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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Leelanau Furniture Show

- May 16th, 2011
Leelanau Furniture Show moves to TC
After nearly a decade’s hiatus, the Leelanau Furniture Show is back -- in
a new location inside downtown Traverse City’s Artisan Design Network
(ADN) cooperative gallery on Front Street -- ready to dazzle crowds with
handcrafted one-of-a-kind designs, May 21-28.
The weeklong invitational exhibition and sale will showcase the region’s
finest furniture makers and craftspeople whose works in wood, metal,
glass, stone, fabrics, epoxy, enamel and paint are a celebration of form,
function and the inspiration of Northern Michigan.
Many of the 40-some exhibitors also belong to the year-round ADN co-op,
which opened its doors in January 2010 and features a wide-ranging juried
collection of fine art and furnishings.
This year’s show spotlights regional sculptors, Dewey Blocksma and Bill
Allen. “They have gleefully embraced the idea of sculpting furniture for
this event,” says organizer and rustic twig furniture maker Bill Perkins.
He and the show’s other founders‚ Larry Fox, Dave Elmgren, Bob Purvis and
Donna Popke‚ join a lineup of artisans whose styles run the gamut from
rustic to industrial.
In addition to the new location, the Leelanau Furniture Show is now set in
spring, rather than its prior airing in the fall. Perkins says both moves
will provide more exposure for the artisans.
“Consider this: As the region’s reputation as a center for the arts
continues to grow, the talent pool has grown with it,” says Perkins. “The
first Leelanau Furniture Show (in 1995) featured 20 exhibitors. This year,
that number has more than doubled.”
An opening reception, on Friday, May 20, runs 6 to 11 p.m. The rest of the
show, May 21-28, runs from noon to 6 p.m. daily.
For more info on the Artisan Design Network, check out
www.artdesignnet.com/furniture
 
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