Keep the arts in our schools for the sake of the students
On Nov. 5, I had the pleasure of attending the LSHS Drama Club’s Dinner Theater Night. I was very impressed with the dinner and the talent of the students at LSHS. The cafeteria was transformed into a beautiful harvest setting with amazingly set tables. We are so lucky to be able to keep these programs alive. With all of the budget cuts many school districts have had to cut these types of programs all together, which is so sad considering there are many students who aren’t very athletic and need some other type of outlet to keep them busy and to build their confidence. I personally was one of those students when I was in high school. This is why I’m writing to our community to make sure we continue to support the drama program in our high school by attending their events. I believe they have a program every fall and spring. Thank you to our wonderful drama director and students who work so hard to put on these events. I’m looking forward to the next one. Thank you to our community for the support of an almost sold out first show. Most of all I want to thank all of you who support the programs in order to keep the arts alive in our schools. Alisa DeFalco Lake Stevens Sports Authority opens up even in tough times
Saturday, Nov. 21 was the grand opening of the Sports Authority in Lake Stevens. In these economic times, it’s good to see a new store open in Lake Stevens. Especially filling that space where Joe’s used to be. But I must admit it was with some apprehension that I entered the new store. Of all the stores in Lake Stevens, I frequented Joe’s the most, since my hobbies revolve around camping, fishing and hunting. It was good to see that Sports Authority had hired former employees of Joe’s to work there. Sports Authority had that new look to it. It was well lit, to the point of seeming shiny. The store clerks I saw were cheerful, courteous and ready to help. But I can’t help thinking that there was way too much clothing apparel, and too many tennis shoes. Although I’m sure that those families with children involved in various sporting activities will appreciate having such a store close by, to avoid having to drive down to a mall in Everett or Lynnwood. I for one was disappointed that their camping, hunting and fishing departments seemed just a tad too small in comparison to the rest of the store. One of the store clerks told me to give them a chance, as they plan on expanding. So I’ll give them a chance. And I’m hoping that the decision to bring in Sports Authority rather than Dick’s Sporting Goods will be a boon for the community.
Ralph Noa Lake Stevens Granite Falls seniors give a shout out to police
The Granite Falls senior class of 2010 would like to thank the Granite Falls Police Department and Police Chief Tony Domish for all of their support at our “Jail” fundraiser during Railroad Days. Their assistance greatly contributed to our success!
Irene Hinze on behalf of Granite Falls senior class 2010 The time is now for progress in Lake Stevens
I am a young person, a young person who is close to losing hope in the City of Lake Stevens. The council of this once great city has lost focus from what really matters–the rights and responsibilities of the people who call Lake Stevens home. We the people aren’t helped by litigation of our city council. We have no gain from fees. Why must the rezoning of land take time away from the real matters of these people. Let’s not spin our wheels in the sand another year. The time for progress in even this smallest of cities is now.
Seth Pilkey Lake Stevens Seniors thankful for craft sale attendees
I would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the new Lake Stevens Senior Center craft and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 14. We all had a great time and are looking forward to next year.