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We’re not as far along in fall color as the photo above shows, but we’re definitely starting to see yellows, oranges and even reds dotting the canopy!
Color Tour along M-22 through Leelanau County this fall
Speaking of fall color, over on Pure Michigan they list the Top 10 Reasons for a Fall M-22 Roadtrip. A few highlights include Wine Tours, standing on the 45th Parallel, Dining Destinations and my personal favorite, antique apples at Kilchermans’ Christmas Cove.
The Sun has a great interview with my personal favorite Michigan politician, former Governor Bill Milliken, who spent 14 years presiding over state government in Lansing (the longest tenure in Michigan history) and currently lives on the Old Mission Peninsula. Milliken has long served as a shining example of cooperation across political party lines. Click to read it!.
|On Absolute Michigan we’re featuring the wonderfully amazing ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. I went to the inaugural event last year and was stunned by the scale of this event – it has to be one of the richest cultural experiences in the world today. If you’ve been, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t, you should pack family, friends and random strangers into a car and head to Grand Rapids. It takes place September 22 – October 10, 2010 so there’s lots of time to make plans! The photo to the right is my early favorite to win the $250,000 ArtPrize, Steam Pig.|
This week’s photo was taken by Jennifer_4444, who writes that she found this barn off M-22 a couple of miles south of Northport en route to Leland in October of 2008. Check out this and other shots in her Autumn in Michigan slideshow.
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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!
10th Annual Fiber Festival at the Old Art Building ~ October 8th
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: ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ starts Friday 9/24. Coming soon: ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Secretariat’ (PG) and ‘Get Low’ (PG-13). 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!
Ian took this shot in Leland that gives you an idea of where color development is right now. Check it and others out in his Leland slideshow!
It’s 70 degrees under cloudy skies at 8:30 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for a September 24th was 89 degrees in 2007 with the low of 30 notched in 1943. Winds are going to really ramp up this morning at 25-35 out of the west (gusting to 50) with some rain but also some sun and highs in the upper 60s. The weekend outlook calls for a chance of rain Saturday morning with skies clearing and temps in the low 60s. Sunday, look for sunny skies with highs in the mid 60s.
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