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Letters 12-22-2014

Affordable Housing Alternatives In Scott Hardy’s opinion piece in the December 15 edition, he offered six concrete ideas to address the ongoing community discussion about increasing affordable in-town housing in Traverse City.

Powerful Homeless Event Homelessness is far more complex than we thought. “Everyone Has a Story—Sit and Share Our Bench” was a wondrous performance Sunday, December 7, that opened my eyes to a wide range of experiences with homelessness, bridging the gap between “us and them.”

Long-Lasting Effects of Measles I understand several cases of measles have occurred in Traverse City. I also became aware that in Michigan, persons are three times less likely to be immunized.

Changing The Electoral College Republicans are thinking about changing how Michigan allocates Electoral College votes. Michigan, like all but two states, gives all of its electoral votes to the statewide winner of the popular vote.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Barn Lady/ Evelyn Johnson

Features Samantha Tengelitsch Barn Lady
Evelyn Johnson’s Quilt Barn Project

By Samantha Tengelitsch 9/14/09

Author Evelyn Johnson became interested in barns when her children purchased an old barn on Old Mission in 2002. “I thought I’d research the barn and surprise them with its history.”
That research spurred Johnson’s passion for barn preservation and lead her to write the book, “Barns of Old Mission Peninsula,” published in 2006. Following publication of the book, Johnson knew she wanted to do more.
“I had heard of these Quilt Barn Trails in Kentucky and Ohio,” so on a trip down to Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky, Johnson convinced her friends to head off the beaten path.
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

On the farm: a season for healing

Other Opinions Samantha Tengelitsch As a child, my family lived across from a cherry orchard that stretched out before our house in all directions. It swallowed the land and touched the horizon. I found endless fascination in watching tractors and workers weaving in and out of rows, moving around the evenly spaced trees dotted with blossoms in the spring and
vibrant red cherries in the heat of summer.
 
 
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