Share This Page

Natrona vandals

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

I'm writing about the vandals who repeatedly broke the glass-block wall that stood on the stage at the Natrona playground. After repeated incidents, a painful decision was made to tear down the wall. Now there's a big vacant space on the stage. I hope the vandals are happy.

Our organization, Natrona Comes Together, has been working for 10 years to improve the lives of the adults and children in town. Hundreds of hours went into improving the playground. The stage, with its glass-block background, was the star of the production.

To end on a positive note: NCT hosted approximately 60 students from Carnegie Mellon University for a service day on March 29. They helped in any way they could; no job was too small or menial. They deserve a big “thank you!”

We ended the day with a group picture on the stage. That day I saw the best in people, not the worst. Our group will continue to do what it can to make our town and playground a better place.

Helen Strzesieski

Tarentum

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.