Here’s this week’s email newsletter!
It’s been hot. It’s been humid. I have to say that the 42 from ’42 looks pretty good.
Bringing back the good stuff: Dunegrass Returns!
Hey everyone – sorry this is so late – lots going on here in the summer of 2010. One of the things that is going on is a whole lot of mainly unproductive complaining about Sugar Loaf. Regardless of what anyone is saying, not much is happening with the Loaf.
At such a time, it’s good to see something like the Dunegrass Music Festival is pretty much as Leelanau as you can get and for a while it looked like we’d lost it for good. Thankfully in 2010, Ryan and his crew have brought it back to its roots and are ready to kick off three days of great music in Empire this Friday through Sunday (August 6-8). Ryan writes:
We are taking the Dunegrass Festival back to its roots! In it’s 18th year, we continue to remember our focus of showcasing the fine talent that we are so blessed to have right here in our home state of Michigan. Dunegrass has been a hub to the community for many years and will continue to be a place where families can come and enjoy a weekend full of music, laughter and joy.
Amen! Some highlighted acts include Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Greensky Bluegrass, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Steppin’ in it, The Macpodz, Rootstand, Joshua Davis & Fool Rooster, The Rachael Davis Band, Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys, Detour Bluegrass, Ralston Bowles and the Luke Winslow-King Trio.
You best get your tickets now and check out some of the region’s and the state’s finest musicians this weekend!
Speaking of festivals, Leelanau.com and Absolute Michigan went to the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival. Here’s our video!
From the Glen Arbor Sun…
Click the photo to the right for a great collection of photos from the photographers of the Traverse City Film Festival!
|Absolute Michigan had a Leelanau feel this week with features on Dunegrass and also the new book on the history of Michigan wine byLeelanau native Lorri Hathaway & Sharon Kegerreis.
Michigan in Pictures also had a northern Michigan feel with the Elk Rapids beach, a photos from the Northport Dog Parade and Michael Moore’s plan to help restore Michigan’s downtown movie theaters. The big topic of the week, however, was Viewing the Northern Lights in Michigan.
Mark gets a rare back-to-back feature on the Leelanau Almanac for this amazing shot of South Manitou Island. Be sure to check this out bigger and post your comments and thoughts about the week and what you’re seeing & doing below!
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The Leelanau Calendar
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The 2010 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival takes place on August 21, 2010 at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.
The festival features 22 wineries from the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission and Traverse City along with food from Leelanau and Traverse City restaurants, a great slate of live music and at the center of it all, gallery tents featuring the work of over 60 area artists for show and sale! Tickets are available online at traversecitywinefestival.com, area wineries and other locations listed on our web site.
2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets are underway 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. You can also connect with Leelanau Farmer’s Markets on Facebook!
Also consider Sleeping Bear Dunes guided bike tours.
Did we mention you could add your events forfree? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: Now Playing: ‘Inception’ (PG-13) ends 8/12. ‘Eat Pray Love (PG-13) starts 8/13. Coming soon: ‘Girl Who Played With Fire’ (NR), ‘The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘The American’. The Bay Select Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in Suttons Bay, MI! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round. Check the web site for details!
It’s 70 degrees under mostly clear skies at 11:300 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record low for an August 5th was 42 in 1942 with a record high of an even 100 degrees in 1947. Birds of Leelanau says that the first sighting of swans in Leelanau occurred in the winter of 1947! The weekend outlook calls for sunny skies but highs “only” in the low 70s on Friday with sun and low 80s on Saturday and partly sunny skies Sunday with highs in the low to mid 80s and a chance of showers. Time to make that trip to Leelanau!
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