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Letters 12-14-2014

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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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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