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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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Skin deep 4/4/11

- April 4th, 2011
Skin Deep… ‘Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion’ gets under your skin
A blend of the fascinating and the macabre comes to the Dennos Museum
Center this spring and summer with arrival of over 100 human specimens in
their most ‘revealing’ moments.
The exhibit is “Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion,” which runs April 10 -
Sept. 4 at the museum on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in
Traverse City.
“’Bodies Human’ is education, health, science, and art all in one amazing
exhibit,” said Gene Jenneman, director of the Dennos Museum Center. “It
brings a rare opportunity for the people of northern Michigan to see an
exhibition that until now would only be found in much larger communities.”
The exhibit offers a look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and
circulatory systems in over 100 human specimens. It includes whole bodies,
individual organs and transparent body slices that have been preserved
through a process of plastination, a technique that replaces bodily fluids
with reactive plastics.

BLACK LUNGS TOO
In addition to showing bodies in various athletic positions that
illustrate the body’s muscular structure, the exhibit aims to educate the
public about the inner workings of the human body and show the effects of
poor health, good health and lifestyle choices. For example, a smoker’s
tar-coated black lung shows the ravages of smoking.
Jenneman notes that nearly 20 million people, including young children,
have seen similar exhibits around the world. The exhibit offers an
opportunity for parents to talk to their children about health-related
issues such as smoking, diet, and lifestyle choices. Children under the
age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to view the exhibition.
The “Bodies Human” exhibit is produced by Lynx Exhibits of El Paso, TX.
Lynx obtained the human specimens for this exhibition from a U.S. supplier
to the medical community who works with a plastination laboratory in
Taiwan, where the bodies are prepared for educational and scientific
purposes. See http://www.bodieshuman.com for more information.

Admission to the exhibition is $15 adults and $12 for children ages 5-12;
$10 for museum members.

Exhibition Preview
A preview reception of “Bodies Human” will be held Saturday, April 9 from
7-9 p.m. The reception will offer wines and champagne donated by Black
Star Farms and L. Mawby Vineyards, hors d’ oeuvres and musical
entertainment .
Physicians who work with the Traverse Health Clinic will be available in
the galleries to answer questions about what attendees are viewing in the
exhibition.
The Traverse Health Clinic is the only local network including volunteer
physicians and practitioners delivering healthcare to the uninsured.
Nearly 500 practitioners donate their time to ensure that the region’s
uninsured and needy get the healthcare they need. The Clinic serves more
than 2,400 individuals each month, providing enrollees primary care,
specialty, vision, dental, mental health and outpatient services.
The reception is supported by the FIM Group in Traverse City and Johnson
Clark Printers. Tickets: $40 per person – all proceeds jointly benefit
the Traverse Health Clinic and the Dennos Museum Center. Call
231-995-1553 for info.



 
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