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Our view: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to people having fun together, even when it’s cold or snowing outside. It’s all over the recent issues of the Pine Knot, from the City Meet to the Mojakka Cookoff. Sure, it takes time to organize these things, but the payoff goes way beyond the awards. Turning off the TV and voluntarily joining a group of people, at least some of them strangers, is what community is all about. And we can use more of that.

Thumbs up to well-rounded schools. How great is it that schools in our area are ramping up their vocational offerings and encouraging kids to consider skilled labor? There is an eve...