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 lose the heavy clothes and multiple layers, schedule dock installation, move lawn furniture out onto porches and lawns, and look forward to those golden days reveling in and on the water, and basking in the sun. Now well into 2013, we are grateful for every individual member who joined or... Read more

Contributor I am

This is Larry testing out what he can do with Contributor level permissions. Submit posts to be published subject to Administrator approval.    Edit my own profile: change my password, etc.   Publish Comments/Replies.  That’s about the size of it. Contributor level permissions are automatically granted to Lake Association Members and Friends and may be granted to other Registered Users upon request. Read more

Author I am

This is Larry testing out what he can do with author level permissions. Publish posts to initiate discussion threads of comments/replies. Edit my own posts. Edit my own profile: change my password, etc. Edit my own comments/replies. That’s about the size of it.   Author level permissions are automatically granted to Lake Association Board Members and may be granted to other Members and Friends of the Authors upon request. Read more

Boater Safety Classes 2013

http://www.leelanau.cc/government025774.asp The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will be offering Boater Safety classes this summer for boaters who will be at least 12 years of age by the end of the boating season. Youth 12 to 15 years of age may operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp legally only if they have a Boater Safety Certificate or are accompanied by a person at least16 years of age. Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a Personal Watercraft. In addition, youth 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC only if they... Read more

How to Blog

Read the posts and pages.  If something interests you, either  scroll down or click on something, and you will be prompted to comment or reply.  Enter your comment or reply. If you are a first time user, you need to provide your name and e-address to register: Publication of your comment/reply will be delayed, subject to site editor approval. Posts of previously approved posters and registered users are published straightaway.   Registered users have increased abilities to edit their posts. If you say something you REALLY wish you hadn’t, our site editors can either tell you how to fix it yourself;... Read more

President’s Letter

from Rick Thompson Winter around Lake Leelanau has been pristine, interesting and entertaining. We have enjoyed observing a variety of wildlife including coyote, fox, deer, eagles, rabbits, and squirrels by the dozens, all foraging for food to sustain them through the winter. We have also enjoy hiking and numerous outings on snowshoes, cross country skis and snowmobiles. Many other folks have been enjoying these activities and ice fishing and kite skiing. Lake Leelanau is a truly magical place to play in the winter. However, winter is nearly behind us. Spring is about to bring us sprouts from the hardy flowers... Read more

One BIG Fish

from Pete Taylor Ice fishing is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy braving the sometimes-nasty winter weather, it can be very rewarding. On January 18, 2013, Gordon Belanger of Lake Leelanau was fishing on South Lake Leelanau with his friends, Tony West (below), and John Mcpwethy when he landed a 15 pound brown trout. The fish was 30 inches long and had a girth of 17 ¾ inches. “I at first thought I had a large pike” commented Gordie, “but the excitement mounted when I finally saw the fish go by the hole and realized it was a... Read more

Leland Harbor Dredging Update

from Tony Borden With water levels in Lake Michigan at historic a historic low level, the Leland Harbor Commission is faced with a greater than usual challenge in funding the dredging the channel this year. Until about three weeks ago it was uncertain where the necessary funding would come from.  Fortunately, about three weeks ago Governor Snyder announced he was seeking to reallocate approximately $10 million from other parts of the current state budget in order to provide emergency funding this year for the many Lake Michigan and Lake Huron harbors that have been so heavily impacted by the low... Read more