This Week in Leelanau: March 25, 2011

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This Week in Leelanau

Leelanau isn’t looking ANYTHING like the above photo today. We have decided not to cooperate with this blatant violation of Spring.

Remembering Jeff Lamb

Jeff took the photo above and the one to the right in Leelanau County. He passed away this week and was a friend, photographer and lover of Leelanau. I hope you have a chance to learn more about Jeff and view his Leelanau slideshow.

Videos from Winter to Spring to the Moon … and back again
The Glen Arbor page on Facebook shot a beautiful video Wednesday of a serene canoe ride down the decidedly un-springlike & snowy Crystal River.

Trish posted a flip-book of last Friday’s Super Moon rising over Suttons Bay. You can see more shots from around the state in the Super Moon slideshow from the Absolute Michigan photo group!

The third video we’d like to share comes via the Glen Arbor Sun and it’s packed with springtime fun!

More stories…
Big news was that Suttons Bay standout Dwuan Anderson was named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball, the first winner ever from north of Saginaw! We also had a video of a flight from Sugar Loaf to Leland and a look at how the Sleeping Bear Lakeshore is dealing with political football around the NPS budget.

On the Sugar Loaf front, Tom B (a forum member) has posted and is seeking letters of support to help convince potential financial backers that Sugar Loaf is a good idea – tune in on the Sugar Loaf Blog for this and more!

Explore the Sleeping Bear with the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau!

There’s a lot of great stuff on Absolute Michigan and Michigan in Pictures, but in the interest of time, we’ll save it for next week!…

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Open House for Leland Author – Friday, March 25
Leland author Jim Carpenter has published a new book, Surviving My Happy Childhood (A Collection of Short Stories). The book is now available at Leelanau Books, other local bookstores and on

There will be an open house TODAY (Friday, March 25) at Leelanau Books at 5 PM. All are welcome – click for details!


Mar 26 – – Basic Tree and Shrub Planting (GTCD)
Mar 31 – Flora Hoffman – Talk About Art (Glen Arbor Art Association)
Apr 1 – American Red Cross Community Open House (American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan)
Apr 5 – River North Chicago Dance Company (City Opera House)
Apr 7 – Arthritis Foundation TAI CHI Class (Glen Arbor Athletic Club)
Apr 8 – Heston Francis Concert (Women’s Resource Center)
Apr 9 – Jesse Winchester (Baribeau Carpentry)
Apr 16 – Charity Garage Sale (Women’s Resource Center)
Apr 16 – Annual Seedling Sale (and 17th) (GTCD)
Apr 17 – Empty Bowls 2011 (Fresh Food Partnership)
Apr 20 – Annual Joint Planning Session-Leelanau County (Leelanau County Planning Commission)
Apr 21 – Clifton Monteith (Glen Arbor Art Association)
Apr 23 – Beach Bards (Beach Bards Bonfire)

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Ethnic Nights at the Bluebird in Leland happen every week on Wednesday & Thursday nights. Next week is the wine & food of the Greek Isles featuring Lamb Bandits, Greek Style Flank Steak, Orzo Flambeed Sea Scallops and Rosemary Skewered Escargot! Dig in!!

Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: Rango (PG) with shows daily at 4:30 & 7:00 with a Spring Break Special Price – All Shows $5.50!! Normally M
id-Week Specials are available!! Tuesdays – Free Popcorn (one medium corn with ticket purchase), Wednesdays – $5.50 for all seats (Specials are not valid for special events or film series). 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!

The Weather

KAScott_20110324_7428_HenbKen notes that this shot from Ciccone Vineyards was taken four days into spring. March in Northern Michigan definitely requires a sense of humor … or at least warm clothes!

It’s 31 degrees under mostly sunny skies at 1:30 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a March 25th was a summery 78 degrees in 1945 with the low of -8 set in 1965. We’re not clear on the record snowfall for today, but we’re guessing that the 6-12″ that fell on Tuesday is in the running! Sun and upper 20s is forecast today through Sunday – a great weekend to get a little more winter.

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