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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 Leelanau

- March 26th, 2012  

WHAT CAN WE SAY? It’s home to the most beautiful place in the world, as voted by Good Morning America in 2011; and while the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers scenic vistas, many will agree it’s the humming businesses and amiable folks of its villages that make County one of the best places to live, work and play...and here they are as voted by Express readers.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Art’s Tavern
20-something hangout: Village Inn S.B.
Live music: Boondocks G.A.
Happy hour: Village Inn S.B.

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Bayside Salon
Window displays: Lima Bean
Place to pamper your pet: SunDog Boarding Kennel
Art gallery: Michigan Artist Gallery
Stylish resale shop: Jaffes
Store staff: Lima Bean
Independent apparel: Lima Bean;Cotton
Seed TIE
Men’s store: Bahle’s

DINING OUT

Place for chocolate: Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate
Jewelry store: Becky Thatcher Designs
Eclectic Gifts store: Enerdyne
Restaurant staff: Bluebird;Riverside Inn TIE
Healthiest restaurant: Martha’s Table
Wine tasting destination: Black Star Farms
Lunch: Martha’s Table/Sissons

Bread/bakery store: Stone House Bread

Bar food: Bluebird
Breakfast: Pegtown Station
Family restaurant: Bluebird
Gourmet restaurant: Blu
Pasta: Trattoria Funistrada
Mexican: Sugarfoot Saloon
Appetizers/small plates: Riverside Inn
Salads: Village Inn S.B.
Pizza: Village Inn S.B.
Coffee Hangout: Pedaling Beans
Burger: Boone’s Prime Time Pub
Seafood: Riverside Inn
Steak: Boonedock’s
Desserts: Village Inn S.B.
Outdoor deck scene: Boonedock’s

 
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