Letters to the Editor

Councilman agonizing over Summit Place

I have agonized deeply over the Summit Place Joint Planning Agreement. Originally, I was the individual who approached the Suburban Cities Association to ask for their support to force King County to negotiate with Maple Valley for joint planning of the Donut Hole. The agreement is the result of this relationship as well as hard work by many staff members. My final decision was based on the following criteria.

  • Jul 1, 2009
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Farmers Market thank you

I just wanted to say thank you to all of the wonderful shoppers at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday – to Twyla and Ginger at… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009
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Take care with donut hole planning

I am grateful the City Council for Maple Valley did have a public hearing tonight (Monday) regarding the Donut Hole also known as Summit Place.… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2009
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Just say no to toll roads in King County

An obscure committee in a relatively obscure organization is planning the future of our transportation. Its potentially a future of 1.5 million more people but… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009
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Evergreen hospice looking for volunteers from area

Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care serves patients and their families in all of King and Snohomish Counties. Many people still think of Evergreen as simply… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2009
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Local breast cancer walk team seeks support

I am part of Team Perseverance and this year will be our third year participating in the Breast Cancer three-day walk. Our journey will begin September 11 and will end September 13. We are doing several different fundraising events this year to help our team raise the funds to be able to participate in the three-day adventure. Our team takes pride in our fundraisers and wants to include the community in various ways.

  • Jun 11, 2009
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Maple Valley woman pickets home decorating business

This letter is to all of the community members who saw me picketing near a home decorating business located on highway 169. I would also… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2009
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The Amazing Race came about with community support

Greater Maple Valley Community Center’s Youth Council extends a warm thank you to each and every participant, volunteer and challenge sponsor who helped make the… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009
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Bear Metal thanks it supporters

Thank you to all the generous supporters for the Bear Metal Robotics auction. Without you we would not have had such success. Our special thanks… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009
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Covington Mayor Harto invites citizens to participate

With countless demands on your time, from sports practices, church gatherings, school functions, work and more, adding yet another “To Do” to your list may… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2009
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Columnist needs to learn to enjoy life

Up until now my family has looked forward to receiving your newspaper from the pleasant older gentleman who delivers it in our neighborhood. That all… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2009
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Thank You

There were hundreds of children running all over the grassy area at Covington MultiCare Clinic on April 11 in search of eggs and candy. Immediately… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2009
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Host families needed for exchange students

The Northwest Service PEACE Program is looking for caring families in the area to host high school students from the age of 15 to 18… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2009
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A mother sends a warning about dishonest practices by two local businesses

I am writing this letter to warn our community about two local consignment stores. I’ve heard from many of my friends of instances of dishonesty… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2009
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Losing the Discovery program at Tahoma School District could mean a loss of talent and creativity

“How instruction is provided to meet these learning goals is the decision of the school board and district educators. The instructional programs, methods and resources… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2009
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Breakfast shows community support

On March 26 a few neighbors and friends met for an early breakfast. Some postponed their morning exercise, others made special arrangements to get their… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2009
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Thank You

We, at Greater Maple Valley Community Center would like to extend our gratitude to our sponsors of the second Valentine’s Performing Pigs Show. We were… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2009
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Candidate disagrees with tax hikes

Editors note: Stanette Marie Rose has publically declared her candidacy for City Council seat No. 6 currently held by Victoria Laise Jonas.Did you know citizens… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2009
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Councilman calls dirty politics

A race for the Maple Valley City Council has taken a dirty turn for the worse. Recently a candidate sent an inflammatory smear type e-mail… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2009
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Nursing home cuts hurt many

Nursing homes provide 24-hour care with licensed nurses for people with disabilities and the elderly, who represent the most vulnerable adults in our communities. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2009
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