After a dry May, we’ve had a wet June. Fortunately, it’s been warm and rainy, meaning that we’re getting great growth of crops and everything green!
Local Cherries for Cherry Festival?
The Enterprise and the Record-Eagle both are reporting that harvest of early sweet cherries could begin as soon as July 1 (almost two weeks ahead of schedule) according to the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station. Traverse City’s average daily temperature of 42.7 from January through May was more than 5 degrees warmer than normal. It’s the warmest for that period since 1896 and has helped push the region’s cherry crop development .That means the usually poorly timed National Cherry Festival (July 3-10, 2010) will be giving people a taste of the fruit of the National Cherry Capital!
|On Absolute Michigan we launched our Celebrating Michigan’s Water Photo Contest. It runs through July 23 and the prize features 2 nights any season (subject to availability) from The Homestead Resort and a guided eco-tour on the Crystal River by the folks at The River in Glen Arbor (and now Traverse City!). All you need to enter is a photo of any Michigan lake, river, waterfall, pond or wetland – click above for details! There’s much more including the Great Michigan Earthquake of 2010.||
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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!
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.
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 for free? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘Toy Story 3’ (G). Coming soon: ‘Inception’ (PG-13), ‘Eat, Pray, Love (R), “Girl Who Played With Fire’ (NR) and information on the ‘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!
It’s 75 degrees under clear skies at 11:30 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a June 25th is 97 from 1966 – much better than the low of 33 from the brutal summer of 1979. The forecast for today calls for sunny skies with highs around 80. There’s a chance of rain overnight and early tomorrow, but expect skies to clear Saturday with highs in the 70s. Expect partly sunny skies Sunday with highs near 80 and a chance of showers.
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