Leelanau News and Events

Personalities Of The Peninsula: Boatbuilder & Man About Town David Dean

By Patty LaNoue Stearns | Aug. 15, 2022

You might have met David Dean out and about in Leelanau County, but there’s so much more to his story.

For the last 50 years, Dean has lived in a farmhouse on 13 acres high above Suttons Bay, with a jam-packed barn, many cats, and a most spectacular view.

He mingles with high rollers and hippies. He restores vintage cars and yachts and rebuilds all kinds of engines. He had a show on PBS that reached millions of viewers that is soon to be relaunched on YouTube.

At nearly 75, Dean is a man in full, and a man about town. He is never too busy to shoot the breeze ...

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Food Sovereignty Program Sees Third Harvest For Grand Traverse Band

The summer harvest is upon us, and out on a farm in Peshawbestown, good things are growing. ...

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Free Junior Ranger Program Inspires A New Generation of Anglers

Fishing for fun and knowledge? Why not? At Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Junior Ranger Angler ...

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Rockhounding All The Rage In Leelanau County

Rockhounding is big business in Leelanau County – literally! Local shops have started to carry more and ...

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Dispatch From The Dunes #7: Meteor Showers, Creatures In Flight & More

Summer days at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) remain ours to enjoy. Birds continue the early ...

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Today Monday, August 15, 2022

7:00 AM

Paint Grand Traverse 2022

Aug. 15-20. Featuring top artists from across the country. Highlights include the Quick Paint Competition, Pint-Sized Paint Out ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

FLAGS

This exhibit offers a variety of flags - artwork that comments on the state of our nation’s culture ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Author Signing

A graduate of MSU, Karl Manke has been a self-employed entrepreneur his entire working career. After discovering his ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Guided Walking History Tours of Traverse City

Held on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 30 - Oct. 10. Learn about the history of this area ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Live Artist Demo

Enjoy Paint Grand Traverse Artist Demo with Richie Gunn. Richie will discuss useful methods in quickly capturing the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Paintings by Barb Valentine

On display through Aug. 231-331-4318. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Peninsula Community Library Used Book Sale

Half off on Aug. 18; $5 bag on Aug. 19; Charity Give Away on Aug. 20. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Emerging Artist Exhibit

Paul Olsen: "Of Winds and Waves and White Pines: An Artist's Love of Good Harbor Bay." The Opening ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Environmental Impact II

This exhibit, produced by curator David J. Wagner, seeks to heighten public attention & concern about environmental degradation ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage Exhibit

This exhibit illustrates the stories of the ships, steamers & crews lost in the Manitou Passage, the waters that surround the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Lure of Niagara

Highlights from The Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection. More than nine hundred images reflect the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Unrevealed- Invitational Mask Exhibit

Unrevealed is an invitational show featuring 15 artists. Many are based locally, regionally & all across the globe. ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Home Work

Enjoy a selection of artwork by 36 featured artists, brought from home. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Starry Night Exhibit

Art Exhibit at the Northport Arts Association featuring art of the night sky. Runs Weds. - Sun., noon-4pm. More Info >>

1:00 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Log In

Create a log collage on cardboard. Decorate your art work with markers or paint. Sign up when you ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

The Village at GT Commons Outdoor Farmers Market

Held every Mon. Featuring fresh fruits & veggies, eggs, honey, baked goods, & much more. More Info >>

3:30 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Log In

Create a log collage on cardboard. Decorate your art work with markers or paint. Sign up when you ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Jammin Mondays on Betsie Bay

Featuring the Paul Nelson Band. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Protecting Our Water Program

Executive Director of FLOW Liz Kirkwood will talk about the mission of FLOW & the current issues facing ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Vinyl Lovers w/ Eugene's Record Co-op

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8:00 PM

Live at The Garden Summer Concert Series: Nicki Bluhm

Nashville native Nicki Bluhm, a collaborator of the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, will bring special guests; each will ... More Info >>

8:00 PM

Sunset Paint Out

Paint Grand Traverse featured artists start their week of painting with a sunset paint out on TC's waterfront. ... More Info >>

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