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Northern Lights possible Wednesday & Thursday nights!

There was a light dance show tonight … and mosquitos! by Ken Scott The latest forecast via the NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center: A filament eruption and associated low-level solar flare occurred late Sunday afternoon, producing a S2 (Moderate) solar radiation storm which remains in progress at this time. The eruption resulted in a partially […]

Shutdown at Sleeping Bear

North Bar Lake … overlook by Ken Scott The TC Ticker reports that the federal government shutdown that began at midnight has closed portions of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: A park representative said gates will be closed on the park’s campgrounds, bathrooms and popular Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive until the shutdown ends, though […]

Sugar Loaf purchased, opening slated November 2014

Sugar Loaf. by Pierre Bourgault Apparently, long-shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort in Leelanau County has been purchased by Eneliko Sean “Liko” Smith. Via their press release on PR Newswire: Mr. Smith and partners have purchased the property for an undisclosed price. The purchase includes all assets of Sugar Loaf to include property, buildings, ski lifts, and all […]

Leland Heritage Festival this Saturday, September 21st

The annual Leland Heritage Festival takes place this Saturday (September 21) from 10 am-5 pm. Events are free and take place at multiple locations across the village. Restaurants & shops are also offering a wide variety of specials the village is offering a variety of gift baskets on their Passport prize drawing. Leland Classic Car Show: An […]

Suttons Bay Kayak Floatilla time-lapse video

Suttons Bay Floatilla II will seek to paddle into the Guiness Book of World Records tomorrow  (Saturday, August 31)  with the largest kayak floatilla ever!! The event benefits  Suttons Bay Public Schools and registration and participant tag pickup is at  today from 3-9 pm and Saturday from 8-11 AM. Floatilla I took place last year Saturday, September […]

Free admission to Sleeping Bear Sunday for 97th NPS Birthday!

Photo: North Bar Lake … ahhh by Ken Scott The National Park Service turns 97 this Sunday August 25, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will celebrate by offering free admission on Sunday (camping, concessions, etc, not included). Park Superintendent Dusty Shultz says: “Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone to join […]

Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride ~ Sunday, August 11th

The first annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride to benefit the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail takes place this Sunday, August 11.  Trail maintenance costs approximately $1,000 per mile annually, and a donation of $30 for families and $10 for individuals will be used to keep the trail clean and clear for safe riding in the spring, summer, and […]

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival this Saturday in Suttons Bay!

via lpwines.com… The Leelanau Peninsula “Wine on the Water Festival” takes place this Saturday, July 20 from 1-7PM in Suttons Bay. The Grand Traverse Insider reports: Sponsored by the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Wine on the Water Festival, (formerly the Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food and Music Festival), will feature samples from the peninsula’s award-winning wineries, […]