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Letters 12-14-2014

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 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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