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Letters 07-06-2015

Safety on the “Bridge to Nowhere” Grant Parsons wrote an articulate column in opposition to the proposed Traverse City pier at the mouth of the Boardman River. He cites issues such as limited access, lack of parking, increased congestion, environmental degradation, and pork barrel spending of tax dollars. I would add another to this list: public safety...

Vote Carefully A recent poll showed 84% of Michiganders support increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard to at least 20% from the current 10%. Yet Representative Ray Franz has sponsored legislation to eliminate the standard. This out of touch position is reminiscent of Franz’s opposition to the Pure Michigan campaign and support for increased taxes on retirees....

Credit Where Credit Is Due I think you should do another article about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund giving proper credit to all involved, not just Tom Washington. Many others were just as involved...

I’ve Changed My Mind The Supreme Court has determined that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. This has happened with breathtaking suddenness. It took 246 years for Americans to decide that slavery was wrong and abolish it, but it’s been only a couple of decades since any successful attempt was made to legalize same-sex marriage, and four years since a majority of the American public supported legalization...


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Take a break at Breakers in Topinbee

Dining C.J.Ray Take a Break at Breakers in Topinabee
By C.J. Ray
At the crossroads of good times and good food, sits a rustic, lakeside tavern loaded with history, dating back to 1940. The Breakers Bar & Grill sits across the street from Mullet Lake in the small town of Topinabee. Antique photographs from the area cover the knotty pine walls.
“The Breakers is a local watering hole for everybody,” says owner Derrick Schittekat. “It’s gone through several changes since the 1940s. The horseshoe bar, and kitchen were added a few years ago, and we just finished our exterior patio, offering outdoor dining with a spectacular view of beautiful Mullet Lake.”
 
 
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