Posted on April 17, 2011 by glenlake
If you hear a high screaming sound around the lake this Spring, don’t be alarmed. Periodically throughout the Spring until mid-June, Rob Karner will be setting off screamer devices around the lake from the GLA boat in an effort to scare away Mergansers. It is hoped that this will discourage the Mergansers from raising their broods on the lake and reduce the incidence of Swimmer’s Itch this summer.
To Learn More About Swimmer Itch, please review this video produced by Rob Karner: Swimmer’s Itch
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Posted on April 10, 2011 by glenlake
“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” – Henry Van Dyke
Yesterday’s view from Inspiration Point
Today’s menu – thunderstorms, fog banks and clearing skies. Will we reach the predicted 70 degrees today? Seeing patches of turquois blue water on big glen now while thin ice is pushing up on shore.
This Morning - Fog & Ice
Late Afternoon Today
More daylight, trills of birdsong, spotting 3 immature eagles gathered together on the ice just off shore, a few early bulbs in bloom, buds on trees, putting the heavy coats and boots away……aaahh — what is not to love about spring?
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Posted on April 4, 2011 by glenlake
A boatwash workshop will be held on April 28, 2011 from 9:30-12:30 in the Leelanau Community Government Center Community Meeting Room, lower level
8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-256-9812
By washing our recreational watercraft we can keep the number of invasive species down in our inland lakes. Invasive species are the biggest threat to the water quality and recreational use of our lakes. Invasive species, both plant and animal, are spread from the Great Lakes and inland lakes, rivers, and streams mainly by recreational watercraft and bait boxes. Over 186 invasive species are now in the Great Lakes. By using the technology already being used by the Glen Lake Association, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and Higgins Lake, as well as by washing our own boats we can keep the number of invasive species down in inland lakes.
This workshop is sponsored by Leelanau Clean Water. It is free and open to the public.
For further information about the workshop click here: Boatwash Workshop
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Posted on April 1, 2011 by glenlake
Ellsworth Faulman operated The Glen Lake Trading Post on the east shore of Glen Lake. The store was a favorite stopping place for summer residents to get groceries, gifts or a soda -chocolate was the favorite of his loyal customers.
The store was built in the winter of 1948/49. Ellsworth and his wife, Louise, retired the business in 1978.
Glen Lake Trading Post Gift Shop Circa 1966
The Glen Lake Trading Post featured electrical refrigeration and one of the first closed freezers in the area along with the only real soda bar within miles.
Here is an excerpt taken from an oral interview with Ellsworth & wife, Louise, conducted by Barbara Seipker in 2003:
“When we were up here in August of 1947, we were staying in the little cottage where Birds is now. I came down to the little store, by Holdens (Funistrada now) where the parking lot is now. Right next door was this little grocery store, Poulins….. I came for milk and a few little things and got chatting with the owner, Poulin (a French name). They owned some cottages where Villa Glen is now. I was telling him how much we liked it and wanted to live here. He said, why don’t you buy this store? During the winter, we negotiated. We came in July of 1948. Our two oldest boys were in school. Lucille went back Labor Day so they could go to school. I stayed and then Lucille made the move all by herself. I wondered how she did it. She came back the later part of September and our boys went to school in Empire. We ran the store that winter. There were times I came in and there was snow on the shelves as the windows didn’t close. It was very, very crude. We lived in the little cottage. The pipes would freeze. There used to be a lot more snow back then. There weren’t many people in the store. We built the new store it the winter of 1948-9. We didn’t by the old building just stock and fixtures, … shelves, no refrigeration. In April, this was finished and we moved over here.”
To read more of the interview, click Faulman1
If you want to send Ellsworth a birthday card, they may be sent to Ellsworth Faulman, Munson Hospice House, Room #4, 450 Brook Street, Traverse City. He will turn 100 years old on Monday, April 4.
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