Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Go the distance

- June 15th, 2009
Go the distance
There’s no shortage of races on the scene in Northern Michigan this summer. Below is a list of the lineup of triathlons, road races and cycle events taking place across the region:

June 6
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K run/walk

Hanson Hills Challenge Trail Run—Grayling

High Country Pathway “Summer Solstice” ride—Gaylord

June 7
Bass Festival 5K run/walk—Mancelona

June 13
North Country Trail Relay—Mesick-Baldwin

Ludington Lakestride 5K & half marathon

June 20
Ellsworth Pig Roast 5K

M-22 Challenge—Glen Arbor

June 27
Run Charlevoix 5K, 10k, half marathon & marathon

Freedom Festival Triathlon—East Jordan

Dart for Art 5K

June 28
Lumberman Triathlon—Cadillac

July 4
Paul Revere Independence Day 5K—Harbor Springs

Boyne City Independence Day Run 10K & 2 mile run/walk

Second Annual Warrior’s Run—Fife Lake

Dork Brothers 4th of July 5K—Alpena

Firecracker 5K—Beulah

July 5
Asics Manistee Firecracker 5K—Manistee

July 11
National Cherry Festival Meijer Festival of Races 5 & 15K—Traverse City

Boyne Challenge-MMBA-marathon, kids & downhill ride—Boyne Mountain

July 12
Interlochen Music Festival Triathlon

July 18
Alpenfest Run/Walk—Gaylord

Indian River Kiwanis Summerfest 5/10K run/walk

Port City Run—Frankfort

Finnish Line 5K walk/run—Kaleva
July 19
Ride Around Torch bike tour—Elk Rapids

July 25
Venetian Festival Foot Race-Jeff Drenth Memorial—Charlevoix

G.R.A. 10K—Grayling

Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix

Alden Run 5/10K

Arcadia Daze 5K

July 25-26
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 26
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix—Mackinaw City

Aug. 1
Ready or Not 5K—Otsego

Betsie Bay 10-Miler—Frankfort

Harborun 5/10K—Elk Rapids

August 7
Tour de TART bike tour—TC, Suttons Bay

Aug. 8
Traverse Bay Open Water Swim Challenge—Traverse City

Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah

Nautical Festival 6K—Rogers City

Aug. 15
Festival by the Bay—Petoskey

Aug. 16
Petoskey Epic Triathlon

Rubber Ducky 5K—Bellaire

Aug. 22
Endurance Trail Run—Grayling

South Arm Shuffle 5K run/walk—East Jordan

Aug. 23
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

Traverse City Triathlon—Bowers Harbor

Aug. 30
Breakwater Triathlon—Petoskey

29th Mark Mellon Triathlon—Boyne City

Sept. 5
Beaver Island 5K, 10k, half marathon & marathon

Sept. 7
Cadillac Festival of Races 5K, 10K & triathlon

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