July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Fictional war author to sign in Northport

Author Katey Schultz will read from her book “Flashes of War” Monday at Dog Ears Books in Northport. More...

Leelanau Twp. library author series continues

The Susanne Rose-Kraynak summer series, presented by the Friends of the Leelanau Township, will take place through the month of July at the library in Northport. More...

Great Lakes hiker at ISEA on Wednesday

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) will host author Loreen Neiwenhuis at a free public seminar next Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Wanda Sobran

Name: Wanda Sobran. Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor summer resident. Resident since: For probably 23 years, around 1990. Age and birthplace: 56, born in Detroit. More...

Elmwood park wall sustains damage

A masonry wall at the Greilickville Harbor Park in Elmwood Township sustained what township officials estimated to be “thousands of dollars” of damage after the wall was apparently struck by a vehicle late Friday night. More...

Kasson OKs ordinance to recoup costs

An ordinance allowing Kasson Township to collect costs for emergency response was adopted last week. More...

Art Quilts Garden Show & Sale Saturday in Bingham

Silvertree Art Quilters will present their third Art Quilts in the Garden Show & Sale Saturday at Bellwether Gardens in Bingham Township. The show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Women’s Club art fair Wednesday

The Glen Lake Women’s Club is making last-minute preparations for its annual art fair next week. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Ohio plein air artist in Glen Arbor exhibit

Ohio artist Joseph Lombardo exhibits his study of “Patterns,” plein air and studio paintings of Leelanau County, Friday through next Thursday, July 18 at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor. More...

Omena Fourth all about celebrations with families

The Fourth of July weekend was a big one for family gatherings in and around Omena. More...

Anything Goes — including record

They celebrated the 50th birthday of the Glen Arbor Anything Goes Parade on the Fourth of July in record fashion — unofficially. More...

Cherry queens just grand in Leland

Main Street (M-22) in downtown Leland was lined with hundreds of spectators as dozens of parade units strutted their stuff during the annual Independence Day Parade last Thursday. More...

Civil War news often came through letters at Northport dock

Editor’s note: John Mitchell spent years poring through historical documents to explain the impact of the Civil War upon Leelanau County, both white and native. More...

Weaver to discuss new judicial book at local Farmers Markets

Retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver of Glen Arbor and co-author David Schock recently wrote “Judicial Deceit: Tyranny and Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court,” a book about her experience on the Supreme C More...

Cherry Home demise may mark end of an era

Editor’s note: While accessioning items into the Northport Area Heritage Association Museum system, we came across this article from the Traverse City Record Eagle, July 26, 1972. More...

Heller new United Methodist pastor

The Rev. Virginia Heller, new pastor of Leland United Methodist Church (UMC), preached her first sermon at the church Sunday. “Pastor Gini” was born in Eau Claire, Wis. and grew up in Rhinelander, Wis. More...

Homestead offers resort for cancer fundraiser

The Homestead in Glen Arbor is offering a luxury summer resort experience this month to benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center fundraising campaign at Munson Medical Center. More...

G-L Reformed Church holding services outside

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church is offering outdoor worship services at Old Settler’s Picnic Grounds on four Sundays in the next six weeks. Services are set for 7:30 to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 14 and 28 as well as Aug. 11 and 28. More...

St. Mary chicken dinner on Sunday

St. Mary parish and school of Lake Leelanau will host its annual festival and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the church/school grounds. Chicken and all the fixings will be served in the school cafeteria. More...

Polka dance experience quite the adventure

Editors Note: This is the fifth in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll head out to the Beach Bards at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor. More...

Wines emerge as Leelanau’s signature product

The most recent edition of the magazine Trout features a story entitled, “Wine, Water, Fish and People; In California, they all go well together.” Toss in sand dunes, and the title might refer to Leelanau County. More...

Kasson man’s leather and wood ideas flourish

Ted Gilmer has tools in his hand and ideas in his head. The Kasson Township man puts both to use creating items from leather for his Leelanau Trading Company. More...

Golf flags made in Northport

They’re known as the Northport flag company, even though Spartan Flag Company has been its name for at least five decades. And the small, family-owned business on Shabwasung near the light at M-22 is big — on nylon golf flags. More...

Suttons Bay business has distinctive items for finest kitchens

Bob Ryan likes his wood with a wave, and he’s spreading the trend around Leelanau County. More...

Suttons Bay man finds new beach grooming permit less cumbersome

David Almeter owns about 250 feet of shoreline property on West Grand Traverse Bay in Suttons Bay, property he has lived on for 25 years. More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers sweet summer berry salad

“Strawberry season is here — take advantage of it every way you can! We use organic arugula from Isadore Farm in Cedar and fresh berries from any roadside stand or market,” says Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu. More...

Author of World War II era book in Leland

Pulitzer Prize nominated author David L. Roll will be at Leelanau Books in Leland next week to meet the public and sign copies of his debut book “The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler.” More...

Book writers at Glen Arbor store Monday to sign copies

Glen Arbor’s Cottage Book Shop will be hosting Benjamin Busch and Katey Schultz, Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Building boom ups permit total to 203

Building activity in the county is at its highest level since the onset of the national economic downturn in 2008. Eighteen new single-family homes — including two in the last two weeks — have paced the building boom. More...

Deputies survive busy holiday weekend with little fireworks

It was a relatively quiet weekend in Leelanau County crime-wise. Deputies had a presence at three fireworks displays, three parades, a road race, a pilgrimage, an eagle release and the Polkafest in Cedar. More...

Dispatch Blotter

July 3, 10:41 a.m. — Centerville Township — Eighty-pound dog charged caller’s dog while walking on leash. Pinned down her dog, no skin broken. Dog owner did nothing to intervene. More...

Woman, 25, faces exam in S-B home invasion

Rachel M. Oblinsky, 25, of Traverse City, was arraigned on charges of home invasion in connection with a breaking and entering of a Suttons Bay home. More...

Jazz orchestra featured at Dune Climb Concert

Bob Nixon and the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra will perform at one of the county’s biggest summer concerts, held at the base of the Dune Climb in Glen Arbor Township. The annual Dune Climb Concert will be held Sunday. More...

County Notes

July 11Chamber Music North — 7:30 p.m.— Old Art Building July 12Jazz by Jim Rogers and Mallet — 7p.m. — G. Marsten Dame Marina Park,NorthportBeach Bard — Dusk — TheLeelanau School More...

Indiana artist puts works on display with GAAA

The Glen Arbor Art Association will host an exhibition of work by Peggy Driehorst this weekend. The Carmel, Ind. artist began painting murals and furniture professionally before she decided to get back into fine arts. More...

Glen Arbor parade draws its biggest crowd

Another record breaker. The Fourth of July was really busy and the parade was much more crowded than in past years. It gets crazier and crazier every year. More...

Leland display lights up the night

The Independence Day fireworks display in Leland was held again this year on July 3 to avoid conflicts with several other Fourth of July fireworks displays around the region. More...

Northport Music Fest draws bands and crowds

The inaugural North by Northport Music Festival had about 25 bands entertaining visitors and residents of Northport over four days on the Fourth of July weekend. From indie rock to bluegrass, bands played at six different indoor and outdoor venues. More...

Olsen Farm kicks off historic tours

Visitors will have their first opportunity to partake in a guided historical Farm Tour with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. One of two tours will be given today by “Ranger Bill,” a retired interpretive ranger, from 7 - 9 p.m. More...

Movie by Leland directors part of T-C Film Fest

Two Leelanau County residents have a personal stake in the Traverse City Film Festival, set to run from Tuesday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 4 at eight venues in Traverse City. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO July 10, 2008 More...

Leelanau Legacies

Editor’s note: 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. Please include an address and phone number. More...

St. Mary reunion draws 200

More than 200 alumni attending the St. Mary School reunion Sunday. Dan Grant (Class of 96) and his wife Sandra (Schaub, ‘97) coordinated the event, which was held 10 years ago, according to Paula Korson, St. Mary’s development director. More...

S-B Riley’s announce engagement

Mike and Laurel Riley of Suttons Bay have announced the engagement of their son Matt to Erin DeWitt. An Aug. 3 wedding is planned in Mount Pleasant. More...

Cedar fest rolls out the fun

The dance floor at Cedar’s Polka Fest was packed over the weekend as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the Polish heritage. More...

Polka Time in Leelanau

County Activity: Cedar’s annual Polka Festival. Time and Location: July 3-7, 2014. Activity Level: Mild, or as active as you want to make it. Some people just like to watch, while others participate. More...

LPVA has seven-member board, one full-time staffer

The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association operates under the direction of a seven-member board of directors that meets monthly — when it can. Like most business owners in Leelanau, county vintners face a choice during busy summer months. More...

The rise of the Cherry Republic

What could be more “Pure Leelanau” than a business that focuses on what has long been the county’s best known agricultural product? More...

St. Mary works of art have common thread — and needles

Nearly 20 women crowded around a quilting table with needles breaking their skin — which might not sound like a good time to most people. That's how the St. Mary Quilters enjoy spending their time. More...

Self-publishing authors tell their stories minus paperwork, delays

Like many people, self-published writer Amy J. Thoreson knew she had a book in her. But like many an aspiring bestselling author, Thoreson found that writing a book was the easy part. Getting it published was another story altogether. More...

What We’re Thinking

If given a chance, what one store or product would you offer in Leelanau County that is unavailable now?

“I would want a sports complex so I can have a different option to work out other than running, biking or swimming.” — Hans Skjaerlund, Owosso. More...