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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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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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