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Kandace Chapple
Kandace Chapple, Lifestyle Expert

Kandace Chapple is a freelance writer and owns Michigan Girl, a business focused on bringing area women together. You can reach her at

Cruise the Crib this Thursday!

This Thursday, July 20, 2023, is a chance you don’t often get – a chance to cruise Lake Michigan and get a close-up view of the ongoing efforts to restore the North Manitou Shoal Light (the offshore lighthouse known as the “Crib”). The day is hosted in Leland by The North Manitou Light Keepers…

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Michigan Wine Month

May is Michigan Wine Month, but in Leelanau, we celebrate year-round with events that highlight the unique wineries of our area... Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the new things in Leelanau wine country this season! Aurora Cellars Aurora’s summer event series, “Cellar Sundays,” is coming back…

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5-Star Parties at the Dunes

Have you ever sat under a starry sky? Of course, you have. But have you ever done it on the world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes under a sky that never seems to end? Get ready - because this summer there is going to be a Star Party every month at the Dune Climb! Join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse…

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Maple Sugaring Days Coming March 4-5

It’s time! Come March, you’ll start to see plastic buckets hanging from the maple trees in Leelanau County – and dreams of waffles and fresh maple syrup aren’t far behind. This year, for the first time ever, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is hosting Maple Sugaring Days March 4-5. The new…

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