March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Fun benefit raises cold hard cash

Some took a dip Saturday in north Lake Leelanau in the dead of winter, others went fishing.  Some took a Zumba class inside the Lake Leelanau VFW, others ate chili and hot dogs.  More...

County Cuisine

WAG offers a simple dip to start meal

Executive Chef Stephen Blalock of Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor submitted this week’s recipe for smoked salmon paté, which makes a lovely appetizer to serve guests.  The WAG is open from 5-9 p.m. for dinner Monday thru Saturday. More...

St. Mary soup/salad dinner Saturday

The St. Mary Chapter of the Business Professionals of America will host a Soup/Salad dinner Saturday to raise funds for the state competition to be held in Grand Rapids.  More...

Lamplighter’s potluck March 19

The Lamplighter’s potluck group will hold a gala St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 19 in the Leland School cafeteria. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Marie Genna

Name: Marie Genna.   Town or township of residence: Leland.   Resident since: Moved to Cedar in 1983.   Age and birthplace: 56, Harper Woods.   More...

Solon makes joint fire deal official

A fire department operating for the past 60 years on little more than a handshake is being made “official” by the townships that provide its support.  Solon Township agreed at its rescheduled monthly meeting Feb. More...

S-B Twp. board keeps salaries the same

For the sixth year in a row, elected Suttons Bay Township officials will seek no pay raises.  Acting at its latest regular monthly meeting, the township board voted 4-0, with trustee Jerry Bergman absent, to adopt salary resolutions for the new More...

S-B officials mull over Montessori’s status, lease

The extension of the charter of the only public school academy in the county is under consideration by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Connie Laufersky, headmaster of the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy, provided the board last we More...

Filling potholes a losing battle

Spring is right around the corner and everyone knows what that means — it’s pothole season.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of 9- 1- 1 calls made in Leelanau County   Feb. 27, 9:27 a.m. — Bingham Township — Vehicle in ditch on Co. Rd. 633 north of Lakeview Hills Road, partially blocking northbound lane.  More...

Author Stander to talk art tonight at GAAA

Aaron Stander, a retired educator and the author of six crime novels, will reflect on his new career at the Glen Arbor Art Association Talk About Art interview at 7:30 p.m. More...

Glen Lake library hosts storyteller

The Glen Lake Community Library will host a special story hour next Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m.  Maggie van Galen, author of the new children’s book “The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest: the Banana Tree,” will be featured.&n More...

March starts like a lion; Omena folks return

Well, March came in as neither lamb nor lion — just a bit chilly, but if saying it came in as a lion means it will go out as a lamb, then I call it a lion.  More...

Thoreson will be hard to replace

Glen Arbor Township had a nice party for Leonard Thoreson thanking him for 16 years of service. The contract cleaning and maintenance service which is replacing Leonard has got a big shoe to fill, we will see. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  March 6, 2008  More...

Leelanau Legacies

Editor’s note: Photos needed: The Enterprise is welcoming historical family pictures to be published each week. Please include the date of the photo, all persons in the picture and any other pertinent comments. More...

G-L secondary students make honor roll

A total of 199 Glen Lake secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the second nine weeks.  Those students receiving a 4.0 were:   12th graders Anders Johnson, Theodore Koda, Kristen Krantz, Malaika Montague, Michael O’Brie More...

Leland posts 7-12 top students

More than 100 Leland Public School students in grades 7-12 were recognized for their performance during the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year.  Thirty-two earned all As. More...

Inaugural fish tournament nets big lake trout

Lake Leelanau’s Chris Alpers and Cedar’s Chad Nowak caught a 10-pound, 5-ounce lake trout Saturday on north Lake Leelanau using a minnow and dried cherry.  Then the two ice fishermen, who reeled in $500 and bragging rights in the ina More...

Maestro raffle

LELAND’S MARLIS Mann poses with Traverse City Symphony Orchestra Maestro Kevin Rhodes. More...

Northport Women’s Club scholars needed

Applications are being taken by the Northport Women’s Club for its “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship program.  The scholarship program, which was launched 20 years ago, is open to mature students from the Northport/Omena area, More...

S-B Twp. OKs 5-yr. park plan in special meeting

The Suttons Bay Township Board held a special meeting last week to take action on Parks & Recreation programs as well as to conduct a budget workshop session leading up to next week’s annual budget hearing.  More...

Contractors say 2012 was good year, but not like old days

Construction activity in the county last year was the best it has been since 2008, but contractors say there’s a long way to go before returning to the good old days of the early 2000s.  A report, released last week by the county Construct More...

Township stays course on pay

No changes in salary for 2013-14 were included in resolutions adopted last week by the Solon Township Board.  The board, acting on four separate resolutions at its Feb. More...

County educators say MEAP scores less useful

Public schools in Leelanau County are generally meeting or exceeding state standards in most subjects at most grade levels — but local school administrators say the state’s primary tool for measuring student achievement may have outlived More...

County board plans to reduce its fat

Following an election in November that brought aboard four new commissioners — representing a majority — the County Board of Commissioners has begun the process of sorting through its priorities.  Decidedly absent from the list was a More...

Stanton pleads guilty in court backpack theft

Terry B. Stanton, 77, the owner of Stanton Farms LLC, has pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny for taking a backpack from a Leelanau County courthouse conference room. More...

Northport Highlands pool a way to beat winter blues

It may have been snowing outside, but inside the Northport Highlands natatorium several children and their parents were taking advantage of a school snow day to enjoy the pool and hot tub.  Like Kristen Frank, who said her three daughters were g More...

Plein Air Paint Out, Aug. 2-3

Artists are sought for the fifth annual “Plein Air Paint Out” weekend sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA).  This year’s weekend, Aug. More...

Suttons Bay bookstore closing

Brilliant Books in Suttons Bay is closing its doors after six years in the village.  Owner Peter Makin announced recently that the business lost its lease with the building owner on St. More...

Heritage Trail users enjoy cookies, hot drink

About 25 Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail users stopped by for hot chocolate and cookies that were being served up in Glen Haven, where the new trail passes through on its journey from the Dune Climb to Glen Arbor.  More...

Dorothy Lanham — A Leelanau Original

Editor’s note: We continue with the life story of the late Dorothy E. Lanham, proprietor of The Glen Lake Workshop in Burdickville. More...

Music to stop bullying

THE ‘BUILDING Bridges with Music’ anti-bullying program featuring the Jeff Haas Quintet was at Suttons Bay School last month and performed twice for elementary students and once each at t More...

Northport lists honor students

A total of 36 students in the sixth through 12th grades at Northport Public School were named to the second marking period and first semester honor roll.  More...

St. Mary junior wins recycled fashion show

St. Mary School junior Anna Hagstrom took first among 26 contestants at the sixth annual Trashion Fashion held Feb. More...