Letters to the Editor -- May 22, 2008

Published on Thu, May 22, 2008
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
There might be a few who don’t admire the seahorse sculpture on the plaza, but there are a great number of others – many of them visitors – who like this piece very much! We are fortunate to have many beautiful and interesting pieces of art in our community for all to enjoy. I encourage everyone to tour the new sculpture exhibit in Peace Arch Park; this is its 11th year!
Carroll Solomon
Blaine Visitor Center

The Editor:
This letter is in response to Dick Vander Yacht’s tirade about the seahorse sculpture in last week’s paper. Unfortunately, Mr. Vander Yacht’s comments will undoubtedly reach the artist, Dan Klennert, and may deter him from participating in future International Sculpture Exhibitions at Peace Arch State Park.
That would be a loss for all of us.
I think the seahorse is a fantastic sculpture! It is not only whimsical and masterfully crafted, but when you get up close and see that Dan created it from machine parts and scrap metal, it becomes even more amazing!
Additional sculptures may be viewed at Dan’s web site at www.danielklennert.com.
Thank you, Peace Arch State Park and United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association, for bringing sculptures from around the world to Blaine. And thank you, Dan Klennert, for sharing your art with us.
John Yirak
Blaine

The Editor: 
It sure is nice to see our city council taking the appropriate steps to rezone the airport from its current status which serves Jeff Robinson, Doug Fenton and a few other good old boys.
I had to laugh a few weeks ago when Jeff took a of couple cheap shots at John Liebert over his choice of questions with regards to candidates for city council.
I guess we can ask Barack Obama about his opinion of his lunatic pastor but anything close to that question to a candidate for city council in Blaine is crossing some kind of line!
John Liebert has represented our schools and our city for many years and he is well known for his contributions to our school and community. To indicate that he is not well qualified to represent Blaine is a joke to those of us that know him and his family.
Doug Fenton and Jeff Robinson have no one to blame for the closure of the airport than themselves!  For two years they led the city down a golden path that had $16 million dollars of federal funding just waiting to be handed over to the city only to find out in a conference call with the FAA that there was no way Blaine would get anything close to $16 million for their airport expansion!
After all of the letter writing, meetings, studies, etc. at the end of the day when it comes down to it our city was led to believe that because it was “eligible” for a $16 million dollar grant all we had to do was fill out the paper work and the FAA would swoop into town with the money.
We are all “eligible” to win the lottery but not many of us expect to win, except for Mr. Fenton and Mr. Robinson!
Dennis Hill
Blaine
 
The Editor:
I would like to express my appreciation to everyone in the community for your generosity in making donations to Cassie’s fundraising efforts for her trip to Europe this summer with People to People. There are too many people to mention, but you know who you are, friends, family, acquaintances, and even some individuals we don’t even know!  Thank you! 
Cassie has been able to raise several thousand dollars due mostly to your contributions, and we so appreciate your support! 
If you would like to donate, she still has a couple thousand dollars to raise by June 14, which is fast approaching, so please contact her at cassie_ariel@hot-mail.com or 510-0794 to donate any amount, every little bit helps! This is a sweet reminder to me of why I have lived in this community for most of my 48 years, and why I wanted to raise my children here! I assure you, Cassie will make us proud in her representation of our little community of Blaine, while visiting France and Italy this summer, thanks to you! Our most humble appreciation and thanks, 
Lois and Cassie Acidera     
Blaine

Editor:
Come we now
This Memorial Day
To salute brave souls
Now passed away
Do we stop
With pensive smile
To think of them
For just awhile
Or do we think
Of food and wine
Or of ourselves
And our good times
Surely, think of them
Today
After all,
It’s Memorial Day
George G. Tranberg
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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