June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Answering The Call

Leelanau County Catholics are doing their part to jump-start the number of priests available to serve in the Diocese of Gaylord. More...

Conservancy raffle about wine/dine with Mario

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, June 27 for the Leelanau Conservancy’s raffle benefitting farmland preservation efforts in the county.  The top prize is a culinary weekend of a lifetime in New York City as the guest of chef, author and More...

Talking with Noah Carlson

Name: Noah Carlson.   Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.   Resident of county since: Since 2004, my family moved there from Rochester.   Age and birth place: 21, Mount Clemens.   More...

Planners tour village facilities, infrastructure

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission held two meetings on June 13, but one was more fun than the other, according to village officials.  More...

Leelanau School alum part of ‘Rock the River’ ensemble

Grupo Ayé’s individuality made it the perfect choice to headline for “Rock the River!” Individuality, and of course Robert Mulligan.  The event will kick off the Leelanau School’s Alumni Weekend and help raise educational More...

Historic Fishtown book launch party June 28

A new book about Fishtown in Leland is being released this month.  Laurie Kay Sommers, a freelance folklorist and historic preservationist located in Okemos, is the author of “Fishtown: Leland, Michigan’s Historic Fishery.”&nbs More...

Music fest poster man artist-inresidence

Manitou Music Festival posted design winner, David Westerfield, will be artist-in-residence at the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) for two weeks.  His free presentation to the public will be held next Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Restoring land by picking invasives

Editor’s note: This is one in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County.   Invasive species can change habitats. They can be small insects or massive trees. More...

Kids fish day Sunday at Veronica Valley pond

Stocked, willing and waiting.  That’s the state of Veronica Valley Kid’s Pond, which for the eighth year will host Kids Fishing Day thanks to a volunteer committee representing a variety of interested groups.  Committee chair Pe More...

Clean Water workshop offered at county building

Leelanau Clean Water will host a workshop for property owners focusing on natural landscaping for lake health next Wednesday, June 27.  Among the topics will be: healthy lake ecosystems; designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines; problems More...

Farmers Market time in Glen Arbor, Empire

By BILL THOMPSON Phone 334-4486 Fax 334- More...

Garage sales to benefit Northport museum

Northport will be the site of multiple garage sales Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.  Antiques, household items and big bargains and surprises galore can be found at the Northport Area Museum, on Nagonaba Street across the street from the More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO   June 21, 2007  More...

St. Mary recognizes top secondary school grades

Nearly 70 secondary students from Lake Leelanau St. Mary were recognized for their performance during the second quarter of the last semester.  More...

G-L plans reunion for Class of 1982

The Glen Lake Class of 1982 is having its 30-year class reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Kerby’s Bar/ Restaurant in Maple City.  Surrounding classes and teachers are invited. Please RSVP to BLund@centurytel.net.   More...

Northport churches offer family fun Bible events

The churches of Northport will host a four-day summer family event starting Tuesday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church.  The event, sponsored by Bethany Lutheran, St. Christopher’s Episcopal, St. More...

Musicians earn summer scholarships

Two winners have been selected for the summer music scholarships offered by the Village Voices of Northport.  Sarah Scarbrough, a senior at Glen Lake Community School, will be singing in Europe with the Blue Lake International Choir. More...

Butterfly release coming at Greilickville park

A butterfly release sponsored by the non-profit Grand Traverse Chapter of Compassionate Friends will be held Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the Greilickville Harbor Park on M-22 near Traverse City.  More...

Little Garden Club tour next week

The Little Garden Club of Leland will host a garden tour around North Lake Leelanau next Wednesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

Leland Twp. woman tells it as she sees it

Highlight includes attending 2008 Republican National Convention

Every August, Wilma McQueen marks her birthday by making a hike up the Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Pretty feisty for a woman in her late 70s. More...

Lake Leelananu woman brought AA to Leelanau County

Like many a recovering alcoholic, Marty Baker had tried quitting on her own, had spent months in a psychiatric hospital, and had been in and out of the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous before finally retiring from her drinking career.  The 92-year- More...

Cedar woman trying to make world of difference

B.J. Christensen of Cedar has stayed in the spotlight in Leelanau County most recently through her leadership of the Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA).  More...

Hubbell compares farm and office life

Dan Hubbell of Centerville Township works on a farm and in an office. He’s a farmer and an attorney, and as such has watched both of his professions evolve during the past three decades. More...

What We’re Thinking

Compiled by Enterprise intern Corey Frost

For this week’s “What We’re Thinking” feature, we asked residents and visitors in Suttons Bay the following question:  “What’s one of the most unusual  things you’ve done in your life?”   More...

Empire women’s group turns pillow-cases into dresses for poor

Women from the Empire United Methodist Church (EUMC) have been transforming everyday pillowcases into dresses for girls in Haiti as a mission project.  Mary Jo Meade, a member of the church mission’s team, suggested the project when she le More...

Saturday hike at Chippewa Run

Conservancy docents Lou Ricord, Anne Mason and Dave Amos will lead an early wildflower hunt Saturday at the Leelanau Conservancy’s Chippewa Run Natural Area in Empire.  More...

Saskatoon berry tours offered at Cross Farms

The public is invited to tour Cross Farms and learn about Saskatoon berries grown there.  The farm, located at 11966 E. Sugar Bush Road, is about five minutes north of Northport in Leelanau Township. More...

Greilickville park gets another bathroom

Construction of a second restroom at Greilickville Harbor Park in Elmwood Township is under way, according to township officials.  More...

S-B Fire & Rescue millage renewal set; board also seeks 2-percent help

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority on Aug. 7 will ask voters to renew a 2.3-mill property tax levy in the two townships to support operations of their joint fire and rescue department over the next three years.  More...

Conservation League meeting/picnic on Sunday

The Suttons Bay Conservation League will hold its summer meeting and picnic at the home of Harley and Bonnie Smith on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Members are asked to bring their own beverage and food to share.  More...

Feminist reclaims ‘Self’ with book reissue

Mary Sutherland’s tan Ford Taurus has a bumper sticker that proclaims “This is what a radical feminist looks like.”  Located next to the lavender peace sign and Obama sticker, a radical feminist mantra has been a way of life fo More...

Koenigs give $250,000 for NCAC endowment fund

Richard and Sherry Koening supported the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC) as volunteers long before moving into the county permanently.  Now, the Leelanau Township couple, have joined Sherry’s mother Barbara Bartley to become signifi More...

These naturally living plants are bad news

You have probably heard or seen some group or another talking about how bad invasive plants are and how we need to get rid of them. More...

Bluegills in good health at kid’s pond

Veronica Valley Kid’s Pond is growing a healthy population of bluegills, according to a study prepared for the Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Committee, and is capable of holding over trout from one season to the next.  More...

Deadline nears for candidates for Omena council

By LESLIE DISCH Phone/fax 386-5686 email: More...

Friends of Sleeping Bear get grant for trail signage and more

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes have been selected to receive an $18,000 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.  The program promotes national parks as venues for communi More...

Story behind the Leland Dam

Wandering the docks at Fishtown or sipping a coffee at the Cove, the waters falling over the dam are scenic and soothing. You might during the season see salmon swimming up river.  More...

Seminarians have local church ties

One-third of the 12 seminarians or recently-ordained priests in the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord have ties to Leelanau County.  Peter Wigton of Cedar was ordained Saturday at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. More...

St. Mary student earns P.E.O. STAR scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was presented to Ashley Grant, a senior at St Mary Catholic School. The scholarship was presented at the high school awards ceremony by Jill Foerster.  Grant is the daughter of Dennis and Marsha Grant. More...

St. Wenceslaus plans 103rd chicken dinner

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at Gill’s Pier will host its 103rd annual chicken dinner and summer festival Sunday.  The meal, to be served from 11:30 a.m. More...

Playing for funds

NAOMI MYERS, a 14-year-old freshman at Suttons Bay High School, is using her bassoon-playing skills to raise $1,000 to attend Interlochen Arts Camp this summer. More...

Leland retail spots full and open for business

Leland commercial spaces are at full capacity, according to the head of the Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce — a good sign for the local economy.  More...

Centerville Twp. man’s talents off the charts

Local musician, inventor and allaround tinkerer Johnny Rutherford has had a lot of big ideas.  Some were ahead of their time, like the solar water heater and the windmill powered Ecolight. More...

Empire woman is for the birds ... and their recovery

Rebecca Lessard looks up at the great horned owl perched just above her on the wood post. The owl stares back, as if waiting for her to speak.  She does, directing a soft hoot toward the raptor. More...

Centerville farmer/ lawyer makes case for the good life

Worn-out bibs and a fresh-pressed tie are attire that best describe him.  At first blush, Dan Hubbell is the result of a conflicted life.  After an extended conversation, though, it’s apparent Hubbell feels he has the perfect lifestyl More...

Northport artist is all about the fish

Some have bright stripes, while others boast polka dots. More...

Maple City woman mixes farm with retro refurbishing biz

Erin Attwood-Lane dreamed of working in a big city zoo.  But the 1995 Glen Lake graduate couldn’t get comfortable away from the Great Lakes.  “I lived in Montana. More...