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Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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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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