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I really try to get these out on Thursdays – summertime in Northern Michigan is just so darn distracting!!
The Glen Arbor Sun has a great story about Growth in Glen Arbor by Keenan May and Peter Spaulding. They also report that current Sugar Loaf Owner Kate Wickstrom has confirmed that two buyers are interested in Sugar Loaf – one of which may partner with Liko Smith. Apparently a different buyer, whose identity she wouldn’t disclose, emerged in May, and she said “The guy’s not interested in putting a city out there. He’s geared more toward the kids and family. He had been interested in the area, and followed the blogs and news (about Liko Smith), and then he contacted me about two months ago.”
We’ve been hearing from Kate and others about the whole deal on the Sugar Loaf blog at Leelanau.com. Our featured sound bite is from Kate herself responding to a question from Mark about why it’s taking so long:
While these things may take time, I have to say that I feel that if Sugar Loaf were a burger, it would be on the “charcoal” side of well done…
|Over on Michigan in Pictures, we highlighted Noah Stephens compelling project The People of Detroit. Be sure to check that out and other posts including a great old photo of logging Michigan’s white pines.|
On Absolute Michigan we went into the past with the Archives of Michigan to get the story of the Interlochen Academy for the Arts. We also featured a statewide series of forums exploring jenny murray took this great shot of Sonny Swanson’s old fruit stand along M-22 near Sugar Loaf – who here remembers & misses it? Want a chance to have YOUR photos featured here? Click the Flickr button above to join our photo group!
jenny murray took this great shot of Sonny Swanson’s old fruit stand along M-22 near Sugar Loaf – who here remembers & misses it?
Want a chance to have YOUR photos featured here? Click the Flickr button above to join our photo group!
The Leelanau Calendar
If you’ve got a Leelanau event, you can add your information (for free) to the Leelanau Calendar. Not only will it be listed in this newsletter every week, but we may do a feature story on your event on Leelanau.com!
Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Launch Party
Art Leelanau Benefit Show & Sale
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!
Did we mention you could add your events forfree? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Karate Kid (PG) ends on Thursday 7/15. ‘Inception’ (PG-13) starts Friday 7/16. Coming soon: ‘Eat, Pray, Love (R), “Girl Who Played With Fire’ (NR). 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 86 degrees under sunny skies at 2:30 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record low for a July 16th of 40 degrees set was set waaaay back in 1898 with the high of 98 set in 2006. The forecast for today calls for sunny skies with temps in the mid to upper 80s and southwest winds at 10-20. Saturday’s forecast is for sunny skies and 80s again. There’s a slight chance of rain on Sunday with 80s again and partly to mostly cloudy skies.
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