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There are 61 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Aug 21, 2008, titled In vino, charities: Wine tasting to raise money for schools - S.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Members of the Leominster Education Foundation have scheduled its second annual wine tasting to raise money to buy new computers and technology for the city's public schools.

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Joe Smith

Somerville, MA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
It sounds like a great cause. It is good to see so many local businesses pitching in to support a local charity.
Why-no

Peabody, MA

#2 Aug 21, 2008
In vino, veritas....
Town Parent

Clinton, MA

#3 Aug 21, 2008
Last year they sent home flyers and parents went berserk. I think it is a great idea!
The Alcohol Issue

Holden, MA

#4 Aug 21, 2008
Town Parent wrote:
Last year they sent home flyers and parents went berserk. I think it is a great idea!
Alcohol offends some people and causes disease. Schools probably should not send home notices advertising events that promote alcohol. That's just common sense.
Eric D Actor

Northborough, MA

#5 Aug 22, 2008
The Alcohol Issue wrote:
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Alcohol offends some people and causes disease. Schools probably should not send home notices advertising events that promote alcohol. That's just common sense.
I was waiting for you yahoos to come out of the woodwork - same thing happened last year. It's a wine tasting, not a keg party you dope.
Joe Smith

Somerville, MA

#6 Aug 22, 2008
alcohol offends people and causes disease??? Are you kidding me???

Who does alcohol offend??

Disease?? if the only problem that youhave with booze is the possibility that someone will be an alcoholic because they are exposed to a flier about a wine tasting then there should be Soda or hamburgers or fries allowed in the schools because they could lead to health problems like heart disease!!

Its a bit of a reach to call a wine tasting flier to support the schools offensive and promoting disease!!
Joe Smith

Somerville, MA

#7 Aug 22, 2008
sorry that should have read there should be no burgers fries and soda allowed in the schools
Eric D Actor

Northborough, MA

#8 Aug 22, 2008
right on joe. if anything, evidence shows that a glass of red wine per day is great for your heart. in other cultures, kids as young as 10 have wine with dinner. i'm thinking of filling my kids thermos with red wine on fridays.
Resident

Manchester, NH

#9 Aug 22, 2008
The Alcohol Issue wrote:
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Alcohol offends some people and causes disease. Schools probably should not send home notices advertising events that promote alcohol. That's just common sense.
If you're really that sensitive about alcohol you must go nuts everytime you see an ad for mouth wash or Nyquil.

Have you ever been to a wine tasting? Do you know what happens at these gatherings? It's not the drunkfest you think it is.
Mrs Schrute

Nonantum, MA

#10 Aug 22, 2008
The Alcohol Issue wrote:
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Alcohol offends some people and causes disease. Schools probably should not send home notices advertising events that promote alcohol. That's just common sense.
Offends people? Then they should simply throw the paper away (well...recycle it). I'm agnostic but I get flyers about church/god/jesus stuff in the mail sometimes. I don't go beserk...I simply throw it away.

I cannot believe how sensitive people are!

I am offended by the price of Unitil - SO STOP SENDING ME BILLS UNITIL PEOPLE! YOU ARE OFFENDING ME WITH THIS RIP OFF!
Resident

Manchester, NH

#11 Aug 22, 2008
Mrs Schrute wrote:
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Offends people? Then they should simply throw the paper away (well...recycle it). I'm agnostic but I get flyers about church/god/jesus stuff in the mail sometimes. I don't go beserk...I simply throw it away.
I cannot believe how sensitive people are!
I am offended by the price of Unitil - SO STOP SENDING ME BILLS UNITIL PEOPLE! YOU ARE OFFENDING ME WITH THIS RIP OFF!
I am taking that approach with my Oil company this winter...
Town Parent

Clinton, MA

#12 Aug 22, 2008
I'd rather do something like this than the dozens of school fundraisers that sell crap which come home in my kids backpack.
Ill conceived policy

Leominster, MA

#13 Aug 22, 2008
Joe Smith wrote:
sorry that should have read there should be no burgers fries and soda allowed in the schools
Check out the Leominster wellness policy. A kid can't have a cupcake. Funny how the rules change depending on how they want to manipulate things.
mail is different

Leominster, MA

#14 Aug 22, 2008
Mrs Schrute wrote:
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Offends people? Then they should simply throw the paper away (well...recycle it). I'm agnostic but I get flyers about church/god/jesus stuff in the mail sometimes. I don't go beserk...I simply throw it away.
I cannot believe how sensitive people are!
I am offended by the price of Unitil - SO STOP SENDING ME BILLS UNITIL PEOPLE! YOU ARE OFFENDING ME WITH THIS RIP OFF!
I have to say that I think getting something in the mail is different than getting something in the child's backpack. I vote for no backpack enclosures that promote events where alcohol is the main event. We are Christian and do not approve of drinking events no matter how innocuous. The schools should mail flyers like this if they have to have them at all.
Joe Smith

Somerville, MA

#15 Aug 22, 2008
For the record I am a Christian as well. I was not aware that one precluded the other!!
cannot be that ignorant

Worcester, MA

#16 Aug 22, 2008
Joe Smith wrote:
For the record I am a Christian as well. I was not aware that one precluded the other!!
There are some religious groups that do not allow the use of alcohol for their members, Seventh Day Adventists, certain fundamentalist Christians, as a start. The world, naturally, does not need to revolve around their strict adherences to pure behavior but they are entitled to their opinions and should make them known so that others can understand how their actions are perceived.
Parent

Manchester, NH

#17 Aug 22, 2008
mail is different wrote:
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I have to say that I think getting something in the mail is different than getting something in the child's backpack. I vote for no backpack enclosures that promote events where alcohol is the main event. We are Christian and do not approve of drinking events no matter how innocuous. The schools should mail flyers like this if they have to have them at all.
You're Christian but oppose wine? Interesting. So that whole, "This is my blood which has been shed for you, drink it..." means nothing to you?
True

Holden, MA

#18 Aug 22, 2008
cannot be that ignorant wrote:
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There are some religious groups that do not allow the use of alcohol for their members, Seventh Day Adventists, certain fundamentalist Christians, as a start. The world, naturally, does not need to revolve around their strict adherences to pure behavior but they are entitled to their opinions and should make them known so that others can understand how their actions are perceived.
This is true. Thank you. In our Seventh Day Adventist community smoking, drinking alcohol, and consuming caffeine are condemned. It is difficult enough to raise children to avoid these things that we see as vices without having their teacher hand them an ad for an event that revolves around it.
mike

Shirley, MA

#19 Aug 22, 2008
sure everybody is entitled to their oppinion. I agree with that. Don't you think we are all a little touchy in this society. There is literally nothing that can be done that does not draw some type of protest, because it offends someone. Noone is forcing you to attend these events, but it is an event that is to benefit our children. If a parent is terrified that their children would get hurt playing a sport like football that is their oppinion as well, but i would not suggest that we ban rallies and wearing school football shirts so that the kids that cannot play are not tempted by all of the people around them. Also the term Blue Devil, isn't that offensive as well. Won't this term make all of our kids question their faith??

I would also suggest that if you protest so strongly about these fundraisers and how the info is distributed that you make sure that your children do not use whatever technology is purchased with the money.

Gotto go
Values

Holden, MA

#20 Aug 22, 2008
mike wrote:
sure everybody is entitled to their oppinion. I agree with that. Don't you think we are all a little touchy in this society. There is literally nothing that can be done that does not draw some type of protest, because it offends someone. Noone is forcing you to attend these events, but it is an event that is to benefit our children. If a parent is terrified that their children would get hurt playing a sport like football that is their oppinion as well, but i would not suggest that we ban rallies and wearing school football shirts so that the kids that cannot play are not tempted by all of the people around them. Also the term Blue Devil, isn't that offensive as well. Won't this term make all of our kids question their faith??
I would also suggest that if you protest so strongly about these fundraisers and how the info is distributed that you make sure that your children do not use whatever technology is purchased with the money.
Gotto go
Some people might call it touchy. Other people might call it having values. We would gladly opt out of the use of technology that is purchased with these funds. Then we'll start lobbying for the nasty proposition that people who pay the most taxes to get the most benefit from the schools.
This just doesn't make sense. A kid in Leominster can get sent home for wearing a shirt that has a beer on it but the district can pin a notice with a wine bottle on a little kid's shirt and put him on the bus. Double standards abound. Trademark Binkley.

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