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Planning for Distanced Activities

Posted on by Mae Stier •

As we move through summer, we have witnessed the return of visitors to our region. We are grateful to everyone who is visiting with intention, wearing masks as directed, and supporting our local businesses. In order to continue to protect our community, we ask you to read about the measures we are all taking to […]

Grocery Pop-up in Empire

Posted on by Mae Stier •

Local Restaurant Offers Groceries Frank Lerchen, owner of the Empire Village Inn and Joe’s Friendly Tavern, opened a pop-up grocery store to address the need for local food. The market sells fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, pantry essentials, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Beer and wine are also available for sale. With no grocery store […]

Winter Fun in Empire

Posted on by Mae Stier •

We are over halfway through winter, and northern Michigan has quieted as usual during the “off-season”. The slower season can be a perfect time for traveling to Leelanau County, as the rates for lodging are lower, you don’t have to wait to get a table at your favorite restaurant, and the trails are quieter. We’ve […]