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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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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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