Jacob Wheeler at the Glen Arbor Sun has a new article that pokes some serious holes in Liko Smith’s bid to purchase Sugar Loaf: Oscar Peters — the British-born billionaire international banker who was helping Eneliko “Liko” Smith launch Las Vegas Airways (LV Air) before Smith turned his attention toward Sugar Loaf — has dropped […]
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There was a light dance show tonight … and mosquitos! by Ken Scott The latest forecast via the NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center: A filament eruption and associated low-level solar flare occurred late Sunday afternoon, producing a S2 (Moderate) solar radiation storm which remains in progress at this time. The eruption resulted in a partially […]
North Bar Lake … overlook by Ken Scott The TC Ticker reports that the federal government shutdown that began at midnight has closed portions of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: A park representative said gates will be closed on the park’s campgrounds, bathrooms and popular Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive until the shutdown ends, though […]
Sugar Loaf. by Pierre Bourgault Apparently, long-shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort in Leelanau County has been purchased by Eneliko Sean “Liko” Smith. Via their press release on PR Newswire: Mr. Smith and partners have purchased the property for an undisclosed price. The purchase includes all assets of Sugar Loaf to include property, buildings, ski lifts, and all […]
The annual Leland Heritage Festival takes place this Saturday (September 21) from 10 am-5 pm. Events are free and take place at multiple locations across the village. Restaurants & shops are also offering a wide variety of specials the village is offering a variety of gift baskets on their Passport prize drawing. Leland Classic Car Show: An […]
Our region is getting rave reviews for its natural beauty and culinary scene, and now it looks like we’re jumping out in front on the public transit front. The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) has a new Bike-n-Ride program that is one of a handful in the nation and the first in Michigan. The service encourages […]
Suttons Bay Floatilla II will seek to paddle into the Guiness Book of World Records tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) with the largest kayak floatilla ever!! The event benefits Suttons Bay Public Schools and registration and participant tag pickup is at today from 3-9 pm and Saturday from 8-11 AM. Floatilla I took place last year Saturday, September […]
Photo: North Bar Lake … ahhh by Ken Scott The National Park Service turns 97 this Sunday August 25, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will celebrate by offering free admission on Sunday (camping, concessions, etc, not included). Park Superintendent Dusty Shultz says: “Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone to join […]
The first annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride to benefit the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail takes place this Sunday, August 11. Trail maintenance costs approximately $1,000 per mile annually, and a donation of $30 for families and $10 for individuals will be used to keep the trail clean and clear for safe riding in the spring, summer, and […]
The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) annual Plein Art Weekend is scheduled for August 2-3. Artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest are registered to participate in this 5th annual event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. On Friday, August 2, a Quick Draw features artists who will […]
Here’s a sweet timelapse video of an overflight of Whaleback, Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau by photographer Ken Scott. Also check out his photo on Flickr.
The annual Port Oneida Fair offers you a chance to step back in time and experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The event takes place in the Port Oneida District of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on August 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors can […]