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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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Give a Little... or a Lot: Holiday Benefits And Places To Donate

Lynn Gerow - November 29th, 2007
It’s the season of giving, and if you’d like to make a difference in the region this year, there are plenty of opportunities. Following are some of the organizations seeking your help in order to help others throughout Northern Michigan:

Women’s Resource Center, TC:
“Adopt a Family” - Donations of toys, clothing, food, gift cards are being accepted for families in need. Contact Jody Smith at 231-941-1210.

Harvest Food and Supply Drive, Petoskey:
Donations for home staples, toys, grooming items, food and baby supplies are being accepted. Contact information includes the WRC main office at 423 Porter, the Gold Mine Resale Shop on Emmet Street and Bondurant on Howard Street.

Cadillac Food Drive:
Donations may be dropped off at Don’s Auto Clinic and other participating Cadillac businesses.

Cherryland Humane Society:
Has several programs; “Tree of Lights,” benefits homeless animals; “Christmas Pet Food Drive,” pet food donation barrels located throughout Grand Traverse including Pet Supplies Plus, McGough’s, Square Deal Country Store and Cherryland Humane Society; “Christmas Merchandise Sale,” benefits unwanted and homeless pets. For more information contact the Cherryland Humane Society at 231-946-5116. Also, contact your local Humane Society for their Christmas programs for pets.

Father Fred Foundation:
“Toys for Tots” • drop off all unwrapped, new toys at 826 Hastings in Traverse City.

Goodwill Industries:
“Holiday Needs Program” • benefits disadvantaged and homeless individuals and families. Donations are being accepted, please contact your local Goodwill Agency.

The Salvation Army:
“Red Kettle Christmas Campaign” • please stop and donate when you see the Red Kettle. Also, The Salvation Army is teaming up with Morse Moving & Storage to collect coats for the needy. The coat drive runs until December 1st and The public is encouraged to drop off the coats at any of the BC Pizza stores.

U.S. Marine Corps:
“Toys for Tots” • please donate unwrapped, new toys. Check for drop off spots in you community, call your local Chamber of Commerce.



 
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