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2014 Suttons Bay Yeti Fest

Last year the first annual Suttons Bay YetiFest attracted over 1,000 people, and the YetiFest returns on Saturday, February 15th. In addition to the Yeti look-alike contest the day-long celebration features a winter bicycle race, four-on-four pond hockey tournament, “kid’s expeditionary parade” and family-friendly films at the Bay Theatre. “It’s really just a way for us […]

Tart Cherries could aid with Alzheimer's & Huntington's disease

The Detroit Free Press reports on a major potential benefit of one of Traverse City’s biggest crops, tart cherries! Michigan’s tart cherries could unlock a key to improving brain function and reducing symptoms of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s, according to studies by a neuroscientist at Central Michigan University. Earlier studies have suggested antioxidants […]

Lake Michigan Ice Balls on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

The hits just keep on coming from Ken Scott of Ken Scott Photography. Via today’s Michigan in Pictures… You may recall the Lake Michigan ice balls that was seen at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore last March.  Well, they’re baaaaack. Here’s the explanation of how balls ice form that I  put together from AIR PHOTO INTERPRETATION OF GREAT LAKES […]

Suttons Bay Floatilla in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Suttons Bay Floatilla 2 by Flying Still Photography Interlochen Public Radio reports: The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed Wednesday that Suttons Bay broke a record with Floatilla2. The August 31st event corralled 2,099 canoes and kayaks together on the bay creating a massive, multi-colored flotilla. Organizer Kate Thornhill estimates the effort raised about $45,000 […]

Worst. October. Ever.

via today’s Michigan in Pictures. View of Manitou Islands from Sleeping Bear Dunes, photo by jess_clifton Last week’s Leelanau Enterprise is reporting that October 2013 had the lowest number of Sleeping Bear Dunes visitors in a decade – an impressive testimony to the impact of our recent government shutdown. You’ll be able to read the article in a month […]

Juicy tourism information from Traverse City Tourism

photo credit: expansive by ojoyous1 Traverse City Tourism has surveyed almost 1,800 people who requested information about the area during the past year and a half about themselves, what motivates them, why they choose our area, what they do when they’re visiting and how they felt about their experiences here. The findings are pretty interesting and […]

Last day for Pigstock tickets!

via eatdrinkTC… The annual Pigstock TC Dinner takes place on Wednesday, October 23 at 6 PM at the Hagerty Center. The evening features dishes prepared by some of our leading chefs that feature different parts of the Mangalitsa pig. This seven-course, wine-paired dinner showcases some of our best local talent all in one room and is a fundraiser for Taste […]

Sugar Loaf Deal Lacking Investor?

Jacob Wheeler at the Glen Arbor Sun has a new article that pokes some serious holes in Liko Smith’s bid to purchase Sugar Loaf: Oscar Peters — the British-born billionaire international banker who was helping Eneliko “Liko” Smith launch Las Vegas Airways (LV Air) before Smith turned his attention toward Sugar Loaf — has dropped […]