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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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A Day at the Races

Erin Cowell - June 14th, 2010
A Day at the Races
By Erin Crowell
Weekend warriors, rejoice! This summer is full of competitive races for you to show off your seasonal training – from running and biking to paddling and swimming. So, check off that calendar and get hungry for some Northern Michigan competition.

JUNE
June 12
M-22 Challenge: run, paddle, bike—Glen Arbor

June 19
Ellsworth Pig Roast 5k Fun Run
Higgins Lake Sunrise Run one mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon — Roscommon

June 26
Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
HomeRUN 4 Chris Cross-Country 5k —Traverse City
East Jordan Freedom Festival Sprint Triathlon

JULY
July 3
Manistee Asics Firecracker 5k & 1k
Warrior’s Run 5k & 10k—Fife Lake
Dork Brother’s 4th of July 5k—Alpena

July 4
36th Paul Revere 3 & 10 mile run—Harbor Springs
Boyne City Independence Day Run: 10k & 2 mile
Firecracker 5k—Beulah

July 10
National Cherry Festival, Meijer Festival of Races 5k & 15k —Traverse City
Boyne Mountain Challenge: MMBA marathon, kids & downhill mountain bike ride

July 11
Inter’Rockin Triathlon & Duathlon—Interlochen

July 17
Alpenfest 10k, 5k, one mile run—Gaylord
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Bear River Crawl (Run) 10k, 5k—Petoskey
26th Annual Indian River Kiwanis Summerfest 5k & 10k
Finnish Line 5k Run/Walk—Kaleva

July 18
Little Traverse Triathlon—Harbor Springs

July 22
Wish A Mile 300 Bike—Traverse City to Chelsea

July 24
Venetian Festival-Drenth Memorial 5k, 10k & Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix
G.R.A. 10k Run—Grayling
Arcadia Daze 5k Run

July 24-25
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 25
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix Triathlon

July 31
Film Festival Costume 5k—Traverse City
Lumberman Triathlon: various distances—Cadillac
Alden Run 5k & 10k

AUGUST
August 1
1, 2 & 3 mile Open Water Swim Challenge—Harbor Springs

August 7
Roscommon County Fair 5k Run/Walk
Harborun 5k & 10k—Elk Rapids
Nautical Festival Mile Run—Rogers City

August 8
Fired Up For Kids half marathon, 3 mile & 1 mile—Petoskey

August 14
Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah
Festival by the Bay Wellness Walk & Run 5k—Petoskey

August 15
Petoskey Epic Triathlon & Duathlon
Rubber Ducky Festival 5k—Bellaire

August 21
Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon, 5k—Gaylord
Rubber Ducky 5k—Bellaire
Endurance 7 Mile Trail Run—Grayling

August 22
Cheboygan Straits Kayak Challenge 8 mile & 4 mile
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon, various distances
Traverse City Triathlon, sprint & Olympic distances

August 27-29
Cherry-Roubaix Sprint, Road and Crit Bike Race—Traverse City

August 28
North Country Ultra Trail Run: 50 mile, 26.2 mile, 13.1—Manistee

August 29
Breakwater Triathlon — Petoskey

SEPTEMBER
September 4
Beaver Island Marathon, half marathon

September 5
Barefoot Triathlon sprint & Olympic (individual & team)—Traverse City

September 11
40th Annual Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

September 18
Harbor Springs Marathon, half marathon

September 26
Aspen Attack Trail Race 8k, 15k—Gaylord




 
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