Maria Velasquez for organizing a team of helpers from KOHL’s department store and for soliciting a corporate donation. Thank you to Karena Crotto for her graphic artwork utilizing the artwork of student Bailey Bruneau to produce this year’s poster. Thank you to The Northern Light for donating the printing of the poster.
Thank you to our generous community for always giving to our students. Because of your support, the BFAA is able to provide money for trips, awards, scholarships for graduating seniors, and the purchase of specialized equipment to enrich our students learning experience.
Kristi Galbraith
BFAA President
Blaine

The Editor:
I have been visiting in Blaine and have admired the boardwalk and statues. This is in stark contrast to so many houses that have yards that look like garbage dumps – one just two blocks from city hall is an example.
On east of H Street is a sign saying that littering in Blaine is a criminal offense and subject to imprisonment and fine. Seems this does not apply to private property.
Most cities have ordinances prohibiting junked cars on the streets. In the back of the library and the backyard of city hall and the police department is a junked car with flat tires and broken windows – a real eye sore.
I would suggest that if Blaine wants to become a tourist mecca that they clean up their act – it’s not a city I would recommend to visit.
Edward Carson
Reno, Nevada

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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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