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Northern Lights: Past, Present & Future
Last weekend on Michigan in Pictures we featured an article by Suttons Bay writer Kim Schneider about the Northern Lights. As a side note, it ended up being our most popular post ever when it was featured on the Pure Michigan Facebook. Kim’s feature Best northern lights viewing in Michigan says:
It was just a happy coincidence that Ken Scott recently added this ‘blast’ from the past to the Leelanau photo group on Flickr. Ken writes that some of you will remember this night from November of 1991, one of the best nights for northern lights in memory. Click the photo to read the stories and head over to Ken Scott Photography for lots more northern lights photos!
First off, we really apologize for not doing a better job of covering Leelanau sports. Anyone out there interested in covering sports for Leelanau.com? Let us know!
Last night Leland crushed Grand Traverse Academy 81-40 in the Class D opener and Lake Leelanau St. Mary fought past Northport 34-30. The Comets and the Eagles meet Friday at 7. In Class C action, Leelanau was blanked, with Suttons Bay capping a disappointing season with a 72-69 loss to TC St. Francis and 2011 Northwest Conference Champion Glen Lake falling to Elk Rapids 73-60. Links to more info in the Leelanau Blog.
One interesting development in the Sugar Loaf saga has nothing to do with skiing. This week the TC Ticker reported that the 4th annual Cherry-Roubaix (August 12-14) will serve as the State Road Race Championship for 2011. That race will be a challenging 13.7-mile loop up and down several short but steep hills in Leelanau with the start and finish line atop (you guessed it) Sugar Loaf. There’s more constructive comments continue on our Sugar Loaf blog – check them out.