- To Hagerty Insurance for sponsoring the 2012 Great Race, which started in Traverse City last week and included a pre-race car show of antique, vintage and collector cars participating in the race. The competitive controlled-speed endurance race started in downtown Traverse City June 23 and was to end Sunday in Dearborn. Nearly 100 cars made from 1907 to 1969 were to travel 2,283 miles of scenic public highways and roads from Traverse City to Sault Ste Marie, across Ontario, Canada, to New York and back to Michigan through Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- To Botanic Garden of Northwest Michigan fund raisers who have collected more than $900,000 so far and are now making the final push for the $1.5 million still needed to renovate the Grand Traverse Commons' historic cathedral barn and create a permanent community park and botanic garden on a 56-acre just off Silver Lake Road.
- To the local Veterans for Peace chapter for raising more than $6,000 in a silent auction at Dennos Museum for its Northwestern Michigan College scholarship fund for a veteran or child of a veteran. "This is the way we support our troops," said Tim Keenan, Chapter 50 president.
- To Title IX, historic federal legislation passed 40 years ago that shattered a glass ceiling and forced public education institutions to offer girls and women equal access to sports education. Cheers also to the famous Larry and Dee Glass family of Leland, a living example of the importance of the law. Their three daughters and six granddaughters have excelled in high school and collegiate athletics.
- To Grand Traverse Conservation District staff and volunteers who dug up and potted native plants from the Brown Bridge Quiet Area to be cared for and replanted once the Brown Bridge Dam removal is completed and restoration of exposed bottomlands begins.
- To SEEDS for its four-day School of Rock Camp held recently for 60 young musicians at Gilbert Lodge in Grand Traverse County's Twin Lakes Park. The camp offered guitar lessons, lyric-writing and vocal workshops, mentoring from professional musicians, opportunities to try out different instruments and other creative activities.
- To the Benzie County village of Beulah, which was to dedicate a revamped Crystal Lake bayfront beach and park Saturday. Beulah Booster, Inc. and the village spearheaded the five-year effort. A $360,000 Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant helped fund the project, which includes a filtration system for runoff and storm water. Other changes include a boardwalk, seating pods, a plaza and a new bike path. A pedestrian bridge crosses Cold Creek Outlet and connects to the boat launch.
Editorial: Fairness in enforcement must apply to meters
The issue: TC increasing Saturday parking meter enforcement. Our view: This can’t be a sometimes proposition.Continued ...
Editorial: Investing in roads, schools will help Mich. recovery
The issue: State surplus to go mainly to roads, schools. Our view: Both areas need major new investment.Continued ...
Editorial: Sewer investment could pair with road repairs
The issue: TC is considering a road bond. Our view: Marrying road and sewer work may be best investment.Continued ...
Editorial: Earnings-based tuition an artificial construction
The issue: Some NMC programs to see stiff tuition hikes. Our view: Don’t base tuition on artificial ‘earnings’ projections.Continued ...
To the late Bill Russell, a businessman who broke barriers all his life, including opening the region's first Indian-owned manufacturing plant in 1975.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
Editorial: Airport should give vets prominent recognition
The issue: Cherry Capital relegates veterans sign to luggage area. Our view: Either do it right or not at all.Continued ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Editorial: Obama must set tone for IRS, Justice Dept.
The issue: IRS, Justice Department have much to answer for. Our view: Leadership begins and ends with President Obama.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Editorial: TBAISD hoards money as schools struggle
The issue: TBAISD’s millions. Our view: Big changes needed.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Editorial: Food trucks will help build reputation
The issue: Traverse City OKs food trucks. Our view: New choices will enhance city’s reputation as a foodie haven.Continued ...
- Monday, May 13, 2013
To the Northwestern Michigan Colleges Associate Degree in Nursing Program for celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first graduates of the program were recognized at a reception and dinner.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Editorial: TCAPS bond requests reflect voter feedback
After a $100 million bond issue took a beating at the polls in November, the Traverse City Area Public Schools board of education gave itself a homework assignment:Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Editorial: Tax debate will decide winners, losers
The issue: Lansing, Washington consider online sales taxes. Our view: There may be winners, but consumers will pay.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Editorial: EPA gives Badger a pass to pollute Lake Mich.
The issue: The SS Badger is sailing again. Our view: No way should the EPA allow this pollution to continue.Continued ...
Editorial: NRA president ready to fight
Anyone who perhaps hoped new leadership at the National Rifle Association would bring a chance for dialogue on the gun issue should think again.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Editorial: State obliged to provide criminal defense for indigent
They are ugly statistics that paint a picture of a state heading down an unsustainable — and unjust — path.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Editorial: Congress must better defend military women
The issue: Military brass may lose right to reverse convictions. Our view: It’s the right and ethical thing to do.Continued ...
- Monday, May 6, 2013
To four area high schools — Traverse City West Senior High School, Leland Public School, Traverse City Central High School and Benzie Central High School — which ranked among the top public high schools in Michigan, according to nationwide rankings.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
Editorial: Cherry Capital wise to use reserves for project
For years, those who fly in and out of Cherry Capital Airport have been complaining about high air fares.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Editorial: Drop-off boxes getting pills off streets
Drop boxes that give residents a place to get rid of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have proven their worth in just a few months.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Editorial: Peninsula must untangle zoning maze
The issue: Old Mission zoning growing more complex. Our view: Simpler way to navigate rules is a must.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Editorial: Path along Boardman could be link to downtown
The issue: City wants to upgrade Boardman River path. Our view: With pedestrian bridge, it could be new link to Warehouse District.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Editorial: Fireworks-weary should put onus on Legislature
The issue: Some Leelanau residents want fireworks curbed. Our view: The best way is to change state law.Continued ...
- Monday, April 29, 2013
To The Goodwill Inn homeless shelter, which as of May 1 will offer ready-made meals to those unable to afford food.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
Editorial: Don't let threatening behavior derail democracy
An ugly incident occurred in the Record-Eagle’s lobby last week, an intimidation effort carried out against one of the newspaper’s writers by a Leelanau County commissioner’s husband.Continued ...
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Editorial: NMC adopts dangerous policy to curb free speech
The issue: NMC adopts ‘Campus Expression’ policy. Our view: It’s a direct assault on free speech.Continued ...
- Editorial: Fairness in enforcement must apply to meters