Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XV #132 – Not Much Bark and a Bite to Eat

 (Report by Jim today) Anyone driving down M22 South of Leland this morning may have seen me down in the poison ivy and reeds taking photos of the sunrise. Anyone who was paying attention saw a great cloud show that carried over into Fishtown. Lunch at Happy Hour and a trip down to roaring brook caps off a pre-barbecruise-day afternoon

Vol XV #127 – Summer Storm of 2015

Got a call early this morning from Leland. “Looks like you’ll be doing the report tonight, the power is out here.” As of 5pm, the power was still out and judging from the damage, it will be out for a while. Hope everyone is safe and dry.  -Jim After the storm…

Vol XV #113 – Oh What a Beautiful Day… For a Tribute

The Leland Yacht Club held a memorial Sunfish Regatta dedicated to the memory of Past Commodore Jim Fenton.  Jim was known for his love of racing his Sunfish and dedication to his years as LYC Commodore.  Present along with family members were Past Commodores Norb Gits, Bill Bolinger, Ted Sichler, Keith Burnham,  Mary Jo Grogan, John Stanley and Laura Paine. 

Vol XV #112 – Just Before the Power Went Out

Mid-morning the sky darkened and the “Dark Sky” app on my I Phone started alerting that possible severe weather is on it’s way. The “Radar” app confirmed that with a fast moving, very red graphic headed for Leland.  The rain began to fall and power went out.  The internet remained until just before noon and it went out.  Logged onto ConsumerPower.com on… Read more »

Vol XV #111 – A Hazy Lazy Day

A damp and misty get-up with a little drizzle in the air.  You notice these things when you drive around with no top.  MDOT was on the job this morning with the promise of completing the resurfacing.  I must compliment them for the way they work, Elmer’s does a fine job of road construction. Most of the “Mac” boats have… Read more »

Vol XV #110 – M22 Facelift

A number of years ago the Leelanau County Road Commission experimented with a new road surface from Leland north to Leelanau Township.  It has been the worst decision they ever made and we have been listening to the road noise and rattling trucks ever since.   Today another section of it has been removed and replaced.  Yea!  Normally I don’t criticize the… Read more »

Vol XV #99 – Dam Candy is Damn Good

Joanne and I joined with our Leland neighbors to congratulate Major General Brian Bishop and his wife Linda on his retirement from the United States Air Force and welcoming them back home.   Also Happy 78th Birthday to my wife Joanne, love ya.  Life is good!