Many would say that the village of Northport at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula has been in a bit of a slump over the past several years. Businesses have closed, including the towns major employer, Leelanau Memorial Hospital. Families have been forced to move away due to lack of work, and the towns school has seen a drop in enrollment.
But a renaissance is on the horizon, in the form of a declaration by the prolific and populous art community of Northport shouting out, We are here. We love this place and were not going anywhere. Come join us!
Woody Palmer, for example, is undaunted by stories of doom and gloom.