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 […]
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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 […]
Here’s an awesome shot titled “Ghost Town Aurora” from Michigan Nut Photography showing the northern lights behind the Historic Sleeping Bear Inn in Glen Haven. John shared some info from the M-22 Heritage Route about Glen Haven: Historic Glen Haven Michigan was established in 1857. The National Park Service is restoring many of the historic […]
EMPIRE, MI – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a “Bark Ranger.” Bark Ranger volunteers and their canine companions will serve as ambassadors on National Lakeshore beaches to provide visitors information about the park, highlight pet policies, and pet safety. Bark […]
via Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore EMPIRE, MI – Scott Tucker, a 19-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the Superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Sleeping Bear Dunes). Tucker currently serves as the Superintendent of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (Lewis and Clark), which consists of seven […]
The annual Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options “from French fries to French cuisine” and takes place April 29 – May 7, 2016. Restaurant Week around Glen Arbor is a time experience amazing local food at a stellar price. Throughout the week, show up to each restaurant on the list for […]
The Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation – a non-profit economic development institute launched last year by the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and governed by a board of directors representing communities, industries, and varied entrepreneurial expertise throughout the County – would like you to take part in their new survey of Leelanau businesses. The survey is aimed […]
NORTHPORT, MICHIGAN – Leelanau County announced the completion of a two month project to install sand dunes in villages across the county after workers wrapped up construction of the Northport dune. “When the numbers came back from our latest tourism study, we realized what an incredible driver the Sleeping Bear Dunes are for County visitors,” explained Leelanau County […]
Nature Change is a new multimedia magazine developed by the Conservation Resource Alliance as a cooperative venture for nonprofits in our region who are involved in protecting and managing the lands and waters. In Forest Blow Down on Alligator Hill – Which Path to Recovery? they explain that the August 2 super storm that pummeled the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore did […]
The Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation is a private sector nonprofit representing all facets of business on the peninsula.
via Michigan in Pictures… The Blue Ice, photo by Charles Bonham The Causes of Color answers the question: What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice? As with water, this color is caused by the absorption of both red and yellow light (leaving light at the blue end of the visible light […]
Awesome shot of a snowy owl taking off by Kristina Lishawa Photography. More of her snowy owl pics on her Facebook here, here and here! The Michigan DNR explains that snowy owls can be found moving into Michigan during winter when the food supply on the arctic tundra is in short supply. Snowy owls have been […]