Leelanau News and Events

BATA Halts Glen Arbor Loop Due To Staffing Shortage; Ripples Felt By Employers And Staff In The County

By Emily Tyra | Aug. 4, 2021

Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) quietly announced late last week that its seasonal Route 11, running from Traverse City to Glen Arbor/Empire, is “temporarily suspended” as of Monday, August 2, leaving some local businesses and their employees in a tough — and unexpected — transportation pinch.

Route 11 is one of BATA’s six fixed Village Loops which connect outlying villages and towns in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties to downtown Traverse City — and to each other. This particular loop operates June through October with scheduled stops in Cedar, Maple City, The Homestead, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, plus optional deviations on request.

The abrupt halt in service boils down ...

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Historic Mill Zoning -- And Historic Debate Over It -- Come To A Vote Tuesday

After months of contentious debate in and around Glen Arbor, local voters will settle the score tomorrow ...

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Can You Name Up North’s “Dirty Dozen” Of Least Wanted Invasive Species?

You won’t see them on posters at the post office. But make no mistake, these threats to ...

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Final Call For Fresh Cherries This Week; More Juicy Inside Info From Leelanau County Growers

Leelanau fruit report: Cherry harvest is still in full swing for about one more week at the ...

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Today Wednesday, August 4, 2021

8:00 AM

Rock The Light 5K Virtual Run/Walk

Registration goes through Dec. 15. Organizers will mail you your race packet, which includes the tech t-shirt & ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

Held every Weds. & Sat. through Oct. 30. Weds.: 8am-noon; Sat.: 7:30am-noon. Held in parking lot “B” at the ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Food Is Art / Art Is Food

This juried exhibition features the work of 23 exhibitors who have approached the theme of food as a ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Small Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry

A showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. ... More Info >>

9:30 AM

Kids On The Go Summer Camp

Held Mondays & Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 4. A Michigan-based pediatric non-profit program that provides physical, occupational, ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2021 Art Show & Sale

The "Magic Thursday" artists came together as a group because they shared a passion for creating art. During ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition - Call For Entry

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Mt. Dulcimer Jam

Come listen or learn to play the mountain dulcimer. The group plays American & Irish folk on a ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Small Works, Big Impact

Community Collage Project. Runs June 12 - Aug. 28. More Info >>

11:00 AM

A Celebration: The Paintings of Amy L. Clark-Carels

Runs May 3 - Aug. 31. Featuring many paintings of local landmarks — from Alligator Hill to interior ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Artist Spotlight: Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

This exhibition features works by Tusen Takk's July artist-in-residence. Runs July 25 - Aug. 29. Nishiki Sugawara-Beda is ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Feed Me! A Word Feast

Feed Me! is part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition "Food Is Art/Art Is Food," which runs ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

IPL Summer Reading Club Finale

"Tails & Tales." Featuring a large petting zoo. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Resilience: African American Artists as Agents of Change

This exhibition honors aspects of African American history & culture & its contributions to all of America, highlighting ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Rufus Snoddy: Disappearing Man

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Russell Prather: And the Heart is Pleased by One Thing After Another

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Russell Prather makes visually volatile renderings of simple ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Collective Impulse - Online Exhibit

Featuring the work of artists Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher & Susan Moran. The three artists met in Ann Arbor ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Tom Parish: An American in Venice

June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Tom Parish (American, 1933 - 2018) committed his ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence, they embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that ... More Info >>

11:30 AM

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

Aug. 4-7. Today includes the Senior Luncheon, downtown Midway, & opening ceremonies during Evening on River St. More Info >>

12:00 PM

Clothesline Exhibit

An open-air exhibition of small work. This year's theme is "Wild Friends." Mon. - Fri.: 9am -3pm. Sat. ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

"On the Precipice"

The opening of Glen Lake Library's first community exhibit in the new Program Room, featuring the combined talents ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Evenings on River Street

Featuring live music from the Sweetwater Blues Band, kids' activities & more. More Info >>

6:00 PM

TC Rides

Ride slow & socialize for 4-5 miles. Presented by Norte. Held each Weds. through summer. Meet at 5:50pm. More Info >>

6:00 PM

Yoga in the Park - Wednesday Nights

Enjoy a Vinyasa Flow session. Relax & restore your body through movement & breath in this 1-hour class. ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Jazz @ The Union, Northport

Featuring the Jeff Haas Trio & Laurie Sears. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Live Music with Jesse Jefferson

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7:00 PM

Music in the Air: Spectrum Brass Quintet in Concert

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Speaker Series: Cherries & Flowers After Hours

Hosted by HH Cherries on Weds. nights through Sept. 1. Guests will listen to a local speaker share ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Theatre Under the Tent: STRUM

The Society of Traverse Region Ukulele Musicians will perform traditional & folk songs on four strings. This ragtag ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Truck, Tractor & Semi Pull

Watch the West Michigan Pullers at the Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair, featuring seven classes of trucks & tractors. More Info >>

8:00 PM

Drew Nelson

This storytelling songwriter & multi-instrumentalist writes as a witness to the lives & journeys of those he has ... More Info >>

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