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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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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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