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Letters 07-06-2015

Safety on the “Bridge to Nowhere” Grant Parsons wrote an articulate column in opposition to the proposed Traverse City pier at the mouth of the Boardman River. He cites issues such as limited access, lack of parking, increased congestion, environmental degradation, and pork barrel spending of tax dollars. I would add another to this list: public safety...

Vote Carefully A recent poll showed 84% of Michiganders support increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard to at least 20% from the current 10%. Yet Representative Ray Franz has sponsored legislation to eliminate the standard. This out of touch position is reminiscent of Franz’s opposition to the Pure Michigan campaign and support for increased taxes on retirees....

Credit Where Credit Is Due I think you should do another article about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund giving proper credit to all involved, not just Tom Washington. Many others were just as involved...

I’ve Changed My Mind The Supreme Court has determined that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. This has happened with breathtaking suddenness. It took 246 years for Americans to decide that slavery was wrong and abolish it, but it’s been only a couple of decades since any successful attempt was made to legalize same-sex marriage, and four years since a majority of the American public supported legalization...


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Winter Fun Calendar

- December 8th, 2008
It used to be there wasn’t a whole lot going on in Northern Michigan, especially during the winter months. These days, however, you may find yourself double-booked. Here’s a rundown on a few “musts” to get you through the snow season:



InsideOut Gallery
Warehouse District, TC
March 13: Garnet Rogers -- acoustic folk
March 21: Dick Siegel and the Brandos
March 26: Lynn Miles -- Canadian folk

Tuesday & Thursday Film Nights at the InsideOut:
Second Tuesday: Spies, Spies & Private Eyes -- classic film noir flicks.
Third Tuesday: Japanese Anima
Fourth Tuesday: Hedges Horrors -- classic horror films.
First Thursday: B Minus Movie Madness “Movies so bad they’re good.”
Second & Third Thursday: Beyond Beauty Film Series -- classic movie starlets.

Milliken Auditorium
Dennos Museum Center
March 13: Street Drum Corps -- percussion sounds from L.A.
March 21: Sophie Milman -- sultry jazz ingenue.

Corson Auditorium
Interlochen Arts Center
March 12: “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical,” a comedy featuring 18 songs.

Old Town Playhouse
March 6-23: “The Producers.” Two Broadway producers scheme to stage a flop, only to find that their show, “Springtime for Hitler” is a smash hit.
 
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