October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Outdoors

Lakeshore attendance continues to soar; nears annual record

September continued 2016 trend

The slogan for this year’s celebration of the National Park Service centennial was “find your park.” It appears a lot of people have, and that park is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

54-year wait for big buck

Otherwise, warm temps slow deer

“I got lucky this year,” recalled Chico Luna, with his wife, Mary, by his side. “I’ve been waiting to shoot one of these guys for a long time. “How long?” he asked, looking at Mary. More...

4-H clubs offer more to kids than lessons in farming

But ag is still important

Leelanau County 4-H Clubs cater to such a wide variety of interests that it’s a bit of a chore to keep track of them all.  Just ask the county’s 4-H program coordinator Rosali Collier, who was hired to fill the vacant position this s More...

Orchards, vineyards soggy

Wet weather continued during apple and grape harvests across the county last week, although the rain had little effect on the fruit itself.  More...

Jones releases backyard picture book

A local ecologist who has photographed Leelanau County for the past 20 years has released his first picture book.  The book is “Nature’s Unseen World: Leelanau County’s Backyard” by Glen Arbor resident Bob Jones.  More...

Conservancy hikers look for critters

Docents Ann McInnis, Jane Gale and Beth Chiles will explore fall activities of plants and animals in a hike at the Leelanau Conservancy’s Houdek Dunes Natural Area that starts at 10 a.m. More...

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MEMBERS OF the Glen Lake Garden Club took advantage of a recent sunny day to re-decorate the flower barrels in Glen Arbor for the fall. More...

It’s time again to begin Enterprise snowfall contest

Harold Feigel says he’s up to the task, regardless of what Mother Nature throws at him.  During winters in Leelanau County, that usually means snow.  Feigel is the official weather man of Leelanau County, so designated by the National More...

Research station reaches higher with newest piece of equipment

The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center recently welcomed the arrival of a new innovation, a Blosi platform.  Orchard platforms have the potential to increase efficiency in a number of orchard tasks such as pruning, harvesting and ha More...

Hops draw 1,300

An estimated crowd of 1,300 attended the third annual Empire Hops Fest, about the same number as last year.  “A good day was had by all,” said Paul Skinner of the Empire Chamber of Commerce. More...

Lakeshore program all about apples in Port Oneida farms

It’s apple season and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host an antique apple program from noon to 4 p.m. More...