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Inside the M-22 Challenge
Jacob Wheeler, editor of the Glen Arbor Sun, will be taking immersive journalism to the next level as a participant in the M-22 Challenge. This annual event takes place this Saturday morning (June 12 – 9 AM) and features athletes of all levels in a bike/run/kayak triathalon along M-22 in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get all the details at m22challenge.com and definitely check it out on Saturday morning!
Speaking of the Glen Arbor Sun, a little bird told me that the Sun will once again scoop regional media with another hard-hitting interview of someone at the heart of this confusing tale. If you’re not reading “Leelanau’s other newspaper”, you should be!
Sugar Loaf Update
…OK, but after Liko clears out…THEN what? Has the idea of another plan based right here in our area been discussed? Me, I’d feel a lot better about someone going in and taking over the property if they were FROM here. Such folks would have a far better understand of the local situation than Liko did in the few months he “graced us with his presence”. If someone were to step up and put something like that together, I’d like to see what they had in mind. Anything would be a step forward from the circus that we’ve been witnessing for the last couple of months. How ’bout it?
How ’bout it indeed? Where are we going from here and is there any way out of The Black Hole of Sugar Loaf?
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On Absolute Michigan this week, we featured a couple of regional events: the Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival which takes place this Sunday (June 13) at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and Lore, a multimedia event produced by a group of women artists next Friday (June 18) at 7 PM at the historic Mills Community House Theater in Benzonia.
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!
Visit Up North Rentals is hosting an Open House this week. Visit their new location at 600 W Front Street in Traverse City anytime between 1pm – 4pm tomorrow for light refreshments and their official Ribbon Cutting, celebrating with hot dogs and burgers!
“The Broneah Brothers,” Matt and Keegan Meyers, are once again bringing us the M-22 Challenge to be held on June 12. The Challenge, which begins Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park (aka Little Glen Lake Picnic Area), is multi-discipline event, with biking, running, and paddling, which is designed to challenge athletes against the natural terrain and environmental elements of the area.
The Leelanau Community Art Center’s Ann Hall Artist in Residence for 2010 is Charles Murphy. The Old Art Building in Leland will be hosting an opening reception on Friday, June 11, and an giving opportunity to meet the artist and view a mixed media presentation of a lifetime collection of original artwork in oils and watercolor. The reception is from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit continues Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 4 pm.
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association is debuting a new event this month. The LPVA Small Plates will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 6-9 PM and will feature seven of member wineries offering a full glass of wine paired with a well-presented and substantial tapas dish. There will be three seating’s at each winery, 6-7, 7-8 and 8-9. Tickets are $10 and very limited for each time slot. Scroll down to see a list of participating wineries and their partnering chefs. Purchase tickets!
Once again the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and the Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce are joining together for the Northport Lighthouse and Maritime Festival on Saturday, June 19 in Northport. The festival celebrates the lighthouse and Northport’s maritime history and will be held at Haserot and Marina Parks from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A few of the highlights of the festival include Nautical Silent Auction & Flea Market, maritime historical displays, a nautical arts and craft show, Model Sailboat Making & Pond Races, Historic Boats on Display, Northport Weather Tower Interpretation, and more.
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Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ (R) ends 6/17. Coming soon: ‘Toy Story 3’ starts June 18 and ‘Oceans’ (NR). Enjoy The Mid-Week Specials: Tuesday-FREE POPCORN (One medium popcorn free with ticket purchase. Not valid for Film Series or special engagements.), Wednesdays $5.50 admission (one price for all patrons). 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!
This photo from Ken Scott shows the best of last week’s weather. While there wasn’t a ton of sun, there was much needed rain!
It’s 60 degrees under clear skies at 8:30 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a June 11th was 93, set way back in 1911. The low of 32 was reached in 1966, and we only made it to 62 today. The forecast for Friday calls for a good chance of rain on Friday with highs in the low 70s. The outlook for Saturday calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain and highs in the low to mid 70s. For Sunday, expect partly sunny skies with highs in the low 70s again.
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