Twenty paintings by Sally Wille of Winnetka, Illinois are currently on display at the Glen Arbor Art Association. Watercolor artist, Sally Wille, earned a BFA from the University of Arizona. She likes the transparency of watercolor and that is evident in the landscapes, night scenes and reflective surfaces that she paints. Her show may be viewed Monday-Friday, June 4-15, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. There will be a Meet & Greet for Sally this coming Friday, June 8, from 6-8 p.m.

After several years of limited piping plover nesting activity in the Glen Haven area of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore), four pairs of the federally endangered shorebird have made that beach their home for the summer. This easily accessible location provides visitors an excellent opportunity to view a rare bird in its natural habitat, as well as have questions answered by National Park Service employees and volunteers who will be on site throughout the nesting season.

From staff reports Upon the retirement last summer of Dick DeVinney, the Summer Singers director for many years, Patrick Kuhl, will be the new director of the Glen Arbor Summer Singers. Patrick is a summer resident of Northport where he has been the organist for the Omena Presbyterian Church since 1993. He has also been […]

To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on Saturday, May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

Here are a few photo from the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association’s (LPVA) spring media reception. Learn more about LPVA and its fine wineries here.

Asparagus Party Don’t miss the ninth annual Empire Asparagus Festival May 18-20 in the cozy village in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This annual rite of spring, dubbed among the weirdest festivals in the world by, brings the locals out of hibernation and precedes the tourism pilgrimage “up north” on Memorial Day weekend. […]

In late April, Leelanau’s newest one-of-a-kind vehicle carried the Glen Lake Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team to a state championship in Grand Rapids. As part of a twist on the Wizard of OZ, the GL Tor”o”nado had to incorporate at least two propulsion systems, carry a team member, fit inside a designated area, move backwards and forwards 14 feet AND show emotions in the process. The team’s vehicle accomplished all that and more as it motored through the Traverse City regional and on to the state finals.

Democrat Derek Bailey, the much heralded chair of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, who launched a run last year for U.S. Congress, has switched gears and will now go after State Rep. Ray Franz, a self-identified “conservative Republican” who won a seat in Lansing in 2010. The Traverse-City Record Eagle reported the news today. Follow for more news in the coming days.

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Great Lakes Invasive Plant Management Plan (IPMP) for the following 10 parks located in the Great Lakes region: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (APIS), Grand Portage National Monument (GRPO), Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IATR), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU), Isle Royale National Park (ISRO), Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SLBE), St. Croix National Scenic River (SACN) and Voyageurs National Park (VOYA).

Actually, there are hundreds of places (and reasons) to stop in and around Glen Arbor. But now that the busy M-22/M-109 intersection (where Anderson’s Market, Boone Docks and the Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast are located) has added a stop sign for those traveling westbound, your automobile-bound trip around town will be safer, and less confusing.