March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jason Bradford

Name: Jason Bradford.  Town or township of residence: I live in Empire. I’m only two-and-a-half miles away from the (Glen Lake) school.  Resident of county since: For 13 years now.   More...

New fire chief introduced at meeting

Only 3 board members attend

Leland Township residents met their new fire chief at the annual meeting held Saturday.  About 20 people attended the meeting, where they heard reports on the sewer system, the Leland Harbor, the parks and recreation department, the library and More...

Audience members question expenses of new fire department

At Solon annual meeting

Fire department operations and their related costs were the center of much discussion Saturday at the Solon Township annual meeting.  An audience of nine, which included two past township supervisors and a retired fire chief, questioned the cost More...

‘No vote’ allows hikes in salaries

Salary increases totaling $1,200 were included in the proposed 2017-18 Solon Township budget that was reviewed Saturday at the annual meeting.  While no specific vote on the increases was taken at the annual meeting, the increases will go into More...

New budget for fire department

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority held its annual budget hearing and Truth in Taxation hearing last week in conjunction with its regular monthly meeting.  Fire Chief Jim Porter said no public comment was offered at the hearings.& More...

Charter to lead State of the Birds program

The State of Birds report will be the topic of an educational program, Wednesday, April 12, sponsored by Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH).  Kay Charter, SBTH executive director, is the featured speaker for the event, set for noon in the communit More...

Forget French: Bill would tweak foreign language requirements

A bill that would result in greater choices for students and parents when it comes to curricular offerings has been proposed by Rep. More...

Happy Birthday Rotary

PAST ROTARY CLUB president Judy Egeler addresses fellow Rotarians at a 70th anniversary celebration hosted by the Leland Lodge. More...

Railroads fuel county economy, carrying freight and passengers

Trains move freight, people

Adapted from Good Harbor Michigan by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores.  More...

Holy Rosary opens 24 hours for believers; to host relics from Christ on the cross

Holy Rosary Catholic Church near Cedar is one of four churches throughout the Diocese of Gaylord that will host “24 Hours of Our Lord” Friday and Saturday.  Pope Francis has asked churches worldwide to be available for confession for More...

Schneider, Shaw have wedding plans

Tom and Ann Schneider of Northville are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Schneider, to Andrew Shaw, son of Guy and Andrea Shaw of Northport.  More...

Career tech students join honor society

More than 15 county students were among 78 inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last night.  These students attend the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District’s Career-Tech Center in Traverse City.  Newly inducted More...

County Cuisine

Healthy grain part of recipe flavored with peanuts, lime

You've likely heard of quinoa, an exotic sounding grain whose popularity has exploded in recent years. Though the name is a bit unusual, the plant has some very familiar relatives; it is closely related to common spinach and beets. More...

In Glen Arbor, 2% raises approved

Nearly 30 Glen Arbor Township electors at their annual meeting Saturday voted to increase pay for their elected township officials by two percent.  More...

In Leland, clerk gets $2,000 raise

Leland Township Clerk Jane Keen will get a raise after a motion to not approve the proposal was defeated Saturday on a vote of 17-6 at the Leland Township annual meeting.  Keen had requested a raise of $2,000, bringing her annual salary to $37,0 More...

Emergency calls numerous in Kasson Twp., residents learn

About 20 people turned out for the annual meeting of Kasson Township residents Saturday — the first with Supervior Greg Julian seated.  More...

Bingham Township brightens up pair of intersections along M-22

New street lights have been installed at two intersections along M-22 in Bingham Township and several more will likely be installed soon.  Following action taken last month by the Bingham Township Board, Cherryland Electric installed the lights More...

Elmwood Township discusses ordinance update, trash removal

Elmwood Township is preparing to unveil a long-awaited update of its Zoning Ordinance with plans to hold another public hearing on the draft ordinance next month.  The township has been struggling to update its Zoning Ordinance for more than a d More...

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ANDREW BROWN, a member of Boy Scout Troop 105, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to earning the requisite number of merit badges, Brown was required to complete a community service project. More...

Business students shine downstate, rewarded with trip to Sunshine State

National conference May 10-14

Students from Lake Leelanau St. More...

Rotary accepting applications for conference

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club is accepting applications for the 69th annual Rotary Life Leadership Conference set for June 14-17.  The Kettunen Center in Tustin, located south of Cadillac, will be the site of the conference, which More...

St. Mary student earns prolife award

Haley Tarsa has been given the outstanding prolife youth award by Grand Traverse Area Right to Life.  Tarsa will receive a $250 scholarship and her winning essay has been forwarded on to the Right to Life of Michigan office for consideration in More...

Blood drive planned in Empire hall

Be the gift that could last a lifetime by donating blood at a blood drive being held from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Empire Township Hall.  Appointments are appreciated by calling Michigan Blood at 1-866-642- 5663 or by visiting Miblood.org. More...

24 secondary students earn straight A’s

More than 100 students in seventh through twelfth grade at Leland Public School were recognized for academic performance during the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  More...

40 fifth, sixth graders feted

More than 40 students in fifth and sixth grades at Leland Public School were named to the elementary honor roll for the second trimester of the 2016-17 school year.  Fifth graders earning all A’s were Sawyer Couturier, Jack Joyce, Olive Ry More...