Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Summer Calendar

Erin Cowell - June 14th, 2010
Super Summer Calendar Your ticket to a season of fun
By Erin Crowell
There’s no excuse for boredom this summer – from live concerts and
classic car shows to community nights and fun festivals, we’ve got
your summer fun lineup. As always, check websites for the most
up-to-date information.
See you out and about this season!

June-Sept.: Stargazing-Public Viewing, TC
June -Oct.: Good Hart Market Days
June 15-August 13: Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series, Petoskey
June 16-August 14: Bay View Music Festival
June 18-20: Antiques on the Bay Vintage & Antique Car Show, St. Ignace
June 18-20: In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor
June 18-Sept. 4: (Saturdays) Stone Circle Gatherings, Kewadin
June 19: Northport Lighthouse & Maritime Festival
June 19-20: Wings Over Gaylord
June 19-26: Artists of the Straits, Cheboygan
June 20-Sept. 5: Michigan Watercolor Society’s 63rd Exhibition, Traverse City
June 23-June 27: Mt Pleasant Summer Festival
June 23: Pigeon River Summer Solstice Canoe & Kayak Tour, Indian River
June 23-Aug. 25: (Wednesdays) Governor’s Summer Residence Tour, Mack. Island
June 23-Sept. 15: (Wednesdays) Northern Rods ‘n Ride Car Show, Indian River
June 23: (Wednesday) Festival Chamber Music Concert, Bayview
June 24: Boat the New Inland Waterway Preserve, Harbor Springs
June 24-Aug. 26: (Wednesdays) Classic Car Nights, Bellaire
June 24: Billy Jewell & Charlie Reager, Cheboygan
June 24-July 3: “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Traverse City
June 25-27: Roar to Shore, Traverse City
June 25-Sept. 3: (Fridays) Stroll the Streets, Boyne City
June 25-27: Great Lakes Energy Fair, Onekama
June 25: Annual Waterfront Wine Festival, Harbor Springs
June 25: Summer Soltice Art & Wine Walk, Suttons Bay
June 25: Leland Summer Twilight Art Walk
June 25-Sept. 3: (Fridays) Music in Marina Park, Northport
June 25: Reba McEntire, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
June 25-27: Wellington Farm Park Dairy Days, Roscommon
June 25-July 3: “Annie Get Your Gun,” Manistee
June 25-27: Northland Players Children’s Theatre, “Tom T,” Cheboygan
June 26: Kalkaska Airport Fly-In
June 26: Chuckwagon Supper & Show, Onekama
June 26: Colonial Kids’ Day, Colonial Michilimackinac
June 26: The Village Voices & Northport Community Band, Northport
June 26: Wheels4Wellness Bike Ride, Crystal Lake
June 26: Take a Kid Fishing, Frankfort
June 26: Three Men and a Tenor, Glen Arbor
June 26: Day on the Canal, Cadillac
June 26: Art Rapids, Elk Rapids
June 26-27: Annual Summer Solstice Art Show, Charlevoix
June 26: John Michael Montgomery, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
June 27: Fine Arts & Craft Show, Mackinaw City
June 27: Strawberry Social & Classic Car Show, Grand Traverse Pavilions
June 27: Log Cabin Days Celebration, Cadillac
June 30: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edger Meyer, Interlochen
June 30-Aug. 6: Leland Summer Music
June 30-Aug. 25: (Wednesdays) Evenings at the Gazebo, Boyne City

July 1: Tiger Bear John, Cheboygan
July 1-11: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Interlochen
July 1-4: Cedar Polka Fest
July 1-Sept. 2: (Thursdays) Street Musique,
Harbor Springs
July 1-Aug. 26 (Thursdays) Music in the Park, Beulah
July 1-Aug. 26: (Thursdays), Upbeat Cadillac…jazz & blues
July 1-9: Musical Revue “Razzle Dazzle,” Bay View
July 1- 4: Manistee National Forest Festival
July 2-Aug. 8: Manitou Music Festival, Glen Arbor
July 2-3: Otsego County Fair Classic & Custom Car, Truck, Bike Show
July 2-3: Summer Day in Paradise, Mackinaw City
July 3: Boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne, Northport
July 3: The Capitol Steps, Interlochen
July 3: New Reformation Jazz Band, Mack. City
July 3: Monster Truck Madness, Mt. Pleasant
July 3-10: National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
July 4: Free Sailing, Harbor Springs
July 4: WY Symphony Orchestra “An Independence Day Celebration,” Interlochen
July 4-7: An American Picnic, Fort Mackinac
July 4: Parade and fireworks happening at a town near you
July 4: The Verve Pipe, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 5-Aug. 23: (Mondays) Concerts in the Park, Onekama
July 6-Aug. 27: (Fridays) Dominic Fortuna Dinner Show, “Jukebox Gold”
July 7: 27th Annual Art Fair, Nub’s Nob
July 8: Taj Mahal & Shemekia Copeland, Interlochen
July 8: Concert Series w/ Blue Heron, Cheboygan
July 8-Aug. 1: Horse Shows by the Bay, TC
July 9-11: 30th Annual Blissfest Music Festival, Petoskey
July 9: Tumbao Bravo, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 9: “Choo-Choo Soul w/ Genevieve!” Interlochen
July 9-10: Bear Lake Days
July 9-10: Boyne Thunder Performance Boats Event, Boyne City
July 10: Oktoben German Band, Mackinaw City
July 10: Dave Bennett Trio 50s Show, Northport
July 10: Horton Creek bluegrass, Cheboygan
July 10: Beulah Art in the Park
July 10: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
July 10-11: Charlevoix Arts & Crafts Show
July 10-11: 42nd Annual Juried Arts Festival, Cheboygan
July 11: WY Symphony Orchestra w/ David Shifrin, Interlochen
July 13: Collage, Interlochen
July 13-14: Flower Show, Harbor Springs
July 13: 2nd Annual Garden Walk & Craft Show, Cheboygan
July 13-17: Gaylord Alpenfest
July 13-Aug. 31: (Tuesdays) Concert Series in Mackinaw City
July 13-18: Indian River Summerfest
July 14: Post Comedy Theatre w/ Robert Post, Interlochen
July 14: Street Legends Car Show, Charlevoix
July 14-Aug. 18: Wandering Wednesdays w/ live music, Bellaire
July 15: Concert Series w/ Whitmore 4 & Company, Cheboygan
July 15: D’Art for Art, Cheboygan
July 15-17: Beaver Island Music Festival
July 15: Punch Brothers, Petoskey
July 15: 4th Annual Meadowbrook Jamboree, Bellaire
July 16: Senior Center Picnic, Car & Crafts Show, Kalkaska
July 16: Shepard’s Folly, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 16-17: Festival of the Arts, Cadillac
July 16-18: Kaleva Days
July 16-Aug. 27: (Fridays) Dominic Fortuna Dinner Show, Bellaire
July 17: Punch Brothers w/ Chris Thile & Loudon Wainwright III, Interlochen
July 17: Native American Art Fair, Harbor Springs
July 17: Cherry Jubilee, Ellsworth
July 17: Empire Anchor Days, Glen Arbor
July 17: Encore Winds Concert, Alden
July 17: Roscommon River Festival
July 17: Annual Car Show, Charlevoix
July 17: Art in the Park, Petoskey
July 17: Huron Shores Chorus, Mackinaw City
July 17-18: Port Huron to Mackinac Yacht Race
July 17-24: Michigander Bicycle Tour (See Cheboygan Chamber website)
July 18-24: 80th Annual Venetian Festival, Charlevoix
July 19: Carrie Newcomer & Phil Gulley, Petoskey
July 21: Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair
July 21: Crystal Lake Summer Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Beulah
July 21: Peter & Paul: A Tribute to Mary, Interlochen
July 21: West Austrian Winds Concert, Cadillac
July 21: “Swingshift & the Stars” band concert, Mancelona
July-Aug. 4: (Wednesdays) Live Music, Bellaire
July 22-24: Kewadin Casino‘s 25th Anniversary Summer Festival w/Brett Michaels, Meat Loaf, Vince Neil & More
July 22: The Oak Ridge Boys, Interlochen
July 22-24: Bay View Opera, “The Magic Flute,” Petoskey
July 22-25: Walloon Lake Tractor, Engine & Craft Show
July 23-28: Art Leelanau Benefit & Exhibition, Leland
July 23: 50th Anniversary of the 60s with Gemini, Cheboygan
July 23-Aug. 20: Friday Night Live, Traverse City
July 23-25: Arcadia Daze
July 23-25: “Manistee Radio Show”
July 23: Detour, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 24: Alan Jackson, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 24: Comedian Leanne Morgan, Interlochen
July 24: Sawyer Brown, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
July 24: Traverse Outdoor Art Fair
July 24-25: Fiber Arts Show, Charlevoix
July 24: Inland Seas Music Festival, Suttons Bay
July 24: 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival, Kalkaska
July 25: Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, Mackinaw City
July 25: WY Symphony Orchestra w/ Phillippe Quint, Interlochen
July 26: Parker String Quartet, Interlochen
July 27: Cloud Cult w/ Pomegranates, Interlochen
July 27-Aug. 1: Traverse City Film Festival
July 28-Aug. 5: Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, “King Lear,” Frankfort
July 28-31: Baroque on Beaver Island
July 29 & 31: 32nd Annual Salt River Bluegrass Festival, Mt. Pleasant
July 29: Fishtown SHANTY AID, Leland
July 29: Concert Series w/ Sesame Street Gang, Cheboygan
July 29:Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, “As You Like It,” Frankfort
July 30: Creed & Theory of a Deadman, Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant
July 30-Aug. 1: Alba Days
July 30: Flat Broke Blues Band, Petoskey
July 30: Sister Wilene, Michigan Legacy Art Park
July 31: Art Center Traverse City presents The 50th Annual Outdoor Artfair, on the campus of Northern Michiganwestern Michigan College
July 31: Ignace Saints Steel Band, Mackinaw City
July 31-Aug. 1: Top O’Michigan Boat Races, Indian River
July 31-Aug. 1: Little Traverse Bay Regatta, Harbor Springs
July 31-Aug. 14: “My Fair Lady,” Northport

Aug. 1: Coastal Swim Crawl, Harbor Springs
Aug. 3: Billy Dean in Concert, Cheboygan
Aug. 4-7: Harbor Days, Elk Rapids
Aug. 4-25: (Wednesdays) Music in the Hills, Traverse City
Aug. 5: Concert Series w/ Nate King, Cheboygan
Aug. 5-8: HS Musical Theater, “Aida,” Interlochen
Aug. 5-8: Onekama Days
Aug. 5-7:“The Wizard of Oz,” Bay View, Gaylord
Aug. 6: Sally Rogers
Aug. 6: Paella in the Park—a culinary event, Traverse City
Aug. 6-8: Annual Polish Festival, Boyne Falls
Aug. 6-8: DuneGrass Festival, Empire
Aug. 6-8: Houghton Lake Historical Society Village Days
Aug. 6-8: Cheboygan Salmon Tourney
Aug. 6-Sept.: Fridays at the Log Cabin, Kaleva
Aug. 7-8: Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey
Aug. 7: Pig Roast & Family Festival, Northport
Aug. 7: Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal National Pow Wow, Mt. Pleasant
Aug. 7: Mackinaw Area Historic Festival, Mackinaw City
Aug. 7: Bay Harbor Art Fair
Aug. 7: Plein-air Paint Out! Glen Arbor
Aug. 7: Collective Soul, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Augs. 7: Boats on the Boardwalk, Traverse City
Aug. 7-8: Torch Lake Artisans Guild Quilt Show
Aug. 7-8: Mozart and a Premier, Traverse City
Aug. 7-8: Suttons Bay Art Festival
Aug. 8: Les Preludes: From the New World, Interlochen
Aug. 8: Legends, Labyrinths & Lore, Harbor Springs
Aug. 8: Alden Classic Sports Car Show
Aug. 8-14: Northwestern Michigan Fair, Traverse City
Aug. 9: Lyle Lovett, Interlochen
Aug. 9-10: Astronomy Under Sail
Aug. 9-15: Cheboygan County Fair
Aug. 10: “A Prairie Home Companion” Tour, Interlochen
Aug. 10: Summer Singers Concert, Glen Arbor
Aug. 12: Tunnel of Trees Fun Rally Car Show, Harbor Springs
Aug. 12: Concert Series w/ Reager Brothers, Cheboygan
Aug. 12-15: Antrim County Fair, Bellaire
Aug. 12-15: Buckley Old Engine Show
Aug. 13: David Sanborn, Interlochen
Aug. 13: Tour de Tart, Traverse City
Aug. 13-14: Port Oneida Fair
Aug. 13-14: Glen Arbor Art Association Gallery Show
Aug. 13-15: Alanson Riverfest
Aug. 13-14: Shoreline Bike Tour, Harbor Springs
Aug. 13-15: Ironworkers Festival, Mackinaw City
Aug. 13-14: Kalkaska Sidewalk Sales
Aug. 13: Native Comedy, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Aug. 13-22: Neil Simon Three Act Comedy, Manistee
Aug. 14: An Evening with Mario Batali, Traverse City
Aug. 14: Walk & Run Petoskey
Aug. 14: Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix
Aug. 14: Bay Day, Traverse City
Aug. 14: Leelanau Wine & Food Fest, Haserot Park
Aug. 14: Phil Dirt & the Dozers, Cheboygan
Aug. 14: Encore Vocal Arts, Petoskey
Aug. 14: Northport Dog Parade
Aug. 14-31: Model Train Exhibit, Alden
Aug. 14-15: Annual Antique Auto Show & Flea Market, Boyne City
Aug. 14-15: Odawa Homecoming Jiingtamok Pow Wow, Harbor Springs
Aug. 14: Jeff Dunham, Mt. Pleasant
Aug. 15: Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra, Benzonia
Aug. 16-Aug. 21: Enso String Quartet, Interlochen
Aug. 17: World’s 3rd Largest Coffee Break, Bellaire
Aug. 19: Lobster Fest Fundraiser Dinner, Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Aug. 19: Foreigner, Interlochen
Aug. 19-21: Riverfest, Cheboygan
Aug. 19-Aug. 22: Hoxeyville Music Festival
Aug. 20: Josh Turner w/ Jason Jones
Aug. 20-21: Festival on the Bay, Petoskey
Aug. 20-22: Bellaire Merchants Sidewalk Sales
Aug. 20-22: Rubber Ducky Festival, Bellaire
Aug. 21: Lion’s Club Fly-In, Drive-In, Northport
Aug. 21: 5th Annual Tractor Meet, Kalkaska
Aug. 21-22: Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow
Aug. 21: Yuki & Tomoko Mack Duo Pianists, Northport
Aug. 21: Collector Car Show, Frankfort
Aug. 21: Grand Traverse Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Aug. 21-28: Otsego Couny Fair
Aug. 22: Bike Benzie Tour
Aug. 22-29: Third Coast Bicycle Festival, TC
Aug. 24-29: Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair, Petoskey
Aug. 24: Brandi Carlile w/ Watson Twins, Interlochen
Aug. 26: Billy Jewell & Chip, Cheboygan
Aug. 26-28: Guitar Festival, Interlochen
Aug. 27-28: Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival
Aug. 27-29: Kalkaska County Fair
Aug. 27-29: Benzie Fishing Frenzy
Aug. 27-28: Corvette Crossroads Auto Show, Mackinaw City
Aug. 27-29: Honor Co-Ho Festival
Aug. 28: KC and the Sunshine Band, Odawa Casino, Petoskey
Aug. 28: Alden Depot Art Festival
Aug. 28: Old 27 Tour, Cheboygan
Aug. 29: Mackinaw Fine Arts & Craft Show, Mackinaw City
Aug. 31-Sept. 5: Manistee County Fair

Sept. 3-6: 3rd Annual Chain O’ Lakes Campground Music Fest, Bellaire
Sept. 3-4: Boyne City Labor Day Car Show
Sept. 4: Billy Idol & Slash, Mt. Pleasant
Sept. 4-5: Northern Michigan Potters, Sculptures Guild Exhibit, Leland
Sept. 4: Song of the Lakes, Mackinaw City
Sept. 4-5: Royal Craft Show, Gaylord
Sept. 6: 53rd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk
Sept. 6: Labor Day Bridge Walk/Party, Glen Lake

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