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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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Zumba

Anne Stanton - March 2nd, 2009
Zumba
Anne Stanton 3/2/09

WORK IT…Martha (pronounced Marta) Hubbell was born in Colombia where Zumba all began. A salsa dance champ, Martha now lives in Honor and teaches Zumba, salsa, and fitness dancing in Traverse City and Frankfort. Find her dance schedule at marthadancezumba.com or call her at 231-631-4358.


Partner Dancing …Get close to your honey with a partner dancing class at Beledi Global Dance. Slow, Waltz, Swing, Polka, Two Step, and Latin. All levels are welcome. See the schedule at www.belediglobaldance.com.


TWIST…K.B. Sutton said the first few Zumba classes are a little—well, let’s just say you might not be used to moving your hips quite that way. K.B. will show how you how. And her classes in Traverse City and Leelanau County are just five bucks. Email her at kbhands@centurytel.net for times and location.

TOSS…Helio Conceicao used to teach the martial arts game of capoeira in his native country of Brazil. Now he calls Traverse City home and can teach you at the Ondas Cultural Arts Studio in TC at 1036 Barlow. Check out details at ondasarts.wordpress.com.


Zumba! Just the name is happy! Christy Morgan, who teaches classes in Charlevoix and Petoskey, says the moves are repetitive, but it takes about three classes to get them down. Once you do, the work-out is AMAZING. Call Christy at 330-6506 or email christiszumba@yahoo.com.





 
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