story & photos courtesy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore History comes alive this weekend at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) from 10 AM – 4 PM this Friday and Saturday (August 12-13, 2016). The two-day event includes rural history demonstrations, activities and special […]
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Tales of the Crib, photo by Jim “To pass time, the men watched television, read books and magazines, played board games, and chatted with passing ship captains by radio. One coastguardsman perfected his rappelling skills by using ropes to descend from the gallery outside the lantern room to the concrete deck below.” ~Life on North […]
This Friday and Saturday, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be offering a new ranger-led program called Pokemon Hunt, which will connect “Pokemon Go!” with real-world flora and fauna. The first program will take place on Friday, August 5, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at the Dune Climb. Meet the ranger at the base of the Dune Climb. […]
via Michigan in Pictures… Road Closed in Glen Arbor, photo via the Glen Arbor Sun In Glen Arbor Hit By Knockout Storm, Jacob Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun lays out a diary of the destruction of the storm and wrote: In the storm’s wake yesterday, Glen Arbor residents immediately recognized that the destruction they witnessed […]
Note: While this rescue didn’t take place in Leelanau County, Wings of Wonder is headquartered in Empire and a tremendous resource for raptor protection! Wings of Wonder Catching a Bald Eagle, photo by Ken Scott Photography Wings of Wonder is a non-profit raptor sanctuary located in Empire that focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of birds […]
via Michigan in Pictures… Esch Beach, Otter Creek by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the […]
Visit Leelanau Farmer’s Markets on Facebook or go to eatleelanau.org for up-to-date information! Leelanau Farmer’s Markets are underway or soon to kick off in Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay. They offer you a chance to get out and connect with farmers and other folks who produce food in Leelanau County. Empire (Saturdays, […]
Here’s the scene 109 years ago on Memorial Day in the village of Suttons Bay. Yikes!! Hoping you have a safe and fun holiday weekend! View the photo bigger, follow the Leelanau Historical Society on Facebook for more great photos, and check out their online photo archive for fun stuff like this search of Suttons Bay.
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host syndicated columnist and Michigan Radio essayist Jack Lessenberry as the guest speaker for their annual dinner and meeting on Thursday, May 26th. Lessenberry’s topic is “Michigan in Crisis: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Fix It?” The event starts at 5:30 PM, with dinner […]
Traverse Magazine interviews a potential buyer for Sugar Loaf. The article begins: Sugar Loaf Resort in Cedar has been shuttered since 2000. Leelanau County’s largest employer and a destination for thousands of travelers from around the region and downstate, the resort suffered through a host of owners who sold off parts—the golf courses, townhouses and […]