Twin Flames, Boat Fire, The Mill opens: Glen Arbor Sun’s top viewed stories of 2023

From staff reports

This year was a banner year for news in Leelanau County. The Glen Arbor Sun‘s top viewed stories on our website in 2023 included the strange—a relationship coaching cult in Suttons Bay (“Twin Flames, a Suttons Bay cult, an inferno of controversy” was our fourth most-viewed story of all time); the heroic—a neighborhood effort to rescue boaters from a burning craft; the celebratory—The Mill made its long awaited opening on the Crystal River, and collaboration between the National Lakeshore and Leelanau Conservancy to preserve Glen Lake ridge property; the breaking news—an 18-hole putting course and restaurant planned to open next year in Glen Arbor; the historical—our 12-part series covering Leelanau’s farming families; and the reflective—remembering Horndog Newt Cole. Thanks for your readership, and Happy New Year!

Here’s the list of our top 10 stories by online views in 2023.

1) Twin Flames, a Suttons Bay cult, an inferno of controversy, Nov. 15

2) Boat fire on Glen Lake rallies neighbors. Five boaters, one dog safe, July 17

3) Iconic Cedar Tavern for sale, Jan. 12

4) The Mill Glen Arbor seeks executive chef for 47-seat restaurant on Crystal River, Jan 11.

5) Sheldon plans 18-hole putting course for Glen Arbor next spring, Oct. 6

6) Peninsula Housing offers first affordable home for sale in Suttons Bay, Aug. 27

7) Introducing the Bohemians of Leelanau County, Aug. 21

8) National Lakeshore collaborates with Leelanau Conservancy to acquire, preserve Glen Lake ridgeline property, Dec. 14

9) Horndog Newt Cole is still Fabulous, July 20, 2022

10) Novelist Ann Patchett visits NWS—new novel set in Northern Michigan, Aug. 10