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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 46th annual Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair

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    The Art Fair organized by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club features approximately 100 artists, carefully chosen to represent a variety of art mediums. What originally began in front of the Town Hall has expanded to both inside and out – a great place to showcase unique art.

    Lunch is available, including our famous “walking tacos.” In addition to the art, there is popcorn, face painting, raffle, bake sale and returning this year, a table of used jewelry.

    All proceeds from this event go to Glen Lake student scholarships. Scholarship recipients assist by carrying supplies, giving breaks to the exhibitors and helping with the concessions.

    Free Admission | No smoking and no pets allowed on the premises.

    For registration or application info/submission, please contact: Janice Freeman at (231)334-3428 and [email protected], plus you may now submit your application online!

  4. 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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  5. 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 

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

    Sidewalk Sale Days 2016_Glen Lake Chamber AD_GA SUN

  10. 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]

  11. 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]

  12. Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids Run

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    Yes, this is the 10th Birthday for the Glen Arbor Women’s Club “Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run.”
    Join us for the celebration on Tuesday, July 26th, at 9:00 a.m. in front of Cherry Republic on Lake St. in Glen Arbor, Michigan.  This is a favorite event for both local residents and visitors.  The 5K is open to everyone.  You can run or walk so our young runners and our seniors can both take part.  We’ve made it a family affair with our 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run for the little ones.  The children get to run with the Bear and take home a ribbon along with coupons for an ice cream cone from Riverfront Ice Cream and a game of miniature golf provided by Dale’s Putt-Putt.  So bring the whole family and enjoy a great morning!
    The main focus of this event is to earn money for scholarships for our great high school seniors.  This year we gave out six scholarships each for $2000.00.  They were awarded to Rowan James Brady, Anne Marie Dunklow, Chris Lodge, Garrett Schaub, Seneca Stairs and Jolene Therrien.  Congratulations Seniors!  The Glen Arbor Women’s Club is extremely proud to have given out over $100,000.00 in scholarship money during these 10 years.
    Be sure to arrive early and join us at 8:40 a.m. for a warm-up for our runners and walkers by Lorie Lenhard, from Lorie’s Pilates located in the Village Sampler.  Local entertainer Pat Niemesto from the group New Third Coast and Cherry Republic’s own Lexi Galla will start the run with the National Anthem.  Our Mascot, Running Bear, will be on hand to cheer on all the runners and charm the children.  He loves his photo shots!
    our winner in 2015, Zach Ripley crossing the finish line

    our winner in 2015, Zach Ripley crossing the finish line

    The 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Kids’ Run will follow at 9:05 a.m.  The run will leave from the corner of Lake and State Streets.  After the run,  join the “Celebration!”  The 1st and 2nd place winners of 10 age categories as well as the male and female over-all best winners will be announced.  They will all receive metals and prizes from Cherry Republic and Crystal River Outfitters and the Cyclery.  We will have lots of great food and a raffle drawing for over fifty prizes for everyone entered in the 5K.  You must be present to win.
    Come out and wish Running Bear a Happy 10th Birthday!  The cost is $15 for the 5K Run/Walk ($18, the day of the run) and $5 for the Kids’ Run.
    You can register online at www.runningbearrun.com, register early on Monday, July 25th at the Glen Arbor Town Hall from 10 – 4, or Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. before the start of the Run.   Early registered runners can also pick up their bibs at the Town Hall on Monday.  T-shirts will be available for purchase there as well.
    Be sure to come out and join the fun!  We know you can run faster than the BEAR!!
  13. Music on the Mountain – Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff

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    Bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff supply the best rock & soul music from the last four decades…you know…the Good Stuff!  With Bugs on trombone, flute and vocals; Jose Hamilton, a true Motown legend and the tightest back up rhythm section and you have Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff. From Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi to the Temptations, you’ll enjoy the best mix of feel good, toe tapping music there is.

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

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  14. 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]

  15. 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]

  16. 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]

  17. 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]

  18. Leelanau Focus: New Painting by Joe Stewart

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    The simplicity of old Leelanau farms and farm buildings combined with the peacefulness of the area’s preserved natural areas is the focus of painter Joe Stewart’s exhibition of new work opening July 8 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. An artist’s reception is 6-8 p.m. that night. A resident of Cincinnati, Stewart paints in oil, en plein air and in the studio. His new paintings are part of an ongoing series inspired by regular visits to Leelanau County.

    Stewart will conduct a painting demonstration on Sunday, July 10, 1 p.m. The demonstration is open to the public.

    This exhibition continues through July 14. For more information, please call 231/334-3179.

  19. 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]

  20. Glen Arbor Cherry Tour

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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]

  21. Synchronicity Art Gallery Opening

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    Celebrating 20 years of business, Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor will be staying open late on selected nights throughout the summer and fall.

    Join us for this Gallery Opening with some featured Michigan artists plus enjoy wine & cheese.

    “For everyone from the casual art lover to the serious collector!” 

    Visit us on Facebook & Instagram

  22. 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]

  23. Glen Arbor Cherry Republic 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 30th, July 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]

  24. Escape to Glen Lake | Art poster Series

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    We’re running a series of posters, developed by our 2016 Chamber Marketing Committee.

    Thank you (Angela Brown of LVR, Brook of La Becasse, Jamie Jewell of the Homestead, Bob Ashmun of Ashmun Portrait Art, and Jeff Gietzen of Northwoods Hardware) for our many brainstorm sessions held at LVR around the conference table over Angela’s cookies. The group collectively dreamt up this concept as a way to promote the places to see and many things to do that uniquely represent our greater Glen Lake area that includes Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Burdickville, The Narrows, and even stretching to Maple City. After the concept was completed, the poster design/layout was done by Raquel of Rockwell Art & Design. The campaign is also being used as a part of print ads and online promotion, in the GL Chamber’s advertising efforts.

    Photographic images are still being collected, taken or submitted for future poster designs in the series. Feel free to email us your high resolution images and you may get your photo selected to be a part of this poster series! Each photo will be “stylized” using a graphic design technique, to give the image a “painted” retro feel.

    Below is one of the first released in the new poster series, titled “Independence Day” to represent the 4th of July celebrations, highlighting the parade in Glen Arbor. This photo was provided by a local, Don Miller.

    Poster Series_Escape to Glen Lake_4th of July-01

    The series is designed to capture the many things about the Glen Lake area that make it special for residents and visitors alike. The things that make us literally “Escape” when we take in the natural beauty around Glen Lake. The posters will capture the essence of both “Points of Interest” that you must go to or see when you’re here and also the many “Things to Do” that highlight the variety of recreation. The top priorities on our list include •Hiking/Trails •Fall Colors/Wine Tour/Scenic Drives •Pierce Stocking •Heritage Trail •4th of July •Winter Recreation and •Summer Time. And there’s more on the list too.

    The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the first two 18×24″ Art Posters have been printed and are available. They are also available through Jeff Gietzen at Northwoods Hardware for pick up and distribution. The posters can be displayed inside and out – we’ll have exterior building acrylic holders to show off the image on the outside of your shop or home, so you may change out the poster with the next one, year round. They may also be displayed in your own frame/holder on an interior wall or window, as an art piece to proudly represent the area. Rolled up posters in sleeves will also be sold in retail. The retail price will be $15.

    Poster Series_Escape to Glen Lake_Summer Fun-01

    Posters for sale at…

    Northwoods Home & Gift

    The Cottage Book Shop

    Escape to Glen Lake_Vintage style Art Posters for Sale_by Rockwell Design for Glen Lake Chamber copy


    Contact Us

    Contact Jeff or Raquel if you’d like to display these art pieces on the interior or exterior of your business and/or sell the poster at a location. Extras will be kept at Northwoods Hardware. We will wholesale them to any interested member or party!

    Raquel | [email protected]  Jeff | [email protected]


    Photo Request

    Images desired:
    1. The ultimate Fall Color/Recreation image either touring colors along M-22 or another Iconic scenic drive
    2. The Heritage Trail/Biking in our area. Faces not the focus, but someone or a group/family using the trail. 
    3. Snowshoeing or Cross Country skiing. Must include something in the image that identify’s it as our area, and doesn’t look like it could be just anywhere. 

    To submit: 
    1. Your images must be a high resolution (300 dpi) jpg, and be in Portrait (Vertical) Orientation
    2. Email your images and name to credit to Raquel Jackson: [email protected]
    If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster. 

  25. 2016 GLEN ARBOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT

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    June 24th, 25th and 26th

    ALL DOUBLES, played in our beautiful downtown Glen Arbor park and on the Leelanau School Courts!

    Events:

    Friday, June 24th – Women’s Doubles* and luncheon (same format as last year)

    Saturday, June 25th – Men’s Doubles* (same format as last year, see below for info) and Mixed-Doubles* Draws

    Sunday, June 26thFinals of Men’s Doubles and Mixed-Doubles Draws and NEW this year is a kids/teens match play (more detailed info on this to follow shortly)

    *each team is guaranteed at least 2 matches

    Cost:

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

    $25.00 (per player) – Men’s Doubles 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 Monday, June 20th. If you need help finding a doubles partner for any of the events please contact me and we’ll see if we can help. We will collect money from you at the event, please bring cash or check (make checks out to the Glen Arbor Township). You will be contacted a few days prior to the event to let you know the approximate times of play.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and PLEASE pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in this FUN tennis tourney in beautiful downtown Glen Arbor!!!

    The changes to the format last year brought great reviews so we are keeping it the same with includes using the 4 newly resurfaced courts at the Leelanau School, just a couple miles down the road. This allows us to expand our tournament to include 2 separate draws (A and B) in both the Women’s and Men’s Doubles. The A draw will consist of tournament tough teams, those who play team tennis, league play, 3.5 rating or above and wish to play in a competitive environment. The B draw is for the recreational player, those who enjoy playing competitively but want to have a more light hearted fun environment.

    If you have any questions where you might fit, please give me a call or email : Kim Guilbeau, [email protected] or 517.420.3112 cell

    ALL money raised from this tournament goes back into our Glen Arbor Park! A big thank you to both 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!

  26. Music on the Mountain – Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered

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    Reviving many beloved hits such as “Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind,” and a host of others, these seasoned musicians offer a walk down memory lane. Lawrence “Doc” Probes, Donna Lea Wilson, Jim Hawley and bass player, Dave Swan, have recreated the arrangements of the famous trio that dominated the folk scene during the 1960’s and 70’s. This is a spectacular show that mixes humor, music and nostalgia.

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

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  27. 4th of July around Glen Lake

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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.  View Event

    On the 4th – the Flag raising ceremony at Old Settlers Park at 10am sharp, to the Parade downtown Glen Arbor beginning at 12pm in Glen Haven then making 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…

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    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

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  28. Cherry Stompers Day Camp!

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    Cherry Stompers Day Camp!

    Cherry Republic is proud to announce their second summer of Cherry Stompers: a nature-filled, activity-based day camp in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Cherry Stompers crams an entire summer of fun into a single day. Kids will explore the dunes, swim in the rivers and lakes, learn about wildlife, play games, and develop leadership skills. Licensed camp professionals hired by Cherry Republic will lead the outdoor adventures. It’s all about having fun while learning everything there is to know about the National Lakeshore & Leelanau County, not to mention riding on the Big Red Bus!  Your kids will even be able to show you some secret spots at day’s end.

    Cherry Stompers runs from June 20th – August 12th on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 3pm for ages 8 -13

    24-DAY PASS $600 BEST VALUE! ($25 PER DAY)

    12-DAY PASS $420 ($35 PER DAY)

    6-DAY PASS $240 ($40 PER DAY)

    3-DAY PASS $135 ($45 PER DAY)

    1-DAY PASS $50

    Note: Scholarships available, email e[email protected] for more details

    Sign up online http://www.cherryrepublic.com/experience/cherry-stompers/

  29. 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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    #pureleelanau #farmersmarket #summer #spring #fall #eatlocal #shopsmall

  30. Chamber Member Meeting – June, 2016

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    June 14th, 2016

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

    Location will be at Indigo Bluffs RV Park & ResortThank you Gary Becker!

    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.

  31. Barn Restoration Workshop | June 13-18, 2016

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    Barn Restoration Workshop – June 13-18
    The park will again be hosting our barn restoration workshop June 13-18th at the John Burfiend Barn located on Port Oneida Road, four (4) miles north of Glen Arbor, Michigan on M-22.   This year marks the 20th year of the partnership between the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in developing this series of “hands-on” workshops.  The park and the Michigan Barn Preservation Network are providing the skilled labor to put on this workshop.
     
    The workshop will address repairing “Barn Floors and Hewn Building Sills and Floor Joists”.  The John Burfiend Barn was the site of the first park and Michigan Barn Preservation Network workshop in 1997.  The course will include 1) basics about structural and load analysis for floors and sills, 2) repair of rough sawn floor boards, floor joist and, 3) repair and installation of hewn sills, 4) exterior siding repair, and 5) tool safety while completing the task presented.  This workshop is again able to provide a unique experience for all participants.
     
    The course is set up so participants receive “hands on” training of all techniques.  The workshop begins on site at 9:00 a.m. each day.  There is no cost to participants. Tools and materials will be provided.  Participants should wear boots, gloves, and bring a sack lunch for each day that they attend.  Participants can sign up for any number of days.
     
    Workers are not required to be skilled in the building trades, though experience will be helpful and appreciated.  The purpose of the workshop is to teach the techniques and train owners and those interested how to do restoration work on timber and frame structures, including concrete and stonework.  Past workshop attendees have ranged in age from 7 to 75 with each contributing their own unique skills to the project.
     
    Campsites will be provided for those volunteers who wish to camp for those days they are signed up for the workshop.  Please indicate on the form, by email, or when you call to sign up. 
     
    Interested parties should contact the park historical architect, Kimberly Mann (231)326-4771, to sign up for the workshop.  To sign up by email:  [email protected]

  32. New Views – A Storm of Art

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    New Views: A Storm of Art opens June 10 at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. An artist’s reception opens the show at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.

    The juried exhibition – created in response to the Aug. 2, 2015 wind and hail storm – interprets, rather than documents, the storm. Underlining New Views is the philosophy that artmaking offers a way to address difficult events, and provides an avenue for transformation and hope.

    New Views continues through June 23. The exhibition is open during regular GAAA office hours, Monday through Friday; and Saturday, June 11 and 18, 11 am-2 p.m. Support for the exhibition comes from The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, The Leelanau Conservancy and Pryor Design Co. of Ann Arbor. For more information, please call the GAAA, 231/334-6112.

  33. Noteworthy things to CELEBRATE in 2016 around Glen Arbor

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    Glen Arbor, it’s residents and business owners all look forward to Memorial Day weekend, where most of all the seasonal shops are open for the season by this weekend. It’s usually nice weather and is a great kick-off to the summer. There’s been some nice changes in town you can look for when you visit, and some noteworthy things to celebrate in the community! Join us and and #findyourpark at the Sleeping Bear Dunes ~ we might be bias, but it’s our favorite National Park 🙂

    The Heritage Trail is undergoing another completion of a new section being added this season: from Port Oneida Historical District, NE along M-22, ending at Bohemian Rd. in Maple City.

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    • The National Park Service celebrates it’s 100 year Anniversary! Check out Sleeping Bear Dunes Centennial Initiative, and get involved. #findyourpark #sleepingbeardunes

    Glen Craft Marina has been in business for 70 years!!! Wow! When it comes to the Glen Lakes and boating, they know what they’re doing! 

    Northwoods Hardware opened a new sister store this year, Northwoods Home & Gift, offering “Home accessories, Thoughtful gifts and Unexpected surprises.” Visit northwoodshardware.com for more on what’s new around Northwoods. 

    Synchronicity Gallery will celebrate it’s 20th year in business. It will undergo a re-brand this year, gallery openings during the summer, staying open later for after dinner summer shopping, and a few other fun updates! Like and follow them on Facebook year-round for artistic inspiration. 

    • The Good Harbor Grill opens for its 25th season on May 21 ~ Congratulation Ann & Brendan! 

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters celebrates their 20th year of business! 

    Momentum apparel shop has new owners ~ stop in to say Hi and Welcome, and see their get some Glen Arbor and Lake Michigan garb. 

    Century 21 Northland / Northland Vacation Rentals has moved across town into a new space, located at: 6391 W. Western Avenue, Glen Arbor

    The Sylvan Inn and the Gersenson’s other property, The Lakeshore Inn, both underwent renovations and updates this winter/spring, open and ready for the summer season. Visit www.sylvaninn.com for more. 

    Serbin Real Estate will be moving to the west end of town and is renovating the building before moving in. Stop in and say hi to Rob Serbin and his real estate team once they get into the new location, at: 6675 W Western Ave., Glen Arbor. Visit serbinrealestate.com to search their listings and the MLS. 

    Follow the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce on Instagram for more beautiful local images, year round. @visitglenarbor 


    Let us know about other local noteworthy things to celebrate by emailing us[email protected]

    Photo, courtesy of Sleeping Bear Dunes NPS

  34. Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

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    Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales | 2015

    August 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th

    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. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s more sales inside too!

    Rain or shine, the town puts on a great shopping experience each year. 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. >Shopping

    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. >Dining

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. Experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer. The Heritage Trail can be walked or biked, pick up a paddle board and get out on the Glen Lakes, Kayak the Crystal river, hike a trail in the National park, get a charter boat fishing trip and more. >Things to Do

    * Individual merchants have their own Specials and Hours.

    #shopsmall #glenarbor #glenarborstrong #shoplocal

     Labor Day Bridge Walk:

    On Labor Day Monday at 12 noon, Glen Arborites will ceremoniously close out the summer season with the annual Labor Day Bridge walk across the Narrows Bridge (that passes over the two Glen Lakes).

     

  35. Dune Dash

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    Dune Dash – Saturday, August 15

    Want to help, but don’t want to run/walk at the Dune Dash? No Problem –
    We need volunteers to help at registration and as route marshals. Here is the contact info if you can help out: www.dunedash.com, or contact TART Trails at [email protected] or 231-941-4300.

    Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART), Inc. is a proud partner of the 4th annual Dune Dash, a 4-mile run/walk along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT), to be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb. The course showcases the trail, which opened during summer of 2012 within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    The Dune Dash is organized by the creators of the Zombie Run, with support from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and TART Trails. According to Matt Ross, the founder and coordinator of the event, “If you are not familiar with the SBHT, participating in the Dune Dash is the perfect time to experience and support the trail.”  

    The event is on as scheduled despite last Sunday’s storm which knocked down hundreds of trees and rendered the trail impassable. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes volunteer crews have been working with National Parks Service all week to clear the trail. The run/walk starts and finishes at the Dune Climb and follows the flat paved trail, passing by rolling sand dunes and scenic forest before turning around near Glen Haven. The only stretch of the SBHT that remains closed is between Glen Haven and Glen Arbor which will not affect the event.

    All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, professionally timed results, and refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and age-group winners. Packet pick up and late registration will be held on Friday, August 14th from 5pm-7pm at the Filling Station Microbrewery in Traverse City. There will be no day of registration (In accordance to federal law, day of registration cannot take place within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore.) Registration ranges from $15-30 per person based on age and prices go up $5 after Thursday, August 13th.

    Proceeds from the event support the continued development of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The event has raised $7,500 to date for trail support. For more information on the Dune Dash visit www.dunedash.com, or contact TART Trails at [email protected] or 231-941-4300

  36. loving summer, post-storm update + resources

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    Loving summer around Glen Arbor

    “We’re here to stay and we’re all loving summer around Glen Arbor – more than ever”… is the feeling you get around the Glen Lake and surrounding areas in Leelanau that got hit by the storm that occurred on August 2nd. We want to encourage you visit and stay because Summer’s not over – and we are OPEN! Experience the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area…now and year round.

    Getting back to normal after the storm

    Everything is getting back to normal at Sleeping Bear Dunes. People are swarming the Dune Climb, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, walking the beaches, and riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (from Empire to Glen Haven and from Glen Arbor north to Port Oneida Road).

     

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    The Township crew was out working to clear debris on Forest Haven road, by the SBHT entrance. DH Day Campground still needs some TLC to open. The Park Service Tree Crew has been working in there for the past week and are nearly finished.

    Yoga on the beach is back and benefiting the Friend of Sleeping Bear Dunes. The farmer’s market that takes place by the Township Hall in Glen Arbor will resume next Tuesday as usual – after having to cancel due to the storm. People are rallying more than ever to support their neighbors, form volunteer groups, give generously and all around – just enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

    Helpful resources

    As of August 11th, there are dumpsters for public use located at the Glen arbor park tennis courts. To be used for any kitchen waste that people were not able to fit in their weekly trash pick ups.

    The Glen Arbor Township has started their Glen Arbor relief efforts. There is a FAQ posted on the website along with a button to donate. Visit Glenarbortownship.com for more info. You can also stay posted with their new page on Facebook.

    Cherry Republic started a fund to get the downed trees cleaned up and plant new ones in the Spring. Your donation will be matched by CR. Click here to learn more and to donate. “Bring the Arbor back to Glen Arbor.”

    Residential homeowners: There is help for help residential owners to clean up their properties… (we’re told not for commercial or rental properties). This disaster cleanup group is hoping to work in sections, going from one area to another until their task is done, for FREE…Anyone interested can check in with Elizabeth, the deputy clerk or other township officials, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall | 6394 W. Western Ave | Glen Arbor, MI 49636 | (231)334-3539

    Leelanau County has put out a bulletin about the possibility of securing some financial help for people who’s structures have been damaged by the storm.  Taking photos and getting damage information to the county emergency preparedness’s department, and will be useful and as I understand it may result in the possibility of securing some federal cleanup funds as well.

     

    Related Stories

    • The lights are on + Plan your Trip

    • The August storm of Northwest Michigan

    • Things to do around the greater Glen Lake area


    #‎storm‬ ‪#‎glenarborstrong‬ ‪#‎community‬ #summer #vacation #GlenArbor #PureMichigan #‎ArborinGA‬

  37. Yoga on the Beach

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    Yoga on the Beach
    Let’s relax, get some fresh air and enjoy yoga during sunset at Glen Haven Beach. Our next class will be Thursday, August 13 at 8:00 – 9:00 PM at Glen Haven Beach by the Cannery. A suggested donation of $10 per person would be appreciated. For more information and to RSVP (Join), click here.

    Yoga classes accepting donations for Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Hosted by Yoga on the Beach, Leelanau County, Northern MI

  38. The lights are back on!

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    The hard work and sense of community around here shined enough light to get us all through the week following the storm of August 2nd.

    As of 8.7.15 evening – The power was restored in and around Glen Arbor!
    It’s a great weekend and worthy to celebrate and enjoy this “Naturally beautiful” area!
    Send a thank you to all the residents, business owners, tree/power/road crews that have come together and worked so hard all week! Maple City, Cedar and Leland got power back the day before.

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    While there was devastation, inconvenience, and loss this past week from the Storm on Sunday August 2nd – we’re all still counting our blessings to enjoy the beauty, community and solitude that our region brings. We’re staying thankful knowing that this storm is nothing compared to catastrophes that are felt around the globe.

    • Storm Stories + Area updates | Read more >

    Changes and openings are occurring DAILY – so don’t be discouraged to visit and seek recreation and solitude in our Naturally beautiful area!

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    Our love and support of the greater Glen Arbor area can be shown more than ever by shopping small!

    #glenarborstrong #shopsmall #summer #puremichigan #vacation

    The beautiful waters of Lake Michigan call you to take a hike. These TRAILS have been cleared and are NOW OPEN… Pyramid Point (all sections), Windy Moraine Trail, Bay View Trail, and Shauger Hill Trail. > Follow the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on Facebook for updates.

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    Planning your Stay :

    If your visiting the area and plan to stay at an Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Motel, Lodge, Resort or Vacation Rental, we recommend you call/contact the company, rental, or place you’re staying at before coming into town – if you haven’t been contacted already. They’ll be able to give you more specific and relevant information as it pertains to your rental, room and visit.

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    Summer’s not over…

    …and the Seasons ahead still provide opportunity for year round getaways, northern Michigan beauty and recreation!

    > Things to do while visiting the area
    > Stay tuned and visit the listing of local events here
    > Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and posts

    Related Posts:

    • loving summer, post-storm update + resources

    • The August storm of Northwest Michigan

  39. Old Settlers Picnic – 123rd Annual

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    This historic picnic happens annually, on the 1st Sunday in August, now in it’s 123rd year!

    This year, the Old Settlers Picnic falls on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. All are welcome to attend.

    It begins with a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. The event includes live music and dancing on the Gazebo, a car show, some assorted crafters and demonstrations. At 12:00pm the Masonic Temple serves a picnic lunch.

    The Old Settlers Picnic Association has a meeting after lunch, All are welcome to attend and participate!


    Background: It all started when Kasson Freeman came to the area. He had a friend in Glen Arbor, Mr. Fisher. They had a picnic at this park to celebrate Mr. Fisher’s birthday in 1892. Everyone enjoyed the summer gathering so much that it turned into an annual event that’s been organized each year since!

     

  40. Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run

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    Glen Arbor Women’s Club “Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run” on your calendar!!

    It is always the 4th Tuesday in July. This year that is July 28th, with a 9am start time.

    Starts at Cherry Republic, on Lake Street in Glen Arbor, MI.

    Fun for the whole family!  Join us for another great day of family fun, great food and great prizes!!

    All proceeds benefit Glen Lake High School Scholarships and Community Projects. Thank you for your past participation and hope that we see you again at this year’s run.

    Visit our website at http://www.runningbearrun.com/ where you can register and pay on line!!!!

  41. Blind Dog Hank | Emergency Fund Concert

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    Sunday July 26th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Come out and enjoy a great benefit concert at The Manor on Glen Lake with a very special featured live music performance by “Blind Dog Hank
    Our hosts at The Manor are going to prepare a special picnic style menu featuring baked and broasted chicken, grilled burgers, hot dogs with homemade potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw.
    As always the cash bar will be open on the porch to serve your favorite beverage.
    So come hungry and thirsty to enjoy this great performance. ~See you there!
    Admission is Free.
    Event proceeds go to the

    EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER (EACC)
    A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity
    PO BOX 123, Empire, MI 49630-0123 
    Telephone:  231-326-2509
  42. Glen Lake Home Tour

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    The Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library host their biennial Home Tour on Thursday July 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm. 

    As one of the Friends’ primary fundraisers, the event showcases five distinctive and diverse Glen Lake area homes.

    The range of homes in this year’s event is striking, yet each offers design savvy, expressed differently,  through the appreciation of art and color as well as the love of nature, most often seen in lovely  landscapes and exquisite gardens.  Whether it is the authentic, yet updated, historic 18th century  farmhouse or a newly-built Arts & Crafts home, a contemporary design element skillfully blended with
    English antiques, a “knock-out”  view of Alligator Hill or a pastoral view of apple orchards, an elevator or 12’ Endless Pool, there is something for everyone in this collection of stunning homes.

    Tickets for the Home Tour are $15 each and are available at the Empire Library and the Cottage Book Shop as well as Northwoods Hardware in Glen Arbor.

  43. Anchor Days

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    Sponsored By Empire Area Community Center (EACC), A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity.

    Friday, July 17th

    Anchor Day Movies – Fun, Fairs, & Tragedy at Empire & Anchor Recovery

    Where: Empire Town Hall

    Sponsored By: Empire Museum

    Time:  7:00 pm

    Saturday, July 18th

    Fishing Contest (Children & Adults)

    Where:  All Local Inland Lakes

    Sponsored By:  Empire Outdoors / Soni Aylsworth 231-326-5433

    Time:  6:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon

    Species:  Legal Fish Only

    Anchor Day Run

    Where:  Empire Beach Park Pavilion

    Sponsored By:  Darby Trapp

    Time:  8:45 A.M. Registration, 9:00 A.M. Race

    Anchor Day Parade

    Where:  Front Street

    Sponsored By:  EACC / Questions Call Gerry Shiffman 231-326-2509

    Time:  2:30 P.M.

    Line Up:  2:00 @ Apple Barn

    Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner

    Where: Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Lions

    Time: 2:00 – 8:00 pm

    Street Dance with live music by “Streaker”

    Where:  Union Street Between Front & Alley Beside Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

    Time:  7:00 – 11 pm

    *Donation will be accepted to pay the band*

  44. 4th of July

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    The Glen Arbor area celebrates the 4th of July weekend, with plenty of things to do:

    Friday, JULY 3rd…

    7 pm | Northport Community Band playing live music is favorite activity for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, friends and family and enjoy this Glen Arbor tradition. This is a free concert on the Old School House Lawn in Glen Arbor. Rain: Leelanau School Auditorium

    Saturday, JULY 4th…

    10 am | Flag raising ceremony at Old Settlers Park

    12 pm | Parade – through downtown Glen Arbor. (line-up is at 11am)

    4 pm | Glen Lake boat parade – open to all that want to participate!

    Sunday, JULY 5th…

    8 am – 12pm | Fire Department Pancake breakfast at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    More things to do…

    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.

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  45. July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

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    Michigan Beers on TapThe craft beer culture continues to brew in Michigan at a record pace – and in celebration of this long-standing beverage industry, the Michigan Brewers Guild is once again proud to announce July as Michigan Craft Beer Month, as recognized by the state legislature.

    #MiBeerMonth #MiBeer

    “The Great Lakes give us so much to be thankful for – and are among the biggest contributors to the ever-growing craft beer industry here,” says Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the 2015 issue of Michigan. The Great Beer State magazine, the official publication of the Michigan Brewers Guild. “The impact of craft beer is far reaching – from the farmer growing hops and barley, to the malting and processing facilities, to the distributors and retail outlets that bring the finished product to the consumers. Craft beer is an agricultural commodity that provides and unparalleled social experience by bringing people together to interact, converse and celebrate in true Pure Michigan style.”

    The Michigan Brewers Guild encourages residents and visitors of The Great Beer State to celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month by visiting area brewpubs and microbreweries, asking for Michigan craft beer at retail outlets and restaurants and attending regional celebration.


    Text from “Raise a Glass to July — Michigan Craft Beer Month” http://www.mibeer.com/announcements/raise-a-glass-to-july-michigan-craft-beer-month

     

  46. A place for Classic Cars…

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    Classic Car Cruise Night in Glen ArborA visitor recently asked about friendly places downtown Glen Arbor for their classic cars. While the parking gets filled fast downtown in the height of the summer season, we’ll leave it up to you whether you care to park it in a public location.

    However, there’s a place dedicated to pulling in your classic and mingling with other car buffs: Northwoods Hardware. They “Host The Classics” in their store parking lot, starting the 1st Thursday AFTER the July 4th Holiday, and every Thursday through the summer season.

    “The theme of Cruise Night is to bring your classic hardware to the hardware,” said Don Drabik. From Glen Arbor Sun article.
    See more here.

     

    The Classics start showing up at about 6:15 and will stay until about 8pm (weather dependent). Park your car and mingle. Northwoods is within walking distance of any local shops, galleries or restaurants you may also want to visit while in town.

    Visit our business directory to see what’s in town. See you soon!

  47. TENNIS TOURNAMENT for 2015 in Glen Arbor

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    ALL DOUBLES, played in our beautiful downtown Glen Arbor park!

    Events…

    Friday, June 26th Women’s Doubles* and luncheon (change this year, see
    below for info)

    Saturday, June 27th Men’s Doubles* (change this year, see below for info)
    and Mixed-Doubles* Draws

    Sunday, June 28th Semi’s and Finals of Men’s Doubles and Mixed-Doubles
    Draws

    *each team is guaranteed at least 2 matches

    Cost…

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

    $25.00 (per player) – Men’s Doubles 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 Monday, June 22nd.

    If you need help finding a doubles partner for any of the events please contact me and we’ll see if we can help.  We will collect money from you at the event, please bring cash or check (make checks out to the Glen Arbor Township). You will be contacted a few days prior to the event to let you know the approximate times of play. Please let me know if you have any questions and PLEASE pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in this FUN tennis tourney in beautiful downtown Glen Arbor!!!

    Exciting changes this year include 4 newly resurfaced courts for our use at the Leelanau School, just a couple miles down the road. This allows us to expand our tournament to include 2 separate draws (A and B) in both the Women’s and Men’s Doubles.  The A draw will consist of tournament tough teams, those who play team tennis, league play, 3.5 rating or above and wish to play in a competitive environment. The B draw is for the recreational player, those who enjoy playing competitively but want to have a more light-hearted fun environment.  If you have any questions where you might fit, please give me a call or email.


    ALL money raised from this tournament goes back into maintaining and beautifying our Glen Arbor Park!

    Once again, this year the tournament is being sponsored by: AND A big thank you to both 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!

  48. Barn Restoration Workshop in Port Oneida

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    At Burfiend Barn in Port Oneida

    | Event Date: June 18 – 20, 2015

    Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

    The park will again be hosting our successful barn restoration workshop June 18-20th at the John Burfiend Barn located on Port Oneida Road, four (4) miles north of Glen Arbor, Michigan on M-22. This year marks the 19th year of the partnership between the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in developing this series of “hands-on” workshops. The park and the Michigan Barn Preservation Network are providing the skilled labor to put on this workshop.

    The workshop will address “Barn Floor, Siding, Post, Ramp, Window and Door Repair and Construction.” The John Burfiend Barn was the site of the first park and Michigan Barn Preservation Network workshop in 1997. The course will include 1) basics about structural and load analysis for post placement and repair, 2) repair of floors and walkways, 3) wood ramp installation, 5) large and pedestrian door repair, construction and installation, 6) wood window repair, 7) exterior siding repair and installation, and 8) tool safety while completing the task presented. This workshop is again able to provide a unique experience for all participants.

    The course is set up so participants receive “hands on” training of all techniques. The workshop begins on site at 9:00 a.m. each day. There is no cost to participants. Tools and materials will be provided. Participants should wear boots, gloves, and bring a sack lunch for each day that they attend. Participants can sign up for any number of days.

    Workers are not required to be skilled in the building trades, though experience will be helpful and appreciated. The purpose of the workshop is to teach the techniques and train owners and those interested how to do restoration work on timber and frame structures, including concrete and stonework. Past workshop attendees have ranged in age from 7 to 75 with each contributing their own unique skills to the project.

    Campsites will be provided for those volunteers who wish to camp for those days they are signed up for the workshop. Please indicate on the form, by email, or when you call to sign up. Interested parties should contact the park historical architect, Kimberly Mann (231)326-4771, to sign up for the workshop. To sign up by email: [email protected]

  49. Farmer’s Markets in Leelanau

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

    IMG_0137 Farmer's Market - fresh produce photo

    The 2015 Season is here…

    All markets are OPEN from 9am – 1pm

    Suttons Bay
    Saturdays, May 9 – Oct 24
    at North Park, intersection of M-22 & M-204
    (601 Front Street)

    Empire
    Saturdays, June 13 – Sept 12
    Next to the Post Office
    (10234 W Front St)

    Lake Leelanau
    Sundays, June 14 – Sept 6
    Corner of M-204 & Lake Leelanau Drive (112 W Philip Street)

    Glen Arbor
    Tuesdays, June 16 – Sept 8

    Behind the Township Office (6394 W Western Ave )

    Leland
    Thursdays, June 18 – Sept 3
    Leland School parking lot (200 N Grand Ave)

    Northport
    Fridays, June 5 – Sept 11
    at the marina (105 Bay St)

    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.

  50. BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration

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    Glen Arbor, Michigan: It’s that time of year again, the annual salute to the beginning of summer, with delicious local fare and the best of Northern Michigan micro-brews! This family-friendly Glen Lake BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration happens the third Saturday in June each year. This year the anticipated event falls on June 20th, 2015, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

    The ever-growing celebration of summer features a variety of Michigan microbreweries, fabulous BBQ food and other great small plates from local food purveyors. In addition to craft beer, lots of great drink options are also available including non-alcoholic beverages and a Wine table! From 1-4pm will be great music and prize giveaways by The Brew Crew during their onsite live broadcast of ROCK 105 and THE BEAR 98.1. From 4-8pm The Rick Hick’s Band returns from Muskegon to provide a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown.

    This family-friendly event is located at the corner of M-22 and Lake Street, in downtown Glen Arbor, is just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Lake shops, restaurants, galleries and recreation. From 2:30-4:30pm, Painted Lady Face Art will be doing face painting. During the event, other games/activities will also be available. From 4:30-5:30pm, will be a LIVE auction, with items to bid on like an authenticated M-22 Road Sign, recreation packages, wine tour tickets, and locally made art.

    Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wristband, plus four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Children under 12 are FREE, with a reduced rate of admission for ages 13-20.

    Event Web Page: http://www.visitglenarbor.com/event/2015-bbq-and-brew-fest/

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/BBQandBrew

    Volunteer opportunities for the event include free admission! Limited time slots are still available. Contact Katie | [email protected]