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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Best of Mackinac & Cheboygan

- March 26th, 2012  

CHEBOYGAN AND MACKINAC serve as the corridor to the north. Surrounded by water, woods and chocked full of history, it’s the last stop before folks say ‘Ya’ to da U.P. But this region is more than a pit stop for visitors, it’s home to eclectic shops, cool hangouts, good food and plenty of spirits.
Here’s what our readers voted to be the best in these destination towns.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Inn Between
20-something hangout: Dixie Saloon
Live music: Black Mountain
Happy hour: Key Hole Bar
Brew pub: Cheboygan Brewery
Place to meet singles: Dixie Saloon
Place for a first date: Black Mountain

SHOPPING

Independent apparel: Black, White & More
Men’s store: Mackinaw Outfitters
Place for chocolate: Drost’s Chocolates
New store: Grow Fast Gardens
Jewelry store: Reusch Jewelry
Eclectic Gifts store: Blooming Ideas

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: Audies
Wine tasting destination: Carnegie House
Lunch: Pauly Joe’s
Bar food: Dirty Duck
Breakfast: Alices
Family restaurant: Village Inn
Gourmet restaurant: Pier 33
New restaurant: Pier 33
Appetizers/small plates:
Salads: Mulligan’s
Pizza: Mama Mia’s
Outdoor deck scene: Inn Between
Coffee Hangout: Your Spirit
Burger: Black Mountain
Seafood: Rusty Anchor
Steak: Carriage House
Desserts: Audies
Pasta: Vivio’s

 
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