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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 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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