2018-08-23 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nick Rice

GLEN LAKE graduate Nick Rice’s favorite movie is “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” GLEN LAKE graduate Nick Rice’s favorite movie is “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Name: Nick Rice

Town or township of residence: Maple City

Resident since: I was born here.

Age and birthplace: 18 and Traverse City

Occupation: Laborer

Marital status: Single

You live in Leelanau County because: My parents raised me here and I’m attending Northwestern Michigan College this fall, then transferring down state. I plan on coming back for now because I love it here, but anything can change.

Last good movie you saw: “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” I’ve always loved this movie because it has tons of hilarious and memorable quotes.

Last good book you read: “Frankenstein,” for a class project. I liked that it told the actual story about him, unlike childhood Halloween stories.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: Elon Musk, because he is a genius and I want to know everything he has planned for future technology.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: Playing in a State Championship football game, placing in States with my track team and graduating high school.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: Running my own business.

Things you lose sleep over: I don’t sleep well if my family or friends aren’t doing okay.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: I would make the county wait to do road repairs until the tourists are gone, so that the roads clear up a bit.

Favorite dessert: Vanilla ice cream with fresh, local strawberries on top.

Are you a coffee drinker? Not at all.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: Big and Little Glen Lake.

If you had more time you would: Explore everything everywhere with as many friends as possible to make more memories.

The words that best describe you are: Funny, relaxed, thoughtful.


We’ve got the perfect position as the gatherer of Talk of the County interviews. We’re looking for an outgoing person to interview one Leelanau County resident for the feature every week. Must be reliable. We look for a wide range of demographic and geographic sources for TOC. Please call or email Alan Campbell, 256-9827 and/or alan@leelanaunews.com.

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