November 8, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Businesses gearing up for the holiday season

With the busy summer visitor season long gone and the fall “shoulder season” winding down, some local employers are now looking to staff up for winter holiday shopping. More...

New harbor master receives torch from deceased mate

In a decision accompanied by tears, the Northport Village Council last week placed a Holtz back in charge of G. Marsten Dame Marina.  More...

Mikesell presides over last Northport Village meeting

Kind words were offered for the job performed by Northport Village President, who last week presided over his final meeting after serving two terms. He did not seek re-election.  More...

Rd. Commission, citizen group to work on curb, gutter policy

The County Road Commission has agreed to work with a citizens group to come up with possible changes in their current curb and gutter policy. More...

Illegal dumping investigated

The National Park Service is investigating the dumping of building refuse on parkland in Benzie County within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Maintenance workers discovered several piles of debris on Sunday, Oct. More...

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LELAND RESIDENTS Graham Irwin, Fred Heslop and Patrick Suttons, from left, were among the 3,800 cyclist who finished the Iceman Cometh mountain bike race Saturday. More...

Safe Halloween reported

Halloween Night seemed to go smoothly last week for trick-or-treaters, parents and local law enforcement officials alike.  “There were no problems at all,” reported Sheriff Mike Borkovich. More...

Leelanau Business Briefs

Schaub Team Premier Realty opened an office in Leland last Thursday, Nov. More...

Montessori building progressing well

Renovations to the Connie Binsfeld Center to accommodate the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy are right on schedule with a Jan.1, move-in date set.  More...

Snowmobile safety course on Dec. 1

The Michigan State University Extension and the Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club will host a 4-H Snowmobile Safety Course, Saturday Dec. More...

Catholics in Empire: first Masses in homes

Chores before church

The following excerpts and photo are taken from “Some Other Day- Remembering Empire” second edition, 1987 published by the Empire Area Heritage Group.  Going to church in the early days By Susan Doran Carry   More...

Grigg, Mazur exchange vows

Kaitlin Grigg and Austin Mazur were wed July 7 at Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. Christopher Jarvis presiding.  Matron of honor was Kelsey Kunde, sister of the bride. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jennifer Carlson

Name: Jennifer Carlson  Town: Leland  Resident of county since: 30 years  Age and birthplace: 56, Battle Creek   More...

County Cuisine

Brighten up a November day cook

This week’s colorful dish comes from Anderson’s Market and features spices from across the ocean. This burst of flavorful chicken will surely broaden your pallet. Anderson’s Market is located in Glen Arbor. More...

Open Meetings Act questioned, but council continues with agenda

Northport Village came within one vote of having its monthly meeting cancelled.  The Village Council last Thursday voted 4-3 to continue on with its agenda after council member Will Harper offered a motion to cancel based on an alleged violation More...

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GUNTHER, THE canine advocate, facility dog with the Leelanau County Prosecutor’s office, visited the Suttons Bay- Leelanau County Rotary Club Thursday with this handler, victim’s assistance coordinator Laurie LaCross.   More...

Elmwood meeting tonight to touch on Noverr lawsuit

The Elmwood Township Board will discuss a federal lawsuit filed against the township during its rescheduled monthly meeting tonight – but the discussion is likely to be brief.  More...

Author to speak at G-L library

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire will host child advocate Shenandoah Chefalo next Thursday, Nov. More...

Talk About Art set for Sunday

The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) will host its next “Talk About Art” program, Sunday, Nov. 11 in Glen Arbor.  The program will answer the question “What is an artist’s residency?” and will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Cedar area to host vendors

Two Cedar area groups will host holiday events later this month.  The Catholic Women’s Club at Holy Rosary Church will host its annual Holiday Bazaar in the lower level of the church from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and from 9 a.m. More...

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CUTTING STEEL with an acetylene torch, a worker dismantles an old ski lift at Sugar Loaf Resort last week. More...

Neighbors concerned about Bingham project

A plan to build three storage buildings totaling more than 22,000 square-feet in size on a 2.6-acre parcel on the corner of Bingham Road and Center Highway in Bingham Township is being met with considerable concern from neighbors and members of the t More...

Boating class set

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Traverse City will host a boater safety class next week at the Coast Guard Air Station.  “About Boating Safety” will cover safety procedure and equipment, navigational rules and aids, boating regulations, an More...

St. Mary auction this weekend

The “Wild West Gold Rush” is the theme of Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s 36th annual auction Saturday night. The doors of the school gymnasium will open at 6 p.m. for the event benefiting St. Mary School. More...

Couple married in Leland

Rhiannon K. Magin and Richard Clinton Kerr III were recently married in Leland.  The Rev. Ruth Overdier officiated the service performed Sept. 8 in Leland.  More...

Full slate for Veterans Day

This year’s calendar has Veterans Day falling on a Sunday, but the holiday will be observed by many federal, state and local organizations on Monday as part of a long weekend.  More...