Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Petoskey Rocks Summer Open House


Michigan and New York Artist Timothy Chapman, Driftwood sculpture
Credits: Phot by Dugan Diment

     WARD Gallery has had a busy spring! Going further than just the old �euro;�spring cleaning,�euro;� they have gotten a face lift inside and out! To celebrate all the hard work, WARD Gallery is pleased to announce their Gallery Preview during Petoskey Rocks! Summer Open House, to be held on June 6th from 5 �euro;�euro;� 7pm. Gallery Manager Timothy Chapman will host a gallery talk on his sculptural work made of found driftwood entitled: �euro;�The ABC's of Driftwood.�euro;� Inspired by the work of French artists Marcel Duchamp and Andre Breton, Chapman is fascinated by found objects, things he picks up off the streets of New York City, or combs from the beaches of Lake Michigan.  His driftwood sculptures where exhibited at Gallery 128, in New York City. Chapman studied Industrial Design at Wayne State University, and graduated from Queens College, City University of New York. He also earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New School University in New York City.

The Summer Open House is the first of what will be weekly events at the gallery, each featuring the work of contemporary Michigan artists newly represented by WARD Gallery Loft, shown in rotation. Artists from Michigan and across the country will be offering work in water color, acrylic and oil painting; photography, drawing and pastel; wood and bronze sculpture; work in glass and collage. Stop in at the gallery during Petoskey Rocks! Summer Open House, for a preview of the exciting line up of contemporary fine art. WARD Gallery is located above Ciao Bella! at 409 E. Lake Street, in Petoskey's Gas Light District. Telephone: 231-622-4185

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