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Letters 09-15-2014

Stop The Games On Campus

Four head coaches – two at U of M and two at MSU – get a total of $13 million of your taxpayer dollars each year. Their staffs get another $11 million...

The Truth About Fatbikes

While we appreciate the fatbike trail coverage, the quote from the article below is exactly what we demonstrated not to be true in most cases last season...

Man Has Environmental Responsibility

I tend to agree with Thomas Kachadurian (“Playing God,” Sept. 8) that we should not interfere with the power of nature by deciding what is “native” and what is not. Man usually does what is better for man (or so we believe), hence the survival and population growth of our species...

The Bush & Obama Facts

Don Turner’s letter to the editor on 8/25/14 stated that there has never been a more corrupt, dishonest, etc. set of politicians in the White House. He states no facts, but here are a few...

Ban Pesticides

I grew up downstate in a neighborhood without pesticides. I was always very healthy. Living here, I have become ill. So I did my research and found out a lot about these poison agents called pesticides (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, etc) that are being spread throughout this community, accumulating in our air, water and soil...

Respect for Presidents?

Recently we read the Letter to the Editor that encouraged us to stop characterizing President Obama as anything other than an upstanding, moral, inspiring “first Black President”. The author would have us think that the rancor in the press, media and public is misguided. And, believe it or not, this rancor is a “glaring exception to … unwritten patriotic rule” of historically supporting all previous presidents...


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Erin Crowell - October 28th, 2013  

OCT NOV 28-03

It's the last weekend of thrills and chills at haunts happening throughout the area. At "Scream in Wolverine," brave souls get the chance to experience three different haunts: Kurt & Burt's House of Horror, The Swamp of Terror and The Crazed Clown Convention. Located at 10474 S. Straits Highway in Wolverine, "Scream in Wolverine" offers individual and combined pricing packages. All three haunts are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For info, screaminwolverine.com.

monday 10/28

Haunted Great Lakes: Presentation by Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society's Tim Ellis and Brad Blair, at the Carnegie Building, Petoskey, 7pm. Free.

Cirque Mechanics: Aerial and acrobatic performance, at Interlochen's Corson Auditorium, 7:30pm. Tickets, $28; $25 for seniors; $10 for students.

"Making it Count" Series: Presentation on product packaging by Mary and Terry from TM Klein & Sons, at Grow Benzie, Benzonia, 6:30pm. Potluck, 5:30pm.

tuesday 10/29

Monster Mash: Family Halloween party at the Kalkaska Library, 3:30-4:30pm. Costumes, crafts and music.

Luncheon Lecture: Local historian Matthew J. Friday recounts the history of Northern Michigan's inland waterway, through period accounts and historic photographs, at the Straits Area Education Center, Cheboygan, noon. Cost, $10, which includes lunch. Deadline to register: Oct. 28, at 231-597-0322.

Singles Mingle & Speed Dating: Northern Natural Cider House & Winery, TC, 6:30-10pm. RSVP to northernnaturalwinery@gmail.com.

Photo Exhibit Discussion: Behind the scenes look into Crooked Tree's latest photo contest, "Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors" at the art center, Petoskey, 10am. Free.

wednesday 10/30

Comic Art Open House: Showcasing work by students who transformed their favorite stories into comics, at the Kalkaska County Library, 3:30pm.

"Frankenstein" Comes to Life: The Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents a redefined film score to the original 1931 film, at the State Theater, TC, 6pm and 7:45pm. Tickets, $20. traversesymphonyorchestra.org.

National Writers Series: Poet, Nikki Giovanni, discusses her works which express strong racial pride and respect for family, at the City Opera House, TC, with guest host Leigh Haber, 7pm. Tickets, $35 reserved; $30 for general admission. nationalwritersseries.org.

Benzie Solar Initiative: Meeting for regional citizens for clean energy, at Stormcloud Brewery, Frankfort, 7pm. Search Benzie Solar Initiative on Facebook.

Business Innovation Conference: Educational opportunity for all levels of staff, businesses and organizations at North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, all day. For info, petoskey.com.

Ferris State University Open House: Held at the NMC Health & Science Center, TC, 10am-3pm.

Learn the Secrets of Air Force One: Retired USAF CM Sgt. Rose Hutchinson discusses being a flight steward during the presidency of Carter, Reagan and Bush, at the Senior Center Network, TC, 11am. Register at 922-4911. For post-event lunch, 947-5285.

thursday 10/31

Haunted House: Hosted by Boyne City Firefighters Association in the red barn by the library.

Trunk or Treat: Downtown Frankfort, 5-8pm.

Spook Swim: Halloween party at Charlevoix Area Community Pool, 7-9pm. Food, punch, music and costumes. Cost, $5 or $20/family.

Luncheon Lecture: Presentation by Beth Dipzinski, sharing her novel, "Stepping Stones," which explains how things in life can either be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, by choice. Happening at North Central Michigan College, Gaylord, noon. Cost, $10, which includes lunch. Register by Oct. 28 at 989-705-3775.

Halloween Dance Party: DJ, bonfire, and costume prizes at Little Fleet, TC, 8pm.

Trunk or Treat: Village at Bay Harbor, 4-5pm.

Boyne City Halloween Parade: Starts at Pine Street and proceeds to Park Park Street, 4:45pm.

friday 11/1

Paula Poundstone: Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and part of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," Poundstone performs at the City Opera House, TC, 8pm. Tickets, $33. cityoperahouse.rg.

Forgotten Folksongs from "Michigan-i-o": Presented by Lee Murdock at Milliken Auditorium, TC, 8pm. Tickets, $12. dennosmuseum.org.

"Les Miserables": Presented by the Old Town Playhouse, TC, featuring over 60 cast members. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm. oldtownplayhouse.com.

First Fridays: Featuring demos, food, shopping and art exhibits by Delbert Michel and Robin Webb-Bransky; along with live music by the Accidentals and Freya. Happening at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 5-8pm, or later. thevillagetc.com.

Courting the Muse, Writers Conference: Insight from the pros, along with shared experiences on getting published, at NMC Oleson Center, TC, 9am. For info, nmc.edu/ees.

Senior Bikram Yoga Instructor: Presentation by Jim Kallet from San Diego at Scholars Hall at NMC, in TC, 6pm. For details, bikramyogatc.com.

Tony Valentine's Girls Night Out: All male revue at Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 8pm. Tickets starting at $15.

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff: Featuring Pat McCabe, a member of the Dine (Navaho) Nation, on sustainability from an indiginous science perspective, at the Fine Arts Building auditorium at NMC, in TC, 7pm. Tickets, $10 or $15 at the door. nmc.edu.

Art, Talk, Wine & Cheese: Harbor Gallery at Northview Design Center, Petoskey, 5-8pm. Call 231-439-3790.

Freshwater Summit: Featuring keynote speaker, Jim Bredin, Deputy Director of Asian Carp for the White House Council on Enviornmental Quality, along with speaker panels and more at the Hagerty Center, TC, 9am-3:30pm. For info, gtbay.org.

Miriam Pico & Friends: Performing at Central United Methodist Church, TC, 7pm. Benefit for Family Partnership Mentoring Grand Traverse. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 14.

Acoustic Dynamite: Performing at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm.

Bower Clock Company Grand Opening: Live music, refreshments, meet the artists and more, at 9931 N. Long Lake Rd., TC, 5-9pm.

Public Viewing Night: Rogers Observatory, TC, 9-11pm. Admission, $2/person or $5/family. 995- 2300.

saturday 11/2

The Art of Being a Seer: Presentation by Denise Iwaniw, author and teacher, at High Self Bookstore, TC, 10am.

Tailgate Party: Michigan vs. Michigan State telecast on the deck of North Peak, TC, 2pm.

"Dunes Review" Journal Relesae: Horizon Books, TC, 7pm.

26th Annual Craft Show: Immaculate Conception, TC, 8:30am-3:30pm. Raffle, bake sale, luncheon.

Author David Zaiss: Presents the sequel to "The Ping Pong Club," titled, "Dismissed," at Horizon Books, TC, 4pm. Refreshments included.

Community Potluck & Program: Martha Wagbo Education Farm, East Jordan, noon, featuring homebrewer Keith Kintigh on making hard cider. Free. RSVP to 231-536-0333.

Iceman Cometh: A 27-mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Timber Ridge in TC, all morning and afternoon. Features over 5,000 riders. Includes post race parties and awards ceremony. Visit iceman.com for details (see related story).

Food & Farming Roundtable: Featuring farmers, food producers, restaurant owners and local food lovers at North Central Michigan College's cafeteria, Petoskey, 9am-1pm. For info, visit ncmc.edu. Cost, $20 at the door or $10 in advance ($15 for families).

Grayling Golf Team Fundraiser: Dinner at Treetops Resort, 6pm. Tickets, $50, which will help the families involved in last spring's auto accident. Includes a silent and live auction and a tribute to the boys golf team. For info, graylinggolfrecovery.com.

Pigs 'n' Heat 11th Annual Benefit Hockey Game: Police and firemen competition to raise money for Children's Advocacy Center of N.E. Michigan, at Northern Lights Arena, Alpena, 4- 6pm. Donation entry.

Brewing Workshop: Presented by Bad Teacher Brewing Supply, 1331 W. South Airport Rd., TC, noon-4pm. For info, badteacherbrewing.com.

Young Adult Authors Panel: Amy Rose Capetta, K.A. Barsons and Cori McCarthy will be at Horizon Books, TC, 2pm.

Irish Ceili Dance: Social dance workshop at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 2-5pm. For info, crookedtree.org.

"Les Miserables": (See Fri.)

sunday 11/3

Law of Attraction: Workshop by Evelyne Verret, on attracting "anything and anyone" at Higher Self Bookstore, TC, 2pm.

Milks Family Benefit: Spaghetti dinner, silent auction, karaoke and music by Jim Pierce Happy Times DJ Service, at Cobblestone Farms, TC, 2- 6pm. $5 admission benefits Edward Milks' family, who passed away unexpectedly in Sept.

Pancake Breakfast: Central United Methodist Church, TC, 9:30am-12:30pm, hosted by Boy Scout Troop 36. Free will offering.

Health Care Reform and You: Information meeting presented by Laverna Witkop at Christ United Methodist Church, TC, 5:30pm.

Clean Up and Green Up: Bring your difficultto-recycle items, including large appliances, styrofoam and electronics to the American Waste faciltiy at 280 Hughes Dr., TC, 9am-3pm. Free. Hosted by Michigan Green Consortium.

ongoing

Food for Thought Food Drive: Hosted by the Northwest Food Coalition and Food for Thought at NMC locations, through Nov. 15. Collecting non-perishable food at most buildings on the TC campus.

Technique Cooking: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at noon; Thursday, 5:15pm, at Fustini's, Petoskey. Cost, $10 which go toward purchase.

Michigan Folksong Legacy: Discoveries from the Great Depression, a traveling exhibit from Michigan State University, at the Dennos Museum Center, TC, Nov. 1-Jan. 5.

"Journey Stories": Traveling Smithsonian exhibit exploring history of our immigration stories, travel and movement, at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, Nov. 25-Jan. 24; and Charlevoix Public Library, Feb. 3-March 21.

Hip Hop Universe: Competitions, dance lessons and food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month: Spay/neuter rebates at Cherryland Humane Society, through Oct.

Vinyl Night: Bring records to play every Thursday at Little Fleet, TC, all night.

Free Community Walks: Every Thursday, 11am, at various trailheads throughout Grand Traverse. For info, facebook.com/traversecitywalks. Through Oct.

Drive-Thru Haunt: Free, family-friendly, self-guided musical tour through haunted displays at Tee Lake Resort, Lewiston, dusk-10pm. Sept. 27-Nov. 2. Terror at Tee Lake walk-through, Oct. 19, 25, 26 & Nov. 1, 7-10pm. For info, TerrorAtTeeLake.com.

Manistee Ghost Ship: Every weekend in Oct., 7:30-10:30pm. For info, carferry.com.

Screams in the Dark 2: Four attractions in one location: Haunted Hayride, Haunted Trail, Swamp of Suffering and Pandemonium, at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds, TC. Open Friday-Sunday in Oct. and Nov. 1 & 2, from 7-11pm. screamsinthedark.com for info.

TerrorVision Haunted Walk: Kingsley farm haunt at 5010 Pierce Rd., every Friday & Saturday in Oct., dusk-11pm. Includes a dusk walk. For info, ghostfarm.net.

Scream in Wolverine: Featuring Kurb & Burb's House of Horror, The Swamp of Terror and the Crazed Clown Convention, located two miles north of Wolverine on Old 27. Every Thurs-Sat. in Oct., plus Nov. 1 & 2, from 7-11pm. ScreaminWolverine. com.

Charlevoix Farmers Market: Indoor market at the Charlevoix Public Library, 9am-1pm, every Thurs.

Alden Farm Market: Thursdays, 4-8pm, East Park.

Village Farmers Market: Every Monday on the piazza of the Grand Traverse Commons, 3-7pm, featuring live music.

Free Yoga: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.

Ballroom Dance: Boyne Arts Collective, Boyne City, every Monday through Oct. 28, from 7-8:30pm, for beginners. $10 for singles and $15 for couples.

Free Meditation: Tuesday through Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 11am, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.

TC Sings: Community singing session at the Grand Traverse Circuit, noon-2pm on Wednesdays through Dec. 4; and 7-9pm on Thursdays through Dec. 5. heather@tcsings.org.

Record Revival Night: Bring your records to Tastes of Black Star Farms, at the Grand Traverse Commons, and listen to tunes while sipping on wine, every Thursday, 6-9pm.

Wednesday Tai Chi: Boyne District Library, now through Nov. 13, starting at 9am. Advanced class, 10am.

Meditation & Yoga: Free meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm; free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am.

Elk Rapids Area Career Connection: Meeting every other Wednesday, starting Sept. 11, at the Area Chamber of Commerce, 9-10am. Call 231-620-8175.

Poetry Reading: Third Friday of each month at Gateway Gallery, Vanderbilt, 6-8pm.

Acoustic Open Mic: Every second Sunday of the month, 2-4pm, at Gateway Gallery, Vanderbilt.

Om Gentle Yoga: Sundays, 10:30am, at Shanti School of Yoga (Logan's Landing, TC). Free. Call 231-632-0615.

Grand Traverse Baby Pantry: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, TC, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 10am-4pm. 941-0655.

art

Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors: Photo and art exhibit featuring subjects from Charlevoix and Emmet counties, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Opening reception, Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Open Oct. 21-Nov. 24. crookedtree.org.

Glancing Back, Looking Forward: Featuring work by Delbert Michel, in Rinaldo Hall, located adjacent to Gallery Fifty in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Nov-Dec. Book signing reception of "Five Decades: A Life in Art" on Nov. 1, from 6-8pm (see related article).

Call for Artists: Accepting all types of media for the March exhibit, "Community, What's Your Connection?", at Bay Pointe Church, TC, Feb. 24-28. Opening March 14, at 6pm. 922-9882.

BLOOM Floral Design Workshop: Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Oct. 17, from 6-9pm. For info, crookedtree.org.

Call for Art: Community art show at Right Brain Brewery, TC, "Art Bomb," happening January through March. Visit tinyurl.com/artbombtc. Deadline for entry is Dec. 14.

Call for Artists: Open to all students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, to Crooked Tree's New Year's Eve at the Arts Center. Entry deadline is Nov. 11. Visit crookedtree.org for details. All age, alcohol-free event held Dec. 31, at the arts center in Petoskey, 5-9pm.

Michigan Melody: Exhibition celebrating instrument makers of Michigan and The Joy of Music Through Fine Art, at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, through Nov. 30. Family music day and instrument-making workshop, Nov. 2, from 1-5pm. charlevoixcircle.org.

Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. Accepting submissions through Oct. 18. Opening Nov. 6, 3-7pm. northernlakescmh.org.

Art of the Watershed: Featuring Lindy Bishop and Heather Harris-Brady, at the Watershed Center, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Dr. A portion of sales protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org

Printmaker, Dorothy Anderson Grow: Featured at Traverse City Art & Design Studio, now through Oct.

"The Color and Atmosphere of Leelanau": Paintings by Gene Rantz at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor, through Oct. 14. 231-334-3179.

A Walk Along on the Shore: Photography by Robert deJonge at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, now through Nov. 8. crookedtree.org.

Through a Prism: Photography exhibit featuring work by Ragnar Avery, Mark Bear, Calvin Boulter, Mark Lindsay, Mark O'Shaughnessy and Bob Simmerman at the Traverse Area District Library, through Oct.

Women Reflect Rejoice Reform: Collection of visual and performance art at the Jordan River Arts Center, East Jordan, runs through Nov. 10.

Colors: All media show at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village, through Oct. 30.

Dorothy Anderson Grow: Print work featured at Traverse City Art and Design Studio through October.

An Unholy Alliance: Exhibition featuring work by Mary Beth Acosta and Bruce Dunlap at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. Opening Oct. 4 through Nov. 1.

Local Painters Phillip Deloria & Susan Flanders: Art Cats Gallery, Petoskey, now through Oct. 30.

Juried Fine Art Exhibit: Gaylord Area Council for the Arts, now through Nov. 2.

"Barre Chords to Mixer Boards: Music is Art.": Multi-media show at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Oct. 4-Dec. 1. thevillagetc.com.

Down on the Farm: Art in Agriculture, at Gallery Fifty in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, through October.

Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.

Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.

Paula Poundstone, who was named one of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comedians, performs at the City Opera House, in Traverse City, on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 and available at cityoperahouse.org.

 
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