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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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Gaylord

- March 26th, 2012  

THERE AREN’T MANY PLACES in Michigan where you’ll see elk wandering the woods or a town decorated like the Alpine villages of Switzerland...except in Gaylord. Here are a few places to stock up on sporting goods, kick back for a brew and take in the ambiance of what makes Gaylord, well, Gaylord.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Timothy’s Pub
Live music: Stampede Saloon
Dance seen: Stampede Saloon
Happy hour: Mary’s Tavern
Brew pub: Big Buck Brewery
Place for a first date: Bearded Dogg

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Wink Salon
Natural products shop: JoJo’s
Place to pamper your pet: Judy’s Dog
Art gallery: D&S Custom Art Design
Stylish resale shop: Venus and Blue Jeans
Athletic gear shop: Jay’s Sporting Goods
Store staff: Jay’s Sporting Goods
Independent apparel: Solli’s
Men’s store: Solli’s
Place for chocolate: Alpine Chocolate Haus
New store: Lavender & Old Lace
Eclectic Gifts store: Old Spud Warehouse

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: Alpine Tavern
Lunch: Alpine Tavern
Bread/bakery store: Upper Crust
Bar food: Alpine Tavern

Breakfast: Arlene’s
Family restaurant: B J’s Restaurant
Pasta: Mama Leone’s
Mexican: Los Certo Amigos
Appetizers/small plates: Bearded Dog
Fast Food: Gobbler’s
Salads: Alpine Tavern
Coffee Hangout: Biggby Coffee
Burger: Alpine Tavern
Seafood: B J’s Restaurant
Steak: Bearded Dogg
Desserts: Dianes Delight
Outdoor deck scene: Bearded Dogg
New restaurant: Bearded Dog

 
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