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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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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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