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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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,
8:30-10:30pm.

 
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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