Letters 10-17-2016

Here’s The Truth The group Save our Downtown (SOD), which put Proposal 3 on the ballot, is ignoring the negative consequences that would result if the proposal passes. Despite the group’s name, the proposal impacts the entire city, not just downtown. Munson Medical Center, NMC, and the Grand Traverse Commons are also zoned for buildings over 60’ tall...

Keep TC As-Is In response to Lynda Prior’s letter, no one is asking the people to vote every time someone wants to build a building; Prop. 3 asks that people vote if a building is to be built over 60 feet. Traverse City will not die but will grow at a pace that keeps it the city people want to visit and/or reside; a place to raise a family. It seems people in high-density cities with tall buildings are the ones who flock to TC...

A Right To Vote I cannot understand how people living in a democracy would willingly give up the right to vote on an impactful and important issue. But that is exactly what the people who oppose Proposal 3 are advocating. They call the right to vote a “burden.” Really? Since when does voting on an important issue become a “burden?” The heart of any democracy is the right of the people to have their voice heard...

Reasons For NoI have great respect for the Prop. 3 proponents and consider them friends but in this case they’re wrong. A “yes” vote on Prop. 3 is really a “no” vote on..

Republican Observations When the Republican party sends its presidential candidates, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people with a lot of problems. They’re sending criminals, they’re sending deviate rapists. They’re sending drug addicts. They’re sending mentally ill. And some, I assume, are good people...

Stormy Vote Florida Governor Scott warns people on his coast to evacuate because “this storm will kill you! But in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Florida’s voter registration deadline be extended because a massive evacuation could compromise voter registration and turnout, Republican Governor Scott’s response was that this storm does not necessitate any such extension...

Third Party Benefits It has been proven over and over again that electing Democrat or Republican presidents and representatives only guarantees that dysfunction, corruption and greed will prevail throughout our government. It also I believe that a fair and democratic electoral process, a simple and fair tax structure, quality health care, good education, good paying jobs, adequate affordable housing, an abundance of healthy affordable food, a solid, well maintained infrastructure, a secure social, civil and public service system, an ecologically sustainable outlook for the future and much more is obtainable for all of us...

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You gotta have art

Carina Hume - June 14th, 2007
You can visit at least one arts & crafts fair every weekend all summer long in Northern Michigan, many of which feature scores of talented local artists as well as those who travel all season long from across the country. Here’s the rundown on an art fair near you:

15 & 16: Cheboygan’s Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Show, 6/15, 4-9 p.m., 6/16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park.
23 & 24: Summer Solstice Art Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., East Park, Charlevoix
24: Old Towne Arts & Crafts Fair, Union Street, TC,10 a.m.-5 p.m.
30: Art Rapids! A juried fine arts fair with live music and kids’ events in Memorial Park, Elk Rapids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.artrapids.org
30: Mackinaw City Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park

1: Mackinaw City Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park
3 & 4: Boyne City’s Craft Show, 8 a.m.-dusk, Waterfront.
4: 34th Annual Fourth of July Juried Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Zorn Park, Harbor Springs
8: Cherry Festival Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. downtown TC
11: Harbor Springs Women’s Club Art Fair, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nub’s Nob Ski Area
14 & 15: 39th Annual Charlevoix Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Park
17-21: The Alpenstrasse, Arts & Crafts Show, Main St., Gaylord. 7/17 at 6-9 p.m. 7/18 & 7/21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 7/19-20, Noon-9 p.m.
21: 22nd Annual Petoskey Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
21: Elberta Arts & Crafts Fair
21: Summerfest Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Indian River
28: 47th Annual Traverse Bay Outdoor Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City
28 & 29: Fiber Arts Festival, $5/person, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Castle Farms, Charlevoix

3 & 4: 8th Annual Bay Harbor Art Fair, 8/3, Noon-8 p.m., 8/4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
4 & 5: 45th Annual Portside Arts Fair, 8/4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8/5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Elm Pointe, East Jordan
4 & 5: 28th Annual Suttons Bay Art Festival, Suttons Bay Marina Park
11: 49th Annual Waterfront Fine Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Park, Charlevoix
11 & 12: 29th Annual Michaywe Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1535 Opal Lake Rd., Gaylord
18: Frankfort Art Fair with more than 100 exhibitors in Market Square Park
18: 2007 Big Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey
25 & 26: Mackinaw City Juried Arts & Crafts Show, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park

1 & 2: 4th Annual Royal Craft Show, $2/person, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Castle Farms, Charlevoix
1 & 2: Arts & Crafts Dockside, 9/1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 9/2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., New Marina Dock, Downtown St. Ignace
1-3: Make and Take Art Festival, Raven Hill Discovery Center, East Jordan

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