Leelanau News and Events

Your Guide To Snowy Owls In Leelanau County

By Craig Manning | Jan. 30, 2023

After a (mostly) mild start to the winter, it seems the snowy season has set in across northern Michigan. But what about snowy owl season? These magnificent, eye-catching birds are native to the Arctic, but sometimes find their way south during the winter – reaching into southeastern Canada, New England, and even the Great Lakes region. The Leelanau Ticker touched base with Peter Wolcott, a docent with the Leelanau Conservancy and a long-time local birder, to find out more about snowy owls – including their migratory patterns, their fleeting wintertime presence in northern Michigan, and where you might be able to spot one.

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Times Are Tough, But Leelanau Still Ranks High In Income, Low In SNAP Assistance

With inflation up and housing stocks down, the SNAP program – formerly known as food stamps – ...

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Try Maple Sugaring At Sleeping Bear

A sweet family-friendly event is taking place for the first time at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. ...

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The Latest Leelanau County Blotter & 911 Call Report

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Today Tuesday, January 31, 2023

8:00 AM

Father Fred's Annual Frostbite Food Drive

Runs Jan. 28 - Feb. 5. The main drop-off location will be Team Bob’s on the corner of ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

A Feral Housewife

An exhibition of collages by Leelanau County artist Mary Beth Acosta. Runs Jan. 6 - April 21. Acosta ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Telling Stories Exhibit

This juried exhibition about the power of visual storytelling runs Jan. 13 - March 23. The GAAC's exhibitors ... More Info >>

9:30 AM


Baby Time with Miss Michele is an interactive story time introducing early literacy to the youngest patrons. Geared ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Furniture, Fiber, Photography & Sculpture"

Featuring works of all types & known for including inventive & whimsical pieces by local & regional artists. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Just Great Art!

An opening reception will be held on Dec. 8 from 5-8pm. Anyone looking for unique holiday gifts or ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

"A Rich History: African American Artists from the Muskegon Museum of Art"

This exhibit highlights the growing legacy of important African American artists from the Muskegon Museum of Art's permanent ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Entangled: Paper Sculptures from Etching Prints by Dorothy Anderson Grow"

Dorothy Anderson Grow's multi-layer etching prints are on display in this solo exhibition that runs from Jan. 6 ... More Info >>

11:00 AM


Teresa Dunn's solo exhibition is a collection of her recent narrative painting series that brings voice to stories ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Vitality and Continuity: Art in the Experiences of Anishinaabe, Inuit, and Pueblo Women"

This exhibit celebrates some of the critical roles Anishinaabe, Inuit, & Pueblo women fulfill in their families, their ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Occupied Spaces: Work by Justin Shull

In his solo exhibition "Occupied Spaces," Michigan artist Justin Shull presents a series of personal meditations on the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Phantasmagoria Art Exhibition for the Weird and Wonderful

Featuring a huge display of the work of local artists. Special reception dates of Feb. 11 & March ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Toddler Time at TADL

Join Miss Michele for Toddler Time (formerly Mother Goose Time) as she leads families with young children through ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Traverse Area Camera Club: 2022 Award Winners

Exhibition featuring stand-out work by the Traverse Area Camera Club. More Info >>

3:00 PM

A Toast to Artist Jerry Gates

Twisted Fish Gallery & Mari Vineyards present the abstracted landscapes of artist Jerry Gates. Enjoy the opening reception ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Teen Writing Group

The TADL teen writing group meets every Tuesday in January at 4pm. More Info >>

6:30 PM

OTP Auditions

For the musical "Something Rotten" by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O Farrell & Wayne Kirkpatrick, & directed by Katie ... More Info >>

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