June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Outdoors

Black bear sightings on the rise

Beverly Kruse slammed on her brakes and was taken aback a bit by what she saw in the road.  A black bear had interrupted Kruse’s nighttime commute about a half-mile north of Horn Road on Lake Leelanau Drive.  “It was surprising, More...

More than 2,000 attend festival

Sun, wind, food and, as expected, lots of wine and people were in attendance at the 2017 Leland Wine and Food Festival.  “Despite the wind, we had a fantastic turnout,” said Kate Vilter, coordinator of the Leland Wine and Food Festiv More...

Lakeshore offers hands-on workshops for preservation

The Frederick Dechow Barn will be the site for a Barn Restoration Workshop from Monday through Saturday, June 19-24, hosted by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  It’s the 21st year that the Lakeshore has sponsored the popular series More...

Pelicans pay visit to Lake Leelanau

Joan and Denis Garvin were working at their business, Garvin’s Cottages in Cedar, Thursday morning when they noticed about 20 birds on the horizon.  After closer inspection, they noticed the group of birds on Lake Leelanau was a pod of pel More...

Deer, birds enjoying easy spring

For the most part, Mother Nature has provided relatively comfortable nesting seasons for grouse, turkeys and woodcock this spring. More...

Neighbors’ garden now growing

The Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ (LCN) vegetable garden took shape this week as volunteers layed out, built and planted raised beds behind the nonprofit’s new building in Lake Leelanau.  The goal is to raise fresh vegetables for LCN More...

Park Service to close road to Shell Lake

Starting early next week, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be closing a .8-mile section of a National Park Service-owned dirt track near Good Harbor.  The unnamed route previously traveled south from West Lake Michigan Road to Shell L More...