Category Archives: People

Vol XXII – #5- To Paula With Love

It’s with deep sadness that we report the passing of our dear Aunt Paula Gits. A woman with a penchant for fun, adventure, and laughs. She always brightened a room by just walking into it. The obituary says it all plus, here are some favorite photographs. Goodbye Paula, we love you! Our deepest condolences to Norb and the whole Gits… Read more »

Vol XXII – #4- A St Patrick’s Birthday

Happy 89th birthday to the original Leland Reporter, Keith Burnham. Slàinte! Breaking:  I have confirmed with Fishtown Preservation that I will be at the Art Shanty again this year from 6/28-7/4 Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how special and “one-of-a-kind” this area is and we have enjoyed bringing out that uniqueness… Read more »

Vol XXII – #3- Ice Windsurfer

I was looking through old photos taken by my Dad back in January 2005 for something to post to Instagram and ran across these, of an ice windsurfer! I don’t believe I ever saw one of these or knew it existed, but it looks like it works! Does anyone know who the rider is? Breaking:  I have confirmed with Fishtown… Read more »

Vol XXII – #2- Birkebeiner Festival

Not Leland related, but as we say, “Leland is where the heart is”. But this is a bit of inherited Norwegian culture that not many people have heard about and might find interesting. To say I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks is an understatement. I was with my girlfriend in Houston for a concert and to see a… Read more »

Vol XXI – #41 – Calendars

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is the 16th consecutive calendar we have put out. For the last 16 years, I have assembled 12 of our best photos from a huge number to choose from. This isn’t as easy as uploading 12 photos and having a printer print out X number of calendars. I manually edited every page, placed all the… Read more »

Vol XXI – #32 – The “Otherside Shanty” Returns

It was a beautiful, windless day in Leland. Perfect for the return flight of the Otherside Shanty to its new foundation! A couple of “before” photos are below, one from this morning and one from December 2020 when the Shanty was lifted from its old pilings. Congratulations to #Fishtown Preservation and Biggs Construction and Kasson Contracting and all who contributed… Read more »

Vol XXI – #24 – Fishtales for the Win

Mike Fisher and crew brought home a first place finish in Section 2 Mackinac Cup Division of the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac with their boat Fishtales out of Lake Leelanau! I have the pleasure of knowing two of the crew, his son Judd and Frank Petty and we couldn’t be more proud of this band of renegades!… Read more »

Vol XXI – #23 – Good Harbor Hike

Always interesting running into people on Good Harbor beach. And we didn’t actually accidentally run into them. We just couldn’t avoid this cute little Aussie puppy when she ran up to us. John and Pam from Glen Arbor stopped us from running away with Giselle. 🙂 After posing with the puppy, we headed up the beach and onto the forest… Read more »

Vol XXI – #22 – Happy 4th of July

Above are photos from 4th of Julys past. The top is one Christy Edwards captured as Keith was walking up and down the parade route in 2015. The one above was taken by Keith the same day. A lot has changed in a year. No parade or fireworks this year, but things look good for next year. Biscuit the statue… Read more »