Latest Leelanau County, Michigan Stories

2013-10-20 23:00:14

The Hunt for the Reds of October event raises funds and awareness for the American Red Cross and showcases quality red wines being grown on the peninsula. Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan (PRWEB) October 20, 2013 It’s harvest time along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. As vintners work hard plucking plump grapes from the vines and pouring samples of wines in the jam-packed tasting rooms, they are also gearing up to showcase the quality red wines being produced on the peninsula. The Hunt...

2013-10-20 23:00:11

Annual holiday wine tour event offers local food and wine pairings, a commemorative wine glass, holiday ornament, gift bag and more. Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan (PRWEB) October 20, 2013 Leelanau Peninsula’s largest wine tour event, Toast the Season, offers a local food and wine pairing at 22 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. The self-guided tour, held the first two weekends of November, is an annual tradition that has sold out for the past three years....

2013-04-23 23:20:32

Tourism promoters in Traverse City, Mich. have created a new Internet tool to help them attract birding enthusiasts: a web-based “road map” to over 120 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline that includes 27 birding sites. Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Tourism promoters in Traverse City, Mich. have created a new Internet tool to help them attract birding enthusiasts: the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail, a web-based “road map” to over 120 miles of Lake Michigan...

2011-07-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, JULY 2: NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL Profile America -- Saturday, July 2nd. Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms may be more famous, but beginning today for a week in Traverse City, Michigan, a half-million people will flock to the shores of Lake Michigan for a different kind of celebration --...

2009-02-09 11:09:06

An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,' Holley said of his discovery. This is...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

Priority Health is recognizing four regional winners with Senior Impact Awards in Jackson, Kent, Mecosta and Leelanau counties. The award program recognizes the way volunteers 63 years and older put their energy and commitment to work for the community. As part of this recognition, each recipient earns $1,000 for his or her volunteer organization. The 2008 recipients include: -- Margaret Tare, of Leelanau County, for her work with the Father Fred Foundation -- Helen Chappell,...

2008-09-01 21:00:05

n Traverse City, Mich. There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, George Burgess, director of the Florida Program For Shark Research at the University of Florida, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'