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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 Benzie/Interlochen

- March 26th, 2012  

The top picks for Benzie County span the map, from the northeast shoulder of Interlochen to the southwest elbow of Elberta and everything in between. While the drive may be far, our readers believe these hot spots are worth the visit. So save a day and check out what makes Benzie County a diversified destination.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: The Hofbrau
20-something hangout: Villa Marine
Live music: Cabbage Shed
Dance seen: Cabbage Shed
Happy hour: Giovanni’s Roadhouse;
Roadhouse TIE
Place to meet singles:The Hoffbrau
Place for a first date: Cabbage Shed

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Shear Class Experience Day Spa & Salon
Spa services: Crystal Mountain Resort
Natural products shop: Creation Farms
Window displays: It’s The Berries!
Art gallery: Trick Dog
Stylish resale shop: Monumental Finds
Athletic gear shop: Crystal Lake Adventure Sports
Store staff: Northern Decor
Independent apparel: Hull’s of Frankfort
Place for chocolate: Kilwin’s Chocolate in Frankfort
New store: Live For Art
Jewelry store: Jackleen’s Gems
Eclectic Gifts store: Maxwell’s on Main

DINING

Restaurant staff: Dinghy’s
Healthiest restaurant: L’chayim Delicatessen
Wine tasting destination: Northern Natural Winery

Lunch: Fusion

Bread/bakery store: Crescent Bakery
Bar food: Dinghy’s
Breakfast: Dilbert’s Cafe
Family restaurant: Bayview Grille
Gourmet restaurant: Betsie Bay Inn
Pasta: Hofbrau; Giovanni’s TIE
Mexican: Roadhouse
Appetizers/small plates: Fusion
Fast Food: Wendy’s in Interlochen
Salads: East Shore Market
Pizza: A. Papano’s
Coffee Hangout: Phoenix Cafe
Burger: The Hofbrau
Seafood: Fusion
Steak: The Hofbrau
Desserts:The Hofbrau
Outdoor deck scene: The Hofbrau
New restaurant: Bayview Grille

 
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