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Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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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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