Leelanau Almanac for the Week of March 12-18, 2009

Mirrored Reeds by tylershumway

News from the Week

Stories from the week included Leland’s boys basketball team advancing to last night’s regional finals a falling just 2 points short to #1 ranked Ellsworth. There was also an excellent photo feature titled Garage Sale Culture from photographer David McGowan (w/ music by Lux Land who will be in Traverse City at InsideOut Gallery next Saturday night), Seth Bernard & May Erlewine’s CD Release Parties at the Old Art Building in Leland and at InsideOut Gallery next weekend, a neat photo from North Manitou Island and the cast from the Wizard of Oz (c. 1912) wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day. All in all, a busy week.

The Week’s Weather

It has been sunny, sunny & more sunny. Like July or something – minus 20 degrees of course – and even the early mornings and nights have been clear and full of stars. I’m sure there’s some dire consequences to that, but all I have to say is “what cabin fever?” in response.

March 12, 2009: Early clouds w/ afternoon sun & upper teens (20/5)
March 13, 2009: Sunny & 30 (33/4)
March 14, 2009: Sunny & low 40s (43/23)
March 15, 2009: Sunny & low 50s (53/24)
March 16, 2009: Sunny & upper 50s (60/26)
March 17, 2009: Sunny, breezy & upper 60s! (70/38) Just 4 degrees off the record high!
March 18, 2009: Mostly sunny & low 50s (53/33)

Here’s the Leelanau News Archive from March 2008.

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3 replies
  1. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    That is ironic … or something.

    We came within 4 degrees of the 1974 record of 74 yesterday. Today we won’t reach the mark of 72 set in 1903, but we’ll be comfortably far from the 1959 record low of -3.

  2. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    Read this in the Traverse City Business News ticker this morning:

    The recession is affecting travelers’ plans, prompting some to cut back or even stay home to enjoy local activities.

    “People are still traveling, but with much more of an eye on economics,” says Nancy Cain, a spokesperson for AAA Michigan. “More people are looking for bargains. They’re coupon-clipping and calling ahead, asking about a 2-for-1 deal like staying for two nights, getting the third night free. They’re much more savvy, out of necessity really.”

    According to a recent national survey, more Americans see traveling as an affordable option even in our down economy. This appears to be a direct result of many travel suppliers’ recent efforts to stimulate short-term demand through the aggressive promotion of discounted fares and rates.

    It strikes me that this is something that savvy lodging businesses need to be taking into account for this summer.


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