Letters to the Editor -- November 25, 2004

Published on Thu, Nov 25, 2004
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
I enjoy reading your informative newspaper every week. I recently moved to Birch Bay from North Carolina and your paper has been a good source of local information for me. Thank you!
I work in Lynden at A Gift of Dance, a ballet and jazz-hip hop studio in the downtown area. Our Christmas recital, “Celebrating the Season with Dance,” is on Saturday, December 11 at the Lynden Christian high school. The performance begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $6. For more information, please call 354-6066. We would love to invite the good folks of Blaine and Birch Bay to our performance.
I look forward to my next newspaper.
Hope E. Harrell
Birch Bay

The Editor:
These are a few thoughts I had when voting season came around. I was filled with many emotions, emotions that I never felt before. I felt my vote would make a difference and count. But yet voting also felt confusing. I did not know who exactly to vote for, but I knew that I was going to vote.
I did have some problems understanding what each side was going to offer to America. My family, however, helped me understand what each person was talking about. I am not going to say who I voted for but I can say I voted with confidence that I was going to be counted for in the voting season. There are still a few things that I am unclear about but I believe that with many more decisions to be made I will vote to make America a better place.
I am 18, soon to be 19 and I can say proudly that my single vote counted towards a better nation. I am sorry to say that I know personally at least four people who did not vote. It made me ask them “why?” And each person asked in response what difference would it make. I simply replied you left your decision-making up to the rest of the nation. If you complain about who is president at all, it is your fault for not taking about 20 minutes and voting.
I know in my mind that when people my age register to vote it does not mean that they will go out and vote but sometimes that they need to be pushed. So, when another time comes to vote nag your friends and family to help make our nation more our nation.
Mary E. Baily
Blaine

The Editor:
The family of James E. “Jim” Bakarich extends heartfelt thanks to all those who attended his memorial service, and for the many cards, flowers and memorial contributions. Your kind words and thoughtful expressions of sympathy are very much appreciated.
Norma Jean, Nancy, Tim, Scott & Shane
Bakarich
Blaine

The Editor:
Mary Nielson, new manager of Sea Breeze R.V. Park would like to express appreciation to all those who came and helped make baby blankets to donate at a service project held at the Sea Breeze recreation room on Thursday, November 11.
We will be hosting a crafts/sewing circle at Sea Breeze every Tuesday night beginning January 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. We would like to invite anyone interested in joining us for fellowship and fun. There will be an ongoing service project making flannel baby blankets, lap quilts, and preemie baby clothes to donate for local community needs. Other seasonal craft or sewing projects will be included, as interests are expressed. If you would like, you are welcome to bring your own project to work on while we visit. Some materials will be provided, but of course donations of fabric, thread, batting or yarn are always welcome.
Sea Breeze would also like to offer the use of our newly remodeled recreation room for community/neighborhood use. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mary Nielson, manager, at 371-5603, located at 4700 Alderson Road in Birch Bay, or by email at seabreezervpark@hotmail.com.
Mary Nielson
Birch Bay

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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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