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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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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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