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Letters 08-01-2016

Voter Suppression And Choice In 2013, five Supreme Court justices, each appointed by Republican presidents, knocked the teeth out of the Voting Rights Act. Immediately a majority of Republican-dominated states began passing laws aimed at suppressing the votes of their majority Democrat demographics: minorities, students and the elderly. These laws – requiring voter IDs, cutting early voting, eliminating same-day registration, closing selected polling places, banning straight-ticket voting, etc. — never flat-out deny a person’s right to vote; they just make actual registering and voting more difficult, and therefore make it more likely that individuals in certain groups will not vote. Think of voter suppression as a kind of reverse marketing strategy, one aimed at getting people not to do something...

Free Parking Patrick Sullivan’s good story on parking overlooked one source of “free parking” that has become an increasing problem in Traverse City: spill-over into adjacent neighborhoods. Instead of discouraging people from bringing cars downtown, we’re allowing them to park on both sides of narrow residential streets all day long...

Real American Duality Isiah Smith didn’t really put his deep thinking hat on before writing the “American Duality” commentary. First there’s geography. His daughter feels safer in Sweden than in the United States, at least partially because of the violence in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Really? Safer than in northern Michigan, which is further away from Dallas and Baton Rouge than Stockholm is from Ansbach, Paris or Brussels and no closer to Minnesota than Sweden is to Germany? Did Smith miss recent supremely violent events in those places? Alrighty then...

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Dates 01-02-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Honored as one of the top 21 club comics of today at HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Uncorrect Comedy presents comedian Dave Landau at ECCO event space, TC on Fri., Jan. 8 at 8pm (doors, 7pm). Landau was also featured on Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” & NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.
 
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dates 12-19-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Spend your New Year’s Eve with folk, jazz, funk, blues & soul by Blake Elliott & the Robinson Affair while supporting the ‘Pipe Up’ Campaign at Betsie Bay Furniture, Frankfort from 7-10pm.
 
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dates 12-12-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Get in the Christmas spirit with the Jingle Bell 5K! This non-timed fun run takes runners & walkers in a counter clockwise loop around the streets of downtown Traverse City on Sun., Dec. 20, starting at the Park Place Dome at 5:30pm. Admission, $15. Festive attire encouraged & wear reflective clothing.
 
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dates 12-05-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge examines the state of fibers & textiles in the fine art world today. Featuring work by 79 artists in 25 states in the U.S., plus many other countries. Runs Dec. 13- March 6 at Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC.
 
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Dates 11-28-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold The Younce Guitar Duo & Miriam Pico bring the sounds of jazz & rhythm of world music to traditional holiday tunes at a holiday concert at the Elk Rapids Historic Town Hall on Sunday, December 6 from 3-5pm. Advance tickets: $10-$15. mynorthtickets.com.
 
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dates 11-21-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Join Santa in kicking off Toys for Tots on Saturday, November 21 from 12-2pm. The man in the big red suit will fly on a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter & land at the Great Wolf Lodge, TC. Visit with him, sing Christmas carols, tour the helicopter & more. The event is free, but those who bring toy donations can enter to win a variety of door prizes.
 
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Dates 11-14-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Northern MI’s high energy seven-piece country/classic rock band ReBooted, starring Judy Harrison, performs at SwingShift & the Stars, a dance-off for charity at City Opera House, TC on Fri., Nov. 20 at 7:15pm. An optional dance lesson takes place at 6:45pm.
 
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Dates 11-07-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Celebrate TC Beer Week with The Great Beerd Run on Saturday, November 14. This 5K fun run is designed to celebrate all things beer & beard. Held at the GT Resort & Spa, Acme at 10am, it is an untimed run with on course beer tastings provided by Beards Brewery, Short’s Brewery & Right Brain Brewery.
 
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dates 10-31-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold With a forecast of 51 degrees, this year’s SOLD OUT 2015 Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge may look the same as this photo. Held on Sat., Nov. 7, the race starts in downtown Kalkaska at 9am & finishes 30 miles later at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort, TC.
 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dates 10-24-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Just in time for Halloween is Demons & Spirits: Paranormal Evidence of Severe Hauntings with TV personality, published author, paranormal investigator & demonologist Samantha E. Harris. Head to The Parlor in TC on Friday, October 30 from 7-9pm. Tickets, $25.
 
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dates 10-10-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Fall is in the air! Festivals & Halloween activities are happening all around northern MI. These include Apple Harvest Day at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC; 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival in East Jordan; The Great Pumpkin Dash at Mt.
 
Friday, October 2, 2015

Dates 10-03-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Help support the Munson Medical Care Mammography Assistance Program & Women’s Council of Realtors at Bras for a Cause on Friday, October 9 at 7pm at Streeter’s, TC. Featuring a stand-up comedian pre-show, Bra Models on the runway, live auction & an after party with live music.
 
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dates 09-26-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Veterinarian & Wildlife Photographer Dr. Carl Palazzolo, D.V.M. Will Combine His Knowledge Of Photography & Exotic Animal Veterinary Medicine To Deliver A Presentation & Slideshow Which Highlight His Many Trips All Over The Globe. Don’t Miss This Event On Mon.
 
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dates 09-19-2015

Dates Jamie Kauffold Artist & juror of the 2015 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Ladislav R. Hanka will present a Coffee @ Ten lecture at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey at 10am on Tues., Sept. 22. Hanka will discuss his current muse – creating art with bees.
 
Friday, September 11, 2015

Dates 09-12-2015

 
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