September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Wine the dream for attorney, accountant

Business at the Narrows

A winery that has proven popular at restaurants and wine stores across Michigan is remodeling a building at the Lake Leelanau Narrows as a tasting room. More...

Where to find Soul Squeeze

Of the 160 outlets for Soul Squeeze beverages, only four businesses in Leelanau County stock products from the Old Mission-based wine and cider company.  More...

County Cuisine

Stew with French twist will bring warmth on cool fall nights

It's stew season once again. Coming to the rescue with an excellent stew is Anderson's Market. The French stew recipe is sure to end with a meal that will warm you up as nights start getting colder. More...

Village approves $582k marina project

The Suttons Bay Village Council this week moved forward with a major electrical system upgrade at the village marina in keeping with comprehensive plans approved earlier this year. More...

Suttons Bay Village needs to update its zoning map

In the absence of any pressing business, the Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission met for a scant 31 minutes last week.  The village’s Downtown Development Authority didn’t meet at all.  More...

Northern Distillery expanding westward

Northern Latitude Distillery in Lake Leelanau will soon expand into what was once the visitors center for the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  Mark and Mandy Moseler are planning to provide a few old bourbon barrels as tables in the expa More...

Sneed, Tucker married in Traverse City

Erin Sneed and Max Tucker, both of Atlanta, Ga., exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 10 at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City.  The bride is the daughter of Peter and Kris Sneed of Leland. More...

Lumber boom sparks development

Lumber boom, then bust

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the story of Good Harbor, adapted from Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931 by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores or from the author, www.thisonly.org   More...

Last responder skips Hell trip

Instead of going to Hell last weekend, Jeff Morey of Lake Leelanau decided to stay closer to home.  He hung out Saturday in Leland during the annual Classic Car Show as part of the Leland Heritage Festival.  More...

Work underway to build a school at Binsfeld Center

Come December, the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy will have a new place to call home. Demolition began this week at the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center, which is being renovated and expanded to meet the needs of Leelanau Montessori. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Len “Lippy” Lawson

Name: Len “Lippy” Lawson  Town: Cedar  Resident of county since: 1948  Age and birthplace: 70, Munson Hospital, Traverse City   More...

Bingham hires tree services for storm damage, disease

Damage from a heavy wind and rain storm that hit Leelanau County late last month prompted action this week by the Bingham Township Board.  The Township Board on Monday evening approved contracts with two tree services to deal with damaged, downe More...

Village narrows manager candidates down to five

The Suttons Bay Village Council has narrowed down a search for a new Village Manager. Public interviews of the top five candidates have been set for 4 p.m. Monday.  More...

Township plans open house at Herman Park

Suttons Bay Township has scheduled an open house at Herman Community Park on Oct. 17 to recognize groups and individuals who have contributed to the park’s development. More...

Aylsworths married 50 years ago

Tom and Kathy Aylsworth of Glen Arbor on Sunday will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  Tom Aylsworth and the former Kathy Allen exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 23, 1968. More...

Reunion has Mass, meals

The St. Mary Lake Leelanau Class of 1968 celebrated its 50th reunion.  Classmates gathered Saturday afternoon for a tour of St. Mary School, then boated on Lake Leelanau. More...

Chance passing of funeral procession linked to postcard

Jill Cheney thought she was in an episode of the “Twilight Zone.” The Empire Township resident was out doing errands Sept. 7 that included a stop at Jaffe’s resale shop. More...

Kilcherman named to foundation council

Elizabeth Kilcherman has been appointed the Leelanau Township Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council advisor.  She was born and raised in Leelanau County, a graduate of Suttons Bay Public School. More...

Stories, more underway at library

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire has begun another season of Stories & More, its weekly program for preschool kids and their caregivers.  JoAnne “Yogi” Beare will share stories, music, rhymes, and hands-on crafter each T More...