2024 Omena Mayoral Candidates

The 2024 Omena Mayor Race is ON!

The Omena Mayoral Election is now underway, a uniquely Leelanau tradition to elect a local pet as mayor that began in 2009

2024 Cedar Polka Fest in Jeopardy??

The Cedar Polka Fest Foundation still does not have a lease agreement with Solon Township
Cast of the Edmonia opera at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen to premier opera based on Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The world premier of Edmonia, the story of 19th-century Black and Ojibwe sculptor Edmonia Lewis features students & even a Hamilton actor!

The Brief but Thrilling Saga of Empire’s Sugar Bear

The Glen Arbor Sun shared this video of a VERY persistent bear that made off with a 50-pound bag of sugar & also apparently has a taste for chicken
Happy Earth Day by James Eye View Photography

Know Who Needs a Happy Earth Day?

James is an Empire-based photographer who shared this barred owl - based in parts unknown - along with some other great pics to wish everyone a happy Earth Day!

Forum: The Gender Pay Gap and How to Close It ~ Wed, March 6

In 2024, it is hard to believe the Gender Pay Gap still exists. But it does and Michigan ranks 37th among states. In Michigan, women are making 22 cents less per dollar earned by men.
Dunebird Paddle Tennis Courts Rendering

Paddlecourts of Leelanau coming to Dune Bird Winery!

Today's Leelanau Ticker shares Dune Bird Winery is partnering with the Leelanau nonprofit Paddle Courts of Leelanau (PCOL) to build two platform tennis courts on the winery’s property later this year.
Cidery from Scratch Heartwood Ciders of Maple City

Heartwood Ciders seeks approval for Maple City Cidery

The Leelanau Ticker shares that Maple City-based Heartwood Ciders, is seeking a site plan approval and special use permit (SUP) to develop parts of a 10-acre property.

Inflatable Planetarium Dome bringing immersive starwatching to schools

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National lakeshore now has an inflatable planetarium dome to enable immersive experiences related to the night sky, the Great Lakes ecosystem, and more!
Jeff & Shaleia Twin Flames Cult WEIRD CULT CRAP

Twin Flame Sex Cult leaders are also Leelanau County residents

Jacob Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun shares a deep dive into Jeff and Shaleia Ayan of the controversial Twin Flames cult, now a Netflix documentary.
Leland Bear in the Rain

Leland gets its own Black Bear

The other night, Dan Lisuk looked out his window in Leland and saw an unexpected Peeping Tom!
Bear over in Omena by Karen Janus

Black Bear near Omena & Northport!

Karen Janus shared this photo from her Ring doorbell of a black bear going after her bird feeders!