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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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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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