South Lake Leelanau Meteorite of January 28, 1879

In the Grand Traverse Journal, Richard Fidler related a forgotten tale of a meteorite that hit Leelanau County a hundred thirty-none years ago today.
Suttons Bay Norsemen Football

Suttons Bay Norsemen play for State Championship Saturday!

All the details on how to watch Suttons Bay's game this Saturday at 5:30 & support the Norsemen with a sendoff!
Glen Haven ... horsetail clouds kinda day by Ken Scott Photography

Glen Haven's Sleeping Bear Inn will be restored & reopened

mLive reports that the historic Sleeping Bear Inn of Glen Haven will be restored with an eye towards once again hosting guests in Summer of 2022.
J.J. Kilwy's store in Good Harbor taken in 1909

Explore Leelanau Ghost Towns with the Leelanau Historical Museum

A big shoutout this morning to the Leelanau Ticker for highlighting the Leelanau Historical Society's Ghost Towns of Leelanau County series this morning.
The Big Sweep by Mark Smith

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore turns 50!

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was officially authorized on October 21, 1970 making today the 50th birthday of Michigan's most visited national park.
Lake Leelanau by Sandy Hansen Photography

Meet the 2020 Candidates for Leelanau County Commissioner

The Leelanau Ticker has a solid feature on the 13 candidates over 7 districts who are seeking a position on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners on November 3.

Remembering Greg Reisig

This week I lost a friend & mentor, Greg Reisig, a man with an amazingly gentle soul who could nonetheless be fierce & determined in defense of Michigan’s environment.
Swamp Angel by Mark Smith

The Swamp Angel of Leo Creek

Mark writes that the nave, altar and the stained glass windows are all in alignment in his photo from the Leo Creek Preserve, a pretty cool outdoor learning laboratory & permaculture garden in Suttons Bay.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by Dave McLaughlin

Go to school on the Sleeping Bear Dunes

9 & 10 News reports that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is offering free virtual distance learning programs with classrooms or students at home via webcam.
Sugar Loaf Mountain Resort

Time's Up for Sugar Loaf?

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Cleveland Township officials this week plan to issue a citation against the owner of the decaying Sugar Loaf Resort.
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.

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!