Rabbi Chava lives in rural northern Michigan, near Traverse City, and travels the country to inspire people of all faiths. She is an ordained Rabbi in Jewish Renewal, and an ordained Maggid, a Jewish inspirational preacher and story teller, and she happens to be my wife!
We are the group that, since 1988, has worked tirelessly to protect the places that you love and the character that makes the Leelanau Peninsula so unique. Our organization has earned a reputation as one of the premier land trusts in the country, with projects touching lives and saving land in each of Leelanau's 11 townships. Since our formation in 1988, we've preserved 7279 acres and 27 miles of shoreline/stream and river frontage. We've launched a farmland preservation program, established a renowned water-quality monitoring program and created 20 Natural Areas and Preserves. Some of the best views, most sensitive wetlands, and biggest working farms have been forever protected because of the Leelanau Conservancy. With nearly 2,800 members backing us up, the Conservancy is making a very real difference in what Leelanau County is to become.
A very good friend of mine since we attended the University of Michigan in the early 1970's, just one of those individuals that you will always be glad that you have known. His life and work has taken him from Cleveland to New York and now to the south. Update, RT has moved back to NYC!
One of those rare and unique individuals you meet in life, he was my Critical Theory prof when I was in Graduate School at U of M in the late 1970's, Professor Ralph Williams and his final lecture in 2009 from Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
EJ has been a resident of Leelanau County since 2005, after many summer visits from Ohio dating back to her childhood. Although an art career was deferred while she was raising her family, painting was always her goal. Several courses at Toledo Museum of Art and Cleveland Institute of Art sustained her interest until she found a mentor in Roland Huston of Cincinnati. She studied with him over an eight year period and for two years with Mark Echtner of Dayton before her move to Leland.
The Best Nature Escape in the Midwest
Welcome to one of the most beautiful natural areas in Michiganís Lower Peninsula. Come and enjoy 35 miles of Lake Michigan's eastern coastline, explore North and South Manitou Islands, and of course climb the dunes! Learn about the history of shipping, logging, and agriculture of the area by visiting a former Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations, and Port Oneida Historic District.
Welcome to the Great Lakes Schoolship!
Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a floating classroom where people of all ages can gain first-hand training and experience in the Great Lakes ecosystem. The knowledge gained through these experiences will provide the leadership, understanding and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes
Fishtown at a glance. In Leland's historic Fishtown, today's visitor can experience a living maritime culture in one of the few remaining commercial fishing complexes on the Great Lakes. For the past half-century it has been enjoyed and appreciated by thousands of visitors and regional residents who find the shanties, fish tugs, and docks that make up the property a living legacy of our maritime culture.
This Leelanau County winemaker strives to make wines that express the unique soil and climate in which they grow, the personal attention they are given in vineyard and wine cellar, and the winegrower’s esthetic.
Arts lovers, lifelong learners and the world's most talented and motivated young people are drawn to Interlochen from all over the country and all over the world to celebrate and create excellence in creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre, visual arts and academics. This cultural fusion creates an exhilarating energy with global impact.
Situated on a 1,200-acre campus surrounded by glacial lakes and pines, Interlochen attracts more than 265,200 visitors to its campus each year. Eight decades' worth of Interlochen alumni span the globe and have become leaders not only in the arts, but in professions from medicine to business to education.