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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Go the distance

- June 15th, 2009
Go the distance
6/15/09
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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