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Sound Off -- May 13, 2014

Get out and support our local talent

Out of the darkness and extreme coldness of the winter of 2013 and 2014 came a wonderful and uplifting production put on by Neelin High School. It must have been so difficult for everyone who worked on this show to get out in the horrific cold and go to the numerous practices to produce such a joyful and delightful show. Well done to all the people — students, musicians, teachers, dance and voice instructors, carpenters, painters and sewers who are all needed to make a show like this happen! Brandon is blessed with so many talented, giving people. The beautiful and comfortable venue for the show was the icing on the cake. Support the many groups and schools, and take advantage of the amazing productions presented to everyone at such a reasonable price. You won’t be disappointed.

Promises too vague

Wow, it’s six months until the municipal election and I’m already getting sick of politicians and their empty promises. We have an incumbent saying her platform is “vision” and a challenger whose big idea is “kicking off a community conversation.” Those are great descriptions of the … what exactly? What IS your vision? How about START that community conversation. My X won’t mark itself.

East of First Street just as bad

Now that we have approval and construction is going to start taking place for Victoria Avenue west from First Street, my question is, when are they going to start working east from First Street? That street certainly needs some improvement. It would be nice if the city would just get in there and start doing it.

Dress it up a bit

Just read “Welcome Signs Not Very Welcoming” and couldn’t agree more. We were just by Minto’s sign a week ago. Their sign puts ours to shame! Brickwork, flood lights, shrubs. I don’t mind the Brandon sign but do something to showcase it. Erect it on a brick/stone stand with possibly a shrub or two. Have some lighting so you can see it at night. The big push seems to be to sell Brandon and what it has to offer. Well, for a start, take the signs out of the ditch!

Pesticide versus herbicide

Reporters continue to use the words “pesticide” and “herbicide” incorrectly. A “pesticide” is an insect control product and a “herbicide” is a weed control product. We need to find a more environmentally friendly product to control weeds such as dandelions before they completely take over our lawns and our parks. There are many more potential health problems with pesticides than with herbicides.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 13, 2014

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Get out and support our local talent

Out of the darkness and extreme coldness of the winter of 2013 and 2014 came a wonderful and uplifting production put on by Neelin High School. It must have been so difficult for everyone who worked on this show to get out in the horrific cold and go to the numerous practices to produce such a joyful and delightful show. Well done to all the people — students, musicians, teachers, dance and voice instructors, carpenters, painters and sewers who are all needed to make a show like this happen! Brandon is blessed with so many talented, giving people. The beautiful and comfortable venue for the show was the icing on the cake. Support the many groups and schools, and take advantage of the amazing productions presented to everyone at such a reasonable price. You won’t be disappointed.

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Get out and support our local talent

Out of the darkness and extreme coldness of the winter of 2013 and 2014 came a wonderful and uplifting production put on by Neelin High School. It must have been so difficult for everyone who worked on this show to get out in the horrific cold and go to the numerous practices to produce such a joyful and delightful show. Well done to all the people — students, musicians, teachers, dance and voice instructors, carpenters, painters and sewers who are all needed to make a show like this happen! Brandon is blessed with so many talented, giving people. The beautiful and comfortable venue for the show was the icing on the cake. Support the many groups and schools, and take advantage of the amazing productions presented to everyone at such a reasonable price. You won’t be disappointed.

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