Fall 2015 Newsletter

LLLA Fall 2015 Newsletter (pdf): Hot off the presses!  

This is my first newsletter since taking over from our former Communications Chair, Larry Hauser, who did stellar work for 7 plus years, and is still the man who knows how to make the machine work.  Larry, thanks for your help.  I feel better to have this first newsletter out.  I know it won’t be perfect, but it will be pretty good, if I do say so myself.  And for that, I have Larry to thank.

As to the title, “A Mighty Wind” .. well, you may remember that Larry borrowed his titles almost exclusively from popular music, which I kind of liked.  So, to carry on the tradition, somewhat, I will be going with movie titles.  We’ll see how this goes.

And of course the title of this newsletter, “A Mighty Wind”, is in memory of the devastating storm that ripped though our community on August 2nd, 2015. Especially hard hit were our friends and relatives in the Glen Arbor area.  Our thoughts are with you as you work to repair the places you love.

Mark Smith

Grew up in Petoskey, so perhaps one of the few people in Leland who headed south to end up “Up North”. Graduated from U of M. Taught in Scotland for 10 years, came back to Leland in 1989 and taught English for 25 years at Leland Public School. Still teach part time for NMC. My lovely wife is named Marjory – three grown kids (two living locally) and three grandkids. We live on N. Lake Leelanau with access to both lakes Michigan and Leelanau Life is good!