Slert should first recognize Square Deal improvements
I heartily endorse City Councilman Charles Slert’s suggestion of recognizing and rewarding community members who maintain beautiful residences or businesses in our often sad-looking community.
May I suggest he start by recognizing the gentlemen who improved the Square Deal eyesore and made it into a thriving business venture while being harassed in this very newspaper by a local architect?
Ron van Noord
I realize some poor people need some subsidizing, but I’m talking about second-, third- and fourth-generation subsidizing being a little too much.
Subsidies are fine, just make the recipients responsible as well (schooling, urine tests, etc., or leave and go somewhere else!).
Sorry you misread my letter, Mr. Emmal.
Since the market occupies the fairgrounds parking lot, we have always closed the market the weekend of the fair. This year, we had so many requests to keep the market open during the fair that we approached Richard and Holly Muenzer, owners of The Club, and Earlene Burley of Northwoods Realty. They graciously hosted the Crescent City Farmers Market, allowing our customers to continue to support our “Grown Local, Sold Local, Enjoyed Local” concept, in their parking lot.
Our community farmers market continues to grow and prosper because of the support of local growers, producers, businesses and community members, who purchase local products each week. We owe them a big “thank you” for hosting us and making that possible.
Again, thanks for our neighbor businesses for supporting the market and thanks to our customers for coming out each week to purchase locally. Visit us this Saturday, in our usual location at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, where you will find fresh produce, grass-fed beef, eggs, bakery items, local fish, soup, and locally hand crafted products.
Rural Human Services
The show doesn’t start when it is scheduled. The “star” acts as if he is doing you a favor coming to our small fair. The opening act did a terrific job, although he, too, was late in starting the show. Then after getting the opening act off the stage, saying they were ready, the star act then takes another 15 minutes to get on the stage and start the main act.
If this had been a TV show, they would have been introduced in the first hour of the show and then actually appear in the last five minutes. The people in charge of the show should demand better. If we are supposed to be in the bleachers at 6 p.m., then the show should start at that time. This year is the second year in a row that we have left the show early because of the same problem.