Read on for news from the week in Leelanau County!
We’ve had some frightfully hot weather … apparently summer wasn’t ready to go quietly.
The Glen Arbor Sun has a great feature on Gladys Muñoz, a hero to local farmworkers. It begins:
|Today on Michigan in Pictures we have a feature on the 2010 Mackinac Bridge Walk
Over on Absolute Michigan, we rolled out our September Michigan Event Calendar with some great events from across the state including In September, the Michigan Renaissance Festival, Marquette & Old Town blues festivals, the Grand Haven Salmon Festival, Kalamazoo Irish Festival and the phenomenal Grand Rapids ArtPrize!
Tom took this shot of Victoria Creek Park above in Cedar last month. See it bigger and see more in his Up North Michigan slideshow. I have to say that if you’re looking for a nice canoe or kayak trip, Victoria Creek is an excellent choice! Read about the Cedar River Preserve from the Leelanau Conservancy!
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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!
Port Oneida Run/Walk ~ Saturday, September 4th
Harvest Stompede Wine Trail Weekend ~ September 18 & 19
The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour follows the race and offers a special pour and food pairing. Recognizing that nothing goes better with local wine than local food, the 18 wineries of the Leelanau Wine Trail will each be featuring local items in their food pairings! They’ll be rolling these out on the LPVA Facebook Page.
2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets are still going strong in Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay. They offer you a chance to get out and connect with farmers and other folks who produce food in Leelanau County. You can also connect with Leelanau Farmer’s Markets on Facebook!
Also consider Sleeping Bear Dunes guided bike tours.
Did we mention you could add your events forfree? Get busy folks!
Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The American’ (R) is now showing thru 9/9. Coming soon: ‘Girl Who Played With Fire’,’The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘The Social Network’. 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. Check the web site for details!
It’s 75 degrees under cloudy skies at 7:45 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a September 2nd was 96 in 1953 with the record low of 33 set in 1976. Rain is possible overnight. We’ll see sun tomorrow but rain is likely later in the day with some pretty fierce southwest winds (25-35 and gusting to 50!) and highs around 70. The Labor Day Weekend forecast calls for continued strong winds at 15-25+ with a chance of rain and highs in the upper 60s on Saturday. The rest of the weekend looks solid with sun and upper 60s on Sunday and sun and upper 70s on Sunday!
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