May I suggest that the name of this feature be changed to “Growl and Gripe”?

There was a time when an occasional letter sent by an upbeat individual was published instead of all the doom and gloom sent by armchair world reformers who are largely shrugged off anyway as “just another fruitcake.”

So, let’s hear it for the 2017 Magical History Tour of Portland, sponsored by the Maine Historical Society.

The society picked the perfect day (May 13). And every volunteer, at every stop, was cordial and knowledgeable.

At City Hall, a wonderful highlight was the discovery of the student art exhibit, featuring work displayed by artists from kindergarten through the upper grades. Their art and written work were excellent examples of what bright and talented children we have.

Thank you to Longfellow School and to the other schools for sharing.

Marlee Hill

Cape Elizabeth