Letters 10-12-2015

Replacing Pipeline Is Safe Bet On Sept. 25, Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge, addressed members of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. His message was, “I want to be clear. We wouldn’t be operating this line if we didn’t think it was safe.”

We pretty much have to take him for his word...

Know The Root Of Activism Author and rabbi Harold Kushner has said, “People become activists to overcome their childhood fear of insignificance.” The need to feel important drives them. They endeavor good works not to help the poor or sick or unfortunate but to fill the void in their own empty souls. Their various “causes” are simply a means to an end as they work to assuage their own broken hearts...

Climate’s Cost One of the arguments used to delay action on climate change is that it would be too expensive. Such proponents think leaving environmental problems alone would save us money. This viewpoint ignores the cost of extreme weather events that are related to global warming...

A Special Edition Cuckoo Clock The Republican National Committee should issue a special edition cuckoo clock commemorating the great (and lesser) debates and campaign 2016...

Problems On The Left Contrary to letters in the Oct 5th edition, Julie Racine’s letter is nothing but drivel, a mindless regurgitation of left-wing stuff, nonsense, and talking points. They are a litany of all that is wrong with the left: Never address an issue honestly, avoid all facts, blame instead of solving; and when all else fails, do it all over again...

Thanks, Jack It is so very difficult for the average American to understand the complex issues our country faces in far off places around the globe. (Columnist) Jack Segal’s career and his special ability to explain these issues in plain English in many forums make him a precious asset to all of us in northern Michigan...

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Best of Boyne/Charlevoix

None - March 29th, 2012  

Boating, skiing, hiking, golf...the list goes on for things to do in the Boyne/Charlevoix area. Then there are the non-recreational activities: shopping and dining. Here’s what our readers said to check out when NOT enjoying all that recreational fun.


All-round hangout: Red Mesa; Cafe Sante TIE
20-something hangout: Cafe Sante
Live music: Cafe Sante
Happy hour: Cafe Sante; Red Mesa
Place to meet singles: Red Mesa
Place for a first date: Cafe Sante


Hair Salon: Red Brick
Spa services: Boyne Solace
Window displays: Bird’s Nest
Place to pamper your pet: Northern Pet
Athletic gear shop: Northern Boundaries
Store staff: Boyne Country Sports
Independent apparel: Birds Nest
Place for chocolate: Kilwins
New store: Boyne Country Provisions
Shop for romance: Xpectations

Jewelry store: Beyond Borders
Eclectic Gifts store: Inspired Living


Restaurant staff: Cafe Sante
Healthiest restaurant: Red Mesa
Wine tasting destination: Boyne Country Provisions
Lunch: Cafe Sante
Bar food: Boyne River
Breakfast: Water Street Cafe
Family restaurant: Red Mesa
Gourmet restaurant: Grey Gables
Pasta: Bella Vita
Mexican: Red Mesa
Appetizers/small plates: Cafe Sante; Red Mesa TIE
Salads: Weathervane
Burger: BRI Boyne
Seafood: Weathervane
Steak: Grey Gables
Desserts: Water Street Cafe
Outdoor deck scene: Cafe Sante
New restaurant: Cafe Sante

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