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In the Nov. 8 Herald, the listed data concerning the pier at Indianola are correct. However, the improvements, such as the widening of the pier to accept vehicular traffic and the necessarily piling bents and the superstructure, were made by the Black Ball Line and are not stated.
Community Events, December 2013
Marc has been most instrumental in carrying on the outstanding port stewardship and in expanding the benefits we so much enjoy in little unincorporated Kingston. I and the community owe Mr. Bissonnette a sincere “thank you.”
The World Health Organization estimates nearly 12 million people in the Philippines (approximately 13 percent of the population) are at risk of dying from malaria. Unfortunately, that estimate was made prior to the typhoon, and now many more are at risk.
Somewhere, Shakespeare writes, “praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.” This so applies to Doug Dammarell, who taught art at the high school for many years and retired in October. He is missed by his students and colleagues. We remember him helping students discover their inner Caravaggio, or Picasso, or Lucian Freud or an as yet non-established style. Doug awakened creativity.
The assumed increased need to get a jump on Christmas sales is driving stores to open on Thanksgiving. Retailers are robbing people of family and friend time. The holiday is cut short so people have to go to work.