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Letters 05-02-2016

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 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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