Stop for sirens
Fellow Traverse City-ites, I was so disappointed with those at the corner of 14th Street and U.S. 31 on the afternoon of June 4. A police car with full sirens came up to the intersection followed by fire and ambulance. Yet no one moved out of the way and the cross traffic didn’t even slow.
These men and women risk their lives to protect us. One of them is my daughter. Please stop for sirens. It saves lives, and it’s the law.
Sue E. Sensenbaugh-Padgett
Work for peace, justice
Members of Veterans for Peace pledge to work to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. Recent events have made me prouder than ever to be a member. Last October a woman named Leah Bolger interrupted a public Congressional hearing to deliver a message from the 99 percent: End the war and tax the rich to fix the deficit. She was arrested, sentenced to 10 days in jail, suspended, nine months probation. Leah Bolger is a retired Naval Commander and National President of Veterans for Peace.
On May 3 a man named George Packard was arrested as he and other veterans in the Occupy Movement attempted to hold Veterans Memorial Plaza in New York City against police attempts to clear it. He faces a possible three months in jail. George Packard, a retired Episcopal bishop, a Vietnam battle veteran and a member of Veterans for Peace, asserts that “people in the church should leave their comfort zone” and protest against war and injustice. He deplores the “inaction and timidity” of church leaders and clergy.
We all should be playing some part in reclaiming our country, working for peace and justice, ending this inexcusable war, the tragic wounding and killing.
John E. Lewis
The writer is a member of Veterans for Peace Chapter 50 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Stop for sirens
Girls Basketball: Grand Haven beats TC West
Traverse City West fell behind early and couldn't recover as Grand Haven defeated the Titans 43-31 tonight.Continued ...
Weather Service: Lows in single digits next week
A cold front is sweeping through the nation on an unusually large scale, but the Great Lakes are protecting Traverse City from the lowest temperatures, which reached zero degrees in states like the Dakotas.Continued ...
- Poll: Has Rich done a good job as TCAPS board member?
Hebden sparks Central, 5-2
Parker Hebden may have "park" in his first name, but he's started the season in high gear.Continued ...
One Cookie at a Time
Avid home bakers work tirelessly throughout the holiday season to create their beloved confections for family and friends. But dozens come together each year to spread the wealth of their secret family recipes, to make their efforts carry more impact than just expanding waistlines.Continued ...
Murder suspect has criminal past
Jason Anthony Ryan, newly charged in the 1996 rape and murder of Kalkaska resident Geraldine Montgomery, is no stranger to the criminal justice system.Continued ...
Editorial: Rich helped TCAPS reach needed goals
The issue: Marjorie Rich leaving TCAPS board. Our view: She and others have given the district needed leadership.Continued ...
Stone House Cafe closes
The owners of Stone House Cafe, a landmark bakery and eatery for the past 18 years in Leland, have announced the restaurant will close its doors.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/05/2013
Substandard policy; Improper use of Vasa.Continued ...
Sidewalk shoveling debate heats up
Ben Hansen and Chris Bazzett left their Traverse City home for a short walk downtown on the busiest shopping weekend of the year, but they had to walk down the middle of the street to get there.Continued ...
Video: St. Francis captures Heintz tourney title
When it came down to crunch time on Wednesday night, Traverse City St. Francis did not respond like a young and inexperienced team.Continued ...
Quarter scheduling proposed
Officials at Traverse City Area Public Schools are practicing their fractions as they play with the district’s high school schedules.Continued ...
Recipe of the Week: 12/05/2013
This recipe of the week comes from Unity of Traverse City. The church will host its annual cookie sale fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3600 Five Mile Road.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 12/05/2013
International cookies; Christmas dinner; Lights, Bites and Books. (Plus more)Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Titans erupt to beat Gaylord
Traverse City West erupted for four goals in the third period Wednesday to beat Gaylord 4-1 in a Big North Conference hockey contest. (Plus more)Continued ...
Antrim drug probe ends with 31 convictions
A string of Antrim County overdose deaths prompted a four-year drug trafficking probe that netted 31 convictions.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: 12/05/2013
Krejcik wins goalie award; Hounds add defenseman Schumacher; Farmland 5K set for Saturday.Continued ...
Stowe sentenced to jail
Cynthia Stowe’s tearful apology and admission that she has an alcohol problem couldn’t keep her out of jail.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/05/2013
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at GT Resort; Cottage Coffee program; "Meet Mr. Dickesn"; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
- Poll: Do you have more to be thankful for this year?
Snow to continue through midnight
Families who gather for Thanksgiving in the Traverse City area today are more likely to build snowmen than play football, thanks to heavy snowfall that will continue to accumulate throughout the day.Continued ...
Editorial: FDR's words of 1941 just as true today
On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke about the role of the United States in a troubled world and about “four freedoms” that form the foundation of the democracy we know as the United States.Continued ...
Atone for sins of Thanksgiving meal with sweat equity
So you’ve grazed on Thanksgiving fare all day and passed out into a food coma on the first couch in sight. But how much effort will it really take to burn off those turkey day calories?Continued ...
Holiday means mixed emotions for Boyce family
Kelly Ann Boyce won’t be home for Thanksgiving. She usually spent today’s holiday in Frankfort joking and laughing with her parents, family and loved ones.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Hunkering down
Blowing, drifting, snow, arctic temperatures: they all make me happy on a regular day.Continued ...
- Girls Basketball: Grand Haven beats TC West