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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dates 04-30-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Winner of an Academy Award Oscar & Golden Globe Award for the song “Up Where We Belong,” Buffy Sainte- Marie performs in the Dennos Museum Center, NMC, Traverse City on Tuesday, May 3 at 8pm. Buffy’s “Until It’s Time for You to Go” was also recorded by Elvis and Barbra and Cher, and her “Universal Soldier” became an anthem of the peace movement.
 
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dates 04-23-01

Dates Jamie Kauffold From radio star to travel expert & author, Anne Craig Cinnamon is living her dream. Meet her at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Connecting Women in Business Group Luncheon on Tuesday, Apr. 26 at the Library Conference Center of NCMC from 11:30am-1pm.
 
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dates 04-16-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “The Sleeper,” “a dark and slightly zany comedy with a physiological twist” at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Thursday, Apr. 21 – Sunday, Apr. 24 and Thursday, Apr. 28 – Saturday, Apr. 30.
 
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dates 04-09-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI at the Big Little Hero Race on Saturday, Apr. 16. Hosted by NMC’s Professional Communication Class, this superhero-themed race will start at 9am at NMC’s West Hall with a course along the Old Mission Peninsula.
 
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dates 04-02-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold The West Bay Beach Resort, TC kicks off their monthly professional stand-up comedy series “Comedy on the Bay” on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30pm. Enjoy Atlanta, GA comedian Stewart Huff, a Boston Comedy Festival finalist who grows his audience through authentic storytelling.
 
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dates 03-26-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold The late season slopes at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire are transformed into side-by-side uphill truck racing for the Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge on Saturday & Sunday, April 2-3. This event features five tire classes of racing & is one of Michigan’s largest organized off roading events.
 
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dates 03-19-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Alternating “moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes,” Birds of Chicago performs at Inside- Out Gallery, TC on Thursday, March 24 at 8pm. This concert kicks off The Real Midnight Album Release Tour. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. 929-3254.
 
Monday, March 14, 2016

Dates 03-12-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Museum Center, NMC, TC. Tickets, $12. All proceeds benefit the NMC Children’s Choir by providing scholarships for NMC participants in grades two through nine. http:// www.mynorthtickets.com/organizations/.
 
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dates 03-05-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Don your green for the National Cherry Festival’s 6th Annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day 5K foot race! Taking place on Saturday, March 12 at 9am in TC’s Warehouse District, there is also a post race party at InsideOut Gallery, TC.
 
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Dates 02-27-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey will welcome New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm. Valente will share stories about her “Fairyland” series, which was written for readers ages 10-14 or grades 5 & up.
 
Monday, February 22, 2016

Dates February 20-28

Dates Jamie Kauffold Embrace winter at the Northport-Omena Annual Winter Carnival on Sat., Feb. 27 from 11am-4pm at Braman Hill Recreation Area, west of Northport. Take part in milk jug curling, broomball, a chili contest, cardboard sled races, three on three ice hockey, a beard contest, treasure hunt, sleigh rides & more.
 
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dates February 13-21

Dates Jamie Kauffold Hit the TART Trail with Oryana this Sun., Feb. 21 from 1-4pm. Held at the Boardman Lake trailhead on 10th St. near Oryana, TC, meet a team of working sled dogs (kids can take sled rides), enjoy a trail scavenger hunt with El Grupo Norte, try out some snowshoes from Brick Wheels, enjoy Fat Bike demos courtesy of McLain Cycle & Fitness, & more.
 
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dates 02-06-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Head to the Glen Arbor Winterfest on Sat., Feb. 13 for a perch fishing contest & chili cook-off. The perch fishing contest begins at 7am. Participants bring their biggest catches from Big & Little Glen lakes to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm. The chili cook-off starts at noon at Boonedocks.
 
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dates 01-30-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold McLaren Northern Michigan President and CEO David Zechman will be one of the speakers at the State of the Community Luncheon held on Fri., Feb. 5 at Odawa Casino, Petoskey at noon. Zechman will provide an update on the status of McLaren Northern Michigan, the region’s largest employer.
 
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dates 01-23-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Liz Ahrens of Crooked Tree Arts Center will be the featured speaker at the Connecting Women in Business Luncheon on Tues., Jan. 26 at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey. Liz will talk about her journey from her first art history class at MSU in 1980 to her present position as executive director of Crooked Tree Arts Center.
 
 
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