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Letters 09-07-2015

DEJA VUE Traverse City faces the same question as faced by Ann Arbor Township several years ago. A builder wanted to construct a 250-student Montessori school on 7.78 acres. The land was zoned for suburban residential use. The proposed school building was permissible as a “conditional use.”

The Court Overreached Believe it or not, everyone who disagrees with the court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t a hateful bigot. Some of us believe the Supreme Court simply usurped the rule of law by legislating from the bench...

Some Diversity, Huh? Either I’ve been misled or misinformed about the greater Traverse City area. I thought that everyone there was so ‘all inclusive’ and open to other peoples’ opinions and, though one may disagree with said person, that person was entitled to their opinion(s)...

Defending Good People I was deeply saddened to read Colleen Smith’s letter [in Aug. 24 issue] regarding her boycott of the State Theater. I know both Derek and Brandon personally and cannot begin to understand how someone could express such contempt for them...

Not Fascinating I really don’t understand how you can name Jada Johnson a fascinating person by being a hunter. There are thousands of hunters all over the world, shooting by gun and also by arrow; why is she so special? All the other people listed were amazing...

Back to Mayberry A phrase that is often used to describe the amiable qualities that make Traverse City a great place to live is “small-town charm,” conjuring images of life in 1940s small-town America. Where everyone in Mayberry greets each other by name, job descriptions are simple enough for Sarah Palin to understand, and milk is delivered to your door...

Don’t Be Threatened The August 31 issue had 10 letters(!) blasting a recent writer for her stance on gay marriage and the State Theatre. That is overkill. Ms. Smith has a right to her opinion, a right to comment in an open forum such as Northern Express...

Treat The Sickness Thank you to Grant Parsons for the editorial exposing the uglier residual of the criminalizing of drug use. Clean now, I struggled with addiction for a good portion of my adult life. I’ve never sold drugs or committed a violent crime, but I’ve been arrested, jailed, and eventually imprisoned. This did nothing but perpetuate shame, alienation, loss and continued use...

About A Girl -- Not Consider your audience, Thomas Kachadurian (“About A Girl” column). Preachy opinion pieces don’t change people’s minds. Example: “My view on abortion changed…It might be time for the rest of the country to catch up.” Opinion pieces work best when engaging the reader, not directing the reader...

Disappointed I am disappointed with the tone of many of the August 31 responses to Colleen Smith’s Letter to the Editor from the previous week. I do not hold Ms. Smith’s opinion; however, if we live in a diverse community, by definition, people will hold different views, value different things, look and act different from one another...

Free Will To Love I want to start off by saying I love Northern Express. It is well written, unbiased and always a pleasure to read. I am sorry I missed last month’s article referred to in the Aug. 24 letter titled, “No More State Theater.”

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Best of Petoskey/Emmet

- March 26th, 2012  
Locatedat the tip of the ring finger(think Michigan hand map), Emmet County is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The Headlands International Dark Sky Park--one of six in the world--along with Petoskey’s scenic waterfront and the rolling hills of Boyne Highlands skiresort are just a handful of amenities enjoyedby both locals and visitors alike. Express readers told us what’s so special about this tip-of-the-mitt region.
HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: City Park Grill
20-something hangout: City Park Grill; Papa
Lou’s Pizza, Pub & Grill; Roast & Toast TIE
Live music: City Park Grill
Dance seen: Ozone
Happy hour: City Park Grill; Noggin Room TIE
Place to meet singles: Ozone
Place for fi rst date: Chandlers; Palette Bistro TIE

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Talulus Beauty Lounge
Spa services: Spa @ The Inn at Bay Harbor
Natural products shop: Grain Train; Healthy Alternatives TIE
Window displays: Threads
Place to pamper your pet: Paws & Claws; Wags & Purrs TIE
Art gallery: Crooked Tree Arts Center;  Staffords Art Gallery TIE
Stylish resale shop: Big Girls In Tights
Athletic gear shop: Bearcub Outfi tters
Store staff: McLean & Eakin; Big Girls In Tights TIE

Independent apparel: Bearcub; Threads TIE
Men’s store: Clothes Post
Place for chocolate: Kilwins
New store: Big Girls In Tights
Shop for romance: Xpectations
Jewelry store: Arlington Jewelers
Eclectic Gifts store: Grandpa Shorters

DINING

Restaurant staff: Noggin Room; Palette Bistro TIE
Healthiest restaurant: Grain Train
Wine tasting destination: Chandlers
Lunch: Julienne Tomatoes
Bread/bakery store: Johans Bakery; Crooked Tree Breadworks TIE
Bar food: Mitchell Street Pub
Breakfast: Twisted Olive
Family restaurant: Filmores
Gourmet restaurant: Chandlers
Pasta: Villa Ristorante Italiano
Mexican: Jose’s
Appetizers/small plates: Palette Bistro
Fast Food: Jimmy Johns
Salads: Roast & Toast
Pizza: Galley Gourmet; Papa Lou’s Pizza, Pub & Grill Tie
Coffee Hangout: Roast & Toast
Burger: The Side Door Saloon
Seafood: Chandlers
Steak: Douglas Lake Inn; Chandlers TIE
Desserts: Julienne Tomatoes; The Pier TIE
Outdoor deck scene: Palette Bistro; Papa
Lous Pub & Grill; Legs Inn TIE
New restaurant: Palette Bistro; Twisted Olive TIE

 
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