Top 5 Stories of 2015 on

Yesterday’s post via Michigan in Pictures was so fun that I figured we’d better get a Top 5 posts for 2015 up for Farewell 2015!!


The honorable mention appeared January 15th and featured Sugar Loaf back in the day with Michigan ski legend Peppi Teichner, Jean Sweeny Raymond, Pixie Hoffman, Corky Beals, Bruff LaVan, Tom Kuhnan & Art “Major” Huey.

#5 January 25th – Waves at Good Harbor

In 2015 we launched our miLeelanau Instagram and this short video below of a big old glass of Good Harbor Bay icewater starts the list at number 5.


#4 June 23rd – Mario Batali’s Michigan Summer

Mario Batali has adopted our area as his summer home and is definitely not shy about sharing his favorite places to wine & dine. His “Michigan Summer” featured a ton of Leelanau & TC places that you’ll want to check out.

#3 March 16th – Northern Lights from Leland

A cool video from Guy Strong Photography of the Aurora Borealis over Lake Michigan is fittingly in the top five after a great year for the Northern Lights!


#2 August 3rd – Massive Storm Rips through Glen Arbor

The Glen Arbor Sun’s detailed report on probably the top news story of 2015 – the massive storm that tore through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Sunday, August 2nd. Photo by Paul May / Glen Arbor Artisans


#1 October 26th – Putting the Bear in Sleeping Bear

These photos by Michele Holecek Ballein & Aimee Kauffman really caught the interest of our Facebook fans, logging over 100,000 views and being featured on local media and even by our friends at WILX News 10 in Lansing!