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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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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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