Leelanau News and Events

A 30-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Opens On Private Property Near Clay Cliffs In Leelanau County

By Craig Manning | July 6, 2022

High water, low water, and erosion are seemingly always on the minds of waterfront property owners in Leelanau County. But sinkholes? That’s a new one.

A local landscaping company recently discovered a newly formed 30-foot gap in the earth while creating a new residential patio near the Clay Cliffs Natural Area in Leland. That sinkhole, in turn, created a small stream.

TruNorth Landscaping’s Heather Kortokrax says the company’s staff encountered what she describes as “basically a little river running through the property that did not exist before,” thanks to a “giant sinkhole” that had opened on the property.

The team stabilized the shoreline, and sinkholes remain rare, but The Michigan ...

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A Plan, A Van, A Boat (And Lots Of Hope): The Kitners’ Year-Long Journey To Call Northern Michigan Home

Nathan Kitner and Lily Grant-Kitner beamed as they stepped through the door of their Lake Ann rental ...

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Just Opened: The Burrow In Greilickville, Wild Lettie In Suttons Bay & The Find In Northport

As sun-soaked, big-sky July kicks off today, here is a peek at a few in the county’s ...

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Dispatch From The Dunes #4: Full Throttle

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Today Thursday, July 7, 2022

9:00 AM

"On The Precipice"

A collaborative exhibition of paintings & poems by Linda Alice Dewey & Anne-Marie Oomen. This small exhibition of ... 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 >>

9:00 AM

Garage Sale Fundraiser by Friends of the Kalkaska County Library

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9:00 AM

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival I

CSI 3*, Traverse City Derby, Premier Hunter/Jumper 6/Equitation. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Leland Farmers Market

Held every Thurs. through Sept. 8 in the Bluebird parking lot at 102 River St., Leland. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Photography Display by Patricia McCleery

See Patricia’s photographs of Michigan carnivorous plants on display through July. 231-331-4318. More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Dreams Beyond Reason: Prints by Emily Legleitner"

Emily's large-scale relief prints center on the complex relationships between labor, ambition & aspiration. She depicts comforting images ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Land of Competition: Work by Jason Lee"

Jason's work mixes varied elements & techniques - including paper embossments, relief printing, slip-cast porcelain, woodworking, cast plastic, ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Children's Activities

Story Time (for ages 0-5) & kids' crafts - Inflatables in Motion: Learn to make inflatable motion toys ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

National Cherry Festival

July 2-9. Today includes the Ultimate Air Dogs, Kids Cherry Pie Eating Contest, Cherry Mile, Cherry Kids Fun ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

PAIRING - Featuring the Work of Maureen Gray & Daniel Heron

Celebrating the stories & meaning found in abstract expressionism. Sculptor Maureen Gray allows line, form & curve to ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Kid's Craft Lab: Wild Animal Puppets

Make the puppet of your choice: tiger, giraffe, lion, zebra. More Info >>

10:30 AM

Summer Reading Event

Inland Seas will explore the dynamic activities of the Great Lakes Coastline. More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Vulnerable Beings" - Group Show

This show features three artists: Julie Kradel, Melonie Steffes & Melissa Helene. It focuses on our relationship & ... 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

Oceans of Possibilities - Summer Reading

Learn tricks of the trade with magician Jeff Wawrazsek. 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

World Without Ice

Musicians, composers & artists Michael Gould, Stephen Rush & Marion Tränkle have collaborated with climate scientist Henry Pollack ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Wild Animal Puppets

Make the puppet of your choice: tiger, giraffe, lion, zebra. More Info >>

3:30 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Wild Animal Puppets

Make the puppet of your choice: tiger, giraffe, lion, zebra. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Concerts on the Lawn

Featuring The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Lawn Concert - i.am.james

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks & drinks. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Rock The Comedy Club

Enjoy instrumental post-rock with Infinium, epic metal with Aurelius, & death metal with The Glorious Dead. More Info >>

7:30 PM

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival Presents "Cabaret"

This story will show you that sometimes, the best way to fit in, is to stand out. Premium ... More Info >>

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