By Jacob Wheeler Sun editor All eyes are on quaint Glen Arbor. Two summers from now a gigantic, $40 million luxury resort including 14 fractional-ownership condominiums will occupy the pristine land by the boat ramp on Lake Street where Le Bear restaurant and a couple giant parking lots are today. Current restaurant owners Janet Niewold […]

By Chase Edwards Sun staff writer On a warm July day in Northern Michigan’s rural Mecosta County an Amish carriage drives by the Ice Mountain spring water plant. The simple black carriage juxtaposed against the $100 million bottling facility, a Nestle subsidiary that pumps 400 gallons of spring water per minute and bottles it for […]

By Jacob Wheeler Sun Editor No, the National Park Service will not close the dune climb. But the areas of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open to the public will likely undergo major changes in late 2003, when the final version of the NPS General Management Plan is published. The National Park recently held […]

Press release from the Leelanau Conservancy July 1, 2002

Empire fondly remembers a staple business by Jacob Wheeler Sun Editor