November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Sights set on deer

Todd and Jan Nowak of Cleveland Township are all ready for the opening of firearms deer hunting season Nov. 15. More...

County Cuisine

Blu chef offers hot way for pickling

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Blu restaurant sent us this recipe for quick-pickled beets. Some readers may remember the lengthy process involved in making fermented pickles, but this “hot” pickling method is fast, simple, and delicious. More...

New home starts push permit values over $38 million

Propelled by six new home starts and 15 home additions, the value of construction permits issued in the past two weeks has pushed the year-to-date (YTD) total over $38 million.  More...

Elmwood Twp. man sentenced in CSC case

A 36-year-old Elmwood Township man was sentenced in 86th District Court on Friday to 180 days in jail to be followed by two years probation on a charge of attempted criminal sexual conduct fourth degree.  More...

Teen leads police on Solon Twp. chase

A 15-year-old Traverse City youth will be petitioned into Probate Court after leading Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies on a short chase Sunday morning.  Leelanau Dispatch received a report of suspicious activity on a property in norther More...

S-B man pleads guilty to arson misdemeanor

David J. Kalchik, 28, 9755 E. Duck Lake Road, Suttons Bay, pleaded guilty in 86th District Court in a plea agreement to a charge of arson causing damage greater than $200 and less than $1,000, a misdemeanor. More...

Crissman new Watershed head

Christine Crissman has been named the new executive director of The Watershed Center Grand Traverse based in Greilickville.  Crissman has served as director of education and conservation at the Grand Traverse Conservation District. More...

Steelhead outlook good

This fall and next spring — and for those hardy enough, all winter — should be good for steelhead fishing in northwestern Michigan.  State fisheries biologist Heather Hettinger, whose husband, Chris, runs a charter boat business in F More...

Krist family fun and Omena puns

Last week was a big week for cousins in Omena. Bob and Julie Krist traveled downstate to New Buffalo where they met Julie’s cousins, Hans and Regina, who live in Bad Iburg, Germany. Bad Iburg is a town just a little larger than Suttons Bay. More...

Deer hunt looms; get work done now

Get any necessary jobs done this week, hunting season starts a week from tomorrow, the 15th, and nothing gets done for a while.  The Lake Michigan ramp is being removed as I write this little ditty so I guess it’s all inland lakes now. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  November 6, 2008  More...

Tennants celebrate 60th anniversary

Marian and Mac E. Tennant of Suttons Bay celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.  The couple, who met as pen pals via a friend when Mac served in the Army, were married Nov. 7, 1953 by the Rev. More...

S-B grad Riley engaged

Kara Heagle and Sean Riley of Mount Pleasant have announced their engagement.  A Nov. More...

Weist, Trumbull announce engagement

Amy Weist and Michael Trumbull of Lake Leelanau announce their engagement.  A June 14, 2014 wedding is planned in Leland.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Western Michigan University and currently teaches special education for Traverse Ci More...

Toys for Tots drop-offs open for business

Leelanau County’s annual Toys for Tots campaign will begin tomorrow when volunteers deliver signs and drop-off boxes to 27 locations throughout the county.  The Toys for Tots organization collects new, unwrapped toys for needy children thr More...

Charter captains hope for turnabout in salmon after dismal 2013

Members of the charter boat industry in Leelanau County are hopeful that salmon catches turn around in 2014 — and that the number of adult salmon counted spawning in rivers is not indicative of the future.  More...

Local leadership makes good showing

Joan Moore, Leelanau Township Community Foundation’s executive director, was both a participant and presenter at the recent Council of Michigan Foundations’ 41st annual conference on “ Philanthropy: Leaders Catalyzing Action,” More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Travis Nelson

Name: Travis Nelson.   Town or township of residence: Centerville Township.   Resident of county since: I moved from Livonia in eighth grade to Leland. I lived in Elmwood Township for awhile, and moved back here. More...

TC man arraigned in Blue Moon break-in

A Traverse City man was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering in 86th District Court on Friday and another is scheduled to be arraigned this week in connection with the Sept. 16 break-in of the Blue Moon Ice Cream shop in Cedar. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Thursday, 8:47 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Pig walking down Richter Road.  Thursday, 2:48 p.m. — Bingham Township — Caller found an overturned baby carriage in a ravine halfway up Hilltop Road. More...

Lake Leelanau commercial corridor visualization workshop today

A Commercial Corridor Visualization Workshop will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Leland Township Office in Lake Leelanau.  More...

Glen Arbor picks new flag

A design by a county summer visitor has been selected to represent Glen Arbor Township on a flag.  The Township Board voted 4-0 Monday during special session to select a proposal submitted by David Buchanan of St. Louis, Mo. More...

Northport art students get the picture — captures zombies

The art program at Northport School is alive and well, despite a recent student project covering the topic of “death by zombies.”  More...

Photo op!

MICHELLE MCFALL of East Lansing tries to capture a fun moment with her smiling 3-year-old daughter Alyssa last week on the Lake Michigan shoreline at Empire Beach. More...

The Ashmores of Burdickville

Editor’s note: We continue our series relating to the Ashmore family of Burdickville, which lost two members this year — life-long resident Alice Cheek, and John (Jack) Ashmore. More...

Six students to talk about Freedom Tour

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host six county high school students who participated this summer in the “2013 Freedom Tour” next Wednesday, Nov. More...

Harvest dinner Sunday at Burdickville church

The Glen Lake Community Reformed Church in Burdickville will host its annual community harvest dinner following the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at approximately 11:30 a.m.  More...

Babysitting class at Glen Lake School

A free Red Cross certified babysitting class will be offered from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Glen Lake High School media center. More...

Open house Sunday for Rev. Buvala

Friends of the Rev. Andy Buvala are hosting an open house in his honor Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Eagle’s Ridge Conference Center in Peshawbestown.  Buvala has served the communities of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Peshawbestown and St. More...

Leland Lamplighters potluck Tuesday

The Leland Lamplighters will hold a potluck Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Leland School cafeteria.  Reservations may be made by calling Pat Banks at 228-5831.   More...