Author Archives: Keith Burnham

Vol XV #150 – It Wasn’t the Nicest Day, It Wasn’t the Worst

   The morning started out much better than what the day became.  It was a rainy day in Leland Town.    To all subscribers: You may have noticed new advertisements on the left side column. Although I’ve resisted selling ad space for many years, it is going to help our bottom line and allow us to keep publishing the report. The… Read more »

Vol XV #148 – St. Wenc’s 125th

   Bishop Steven Raica of the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord celebrated the 125th birthday of St. Wenceslaus Church at 8:00 am mass this morning.  The well attended mass posed for a picture and went on to breakfast with the Bishop and Rev. Tony Cureton who currently serves mass each Sunday at St. Wenc. as well as St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Peshawbetown… Read more »

Vol XV #145 – October Clouds Over Fishtown

   Another cloudy/sunny day with an early morning drizzle/shower.  Wind and October clouds with patches of blue.  One of the rare times Rick’s Café had a lack of customers. The Joy brought in a load of whitefish that included 7 chubs, Big Blue has been chubless for a number of years.  Alan Priest is hoping for the day the Janice… Read more »

Vol XV #144 – It Was a Cloudy Sunny Day

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  Gee, I think I said that yesterday.  We had a nice overnight rain and the was fresh and clean, actually the air is fresh and clean every morning.  Today must be Biscuit’s day because he’s in every photo except the aerial. … Read more »

Vol XV #143 – Mostly Cloudy With a Chance of Thunderstorms

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  A couple of folks were looking for stones, taking advantage of the still water.  The sun did visit for a couple of minutes this afternoon, but cloudy skies and occasional drops are forecasted for the rest of the day. John Chapman… Read more »

Vol XV #141 – Van’s Beach

  I really don’t know how many pictures I’ve taken from this very same spot over the past 14+ years, It’s not always as beautiful as it was this morning, but always makes you feel good just being there.  The raft below was washed onshore at the south end of the upper Lake Leelanau two weeks ago.  If it’s yours or belongs… Read more »

Vol XV #140 – The Wonderful World of Ellie Golden

  One of my favorite piece’s of artwork hanging on my wall is an Ellie Golden Fishtown watercolor.  Last night, the Old Art Building was host to a amazing exhibit of Ellie’s work in many mediums.  The exhibit continues today and tomorrow.   It’s no secret that Leland is an artist’s haven and we are very fortunate to have so many talented artists as our… Read more »

Vol XV #139 – A Magical Place in the Land of Delight

  Maro Nook is up for sale.  July 1960, I spent my first night in Leland here at Maro Nook as a newly engaged house guest. My wife’s father Remi Gits bought this beautiful home in the late thirties from Harry Harrison, who had bought it from Mrs. Maro (Allie).  Harry Harrison owned Redpath Orchards and was the founder of… Read more »