Letters

Letters 10-03-2016

Truths And Minorities While I appreciate Stephen Tuttle’s mention of the Colin Kaepernick situation, I was disappointed he wrote only of his right not to stand for the national anthem but not his reason for doing so. Personally, I commend Mr. Kaepernick for his courageous attempt to bring issues of concern to the forefront. As a white male baby boomer, I sadly realize I am in a minority among my peers...

“Yes” Means Your Rights It has been brought to my attention that some people in Traverse City are being asked to put “no” on Proposal 3 signs in their yards, and are falsely being told this means they do not want tall buildings downtown. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you vote no, you will be giving up your right to vote on future projects involving buildings over 60 feet in height...

Shame On NMC, Nelson The Northwestern Michigan College board and President Tim Nelson should be ashamed of their bad faith negotiations with the faculty. The faculty have received no raise this year, even though all other college staff have received raises. Mr. Nelson is set to receive a $20,000 raise...

Features

Lost at Sea

Patrick Sullivan

Murdick remembers that his father’s story especially resonated in 1975, when he saw the classic film Jaws at the movie theater in Charlevoix. One of the characters, Quint, portrayed by Robert Shaw, played an Indianapolis survivor who hauntingly described what had happened.

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Color Your Fall Fantastic

Kristi Kates

Golden yellows, rich reds, vivid oranges, earthy browns. These are the colors of fall in northern Michigan, the annual happening that delights locals and attracts a whole new round of tourists.

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Two For Brew!

Kristi Kates

Cost: $15 admission includes a complimentary glass and drink ticket Don’t Miss: A side trip to the always gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore next door is the perfect morning activity before you indulge in this microbrew extravaganza. More Information: www.

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Preserving Fall’s Bounty In Jars: Canning With Crosshatch

Kristi Kates

On a sunny afternoon on the piazza at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons farmers market, a small but focused crowd gathered. They weren’t there to shop, nor to admire the grounds; they could be seen busily cutting vegetables, pouring liquid into jars, and carefully submerging the fruits of their labors into steaming hot water — all at a mobile kitchen that’s revolutionizing how locals are learning to preserve healthy food.

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Winemakers Looking at Strong Bounce-Back Year

Ross Boissoneau

Lee Lutes wasn’t worried the lack of rainfall this past summer would threaten the wine grape harvest. The head winemaker at Blackstar Farms said the warm, dry weather in June and July was actually beneficial for the grapes, and if it held form, he said, “There will be a bunch of winemakers dancing a jig.

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Fall Into Fun at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Kristi Kates

Fall Into Fun at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

Other Opinions

Judging The Candidates

Jack Segal

The first Presidential debate is history and the pundits have declared a “winner.” Actually, more likely, both candidates “won,” depending on which news shows you watch.

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A Trump Presidency

Stephen Tuttle

He will round up and deport all 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States. Or he will round up and deport everybody but children. Or he will round up everybody but children and their law-abiding parents. Or he will identify, round up and deport all the criminal illegal immigrants.

Books

Detroit: The Way It Once Was

Award-winning journalist David Maraniss visits the National Writers Series stage Friday, Oct. 7, to discuss his bestselling book, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, which covers what he views as the city’s heyday: an 18-month period between the autumn of 1962 and the spring of 1964.
Saturday 1, 2016 | Comments 0
Dining

A Cidery Built For Two

So what brought this robust cider house here? “The main reason we moved to Michigan was that Nikki grew up here. She was born and raised in Kingsley,” Young said. Rothwell had been at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and met Young while he was co-owner of a local brewpub, where he’d spent 12 years utilizing his food-science background.
Saturday 1, 2016 | Comments 0
Art

The Vibrancy of Color, Nature

Working in his home studio, White uses bold colors and contrasts, along with layers of transparent glazes. He varies his methods of adding and subtracting paint from the canvas. Most of his color mixing is done directly on the canvas, working wet into wet or wet over dry.
Saturday 17, 2016 | Comments 0
Music

Marc Cohn’s Journey To Memphis and Beyond

begins singer-songwriter Marc Cohn’s huge 1991 hit song, “Walking in Memphis,” the song inspired by Cohn’s own journey to that very city in the mid-‘80s, where he has said he became “baptized in the world of Blues” when he was in his early 20s. As the lyrics of the song go, Cohn actually did set his feet on the famed Beale Street.
Saturday 24, 2016 | Comments 0
 
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