Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVII – #128 – Sunday is Fun Day

(Report by Jim today) I never jumped off the end of the short breakwall when I was a kid. I’m not sure why. We always swam at the base of the dam. the current would push us downstream and then we jumped off the Janice Sue. When we got shooed off that, we moved to the Joy, but it wasn’t as… Read more »

Vol XVII – #127 – Barbecruise Day

(Report by Jim today) I think I got it right this year. Last year I posted the winner of the boat parade and got it all wrong. Then I added that boat to this year’s invitation. I know this year is right because I took a video of the presentation tonight. But, we had fun with the mix up. The Leland… Read more »

Vol XVII – #126 – Rain and a Morning Flood

(Report by Jim today) I got the distinct pleasure of driving up in the immense downpour that plagued Michigan last night and flooded Leland streets this morning. Doing that at night in a construction zone is never fun. I’ve only walked down the beach to Whaleback once in the past and decided to do it today, in the rain. Well, it wasn’t… Read more »

Vol XVII – #049 A Visit Back in Time

(Report by Jim today) Mrs. Maro has been featured on this blog several times. But I don’t think these other gems were ever put up. Mrs. Maro was the wife of Walter T. Best, best known by his stage name “Maro the Magician”. She helped finance and run the Old Art Building. And, as you can see above from the… Read more »

Winners of the 2016-17 Snow Gauge Contest

Winter16-17The following entries were the closest to the snow gauge measurement at Leif’s Tileart studio in Sutton’s Bay without going over.  

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! See you next year!

First Place

Rebecca Reynolds with a guess of 144″
Rebecca wins a custom made Leif Spork tile with the final snow tally of the season included on it (Design in progress) 

Second Place

Allen Northcutt with a guess of 139″
Allen wins a choice of an signed 11×14 print of his choosing or one of Keith Burnham’s pen and ink prints of Fishtown

Third Place

Matt Burnheimer with a guess of 135.5″
Matt gets a one of a kind Leland Report mug with his choice of Leland scenes.

Vol XVII – #025 – Then What Was It?

(Report by Jim) Filling in this last week lets me go back to all the archive photos I’ve scanned over the years. I scanned the thousand original Erhardt Peters negatives and photos that we helped secure for the museum. I scanned a stack for Marv Anderson and Frank Mead and Walter McCord when he was still with us. The photos… Read more »

Vol XVII – #024 – It Was What It Was

(Report by Jim) In honor of Earth Day, we go back to March of 2003, when I was still shooting film. These is the first time I ever saw the “Ice Caves” up near Northport. The earth serves up some marvelous artwork day after day, year after year, century after century. I think it requires us to respect it enough… Read more »

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