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Geminid Meteor Shower: December 13 & 14!!

Geminid Meteor… by Ken Scott Photography Looking for some alternative nightlife? EarthSky has everything you need to know about this weekends Geminid Meteor Shower: which peaks tonight & tomorrow during what is looking to be a welcome run of partly clear skies! The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will […]

Suttons Bay Holiday Festival – Dec 1 & 2

The Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce has a lot on tap for this weekend including a chance to see live reindeer and a free showing of The Polar Express at the Bay Theatre!! Saturday December 1 10-noon Family Fun at the Library – Help the friends of the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library decorate for the […]

Leelanau 911 offers 911 Texting Service

UpNorthLive​ reports on the new 911 texting service offered by the Leelanau County 911​: The Leelanau County emergency manager says it opens opportunities for the deaf community and citizens that need 911 under sensitive circumstances like domestic violence or an intruder in the house. He says this is one more step in their goal to […]

Leelanau County leads Michigan in Midterm Voter Turnout

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that with 71% turnout (14,367 of 20,123 registered voters), Leelanau County led the state in 2018 midterm voter turnout: “Our voters do a great job expressing their right to vote,” said Jennifer Zywicki, Leelanau County’s chief deputy clerk. “I think people are excited to vote in our county.” Leelanau residents […]

Leland Heading to State Volleyball Tournament

photo courtesy Leland Comets Volleyball​ Group The #2 ranked Leland Comets Volleyball squad (46-10-1) knocked off #15 ranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-8 and 25-11. That means that on Friday at 2 PM in Battle Creek they face #8 ranked Carney-Nadeau. If they are victorious, they’ll meet […]

Northport in the Civil War

The 1st Michigan Sharpshooters The Northern Express has a nice feature from Ross Boissoneau about Northport’s Impact in the Civil War which says in part: The town’s and region’s story is included in John Mitchell’s book Grand Traverse, the Civil War Era. The historian, who lives in Omena, elaborated on it in a conversation. “Northport […]

Leland wins to State Soccer Championship!

Leland School defeated Ann Arbor Greenhills 1-0 yesterday to capture the school’s first state soccer crown with a single goal 7 minutes in by Jesus Calderon-Balcazar backed by the Comets’ stellar defense & ball control. Here’s a video with some clips from us and the Leland Chamber of Commerce of the post-game celebration. As the […]