A few thoughts

Today I would like to share some thoughts with you. If you read "Farmer Charlie's Garden" by Bruce Leigh in the last issue you might wonder, is this guy for real? Yes, Farmer Charlie does live in Bay Village and tends to several gardens in the area.

Charlie is very active in our community. He's concerned about the environment, growing healthy, organic produce and providing information about the importance of recycling and healthy living. Perhaps Charlie will continue to send information and stories through writer Bruce Leigh to the Observer.

An issue I'm concerned about that seems to be evident in our community is the increase of drug and alcohol consumption among young people. The problem seems to have filtered down to children as young as 11 and 12 years old. This a problem which must be addressed by the community. 

Last spring a young man I knew very well overdosed on heroin. I had known him since he was three years old. Standing before his casket I wondered what had happened to that little boy who was so much a part of my life at one time. I urge all parents to take the Bay Village Parent Pledge on the Bay Schools website at www.bayvillageschools.com/BayVillageParentPledge. Our young people are too precious to be lost to drugs and alcohol.

Counting the days until spring. Stay healthy.

Dianne Borowski

Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:24 AM, 02.04.2014