Letters to the Editor -- November 20, 2008

Published on Thu, Nov 20, 2008
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
We work for the Blaine Family Service Center at the Blaine school district. This letter is in support of the Community Assistance Program’s Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Program. The Community Assistance Program endeavors to provide a full basket of food to people in our community who wouldn’t otherwise be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday meal this year. This includes many of our school district’s families. At the family service center we hear from the families who are in need and we want to pass on to you how very grateful and thankful they are to live in such a generous community.
If you find yourself in a position to donate to this cause please send a check to the CAP Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Fund, P.O. Box 1067, Blaine, WA 98231. Donations may also be made at Cost Cutter, Bank of America and Sterling Bank.
If you would like more information about receiving a Thanksgiving dinner basket, please call us at 332-0740.
Jessie Burton and Larissa Dhanani
Blaine

The Editor:
Beach Basket Yarns and gifts would like to thank our customers for the fun we had during our pajama party on Saturday.
We feel we have the most thoughtful, caring and wonderful customers. We appreciate you!
By seven a.m. we had about 50 people already in full regalia! And more than 200 people the whole day!
Thank you Jan Smith and Katherene Schmidt for the fabulous baked goodies!
Thanks again to our customers and community for their support.
Mary Muncy,
Owner Beach Basket Yarns and Gifts
Birch Bay

The Editor:
On December 11 and 16 at 7 p.m., the Blaine schools will be hosting their two community holiday concerts. We would like to invite any community groups, adult and/or family musicians to come and perform one of the two programs. The high school concert is on Thursday, December 11 and the middle school performance is on Tuesday, December 16. Besides the school groups we would like to add up to three more acts from the community each evening. Each act is encouraged to pick a program of religious and/or secular music, dance or songs to share in the 12 minutes they will have on stage.
Anyone interested in performing should call Mr. Andy Harmening at the middle school, 332-8226, and leave a message with your information, which night you would like to perform and a return phone number. Entertainers and audience members will be encouraged to bring a food item that night for the food bank.
Andy Harmening
Blaine

The Editor: 
I live in Florida and want to bring awareness to the fine people of Blaine and surrounding areas regarding internet purchases. In particular those that do not have a happy ending. I placed an order for contact lenses for my 15-year-old son almost three weeks ago, through Blaine based (allegedly) “Lens Now” of 250 H Street, Suite 175 (lensnow.com). To date, no lenses nor offer for a refund. They do not have a customer service phone line, just an email address. After numerous calls (one in particular today), I found out that their address is a “mail center.” When I called and asked them if this was there place of business, I was told yes. Upon telling the woman on the other end that I was told by the Blaine police that it is a mail center, she asked for my name and number.
Long, sad story. I now have a teenager without contact lenses and no refund and am struggling to come up with more money for lenses through a legitimate lens company. Buyers beware.
As for Lens Now, shame on you and your untruthful employees and poor business practices (of which, the Seattle Better Business Bureau has them rated with an “F”).
James Meade
Palmetto, FL

Corrections

Giving Tree fundraiser tickets available at door
In last week’s issue the Giving Tree Fundraiser article incorrectly described the event as a concert as well as where to purchase tickets. Crystal Tricycle will be performing with old-time rock and roll for 21 and older to dance to.
Tickets can only be purchased at the door for $10 per person. It is being held at Pastime Bar.

Holiday cookie contest scheduled for December 5
The holiday cookie baking contest will be held on December 5, not December 2 as published in last week’s issue.

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 should be limited to 10 names. 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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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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