This Week in Leelanau: August 20, 2010

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This Week in Leelanau
The weather cooled off a little and we FINALLY got some rain. Pretty busy with this whole Traverse City Wine & Art Festival thing, so here’s five thoughts and some weather.Woolsey Airport

1. Woolsey Airport Fly In & Breakfast

I absolutely love this event. If you have never been, go. If you have gone in the past, maybe it’s time to go again. Pancakes and planes – what more could you want? Head over to the Fly-in Breakfast on to learn more about this classic Leelanau event, Woolsey Airport and Clinton F. Woolsey: …a Northport native son born in 1894, was considered one of the nation’s best pilots in the Army Air Corps in the 1920s. He died a hero when he and his co-pilot, John W. Benton, were killed in a 1927 mid-air collision near Buenos Aires during the first-ever U.S. international goodwill flight to 23 Central and South American countries.BearonUS31nearHonor-GrandTraverseRegionalLandConservancy

2. Bears in the Sleeping Bear

Hey-hey Boo-Boo – better keep an eye on that pic-i-nic basket because black bear sightings are on the rise in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Glen Arbor Sun says that bears have been observed near the Platte River Campground. Visitors have observed black bears crossing Lake Michigan Road, in the Platte River, and even traveling through the Platte River Campground. I'm a Sugar Loafer

3. He’s Baaaaaaack

Liko Smith has resurfaced and posted a lot over the last week. His first one begins I have not heard from Remo, I have not heard from the investors in Indianapolis, I have not heard from anyone. It’s my guess that it’s summertime, there is no need to rush things, the kids are swimming and since Kate has run out of lies, or innuendos or please of innocence or claims of ghost buyers, there are no more words from her either. I would imagine that the easiest course is no course at all for everyone involved at this point. There’s more from Kate and other folks, so dive in

4. The Rachel Davis Band w/ Josh Davis

Two of Michigan’s premier young singer-songwriters, Joshua Davis and Rachael Davis will be at the Old Art Building in Leland next Wednesday (August 25) at 7:30 PM. Rachael is an award winning singer-songwriter with an amazing voice and is joined by her good friend Josh of Steppin in It . They’re joined by Dominic John Davis and if you can make it, do it – their sweet, soulful sound will make your week a better place!-26

5. Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Wine. Art. Food. Music. Join the wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission and TC at the 2nd annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival on Saturday, August 21st from 3-10 PM at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. In addition to nearly 100 wines under the Pure Michigan Wine Tent, this celebration of Michigan’s Wine Coast features a selection of Traverse City and Leelanau restaurants serving food & desserts, music and performance headlined by Larry McCray, Greg Nagy, Song of the Lakes Trio, May Erlewine & Seth Bernard, and artwork from 3 arts organizations and over 60 regional artists! Festival attendees will also have a chance to win tickets to one of three wine events including tickets to the 2011 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival PLUS 2 nights at Holiday in West Bay in Traverse City!! Order tickets online or get them at the door!


All in the Family Vacation Rentals offers properties in Leelanau County on Lake Michigan, Lake Leelanau, Little Traverse Lake, Bright Lake and Leland. You can experience living in a restored 100 year old barn north of Leland or choose to pamper yourself in luxury at Woods’ Haven on Lake Michigan. We can accommodate groups as large as 15 or 16 people in some of our properties. All properties are non-smoking and some are pet friendly.
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: Now Playing: ‘Eat Pray Love (PG-13) showing thru 8/26. Coming soon: ‘Girl Who Played With Fire’ (NR), ‘The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘The American’. The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round.. Che
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The Weather

It’s 66 degrees under mostly cloudy skies at 10:45 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor.  The record high for an August 20th was 98 degrees waaaaaay back in 1916 with the record low of 38 set in 1977. We’ll be closer to the top end with partly sunny skies, a chance of scattered showers and highs in the mid 80s. Rain is likely overnight and there’s a chance tomorrow morning as well before clouds give way to sun and mid 80s on Saturday. More sun on Sunday with highs in the 80s again!

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