Cheers to the news that Icon Aircraft bid $2.1 million for 14 acres near Nut Tree Airport as a potential site for its manufacturing plant.
The sale isn’t final and Icon hasn’t announced a decision on which of three locations it will choose for its plant, but the fact that the light-aircraft company is willing to spend such money in Solano County is a good indicator that Vacaville is the front-runner for the facility. We look forward to Icon closing the land deal and announcing its relocation to Vacaville.
Jeers to news that federal budget cuts mean the loss of a day of Meals on Wheels food at the Fairfield Senior Center. We understand the need to tighten the belt at the federal level, but programs such as Meals on Wheels – which serve our neediest citizens – should be spared.
There’s reason for more jeers – further funding cuts or delays in funding could see further reduction in the program.
Cheers to the hundreds of youngsters who participated in the 37th annual Doug Butt Run this week at Laurel Creek Park. The event, named after the longtime PE teacher and long distance runner who died just over a year ago, emphasizes the benefits of physical fitness to area children. It’s been run by the NorthBay Elite Futbol Club the past few years, an admirable task taken up when budget cuts meant the Fairfield-Suisun School District had to stop sponsorship.
Cheers to the club, too.
Jeers that Larry and Maria Glashoff withdrew their permit request to host special events on their land in rural Suisun Valley.
We don’t blame the Glashoffs – who said potential legal fees from lawsuits had they won the right to have events outweighed the potential benefits – but it would have been beneficial to get resolution on whether events such as the Glashoffs planned will work in Suisun Valley.
Cheers to the success of the Total Home, Garden and Harvest Festival last weekend at the old Walmart building off Chadbourne Road in Fairfield. Event organizers estimated that 14,000 to 16,000 visitors attended the three-day event, which moved from Vacaville after six years. The next major event by the organizers may be around Easter. That’s good for the community and good for business.