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Letters 08-29-2016

Religious Bigotry President Obama has been roundly criticized for his apparent unwillingness to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” His critics seem to suggest that through the mere use of that terminology, the defeat of ISIS would be assured...

TC DDA: Focus On Your Mission What on earth is the Traverse City DDA thinking? Purchasing land around (not within) its TIF boundaries and then offering it at a discount to developers? That is not its mission. Sadly enough, it is already falling down on the job regarding what is its mission. Crosswalks are deteriorating all around downtown, trees aren’t trimmed, sidewalks are uneven. Why can’t the DDA do a better job of maintaining what it already has? And still no public restrooms downtown, despite all the tax dollars captured since 1997. What a joke...

European-Americans Are Boring “20 Fascinating People” in northern Michigan -- and every single one is European-American? Sorry, but this is journalistically incorrect. It’s easy for editors to assign and reporters to write stories about people who are already within their personal and professional networks. It’s harder to dig up stuff about people you don’t know and have never met. Harder is better...

Be Aware Of Lawsuit While most non-Indians were sleep walking, local Odawa leaders filed a lawsuit seeking to potentially have most of Emmet County and part of Charlevoix County declared within their reservation and thus under their jurisdiction. This assertion of jurisdiction is embedded in their recently constructed constitution as documentation of their intent...

More Parking Headaches I have another comment to make about downtown TC parking following Pat Sullivan’s recent article. My hubby and I parked in a handicap spot (with a meter) behind Mackinaw Brew Pub for lunch. The handicap spot happens to be 8-10 spaces away from the payment center. Now isn’t that interesting...

Demand Change At Women’s Resource Center Change is needed for the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRCGT). As Patrick Sullivan pointed out in his article, former employees and supporters don’t like the direction WRCGT has taken. As former employees, we are downright terrified at the direction Juliette Schultz and Ralph Soffredine have led the organization...

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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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