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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Dates 05-21-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold A beautiful out and back course along the west shore of East Grand Traverse Bay, the 34th Annual Bayshore Marathon will attract more than 7,000 runners on Saturday, May 28. Starting at 7:15am at NMC, TC, there is also a half marathon and 10K. Presented by the TC Track Club.
 
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dates 05-14-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold Bring your best “Ode to Asparagus” to the Empire Asparagus Festival on Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 to compete in the oral poetry contest. There will also be a dance & pig roast, 5K, recipe contest, games, a parade, live music & more. empirechamber.com.
 
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dates 05-07-2016

Dates Jamie Kauffold The National Writers Series presents David Ebershoff, author of “The Danish Girl” & #1 bestseller “The 19th Wife,” on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at City Opera House, TC. General admission, $15. cityoperahouse.org.
 
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.
 
 
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