DMV experience worse than pulling teeth Dear Editor,
Yesterday, I had the excruciating experience of visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles in Smokey Pointe. I was stuck there for about six hours. Call me old fashioned, but when I was growing up we didn’t call it “the DMV.” It was the “Horseless-Carriage Registrar’s Office and General Store.” Back then there was only one man working at the counter, and not only would he register my automotor car in his ledger, he could also exchange beaver hides for gold (or vice-versa), diagnose various maladies and pull teeth. Visiting the DMV can be as painful as pulling teeth. If I’m going to be miserable for hours, why not get a dental procedure out of the way while I’m at it? Kill two birds with one root canal! It would at least be a time saver, and your teeth would look good for the photo, if you could manage a smile. P.S. It would not be advisable for teens to take their drive test after recently having been exposed to nitrous oxide.
Sir L. K. Kenton Lake Stevens
Bridges Pets will stay open in Frontier Village Dear Editor,
We at Bridges Pets are happy to announce that we will reopen for business in Frontier Village July 10, reversing the plans to consolidate entirely to our Snohomish location. Issues with the area’s landlord have been resolved, he adds, allowing the store to continue to operate. Part of the decision to reopen comes as a result of listening to customer concerns about our departure over the last six weeks. At this time, our Lake Stevens store will offer foods and other supplies, while fish, birds and other pets may be found in Snohimish. We sincerely hope this will help meet the needs of those who cannot make it to our other store. We thank the community for it’s support and look forward to serving them soon from Frontier Village! Bridges Pets staff Dylan’s day a huge success in Granite Falls Dear Editor,
On May 30th, in the little town of Granite Falls, big things were happening! On this sunny, Saturday morning, hundreds of people came out to run, walk, jog, or stroll their way through the streets of town in an effort to raise funds and to show support for our 5 year old son, Dylan, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. The day, known as Dylan’s Day, lived up to its name! Dylan was thrilled with his ‘parade’ and took great pride in waving to every individual as they took off from the start line! Dylan’s Day was more spectacular than we could have ever imagined! We would like to say “thank-you” and let everyone who took part in, or who helped to support Dylan’s Day in any way, know how much we appreciate your efforts and your generosity. We continue to feel blessed by the outpouring of support that has been offered to Dylan and our family. We will always be grateful for the love, support and compassion we have received from our family, friends, and the community. The memory of Dylan’s Day will live forever in our hearts! We are quite certain, that in Dylan’s mind, no other day will be quite as wonderful as Dylan’s Day! Brandon, Christina, Dylan and Natalie Klepper
G.F. Coalition thanks community Dear Editor, A huge thank you to all the Granite Falls community members and volunteers who came together and helped raise money for Dylan’s Day on May 30. We had a record number of people who came out and participated in the 5k Run/Walk, BBQ and silent auction, raising over $32,000 for the Klepper Family. Five-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and the funds raised are to help offset the expenses that the family will incur while Dylan is going through treatment. It just goes to show what we, as a community, can accomplish by working together and for such a great cause!
The Community Coalition Granite Falls
Joe’s empty space could be entertainment venue investment Dear Editor,
If I had the money I would do this, but I don’t, so I thought I’d throw the idea out there. Many people have been asking for some venue for our teenagers to be able to go to. There have been several letters and discussions about having a skateboard park within Lake Stevens. Why not use the building now vacated by Joe’s for an indoor skateboard park? It seems big enough, tall enough, and wide enough. Having it indoors would allow for it to be used year round. This location would be ideal because it’s near the main bus line, and there would be ample parking. Maybe one of the skateboard stores could help sponsor it? I’m sure there would be people willing to help paint, build the ramps, etc. Who knows, I just think having this large area would be a great investment for some kind of entertainment venue so people have a place to go on the weekends that doesn’t involve having to leave the Lake Stevens area.