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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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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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