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The heat is back! Who’s ready for a swim?
Inside the M-22 Challenge
Sugar Loaf Update
Your reading doesn’t have to stop there, as both Kate & Liko are actively talking about the deal, Sugar Loaf and each other on Leelanau.com’s Sugar Loaf discussion area, the Friends of Sugar Loaf group on Facebook and on Liko Smith’s sugarloafresort.info site.
|On Absolute Michigan we worried about whether Tom Izzo would become the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, something that thankfully will not happen. We also noted that Rhubarb is ready to pick and have some recipes and info about it from Taste the Local Difference!
On Michigan in Pictures we took you Parasailing at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, up close to the Red-Tailed Hawk and featured probably the best photo of the Tahquamenon Falls we’ve ever seen!
The Leelanau Calendar
If you’ve got a Leelanau event, you can add your information (for free) to the Leelanau Calendar. Not only will it be listed in this newsletter every week, but we may do a feature story on your event on Leelanau.com!
A Green Carpet Premiere Event on Monday, 6 pm June 21 at the State is FREE to everyone! Volunteers for the partner organizations have been hard at work on short videos covering a wide range of topics, from Sunrise on the Boardman to Alien Invaders of our Waters. Come and celebrate our unique environment and the passion of your neighbors at the Green Carpet Gala Premiere event at the State Theater on Monday, June 21, 6:00 PM. There is no charge to attend, though you will need a ticket (available at the State Theater box office).
The annual Cedar Polka Festival runs Thursday through Sunday (July 1-4). Highlights include a parade on Saturday at noon, softball tournament, a polka mass and (of course) polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka.
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Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ (R) ends 6/17. Starting tonight! ‘Toy Story 3’ (G). Coming soon: ‘Inception’ (PG-13) and the new lineup for ‘The Bay Select Film Series 2010/2011’. Enjoy The Mid-Week Specials: Tuesday-FREE POPCORN (One medium popcorn free with ticket purchase. Not valid for Film Series or special engagements.), Wednesdays $5.50 admission (one price for all patrons). Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round. Check the web site for details!
Ken Scott snapped this shot of water quality monitoring through Adopt-a-Stream on last week’s only truly sunny day. The rain has been great for crops and our overall vegetation though. Definitely check out his set of photos – they’re great!
It’s already 71 degrees under partly cloudy skies at 8:45 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a June 18th was 96 in 1995, and we’ll be much closer to that than to the record low of 37 degrees in 1969 today with highs near 90 and a chance of showers (potentially a thunderstorm as well). More stormy weather is possible overnight but Saturday will bring sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 70s and west winds gusting up to 30. More sun and 70s in in the forecast for Sunday making this a great weekend to get out and enjoy the Leelanau Peninsula!
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