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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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Art with a Mission From Women‘s Hands features 100 = artists this weekend

- May 5th, 2005
If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend event, consider
“From Women’s Hands,” a celebration of life, art and the power of women
working together. MoreII than 100 female visual artists, authors,
culinary professionals, musicians and film makers will show and sell
their works at the juried exhibition that kicks off Friday, May 6 from
6-10 p.m. at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.
Last year, a crowd of over 900 turned out for the opening of the third
annual event, and organizers are hoping for a similar outpouring this
time around. Last year’s event translated into $50,000 worth of art
sales during the show, generating a gift of nearly $15,000 to the
Women’s Cancer Fund at Munson Medical Center.
This year, the Women’s Cancer fund will receive 20 percent of all art
sales and 100 percent of the proceeds from an art raffle and silent
auction.
The Hagerty Center, located at 715 East Front Street (NMC’s Maritime
Academy, is the new location for the 2005 show, made possible through a
donation from Grand Traverse Auto and the Sleder Foundation. With
nearly 7,000 square feet of display space, From Women’s Hands plans to
offer additional artists’ works and spectacular views of the bay, as
well as an area in which authors and film makers will be able to
perform.
This year’s exhibit will again include presentations of plant and
floral arrangements. Also present will be a Memory Wall and Memory
Book, in which the community will be encouraged to make notes or leave
stories in celebration of those who have been affected by cancer.

LET THERE BE MUSIC
Opening night will feature music by Dawn Campbell, Robin Lee Berry,
Sharon O’Malley, Lynn Hansen and members of the Traverse Symphony
Orchestra. The opening reception will include wine from Shady Lane, a
raffle of donated art works and a silent auction.
On Saturday and Sunday from noon-2 p.m., some of the North’s most
notable female authors and poets will be reading from their work.
Film makers will present their work from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday.
The exhibit and sale run May 6 from 6-10 p.m. Saturday hours are 10
a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

sidebar:
Authors Schedule:
From Women’s Hands

Women who will be reading and offering insights into their works
include the following:

 Sat. May 7
12 p.m. Ann Bardens-McClellan
12:15 Kathleen Stocking
12:30 Karen Camella
12:45 Marcy Branski
l:00 Loraine Anderson
1:15 Susan Gilbert
1:45 Anne-Marie Oomen 

Sun. May 8
12 p.m. Karen Anderson
12:15 Lynne Rae Perkins
12:30 Carolyn Lewis
12:45 Deb Fellows
1:00 Heather Shaw
1:15 Florie Alandt
1:30 Suzette Corbit
1:45 Stephanie Mills


 
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