Letters 10-17-2016

Here’s The Truth The group Save our Downtown (SOD), which put Proposal 3 on the ballot, is ignoring the negative consequences that would result if the proposal passes. Despite the group’s name, the proposal impacts the entire city, not just downtown. Munson Medical Center, NMC, and the Grand Traverse Commons are also zoned for buildings over 60’ tall...

Keep TC As-Is In response to Lynda Prior’s letter, no one is asking the people to vote every time someone wants to build a building; Prop. 3 asks that people vote if a building is to be built over 60 feet. Traverse City will not die but will grow at a pace that keeps it the city people want to visit and/or reside; a place to raise a family. It seems people in high-density cities with tall buildings are the ones who flock to TC...

A Right To Vote I cannot understand how people living in a democracy would willingly give up the right to vote on an impactful and important issue. But that is exactly what the people who oppose Proposal 3 are advocating. They call the right to vote a “burden.” Really? Since when does voting on an important issue become a “burden?” The heart of any democracy is the right of the people to have their voice heard...

Reasons For NoI have great respect for the Prop. 3 proponents and consider them friends but in this case they’re wrong. A “yes” vote on Prop. 3 is really a “no” vote on..

Republican Observations When the Republican party sends its presidential candidates, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people with a lot of problems. They’re sending criminals, they’re sending deviate rapists. They’re sending drug addicts. They’re sending mentally ill. And some, I assume, are good people...

Stormy Vote Florida Governor Scott warns people on his coast to evacuate because “this storm will kill you! But in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Florida’s voter registration deadline be extended because a massive evacuation could compromise voter registration and turnout, Republican Governor Scott’s response was that this storm does not necessitate any such extension...

Third Party Benefits It has been proven over and over again that electing Democrat or Republican presidents and representatives only guarantees that dysfunction, corruption and greed will prevail throughout our government. It also I believe that a fair and democratic electoral process, a simple and fair tax structure, quality health care, good education, good paying jobs, adequate affordable housing, an abundance of healthy affordable food, a solid, well maintained infrastructure, a secure social, civil and public service system, an ecologically sustainable outlook for the future and much more is obtainable for all of us...

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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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