Perseid Meteors over Cathead Point by Ken Scott Photography

Get Ready for the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower!

We've shared this before, but Space.com has an interesting story about how the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower (peak August 11-13) came to be known as “The Tears of St. Lawrence” and also some of the science behind this annual August sky show.
Michigan Hop Alliance hops

Talking Leelanau Hops with the Michigan Hop Alliance

The Leelanau Ticker talked with Michigan Hop Alliance founder Brian Tennis about the upcoming Leelanau hop harvest.
Dune Days on the Treat Trail

Dune Days on the Treat Trail

Mark took this beautiful photo a couple of summers ago on the Treat Farm Trail in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Guessing it looks much the same today, but you should check it out just to be sure!
Tart Cherries by Andrew McFarlane

Tart & sweet cherry harvest underway

The Record-Eagle reports that the cherry harvest seems to be one to two weeks ahead of normal this season as hot weather accelerated the process across the region.
Comet Neowise by Ken Scott Photography

Comet Neowise is putting on a show!

Space.com says that those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for Northern Hemisphere observers since the 1997 appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp, and now you can see it after sunset.
Pierce Stocking Sign NPS

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive re-opens

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announces that today, Saturday, July 11th, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will be opening on a limited basis.
Lake Michigan ... solstice sunset, moonrise by Ken Scott

Leelanau Farmers Markets - a safe & accessible way to eat local!

The Leelanau Farmers Markets provide a wide range of locally produced fruits, vegetables & meat as well as local baked goods & food products.
Remembering King Strang of Beaver Island

Remembering King Strang of Beaver Island

Back in 1850, James Jesse Strang was crowned king of Beaver Island. Learn about him & a new book on King Strang!
Abundance Catering Food Truck

Spotlight on Leelanau New Food Trucks

The Leelanau Ticker has an excellent article on Leelanau County's new food trucks & how they are handing disruptions to business due to Covid-19.
Brengman Brothers Rose Takes the Gold!

Brengman Brothers Rose Takes the Gold!

The Wine Industry Adviser reports that a Leelanau rosé has captured top honors the American Fine Wine Competition!
All Tied Up in Fishtown

All Tied Up in Fishtown

Mark took this photo of Manitou Island Transit's Mishe Mokwa a few days ago. For the first year in over 100, the family owned ferry company won't be making regular runs to take people to North & South Manitou Islands.
Lake Michigan ... solstice sunset, moonrise by Ken Scott

Happy Summer Solstice everyone!

Summer will officially arrive to Leelanau TODAY (Saturday, June 20) with the summer solstice at 5:43:32 PM.