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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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Peace breaks out in Petoskey

- December 21st, 2006
Northern Michigan People for Peace, the Little Traverse League for Peace & Freedom, Blissfest Music Organization, and Tara’s Meadow of Beaver Island will present the first annual “Solstice Celebration for Life & Peace” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23, in Petoskey.
“Our intention is to celebrate the ‘family of humankind’ — to uplift, to educate and entertain during this season of light returning to our hemisphere,” said NMP4P member Jim Norgaard.
Friday’s activities will feature a concert headlined by Earthwork musicians Seth Bernard, Daisy May, and “Breathe Owl Breathe.” The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Ross Stoakes Theatre, 461 E. Mitchell St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call (231) 348-7074 for advance tickets. Tickets will also be available at the Grain Train Natural Food Co-op (220 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey) and at the door. Proceeds from the concert will support NMP4P and the Little Traverse League for Peace and Freedom.
Saturday’s program will include workshops, films, music and an alternative holiday gifts sale. The free program runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Center, 451 E. Mitchell St.
Workshops and their presenters include:

• “Citizen Diplomacy: Establishing U.S. Middle East Relations;” documentary filmmaker Rebecca Glotfelty
• “Native American Quill Work;” Yvonne Walker-Keshick, nationally known Odawa quillwork artist
• “Bringing Local Organic Food to Northern Michigan;” Michael Sullivan, Grain Train Food Co-op
• “Mothers Acting Up: Peace
Talks;” Harbor Springs resident Copeland
Rudolph
• “Establishing a Cabinet Level Department of Peace;” Molly Tate, the Peace
Alliance
• “Emotional and Social Consequences of War;” David Wassenaar, veterans’
counselor
• “Against the War: Transforming our Institutions for Peace;” Michael Merriweather, Green Party, Students for a Democratic Society
• “’Twas the Night Before Warfare;” Neo Cause & the War Sleigh.

Local musicians Roger Lilac, Ellis Boal, Mark Mantel and others will perform throughout the event. Refreshments will be served.
For more info about the Solstice Celebration for Life & Peace, call (231) 348.5499 or (231) 347.7957.


TV focus: energy & small farms
Five films from this year‘s Michigan Energy Fair and two films from the region‘s Small Farms Conference will be shown on TCTV 2 (public access channel 2) on Charter Cable TV beginning this month. The films offer insights on energy issues, peak oil, organic and sustainable farming, permaculture, genetically modified crops affordable housing, transportation, and economic issues.
For more info, see www.tctv2.org.

Michigan Energy Fair:

CRUDE AWAKENING
WITH TIM HUDSON
Thursday 12/7 at 9:00 pm
Thursday 12/14 at 9:00 pm
Thursday 12/21 at 9:00 pm
Thursday 12/28 at 9:00 pm

CRUDE AWAKENING
WITH JOHN RICHTER
Friday 12/8 at 10 pm
Friday 12/15 at 9 pm
Thursday 12/21 at 10 pm
Friday 12/29 at 8 pm

RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA
WITH DAN CHIRAS
Saturday 12/9 at 8 pm
Friday 12/15 at 6 pm
Thursday 12/21 at 6 pm
Friday 12/29 at 9 pm

MICHIGAN ECO-VILLAGES
Saturday 12/9 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 12/14 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/4 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 1/11 8:30 p.m

MOVING A CITY
WITH DAVE KONKLE
Wednesday 12/20 8:30 pm
Thursday 12/28 10:00 pm
Friday 1/5 8:00 pm
Thursday 1/11 9:30 pm

Small Farms:

SMALL FARMS RENEWABLE ENERGY
WITH STEVE SMILEY
Friday Dec. 8th at 6 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 16th at 7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 23rd at 7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 30th at 6 p.m.

PERCY SCHMEISER and GENETIC MODIFICATION
Tuesday 1/2 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/9 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/16 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 9:30 p.m
 
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