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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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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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