Letters 10-24-2016

It’s Obama’s 1984 Several editions ago I concluded a short letter to the editor with an ominous rhetorical flourish: “Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984 and the grand opening of the Federal Department of Truth!” At the time I am sure most of the readers laughed off my comments as right-wing hyperbole. Shame on you for doubting me...

Gun Bans Don’t Work It is said that mass violence only happens in the USA. A lone gunman in a rubber boat, drifted ashore at a popular resort in Tunisia and randomly shot and killed 38 mostly British and Irish tourists. Tunisian gun laws, which are among the most restrictive in the world, didn’t stop this mass slaughter. And in January 2015, two armed men killed 11 and wounded 11 others in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. French gun laws didn’t stop these assassins...

Scripps’ Good Deed No good deed shall go unpunished! When Dan Scripps was the 101st District State Representative, he introduced legislation to prevent corporations from contaminating (e.g. fracking) or depleting (e.g. Nestle) Michigan’s water table for corporate profit. There are no property lines in the water table, and many of us depend on private wells for abundant, safe, clean water. In the subsequent election, Dan’s opponents ran a negative campaign almost solely on the misrepresentation that Dan’s good deed was a government takeover of your private water well...

Political Definitions As the time to vote draws near it’s a good time to check into what you stand for. According to Dictionary.com the meanings for liberal and conservative are as follows:

Liberal: Favorable to progress or reform as in political or religious affairs.

Conservative: Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditions and limit change...

Voting Takes A Month? Hurricane Matthew hit the Florida coast Oct. 6, over three weeks before Election Day. Bob Ross (Oct. 17th issue) posits that perhaps evacuation orders from Governor Scott may have had political motivations to diminish turnout and seems to praise Hillary Clinton’s call for Gov. Scott to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline due to evacuations...

Clinton Foundation Facts Does the Clinton Foundation really spend a mere 10 percent (per Mike Pence) or 20 percent (per Reince Priebus) of its money on charity? Not true. Charity Watch gives it an A rating (the same as it gives the NRA Foundation) and says it spends 88 percent on charitable causes, and 12 percent on overhead. Here is the source of the misunderstanding: The Foundation does give only a small percentage of its money to charitable organizations, but it spends far more money directly running a number of programs...

America Needs Change Trump supports our constitution, will appoint judges that will keep our freedoms safe. He supports the partial-birth ban; Hillary voted against it. Regardless of how you feel about Trump, critical issues are at stake. Trump will increase national security, monitor refugee admissions, endorse our vital military forces while fighting ISIS. Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence will be an intelligent asset for the country. Hillary wants open borders, increased government regulation, and more demilitarization at a time when we need strong military defenses...

My Process For No I will be voting “no” on Prop 3 because I am supportive of the process that is in place to review and approve developments. I was on the Traverse City Planning Commission in the 1990s and gained an appreciation for all of the work that goes into a review. The staff reviews the project and makes a recommendation. The developer then makes a presentation, and fellow commissioners and the public can ask questions and make comments. By the end of the process, I knew how to vote for a project, up or down. This process then repeats itself at the City Commission...

Regarding Your Postcard If you received a “Vote No” postcard from StandUp TC, don’t believe their lies. Prop 3 is not illegal. It won’t cost city taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal bills or special elections. Prop 3 is about protecting our downtown -- not Munson, NMC or the Commons -- from a future of ugly skyscrapers that will diminish the very character of our downtown...

Vote Yes It has been suggested that a recall or re-election of current city staff and Traverse City Commission would work better than Prop 3. I disagree. A recall campaign is the most divisive, costly type of election possible. Prop 3, when passed, will allow all city residents an opportunity to vote on any proposed development over 60 feet tall at no cost to the taxpayer...

Yes Vote Explained A “yes” vote on Prop 3 will give Traverse City the right to vote on developments over 60 feet high. It doesn’t require votes on every future building, as incorrectly stated by a previous letter writer. If referendums are held during general elections, taxpayers pay nothing...

Beware Trump When the country you love have have served for 33 years is threatened, you have an obligation and a duty to speak out. Now is the time for all Americans to speak out against a possible Donald Trump presidency. During the past year Trump has been exposed as a pathological liar, a demagogue and a person who is totally unfit to assume the presidency of our already great country...

Picture Worth 1,000 Words Nobody disagrees with the need for affordable housing or that a certain level of density is dollar smart for TC. The issue is the proposed solution. If you haven’t already seen the architect’s rendition for the site, please Google “Pine Street Development Traverse City”...

Living Wage, Not Tall Buildings Our community deserves better than the StandUp TC “vote no” arguments. They are not truthful. Their yard signs say: “More Housing. Less Red Tape. Vote like you want your kids to live here.” The truth: More housing, but for whom? At what price..

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Hot Dates Sept. 12-18

Erin Crowell - September 12th, 2011  

The Osmond family has spent more than 50 years entertaining audiences across the globe. The Osmond Brothers, a.k.a. Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy, continue the family tradition of performing pop, rock & roll, country and gospel. They will make an appearance at the Performing Arts Center on the Kirtland Community College main campus, in Roscommon, on Sept. 17. Tickets are $32-$36 and may be purchased at kirtlandcenter.com or by calling 989-275-6777. Show starts at 7 p.m.


Women's Luncheon: Features Benzie County Clerk Dawn Olney and Treasurer Linda Wilson at Betsie Bay Inn, Frankfort, 11:30am. Cost, $13 at the door.


Tailgate: Mini expo with the Little Traverse Association of Home Builders at Emmet County Fairgrounds Building, 5:30-8pm. Includes BBQ dinner and prize drawing. Admission, $5.

Bear River Restoration: Learn about shoreline surveys of Walloon Lake and Bear Lake for invasive species management. Held at Independence Village, Petoskey, 7pm. Free. Cooking for Men: Learn how to make a fourcourse meal at Grace Episcopal Church, TC, from

6-8pm. Hosted by Oryana. Cost, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to 947-0191.


Green Connections: View the ProFILE facility at 3820 Cass Rd, TC, from 5:30-7pm. Manna Food Project Presentation: Hosted by the Women's Club at the Birchwood Country Club, Harbor Springs, 11:30am. Free & open to the public. Hydro-Fracturing in Northern Michigan: Andrea Sullivan, senior geologist with the DEQ in Gaylord, will discuss the challenges of "fracking" at the Cheboygan Area Public Library, 6:30pm. Photographer Dana Vannoy: Discussing her images of local waters at the Traverse Area District Library, 7pm. Free. Author Event: Steve Lehto will discuss the Chrysler turbine car program at Kalkaska County Library, 6pm.


Manistee County Business After Hours: Held at the Kaleva Tavern, 5pm. Native Plants: Program by Brian Zimmerman of Four Season Nursery on history and importance of native plants, at Saving Birds Thru Habitat Discovery Center, Omena, 7-8:30pm. Cost, $15. The Role of Federal Government in Public Education: Topic discussion at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee, 7pm. Hosted by the League of Women Voters Manistee County. International Affairs Forum Lecture: Discussing "The National Security Dangers of Ungoverned Spaces: American Policy and Problems" at Milliken Auditorium, TC, 6pm. Free admission for students and educators. An Evening with Tony Perrotta: American novelist will discuss his bestsellers, including "Election," "Little Children" and "The Abstinence Teacher," as part of the National Writers Series, at the City Opera House, TC, at 7pm. Reception to follow. Roller Derby Tryouts: The Traverse City Roller Derby is looking for women to fill their roster. Tryouts/orientation TBA. Choose from 6-9pm on Thursday or Sunday, 6-9pm. RSVP by Sept. 12 to info@tcrollerderby.com. Festival of the Pines: Celebrate the area lumber-

ing, and Christmas tree industry with a youth archery competition, parade, food & beverage tent, teen dance and more in Lake City. Happening all weekend. lakecitymich.com. History Presentation: Dr. Norton Bretz will talk about his grandfather, Norton Pearl, who went to Central Michigan Normal College from 1900 to 1906. Held at the Historical Society Museum, Elk Rapids, 7pm. $5 admission. Business After Hours: Held at the Elk Rapids Fifth Third Bank, from 5-7pm.


"The Story Next Door": Benefit performance by Scott Craig and Friends, with music and readings from the IPR series at the Old Art Building, Leland, at 7:30pm. Cost, $20 and benefits the new addition of the building. 231-256-2131. SongWriters in the Round: Jenny Lee Morrison, Barbara Faith Jordan and Sandy Blumenfeld perform at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm.

Village Wine & Walking Tour: Held at the Grand Traverse Commons, from 5:30-7:30pm. Includes a history presentation by developer Ray Minirvini. Tour & sampling, $39. Must be 21 or older. Call 995-1700 to register. Public Viewing Night: See the night sky at Rogers Observatory, TC, 9-11pm. $2 donation or $5 per family. Swingshift & the Stars: The annual dance-off for charity returns, featuring local celebrities paired up with local dance instructors. First competition held at the City Opera House, TC. Doors open at 6:30pm; show begins at 7:15pm. Tickets, $20. Vote for your favorite by donating to their respective charities of choice. Includes music by Judy Harrison and Swingshift. 041-8082. "Aladdin": Children's theatre performance at the Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee, 7pm; Sunday, at 2pm. Tickets, $7. Dinner Dance: Featuring the Blue Shadow Band, Michigan wines and dinner at Portage Point Inn, Onekama, 6:30-11pm. Cost, $75, which benefits the PLA scholarship for Onekama High School students. 231-889-3393. South American Fiesta Night/Salsa Party: Latin music, food, dancing and more at Crystal Bindi Studio, in Logan's Landing, TC, at 8pm. $10 donation. No partner necessary. Model-T Car Show: Beaver Island, all weekend. "The Spitfire Grill": A musical about coming home, performance at the Old Town Playhouse, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Visit oldtownplayhouse.com. Festival of the Pines: (See Thurs.)


Botanical Gardens Open House: Located at the Historic Barns Park of the Old State Hospital, TC, from 10am-4pm. Includes various speakers and workshops such as a kids' activity tent, food vendors, courtesy cart tours and more. Visit northwestmichigangarden.org. Singles for Christ Dinner: Open to all area singles 50 or older, at Filmore's, Petoskey, 6pm. Dinner followed by a game night. RSVP to Frieda at 231- 347-5747 or email frieda@compnor.com. Author Buzz Harcus: Discussing "Web of Greed" at Horizon Books, TC, from 1-3pm. Harbor Springs Cycling Classic: Choose from 20- , 44- or 60-mile routes, from 8am-3pm. Cost, $25 in advance or $30 the day-of. Visit birchwoodinn. co for more info. Treasure Hunt: Grace Memorial Marina Parking Lot, Elk Rapids, at 4pm. Invasive Species Survey Expedition: Grand Traverse Commons Area, TC, from 8am-noon. Learn how to identify these plants with the Boardman River Nature Center. 941-0960. Book Event: Sharon Olson will host the book discussion of "Finding My Way from Trauma to Transformation: The Journey through Loss and Grief" by John Schneider, at Horizon Books, TC, from 3-5pm. "The Planets": Traverse Symphony Orchestra performance using digital images of planets projected onto a transparent scrim in front of the orchestra. Held at Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, at 7:30pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Friendship Polka Dance: Held at the St. Rita's/St. Joe's Men's Club, Maple City, from 8pm-12am. Includes music by The Polka Generations. $10 admission. Cash bar and food available for purchase. 231-620-8450 for more info.

The Osmond Brothers: Pop, rock & roll and country performance of 50 years experience comes to Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, 7pm. Tickets, $32-$36. kirtlandcenter.com for info. OMPS Nature Area: Explore the newly renovated area near Peninsula Community Library, TC, at 10am. Open to all ages. Hosted by the Peninsula Community Library. Avenmore: Quartet performance at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Lake Superior Time Machine: 3D journey looking into the history around Lake Superior, at the Erickson Center, Curtis, 7pm. $5 admission. 7th Annual Celebration: Awards ceremony for the annual Friends of the Jordan photography contest at the Jordan River Watershed Center, East Jordan, 1-3pm. Includes live music. Run For Hungry Children 3k & 5k: Held at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC, 9am. Benefits children of the Mathare Valley in Africa. runforhungrychildren.org Ethnohistorical Perspective: Presentation by Charles Cleland at the Eyaawing Museum & Cultral Center, Peshawbestown, 1-3pm. Village-Wide Yard Sale: Residents and businesses at the Grand Traverse Commons will be selling items in the piazza, 8am-2pm. Beach Cleanup: Enjoyed our region's beaches this summer? Help clean them up at the Petoskey State Park, 9am-noon. Visit watershedcouncil. org/events for more info. Annual Fall Garage Sale Fundraiser: Held at the Father Fred Foundation, TC, from 9am-4pm. Items include clothing, furniture and collectibles. Leland Heritage Celebration: Events include a "Wood Boats on the Wall" exhibit at the Historical Museum; magician show at the Old Art Building;

classic car show, book sale and Fishtown Fest, with live music from Blind Dog Hank. Happening 10am-4pm. Dinner in the Hills: Annual fundraiser for and at Mt. Holiday, TC, at 6pm. Includes a silent auction. Tickets, $75 in advance. guestservices@mtholiday.org. Porch & Yard Sale: Held at the Almira Historical Museum, Lake Ann, 9am-4pm. Model-T Car Show: Beaver Island, all weekend. Cookies for Kids' Cancer: Bake sale held at the Front Porch, Suttons Bay, 10am-3pm. Kids' Safety Day: Demos, emergency vehicles, bike safety ride and more at the Great Lakes Children's Museum, TC, noon-4pm. greatlakeskids.org. "The Spitfire Grill": (See Friday) "The Story Next Door": (See Friday) "Aladdin": (See Friday) Festival of the Pines: (See Thurs.)


Look Out for the Cookout: Fundraiser for scholarships at North Central Michigan College Petoskey campus, noon-3pm; kids games, inflatables, silent auction, bake sale, picnic and music by Northern Michigan Brass Band. Tickets, $8; free for kids ages 5 & under. "Queen to Play": French drama starring Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire about a repressed maid who learns the game of chess, showing at the Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay, 2pm & 5pm. Part of the By the Bay Film Series. Tickets, $8.50. Leelanau Harvest Tour: Scenic bike tour along a 24-. 48-, 67- or 106-mile route with food stops and lunch. Cost, $30; $70 per family. Hosted by TART Trails. leelanauharvesttour.org. Family Day: Guided tours, refreshments, guest pianists and more the Music House Museum, Acme, noon-4pm. Cost, $15 per family. Sept. 11 Presentation: Cheryl McGuinness will speak at Lighthouse Missionary Church, East  Jordan, 3pm, about her life after Flight 11, the airplane her husband was on, crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Model-T Car Show: Beaver Island, all weekend. "The Spitfire Grill": (See Friday) "Aladdin": (See Friday) Roller Derby Tryouts: (See Thursday) Festival of the Pines: (See Thurs.)


Blue Moon Memories: A variety of music from the decades presented by Dominic Fortuna at the Williamsburg Dinner Theatre, Sept. 3-Nov. 5. Tickets, $39.95 and include dinner. Call 938-2181 for more info. Save a Smile: Toothbrush drive at Traverse Health Clinic, Tom's Food Markets, Northwestern Banks, Munson Medical Center through September. Drumunity: Family-friendly drumming event featuring food vendors and more in downtown Elk Rapids, every Wednesday, from 6-9pm. Jacob's Corn Maze & American Cancer Society: Bring a TCAPS coupon to Jacob's Corn Maze and receive entry for $5 (normally $8). With each coupon, $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Available during Sept. & Oct. tcaps.net/cornmaze. Yesterday Once More: Williamsburg Dinner Theater featuring iconic sounds of yesteryear, every Friday, starting July 1. Visit cateringbykellys.com for more info. Tickets, $39.95.

Alden Evening Stroll: Every Thursday, in downtown Alden, featuring live music, from 7-9pm UpBeat Cadillac: Live jazz, blues and R&B musical performances at the Rotary Pavilion, Cadillac, 6pm, every Thursday. Northwoods International Folk Dances: Every Wednesday at the Unitarian Church, TC, at 7pm. $2 donation to participate. 947-6675. Cruisin' to Lil Bo: Classic car night every Thursday, at Lil Bo Pub & Grille, TC, from 6-11pm. A Chance to Learn to Dance: Held at Steven's Place, TC, featuring Tuesday Swing, Wednesday Tango and Thursday Social, 8:15-9:30pm. Call 929- 8945 for more info. Cherryland Flea Market: Indoor market selling books, music, handmade crafts, jewelry, household goods and more every Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm. Located at 5161 US 31 South, TC. Visit cherrylandfleamarket.com for details. Open through October. Yoga Dance: Every Thursday at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia, from 5:30-6:30pm. Work at your own level. Call Betty for more info at 231-882-4933. Country Jamboree: All musicians welcome, held the first Saturday of every month, 6-9:30pm, at Manton High School's Ranger Room. Round and square dancing. Donation entry. Arts & Craft Festival: Every Saturday, from 10am- 3pm, outside the Kalkaska Chamber of Commerce. Argentine Tango: Classes held at Crystal Bindi, TC, 7:20-8:50pm, every Tuesday. Call 883-1987. Middle Eastern Dance Class: Belly dancing every Monday at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia from 7- 8:30pm, except holidays. Call 231 882-4933. Wine Tasting: Sample wine from around the world at Palette Bistro, Petoskey, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Cost, $20. Singer/Songwriter Showcase: Local musicians perform every Saturday, 7-9pm, at the Bay View Grille in Frankfort. Call 231-383-0373 for info.


Harbor Springs: Downtown, 9am-1pm, Wednesdays, through Labor Day; Sat., through mid-Oct. Lake City: Downtown, Aug. 11-Sept. 8, Wednesdays. Grow Benzie: Located at 5885 M115, Benzonia, open 9am-1pm, every Wednesday. Crystal Mountain Resort: Every Friday, from 3- 6pm. Boyne City: Every Wednesday and Saturday in Veterans Park, 8am-noon, through October. Suttons Bay: Saturdays, 9am-1pm, at North Park. Frankfort: Held at the Open Space on Main Street,

Saturday, 8am-1pm, now through October. Good Hart: Saturdays, 2-6pm, at the Good Hart General Store. Petoskey: Held in downtown, each Friday, from 8:30am-12:30pm, through Sept. 30. Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market: TC, on the corner of Grandview Parkway and Cass, Wednesday & Saturday, 8am-noon. Honor: Every Tuesday, 8am-2pm, inludes a flea market. Empire: Saturdays, from 9am-1pm, through Sept. 10. Located near the Post Office. Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds: TC, every Friday, 3-8pm, through Oct. 28. Elberta: Thursdays, 7:30am-noon, through Oct. 13 (8:30am-noon after Labor Day), in Marina Park. Charlevoix: Downtown, in East Park, every Thursday, from 9am-1pm, through Oct. 27. Downtown Manistee Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 8am-noon, now through October 8, on the Maple Street Bridge. Gaylord: Downtown, under the Pavilion, every Saturday, 8am-2pm, through October. Wednesdays, 8am-2pm. Kalkaska Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, at the corner of Chalker & Laurel streets. Village Farmers Market: Held every Friday, 2- 6pm, behind Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons. Visit www.thevillagetc.com.


Art and the Animal: Multi-media exhibit of The Society of Animal Artists at the Dennos Museum Center, TC, Sept 17-Dec. 30. Artists include Anni Crouter, TJ Lick, Kimberly Rae Diment and more. dennosmuseum.org for more info. America Under Siege: A Juried Art Exhibition: Multi-media art exhibit depicting the events, emotions and aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001. Held at Andre's Place, TC. Visit andresplace.org for more info.

"A Sensual Feast: The Art of Food & Wine":

Northern Michigan Bestsellers

For the week ending 9/4/11

HARDCOVER FICTION South of Superior by Ellen Airgood Riverhead $25.95 Paris Wife by Paula McLain Random House $25.00 Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson & Marshall Karp Little, Brown & Company $27.99

PAPERBACK FICTION Help by Kathryn Stockett Berkley $16.00 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay St. Martin’s Griffin $13.95 Echoes of Distant Thunder by Frank Slaughter Arbutus Press $18.95

HARDCOVER NON-FICTION In My Time by Dick Cheney Threshold Editions $35.00 Best Bake Sale Cookbook: Cookies for Kids Cancer by Gretchen Holt Witt Wiley $19.99 Dean Robb An Unlikely Radical by Matthew Z. Robb Lost Prairie Press $24.95

PAPERBACK NON-FICTION Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl Random House $16.00 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Back Bay Books $16.99 Saving Civility by Sara Hacala Skylight Paths Publications $16.99

Compiled by Horizon Books: Traverse City, Petoskey, Cadillac

Group exhibition and sale at Gallery Fifty, in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Sept. 9-Oct. 31. Visit galleryfifty.com for info. An Evening of Art: Ten local artists will be featured at Brinks Art & Frame, Cadillac, on Sept. 9, from 5-9pm. Call 231-775-8282 for more info. Mini Show: Paintings by Teri Gillespie will be on display at the Glen Arbor Art Association, Sept. 5, starting at 9am. The Dog & Pony Show: Mixed media exhibit featuring dogs, ponies and horses at the Jordan River Art Center, East Jordan, Sept. 11-Oct. 7. Portraits: A Contemporary Look: Exhibit by Nancy Swearingen on display at the Traverse Area District Library through Sept. Artist Charles Passarelli: Exhibition of his pen and ink drawings, watercolors, giclée's prints and acrylic paintings at Gallery22, TC, Sept. 1-27. Reception held Sept. 9, from 5-7pm. Oils on Canvas: Works by Nicole Caldwell on display at Centre Street Cafe and Gallery, TC, now through Dec. 31.

Watercolors: Exhibit by Sarah Tule at the City Opera House, TC, Sept. 9, from 6-8pm. The Art of the Nude: Selected works from a variety of Geoffrey Vail Brown's studies, including the former State Hospital, Sleeping Bear Dunes and his "Rhythm" series, at the Artcenter, TC, through Sept. 25. Artist reception held Sept. 16, from 6-9pm. Three Village Arts 6: Summer plein air paintings exhibition at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village, Sept. 3-19. "Material Obsessions": Fiber arts show at Charlevoix Public Library, Sept. 1-30. 231-547- 2651. Michigan Artists: Carol Spaulding (watercolor), Alan Vigland (ceramics) and Richard Kooyman (landscapes) will be featured at the newly opened Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, through Sept. 6. visitbenzie.com for more info. New Paintings: Artists Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman present their works at the Old Art Building, Leland.

"The Circular Path - Thirty Years of Discovery": Painting exhibit by Jerry Gates at Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids. twistedfishart.com. Robotany: Exhibit by Nickeless Fisher, featuring repurposed items assembled as robots interacting with a natural environment are on display at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. For more info on the exhibit, visit newzviewz.nickfisherart.com. Andre's Place: Art program for adults facing physical, emotional or cognitive challenges. Held at 5222 N. Royal Dr. in TC, every Wednesday at 12:45pm. Please register by calling Michelle 231- 631-2477 or email michelle@andresplace.org. These Roots Run Deep: Landscape painter Chris Bigelow featured at West Michigan Bank & Trust, Frankfort, July 7-Oct. 26. Wild Kingdom: Exhibit by Rod Bearup at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor. 231-334-3179 for info. The Art of Steve Barber: Wood, paint and wax exhibit by Barber, an art instructor at Central Michigan University, now on display at InsideOut Gallery, TC. Kaye Krapohl: Large-scale paintings of area waterscapes will be on display, and available for purchase, at Hanna Bistro Bar, TC, now through Sept. 22.

Deadline for Hot Dates is Tuesday for the following week

Think you'll make the cut? The lumberjack contest at Lake City's Fetival of the Pines has folks cutting, chopping and throwing in celebration of the area's lumbering and Christmas tree industry. Other events for the Sept. 15-18 festival include a music and beverage tent, parade, archery contest, teen dance and more. Visit lakecitymich.com for details.

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