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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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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