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Letters 02-15-2016

No More Balloon Launches In the recent Wedding issue, a writer noted a trend of celebratory balloon launches at weddings. Balloon releases are nothing more than a wind-born distribution of litter, not an appropriate way to celebrate a marriage or commemorate cancer victims and survivors...

Plenty Of Blame In Flint Many opinions have been voiced about the Flint water crisis; all have left many questions unasked, such as: Lead is the culprit, and a there is a ban on lead in paint, as well as one on lead in new plumbing materials. There are still many service connecting pipes made out of lead in service. Why? Have any been installed despite the ban?

Stop Balloon Releases I was appalled by the column on the wedding traditions article that suggested making new traditions like releasing balloons at the conclusion of the ceremony! I am the president of AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) in Ludington, and we clean beaches four times a year....

Roosevelt Had It Right 202 years ago the British Royal Navy bombarded Fort McHenry during the War Of 1812. While being held captive aboard the HMS Surprise, Francis Scott Key composed the immortal “Star Spangled Banner” poem. 202 years later I ask, “Oh, say can you see” one of the most appallingly dishonest presidential election cycles since the Adams/Jefferson election of 1800...

Avoid Urban Sprawl In Petoskey I urge Resort Township, the City of Petoskey and Emmet County to dissuade Bay Harbor’s proposal to add new business and residential development along U.S. 31 near the main entrance to Bay Harbor...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Stages

Music Kelsey Lauer Summer Stages
Local players aim to zing with summer plays

By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

If you’re in the mood for watching a good musical, seeing a little Shakespeare or even listening to Garrison Keillor, you’re in luck. From the banks of the Boardman River to the stage of the Cheboygan Opera House, theatre groups will be putting on a wide variety of plays across Northern Michigan this summer. Here’s some of what will be available:

 
Monday, June 15, 2009

The two world‘s of Charles Lindsay

Art Kelsey Lauer The Two Worlds of Charles Lindsay
Photographer makes a splash at the Dennos

By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

Step inside a different world - or make those two different worlds - at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, where two exhibits from noted photographer Charles Lindsay will take center stage this summer.
UPSTREAM: Fly Fishing in the American West, from June 21 - Sept. 20, features 25 large format black and white photographs (40” x 40”) shot for a book of the same title with author Tom McGuane.
Lindsay captures the essence of solo fly-fishing, at times even delving beneath the water to enter the world of the trout.
 
Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Calendar

Features Kelsey Lauer What’s Doin’?
Your Summer Calendar of Fun
By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

With all the things going on in Northern Michigan during the summer, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Whether it’s an art fair or concert that strikes your fancy, there’s no shortage of events to choose from. Listed below are just a few of the many activities taking place over the upcoming months. (Be sure to check Web sites and/or call ahead for the most up-to-date times and locations).

 
 
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