Letters from Readers: February 2012

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Candy Cane or Coal?

I enjoyed reading your feature article regarding who deserved a candy cane or coal this past year (December 2011), and was pleasantly surprised that I was included. … Best wishes to everyone of metro Detroit. I love your city.

— Wally Senkow, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada


The Detroit Public Library deserves a round of applause for renovating their south wing. The project shows foresight in updating infrastructure, and benefits the people of Detroit, who are actually seeing a useful return for their tax dollars instead of financial shenanigans.  The new area is an enjoyable, unpretentious setting that’s conducive to research and learning. The reported price tag sounds reasonable, considering the return of looks and usefulness. Instead of a “lump of coal” [December 2011, “Candy Cane or Coal?”] how about an accolade?

Suzanne Bilek, Whitmore Lake


A Shot in the Arm

I want to thank Hour Detroit for the annual “Top Docs” issue (October 2011). Your recognition of leading metro Detroit physicians is truly an honor.  (I’m privileged to have been listed in the Emergency Medicine section for the past three years.)

There’s nothing more humbling for a physician than to be recognized by his or her peers. There’s nothing more complimentary than to celebrate this recognition in the public eye.
Thanks to Hour Detroit for this initiative. I think I can speak for most recipients in saying that we are honored and appreciative of the recognition.

Nabil Khoury, M.D., Medical Director, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital


Regarding the “Framing a Life” Anthony Williams story [October 2011]: Galleries were packed at Paint Creek Center for the Arts [in Rochester] tonight. Tony was a wonderful teacher and I enjoyed learning from him. He is so missed.

— Sally Ann Brown


Stylish Memory

I got goose bumps from reading your mention of J.M. Citron in The Way It Was [Washington Boulevard, circa 1930, December 2011]. Jack [J.M.] was my great uncle.

Howard Collens, Huntington Woods (via Twitter)


December Plaudits

Hour Detroit never disappoints. The holiday fashion in the December 2011 issue was fantastic. (I totally want the Pamela Mann tights on page 95!)  But the best article in the issue was “Once Upon Detroit,” about the renovation of the historic Fisher home in the Boston-Edison district.

— Nicole Agruda, Traverse City (via Facebook)

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