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  1. Talk about Art: The Lake Michigan Mermaid

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    Two Michigan poets have cast Lake Michigan as the setting for a new telling of an ancient struggle in the The Lake Michigan Mermaid. Poets Linda Nemec Foster of Grand Rapids, and Anne-Marie Oomen of Empire created an epic poem in book form about coming of age in a troubled world. They read from their 2018 work and talk about the process of collaboratively crafting this tale on Friday, June 15 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. This author reading and interview begins at 7 pm.

    Accompanied by Meridith Ridl’s illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid explores family relationships and generational bonds. The book was crafted over a decade of back-and- forth emails between Foster and Oomen, of their drafts poems and ideas. GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with the poets about this process. The Lake Michigan Mermaid reading is offered at no charge as part of the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Water = Life = Art,” which continues through August 4 in the GAAC gallery. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  2. Artist In Residence: Stephanie Craig

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    After a year’s hiatus for construction, the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in- Residence [AIR] program resumes in May. This program of working residencies was established in the 1990s, and now attracts applicants from throughout the United States. Ohio resident Stephanie Craig works with clay, and will be using her May 20 – June 2 residency to prepare for an upcoming exhibition, “Crafting a Safe Home,” at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio. 

    At the end of each residency, the artist-resident makes a public presentation at the GAAC, and talks about the work accomplished during this two-week stay. Craig’s talk is Thursday, May 31, 7:30 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St. Glen Arbor. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to: GlenArborArt.org

  3. Annual Mother’s Day Brunch | The Leelanau School

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    The Annual Mother’s Day Brunch hosted by The Leelanau School, is on Sunday, May 13th 2018. This special event benefits: Habitat for Humanity and is put on by Glen Lake and Leelanau School National Honor Society.
     
    No advance reservations are taken, you can pay at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. 5 and under is FREE. 
     
    Brunch is from 11 am to 2 pm.
     
    Questions, email Julie or call: (231) 334-5827

     
  4. Talk about Art: “Forest Flowers” “In Bloom”

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    As part of the “In Bloom” exhibition, the Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] goes into the woods to talk about “Forest Flowers” with Glen Arbor artists and sisters Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege on Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. at the next “Talk About Art” conversation.

    In the 1980s the Brickers and their mother, the late Ananda Bricker, created porcelain sculptures of local woodland flowers known as “Forest Flowers.” They were exhibited throughout the Midwest, and at the Smithsonian Museum, and became the basis for a home- and art-based business that supported three families. Along the way, the Brickers found a way to translate their deep love of this area’s flora into an object of beauty. A selection of “Forest Flowers” are part of the “In Bloom,” an exhibition of flower paintings and sculptures by five local artists.

    “Talk About Art” is free and open to the public. “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., in Glen Arbor. It 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, or go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  5. Flowers! Painting Workshop

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    In tandem with the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, April 6 – May 17, the GAAC offers “Flowers!” — a flower-focused painting workshops at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. “In Bloom” exhibitor Lauren Everett Finn leads “Flowers!,” a full day, immersive workshop in learning to paint colorful, vibrant and happy blooms on Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 4 pm, Students will work in acrylic paint, and be guided through exercises in sketching, perspective and painting in layers. The cost of “Flowers” is $85/GAAC members, $100/non-GAAC members.

    For more information or to register, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org, and click on “Classes.”

  6. 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.

     


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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Chamber Spring Dinner

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     Glen Lake Chamber Members ~ May Dinner

    The Glen Lake Chamber celebrates the kick off of the season each year with this Springtime dinner for members and friends. Hosted this year by Graeme at Little Traverse Inn.               

    Tuesday May 16th

    Social time | 6:00 – 6:30

    Chamber Business | 6:30 – 6:45

    Dinner service | 6:45

    All members and friends are welcome to attend. Open to the public community ~ Please RSVP if you can! 


    MENU: 

    $30 + tax, gratuity & beverages

    Salad
    House Salad – Wedge with green onion, sundried tomato and homemade buttermilk ranch

    Entrée Selection :
    Chicken Tikka Masala – Cream onion and tomato based dish made with garlic, ginger and coconut milk, prepared with marinated chicken breast.
    Beef Wellington – Prime Cut Tenderloin baked in a filo pastry crust served with a mushroom duxelle
    Chutney Burger – Our jalapeno, cheddar cheese and bacon stuffed 1/2lb patty topped with Canadian Bacon, Swiss cheese and our homemade Apple and Tomato Chutney. Served with our signature French fries
    Fish & Chips – Flaky Pollack wrapped in our special Yorkshire Beer batter, served with our signature fries and tartar sauce
    Pan Seared Salmon – Seasoned filet of Scottish Salmon pan seared with garlic butter, served with asparagus and seasoned rice

    Dessert :
    Bread Pudding 
    Ice Cream Sunday

    Please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, May 12th

  12. Carol C Spaulding leads Messing around with Paint

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    In tandem with the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, April 6 – May 17, the GAAC offers a flower-focused painting workshop at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    “In Bloom” exhibitor Carol C. Spaulding leads “Messing Around With Paint,” Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 3 pm. The cost is $70/GAAC members, and $85/non-GAAC members.

    “Messing Around” is an introduction to using gouache, a pigment rich water based paint admired for its vibrant color and its ability to be used both opaquely and transparently. Students will generate new work in an atmosphere where experimentation and a non-judgmental approach to painting will be encouraged. Flowers, pots, fruits, and vegetables will be the focus and inspiration for color and composition. The class will include demonstrations, prompts for painting exercises, and suggestions for ways of “getting started.” A materials list will be provided but students can be provided class materials for a $10 fee payable to the instructor.

    For information or to register, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org, and click on “Classes.”

  13. 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 

  14. Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

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    The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up with the initiation of the Leelanau Agricultural Alliance & MSU Extension with the goal of improving the marketing of local farm products and preserving county farmland.

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers market!!  Buy Fresh, Buy Local!!

    Their mission is to

    “provide locally produced farm and food products for the benefit of the Leelanau Community.”

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    Leelanau Farmers Markets | 2016 Season

    Suttons Bay (Saturdays) – May 7 – October 29

    Empire (Saturdays) – June 18 – September 10

    Lake Leelanau (Sundays) – June 12 – September 4

    Glen Arbor (Tuesdays) – June 14 – September 6

    Leland (Thursdays) – June 16 – September 1

    Northport (Fridays) – June 3 – September 9

    Cedar (Fridays) – June 17 – September 9 – 3 to 7 pm

    All markets open 9am – 1pm, except for Cedar, which runs 3 pm – 7 pm.

    This is a great opportunity for you to get local produce and meet the farmers who grow it! 

    Know where your food comes from!

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  15. Asparagus Festival May 20th, 21st & 22nd

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    Empire Asparagus Festival – May 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2016

    Friday, May 20th

    7:00pm to 10:00pm – Dance & Pig Roast 

    ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

    PIGROAST EXTRA

    Front St. Empire – Click here for directions

     

     

    Come Dance & Dine on Art’s Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin’ butt swingin’ good time with music from STROBELITE HONEY!!!!

     

    Saturday, May 21st

    10:00 AM – 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk

    Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach

    Click here for more info on the run!

     

    NOON – Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off

    Due to the events popularity the audience will be limited to a first come first served 100 people in line

    2016 Recipe Entry Form

     

    1:00PM to 4:00PM –  Empire Area Museum is open.

    Click here to visit our site

     

    2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

    Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

    Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to [email protected]

     

    3 pm to 4pm CHILDREN’S FAVORITE GORDON RUSS & his COMEDY MAGIC REVUE

    Under the Big Tent on Front Street

     

    4pm PARADE

    Please e-mail Ashlea if you’re interested in being in the parade at [email protected] Must salute to asparagus!

     

    Music

    1pm thru 3pm  – Miles Prendergast Band

    4pm thru 6pm – Benjamin James & The Old Mission Collective  

    http://www.benjamanjamesmusic.com/about/

     

    7pm thru 9pm The Benzie Playboys

     

     

    Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

    NOON. thru 9:00 p.m. 

    ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

     

    FOOD VENDORS

    Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com/dining/hearth-vine/

    Deerings Market

    Scalawags Fish & Chips http://scalawagstc.com/

    MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen) http://baytownkitchen.com/

    Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

    Art’s Tavern http://www.artsglenarbor.com/

    Kontiki Foods

    Little Traverse Inn

    The Manor on Glen Lake

    Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

     

    BREWERIES & VINTNERS

    Right Brain Brewery http://www.rightbrainbrewery.com

    Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com

    Bel Largo Vineyard & Winery

    Laurentide Winery http://laurentidewinery.com

    St. Ambrose Cellars http://www.stambrose-mead-wine.com

    Lake Ann Brewery

    Accoustic Mead http://www.drinkacoustic.com

     

    1pm Asparagus Festival Foot Golf Tournament

    At The Dunes Golf Club two man teams set up as a scramble. Each player will kick off and then take the best shot to kick from again, until they hole out. Prizes for closest to the Asparagus Spear & longest kick. Cost $20 per person includes free soda water & snacks. For more info contact Chris wall at [email protected]

     

    Sunday, May 22nd

    Sunday May 19th Empire Lions Club Famous Breakfast

    8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall

     

    EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER FUNDRAISER CONCERT

    Dennis Palmer & Friends

    Place – The Village Inn, Empire

    Time – 4 pm to 6 pm

  16. Chamber Member Meeting + Spring Dinner – May 11, 2016

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    Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    Please join us for the annual Spring Glen Lake Chamber Members Dinner/Meeting, will be held at LaBecasse restaurant!

    Please RVSP by Monday, May 2nd  to [email protected] or 231-334-5127 

    We ask for members to please include their selections with their RSVP.

    Dinner Menu: 

    Appetizer–choice of: La Becasse House Salad, Tomato Goat Cheese Tart, House Pâté

    Entree–choice of: Ratatouille with Quinoa Timbale, Grilled Beef Shoulder Tender with Creamy Polenta, or Pan Seared Whitefish on Basmati Rice with Citrus Beurre Blanc

    Dessert–choice of: Warm Chocolate Cake, Tart Tatin (caramelized upside down apple tart),  and a yet-to-be-determined spring dessert

    $30 plus tax and gratuity

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    Schedule

    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Guests to be seated for the Dinner & Meeting

    We hope to see you there!

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

  17. Spring Sip and Savor

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    Join us the weekend of April 30 and May 1, 2016 for the annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail weekend.

    Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
    $35 per person

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    As our vineyards wake to the sun and warmth of May, enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the wine trail. Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Most importantly, it’s really fun! Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

    Tickets are $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, a $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

    Get Tickets from My North

    Click here for Lodging Packages

    Transportation Packages

    Food and Wine Pairings

  18. Escape to Glen Lake: In the Spring

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    Plan a Spring trip! Escape to Glen Lake for a #springtour in #leelanauExperience #puremichigan #cherryblossoms.

    Things to do in the area...

    Browse our Business Directory for B&B’s, Resorts, Vacation Rentals, Dining, Shopping and more! 

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    Other things to do around Glen Lake in the Spring:

    • Participate in Glen Lake Restaurant Week. Enjoy everything from French Fries to French Cuisine. Restaurant Week happens annually, the week before Mothers Day. This year it happens from April 29 – May 7. MORE about the event | Browse “Dining & Specialty Foods.”

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    • Wine Tastings around the county. You can taste the local wines any time of year, but the annual Spring Sip and Savor event held by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail happens April 30th to May 1st. View event listing 

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    • Hunt for rocks along the beach. While it might not be warm enough to bust out the swimsuit, you can still say hi to Lake Michigan. After all, it’s right out our back door. Take Totou for a walk too. You can always find a dog-friendly beach to take a hike on near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Just make sure to pick up and discard #2 🙂

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    • Go Shopping. While not all of the seasonal stores are open, most of them will be by May 1. Be the first in to see what’s new this year. Shopping local is always interesting, providing the opportunity to splurge on local artisan made items, gifts, outdoor gear, cherry products, chocolates, and more. Visit our Business Directory for local retailers.

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    • Take a hike. Spring is a wonderful time to hike the woods. The bugs aren’t out yet, the smell and sight of fresh growth is refreshing. Spring is a time of our beloved State flower’s bloom, the Trillium. Seek a forest floor full of these beautiful white blossoms. And Northern Michigan’s ever popular Morel mushroom can be found during the month of May. Learn more about hunting for Morels. | Check out our list of trails to visit.

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    • Weather permitting, get outside to a local Park, or inside to the Library. There’s the Leland Township Public Library in Leland, and the Glen Lake Library, in Empire…both about equal distance from Glen Arbor, in either direction. Glen Arbor Township Park, off of M-22 next to Northwoods Hardware, has Tennis Courts, covered picnic tables, Basketball, and a sandy Playground. The Myles Kimmerly Recreation Area has fields for Soccer and Baseball, a Disc Golf Course, 1 Basketball Court, Picnic/Shelters and Grills, Restrooms, Playground, 2 Tennis Courts, a Forested area you can hike. 

  19. NEW section of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail open for use!

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    The newest segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) from Fisher Road to Port Oneida Road opened on Friday May 22, 2015.

    This segment adds about 3.5 miles to the 9.5 miles of previously completed trail.  This portion of the trail includes 600 feet of boardwalk over wetlands along the west side of Westman Road and connects users to the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.

    Port Oneida is perhaps the most complete early 20th century agricultural landscape, unique for the number of intact farmsteads which reveal a small closely-knit farming community founded in the early 1860’s and the evolution of agriculture from subsistence farming to cash crop, common throughout the United States. The 1.3 mile section of the trail within the Historic District has an aggregate surface.  Much of the route follows a portion of the Bay View trail and winds through scenic forests, over beautiful rolling terrain, with short, but moderately challenging hills.

    Get out there and enjoy it! Be Safe!

    LINKS:

    About the project |

    http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/projects/sleeping-bear-heritage-trail/

    View the interactive online map |

    http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/sbht-i-map/#/

  20. May 2015 | Spring Chamber Member Dinner Meeting

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    May 13th, 2015 | At The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI

    Please join us for our annual Spring Glen Lake Chamber Members Dinner Meeting. This year, it will be graciously hosted at The Homestead on May 13th.

    Schedule

    Social, Dinner times, and the evening schedule will be coming soon…

    We hope to see you there! 

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend!

  21. First Day of Spring

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    While it’s the First Day of Spring, and we just got a layer of fresh white powder last night, we’re still full of sunshine, and getting ready for spring around here in Glen Arbor. Anticipating drives on M-22 and the many county roads to see the hillsides turning from white to green, Morel Hunting in the Sleeping Bear National Park, Cherry blossoms blooming in the orchards, and Spring rainstorms rolling in over Lake Michigan…just to name a few…