November 24, 2006 Thanksgiving at Arcosanti is a day of happy preparation in every kitchen. The traditional afternoon meal is a pot-luck, where many of the residents, volunteers and workshop participants cook and bring their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. On this beautiful warm fall day the cafe dining-room is prepared for a big family meal. Thanksgiving at Arcosanti is a day of happy preparation in every kitchen. The traditional afternoon meal is a pot-luck, where many of the residents, volunteers and workshop participants cook and bring their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. On this beautiful warm fall day the cafe dining-room is prepared for a big family meal. The delicious aroma of four slow-cooking turkeys wafts through the Cafe building. Sue Anaya stirs stuffing and cafe manager Carrie Krueger whips cream. [Photo: rc & text: sa] [from upper left] Workshop participant Curtis Sanchez and AIS crew Murray Natkie. In the background workshop participants Andrea Paneghetti and Sayer Broughton. Quite a few alumni came for the occasion, as well as lots of family members and friends. Director Tomiaki Tamura carves the turkeys. [Photo:rc & text: sa] The Arcosanti site is closed to tourism for this day and it is quiet and peaceful. People from all over the world are gathering for the traditional American meal, for some the first Thanksgiving dinner. Dr. Sparks dresses the THREE FRIENDS sculpture [see report from October 27. 2006] for the occasion. Workshop participant, artist Erin Turner, arranges the center-piece for the dessert table. This report will continue. [Photo:rc & text: sa]
11Sep Cotter honors local sheriff during ceremony for 9/11 heroes and first responders Categories: News Isabella County resident joins Cotter at state CapitolThe Michigan House today hosted a special ceremony honoring first responders and members of the military who lost their lives in the line of duty during the last year.State Rep. Kevin Cotter attended the ceremony with Deputy Joe Chritz from the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, who has served as a first responder in the area for many years.“I was proud to stand with Deputy Chritz in the House chamber as we honored our state’s first responders,” said Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant. “Chritz faces danger every day as he protects our local community, and today I join my colleagues in honoring the brave officers and military personnel who make our neighborhoods and communities safe.”Today’s noon ceremony featured ringing of a fire bell after the name of each first responder was read by legislators who represent the cities in which the slain public servants lived. Special music was provided by a fire department bagpiper and “Taps” was played by two members of the Grand Ledge Marching Band.Cotter said the remembrance for those who lost their lives in the line of duty was a somber moment, and it’s important to remember the sacrifice these citizens made.###PHOTO RELEASE: State Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, attends the Michigan House of Representatives’ fourth annual 9/11 ceremony with Isabella County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Chritz.