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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 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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