August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Leelanau jumps feet first into film fests

For those who regularly bypass the movie with five copies on the local video store shelf in favor of the one- or two-copy indie film, the Sleeping Bear Film Festival may be just the ticket.  More...

County Cuisine

Art’s offers tasty lunch sandwich

This week’s recipe comes to us from Bonnie Nescot of Art’s Tavern with the note, “It is soooooo good.” Her recommendations are to make sure to use good bread, and that if using fresh chorizo — usually easier to find anyw More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Geraldine Brunet

Name: Geraldine Brunet.   Town or township of residence: Empire Village.   Resident since: Almost 88 years, I’m a native.   Age and birthplace: 87, born in Empire.   More...

Appraisal for amphicar approved

The Northport Village Council last week approved paying $575 for an appraisal on a 1967 Amphicar 770 over objections from a resident who said the village should turn the amphibious automobile over to a non-profit group that he is forming.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, 1:53 p.m. — Bingham Township — Subject is at the end of driveway yelling and shaking her fists at cherry trucks driving by.  Last Wednesday, 6:21 p.m. More...

Suttons Bay festival a work of art

Near-perfect weather and thousands of visitors helped make the 34th annual Suttons Bay Arts Festival a smashing success, according to organizers.  More...

Energetic cast drives “Oklahoma!”

Casting in May. Rehearsals for three days a week in June — and four days a week in July. And now four straight weekends of shows. You might think that the cast of “Oklahoma!” would be wearing down. Think again. More...

Summer Singers in concert Tuesday

If you walk into the sanctuary of the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church on a Tuesday evening in the summer, you might think you were listening to a group of professional musicians.  Or at least a group that isn’t made up of all volunteer More...

Raku pottery with a glaze of success

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth in a series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. More...

Dog parade, wine fest Saturday

It will be a big day in Northport Saturday — starting with dogs and followed by drinks.  The 17th annual dog parade will kick off the day’s festivities at 11 a.m. More...

Hatlem Pond dredging meeting Sunday

An informational meeting about plans to dredge Hatlem Pond will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.  The Glen Lake Association has developed a plan for the dredging of Hatlem Pond. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  August 7, 2008  According to recently released minutes of a closed session of the county board, commissioners were deeply divided last year over whether the county should appeal a union arbitrator’s ruling regarding the s More...

Old Settlers Picnic draws about 100

Nearly 100 people gathered to celebrate the 121st Old Settlers Picnic on Sunday in Burdickville.  A barbeque dinner was served with corn on the cob and pie for dessert, cooked up by the Empire Masonic Lodge. More...

Habitat biologist to speak on clear-cutting

Wildlife habitat biologist Eric Ellis will speak at 10 a.m. More...

Senior skydivers descend on Northport for a good cause

Sixteen skydivers, age 50 and older, took the leap Saturday to benefit Black Sheep Crossing Farm Animal Sanctuary.  “The first somersault is a little scary, but after that it is fun,” said 74-year-old Ruth Glaspey of Traverse City, a More...

Leelanau County Centennial Farms

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Kids show off their animals at the fair

Young people from all over Leelanau County are not just “Goin’ to the Fair” this year — many of them are already there.  The Northwestern Michigan Fair began last week and will conclude Saturday. More...

Silos still stand tall, have lasting impact on Noonan family

Eight silos. Seven have round tops on them, like worn practice tips on unpainted arrows.  So what happened to the bald one?  More...

It’s not just an occupation for young farmers — it’s a way of life

A popular bumper sticker states, “If you ate today, thank a farmer.”  Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer farmers to thank these days.  More...

Homegrown veggies make for great entrees

Fruits and vegetables are abundant all over the county — at farmer’s markets, roadside stands and for some, right in their backyard. More...

Traditional ‘Thaaaaanks’ continues at Bay Theatre

It’s not exactly the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but everybody loves the ‘thanks guy’ trailer shown before every movie at the Bay Theatre.  More...

Leelanau women’s group to celebrate charter

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will celebrate its independence on Sunday, Aug. 25 with a potluck picnic at the G. More...

Permits slow down a little

The pace of new construction appears to have slowed down a clip, but the number of permits issued by the county construction code authority has reached a six-year high.  In the past two weeks, 15 permits have been pulled bringing the year-todate More...

End of the road an issue in Northport

Where the water meets the road has become an issue once again in the Village of Northport.  The Village Council last week discussed a complaint that users on a road end connected to Northport Bay are not only leaving debris, they are leaving the More...

Marina policy to ban small watercraft but not dinghies

The Northport Village Council plans to ban small personal watercraft, contingent upon Michigan Waterways Commission’s OK, from the G. More...

Council OKs hiring engineer to help score on water grant

The Northport Village Council last week approved hiring engineer James Brode of Fleis & Vandenbrink, Inc., of Traverse City to complete a wellhead protection program in an effort to improve its score with a state grant for water improvements.&nbs More...

S-B Twp. man charged with arson after car, home fire

A 28-year-old Suttons Bay Township man is in jail on arson charges after confessing to a Leelanau County Sheriff’s detective that he set his car on fire.  According to police reports, smoke was reported by neighbors on East Duck Lake Road More...

Four more shows on tap

With two more big weekends left, Northport Community Arts Center operations manager Lisa Drummond said that attendance and interest in the production of Oklahoma! keeps growing.  More...

Bodies exhibit at Center Gallery

“Bodies,” an exhibition of oil paintings of water by Steven Walker, opens tomorrow at Lake Street Studios’ Center Gallery.  An artist’s reception is set for 6 p.m.  Walker, a resident of Westerfield, Ohio, uses bodie More...

E Minor and Leaf to perform at OAB

Solo artists E Minor and Steven Leaf will perform with bassist Caul Bluhm next Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Old Art Building in Leland.  The 7:30 p.m. event features singer songwriters with a folksy sound, full of originality with a bit of an edge. More...

County Notes

Thursday, August 8 The Corvairs — 7 p.m. — The Homestead, Glen Arbor Gillian Bell Trio — 7:30 p.m. — Old Art Building, Leland   More...

Omena folks fight back on tree disease

Omena may be tucked away in northern Leelanau County, but it’s not isolated enough to protect it from the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a beetle that originally came from China. More...

Activities up around G-L as summer winds down

The summer has really flown by me. More...

Lucille Barratt’s life at Pyramid Point

Editor’s note: We continue with a series based on the life and family of the late Lucille (Baker) Barratt, adapted from the “Images & Recollections from Port Oneida” series of books. More...

Leelanau Legacies

Editor’s note: Family 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...

Mother Earth Water Walk planned

A Mother Earth Water Walk around Kehl Lake will be held Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m.  The event, open to all, will begin and end with Anishinawbe song and prayer. More...

62nd reunion

THE ST. Mary School graduating Class of 1951 held its 62nd reunion last month at Harrington’s by the Bay in Grelickville. Top row, from left, are Ron Bussey, Frank Grant and Rich Schaub. More...

Old county farms all about family and agriculture

Leelanau County is home to more than 50 of Michigan’s roughly 6,000 “Centennial Farms” — farms that have remained in the same family for 100 years or more.  As of last year, Leelanau County also became the home of one &ld More...

Port Oneida Fair recycles past with present

Visitors can step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, but with a thoroughly modern twist — recycling.  More...

Cherry harvest is a lot of work, long hours

Greg Williams and a half a dozen other guys start their days at 6 a.m.  And for 12 hours a day for four weeks, the cherry farmer and his team shake trees, skim the tanks, haul the tanks back to cool and drive a semi up to the Cherry Growers Inco More...

Silos holding their own on Schaub farms

While older, cement block silos are becoming a thing of the past, Eric Risbridger can’t envision a time when the six blue silos on the Schaub dairy farm won’t be needed.  They are some of the most important parts of an efficient syst More...

L-L vendor sells homemade soap at farmers markets

David McDonald stands at his booth at the Glen Arbor farmers market with a smile on his face waiting to help the next customer who walks up.  More...

When life gives you cherries, have a toast

Here’s drinking to the health of the 2013 cherry crop — and to our own health. More...