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  1. Flag Raising Ceremony

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    The Flag raising ceremony takes place at 10am in Old Settlers Park (located on the corner of Dunns Farm Road and Burdickville Road – CR 616).

    Organized by Glen Lake Women’s Club, the ceremony begins at 10 am, typically with an Invocation by a Pastor Flag Raising is presented by a local Boy Scout Troop, paired with patriotic songs performed by Summer Singers. Cookies and lemonade for everyone and Children to receive US Flags! 

  2. Tennis Tournament, Glen Arbor 2018

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    2018 GLEN ARBOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT

    June 29th – July 1st

    ALL DOUBLES, played in our beautiful Glen Arbor park and at Leelanau Schools!

    EVENTS: 

    Friday, June 29th – Women’s Doubles* and luncheon

    Saturday, June 30th – Men’s Doubles* and Mixed-Doubles* Draws

    Sunday, July 1st – Semi’s and Finals of Men’s Doubles and Mixed-Doubles

    *each team is guaranteed at least 2 matches

    COST: 

    $50.00 (per player) – Women’s Doubles and Luncheon, by Cherry Republic, winner’s prizes and door prizes donated by local businesses and artists, T-shirt included.

    $30.00 (per player) – Men’s Doubles (Open and Senior) and Mixed Doubles, includes T-shirt, sack lunch provided by Cherry Republic and prizes donated by local businesses.

    HOW TO ENTER:

    Get your partners lined up, email or call me with the names of your team ASAP – last day to enter is Tuesday, June 26th. The tourney will have 2 separate draws in the Men’s Doubles.  The Open Draw and the Senior Draw.  If you have any questions where you might fit, please give me a call or email.

    Kim Guilbeau [email protected] or cell: 517.420.3112


    ALL money raised from this tournament goes into our Glen Arbor Park!

    A big thank you to Cherry Republic and Anderson’s Market for once again sponsoring our tournament, this allows us to raise even more money towards improving our beautiful park!

  3. Grand Opening Party: Cherry Public House

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    Cherry Public House is planned to open by Memorial Day Weekend in a soft opening, with a grand opening party planned for June 16 from 4-10pm. That event – a fundraiser for Leelanau Conservancy’s Palmer Woods Bike Trail – will feature a block party with the street closed off and live musical acts including Joshua Davis and May Erlewine.

    Cherry Republic will open its new year-round restaurant and brewery called Cherry Public House at 6026 S. Lake Street prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Featuring the Cherry Republic Brewing Company, a new dinner menu, and an ice cream/bakery counter, the building has been “completely transformed,” according to Communications Director Mary Winowiecki. “Natural wood accents, expansive windows, and vaulted ceilings make the former Grand Cafe feel bright and airy while still evoking that iconic and slightly quirky Cherry Republic feel that our ‘citizens’ have come to know and love.” 

    The Public House will offer four cherry-themed beers, eight traditional craft brews, and three ciders. Hoping to attract a large dinner crowd, the restaurant’s expanded food menu will feature entrees like hand-cut steaks, ribs, pork chops, whitefish and pasta. Once open, Cherry Public House will operate daily from 8 a.m. until last call at 10 p.m.

  4. Coastal: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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    Crystal River Outfitters has been an iconic Glen Arbor shop since 1994 when it opened as a kayak livery. In the years since, the district expanded to include M-22 Glen Arbor, a wine and clothing shop with the infamous M-22 brand, The Cyclery, a full-service bike shop, and the addition of Coastal, an upscale clothing and accessory store for men, women and children.

    After one season in its previous location, Coastal will re-open in the heart of the district with plans for year-round operation. “We are excited to make Coastal a year-round shopping destination,” say owners Katy & Matt Wiesen. “Moving it…allows us to play off the synergy of our other shops,” explained Wiesen, “and, we want people to know that Glen Arobr and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are still open in the winter and there is a great reason to come out and visit!”

    Visitors will find high-quality apparel and lifestyle brand including: Patagonia, Vineyard Vines, Olukai, Southern Tide, Quiksilver, Herschel, Hatley, Toms and more!

    The store will reopen in late May with a ribbon-cutting planning in conjunction with the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for May 31 st from 4-6:30pm. Coastal will be including a free gift with any purchase during this event and serving M-22 wine on the new outdoor wine bar patio. Other district shops will be open as well.

  5. Tennis Lessons | Glen Arbor 2018

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    2018 Glen Arbor Township Tennis Lessons

    No need to pre-register, pay pro when you come to class.

    Questions, contact: Kim Guilbeau [email protected] (517)420.3112

    ALL LESSONS are at the Leelanau School Courts

     

    Tuesday and Thursdays, July 3rd – August 9th

    6 weeks $75 or drop-in rate of $10 per day

    6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginner Kids

    7:00pm – 8:00pm Beg. – Int.  Adults

    8:00pm – 9:00pm Middle and High Schoolers

    Lessons taught by Alex Reinbold

     

    Saturdays, July 7th – August 11th

    6 weeks $60 or drop in rate of $15 per day

    9:30am – 11:00am Beginner Adults and Kids

    Lessons taught by Alex Reinbold

     

    Tuesdays, July 10th – August 7th

    Drop in rate of $15 per day

    7:00pm – 8:30pm Int. – Adv. Adult Drill Session

    Drill session run by Jim Fowler

  6. Chamber Meeting May 8 2018

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    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce | Meeting

    Lots of changes in store and exciting energy this year. Please join us to learn more about what’s going on in Glen Arbor and with your Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and how you can participate or support and how we can help you! 

    The meeting in open to current or interested Members and the greater community. Bring a friend or colleague! 

    The Wiesen’s will be hosting the meeting Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm at M-22 Glen Arbor. Drinks and snacks will be provided. 


    Co-Hosts include: Connie Kroll from Northland Vacation Rentals & Sue Boucher from The Cottage Book Shop.

  7. Glen Lake Restaurant Week 2018

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    Offering an array of dining options “from French Fries to French Cuisine.”

    Don’t miss this annual foodie event happening in Leelanau County.

    Friday, April 27 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

    Throughout the week around Glen Arbor book a time to dine at each restaurant on the list for a unique and mouthwatering experience.

    Participating establishments will offer their own appetizing (3 course) prix-fixe dinner menus for ~$30. Some establishments may be offering lunch specials as well.* To participate in the event, simply contact each establishment (listed with menu’s and locations info below) to make your reservation. No tickets. Open to the Public. 

    For Event updates, photos and offerings – Like + Follow the Facebook page: Eat Glen Arbor

     

    Restaurants*

    Art’s Tavern LUNCH & DINNER MENU • (231)334-3754 • 6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    Blu MENU • (231)334-2530 • 5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    FunistradaMENU • (231)334-3900 • 4566 W MacFarlane Rd, Maple City, MI 49664
     
    Cafe Manitou at The HomesteadMENU • (231)334-5000 • 1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    La Becasse MENU • (231)334-3944 • 9001 S Dunns Farm Rd, Maple City, MI
     
    Little Traverse Inn MENU • (231)228-2560 • 149 E Harbor Hwy, MI 49664
     
    The Manor on Glen Lake  DINNER MENU ~ LUNCH MENU  (231)334-0150 • 7345 W Glenmere Rd, Empire, MI 49630
     
    Western Avenue Grill MENUMENU • (231) 334-3362 • 6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI
     

    *Reservations with each purveyor are recommended for dining during this event. 

     

    Sponsors

    Thank you Sponsors for helping us make promoting this event possible! Email us if you are interested in supporting this Event or the Chamber and it’s mission! The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is a 501c organization.

     


    #eatout #leelanau #glenarbor #glenlake #restaurantweek #foodie 

  8. ARTirondack Chair Campaign

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    Glen Lake Chamber: ARTirondack Chair Campaign 2018

    Purchase an Adirondack chair that we will supply.
    Find an artist to paint or decorate the chair ~ We can help with connecting you to an artist ~ let your imagination run wild!
    Display the chair at your place of business all summer long & direct potential visitors to our online auction site to participate in bidding.

    Purpose: The chairs will be auctioned off at the end of the season to raise money for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, a 501c non-profit organization, to further market our beautiful town through beautiful works of art.

    How it Works:

    • Commit to the Glen Lake ARTirondack Chair Campaign by emailing or calling Katy Wiesen: [email protected]   (231)360.4431

    • At that time, please let Katy know if you are going to find an artist or need us to “supply” one for you.

    • Deadline for commitments is May 21 st

    • Send a check for $125 per chair to the Glen Lake Chamber, PO Box 217, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

    • Fee covers: 1 chair, up to $40 worth of supplies for your artist, money towards polyurethane coating that may be completed by a Chamber representative once painted, and marketing of the event.

    • Just after Memorial Day Weekend, BLANK chairs will be delivered to participating businesses.

    • Completed chairs will be displayed in front of participating businesses from June 16 – Sept 1 with signage explaining the fundraiser and online auction.

    • Online E-Bay Bidding will happen August 25-August 31.

    • Chairs will be picked up by the winning bidder once the bidding ends.

     


    Later in the season we will add the link to bid on the Chair Auction! 

  9. Art in Bloom History Talk Lunch

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    Art lecturer Linda Young explores how artist have depicted flowers in paintings throughout the history of Western Art in “Art In Bloom,” a Brown Bag BYO art history talk on April 18, at Noon at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    “Art In Bloom” is a lunch hour talk. Young will highlight paintings from the early Renaissance to contemporary times, with stops along the way to view work by the Dutch Masters, Monet and the Impressionists, as well as Georgia O’Keeffe, Miriam Shapiro, and Andy Warhol. Young’s talk will include a gallery tour of works in the GAAC’s “In Bloom,” an exhibition of floral paintings and sculptures by five local artists.

    Linda Young, a Glen Arbor resident, was director of Museum Education at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for 20 years. She has presented art history lectures and docent trainings in museums and art center throughout the Midwest. 

    Seats for “Art In Bloom” are $10/GAAC members, and $15/non-members. Reservations may be made on-line, at the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org/lectures/. “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2p.m., and noon – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For information, please call 231/334-6112

  10. Talk about Art – In Bloom

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    Flowers are one of the most enduring and beloved subjects in the painting world, but what’s their attraction? As part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, two local painters who have created large bodies of work based on flowers will explore the attractions at the next “Talk About Art.,” Sunday April 15, 2 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with “In Bloom” exhibitors Lauren Everett Finn of Honor, and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding about their attraction to flowers. Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her “100 Bouquets” series, a self-assigned project to depict flowers – both real and imaginary – in acrylic paint, oil stick, pencil and a range of other media. Spaulding draws inspiration from her large, home flower garden. For this painter, flowers provide a ready subject and a chance to explore the wide range of color and shape they naturally offer.

    “Talk About Art” is free and open to the public.

    “In Bloom,” an exhibition of floral paintings and sculpture, continues through May 17. The GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and noon – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call (231)334-6112

  11. In Bloom – Artist Reception

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    The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May – both outside and inside. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] presents “In Bloom,” an exhibition exploring the different ways five local artists interpret the subject of flowers in paint, mixed media and porcelain. “In Bloom” opens April 6, at 6 p.m.with an artists’ reception.

    Painters Lauren Everett Finn of Honor, and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding look to their gardens and the woods for inspiration. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her 100 Bouquets series. Spaulding paints in watercolor paint create dream-like impressions of her subject. Rounding out the exhibition is an installation of Forest Flowers, the award-winning porcelain sculptures created by Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege, both Glen Arbor residents, and their late mother, Ananda Bricker.

    “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information about the exhibition or any of its programs, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  12. In Bloom Art Exhibition

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    The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May – both outside and inside. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] presents “In Bloom,” an exhibition exploring the different ways five local artists interpret the subject of flowers in paint, mixed media and porcelain. “In Bloom” opens April 6, 6 p.m. with an artists’ reception.

    Painters Lauren Everett Finn of Honor and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding look to their gardens and the woods for inspiration. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her 100 Bouquets series. Spaulding paints in watercolor paint create dream-like impressions of her subject. Rounding out the exhibition is an installation of Forest Flowers, the award-winning porcelain sculptures created by the late Ananda Bricker, and her daughters Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege, both Glen Arbor residents.

    In addition to the exhibition, the GAAC offers a series of programs that explore in more depth the subject of flowers, and the “In Bloom” artists’ thinking and creative processes:

    • Talk About Art with Lauren Everett Finn and Carol C. Spaulding on Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. Free.
    • “Art In Bloom,” an art historical tour of flowers in painting led by Linda Young on Wednesday, April 18, noon. Tickets for this Brown Bag BYO talk are $10/ members, $15/non-members. Please register on line.

    • Talk About Art, “The Family That Makes Flowers Together …..,” a conversation with the Bricker Sisters about Forest Flowers, Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. Free.
    • “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

    For more information about the exhibition or any of its programs, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  13. Luunappi – Stories, Music and Poems for Kids and Families

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    Luunappi is a Finnish term for a snappy sound to the ear. Luunappi also means an afternoon of snappy music, poems and stories for kids and families on Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC], 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Leelanau County musicians and raconteurs Norm Wheeler and Pat Niemisto will fill the GAAC gallery with luunappi-infused songs and tale tales as part of the GAAC’s celebration of Youth Art Month. An exhibition of work by Glen Lake School sixth-grade students and the GAAC’s After School Art kids will be on display March 1 – 23, 2018.

    Patrick Niemisto and Norm Wheeler create a grab bag of family and children’s entertainment. From Woodie Guthrie and Bill Staines to J. W. Riley and Dr. Seuss, the duo layer classical and original material to show you a magical world of sneetches and goblins, skunks and hoboes, shipwrecked sailors, grown-ups in the sauna, and kids with dirty rooms.

    The GAAC’s Luunappi concert is free for children, and $5 for adults at the door. More information may be found at the GAAC website: www.glenarborart.org; or call 231/334-6112.

  14. National Youth Art Month Exhibit

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    March is national Youth Art Month. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] celebrates the work of young creatives with an exhibition by Glen Lake Elementary School sixth graders taught by Leah Lawson, Glen Lake Elementary art teacher, and the GAAC’s After School Art kids led by instructor Sarah Cheek-Toomey. The show runs from March 1 – 23.

    Started in 1961 by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Youth Art Month focuses on the importance of art education in citizenship, as a contributors to quality of life for all, and directs attention to the value of art education as a strategy for developing critical and divergent thinking skills. Working collaboratively with the Glen Lake Schools, the GAAC exhibition is not only a showcase of art work, but provides the students with an exhibition experience that gives them insights into the professional process.

    The Youth Art Month exhibition continues through March 23. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week, and noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

    For more information, call the GAAA, 231/334-6112; or go to: glenarborart.org

  15. Leelanau’s Lake Michigan Shoreline in Winter

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    February 19th, 2018. Post by Raquel Jackson

    While our favorite time to visit the beach is when the sand is warm between our toes and the days are long, the expansive Lake Michigan shoreline boasts “ends of the earth” vibes and ever changing unique formations and scenes to explore in the winter time. 

    From Ice Balls, to Pancake Ice, Ice Caves and Ice Volcanoes, the shoreline takes on many shapes ~ Depending upon the winter weather and location, you’re likely to see a different scene  each visit. 

    We had fun this past weekend visiting our “Home Beach” at the end of Bohemian Rd and M-22, just north of Glen Arbor and Port Oneida, the Rural Historic District. 


    Share your photos!

    We love reposting and sharing contributor images. Yours may be featured on our website or in a social media post!

    Email: Raquel, Marketing Director for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce. 

  16. 2018 Glen Lake Winter Fest + Chili Cook-Off

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    Join us for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest on Saturday, February 17, 2018! Festivities include a Perch Fishing/Contest + Chili Cook-Off.


    Perch Fishing Contest

    Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catchesAll participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

    DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form.PDF  |  JPG file

     

    Chili Cook-off

    Administered by Glen Lake Schools, the Chili Cook-off, kicks off at 12 Noon at Boonedocks in Glen ArborEntrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the Chili Cook-off. Get there early for a seat inside Boonedocks. Dress warm and join us out on the deck for a winter-time party! Plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! 

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    Proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm.

    Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

    DOWNLOAD: 2018 Chili Cook-off Entry Form.PDF  |  JPG file

     

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    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event on Facebook.

     

    Sponsors

    This is a community event sponsored by: 

    Glen Lake Schools

    Art’s Tavern

    Boonedocks

    The Sportsman Shop

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

  17. Essential Oils 101

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    Essential oils extracted from plants have been used for thousands of years in many different cultures, to improve physical, mental and emotional health. Sole Wright, a certified fitness trainer, will share her knowledge of essential oils, offering practical tips on their use, and guidelines on how to select the best botanicals.

    At the Glen Lake Community Library, 10115 W. Front Street, Empire  on Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE.

    Contact: (231)326.5361   [email protected]      

  18. THE GRAND TASTING at The Homestead

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    Wine, Craft Beer & Food Tasting

    Saturday, January 27th from 7-11pm at Mountain Flower Lodge in the Homestead Resort.

    Dancing & Live Music by “Scotty Doesn’t Know”

    Featuring tastings from: 

    Right Brain Brewery, Gonzo’s Biggdogg Brewery, Terra Firma, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, North Peak Brewing Company, Big Lake Brewing, Verterra Winery, Bluestone Vineyards, Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery, Rove Estate, Good Harbor Vineyards and Ciccone Vineyard & Winery

    $35 per person or $150 Lodging & Event Package

    For more info call: (231)334.5000 and visit thehomesteadresort.com

  19. 2017 Holiday Marketplace

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    November 24th & 25th, 2017

    Friday the 24th: Preview Party & Tree Lighting | 6:30-8pm

    Saturday the 25th: Holiday Marketplace | 10am – 4pm 

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 25+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. Also featuring Holiday Greenery for sale!!!

    Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am – 1:30pm! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Market with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Patricia at [email protected] / 847.570.4891)

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

    Did you know?

    This Saturday is also the national #shopsmall Saturday, presented by American Express. Enjoy the benefits of local shops and restaurants that participate!

  20. Pajama Party ~ Shopping Event in Glen Arbor

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    “Better than Black Friday” shopping in Glen Arbor happens annually at participating restaurants and retailers from 6-9am on Friday, Nov. 24th, 2017.  Join the community for this fun holiday shopping event in your pajamas. 

    Like, Share & RSVP to the Event on Facebook!

    Don’t miss:

    Later that evening is the Tree Lighting/Caroling and on Saturday Nov 25th is also Glen Arbor’s Holiday Marketplace!

  21. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor 2017

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    Fun in Glen Arbor Trick or Treating

    (Annually, the Sunday before Halloween)

    Thank you to all the wonderful businesses who participate in costume, decor and plenty of goodies to give, – opening their doors and hearts for the community to enjoy!


    #halloween #whyleelanau #glenarbor #thankyou #trickortreat
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    Photos submitted by Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages and Charlotte Davis of Rockwell Art & Design for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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    Have photos to submit? Email us and we’ll add them! 

  22. Glen Arbor Trick or Treating

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    Join us the Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween’s finest and bring the whole family for treats from participating businesses.

    Sunday October 29th 2017 from 12-4pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, shop locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays, visit art galleries and tasting rooms and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and take a relaxing scenic fall drive.

    This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

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  23. Glen Arbor’s Pumpkin Fest 2017

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    The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 12 – 4pm

    Fun fall family & pet-friendly activities with live music during Pumpkin Fest will be held this year at the Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street). Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping, dining and a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor recreation. Free to attend but asking a $5 Donation per child to participate in the organize activities.

    Pumpkin Carving is open to kids & adults of all ages! Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces. Later, the Pumpkins will be placed the corner of the park to show off a spectacle of the lit up creations just before dusk.

    List of Activities & Times

    The fun begins at Noon, with Games, Pumpkin Carving, a Craft Table and Face Painting. The Jack Pine Band returns for live music performance all afternoon as well. 

    At 1:00 p.m. is the Costume Parade, with Prizes given in a range of ages and categories.  

    Following at 1:30 p.m. is a Pet Costume Parade with prizes, also in a range of categories.  

    Then at 3:00 p.m. there will be the Pie Eating Contest with prizes for kids, teens, and adults. There will be a Chalk Art contest along the sidewalks, a Cake Walk, a Photo Booth and Cider & Donuts for all.

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Art’s Tavern will have a trailer parked to collect items for the local food bank, including non-perishable pantry items, diapers and toiletries. 

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday. 

    > Join & Share the Event on Facebook

    > Follow @visitglenarbor on Instagram

    #fall #event #familyfriendly #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #pureleelanau #shopsmall #eatlocal #thingstodo #harvest #Oktoberfest #livemusic


    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Patricia at [email protected]

    Major Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Cottage Book Shop

    Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    The Homestead

    Northwoods Hardware

    Quick Storage

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Bay Lavender

    Jackson Station

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters

    LVR Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Momentum

    Northland Vacation Rentals

    Petoskey Pete’s

    Riverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

    Totem Shop

    Photo credit to these contributors: 

    Char Davis of Dancing Frog Press, Sue Boucher of The Cottage Book Shop, Patricia of Glen Arbor B&B. Thank you!

  24. Glen Arbor: Your Leelanau fall color destination

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    Explore the Natural Beauty of the area – year round!

    Discover the variety of  Things to Do | Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate.

    Play and Stay in Glen Arbor, then set out for your tour around the Leelanau Peninsula on M-22, and don’t miss the Wine Trails! Although summer is the most popular time to visit, our area is a fall color-tour destination for scenic drives, PLUS it’s a great spot go skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and ice-fishing throughout the winter.

    “No matter the season, the Glen Lake area is a perfect outdoor getaway.”

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    Step away from the hustle and get refreshed in the natural beauty around Glen Arbor. Find a new trail to hike, a new view from a hilltop, shop the great stores, buy a piece of local art; Try a new item on the menu, get a new book to read. Meet a friend, find a new friend! Drive around, hike around, bike around. Take in the smell of fresh air, woods, meadows, beaches, hilltops, dunes, and aqua-colored lake water.

    The Glen Lake area has something to offer everyone.

    Plan your next visit soon!


    In the press…

    • Sleeping Bear Point, part of our local National Park was included on National Geographic’s 2017 list of 21 Best Beaches in the World.” 

    • In 2016, the road M-22 that loops around Leelanau Peninsula was voted “the best autumn scenic drive in the US” by USA Today’s 10 Best.

    Watch our video on YouTube promoting travel to Glen Arbor for your Leelanau fall color tours.


    Video by our Graphic Designer and Marketing Director, Raquel Jackson of Rockwell Art & Design for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce. 

  25. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor, MI

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    Join us on Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Sunday October 29th 2017, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, get some locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

    Like, Share & RSVP with the Facebook Event

     

  26. Glen Arbor Summer Sidewalk Sale Days

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    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    Thursday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 4 2017

    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor, held annually Labor Day weekend. Starting Thursday Aug 31 and continuing on thru Monday Sept 4 – Labor Day.*

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, slice of pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli, all the way to a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Try a different section of the Heritage Trail which can be walked or biked; Get out and rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

    Like, Share & RSVP on the Facebook Event.

  27. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor ~ Labor Day Weekend

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    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor, held annually Labor Day weekend. Starting Thursday Aug 31 and continuing on thru Monday Sept 4 – Labor Day.*

    Thursday, Aug. 31 – Monday, Sept. 4 2017

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, slice of pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli, all the way to a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Try a different section of the Heritage Trail which can be walked or biked; Get out and rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

    Like, Share & RSVP on the Facebook Event.

  28. 4th of July

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    Celebrate Independence

    Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the 4th with some free, local live music, followed by things to do for everyone. On the “Old School House” lawn – bring your chairs/blankets. From 7 – 8pm, on July 3rd, the Northport Band plays live. FREE to attend, Donations to the Band welcomed. 

    On the 4th:

    The Flag raising ceremony takes place at 10am in Old Settlers Park (located on the corner of Dunns Farm Road and Burdickville Road – CR 616). Organized by Glen Lake Women’s Club, the ceremony begins at 10 am with Invocation by Pastor Logsten of Empire United Methodist followed by Boy Scout Troop 105 presenting the Flag Raising paired with patriotic songs performed by Summer Singers. Key Note: Laurel Jeris / Glen Lake Woman’s Club: Daughters of Liberty – Roles of Women during the American Revolutionary War. Cookies and lemonade for everyone and Children to receive US Flags! 

    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors. Grab a spot and enjoy the big Parade downtown Glen Arbor beginning at 12pm. Parade leaves from Glen Haven then makes it’s way through to the North/East end of town.

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    To Participate in the Parade…

    Want a front row seat at the parade? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible.

    Volunteers can pick up a parade t-shirt at Art’s Tavern the week prior to the 4th. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Want to participate in the parade? Everyone is welcome! Bikers (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon.

    Adventure and beauty awaits

    There’s tons of things to do, in and around the Glen Arbor area. From Dining and Shopping, to the arts; Beaches & Boating and a variety of outdoor recreation; to specific places to visit that are great for kids & families. Visit our “Things to Do” page to get started on your Pure Leelanau adventure.

    Visit the National Park ~ Discover a new hike, trail, scenic drive or outlook or ride.

    Visit our Events page to see what other businesses and community organizations are up to.

    Events in the Glen Lake area

    Things to do in Glen Arbor | List + Links…


    Share your pics with us

    Make sure and snap a pic of your #4thofJuly images and share them with us on Instagram!

    Mention @visitglenarbor in your image captions, and also tag these now trending:  

    #findyourpark #getoutside #sleepingbeardunes #GlenArbor #4thofJuly #summer #vacation #GlenLake #takeahike

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  29. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

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    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone who attended this year enjoyed Spring-like weather with temperatures in the 50’s, sunshine and blue skies. Because of the snow and cold we had prior to this President’s Day weekend, the Glen Lake were still safe enough to ice fish on. 

    Chili Cook-Off winners

    #1 – Boonedocks

    #2 – Pleva’s Meat 

    #3 – Market 22 

    #4 – Shipwreck Café

    #5 – Anderson’s

    The Fishing Contest

    #1 – Nick Rice

    #2 – Clay McNit

    #3 – Hannah Nowicki

    #4 – A Three Way Tie: Leif Sporck, Tim Egeler, Matt Rice

    Congratulations To All The Winners! Thanks To ALL Who Participated!

    Event made possible by:

    Art’s Tavern, Boonedocks, The Sportsman Shop and the Glen Lake Chamber

    Thank you to Dancing Frog Press for documenting the event. Photography All Rights Reserved. ® Please contact us for permission to use. 

  30. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest

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    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 18, 2016! Festivities include the Perch Fishing Contest + Chili Cook-Off.


    Perch Fishing Contest

    Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catchesAll participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

    DOWNLOADFishing Contest Entry Form

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor. Entrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the 2016 Chili Cook-off. Get there early for a seat inside Boonedocks. Dress warm and join us out on the deck for a winter-time party! Plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! 

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm.

    Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

    DOWNLOAD2017 Chili Cook off entry form/rules

     

    Facebook

    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event posted on Facebook.

  31. Best beaches in the world

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    In the press…

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation for years now, although we still want to protect and keep this secluded gem in the Leelanau Peninsula a secret. Despite our feelings, we’re glad to share it with the world, especially because visitors to our area help make our small businesses thrive!

    Sleeping Bear Point was included in the dune walkers category in National Geographic’s list of picks for “21 Best Beaches in the World.”

    About the trail & beach

    See the official park map

    The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with great views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.


    Quick Links

    Discover other Trails & Scenic Outlooks 

    Seasonal Activities 

    Things to Do around Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes 

  32. Chamber Board meeting – December 6th

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    Chamber Board members meet once a month, at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise), typically scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month. These meetings are closed to Board members only.

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    January 12
    February 2
    March 1
    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December  6


    Useful Link:

    View our Member meeting dates for 2016, Open to the Community

  33. Holiday Marketplaces 2016

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    Saturday, November 26th, 2016

    Glen Arbor | Marketplace open from 10am – 4pm

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Shop 30 vendors providing locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 12-2:30pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

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    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Patricia at [email protected] / 847.570.4891)

    Empire | Marketplace open from 11am – 5pm

    in the Empire Township Hall

    The annual happenings are presented in tandem.

    Empire showcases nearly 20 artisan vendors including: handcrafted jewelry and tile works, delicious foods and candies, paintings and stunning photographs, designer cards, holiday ornaments and wreaths, beautiful knitwear and hand-made goods.

    There are different artisans at each market and plenty of time in the day to shop both!  

    No admission fee for any event, and open to the Public.

    Did you know?

    This Saturday is also the national #shopsmall Saturday! Presented by American Express. Enjoy the benefits of local shops and restaurants that participate!


    Related Events:

    “Better than Black Friday PJ Party” in Glen Arbor on Nov. 25th

    Tree Lighting & Caroling, plus the Holiday Market Preview Party on Friday Night, Nov. 25th

    Quick Links:

        • Find other Things to Do while you’re in Leelanau

        • Browse the area Business Directory 

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #santaclaus #kids #winter #Christmastime

  34. Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview Party!

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    Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party

    Friday, November 25th, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor happens promptly at 6:45pm.

    The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party, from 7-8pm!

     


    The Holiday Market

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #Christmastime #Leelanau #winter

     

  35. PJ Party Shopping Event | Glen Arbor

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    Kick off the weekend Friday morning November 25th 2016 from 5 – 8am, with Glen Arbor’s traditional Annual PJ Party: A wonderfully stylish version of Day-After-Thanksgiving shopping. Shops and Restaurants may each hold their own hours of participation. Check with individuals for opening times.

    Wander boutique and specialty shops in your PJ’s for extra discounts on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, locally made gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More!

    Bring your family and friends, grab coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning, too.

    Following, Friday evening is the Tree Lighting and Holiday Market Preview party at the Town Hall. Then, on Saturday #shopsmall in town and get local artisan made goods and gifts at both Empire and Glen Arbor’s Holiday Marketplaces!

    Participating shops, with special hours and deals will be open during this event:

    Becky Thatcher  |  5-7am

    Northwoods Hardware  |  5 – 8am

    Northwoods Home & Gift  | 5am 

    M22 & The Cyclery  |  5am

    Petoskey Petes  |  6 – 8am

    Cottage Book Shop  |  6:30 – 8:30am

    Art’s Tavern & T-Shirt Shop  |  5am

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters  |  5am

    The Yarn Shop

    Cherry Republic

    Rocky’s at The Homestead  |  8am – 2pm

    Bay Wear | 5am

    View, download and print PDF of Participating Merchants flyer & weekend festivities.

  36. Pumpkin Fest 2016

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    Join us for the Inaugural pet family friendly Pumpkin Fest on October 22nd from 1-6pm!

    This celebration of fall will take place downtown Glen Arbor all afternoon, giving participants time to carve their artistic creations, enjoy family friendly activities and contests, followed by a Pumpkin lighting at dusk and a community Dinner.

    From 1-6pm Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces ~ Free and Open to Children of all ages 🙂 Pumpkins will be placed along M22 and there will be a Grand Lighting at 6:30.

    The fun begins with a Costume Parade for Kids and Pets at 1:30pm. From 2 to 5 There will be live music performed by Jack Pine. There will be lots of  fun, family-friendly activities such as face painting by The Painted Lady from 2-4pm, games & prizes at 2, and again at 4, with a pie eating contest at 3pm. The pumpkins will be lit just before sunset at 6:30pm for the event grand finale. Need refreshments?  There will be a  Beer Garden outside  Art’s Tavern.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Also happening the same day at Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor is their annual Harvest Fest, right on site. With food and wine tastings, face painting and a brat cookout, there’s plenty of reasons to be in Glen Arbor October 22nd!

    Pumpkin Carving is FREE to participate ~ Open to kids of all ages. Donations Accepted. The Community Dinner is $10 for Adults and $5 for Kids 12 and Under.

    > Join & Share the Event on Facebook

    > Follow @visitglenarbor on Instagram


    #fall #event #familyfriendly #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #pureleelanau #shopsmall #eatlocal #thingstodo #harvest #Oktoberfest #livemusic

    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Linette right away [email protected]

    Event Sponsors

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    Glen Arbor B&B

    Cottage Books 

    Northwoods Hardware

  37. Chamber Member Fall Dinner

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    October 11th, 2016

    Please join us for our Annual Glen Lake Chamber Member Dinner on October 11th at The Homestead’s Café Manitou.

    Schedule

    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Dinner & Meeting*

    *Cost of Dinner and drinks. Special Menu for the event.

    We hope to see you there!

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend! ALL are welcome to attend.

  38. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, get some locally sourced holiday gifts and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

    Event photos provided by Bob Ashmun © Ashmun Portrait Art ~ Thank you. Please contact for permission to use.


    #halloween #trickortreat #glenarbor #fall #familyfriendly #thingstodo

  39. Chamber Board meeting – October 4th

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    Chamber Board members meet once a month, at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise), typically scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month. These meetings are closed to Board members only.

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    January 12
    February 2
    March 1
    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December  6


    Useful Link:

    View our Member meeting dates for 2016, Open to the Community

  40. Chamber Member Meeting – Sept. 2016

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    September 13th, 2016

    Please join us for the September 2016 Glen Lake Chamber Members Meeting, hosted at

    Century 21 Northland/Northland Vacation Rentals

    Schedule

    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Meeting

    We hope to see you there!

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend! ALL are welcome to attend.

  41. Chamber Board Meeting – September 6th

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    Chamber Board members meet once a month, at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise), typically scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month. These meetings are closed to Board members only.

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    January 12
    February 2
    March 1
    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December  6


    Useful Link:

    View our Member meeting dates for 2016, Open to the Community

  42. Glen Lake Bridge Walk

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    Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5th at 12 noon

    Since 1995, Glen Arborites close out the summer season with the annual Labor Day Bridge walk. The walk goes .3 miles across the Narrows Bridge, that passes over the two Glen Lakes. Meet at noon at On The Narrows Marina to participate!

    Before and after the ceremonial walk, find plenty of recreation and things to do for the whole family.  >Browse more “Things to Do”

    This year, Glen Arbor Bridge walkers can buy a commemorative T-shirt for $15. Lunch served on the North side of the bridge by Art’s immediately after the walk.


    #glenlake #GlenArbor #laborday #thingstodo #vacation #familyfriendly #upnorth #puremichigan #shopsmall

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  43. Gallery Opening + Live Music by

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    Labor Day weekend ~ Synchronicity will host 2 man group “Plumville Project” playing eclectic live music for our gallery opening, also serving wine and cheese.

  44. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th

    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    Get the best deals of the season, Eat great food + Enjoy recreation around the Glen Lake area!

    • Most of the Sales usually begin around 9am and line the sidewalks throughout the village of Glen Arbor, and last all weekend. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s more sales inside!

    • Eat great food and enjoy plenty of recreation around the greater Glen Lake area!

    • Individual merchants have their own Specials and Hours.

  45. Music on the Mountain – Crossroads Band

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    Crossroads is an all family band that performs jazz, funk, and contemporary music. Although Paul, the band’s lead percussionist, always had visions of a family band, he never dreamed it would develop into what it has.  Joined by teenage sons Alex, lead guitarist and Steven, bass and vocalist and youngest John who serves up vocals and guitar.  Their sister Mary is the keyboardist and often uses it to mimic other instruments such as strings, steel drums and horns.  Mom, Mary is the band manager.  Both Paul and Mary are proud of their band and enjoy satisfaction with not only seeing their children grow musically, but also with seeing the joy that they bring to the audience.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  46. Chamber Member Meeting – August 2016

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    August 9th, 2016

    Please join us for the August Glen Lake Chamber Members Meeting.

    This months meeting will be hosted by Sue at the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. Thank you Sue!

    Schedule

    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Meeting

    We hope to see you there!

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend! ALL are welcome to attend.

  47. Music on the Mountain – Levi Britton

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    Levi Britton is an indie/folk/rock artist who hails from Traverse City, MI.  Growing up around music sparked his drive to make it his profession. At age 20 Levi moved to Chicago, playing down in the subways, Potbelly restaurants, and any gig he could find.  Eventually Britton co-founded his band, Down the Line that went on to release 5 albums, and toured the country for ten years with artists such as The Gin Blossoms, Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton, America, Keith Anderson, Lighthouse, and others.

    In 2011, Levi and DTL band mate Dan Myers formed Stolen Silver, releasing two albums—most recently in June 2014.  Stolen Silver has recently been touring with actor Gary Sinise and The Lieutenant Dan Band, playing stadiums and military bases in support of U.S. troops and their families.

    In addition to playing with Stolen Silver, 2014 launched Levi’s solo career at a whole new level.  After years of fans clamoring for a solo project, Levi hit the studio to record all new, original music.  His first solo record, “Inside” is set to be released in mid-2015.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  48. Chamber Board Meeting – August 2nd

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    Chamber Board members meet once a month, at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise), typically scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month. These meetings are closed to Board members only.

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    January 12
    February 2
    March 1
    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2 – meeting at The Homestead, in a meeting room at the Reception Center. When entering the property it’s the first building on the right. This is an important meeting as we regroup from the summer and start planning for the fall. If you have any agenda items please forward to Linette or Jeff.
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December  6


    Useful Link:

    View our Member meeting dates for 2016, Open to the Community

     

    Email: Jeff Gietzen | [email protected] or Linette Rouzer: [email protected]

  49. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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    Big Buck Sale in Glen Arbor MI- Sidewalk Sales

    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th, 2016

    Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    Get the best deals of the season, Eat great food + Enjoy recreation around the Glen Lake area!

    Most of the Sales usually begin around 9am, line the sidewalks throughout the village of Glen Arbor, and last all weekend long. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more sales inside!

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone.

    Eat great food around town. It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, slice of pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli, all the way to a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Try a different section of the Heritage Trail which can be walked or biked; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, or hike a trail in the National park ~ remember it’s the 100 year Park anniversary so get out and  #findyourpark

    downtown Glen Arbor_summer_OPEN sign_GL Chamber_IMG_8687

    #sidewalksales #laborday #GlenArbor #shopsmall #eatlocal

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  50. Glen Arbor Cherry Tours

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    Join Cherry Republic with a packed and lively tour aboard the Big Red Bus into the heart and soul of the “Cherry Republic.”  See and learn how farmers harvest, wash and pit cherries. Watch the crew at Cherry Republic turn those ruby red morsels of joy into Original Cherry Salsa.  Taste a product fresh off the assembly line!  Hear first hand from the President, Bob Sutherland, the endearing and humorous stories surrounding this heartfelt company.

    Tour dates

    Thursdays 10 am & 1:30 pm |  Duration about 2-2.5hrs

    June 30thJuly 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    $25 per person, 12 and under free.

    Sign up on the Cherry Republic website: http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/ga-tours/

    Call 231.334.3150 or email [email protected]