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Letters 04-25-2016

Taking Our Trees Seconds ago this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents), you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and township government...

Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be $XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...

Which Greased Palm Now that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to serfdom...

The Political Mess And Challenge As citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not reliable, make everything a game of winning...

CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.

We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.

We apologize for these errors.

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Best of Grand Traverse County

- March 26th, 2012  

Foodies, hop-heads and social butterflies agree: Grand Traverse County is the place to be -- and nothing is more evident than the growing number of restaurants, breweries and festivals popping up across its 600+ square aces. Here is the Best of the Best of where to go and what to do in Grand Traverse.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: 7 Monks Taproom
20-something hangout: The Brew
Live music: Union Street Station
Dance seen: Shimmers
Happy hour: Minervas
Brew pub: North Peak
Place to meet singles: Kilkennys
Place for a first date: Phil’s on Front St.

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Salon Verve
Spa services: Grand Traverse Resort
Natural products shop: Oryana
Window displays: Ellas
Place to pamper your pet: D.O.G. Bakery
Art gallery: InsideOut Gallery
Stylish resale shop: Zany
Athletic gear shop: Running Fit
Store staff: Venus
Independent apparel: What To Wear
Men’s store: Captain’s Quarters
Place for chocolate: Kilwin’s
New store: Brilliant Books
Shop for romance: Ravissant
Jewelry store: Miner’s North
Eclectic Gifts store:: Nifty Things

DINING

Restaurant staff: Red Ginger
Healthiest restaurant: Oryana
Wine tasting destination: Tastes of Black Star Farms Lunch: Bubba’s
Bread/bakery store: Bay Bread Company
Bar food: U & I
Breakfast: Omlette Shop
Family restaurant: Bubba’s Gourmet restaurant: Red Ginger
Pasta: Poppycocks

Mexican: Agave
Appetizers/small plates: Firefly
Fast Food: Taco House
Salads: North Peak
Pizza: Pangea’s Pizza
Coffee Hangout: Brew
Burger: Bubba’s
Seafood: Apache Trout Grill
Steak: Boone’s Long Lake Inn
Desserts: Amical
Outdoor deck scene: Apache Trout Grill
New restaurant: Xylo

 
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