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Letters 04-25-2016

Taking Our Trees Seconds ago this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents), you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and township government...

Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be $XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...

Which Greased Palm Now that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to serfdom...

The Political Mess And Challenge As citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not reliable, make everything a game of winning...

CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.

We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.

We apologize for these errors.

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Reindeer to Land on Old Mission Penninsula

- December 8th, 2008
The reindeer are coming!
And that’s more than a week before Christmas. On Sunday December 14, Santa and a small herd of live reindeer will visit a Christmas Brunch at The Boathouse on Old Mission Peninsula outside Traverse City to hand out presents to kids and pose for photos.
The reindeer are courtesy of Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, which has been raising the arctic species for 18 years, beginning with three as a hobby. Currently, their reindeer ranch near Clare maintains a herd of around 20. The reindeer are trained, domesticated animals that are comfortable with crowds of people and receive a lot of individual attention.
Rooftop Reindeer is the largest reindeer display company in the country, having made over 1,000 appearances. They travel to about 90 events each year during the holiday season. Demand is so high that the business has to decline approximately 100 invitations each year.
The family business travels with two reindeer herds for Christmas celebrations. Some regular events are Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, zoos, hospitals, malls, parades and many schools and libraries across Michigan.
At the website: www.rooftopreindeer.com people can visit and see Blizzard, Goose, Noel, Comet, Rockey, Joy and some of the newborn reindeer calves. Also on the site, kids are encouraged to ask questions about reindeer by emailing info@rooftopreindeer.com. The reindeer are happy to respond.
The reindeers’ appearance at the Boathouse will be their first trip to the Traverse City area, with all encouraged to bring their cameras. The Christmas Brunch with Santa and the Reindeer will feature over 60 buffet brunch items, including prime rib, leg of lamb, quiches, fresh pastries, smoked salmon, shrimp, fresh fruit and more. The brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with reservations available: 231-223-4030. The Boathouse is located at 14039 Peninsula Drive, Old Mission Peninsula.
 
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