Here’s the news from This Week in Leelanau – post your thoughts and comments below!
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Fall Color Report: Fall color is very nice indeed as you can see from the photo above. While there’s still a fair amount of green in spots, aspens are in full yellow and maples are showing a lot of yellow, orange and red. We’re not sure if this weekend will be the true peak, the sun and solid color in the forecast make it a great bet for excellent fall color and color touring weather!
Looks like the old cannery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is getting a fresh coat of paint as part of a renovation this fall. The Cannery Boathouse Museum is the largest public exhibit of Great Lakes small craft and features all kinds of historic boats used around Glen Haven and the Manitou Islands.
360 Michigan has a cool 360 degree panorama of the cannery and the beach at Glen Haven that you’ll want to check out.See it bigger in Mark’s slideshowwhich features some outstanding fall photos!!
The winners of ArtPrize 2010 were announced last night in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids resident Chris LaPorte took top honors and $250,000 for his work Cavalry, American Officers, 1921, a phenomenally detailed work in pencil. Svelata by Mia Tavonatti and Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids (Lure/Forest) by Beili Liu rounded out the top 3.
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The Leelanau Calendar
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10th Annual Fiber Festival at the Old Art Building ~ October 8th
Empire Heritage Day ~ Saturday, October 9th
Run FOR Ethiopia – Saturday, October 16
2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets continue in Northport on Friday mornings and in Empire and Suttons Bay on Saturday mornings with lots of great produce and products available. Apples anyone? See the complete list on their website and check them out on Facebook
Did we mention you could add your events forfree? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘Get Low’ (PG-13). Coming soon: ‘The Social Network’, ‘Secretariat’ (PG) and the second Bay Film Series presentation, ‘Alamar’ (NR). The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI is now underway! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Mid-Week Specials are back!! 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!
It’s 68 degrees under sunny skies at 12:30 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a October 8th was 87 degrees just a few years ago in the scorching October of 2007, with the record low of 29 set in 1989. The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies and low to mid 70s with light southwest winds. The weekend outlook is for mostly sunny skies Saturday with highs in the upper 60s and sunny with a high near 70 on Sunday – a great weekend to take a trip to Leelanau or to get out and enjoy the Peninsula if you live here!
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