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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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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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