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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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.

HANGING OUT

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

SHOPPING

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


DINING

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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