Letters to the Editor -- May 17, 2007

Published on Thu, May 17, 2007
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
I would like to publicly thank Joe and Christy Imperio and Troy Olason for their dedication to my niece’s fifth-grade girls’ softball team.
As the coach of the team, Joe’s knowledge of the game and patience with the girls made going to games and practices a positive and fun experience for the girls. Watching the smile on my niece’s face was a joy to behold.
Joe’s extensive experience with the game helped to improve the girls’ skills. Joe and Christy’s encouragement and enthusiasm helped to promote a “can-do” attitude and made each girl feel special.
Due to a decision made by the Blaine youth baseball board, Joe Imperio has been removed from his coaching position. The decision was based on conversations with three parents.
Unfortunately the other 11 parents were not consulted and their opinions were not heard.
My hope is that next year Joe, Christy and Troy will be back where they belong, coaching the sixth-grade girls’ softball team.
Crissy Baker
Birch Bay

The Editor:
On behalf of the Sweet Road Artisans Alliance, I would like to thank the good people of Blaine, Birch Bay, White Rock and the surrounding communities for their support of The Mother’s Day Artist Studio Tour.
The partnership of the city of Blaine, the many businesses in Blaine, and the local artists who opened their homes and studios to the public made this weekend a grand success for the arts community.
We, in the alliance, would like to offer special thanks to The Northern Light newspaper for their ongoing support for the arts and artists in the Blaine area.
This was our second annual Mother’s Day Studio Tour and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Thanks again.
Ron Snyder, chair of
Sweet Road Artisans
Alliance
Blaine

The Editor:
“Blaine Harbor” … works better! Drayton Harbor has valuable historical implications, but it makes no sense to identify the city with the explorer Vancouver’s crewmember! This harbor is a highly positive asset when selling our city, making it a more livable city. Blaine Harbor Association wishes to change the name of the harbor from Drayton to Blaine Harbor. How do you feel? Contact us at 332-6069 or by email harborland@aol.com.
Joel Douglas
Blaine

The Editor:
Last week the community garden organizers realized that they had their wires crossed. The community garden located at G Street at the 7th Street right-of-way was listed as the G Street garden by Maxine Thompson, who has organized the garden in past years.
It was listed as the 7th Street community garden by Turtle Robb at the Blaine Community Senior Center, whom has offered to be the coordinator this year. Maxine and Turtle hooked up last week and are both thrilled to be working with each other to make the garden really fun and successful this year. Turtle will be available at the senior center for any questions about the garden throughout the work week.
The plots have been tilled and divided. The plots have all been spoken for, but if you are interested, come get on the waiting list (in case someone decides to bow out). Or, if you just want to grow one or two plants or want to join in helping the senior center with their plots, please see Turtle at the center (Tuesday through Friday) or call 332-8040.
Turtle Robb
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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