Here’s all the news from this week in Leelanau!
Fall Color Report: Fall color is excellent! While we might not be fully at peak of this weekend as there’s still green in spots, it could well be the best we get. Aspens are in full yellow and maples are showing a lot of yellow, orange and red.
Westmoreland Shipwreck Discovered
The other day, the Sleeping Bear Dunes blog tipped us off to a story from earlier in the summer that we missed: the discovery of the wreck of the Westmoreland, a vessel that foundered near South Manitou Island in a Lake Michigan winter storm on Dec. 7, 1854. I talked with diver Ross Richardson of Lake Ann about the discovery of the wreck and he told me that it was his intention to leave artifacts at the wreck, because it’s the law and also to give people the experience of diving an “underwater museum.”
Read all about it and see the photos on Leelanau.com.
On Absolute Michigan we featured an amazing time-lapse photography project shot this summer on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Click that link and prepare to be amazed.
Michigan in Pictures, our daily Michigan photo blog, has a spooky photo that highlights Michigan haunted houses, corn mazes and scary attractions plus a whole bunch of Michigan fall color photos that you can see by clicking the photo above!
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For the second week in a row, we turn to Ian Pettman for more fall color, this time from the Pierce Stocking Drive overlooking Glen Lake. You can’t bottle that blue !! Check it out big as can be and in his slideshow.
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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!
Run FOR Ethiopia – Saturday, October 16 < br />On the Ground hosts the Run FOR Ethiopia, a special evening of running, pasta and film on Saturday, October 16 at 5 PM at Food for Thought just south of Empire. You can choose between a 5k, 10k, or 1 mile fun run. Following the races, participants and their families can hang out on the farm and enjoy a post-race pasta dinner and the movie Black Gold. Funds raised will support an effort to build schools in Ethiopia. Click above to register and click here to read more and see the Black Gold Trailer.
Martha Graham’s American Document ~ October 23
Toast the Season Wine Tour
2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets continue in Northport on Friday mornings and in Empire and Suttons Bay on Saturday mornings with lots of great produce and products available. Apples anyone? See the complete list on their website and check them out on Facebook
Did we mention you could add your events for free? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘Get Low’ (PG-13) ends tonight. Starting Friday, October 15th is The Social Network (PG-13). Coming soon: ‘Secretariat’ (PG), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the second Bay Film Series presentation, ‘Alamar’ (NR). The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in Suttons Bay, MI is now underway! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Don’t forget Community Movie Night at The Bay sponsored by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health on Wed Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm. Mid-Week Specials are back!! Tuesdays – Free Popcorn (one medium corn with ticket purchase), Wednesdays – $5.50 for all seats (Specials are not valid for special events or film series). 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 60 degrees under partly sunny skies at 1:30 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for October 14th was 85 degrees in 1975 with the record low of 25 set in 1901. The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies with afternoon clouds, a high around 60 and a good chance of showers overnight. More sun for Friday with a high around 60 and the weekend looks excellent: sunny skies and mid 60s on Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday with a high of 60.
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