December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

SEASON’S EATINGS!

Kolaches source of nostalgia for pair of Leelanau women

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any other sense. At no other time is this truer than the holidays. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kathryn Murphy

Name: Kathryn Murphy Town or township of residence: Northport Resident since: June of 2006 Age and birthplace: 39 and Lansing, MI Occupation: Art educator More...

Telgard happy to be back in Leelanau

After getting big-city experiences Out West, Down South and in the Midwest, a Leelanau Peninsula product has returned to her hometown.  Architect Carolyn Telgard, a 2000 graduate of Leland, joined the Caldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies More...

S-B hosts 32 robotics teams; G-L advances

Thirty-one teams — 27 from northwest Michigan and four from the East Tawas/Hale— participated in a VEX IQ robotics competition Saturday at Suttons Bay Pubic Schools.  More...

On second thought, higher fees for Suttons Bay daycare rolled back

Planned increases in fees for Suttons Bay School’s daycare and pre-school program were revised this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 6-0, with member Jen Lewis absent, to adopt a new fee schedule effective Jan. More...

Leland Harbor shift supervisor gets $1,000

A Leland Harbor shift supervisor will get a $1,000 bonus this year, but going forward township trustees will take a closer look at whether employees are being paid enough.  The bonus for Neil Kalee was recommended by the Leland Township Harbor C More...

Celebrate Winter Solstice with two concerts

The Winter Solstice will give county residents two chances to celebrate. The Northport Arts Association is scheduled to host a Winter Solstice Party featuring the Hot Biscuits. More...

L-L show raises funds, provides Christmas shopping

Steve Egeler has a “real job” — he’s a third-shift custodian at Northwestern Michigan College — but he would rather be turning wood into art. It’s a family tradition. More...

Computer workshop scheduled in Leland

A computer workshop scheduled for today at the Leland Township Library will explore iPad and iPhone.  Library director Mark Morton will discuss the basics of both and cover things like using the touch screen, connecting to Wi-Fi, downloading App More...

Michael Kandel to receive degree posthumously

The family of a Glen Lake graduate who died earlier this year will receive his diploma posthumously from Western Michigan University’s school of Freshwater Science and Sustainability tonight.  More...

Open house planned for Mertz

The Friends of the Leland Township Library group on Friday will host an open house in honor of retiring library director Sylvia Merz.   All are welcome to stop by the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Students pick out a tree

FIFTH GRADERS from Suttons Bay School made a field trip last week to Kolarik’s Christmas tree farm in Leelanau Township. Pictured with one of their trees are owners (from left) Jerome and Mary Ann Kolarik. More...

Hilltoppers bring Santa to the heart of Leelanau

About 38 kids discussed wish lists with Santa Claus on Sunday at the Cedar Hilltoppers Christmas Party.  “The kids were very happy,” said Flo Czerniak, Cedar Hilltoppers president.  More...

Finding More Help

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Last-second Leelanau gift guide for slackers

Procrastinator’s Delight

The clock is ticking, gift givers. And showtime is 11 days away. More...

County Cuisine

Steaks make the holiday brighter with this recipe

Having a small dinner party with three close friends? Here is a recipe from Anderson's Market that features a classic cut - New York Strip Steaks with brandied mushrooms. More...

Business Briefs: Sisson’s to close doors

Fear not; the famous Orange Toast will be back on shelves in no time.  John and Linda Sisson of Sisson’s Main Street Specialties will continue to provide loyal Leelanau Peninsula patrons their favorite products on a wholesale basis — More...

Contractor chosen for Leland River project

Private sewer gets funding

The Leland Township Board on Monday on a vote of 5-0 awarded the bid for its Leland River Crossing project to DVM Utilities, Inc. More...

School Board prefers that students sleep in

Students will be able to sleep in a little longer if the Suttons Bay Board of Education has its way.  The School Board voted 6-0 Monday with member Jen Lewis absent to adopt a resolution asking the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District More...

Seats filled for Northport Christmas concert

It was a capacity crowd at the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC) Sunday for the community’s annual Christmas Concert.  Poinsettias lined the stage of the 400-seat NCAC for an afternoon concert that featured red- and whiteclad members More...

Emergency fund

The annual Empire Area Emergency Fund Auction & Concert will be held from 4-6 p.m. More...

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STUDENTS FROM Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy participated in a Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace Friday. Twenty students developed a business idea and products to sell to other students and families. More...

Illness in the ‘Land of Delight’ defies promotional efforts

Norbert Bufka  Taken from Good Harbor Michigan, by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores.  This is the seventh in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  More...

Include your church in coverage

Please give us a call so we can include your church’s Christmas schedule in our holiday coverage, which will be published next Thursday, Dec. 21. More...

Leelanau Twp. foundation offers grants of nearly $16,000; third-oldest in state

The Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) has provided grants totaling $15,810 for community projects last week.  The list includes more than $9,000 in grants from the General Endowment Fund and $6,811 in grants from the Foundation&rsquo More...

Collins speaks of African- American experiences

Marshall Collins Jr. spoke last week of his family’s African- American experience while working as a migrant family and then settling in the Northport area.  Collins spoke at a holiday luncheon hosted by the League of Women Voters.  More...

HOW TO AVOID PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE

The following information was written by MSU Extension and is being provided by the Leelanau County Treasurer’s Office.

Too many homeowners lose their homes to property tax foreclosure. There are a number of steps a property owner can take to avoid this issue, especially if they are having trouble with delinquent taxes. More...

Three Steps to Avoid Property Tax Foreclosure

One of the truisms in life is that taxes will never go away. This is especially true for property taxes. For most towns and cities, property taxes are paid twice a year. More...