OVPA Photo Gallery
Omena’s Little “Take one - Bring one” Library
Omena’s Little Library was built by summer resident Ron Sutton in 2018 when he noticed that Omena was the only village in the area without a lending library. The Little Library is patterned after the Omena Presbyterian Church, the oldest and most recognizable building in the village. The library has been an enormous success with books to attract every interest. There is a great deal of activity on a daily basis when residents come to pick up their mail.
Artisan Ron Sutton constructing the library in his workshop at his home downstate.
In all seasons, day and night, our post office is the heart of the community.
A welcoming bench made of memorial tiles awaits residents waiting for the bus which makes a stop at our post office headed for Traverse City.
Original post office boxes dating back to the 1800s are still in use in the post office today.
Every fourth of July someone reads the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Omena post office. And every year, we get a surprising number of listeners. The last few years Rink Smith has been the reader.
Omena’s Postmaster Lin Rufli-Schaub. Post office hours are 12 noon to 3:45 pm. Mail is usually ready for pick up at the boxes by 1 pm. The Post Office in Omena does not have window hours on Saturday- just mail pick-up.
These drone photos of the village and surrounding area were taken by our own Mason Groot.
The yellow Anderson house is dead center in this photo. To the right of it is the post office and in the far right behind the trees is Lavender Lane.
Knot Just a Bar sits in the center of this photo with it’s little harbor. M-22 is on the right heading straight to Northport. The photo below shows Omena Bay in the foreground, Mougey Lake and then Grand Traverse Bay on the right. The beautiful colors of the water indicate the depth, the darker being the deep water. Omena’s deep waters were perfect for ships at the turn of the century.
The Gardens at the Anderson House
Our wonderful tenants take such good care of the property and a bonus is that they are serious gardeners - the streetscape is beautiful for all to enjoy and they have created a lovely private oasis at the back of the house.
The OVPA office/conference room space is available to members and their families for high-speed connection or just a quiet place to work.
OVPA throws a dinner party to raise funds.