- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Forum: Open Space wouldn't be here without festivals
By George Nemetz I recently found an article in The Record-Eagle about a man who wants to reserve the Open Space for a series of "Quiet Festivals." I assumed I'd mistakenly started reading an article from The Onion News. Maybe space and time had collContinued ...
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Forum: More to pier planning than meets the eye
Traverse City city commissioners recently gave a green light to begin the environmental study and review process relating to a public pier at the mouth of the Boardman River on West Grand Traverse Bay.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Forum: Parkland change requires public vote
I love the Traverse City Film Festival but I love Traverse City parkland more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Forum: Vote yes on TCAPS bond proposals
By Doug Stanton On Nov. 11, 2011, I was in New York City as Vice President Joseph Biden unveiled the "Horse Soldiers" statue, in honor of veterans and families who'd served since 2001. Funding for the statue had come from Wall Street bankers, and manContinued ...
- Sunday, September 15, 2013
Forum: In sadness, we turn to other emotions
Sadness is, perhaps, the most difficult emotion. Most of us would rather be almost anything than sad.Continued ...
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Forum: Time is right now to make a difference
Remember going to a party where a loudmouth monopolizes the conversation with your girlfriend?Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Forum: Expensive Hammond bridge not needed
If you Google “Hammond Bridge Traverse City,” you will be inundated with hundreds of articles dating back to 1995.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 8, 2013
Forum: Traffic solutions need leadership
Traffic problems take on new urgency during Traverse City’s busy season, as too much congestion hampers business growth, wastes fuel, and hurts this area’s rich quality of life.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
Fact Check: Pelosi offers some flawed history lessons
Rep. Nancy Pelosi mistakenly claimed President Clinton launched an airstrike in 1999 after the House rejected the use of military force in a tie vote.Continued ...
- Sunday, September 1, 2013
Forum: TCAPS Board criticisms unfounded
The Traverse Area Public Schools Board of Education has authorized ballot proposals for the upcoming November election that would enable the district to continue its long-term capital plan.Continued ...
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Forum: Fighting childhood hunger, poverty
Here’s a recipe for a successful program: help almost one in three children eat a well-balanced diet; keep more than 2 million children out of poverty; and help them stay healthy and learn better in school.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Forum: An honor to honor veterans
I had the honor of emceeing the Peshawbestown Jiingtamok (Pow Wow) put on by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians recently.Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Forum: The new science of giving
A recent article — “The (New) Science of Giving” — offers a very insightful look at the future of philanthropy and is reflective of how donors’ wishes and direction are increasingly oriented to “transformational” efforts.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 25, 2013
Forum: How does Michigan measure up?
Michigan is falling short on its legislative work to combat cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Forum: Corn producers stick to facts, science
As two of Michigan’s more than 20,000 corn farmers, we are not surprised by the recent actions of the major oil companies or shocked by how they are portraying the “evils of ethanol.”Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Forum: Sleeping Bear Dunes needs measure to pass
We need the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 163 — the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 18, 2013
Forum: Munson committed to reducing length of stay
Evaluating health care quality today is complicated and confusing. It would be great for all of us if there was one easy way for consumers to know where to get the safest, best health care.Continued ...
- Friday, August 9, 2013
Forum: There's no time to wait for safe water
Great Lakes restoration activities have enjoyed bipartisan support for many years.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 4, 2013
Forum: Modern factors threaten ancient fish
As a state surrounded by fresh water resources, Michigan has a rich history of fishing.Continued ...
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Forum: Why we’re voting 'yes' on NMC millage
Northwestern Michigan College means a lot of things to a lot of people. For more than 60 years it has provided higher education opportunities that our region had sorely lacked.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Forum: Why I am voting ‘no’ on NMC millage
I am a proponent of funding initiatives for general and higher education, provided the institution seeking support has a compelling need and a clear plan.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Forum: Do what's right for Kelly Boyce
I read your article about a community touched by the death of this young, loving soul. I never was lucky enough to meet Kelly but felt so drawn to yet another tragic death of a bicyclist.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 21, 2013
Forum: Move Cherry Festival to mid-May
The Cherry Festival started in 1925 as the Blossom Festival— second weekend in May. In 1931, with the Great Depression on, it was moved to the second week in July solely to draw tourists northward. Since then, tourism around the world became a huge industry.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Forum: The value of a hidden life
A recent news article honored the life of Mother Teresa Margaret, foundress of the Carmelite Monastery, primarily for her secular achievements during 83 years hidden behind cloister walls.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
Forum: Logan's Landing area will be in danger
For nearly eight years, I have been following up on numerous news reports and public comments in the media on the controversial Boardman River Project involving the removal of three dams on the river.Continued ...