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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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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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