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Lynda Wheatley
Lynda Twardowski Wheatley

Lynda Wheatley is an award-winning writer and editor who has worked with dozens of magazines, book publishers, and corporate clients around the nation. Happily, the last two decades of her career have been spent back where she began at age 27—in Traverse City, Michigan—writing mostly about northern Michigan travel and recreation, lifestyle past and present, and the passionate folks who make this place so extraordinary.

Hunt the Elusive Yeti in Suttons Bay

Or maybe just celebrate him with hot chili, games, live music, and a free movie. There’s an abominable rumor afoot: Kids these days are claiming that the Yeti—you know, that furry white ape-like snow-“man” who roams the winter wilderness?—eats spaghetti. Not true—at least not on Saturday, Feb. 18…

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Light Up Leelanau

Let the hordes have the mayhem of those big box stores on Black Friday. Along the snowy sidewalks in our quaint Up North towns, we fire up the holidays with a somewhat brighter approach: We let there be light. From Cedar to Leland, Glen Arbor to Northport and back to Suttons Bay, Leelanau hosts…

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Kids, Meet Kohlrabi

Leelanau County growers There’s an old adage in business: Meet the customer where they are. But if you’re a Leelanau County grower in autumn—peak harvest and planting season for most; winter-prep time for all—getting out of your field, orchard, beehives, or flower garden to get to customers is…

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Leelanau UnCaged...and Unleashed

A single day. Six stages. And, along three closed-to-traffic streets in the wee town near the tip of Leelanau County’s pinkie, dozens of exhibiting artists, 40 live performances, and oodles of opportunities to gorge on locally made food and beverages. That, in a nutshell—and far outside of the…

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