The annual Northport Dog Parade takes place tomorrow (Saturday, August 11, 2018) at 11 AM (registration opens at 9:45). The cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the event and all proceeds benefit Black Sheep Crossing Farm Animal Sanctuary & Cherryland Humane Society. Click for details & registration or register at the parade! After […]
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Definitely watch Ken’s Perseid video at the end! D H Day Farm … perseid meteor shower, photo by Ken Scott I’ve shared this before, but Space.com has an interesting story about how the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower (peak August 11-13) came to be known as “The Tears of St. Lawrence” and also some of the science […]
The TC Ticker reports that Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trails will design and construct a new biking trail within the Leelanau Conservancy’s Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, located on the doorstep of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Flow trails are defined by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) as trails that “take mountain bikers on a […]
Apples & a growler by Trish P mLive reports that with 2,218,220 liters, Leelanau County leads the state in the production of wine & cider. The top producers among Leelanau’s 32 wineries & cideries are Leelanau Wine Cellars (way out in front with 1,295,678 liters), L Mawby Vineyards (186,401 liters) and Tandem Ciders (148,545 liters). […]
The Friends of Fishtown are celebrating the 10th year of the Annual Fishtown 5K on Saturday, July 21 – 9am. In honor of this, they have declared 2018 “The Year of the Tug.” In addition to the usual medals given at the 5K, specific medals will be given for best fish tug costumes as well […]
A Suttons Bay Pride Celebration is a special event presented by The Michael Chetcuti Foundation, hosted by 9 Bean Rows in partnership with The Bay Theatre and Up North Pride. The event takes place Thursday, June 28 from 6-11pm. The evening will include food, drinks, film, and engaging discussion. A portion of the proceeds benefits […]
Morning on the Dunes, photo by Owen Weber Here’s a phenomenal shot of the sunrise on Glen Lake from atop the dunes in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. View Owen’s photo bigger and see more in his Michigan album. Tons more from the Sleeping Bear on Leelanau.com!
The Traverse City Ticker reports that the Glen Lake Community Library (GLCL) has launched a public fundraising campaign to raise $958,000 toward a planned $1.7 million expansion in 2019: Project plans call for completely renovating and reconfiguring the existing 3,400 square-foot library on Front Street in Empire, plus constructing a new 2,400 square-foot addition that […]
OK. Everybody stretch! by Trish P Happy World Turtle Day everyone! On my Michigan in Pictures photo blog I did features over the years on every turtle species found in Michigan. I’m not sure which species are found in Leelanau, but here’s links to them all including (of course) the Painted Turtles shown above! Blanding’s Turtle […]
Northern Lights Over Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by Lucy Hunter Lucy Hunter caught this amazing photo of the Northern Lights over Narada Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore last month, and my favorite photo blog, NASA’s Earth Science Picture of the Day, just featured it! Lucy & blog-runner Jim Foster write: This gorgeous […]
The Glen Arbor Sun stopped in to talk with Cherry Republic owner Bob Sutherland about the new Cherry Public House brewpub that will open later this month at their Glen Arbor location. It will offer a large selection of beers – some cherry that they make and some made by the amazing folks at Short’s […]