Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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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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