March 21, 2019



"Wood, Woods, Wooden"

Glen Arbor Arts Center

An exhibition that approaches the material (wood), the place (the woods), the state (wooden) from fresh, innovative & inventive perspectives — & carves into wood – the material, the place & the state – to reveal new layers of understanding, inquiry & thinking. Runs through April 11. On Thurs., March 28 at 10:30am, a program will be held with Julia Gehring, a biologist with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. See how the woods are doing these days, after an historic wind storm devastated great swaths of Leelanau County woodlands about four years ago.

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March 21 - March 21

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Welcome to Michigan’s Most Remote Brewery

After years of planning and honing his beer-making skills, this spring, Patrick McGinnity plans to open Beaver Island’s first microbrewery. Opening a craft brewery is challenging. Opening one on a remote island in Lake Michigan that’s either a 15-minute plane ride or a two-and-a-half-hour ferry ride from ... Read More >>

Gaylord: A boomtown Up North

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