Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Summer Race Calendar

Erin Crowell - June 13th, 2011
Fit in the Mitt: Your summer calendar of endurance sports
June 18
HomeRUN 4 Chris, Traverse City
Summer Solstice 5k Fun Run, Sault Ste. Marie
Ellsworth 5k Fun Run
Portage Lake 20k Relay, Onekama
East Jordan’s Main Street Mile & 5k Road Race
Higgins Lake Sunrise Run one mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon — Roscommon

June 25
Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
East Jordan Freedom Festival Sprint Triathlon

June 26
Save the Pets! 5k Run/Walk, Grand Traverse Commons

July 2
Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon & 5k, Gaylord
Manistee Firecracker 5k & 1k
Dork Brother’s 4th of July 5k—Alpena
July 4
Boyne City Independence Day Run: 10k & 2 mile
Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run 1 mile, 5k, 10k – Central Lake
Crystal Mountain 4k on the Fourth-Thompsonville
Warrior’s Run 5k & 10k—Fife Lake
36th Paul Revere 3 & 10 mile run-Harbor Springs
Firecracker 5k run—Beulah
Lake City Greatest 4th in the North 2k, 5k, 10k run

July 9
National Cherry Festival, Meijer Festival of Races 5k & 15k run —Traverse
St. Ignace Summer Days 5k, 10k, 1 Mile run
Boyne Mountain Challenge: MMBA marathon, kids & downhill mountain bike ride
Bear Lake Days 5k trail run

July 10
Inter’Rockin Triathlon & Duathlon—Interlochen

July 16
Indian River Summerfest Kiwanis 5k & 10k run
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Bear River Crawl (Run) 10k, 5k—Petoskey
Alpenfest 10k, 5k, one mile run—Gaylord
Port City 5k, 1 mile Run—Frankfort
Finnish Line 5k Run/Walk—Kaleva
Inland Seas Education Association Music Festival 5k Run & Walk—Suttons Bay

July 17
Little Traverse Triathlon—Harbor Springs

July 28
Wish A Mile 300 Bike—Traverse City to Chelsea

July 22
Annual Tour de TART--Traverse City, Suttons Bay

July 23
Venetian Festival-Drenth Memorial 5k, 10k & Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix
Arcadia Daze 5k Run
Friends of Fishtown 5k Run—Leland

July 24
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Triathlon—Mackinaw City

July 26-31
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 27
Roscommon County Fair 5k Run/Walk

July 30
G.R.A. 10k Run—Grayling
Run for Their Lives—Boyne City
Lumberman Triathlon: various distances—Cadillac
Alden Run 5k & 10k

August 6
Harborun 5k & 10k—Elk Rapids
Nautical Festival Mile Run—Rogers City

August 7
Fired Up For Kids half marathon, 3 mile & 1 mile—Petoskey
1, 2, 3 mile Open Water Swim Challenge—Harbor Springs

August 12-14
Cherry-Roubaix Sprint, Road and Crit Bike Race - TC

August 13
Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah
Pellston Athletics 5k & 10k Run/Walk—Harbor Springs

August 14
Petoskey Epic Triathlon & Duathlon

August 20
Endurance Trail Run—Grayling
Festival by the Bay Wellness Walk & Run 5k—Petoskey
Churchill Classic 1 Mile, 5k, 10k Trail Run—Cheboygan
Wannigan River Raft & Kayak Race 10 mile & 3.5 mile
Rubber Ducky Festival 5k—Bellaire

August 21
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon, various Traverse City
Triathlon, sprint & Olympic distances

August 27
North Country Ultra Trail Run: 50 mile, 26.2 mile, 13.1—Manistee
Cheboygan State Park Kayak Triathlon, 2 mile paddle, 8 mile mnt. bike, 4
mile trail run

August 29
Breakwater Triathlon — Petoskey

September 3
Beaver Island Marathon, half marathon
Port Oneida 5k Run—Glen Arbor

September 4
Barefoot Triathlon sprint/Olympic (individual & team)- TC
September 5
Cadillac Festival of Races Triathlon, 5k & 10k run

September 10
40th Annual Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

September 17
Run for Hungry Children, 3k & 5k—Traverse City

September 24
Du North Duathlon—Manistee

September 25
Aspen Attack Trail Race 8k, 15k—Gaylord

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