July 2014- Leelanau County at it's Best

July 2014 



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LEELANAU COUNTY AT IT’S BEST!!!! LET’S GET TOGETHER AT THE PARADES, FIREWORKS AND SHOPPING




Leland Parade July 4th Friday 3:00pm Go at 2:00pm to get a good spot for your folding chair and cold drink




Glen Arbor Parade July 4th at noon get there early to beat the rush.





Fireworks in Leland Thursday July 3rd at the Fishtown Marina at dusk.




 Northport Friday July 4th at downtown beach at dusk and do not forget the concert at the park Friday night before the fireworks




July 3rd at Glen Arbor Old School House lawn is a really fun patriotic concert by Northport Community Band




All of our special villages…Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, Omena, Glen Arbor, Empire, Cedar and Maple City have lots of shops for creative and interesting things to take home. I find the people at our stores most helpful and kind. It’s not the big city folks; you are not a number here. Every customer is special to us. The traditional work ethic exists here. Have an out of this world, happy and glorious holiday. May the weather Gods be with us.





Here are the best sites to view all of the fun activities:


<A HREF=http://www.lelandmi.com/events/fourth-of-july/>Click here to see local events</A>


<A HREF=http://www.leelanau.com/>Click here for more local events</A>


<A HREF=http://www.cedarpolkafest.com/>Cedar Polka Fest Info</A>





RESTAURANT: ROAMING HARVEST


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131 E State Street behind the City Opera House in the alley Phone 231-486-6037


<A HREF=http://roamingharvest.com/>Click here to see their website</A>


Harvest is a new restaurant that originally was a mobile food truck. It features fresh local food, casual ambiance (picnic style tables). This is street food at its best. I had the hummus wrap and the French fried yellow and red beet cubes with ranch dressing dip. So delicious! The menu changes according to the season. Tell Chef Simon Joseph I told you about his special food. Have fun!!




<A HREF="http://record-eagle.cnhi.newsmemory.com/?token=5ca58e6bf5f888ab19386aba8c57e4d9_53ac20c0_834c5&selDate=20140626&goTo=A01%20&artid=2">Read this great article about Harvest in the Record Eagle - Page C01</A>








RECIPE: An excellent summer salad from Sweden…


SKAGENRORA (SHRIMP SALAD) from Tasting Table Recipes

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Ingredients:


3 POUNDS LARGE SHRIMP, PEELED AND DEVEINED


½ CUP CREAM FRAICHE (IF CAN NOT FIND USE SOUR CREAM)


¼ CUP CHOPPED FRESH DILL


½ CUP DICED RED ONION


½ LEMON, ZEST IT THEN JUICE IT


SALT AND WHITE PEPPER TO TASTE


SWEDISH RYE CRISP BREAD TO SERVE




Directions:


1.    Bring a large pot of salted water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and poach until just cooked through about 3 minutes. When I see the shrimp is pink I take off the stove and look at the end of the shrimp to see if it is cooked, then immediately drain the shrimp in a colander and transfer to a bowl of ice water that you already have waiting on the counter. When cool enough to handle transfer to paper towel lined sheet tray to dry.


2.    In a large mixing bowl, combine the crème fraiche, dill, red onion, lemon zest and juice. Add the shrimp and toss, making sure everything is evenly coasted. Season with salt and white pepper. Serve with the crisp bread.


3.    Check Hanson’s or Merk for Crème Fraiche and Suttons Bay Trading Company for White Pepper

















REAL ESTATE UPDATE:




NEW LISTINGS-


<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=d9b34bb1-f199-4784-8b74-416e5c61d3d3&Report=Yes">MLS 1786188 $250,000 also available for $199,000 without the extra parcel, a beautiful easy care ranch </A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=32c78914-f28e-4b4a-a3f0-c87b16e30065&Report=Yes">MLS 1785704 $399,000 Immaculate 4 bed 3 bath 2777 sf home with all club amenities at Bay View</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=545dc892-b51d-4200-afe8-685ba5334ab2&Report=Yes">MLS 1785763 $425,000 same house, but 40 ft. boat slip is included for 50 years on GT Bay</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=e3bb6fe5-ca38-41fb-865d-0cd27b43e421&Report=Yes">MLS 1785726 $559,000 Just the most charming waterfront water on 126ft 3 bedroom/2 bath</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=91cd27a7-e67f-4525-bda3-5de9b969cb38&Report=Yes">MLS 1786590 $669,000 A Real Leelanau Lake Michigan Cottage on best sand beach in Leelanau Sunsets</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=33872f71-f863-459e-bb74-930768b27ef8&Report=Yes">MLS 1786605 $32,000 vacant in the Points in Suttons Bay just south of the village</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=c4b3d5c4-05fe-42f2-b7cb-d4211a714417&Report=Yes">MLS 1786133 Just south of Leland Village vacant parcel with Lk Leelanau views $59,900</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=93972636-f66a-4e25-9504-ced3dfb789fb&Report=Yes">MLS 1786690 $50,000 Lake Leelanau 5 ft. deeded access lot where you can put your boat and dock in the water and have a 120x82 ft. parcel across from the lake for your pole barn to house your toys</A>
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PRICED ADJUSTED-


<A HREF=http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=52fd63b5-4902-4388-b1c0-df1363cd4f18&Report=Yes>MLS 1740362 $169,900 absolutely the best Bay view parcel in Suttons Bay Village to build your dream home.</A>



<A HREF=http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=4cf60fe1-67db-4aa3-b364-63d32d012f35&Report=Yes>MLS 1783594 $450,000 176 ft. of waterfront with 2 bed/1.5 bath home on Lime Lake just beautifully updated.</A>



<A HREF=http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=7b6325a8-8bf6-458e-8eae-e85ce3f21dd4&Report=Yes>MLS 1777839 $22,500. 2.85 acres with good build site and Suttons Bay Township location </A>




ACTIVE TAKING BACK UP OFFERS-

<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=0bf2d013-73cd-4051-8fc3-d0933a816e1a&Report=Yes">Active taking back ups - MLS 1781948 - 13062 E Isthmus Road Omena - $484,900 </A>




PENDING-

<A HREF=http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=e544a98e-96f9-41fa-84fd-b82ea3c09d36&Report=Yes">MLS 1725104 1.50 acres in The Shores at Northport $52,500</A>





SOLD-



<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=f3778370-16b6-4590-b2ea-91e31bc6f42d&Report=Yes">SOLD - 11000 S Dalzell Road Traverse City, MI MLS 1783940 $179,500</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=1ba94bf4-f6e0-42fa-a366-e780a988312c&Report=Yes">SOLD -109 72 S. Blue Ridge #27 Traverse City MLS 1779695 $76,000.</A>




<A HREF="http://nglrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=7f6531d9-d856-48ed-9e33-d9ba64f34db3&Report=Yese">SOLD -7782 E Sierra Drive Traverse City MLS 1778466 215,500</A>






NETFLIX:



AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: TRUMAN

This movie explores the surprising political success of an against all the odds public figure. He was an unknown politician who became Franklin Roosevelt’s Vice President. After Roosevelt’s death he became the most powerful leader in the world. It was particularly important because this was the period directly after the largest war the world ever experienced. He was the buck stops here President. He was willing to make the hard decisions and he did. In today’s media driven world he would have had a hard time getting elected. He was a straight talker, no charisma, not photogenic.
Our family considers him one of our best presidents. I rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars


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MR AND MRS. BRIDGE
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, a real life husband and wife, star in this story of an upper middle class couple whose family struggles to define themselves in the changing times of 1930’s and 1940’s. Woodward plays a wife who is very dominated by her husband as many women of that period were. Newman plays the husband with steel like demeanor. 3.5 out of 5 stars

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HER
This sci-fi romantic comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix did nothing for me. A lonely writer falls in love with a female voice of an advanced operating system; he purchased to run his life. 2 out of 5 stars

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HALLOWED GROUND
A stunning documentary that visits 22 World War 1 and World War II military cemeteries in eight nations. You learn tales of American soldiers who died fighting to preserve liberty around the world.
Wonderful tributes to the men and women who inhabit these hallowed grounds. The cinematography was just wonderful and the stores were very heartwarming and interesting.
Five out of 5 stars

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MOVIES Playing in Traverse City Theaters





<a href="http://www.statetheatretc.org/">STATE THEATRE AND THE BIJOU BY THE BAY</a>



AT THE STATE:



THE CHEF
They are holding over this fun movie at the State. Word of mouth is everything and people are really enjoying this flick about an LA chef who decides he wants to be as creative as possible. So he gets fired from his work at an upscale restaurant and moves to Miami and opens a food truck. With his young son working with him, they develop a closer relationship. I had fun at this movie. 3.5 out of 5 stars

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CITIZEN KOCH
Whatever you’re political party this gives you some insight into a strong family who have lots of money to influence elections in this country. No rating

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AT THE BIJOU BY THE BAY :

X-MEN: DAYS OF THE FUTURE
This movie stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. This is time travel and 1970’s kitsch that makes this movie such a blast. A thrill ride all the way. 3.5 out of 5 stars



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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
This sequel is smart, funny, serious and surpasses the endearing original with gorgeous Animation and a stirring story. Children and adults will really enjoy this. 3.5 out of 5 stars

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<a href="http://www.thebaytheatre.com/">BAY THEATRE:</a>



THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
Two extraordinary teenagers who are funny and smart, not conventional, fall in love and have an incredible journey together. It is more miraculous, given they both met and fell in love at a cancer support group. If you read Rotten Tomatoes review by movie goers they rate this with a 93% plus. Suitable for young tweens and beloved by most people. This is a must see film. 4.5 out of 5 stars


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BELLE
This was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her great uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, this affords her certain privileges in English society. Yet her color does restrict her full participation in English society. Belle falls for an idealistic vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

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<a href="http://www.statetheatretc.org/met-opera/">METROPOLITIAN OPERA LIVE AT THE STATE THEATRE</a>
The Met Live in HD is finished for the season. It begins again in October 2014. Please visit their site so you can review all the wonderful operas for the 2014-2015 season. The Tickets are available in August and September at the State Box Office.



<a href="http://www.leelanau.cc/farmersmarket.asp">LEELANAU FARMERS MARKET - Suttons Bay Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm Please click here for days and times for Leland, Northport and Empire </a>




<a href="http://www.traversecity.com/">Click Here to access the Traverse City Official Website</a>




<a href="http://www.cityoperahouse.org/">Click here to access the City Opera House 106 E. Front Street Traverse City .Phone 231-941-8082</a>





<a href="http://www.interlochen.org/">Click Here to access Interlochen Center For the Art Official Website</a>

 




There are so many wonderful properties for you to buy in Leelanau County. You are never more than 5 miles from a body of water to look at and take a swim or a trip on your boat. Please call me or text me at 231-218-7653 from 8 am to 9pm. Of course, email me at judy@judylevin.com
I look forward to assisting you with your goals and dreams.
Thanks,
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