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Letters 10-20-2014

Doctor Dan? After several email conversations with Rep. Benishek, he has confirmed that he doesn’t have a clue of what he does. Here’s why...

In Favor Of Our Parks [Traverse] City Proposal 1 is a creative way to improve our city parks without using our tax dollars. By using a small portion of our oil and gas royalties from the Brown Bridge Trust Fund, our parks can be improved for our children and grandchildren.

From January 1970 Popular Mechanics: “Drastic climate changes will occur within the next 50 years if the use of fossil fuels keeps rising at current rates.” That warning comes from Eugene K. Peterson of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

Newcomers Might Leave: Recently we had guests from India who came over as students with the plan to stay in America. He has a master’s degree in engineering and she is doing her residency in Chicago and plans to specialize in oncology. They talked very candidly about American politics and said that after observing...

Someone Is You: On Sept 21, I joined the 400,000 who took to the streets of New York in the People’s Climate March, followed by a UN Climate Summit and many speeches. On October 13, the Pentagon issued a report calling climate change a significant threat to national security requiring immediate action. How do we move from marches, speeches and reports to meaningful work on this problem? In NYC I read a sign with a simple answer...

Necessary To Pay: Last fall, Grand Traverse voters authorized a new tax to fix roads. It is good, it is necessary.

The Real Reasons for Wolf Hunt: I have really been surprised that no one has been commenting on the true reason for the wolf hunt. All this effort has not been expended so 23 wolves can be killed each year. Instead this manufactured controversy about the wolf hunt has been very carefully crafted to get Proposal 14-2 passed.

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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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