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Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Best look of 2011 3/28/11

Kristy Kurjan - March 28th, 2011
Best Look for 2011? Hint: chances are it’s your favorite style…
By Kristy Kurjan
When you pick up a copy of Northern Express, do you flip directly to the
“My Style” article to check out the featured style that week? For many of
us fashionistas, this is a ritual that brings delight. The outfits
featured are uniquely the individual’s own, proving that fashion can be
both diverse and playful. It brings a smile to our faces and sometimes
leaves us shouting, “I want that!”
So, which trend is claiming this year’s throne of Northern Michigan’s Best
Look? Top honors goes to a style that is summed up in two words: Casual
Chic.
Casual Chic is an understated glamour that is effortless yet demands
attention. It is a great pair of jeans paired with a fitted blazer, a
cotton t-shirt and a statement necklace. It is the sparkly touch on an
otherwise basic handbag. Casual Chic is not just a look but an idea that
defines our region’s sense of fashion. With a relaxed yet polished tone,
it is everything we love for 2011.
We called upon Traverse City’s Rebecca Kass to model the Casual Chic
style. In her dark
pants, simple cami and relaxed fit blazer she personifies northern
elegance. No doubt, once our cameras started shooting, her confidence took
center stage.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
The main ingredients that compile a Casual Chic ensemble are a flattering
pair of denims, a flowing top and a beautiful accessory. Additional
options include a fitted jacket or a bold scarf.
It is not expensive, but looks like it is. Take the style from day to
night by wearing a statement piece of jewelry -- add a necklace, earrings
or
set of bracelets, but not all at once. Don’t overload on accessories, due
to the relaxed nature of
the look.
Most important of all, be comfortable. The style is equally about the
outfit itself as the ease of wearing it.
“As a realtor, I need to be comfortable and presentable because I am
running around all the time,” explains Kass. “I usually wear flats and a
lot of cotton!”
We are inspired by Casual Chic’s ability to transition with the seasons,
from winter to spring without skipping a beat. Wondering if the
thermometer read 30 or 60 degrees today? With this dynamic outfit, layers
are always an option. Throw a lightweight jacket over a flouncy top for
chilly nights. Have a bright spring scarf on deck at all times, tie it
around your handbag for a taste of color when not in use.
Congratulations to Casual Chic for taking top honor as our Best Look for
2011. And to all of the stylish readers of Northern Express -- we look
forward to the coming year of intriguing styles and fashionable fun!


 
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