It’s a cool and clear Friday morning in Northport. Barb’s Bakery opens at 6 a.m., but I personally don’t open up until about 7:30 or 8. Still, the famous cinnamon twists are plentiful. So I grab one twist, plus an old fashioned with chocolate icing, and a coffee to go. I nod to the regulars, hashing out the world’s problems at the round tables, swing through the screen door, and follow the breeze down to the water.

One hundred members and friends attended the May 23 League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) annual dinner. There, the LWVLC awarded its Outstanding Community Member Award to Liz Kirkwood, executive director of For Love of Water (FLOW).

Photo by Jake Holtrop From staff reports Ryan DeCook, 37, of Washington, Mich., won the 10th annual M22 Challenge on June 9 with a course-breaking record of 1:11:02. He beat 900 other athletes in the iconic Glen Arbor triathlon that includes a grueling 2-mile dune climb in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 17-mile […]

The Leelanau County Planning Commission is working to update the Leelanau General Plan, a county-wide plan regarding future development and land use in the county. The Commission is asking for your opinion on various topics such as: housing, jobs, economic development and recreation.

There’s a whole lot going on at the Glen Arbor Park. When the Sun visited May 7 at 4 p.m. for this update, we saw earthmovers trawling back and forth, smoothing the ground for three pickleball courts over by the hardware’s garden center; plumbers working on the bathroom facility in the center of things; a landscape architect shooting pictures over by the adult workout equipment, while workers for the general contractor were busy in the southwest quadrant of the park.

Fun and games always seem to follow Bob Sutherland. The Cherry Republic owner frequently walks around Glen Arbor sans shoes; his weekly “Orchard Report” emails describe sons Colebrook and Hawthorn playing in the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and cherry pit spitting contests are an important part of the visit to Cherry Republic’s campus.

MONEY Magazine’s best in travel guide recently named Glen Arbor among its best places to go in 2018. We reached out to MONEY writer Megan Leonhardt to learn why she selected Glen Arbor.

As everyone in Glen Lake Laker Land basks in the glow of both the women’s and men’s basketball teams’ awesome March Madness runs and the strong 7-3 season the football team had last fall, can’t you just hear the whispers already: Laker Dome?

This morning at 10 a.m., students from several Leelanau County high schools joined a nationwide school walkout on the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Leelanau County has added a ninth recycling drop-off site in 2018. Add Glen Lake School, located east of the Glen Lakes, to the roster that already includes: the Leelanau School, north of Glen Arbor; the Empire ball fields; the boat launch in Cedar; the Connie Binsfeld Government Center near Lake Leelanau; Northport, the Leelanau Sands Casino north of Suttons Bay; Suttons Bay School, and the old fire station in Elmwood Township near Traverse City.