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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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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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