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Letters 08-29-2016

Religious Bigotry President Obama has been roundly criticized for his apparent unwillingness to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” His critics seem to suggest that through the mere use of that terminology, the defeat of ISIS would be assured...

TC DDA: Focus On Your Mission What on earth is the Traverse City DDA thinking? Purchasing land around (not within) its TIF boundaries and then offering it at a discount to developers? That is not its mission. Sadly enough, it is already falling down on the job regarding what is its mission. Crosswalks are deteriorating all around downtown, trees aren’t trimmed, sidewalks are uneven. Why can’t the DDA do a better job of maintaining what it already has? And still no public restrooms downtown, despite all the tax dollars captured since 1997. What a joke...

European-Americans Are Boring “20 Fascinating People” in northern Michigan -- and every single one is European-American? Sorry, but this is journalistically incorrect. It’s easy for editors to assign and reporters to write stories about people who are already within their personal and professional networks. It’s harder to dig up stuff about people you don’t know and have never met. Harder is better...

Be Aware Of Lawsuit While most non-Indians were sleep walking, local Odawa leaders filed a lawsuit seeking to potentially have most of Emmet County and part of Charlevoix County declared within their reservation and thus under their jurisdiction. This assertion of jurisdiction is embedded in their recently constructed constitution as documentation of their intent...

More Parking Headaches I have another comment to make about downtown TC parking following Pat Sullivan’s recent article. My hubby and I parked in a handicap spot (with a meter) behind Mackinaw Brew Pub for lunch. The handicap spot happens to be 8-10 spaces away from the payment center. Now isn’t that interesting...

Demand Change At Women’s Resource Center Change is needed for the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRCGT). As Patrick Sullivan pointed out in his article, former employees and supporters don’t like the direction WRCGT has taken. As former employees, we are downright terrified at the direction Juliette Schultz and Ralph Soffredine have led the organization...

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Kristi Kates - November 15th, 2007
DRIVE OVER TO THE DENNOS MUSEUM
Cars, cars, cars are currently on display at the Dennos Museum in an exhibit that will appeal to those who appreciate beautiful design just as much as auto aficionados. The “Romancing the Automobile” exhibit is running at the Dennos all the way until January 6, and includes Buick concept cars on display as well as automobile artworks from the likes of Craig Brigham, Tom Hale, and Robert Rauschenberg, plus Ron Gianola’s designs for concept cars. And don’t forget that the Dennos’ great Inuit Art Gallery and Discovery Gallery are also both open.

UP NORTH TOWNS NAMED “THE BEST”
Detroit Home Magazine’s most recent issue - their “The Best of the Good Life” issue - named Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Charlevoix (in a statistical tie) as the “Best Area For A Vacation Home.” Amenities and attractions such as beaches, galleries, dining, golf, and shops were cited as key factors.

INTERLOCHEN TO BRING BACK HOLIDAY FAVE
The Interlochen Dance Ensemble and Arts Academy Orchestra are slated to bring back the perennial holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at Interlochen, December 14-16. The enchanting story of Clara, Herr Drosselmeyer, and the beloved Nutcracker who comes to life features magnificent dancing, colorful costumes and one of the most enduring and most well-known scores in all of ballet.

OTSEGO CLUB IN GAYLORD ADDING NEW PARK
The Otsego Club & Resort has announced the development of its State of the Art Terrain Park and Half Pipe. This new Terrain Park is part of a new renaissance and infrastructure upgrade to make the Otsego Ski Club the premier ski destination for families. It is said to be similar to some of the great terrain parks that snowboarding enthusiasts find out West at places like Park City, Winter Park, and Vail.   The park will feature multiple half pipes for all levels along with several levels, of rails for exciting action. In addition, Otsego Club has made a significant investment in improving the quality of snow conditions, including additional new snow guns in order to double the snow making capabilities, and a Bombardier Bison with Terrain Package and Zaugg 18 ft. Pipe Monster to improve grooming on the slopes and Terrain Parks. 

MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER COMMENDED
Munson Medical Center’s Cancer Services recently received three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. “Only one in four cancer programs at hospitals across the country receives this special approval,” said Bob Stanton, director of Munson Cancer Services. “It recognizes the quality of our comprehensive patient care and our commitment to provide patients with access to all the various medical specialists involved in diagnosing and treating cancer.”

GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT ADDING AQUATICS
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa have announced that they’ll spend approximately $400,000 to convert their indoor pools into an aquatics play area that will include a waterslide, waterwalk, sprayground, and other features for resort guests and club members. Highlights of the new aquatic area will include a 70-foot long spiraling waterslide, and an anchored floatable waterwalk challenge course; the Resort will continue to offer fitness and lap swimming, swimming classes, and aqua aerobics. The renovation is expected to be completed by mid-December.



 
 
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