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Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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Best of Cadillac/Manistee

- March 26th, 2012  

RECREATION, HISTORY and that smalltown feel greet visitors heading north on highways US-31 and US-131. Cadillac and Manistee serve as the gateways to Northern Michigan, welcoming “flatlanders” to all we have to offer. Express readers voted for the businesses that help make these anchor counties home to both locals and visitors alike.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Maggie’s Tavern
20-something hangout:Shamrock Tavern
Live music: The Pines
Dance seen: The Pines
Happy hour: Shamrock
Place to meet singles: The Pines
Place for a first date: Lakeside Charlies

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Platinum Noir
Natural products shop: Natural Foods
Window displays: Brink’s Framing
Art gallery: Brink’s Framing
Stylish resale shop: Atomic Closet
Independent apparel: Suvi Boutique
Men’s store: RJ Grant’s
Place for chocolate: Sweet Shoppe
Jewelry store: Wexford Jewelers
Eclectic Gifts store: Surroundings

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: The Timbers
Lunch: Shay Station
Bread/bakery store: Blue Heron
Bar food: Maggie’s Tavern

Breakfast: Captain’s Cafe
Family restaurant: Lakeside Charlies
Gourmet restaurant: Herman’s European Cafe
Pasta: The Marina
Mexican: Herraduras
Appetizers/small plates: The Timbers
Fast Food: Dawg House
Salads: Lakeside Charlies
Pizza: Big Als
Coffee Hangout: Shay Station
Burger: Rico’s
Seafood: Lakeside Charlies
Steak: Bungalow Inn
Desserts: The Timbers
Outdoor deck scene: Food Factory

 
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