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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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Rothbury returns as Electric Forest Festival

- May 2nd, 2011
Summer Surprises
Barring some last-minute upheaval, the Electric Forest Festival is charged
up and ready to go as the replacement for the former Rothbury Music
Festival.
Located in the small town of Rothbury in western Michigan between Muskegon
and Ludington, the Rothbury Music Festival made national news and had a
two-year run before tanking and sitting out last year.
Now comes the Electric Forest Festival at the Double JJ Resort, with
attractions including a 60,000-square-foot Gold Rush Water Park and The
Sherwood Forest where concert-goers can hang their hammocks and enjoy art
installations amid the trees.
Set for June 30- July 3, the Electric Forest Festival will feature The
String Cheese Incident as headliners with other acts including REO
Speedwagon, Tiesto, bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Stephen Marley, Railroad
Earth, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and at least 20 other bands.
Weekend tickets are $239 plus fees, with camping available. See
http://electricforestfestival.com for info.

Dunegrass on the Move
The Dunegrass Music Festival takes a hike to a new location this Aug. 5-7
after years of bouncing around three locations in and around Empire. The
new setting for the 18th annual festival will reportedly be on a 100-acre
site in Almira Township near the Lake Ann Airport.
This year’s lineup includes Donna The Buffalo, My Dear Disco (now Ella
R!ot), The Macpodz, Ragbirds, Seth & May, Grasshoppah, Rootstand, The
Journeyman, Delilah Dewylde & the Lost Boys, Luke Winslow-King, Detour
Bluegrass, Jaik Willis, K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys, Graham Parsons &
the Go Rounds, Ralston Bowles, Song of the Lakes, Stella Jo Serrapere &
the Willie Dunns, Small Houses, Chris Bathgate, Susan Fawcett, Kung Fu
Rodeo, Nervous but Excited, Hawks & Owls, Abigale Stauffer, Nathan Kalish
& The Wildfire, North Shore, Lake2, Lucky Brown and The Deep End.
Check out ticket info and more at http://dungrassmusicfestival.org

Blissfest Announces Lineup
Folk legends Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tom Rush will headline the 31st outing
of The Blissfest July 8-10 near Cross Village.
Expect a worldbeat-and-roots-heavy show this year with other acts to
include Mountain Heart, Delhi2Dublin, The Good Lovelies, The Grand
Slamvovians, Oka, Frank Vignola Quartet, Carolyn Wonderland, Del Castillo,
The Defibulators, Taj Weekes and Adowa, Harry Manx, Gumbohead, Funky Butt
Brass Band, SHEL, Joel Mabus, Starelight Six, Beg Leg Emma, Kim Churchill,
MacPodz, Hymn For Her, Creolization, The Boot Hill Crooners, Younce Guitar
Duo, The Tray Birds, The Vermeers, Patchwork Pear and more.
Weekend tickets at $65 for members, $85 non-members are presently
available. Info: www.blissfest.org

Down the Road with City Opera House
The City Opera House in TC has announced its fall, 2011 and winter-spring
2012 lineup for those who prefer to purchase tickets far down the pike.
Starting Sept. 23 and running through April 29, 2012, acts will include
Wynton Marsalis, Steve Lippia & His Big Band: Simply Sinatra, The
Improvised Shakespeare Company, Eroica Trio, Christina and Michelle
Naughton, Skippyjon Jones, Eisenhower Dance: Motown In Motion, Nellie
McKay, Franc D’Ambrosio, and Natalie MacMaster.

Ticket info and more is available at www.cityoperahouse.org.

 
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