Not a thoroughfare
Kudos to Grant Parsons, it's nice to see that someone with his legal knowledge is willing to question the legality of the recent vote on the parkland. Living on 11th Street, I'm very worried about the change in our family neighborhood with the amount of traffic we could possibly face. The traffic on Division Street must be addressed, but not with an open-ended land grab. If the Michigan Department of Transportation cannot give us some idea of their plan, why should we as citizens of Traverse City give them any of our designated parkland?
The mayor of Traverse City is not a traffic expert, yet he pushes for a roundabout at 11th Street. That will do nothing for pedestrian traffic. Crossing Division, funneling more traffic eastbound on 11th Street with the help of a traffic light will only ruin the neighborhood peace and tranquility. This is like writing a blank check to the state with no real recourse. Everyone wants to give away this property but they are not thinking about the traffic increase in all our neighborhoods should 11th Street be made a thoroughfare like Eighth Street into the Commons and Munson.
The Record-Eagle's endorsement of President Obama and saying we are better off than four years ago is ridiculous. The national debt is $16 trillion. That's over $51,000 per U.S. citizen. No, Obama didn't create it all by himself, but he, holding the most powerful office in the world, hasn't done anything to show Congress and the entire country how to curb spending so social, defense and other programs can continue to exist for our children.
It upsets me greatly to know that my 16-month-old daughter is already on the hook for $51K. What is wrong with you Record-Eagle?
Would be ashamed
Not to be judgmental, but I am glad I am not a member of the rich and powerful Congregational Church. I would be so ashamed of its leaders' decision.
Linda Swanson Wagner
Having lived for a time in Turkey and in Tunisia, I am well familiar with the Adhan, the Moslem call to prayer. It is disappointing that it was excluded from a recent service that honors our soldiers who have struggled and are struggling to support openness and freedom in lands far away.
I believe that to honor them, whether they be Christian, Jewish, Moslem or of another faith, we should include the Adhan to symbolize the freedom that they are fighting for in a service meant to honor them.
Not a thoroughfare
Education Newsmakers: 08/02/2014
The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, for winter 2014:Continued ...
Blood Drive Calendar: 08/02/2014
Area Blood Drives: American Red Cross — Kalkaska, 12:30-5:15 p.m., Aug. 4, Kaliseum Recreation Complex, 1900 Fairgrounds. (Plus more)Continued ...
Music In The Movies: Moore, Morello talk music, politics
Michael Moore gave Rage Against The Machine one director’s note during the filming of the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire” on New York City’s Wall Street — “Whatever happens, don’t stop playing.”Continued ...
Bay-to-bay trail plan at Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore and National Park Service officials are working with the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes to develop a trail plan for hikers and paddlers along the Lake Michigan shoreline, and they want to hear from the public.Continued ...
Blood drive to benefit crisis center
A local blood drive is set to help more than patients awaiting blood transfusions.Continued ...
Challenger questions incumbent
The Republican primary race for Grand Traverse County’s 4th District commission seat pits a challenger who claimed his opponent isn’t a true fiscal conservative against an incumbent who’s running on his experience and knowledge of the county’s history.Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 08/02/2014
Traverse City Film Festival fans still have a good shot at seeing the sold-out shows. Sid VanSlyke, venue manager at the City Opera House, said the theater sold 105 stand-by tickets to a movie showing at last year’s festival.Continued ...
Film Festival Schedule: 08/02/2014
What's happening Saturday at the Traverse City Film Festival:Continued ...
Adapted in TC: Remembering a TC Film Fest friend
I met Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Mazursky five years ago at the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 08/02/2014
Walk against cancer; Book study group; Boats on the Boardwalk show. (Plus more)Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 08/02/2014
Does the right thing; Amend zero-tolerance; Purchase is a bailout.Continued ...
Going to the fair
Scott Gray strolled along a line of recreation vehicles stretched as far as the eye could see when he spotted Nancy Ellis laboring to tie lights onto an awning of the family camper. Gray stopped to help.Continued ...
Ag Forum: What's your missing link?
In business and in life, when we have problems, we often look for silver bullets, the easy answer, the dramatic solution, the big score.Continued ...
Short's partner appointed to state committee
Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Scott Newman-Bale, a founding partner in Short's Brewing Company, to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Executive Committee.Continued ...
Saskatoons at Tom's Food Markets
A Leelanau County farm that grows unique Saskatoon berries will display how to cook with the fruit at Tom's Food Markets.Continued ...
TC sidewalk ordinance again up for debate
City commissioners don't plan to let a sidewalk ordinance fall through the cracks.Continued ...
Candidates hope varied experience will speak to voters
Two Republican candidates hope careers that span multiple sectors will help them win votes on primary election day.Continued ...
Mysterious pro-Schmidt robocall linked to Clinch Park Marina
Local caller IDs lit up with the digits 922-4903 as residents fielded yet another automated campaign message ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election.Continued ...
Authorities: Cedar man violated protection order
A Cedar man's drunken, motorized jaunt in front of a woman's home detoured into Leelanau County's jail after authorities said it violated a personal protection order she filed against him.Continued ...
Businessman delivers pizza to boaters — on Sea-Doo
Long Lake Grocery owner Nick Ferrugia contemplated how to boost pizza sales to boaters on nearby Long Lake one sleepless night when the idea arrived like a wave.Continued ...
Motorcycle backfire kindles Kalkaska house fire
A motorcycle backfire sparked a fire that spread through a Kalkaska man's garage and then into his house.Continued ...
City commissioners to pick pier designers
A committee chose a design and engineering group that boasts public engagement skills over another group with a reputation for marine engineering acumen to craft a fishing pier at the mouth of the Boardman River.Continued ...
TC gets a movie makeover
Designing a great storefront window is all about telling a story, and downtown businesses had a tale to tell during the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
Buddhist Lama to visit Omena
"Can they hear me or not?" Many of Marie Elena Gaspari's friends wonder about this and so much more as they care for older relatives or get close to losing them, she said.Continued ...
One-minute movies get bumped up
Claire Holloway proved that one great movie can change you, even if it’s only 60 seconds.Continued ...
- Education Newsmakers: 08/02/2014