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Letters 04-25-2016

Taking Our Trees Seconds ago this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents), you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and township government...

Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be $XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...

Which Greased Palm Now that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to serfdom...

The Political Mess And Challenge As citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not reliable, make everything a game of winning...

CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.

We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.

We apologize for these errors.

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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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