This Week in Leelanau: June 18, 2010

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The heat is back! Who’s ready for a swim?

Inside the M-22 Challenge

Jacob Wheeler, editor of the Glen Arbor Sun took part in the 2010 M-22 Challenge has some great video including an interview with 46 year old race winner Dennis Paull.

Sugar Loaf Update


The Sun had an interview with current Sugar Loaf owner Kate Wickstrom about the whole affair from her perspective that you will want to read. The Record-Eagle also took a look from prospective buyer Liko Smith’s perspective.

Your reading doesn’t have to stop there, as both Kate & Liko are actively talking about the deal, Sugar Loaf and each other on Leelanau.com’s Sugar Loaf discussion area, the Friends of Sugar Loaf group on Facebook and on Liko Smith’s sugarloafresort.info site.

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Leelanau Real Estate specialist Judy Levin invites you to live the dream on North Lake Leelanau and to check out many more waterfront and view properties on lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan through her Featured Properties. Through her web site you can see photos, 360 degree tours and search all the real estate in our area. Let Judy help you find your Up North home today!
On Absolute Michigan we worried about whether Tom Izzo would become the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, something that thankfully will not happen. We also noted that Rhubarb is ready to pick and have some recipes and info about it from Taste the Local Difference!

On Michigan in Pictures we took you Parasailing at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, up close to the Red-Tailed Hawk and featured probably the best photo of the Tahquamenon Falls we’ve ever seen!

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This week’s photo is titled Lucky Kids and was taken by J.Renee.Photo. Check it out bigger in her Northern Michigan slideshow and click the Flickr button above to join or 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!

FEATURED EVENT

Northport Lighthouse and Maritime Festival / Saturday, June 19

Grand Traverse LighthouseOnce 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.

Swim with Aliens Video Shorts / Monday, June 21

A Green Carpet Premiere Event on Monday, 6 pm June 21 at the State is FREE to everyone! Volunteers for the partner organizations have been hard at work on short videos covering a wide range of topics, from Sunrise on the Boardman to Alien Invaders of our Waters. Come and celebrate our unique environment and the passion of your neighbors at the Green Carpet Gala Premiere event at the State Theater on Monday, June 21, 6:00 PM. There is no charge to attend, though you will need a ticket (available at the State Theater box office).

Annual Cedar Polka Festival / Thursday – Sunday, July 1 – 4

The annual Cedar Polka Festival runs Thursday through Sunday (July 1-4). Highlights include a parade on Saturday at noon, softball tournament, a polka mass and (of course) polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka.

Jun 25 – PHSB – Historic Field Clearing Volunteer Project

Jun 25 – The Stray Dogs at Northport’s Music in the Park

Jun 26 – Wastin Away on Grand Traverse Bay -Beach Bash

Jun 26 – Here Comes Summer/Three Men & a Tenor

Jun 27 – Free Polka Lessons

Jun 28 – FREE Summer Day Camp

Jun 30 – Children’s Summer 2010 Events: Make a Splash: READ!

Jul 01 – Matthew DiClemente:Printmaker

Jul 02 – Northport Community Band/Manitou Music Festival

Jul 02 – Art Exhibition: “Views of the Village”

Jul 02 – Paint the Town in Cedar

Jul 02 – Art Exhibition: “Views of the Village”

Jul 02 – Sister Wilene at Northport’s Music in the Par

Jul 02 – SECOND GENERATION ART SHOW!

Jul 02 – Northport Community Band/Manitou Music Festival

Jul 03 – Cedar’s Polka Festival Parade

Jul 07 – Meet “Drew” a Live Australian Parrot!

Jul 08 – Boatloads of Great Lakes Fun!

Jul 11 – Dune Climb Concert/Jeremy Kittel Band/Manitou Music Festival

Jul 14 – Sister Wilene/Manitou Music Festival

Jul 18 – Still on the Hill/Manitou Music Festival

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Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ (R) ends 6/17. Starting tonight! ‘Toy Story 3’ (G). Coming soon: ‘Inception’ (PG-13) and the new lineup for ‘The Bay Select Film Series 2010/2011’. 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!

KAScott_20100613_1684bThe Weather…

Ken Scott snapped this shot of water quality monitoring through Adopt-a-Stream on last week’s only truly sunny day. The rain has been great for crops and our overall vegetation though. Definitely check out his set of photos – they’re great!

It’s already 71 degrees under partly cloudy skies at 8:45 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a June 18th was 96 in 1995, and we’ll be much closer to that than to the record low of 37 degrees in 1969 today with highs near 90 and a chance of showers (potentially a thunderstorm as well). More stormy weather is possible overnight but Saturday will bring sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 70s and west winds gusting up to 30. More sun and 70s in in the forecast for Sunday making this a great weekend to get out and enjoy the Leelanau Peninsula!

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