Read on for the news and events from the week!
Hey summer! Are you coming back? If you want to go back to summer, how about this video from Ken Scott of the northern lights in early August!
Over on Absolute Michigan we’re doing a weeklong series about invasive species in Michigan. One of the worst is the probably greatest threat to fishing in Lake Michigan (since the sea lamprey) and to our enjoyment of the Great Lakes (since nothing) that we’ve seen. Imported by Mississippi catfish farmers in the 70s, Asian carp escaped during flooding in the 1990s and have marched up the river to the point where their knocking at the door in Chicago (they may have even passed through).
Fishing is big business in Leelanau and Michigan and an even bigger part of what makes us a premier tourist destination.I’ll leave you with a request to talk with your elected representatives about doing everything they can to stop this invader and a link to our post with frightening video of Asian carp in action.
This photo, Pyramid Point Dunes, was taken by Mark Lindsay. Normally that would be featured next week but it makes more sense to me to feature the latest photo. I did want you all to see it because Mark is taking some fantastic shots of Leelanau and nearby places – check them out!
All week on Absolute Michigan we featured Michigan Invasive Species.
We followed along on Michigan in Pictures and also wondered if the Loch Ness Monster could be considered an invasive species
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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!
Leland Heritage Celebration ~ September 18 & 19, 2010
Annual Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Festival
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 forfree? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘Girl Who Played With Fire’ starts 9/17. Coming soon: ‘Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps’ and ‘The Social Network’. The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI kicks off on September 19th with ‘The Secret In Their Eyes! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. 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!
Ken Scott writes that he happened to look in the direction of these dune jumpers from a ways away and could sense what they were about to do. Click over to Flickr and watch his HQ time lapse of dune sand – amazing!!
It’s 54 degrees under mostly cloudy skies at 8:15 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a September 17th was 90 degrees in 1955 with the record low of 32 set in 1973. We’ll be closer to the low today unfortunately with mostly cloudy skies and highs around 60. The weekend outlook calls for early clouds with a slight (30%) chance of rain on Saturday, then clearing and low to mid 60s in the afternoon. For Sunday we can expect sunny skies and mid 60s.
Click for the news & weather from last year!