Glen Arbor Sun top stories of 2011

2011 was the year of the revolution, the occupier and the people’s movement. Here in Michigan, it was the year that our Detroit Tigers made a magical and gallant run into the postseason, and it was the year that our Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore finally got the national credit it deserved.

Here then are the top 10 stories of 2011 that appeared in the Glen Arbor Sun during our 16th year of publication:

10. Greg and Wanda Sobran’s bold strokes (July 28)

9. The future of NASA’s space station, according to Greg Johnson (Aug. 25)

8. Narrows Marina saves drowning fawn (July 14)

7. Derek Bailey the bridge builder (Nov. 17)

6. The Culinary Yes! Of Nonna’s (June 30)

5. Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail breaks ground (August 11)

4. Will Sugar Loaf offer cross-country skiing this winter? (Nov. 17)

3. “Work worth doing”: Exploring Leelanau’s faces of labor (Aug. 25)

2. Please don’t come to Leelanau County (Sept. 15)

1. How Sleeping Bear was voted America’s most beautiful place (Sept. 15)

This story was sponsored by Art’s Tavern, Glen Arbor’s original gathering place.