August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Shucks Yes!

When mid-July and August roll around the cry of ‘What’s for dinner?’ may be a little easier to answer.  Corn! More...

County Cuisine

blu offers a white corn soup

In perfect timing with the season, Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu, submitted this week’s recipe for White Corn Soup. More...

Talking with Sean Griffard

Name: Sean Griffard.  Town or township of residence: Cleveland Township.  Resident of county since: Almost my entire life, just over 21 years.   More...

Marina renovation ceremony Aug. 19

A dedication ceremony recognizing completion of $2 million in renovations of the Northport G. Marsten Dame Marina will be held Sunday, Aug. More...

New petitions filed for vote on Northport clerk/treasurer

Amid concerns that petitions collected last month to put a referendum on the November ballot might be deemed invalid, organizers rescinded the old petitions and refiled new ones on Monday.  More...

Two men face prelim for Northport home break-in

A Traverse City man and a Kalkaska man are facing time in prison for allegedly breaking into a Northport home and stealing several items, including a barbecue grill that was posted on Craig’s list and purchased by an undercover police officer, More...

Author at Crain Hill Vineyards

The Brengman brothers’ Crain Hill Vineyards will offer wine tasting tomorrow with a short presentation by downstate author B. David Warner.  More...

S-B artist on display in Glen Arbor

Suttons Bay artist Neil Walling continues “A Love Affair With Leelanau,” the theme of a new group of watercolor and oil paintings on display starting tomorrow at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor.  Walling’s life-long affection for More...

There are signs that summer is over

Although we have been through a lot of them, I am never ready for this time of year. More...

Old and young enjoy Settlers Picnic

More than 500 people gathered Sunday for the 120th annual Old Settlers Picnic on the south shore of Big Glen Lake.  The day began with a church service in the Old Settler’s Chapel on the picnic grounds, officiated by the Rev. More...

Rev. Buvala celebrates 91 years

Rev. Andy Buvala of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Peshawbestown celebrated his 91st birthday recently with Bishop Bernard A. Hebda as celebrant of a Mass in honor of his birthday.  The priest was born July 29, 1921.  More...

Community gathering set for Aug. 18 at Dobson Farm

The Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm Foundation will host a community gathering at the cookhouse to present selected artifacts from Rex Dobson’s collections on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The public is welcome to drop in between 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Martin, DeBoer marry in Empire Town Hall

Dr. George DeBoer and Jill Wheaton Martin of Washington, D.C. were married July 14 by the groom’s brother-inlaw Rev. Kenneth D. More...

Can You Love a Lakeshore to Death?

Traffic at the park’s visitor center is up 35 percent; D. H. Day Campground is up 31 percent

f sand is an icon for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will it slip away faster as visitors tighten their grip?  More...

Mountz has 37 years of Lakeshore service and memories

Tom Mountz had so many good childhood memories of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that he decided he wouldn’t mind spending his adult years there, too.  So the Flushing native got a job at the Lakeshore in 1975, and he has no pl More...

Lakeshore by-the-numbers

When describing Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, many words come to mind.  Sweeping views.  Shifting sand.  Lapping waves.  And lately, “most beautiful.”  But what about the numbers?  More...

It’s popular, but it’s not a happy trail

The first leg of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail has been open for more than a month, and is reportedly getting rave reviews.  According to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials, the fourmile section from the Dune Climb near Empire t More...

What We’re Thinking

Compiled by Enterprise intern Corey L. Frost

We asked residents and visitors in Empire:  If the operating budget for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was severely cut, would you pay more money, say $50, for a seasonal pass to make up the difference?   More...

Surf's Up!

A surfer rides a wave, while another retreats for more, on a windy day on Lake Michigan off Van’s Beach in Leland. More...

New York trip raises $100,000

Biggest year yet for Conservancy ‘Friends’ picnic

One hundred times $1,000 equals a new record for the Leelanau Conservancy’s annual Friends Picnic and Auction.  More...

Lighthouse lobster feast on Aug. 16 still has tickets

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport still has tickets available for the upcoming lobster feast next Thursday, Aug. 16.  There are two seatings — one at 6 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per ticket.  More...

Permits issue low, value up

The number of building permits issued in Leelanau County continues to drag. However, the value of permits issued continues to rebound after a four-year construction drought.  More...

S-B Township planners review zoning language for ag district

Suttons Bay Township planners last week continued their review of zoning ordinance language related to the township’s agriculture district.  According to township staff planner Kathy Egan, the Planning Commission took no action at its regu More...

Council wavers on irrigation bill

The Northport Village Council discussed last week how to get geese off the new south beach, mulled over the idea of where to hide the trash at the G. More...

Dogs to parade around Northport in chamber event

For the past 15 years the folks of Northport — or perhaps the dogs of Northport — have been celebrating the canine in all of us.  And this year will be no exception. The no-cats-allowed event starts at 1 p.m. More...

A work of art

Jewelry artist Marjorie S. Rawson of downstate Chelsea says she shows her work at many art festivals throughout Michigan – but the Suttons Bay Art Festival is one of her favorites.  More...

Sailors celebrate fur trade at Greilickville

Artisans, re-enactors, sailors and marksmen invade Greilickville on Saturday in an event celebrating maritime history and the fur trade of the Upper Great Lakes.  The Maritime Heritage Alliance of Traverse City and the Armed Sloop Welcome are sp More...

Biologist to speak Aug. 16 for SBTH

Conservation Resource Alliance biologist Eric Ellis will highlight the fourth in the Speaker Series for Saving Bird Thru Habitat next Thursday, Aug. 16, at Saving Bird Thru Habitat.  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   August 9, 2007  More...

Port Oneida memories of summer

Editor’s note: We continue a series of stories adapted from the “Images & Recollections from Port Oneida” book series, based on oral histories by Tom Van Zoeren. More...

Leland grad earns Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scout Troop 131, based in Suttons Bay, last month promoted Jacob Poirier to scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.  A 2012 graduate of Leland Public School, Poirier plans to attend Hope College in the fall where he will play football.&n More...

Guest ministers coming to Leland

Rev. Sharon Brown, co-pastor of the Redeemer Covenant Church in Dutton, is the visiting preacher at the Leland Summer Church this week.  The non-denominational Christian service is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Leland United Methodist Church, 106. More...

Carlson announces engagement

Amber Cathryn Carlson and James Charles Smith of Seattle, Wash. have announced their engagement.  A Sept. More...

‘Traces’ require repairs

Visitors love walking on Lake Michigan dunes, some times to the dunes’ detriment.

When a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore rips open, Amanda Brushaber and a team of resource specialists move in to stitch it up.  “So far, so good,” said Brushaber, herself a native of Benzie County.  More...

Port Oneida Fair revisits Leelanau’s old times, traditions

At the Port OneidaFair, you can take a step back in time and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

A silent testament to the agricultrual roots of Leelanau County, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District springs back to life tomorrow and Saturday.  More...

Government takeover left some battle scars with sellers

As a child Larry Wichern remembers cooling off in the clear water of Lake Michigan after picking cherries.  The swimming spot on Good Harbor Bay bore his family name because of its proximity to his family farm. More...

Visitors making their marks on the Lakeshore

Visitors have been known to travel quite a distance to experience the Dune Climb or the self-guided auto tour of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  And some make the trip more than once. More...

Superintendent has tough challenge in preserving No. 1 spot

Dusty Shultz is a self-made woman.  She started working for the National Park Service as a park superintendent’s secretary when she was still in high school and worked her way up through the ranks to where she is now — superintendent More...