September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Snappy cider from scratch

The same delicious fall drink that complements doughnuts so well has taken off in Leelanau County in another form: hard cider.  Tandem Ciders and Good Neighbor Organic, the county’s two cideries, were among the more than two dozen entities More...

S-B planners review form based zoning

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission last week heard a presentation on a “design charette” conducted in the township last month and will likely hear more about results of the public planning sessions in the months ahead.  More...

Bingham completes draft zoning changes on care homes

Bingham Township planners last week completed work on a draft zoning ordinance amendment that would clarify requirements for family child care and adult foster care facilities in the township.  A public hearing on the draft amendment will likely More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Cameron Stowe

Name: Cameron James Stowe.   Town or township of residence: Centerville Township.   Age and place of birth: Age 16, born in Traverse City.   More...

Northport hires engineer for dredging

The harbormaster at the G. Marsten Dame Marina in Northport said last week that dredging this fall might not be necessary even though the village received an emergency dredging grant from the state.  More...

Harbormaster explains unaccounted marina funds

Harbormaster Marv Wittig has given the Northport Village Council an explanation for $700 in unaccounted marina funds from the first week of August.  More...

Speeding driver claims he did not know license was suspended in 2012

A 19-year-old driver from Boyne City stopped for speeding Sunday evening on W. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Thursday, 12:34 a.m. — Glen Arbor — Caller is reporting man and woman skinny dipping in the pool, making a lot of noise. Caller is being kept awake.  Thursday, 8:28 a.m. More...

Rotary benefit raises thousands to help feed kids in need

The Rotary Rendezvous benefiting the Blessings in a Backpack program offered through the Leelanau Christian Neighbors netted about $17,000 Saturday.  The event, sponsored by the Suttons Bay Rotary and LCN, was held at the VFW Post 7731 in Lake L More...

Omena's Saving Birds celebrates 10 years

Saving Birds Thru Habitat celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday with members and guests arriving to the fine music of the Northport Community Band. More...

Free horseback riding lessons offered by Cedar Community Foundation

Free horseback riding lessons for students age 7-18 will be held at p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Miller farm.  One-on-one instruction will be given by 4-H equestrian students. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  September 11, 2008  More...

St. Mary student picked as World Food Prize delegate

Maeve Alflen, a student from Lake Leelanau St. More...

Republicans hold Patriots’ Day picnic

Leelanau County Republicans will host a Patriots’ Day Picnic on the porch from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Leland Lodge.  The annual observance marks a day of remembrance for all who were injured or lost their lives on 9/11/01.  More...

Stompede through the vineyards — plain fun on the run

Vintner Tony Ciccone of Bingham Township was busy directing traffic outside his home Saturday morning where more than 900 people showed up to participate in the 13th annual Harvest Stompede.  More...

County Cuisine

WAG offers special salad dressing

Salad dressing: Two words that strike fear into the hearts of many a home cook. More...

Great Lakes lunch topic for Science Saturday

The next Family Science Saturday event at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay will take up the topic “What’s for Lunch in the Great Lakes?” The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21.  More...

Kasson discusses Kyser case in closed session

A near decade-long battle over property rights and zoning in Kasson Township is reaching yet another milestone.  More...

Northport puts amphicar up for sale

The Northport Village amphicar is up for sale. More...

Village unofficially gets water improvement grant

It’s not official, but the Northport Village Council has been informed it will likely receive a $550,000 grant to help cover costs for new water system improvements in 2014.  More...

Call to cops results in probation violation

A Maple City man arrested last week for possessing a firearm while intoxicated was arrested two days later for a bond violation.  Brian A. Davis, 43, was arrested Sept. More...

Royal Oak man, 38, caught skinny dipping

It is apparently illegal to skinny dip — especially while intoxicated — on state land. James J. Millross, 38, of Royal Oak, recently found that out when he shed his skivvies at the Leelanau State Park and jumped in the water. More...

Symphony Orchestra caps Leland art series

The first year of a performing arts series at the Old Art Building in Leland concludes Sunday, Sept. 22 with “Classics With a Kick” performed by Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians.  More...

Meyer new GAAA artistin residence

Artist-in-residence Mark Meyer will speak at 7:30 tonight at the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA).  Meyer’s working retreat began Sept. More...

All is quiet along Glen Lake, M-22 front

Wow, no problem getting across the M-22 drag strip now. This weekend was pretty busy, but the leaf peepers have not shown up yet.  I am writing this before the 9/11 ceremony, but hope it was well attended. I will write more next week.  More...

The four Leelanau Township golf courses

We know it’s hard to believe there have been three old golf courses and one new one in our little township, but it is true nonetheless.  More...

Leelanau County in the Civil War

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...

Collins celebrate 60th anniversary

Bill and Nina Collins of Northport celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today with family.  The couple were married Sept. More...

Food ‘N Fun before football

Tailgating returned to Suttons Bay High School Friday night for the first time since 2007. More...