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November 5, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 5, 2013

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We’d like to take a moment to thank all those who supported this event and were involved.

Thank you to store owner, Lina Birch, for use of her wonderful location, Robin Barre, fashion designer for Artizan Clothing and Accessories and all the volunteers who modeled the clothing. Also, Tom Birch, who custom-built a runway for the show to take place. Nikki and Jan for organizing the clothing and assisting backstage and throughout the event. DJ Flash (Kevin Bosley) for providing lighting and equipment, as well as DJ Slim (Lester Juhasz) for providing music and sound. Dame’s Rental in Plattsburgh for providing chairs for the guests. L&M Convenience in Mooers for hors d’oevres.

Thank you to Steve Carpenter from Liquor and Wine Warehouse. Simon Chang, Michael Tyler, Robin Barre and Cream Soda for the donation of raffle prizes.

Also, thank you to Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY President Kelly Shadrick for speaking at the event, as well as Event Coordinators Laura Birtz-Sisson and Shallen Wells-Brunet for their ongoing coordination from start to finish. To see photos of the event, see Birch’s Corner on Facebook.

SHALLEN A. WELLS-BRUNET

Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY

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Dishonoring military

TO THE EDITOR: How tragic to hear the news on the TV that yet another U.S. military base had suffered an attack on American service members.

Eerily reminiscent of the shooting at Fort Hood in 2011 by Nidal Hasan, 13 lives were lost at the hands of a sick individual.

Service members deserve our respect as they commit their lives to protect this country’s sovereignty and our personal freedoms. The men and women of the U.S. Navy Shipyard, like those at Fort Hood Army Base, made that commitment; some have now given their lives protecting our freedoms.

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