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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Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith.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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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:

June
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

July
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

August
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

September
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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