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I have reread the article twice and am still confused as to how we went from Saturdays and Spring Break...to Saturday and Good Friday? What happened to Spring Break? It is true, you will never make everyone happy, and as a parent I can choose to send my child or not, but if we are making up an entire day, I think my child should go a full day to show how important the school system feels it is to allow for a full day of education, not just the abbreviated "requirement" to allow for the restrictions of a state rule to include minimal totals of teaching time. As parents, assume responsibility for teaching your children education is a privilege, and hold your child's teachers responsible for using the Saturday makeup days in the manner they were intended, for education not entertainment. I do however believe the longer school day is something to be considered in the future with the ability to conserve resources and allow for less inconvenience. If it is a plausible alternative, I hope the Board will seriously consider this option in the future.
Meaghan and Jonathan, thank you so much for this look into your lives. I read the article and started wondering if we too, could do a year without. So I had my husband read it, and we have decided to give it a try, however ours should be slightly more interesting, we have 5 children. We have decided on the rules, and will be having a meeting with the children to discuss all the questions I am sure they will have. We are however looking forward to seeing what works God can do in our lives by eliminating the "stuff". Thank you for a great idea.
We have thoroughly enjoyed watching Jane this season, way to go on winning the fan award, you deserved it like no other, and winning with the highest percentage of votes ever, shows just how much everyone enjoyed watching you as well. Best wishes to you and your family in the future!
We heard about the house a week or so ago and thought we would take the kids, but I do believe the parents enjoyed it more then they did. We sat in awe for almost 30 minutes, even past the time the fun and newness had worn off for the children. My husband and I will probably sneak out one night soon and come back and visit, we didnt realize there was a donation box, and we want to come back and support the KTS foundation and Kyle! Thank you for putting the true spirit of Christmas back in our holiday! What an amazing tribute to a heroic little soul.
IF you follow the traffic laws, and IF you don't participate in illegal activities, I doubt you will ever have to worry about being stopped by a Pinehurst Police Officer. IF you respect the officers for doing a job few people would do and IF you realize their job is to protect and serve not sit around and let stuff happen...you MIGHT just realize the Pinehurst Police Officers should be praised for doing their jobs, not attacked for the perception of a few who deserved the ticket they received in the first place. Another fine example of how a few bad apples ruins the whole bunch. The speed limit signs you are rolling past each day are not suggestions!
If you have doubts as to how many calls officers in Pinehurst receive regarding speeding and traffic accidents, contact Capt. Thomas and inquire about completing a ride along. This service is offered to the pubic as a valuable resource to observe officers under daily circumstances.
I commend the Village for reducing the speed limit to 25 mph. I, like so many others have children with whom I enjoy taking evening walks and family members who use the roads for running and honestly, 25 mph is fast enough. If you need to go faster, then please avoid cutting through neighborhoods on your way to work or lunch or wherever it is you need to be quickly. By setting the speed limit at 25 mph, the general public will likely drive 35 mph, thusly; setting the limit at 35 mph follows drivers will edge up to the 45 mph mark.
Pinehurst is a family community who appreciates the presence of our officers as well as their enforcement of the law. Please remember they are laws, not suggestions, and if our speed limits are bothersome and slow to you, I encourage you to use the roads which will detour you around and also out of Pinehurst.
We are also proud of all the students for an amazing honor and achievement. Congratulations to the students and Rob!
It makes you really wonder I posted earlier today that the Village spent around 40,000.00 to have power lines run under ground for the Vince Gill concert. It seems like a silly move to run power to the middle of a field with no other acts booked or even the promise any other artist or group will ever use that facility again. I wonder if the Village was able to recoup that carelessly spent money in taxes from the concert?
Where could we have spent $40,000 had it not been spent on power for the Vince Gill concert?
canorton33 it isn't about what type of person he is/was, the point is, he was accused and convicted and his punishment includes a strict 300 ft restriction to a park. It is called breaking the law. I am not as concerned about what he did before, only about the fact he was breaking the law the day he was in the park and I assure you, offenders are told multiple times what the restrictions of their conviction are and how they are to be followed. He may be the nicest person in the world, he may have been convicted of something very minor in your eyes, but in my eyes, he is a convicted sex offender, he has rules he has to follow and he continues to break the law, and that makes him a criminal.
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