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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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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