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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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The Great Indoor Folk Festival

Robert Downes - February 2nd, 2009
Dozens of musicians from across the state are tuning their guitars and practicing their songs in preparation for The Great Indoor Folk Festival on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Traverse City.
The free festival will be held on the ground floor Mercato shopping corridor at Building 50 in the VIllage at Grand Traverse Commons from noon to 5:30 p.m. Visitors will find five performance “stages” spread out throughout the length of Building 50, with as many as 75 performers throughout the day.
“This is going to be an exciting day of acoustic music and family fun that’s open to the public free of charge,” says Adair Correll, one of the founders of Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round, which is hosting the event along with Northern Express Weekly. “We’ve got everything from some of the region’s top folk bands to the best singer-songwriters in the area performing throughout the day.”
The idea for the Indoor Folk Festival arose out of the club’s annual jam party at Building 50 which has been held for the past three years in May. “People liked our hallway concert so much that we thought it would be a good idea to expand it to an all-day festival in the winter when everyone’s looking for something fun to do,” Correll says.
Although the festival is a free, nonprofit event, the performers will offer their own CDs for sale as possible Valentine’s Day presents. There will also be a Family Fun Kids Stage with a hands-on art project by Angela Josephine.
Additionally, performers from the Great Lakes Musicians Coop will host an Open Mic Stage at the Another Cuppa’ Joe coffeehouse, with musicians from the general public invited to perform up to three songs per appearance.
“We’re thrilled to have some of the younger players from around the region performing at Another Cuppa’ Joe because it builds on the strength of folk music in Northern Michigan,” Correll says. “We have many long-time members in Songwriters in the Round, but always feel that it’s great to hear new voices.”

Who’s playing where at the Indoor Folk Fest:

Band Stage:
12:00-1:00 - Blind Dog Hank
1:10-2:10 - Three Hour Tour
2:20-3:20 - Song of the Lakes
& Friends
3:30-4:30 - New 3rd Coast
4:40-5:30 - Cabin Fever

Duo Stage
12:00-12:30 - Bill Brown & guests
12:40-1:10 - Barbara Faith Jordan
& Jeff Schroeder
1:20-1:50 - Bob, Jim & Mark’s
Acoustic Dynamite
2:00-2:30 - Jenny Thomas & guests
2:40-3:10 - Adair Correll & guests
3:20-3:50 - Dennis & Alison Palmer
4:00-4:30 - Patricia Pettinga &
Bill Willging
4:35-5:00 - Rick & Amber Buist
5:05-5:30 - Jim Crocket & guests

Kid’s Stage:
12:40-1:10 - Ron Fowler
1:20-1:50 - Patrick Niemisto
2:00-2:30 - Jeff Schroeder
2:40-3:10 - Kirby
3:20-3:50 - Jerre Stormer
4:00-4:30 - Mary Anne Rivers

Solo Stage:
12:00: 12:25 - Kurt Bullock
12:30-12:55 - John Bentley
1:00-1:25 - Mary Ann Rivers
1:30-1:55 - Ron Fowler
2:00-2:25 - Dennis Palmer
2:30-2:55 - Louan Lechler
3:00-3:25 - Fred Kramer
3:30-3:55 - Kirby
4:00-4:25 - Angela Josephine
4:30-4:55 - Les Dalgliesh
5:00-5:25 - Jerre Stormer

Open Mic:
Performers from the Great Lakes Musicians Coop will be featured throughout the day along with walk-ins from the general public. There will be a signup sheet at Another Cuppa’ Joe, with a three-song limit per set.

 
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