May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Spring Delicacies

Mighty morel brings hunters to the woods

“Later than usual,” is the resounding consensus from mushroom foragers in the county in regards to this year’s morel mushroom season.  Hansen Foods in Suttons Bay is offering $15/ pound, but currently their shelves are bare.&nb More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Terry Mulvihill

Name: Terry Mulvihill  Town or township of residence: Leland  Resident since: 1991  Age and birthplace: I’ll be 67 on May 21st and I was born in Grand Rapids at St. Mary Hospital   More...

Beuerle, wineries both winners

Beuerle receives Award   Century 21 Northland sales associate Cory Beuerle has been given the Masters Diamond award in recognition of her highly dedicated sales and quality service. More...

Association elects officers

The Lake Leelanau Community Association elected a new board with a few changes in officers. Madeline Houdek of Houdek’s Pumping was elected president during last week’s annual meeting. More...

Authority could raise $1.7 million by ‘35

The Village of Suttons Bay Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is finalizing a plan to develop and finance a variety of public projects mostly along M-22 between Richter Road and Summerset Court north of M-204.  More...

Landing with a history needs work; will Solon step to plate?

Launch site needs work

Perrins Landing, once the gateway to Leelanau County resort communities, could use a little attention. So says a group of lake users who would like to see Solon Township step to the plate and make improvements at the end of S. Perrins Landing Drive. More...

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ALICE BOWE from the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District hosted a community cooking class for Suttons Bay Elementary students recently. More...

Students offer songs of America

The Northport Public School music program is tooting its horn. For the second time, the newlyformed middle school band will perform a concert next Wednesday, May 23. More...

Sunset Boulevard coming to G-A

The Glen Arbor Players will be headed back in time to Hollywood of the ‘50s in its next production, “Sunset Boulevard.”  Performances at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More...

Benefit to help Maple City man fighting cancer

A benefit to help a 45-year-old Maple City man fighting esophageal cancer is scheduled for Sunday at the Cedar-Maple Lions Club community building.  Derek Rothgarber, a 1991 Suttons Bay graduate, was diagnosed in January with Stage 3 esophageal More...

Wichern named to college Honor Society

Hannah Wichern of Maple City was named to the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).  Wichern, daughter of Don and Julie Wichern, graduated from GVSU earlier this month with a master’s degree in pu More...

Plamondon, Bunbury plan autumn marriage

Aimee Louise Plamondon and Brooks Johnston Bunbury of Lake Leelanau have announced their engagement.  Aimee is the daughter of Guy Plamondon of Lake Leelanau and Bridget Klaasen of Suttons Bay.  More...

St. Mary students shine at business competition

Middle and high school students from Lake Leelanau St. More...

Cook 'em up

There are many ways to cook up foraged finds. Here are a few suggestions from local foragers Andy Schudlich and Pete Edwards. More...

Foraging food from the forest

‘Tis the season for fantastic foraged finds. At least that’s what local foragers believe as they discover all sorts of tasty treats on the forest floor.  More...

County Cuisine

Asparagus will be sticking their heads out; smoke, pickle them

It's asparagus time in the north and whether the spears are steamed or grilled, there is another option provided by the team at Art's Tavern in Glen Arbor. More...

Lake Leelanau group moves two community events into September

Two events traditionally hosted each summer by the Lake Leelanau Community Association (LLCA) have been moved to later dates on the calendar. More...

Heritage Trail users may be asked to not park at Cleveland Twp. Hall

Electors may soon find it easier parking at the polls in Cleveland Township. More...

Fire department seeks ‘jaws update’ with Tribal funds

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority has voted to ask the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to help pay for about $18,000-worth of new firefighting and rescue equipment. More...

Centerville looks at 6 road projects

Cost estimates for six separate road projects were reviewed last week by the Centerville Township Board.  Supervisor Jim Schwantes provided board members with preliminary estimates for road projects being considered by the township for improveme More...

Cleanup in G-A

Glen Arbor Township will host its annual clean-up for items not normally collected or recycled on Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. More...

Pow Wow to honor S-B graduates

5 are Tribal members

Drumming, dancing and feasting will be part of the eighth annual Graduation Pow Wow Friday at Suttons Bay Public School.  The event will honor the school’s 31 graduates, and is sponsored by the school’s Title VII program.  More...

Plein air coming to Leland

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) at the Old Art Building will host a one-day plein air painting event and exhibit on Memorial Day weekend.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Ted Hanson: Life dedicated to serving Northport community

Promoter of Northport

My father was born in Alpena, Michigan in 1906. He was part of a family of 11 siblings – 8 boys and 3 girls. The family was hard-pressed for living expenses. More...

Methodist church has birthday with outreach

Members of the Leland Community United Methodist Church (LCUMC) are celebrating their church’s 120th anniversary this month with service and faith in action.  More...

Newcombs celebrate 60 years of marriage

If you see the owners of Edward’s Home Furnishings today, wish them happy anniversary.  Edward L. and Beverly J. (Godziebiewski) Newcomb were married on May 17, 1958, in East Detroit.  More...

Program raises chicks, develops minds

Erika Vogtsberger’s fifth grade class is expecting 41 fluffy additions next week.  For about a month now, her Suttons Bay students have been monitoring the progress of 41 fertilized eggs that are part of a new embryology program.  More...