Category Archives: In Town

Vol XXI – #2 – Beach Shadows and Waning Spring Ice

North Beach shadows and waning ice. In the spring, the sun shines one one side of the driftwood on the breakwall, leaving the other side in shadow. The shadow side melts last, leaving a nicely framed outline of the driftwood. The main photo just looked like a howling wolf.

Vol XXI – #1 – Into the 21st Year

Into our 21st year. So, technically, this it the 20th anniversary of the Leland Report! It has been a beautiful ride to this point and no doubt you have seen the changes. We are currently looking at what the Leland Report is going to look like going forward. I am in the process of relocating to Leland, and whether that… Read more »

Vol. XX – #268- From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

A couple of oldies, but goodies! From the lens of Erhardt Peters way up above Lake Leelanau looking West, date unknown, but you can plainly see the foundry in the background across the river. In the aerial photo, you can see the undeveloped land along the river and the golf course. The view below of Fishtown from Pearl St. Snowfall… Read more »

Vol. XX – #264- Gale Force

(Report by Jim) One shot tonight (actually, two). Gale force winds down at the harbor this morning, Leland Lodge for dinner in the evening. If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.com  OR post it to our Facebook Page @theLelandReport.

Vol. XX – #253- Palmer Woods and Ice Boating

(Report by Jim) Out on the X-Country trails again today! This time it was Palmer Woods down near Glen Arbor on Wheeler Road. These trails have a much better base with some well established grooves. There are some gentle uphill climbs and some steeper downhills depending on which direction you take. I went in numerical order for a total of… Read more »

Vol. XX – #247- Inauguration Day

(Report by Jim. Photos by Frank Harden) Today’s photos are sent in from Frank Harden, who was around for some Parasailing adventures at Van’s beach. The photo below is the status of the new Leland Public School building. Thanks, Frank!  Today was the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President. One thing we all learned is… Read more »

Vol. XX – #231 – 2021 Calendar

  (Report by Jim) At this point, I can’t guarantee calendars will make it anywhere before Christmas, especially this year. I purposely bought less knowing sales would be lackluster, but I still have a bunch ready to go. You can get a calendar at Leelanau Books in Leland or online Get your 2021 Leland Report Calendar Online Here’s a summary… Read more »

Vol. XX – #224 – Meggen’s Monday

  The Leland Community Cultural Center/Old Art Building has put up a wonderful display of Christmas trees on the lawn, complete with lights and decorations. It was a delight to wander among the trees and also see the full moon peeking through the clouds. Many thanks to all at the OAB for this celebration of lights! (Pro tip: check out… Read more »

Vol. XX – #209 – Guest Post by Mark Smith

(Report by Jim and Mark) Mark Smith might not need an introduction to many of you, he is not only our neighbor to the North on Lake Leelanau, but he is also the first short story you see when you open our book, The Leland Report, 15 Years in the Leelanau Peninsula. Mark is an Instructor at Northwestern Michigan College… Read more »