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Letter to the Editor: Grateful for Communities with Good Schools While Growing Up

"On July 20, 1969, like millions of people around the world, I watched in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon for the first time. I was a wide-eyed little girl who couldn’t take her eyes off the TV screen, completely mesmerized by what I saw. That was the day my … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Grateful for Communities with Good Schools While Growing Up

Letter to the Editor: Grateful for Teachers’ Support During Cancer Treatment

"Today, I want to highlight a group of people who have made a massive difference for my family this year. Just five months ago, life was humming along swimmingly for the Johnston family. I was a stay-at-home wife to Jeremy and mom to our three children: Sadie (7), Micah (5), and Tessa (3). On August … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Grateful for Teachers’ Support During Cancer Treatment

Letter to the Editor: Approves of School Bond Proposal as a Realtor and a Parent

"I have a unique vantage point in the Ferndale School Bond election. I am a parent of two Ferndale School District students AND a Realtor in this community. I would like to ask you to look at the Bond Proposal from my perspective for a moment. First, the Realtor perspective. Good schools not only help … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Approves of School Bond Proposal as a Realtor and a Parent

Letter to the Editor: Realtors’ Praise of Schools Motivated Move to Ferndale

"In 2002, me and my husband decided to move from San Diego, CA to Whatcom County. We had people who grew up around this area tell us that Ferndale was “in the sticks” and we should only look in Lynden or Bellingham for houses. However, when we arrived we heard from the Realtors that Ferndale … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Realtors’ Praise of Schools Motivated Move to Ferndale

Letter to the Editor: We All Use and Need a High School We Can Be Proud Of

"There’s no more iconic, central, and important building in a town than the local high school. By far, it is our most valuable public asset. You could live here for decades and never visit our city hall, the library, police station, fire hall, or municipal court—all modern and essential buildings. But all of us use … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: We All Use and Need a High School We Can Be Proud Of