A Word from the TCHC The Traverse City Housing
Commission (TCHC) does not agree with the statements offered by Mr.
Parsons in his opinion in the Mar. 5 issue pertaining to representations
allegedly offered to or from the TCHC and regarding his client...
The Real World
Social media can be an interesting thing. Writing one’s feelings,
passions, etc. is much easier on a screen. It’s easier to perhaps be our
true selves when we’re just looking at computers and not other humans.
It’s an entirely different story when we’re face to face with someone
Plant the Right Trees
Municipal tree plantings are a very important opportunity for the
cities and towns around the state of Michigan to providing biodiversity
and sustainability for their citizens. In the late
1990’s the city of Petoskey experienced one of the greatest Arborio
blights in the city’s history, resulting in the removal of the vast
majority of the maple trees along its streets. The removal costs for
these trees was ultimately tens of thousands of dollars...
Drivers Are Champions A few weeks ago a local school bus driver was
proceeding merrily on her rounds when she came upon a man lying on his
back next to a snow shovel. She stopped and secured the bus, determined
that he was not breathing, called 911 and commenced artificial
resuscitation. By all accounts she saved his life and eventually
continued on her way. Thus is a day in the life of the largely unsung
school bus driver...
We Need Fifty years ago we instituted K-12 education for all children.
Now a high school diploma won’t “buy you a cup of coffee.” We need to
make available affordable college or technical school for all...