Ernie Harwell

For all you Ernie Harwell fans out there, I’m sharing this wonderful audio tribute, (click below to “read more”) starting at approx. 3:25. Well worth a listen. For me, the voice of Ernie Harwell was the voice of summer itself.  It’s just that simple. Ernie always started the season with... Read more

Roaming Through Michigan

Here’s a real treat: this color video was made in 1949 by MGM Studios as part of James A. Fitzpatrick’s “TravelTalks” series. The first half of this 8 minute video features footage of  Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and other local places. This was back in the days... 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

Tribute to Wayne Wunderlich

from HUGH FARBER Wayne Wunderlich is receiving the “Owen Bahle Award for Service”. As you may know, he was one of, if not “THE”, originator of the LLLA. It might be worthwhile to have a brief note in the next newsletter??? Let me know if I can help. I copied... Read more

Gwen Rich: Obituary

SUTTONS BAY — Gwendolyn “Gwen” Louise (Gregory) Rich, 75, of Suttons Bay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Traverse Victorian Inn. Gwen was born on March 26, 1938, in Detroit, the daughter of Fred Everett “Tyke” Gregory and Margaret Gordon (Paterson) Gregory. On July 2, 1977, she married the... Read more

March 2013 Membership Report

With the arrival of March we anticipate more fluctuations of weather, resulting in a reduction of snowfall and an increase in rainfall. While some might grumble at the prospect of fewer winter activities and sloppy weather for a while, we look forward to other changes in coming months. We will... Read more