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Letters 07-06-2015

Safety on the “Bridge to Nowhere” Grant Parsons wrote an articulate column in opposition to the proposed Traverse City pier at the mouth of the Boardman River. He cites issues such as limited access, lack of parking, increased congestion, environmental degradation, and pork barrel spending of tax dollars. I would add another to this list: public safety...

Vote Carefully A recent poll showed 84% of Michiganders support increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard to at least 20% from the current 10%. Yet Representative Ray Franz has sponsored legislation to eliminate the standard. This out of touch position is reminiscent of Franz’s opposition to the Pure Michigan campaign and support for increased taxes on retirees....

Credit Where Credit Is Due I think you should do another article about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund giving proper credit to all involved, not just Tom Washington. Many others were just as involved...

I’ve Changed My Mind The Supreme Court has determined that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. This has happened with breathtaking suddenness. It took 246 years for Americans to decide that slavery was wrong and abolish it, but it’s been only a couple of decades since any successful attempt was made to legalize same-sex marriage, and four years since a majority of the American public supported legalization...


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A Touch of Christmas Past

- December 2nd, 2004
A spectacular old-fashioned Christmas as seen through the eyes of contemp-orary artisans, florists and interior designers is in store for those who visit the Wellington Inn in Traverse City this weekend.
Located at the corner of Wellington and Washington streets, the Inn is hosting the Second Annual Inn at Christmastime tour, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Toys for Tots. Following a tour of the lavishly decorated rooms throughout the four-story mansion, visitors will enjoy complementary refreshments in the third floor ballroom.
Last year, more than 700 visitors toured the 1905 neoclassical mansion, the halls of which were decked with holiday designs and decorations by 11 florists and artisans. The tour takes you back before the time of 24/7 TV and mall shopping trips to an age when the holidays included in-home entertaining, caroling, and modest gift giving between family and special friends. Surrounded by period antiques, with the scents of mulled cider, freshly baked cookies and evergreens in the air, you’ll feel time stand still.
This year’s event takes place Friday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Harpist Sharon Olsen and pianist Kerry Argyle will perform for visitors at Friday’s event, while Saturday afternoon will feature the music of Grace Reflections.
Tickets for the Inn at Christmastime are $12 in advance (at the Muffin Tin, Wilson’s Antiques and participating florists) or $15 at the door, with information at (231) 922-9900 or www.wellingtoninn.com. Decorators this year include Barker Creek Nursery & Landscaping, The Decorator, Distinctive Florals partnered with Weavers House of Flowers, Fisher Designs, Flower Station, Forget-Me-Not Floral, Hibbard’s Flowers & Wedding Center, The Painted Door Gallery, Plant Master’s, Premier Flowers & Gifts and Wildflowers.
Listen closely and you can almost hear the jingle of sleigh bells and the sound of carolers outside the stately mahogany and leaded glass foyer...


 
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