July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Where It All Began

Impact of Mama Bear and her cubs continues today at the Lakeshore

The legend of Sleeping Bear has been handed down for centuries among the Anishnaabek people who conceived it. More...

Challenges ahead, says park head

Scott Tucker is looking forward to a golden anniversary. More...

Kayak flips, so ‘Cutter’ comes to the rescue

A man whose kayak began to fill with water near North Manitou on Saturday is safe after a weekend rescue.  The kayaker was with a group of friends who left from Leland to kayak the Manitou Passage.  However, a wave hit the man’s kayak More...

Cash found; looking for owner

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of what is described as a “large amount of cash” left in a Northport store.  About 4:30 p.m. More...

‘Affordable’ housing project progresses in S-B

Includes ‘4-plex’ buildings

The chair of the Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission, Susan Odom, said she’s “excited” about a project proposed by Frank and Micheline Padella that could result in construction of 44 homes just south of the Suttons Bay village More...

No bills for ‘death’ visits by ambulance

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire & Rescue Department will stop sending bills to people who call 9-1-1 for an ambulance if the “patient” they’re calling for is found to be dead.  The board of the Suttons Bay- Bingham Fire and Re More...

Boat launch parking causing problems

Cars parking along a county road too close to a state-run boat launch in Bingham Township have prompted the Township Board to take another look at its traffic control ordinance. More...

Celebrating 37 years of making art in Npt.

Artist Edee Joppich invites friends, neighbors and visitors to visit her Northport gallery, Joppich’s Bay Street Gallery, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.  She’ll be offering a exhibit to celebrate her 37 years of making art in Northport. More...

Timing decisions crucial during cherry harvest

Small cherries, small profit

Reporter’s note: This story is the fourth installment in a monthly series about the experiences of one couple as they enter into the world of cherries. Phil and Sarah Hallstedt are new cherry growers in Leelanau County. More...

Head of Lakeshore fields questions from residents

Lakeshore superintendent Scott Tucker fielded a number of questions from about 35 people attending a “meet the public” event hosted last week by the Empire Village council. More...

First families of Elmwood Twp.

Corrigan, Kroupa & more

The following story represents an excerpt from “Elmwood Township A Pictorial History” by the late Larry Wakefield, published in 1987. The Corrigan Family More...

Kratochvil, Rosa to wed

Graduates in 2011 from Suttons Bay and Glen Lake will be wed on Saturday at St. More...

Garden walk raises funds for church

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will host a garden walk next week in Cedar.  The event is scheduled for Monday at the family home of the Rev. More...

Dunesmobiles, Dorsey boat part of Heritage programs

The Empire Area Heritage Group will host two programs on consecutive weeks at the Glen Arbor Township hall.  The first, set for Tuesday, will explore the history of Dunesmobiles that previously traveled along a road through the Sleeping Bear Dun More...

Logs still a perfect fit for 1856 cabin

Restoration continued last week on the Kraitz cabin, the oldest mainland structure in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Volunteers with Historic Sleeping Bear (HSB) took out the flooring of the cabin, located on Co. Rd. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Gerald Battle

Name: Gerald Battle  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: Off and on since 1957  Age and birthplace: 88 and Royal Oak   More...

County Cuisine

Make grilled vegetable salad part of healthy summer eating

Looking for something delicious, healthy and easy to make? This grilled vegetable salad from Anderson's Market is sure to fuel you up with those vegetables you may not know you are lacking, with a bonus of a delightful taste. More...

Three-car accident results in 2 serious injuries

A three-car accident at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday resulted in two persons suffering serious injuries.   Deputies and Elmwood Fire and Rescue sped to the intersection of Bugai and East Lincoln Road following a 911 call. More...

Elmwood ponders future of Brewery Creek

The Elmwood Township Board continued last week to discuss plans for its Brewery Creek property, agreeing by consensus to hold off ordering soil samples that would provide insight into which areas of the property might be developed. More...

Chimoski’s busy in new spot; chub spotlight

Round-up of county business

Chimoski Bakery back and baking   Chimoski Bakery has recently opened some new doors.  More...

Second wine fest for Soul Patch

Musical entertainment is slated to flow from the Marina Park in Suttons Bay on Saturday, as the Land of Delight welcomes its second wine festival of the year.  The Leelanau Wine of the Water Festival, set for 1-7 p.m., will feature a view of the More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  10-11:30 a.m. — Art Studio: Whooooo’s In the Woods for ages 6-8 at the Glen arbor Arts Center.  7:30 p.m. — Fountain Point Music with The Fitzgeralds at Fountain Point Resort, Lake Leelanau.  2-4 p.m. More...

Long days during harvest

Harvest days start well before sunrise, while cool night still hangs in the air. For the crew at Hallstedt Homestead, preparations begin early enough to greet pickers by 6 a.m. More...

‘Legend” illustrator lives off the grid

Illustrations in “The Legend of Sleeping Bear” turned out to be the big — and surprising — break in the career of artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.  More...

Cromptons have golden anniversary

Roy and Suzanne Crompton celebrated 50 years of marriage by sharing dinner at The Cove with all of their children and grandchildren.  It was a familiar setting for the Cromptons who enjoyed dinner during their honeymoon at what was then known as More...

Omena church fills for music service

Omena Presbyterian Church was filled to capacity for its annual “Special Music Sunday” service.  Patrick Kuhl, who has directed and led the musical celebration of worship for 26 years, was thrilled with the attendance and quality of More...

Speaker to discuss how to improve garden soil

Nate Walton, Ph.D. More...

Congregations weave together for Suttons bayside worship

About 150 people chose to forsake pews on Sunday morning, instead setting up lawn chairs along the Suttons Bay shoreline as part of an ecumenical “Weave Us Together” worship service.   More...