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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The Bayside Bombshells

Robert Downes - November 13th, 2012

For a Northern Michigan take on burlesque, check out the Bayside Bombshells troupe this Friday, Nov. 16
at the InsideOut Gallery, TC.

Led by "the fearless and slightly mad Twiggy Pop," the Bombshells offer a classic burlesque show complete
with comedy acts, seductive starlets and the always-popular demonstration of tassel-twirling. You may even
see a sultry tango performance.

The burly boys & girls include Twiggy Pop, Ms. Devine Bandersnatch, Dahlia Dagger, Astrid Revolver, Peitho
Douwanto, Lady Tu Difore, Cassie Opium,  BellaKasha, Phoenix, Mickey Blue, Tambourine Walters, Black-eyed
Bliss, Vajojo Visage, Ben Eaton and Ella Eclaire.

The show starts at 9pm. Tickets, $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Other highlights in this week's Northern Express Hot Dates lineup include.  For the full list and contact info
see www.northernexpress.com

Monday 11/12
 -- Asleep at the Wheel: Grammy-winning Texas swing band with rock roots in the '60s and its heart in the
cowboy tunes of the '40s performs at the City Opera House, TC, 7:30pm. Tickets, $30.

 -- Miao Xiaochun: Artist from China brings 3-dimensional digital on a 30-foot screen, featured at the
Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm.

Tuesday 11/13
-- Dog Sledding with Inuit Hunters: Presentation by Mary Murphy on her 12 days living in Northwestern
Greenland at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, 7pm.

-- Total Solar Eclipse: Live video stream of the event viewable to the other side of the world, at the Emmet
County Fairgrounds Building, Petoskey, 3-6pm. Hosted by the International Dark Sky Park.

-- American Waste Tour: Those new to the Grand Traverse region are invited to tour the trash disposal facility
at 280 Hughes Dr, 6:30pm. Includes refreshments Tour, 7pm. Closed toe shoes required.

Thursday 11/15
-- When the Lights Go Out: Learn how to minimize the hazards to safety and health during storms, accidents
and other emergencies at the Traverse Area District Library, 12:30-1:30pm.

-- Ladies Night: Shop downtown Harbor Springs for discounts, refreshments and entertainment, 6-9pm.
Friday 11/16
-- Manistee River Tour: Jim Crockett, Fred Ball and Pat Niemisto perform original folk songs at the Ramsdell
Theater, Manistee, 8pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  

-- Hunks, The Show: Sext male revue at Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, 9pm. Tickets, $15.  
-- Girls Night Out: Presenting the male review, Tony Valentines, at Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 8pm. See
-- Songwriters in the Round: Kirby, Jennifer Thomas and Les Dalgliesh perform at Horizon Books, TC,

Saturday 11/17
-- Hipps n Ricco: Blues, rock and R&B performance at the Marsh Music House, East Jordan, 7pm.
Suggested $10 donation.

-- Women in Music & Art: Good Work Collective, TC, noon-10pm. Original art, workshops, crafts, dancing
and live music by The Accidentals, Lauren Jones, Elaina Burress, Sister Wilene, Angela Josephine, Elizabeth
"E" Minor, Kayla Jo Cross, Courtney Kaiser, Miriam Pico, Blake Elliott and Stella.  

-- Grand Traverse Ski Club Equipment Sale/Swap:  Featuring used ski & snowboard gear. Equipment check-in
on Friday, 6-9pm. Sale, 9am-5pm on Sat.; 10am-1pm on Sunday. Held at TC West Middle School.

-- "Pure Michigan": Local historian, Michael Federspiel, will discuss the marketing campaign for the Little Traverse
Bay region in the late 1800s/early 1900s at North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, noon. Cost, $9 and
includes lunch.

Sunday 11/18
-- Don Julin's Mandolin for Dummies: Book signing, music and more at Left Foot Charley, TC, 4-6pm.
-- M-23 Strings: Bluegrass band from Northern Michigan performing at the InsideOut Gallery, TC, 1-4pm. 

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