New Invasive Species

Well, it seems Michigan has two new invasive aquatic species to worry about.  One, a species called didymosphenia geminata, aka “didymo” or “Rock Snot” causes problems whenever it blooms.  The other, the New Zealand Mud Snail, has already been found in the Pere Marquette river. According to UpNorthLive, “The snails can... Read more

Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership

The Traverse City District Library was the scene of an August 25th meeting of the Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership (MSIP), attended by LLLA President George Prewitt and LLLA Vice-President Nick Fleeaanis. Jim Vondale, from the Higgins Lake Property Owners Association, presided over the meeting, while the LLLA sponsored the meeting. The MSIP represents... Read more

Legacy Circle Celebration

The 9th annual LLLA Legacy Circle Celebration promises to be a wonderful opportunity for all our Legacy Members to get together and share of few hours of good company, good food, and good wine.  Hope to see all Legacy Members there .. tomorrow, Saturday, August 29th, at the Old Art... Read more

Boskydel – On This Day in 1976

Great story on IPR about Bernie Rink, local lakeside character and LLLA member, who more or less singlehandedly started our local wine industry. They said it couldn’t be done! (Photo credit: Boskeydel.com).  Click here for the whole story, here to visit Boskeydel Vinyards. Read more

Lake Leelanau Street Fair

Look for a booth from LLLA at the upcoming Lake Leelanau Street Fair, which will be from 1-6 pm on Saturday, August 15th.  “This promises to be a fun filled event with great music, food and wine vendors, artists, crafts, authors, kids events, and more,” says Pete Taylor, Fish Committee... Read more

Introducing Mark Smith

Greetings, all.  Like yourselves, I have been enjoying this streak of real summer weather, getting up to heat in the morning, and days filled with sun and surf.  If any of you are complaining, please cast your minds back to last winter, when we were dreaming of these days.  My... Read more