October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

CANDIDATES SPEAK UP

Seven make their case in Commission forum

Eight county residents interviewed for four jobs Monday night, with about 65 of their peers asking the questions. Each interviewee has work experience, and four of them presently or in recent years have held the very jobs they are now seeking.  More...

blu offers spread for bread

This week’s recipe was provided by chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu in Glen Arbor. More...

Talking with: Lorrie Bregni

Name: Lorrie Bregni.  Town or township of residence: Kasson Township.  Resident of county since: 11 years, 2001.  Age and birth place: 52, Detroit.   More...

Village OKs tree removal, new truck

The Village of Suttons Bay will remove 62 trees from street rights-ofway and purchase a $50,626 work truck following action Monday night by the Village Council.  More...

Planners looking into shoreline zoning ordinance

The Bingham Township Planning Commission has begun taking a closer look at language in its zoning ordinance related to land use along the Lake Leelanau shoreline.  More...

Sewers, divisiveness hot topics at forum

Barb VonVoigtlander and Fred Steffens wanted to talk about their future plans for leading the Northport Village Council.  But constituents Sunday at the candidates forum at the Leelanau Township Fire Hall wanted more insight into the past &mdash More...

Comparisons: new vs. old

Here are some of the provisions of the new ordinance compared to the old ordinance:  New: Guest houses/accessory dwellings allowed.  Old: Not allowed.  New: Two-acre minimum lot size in Agricultural-Residential districts.  Old: Th More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO  October 18, 2007  More...

Omena-ites enjoy touch of Italy

I heard that you couldn’t go anywhere in Italy this past month without running into someone from Omena. More...

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DOZENS OF elementary students ran through the raindrops Oct. 5 for the Suttons Bay School Parent-Teacher Organization’s annual Jog-a-thon. More...

Show seeks entries from recovering artists

Entries are sought for the annual Art of Recovery art show next month in Traverse City.  Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is seeking entries from area artists who are recovering from something (i.e. More...

Lecture series honors local attorney

The first in a series of lectures named for county resident and longtime attorney Dean Robb was featured earlier this week at the Wayne State University law school.  Arthur Bryant, executive director of the Public Justice Foundation spoke in the More...

Parkinson’s support group meets Wednesday

The Grand Traverse Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m at the Senior Center in Traverse City.  Andres S. Boyce, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon whose special interest is knees. More...

Record low water level now probable

Last month, a report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrology Office in Detroit indicated it was “possible” that new record low water levels could be recorded in Lake Michigan sometime this winter.  More...

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CUB SCOUT Pack 131 of Suttons Bay recently used a catapult, or ‘trebuchet,’ to shoot golf balls and baseballs into the field by Keswick United Methodist Church. More...

Author to read GTB history book

Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center in Peshawbestown will host Grand Traverse Band (GTB) member and author Matthew Fletcher as he reads from his book The Return of the Eagle; A legal History of the Grand Traverse Band on Friday, Oct. 26. More...

GTB members present Grandfather Teachings

The Northport United Church of Christ, 103 N. Warren St., will host Seven Grandfather Teachings, presented by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians members JoAnne Gasco and Paul Raphael. The event will take place from 10 a.m. More...

New winter festival planned in S-B

The Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce and TART Trails Inc. are joining forces to launch a new winter festival in the Village of Suttons Bay.  On Saturday, Feb. 16, the organizations will sponsor the inaugural YetiFest. More...

Images from another galaxy

Lake Leelanau resident Ed Hahnenberg, who owns an observatory west of his fruit stand on Co. Rd. 643, captured two beautiful nighttime images during one of those somewhat rare evenings — at least recently — without sky cover.  More...

Most candidates prefer to be elected in Northport

Two candidates running for Northport Village treasurer and another running for clerk said Sunday during a candidates forum that they want to see Northport continue to have elected officials.  Incumbent Clerk Joni L. More...

Leland keeps zoning fees same for now

Leland Township trustees at their regular meeting last week opted not to raise zoning permit fees.  More...

Board renews assessing services deal

The Leelanau Township Board at its regular meeting last week renewed a three-year agreement with Michigan Assessing Service, the Traverse City company that has provided assessing services for the township for several years. More...

Building permits reach fiveyear low

Five new home starts and a commercial storage facility have caused an uptick in the number and value of permits issued this construction season.  Nineteen new permits were issued in the past two weeks by the county Construction Code Authority va More...

Bingham roads, parking lot lights better

Two road improvement projects in Bingham Township have been completed along with a project to keep voters safe in the township hall parking lot.  At its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the Bingham Township Board learned that the Leelanau More...

Fire/Rescue begins search for new truck

Officials of the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Department will take a look at replacing the aging fire engine that is usually kept in the Bingham Township fire barn next to the historic Bingham Schoolhouse.  “The Bingham engine is ov More...

Voters to decide fate of Leland zoning

Registered voters in Leland Township will be asked next month to approve — or not — the Zoning Ordinance of 2012 that was adopted by the Leland Township Board in May.  If voters turn the new ordinance down, the old ordinance written More...

Fire service millage renewal on Leland ballot

Voters in Leland Township on the November ballot will be asked to renew a one-year 1.3-mill property tax to pay for fire service.  The tax raises about $503,000 per year, revenue that provides nearly 89 percent of the $567,080 operational budget More...

Port Oneida neighbors — The Brunsons

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...

Color around Glen Lake falling down

Well unfortunately, most of the color is grounded. More...

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BOB MANNING works on the details of a new duck decoy at the Empire Area Museum on Saturday as part of the Heritage Day event. More...

Keswick Church hosting women’s group on Nov. 1

Keswick United Methodist Church is hosting a meeting of Church Women United, Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. More...

MSU extension offers tree seminar

A fall program on identifying trees and shrubs will be offered by the Michigan State University extension Saturday at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.  Twenty-five year veteran extension horticulture educator Rebecca Finnera More...

Heritage turnout good in spite of rain

The 2012 State History Award was proudly on display at the Empire Area Museum on Saturday, just in time for the annual Heritage Day event. More...

Lake Leelanau man hikes the coast

The next time Francis Wegman Lawless goes for a long hike by himself, the 25-year-old Lake Leelanau man says he’ll do things a little differently.  For example, he’s likely to:  • Bring more shoes and a different kind of b More...

Vendors needed for Northport Promise Christmas Craft Show

The Northport Promise scholarship program is planning its annual Christmas Craft Show and is looking for vendors. The craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. More...

Boy Scouts earn merit badges

Boy Scout Troop 131 recently held its monthly Court of Honors to award merit badges and recognize advancements in rank.  Both Erik Halvorsen and Micah Thoreson earned the Basic Scout badge, the first step toward scouting’s highest rank, Ea More...

S-B grad honored for disc golf idea

A 2012 Suttons Bay graduate has been recognized for his efforts to develop a disc golf course at Herman Park.  The Grand Vision CORE group has awarded Ian Plamondon with a “visionary award” recognizing his “vision, persistence More...