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Safety on the “Bridge to Nowhere” Grant Parsons wrote an articulate column in opposition to the proposed Traverse City pier at the mouth of the Boardman River. He cites issues such as limited access, lack of parking, increased congestion, environmental degradation, and pork barrel spending of tax dollars. I would add another to this list: public safety...

Vote Carefully A recent poll showed 84% of Michiganders support increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard to at least 20% from the current 10%. Yet Representative Ray Franz has sponsored legislation to eliminate the standard. This out of touch position is reminiscent of Franz’s opposition to the Pure Michigan campaign and support for increased taxes on retirees....

Credit Where Credit Is Due I think you should do another article about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund giving proper credit to all involved, not just Tom Washington. Many others were just as involved...

I’ve Changed My Mind The Supreme Court has determined that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. This has happened with breathtaking suddenness. It took 246 years for Americans to decide that slavery was wrong and abolish it, but it’s been only a couple of decades since any successful attempt was made to legalize same-sex marriage, and four years since a majority of the American public supported legalization...


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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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