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Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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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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