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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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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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