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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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!
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There’s plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area.
Start by shopping early during the PJ Party in Glen Arbor on Friday morning for special sales at participating merchants. Eat out Friday then come back after dark for the annual Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling to get you in the holiday spirit. Then on Saturday, you’ll have a great opportunity to buy from your local artisans during two Holiday Marketplaces!
Glen Arbor and Empire both host an annual holiday market featuring a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!
Plus, Saturday on November 28th is the nationwide #ShopSmall Saturday. Visit all the #SmallBiz around town for the Holidays! *Available at participating restaurants and shops.
Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 5am – 8am
The town’s version of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. Shop the downtown district stores in your PJ’s for extra special discounts and fun! Shops offer special discounts during this time on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, local Artisan gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More! Shoppers can grab some coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning too.
Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party
Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8pm
at the Glen Arbor Township Hall
Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor. The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party!
Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | 10am – 4pm
in the Glen Arbor Township Hall
Shop locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 10:30am-3pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.
(If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])
Empire Holiday Market:
Saturday, November 28th | 11am-5pm
in the Empire Town hall
Shop the Empire Artisan’s Market. Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!
Essential oils extracted from plants have been used for thousands of years in many different cultures, to improve physical, mental and emotional health. Sole Wright, a certified fitness trainer, will share her knowledge of essential oils, offering practical tips on their use, and guidelines on how to select the best botanicals.
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
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
The Glen Lake Library in Empire will host Northern Michigan’s own poet bard Terry Wooten, who will share varied works from his long career as a poet and storyteller. His latest book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.
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Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert/Auction will be held Next Sunday December 20th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Town Hall in Empire.
This event will feature multiple performers by both singer song writer Amanda Egerer as well as “Da Sista Hood ‘n Joe”.
A Live Auction will also be held between performance sets presented by Auctioneer Dave Taghon
There are some wonderful items that have been donated for auction by area artists, businesses and individuals perfect for last minute Christmas gifts.
Among the items being auctioned off is a rare limited addition “Kramer Ferrington” acoustic/electric Bass Guitar that was donated at the end of the “Abby Road Live” Concert by Zach Light of the “Uncle Z Band”.
This event is family friendly so feel free to bring the kids as well as your favorite beverage. Come on down and have some funackah
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and Joyous Festivus to the rest of us!
The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites preschool children and their caregivers to a lively hour of stories, music, crafts and other learning activities, every Thursday morning at 11:00 am during the 2015-2016 school year.
These sessions are free, thanks to support from the Friends of the Glen Lake Library, and no advance registration is required.
Every Thursday morning at 11:00 am, during the 2015-2016 school year