Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 »

Vol XVII – #037 – The Dredging Timelapse

(Report by Jim today) You know what they say about the weather in Michigan, whether you like it or not, wait ten minutes and it will change. We installed a timelapse camera on the green breakwall light for the duration of the dredging operation and caught a spectacular transformation in action! You will see the whole thing in a video… Read more »

Vol XVII – #036 – Top 10 Subs in Michigan

Link below to mlive.com http://www.mlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2017/05/10_of_michigans_best_sub_shops.html Village Cheese Shanty Located in the charming Fishtown area of Leland, right on the water, the Village Cheese Shanty is the place to stop from mid April through October. The bread here is what it’s all about, a delicious, house-made pretzel roll created by owner David Kareck.  It’s chewy, with a bit of caramelized flavor,… Read more »

Vol XVII – #033 – Meggen’s Monday

No sun, plenty of rain: the forest floors have sprung to life, with fresh greens peeking through the fallen leaves. Downtown in Traverse City, the trees on Front Street have exploded into white blossoms. Leland Harbor is open, thanks to the dredge work and our amazing community support. Since it’s May first, I decided to return to the photo taken… 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 – #022 – What Lies Beneath

(Report by Jim)  This image is from 2/28/2012. Old shipwreck wood on none other than Van’s Beach. But it’s covered up now. Lake Michigan was pretty low on this date. From the year 2000 through 2012, the level of Lake Michigan and Huron was below the historical mean level after being at a 10 year high in 1998. In 2013… Read more »

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