January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Ball drop, polka music part of New Year’s Eve entertainment

Maple City’s Bobby Atkinson remembers ringing in the New Year, playing his accordion sometimes as late as 2 a.m. More...

A look back at the second half of 2013

The Enterprise continues its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2013.  This week’s overview starts with July and runs through December.   July 4  More...

Performing Art Series at Leland’s OAB starts Jan. 11

Singer-songwriters May Erlewine and Seth Bernard will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. More...

Recycling Christmas — it’s time has come

Christmas has come and gone but its remnants are still here — along with all the trimmings, trappings and trees left over from the big holiday.  Now the clean-up begins. More...

Cub Scouts spread holiday cheer

Cub Scouts of Pack 111 gathered to spread holiday cheer with the residents of Maple Valley Nursing home on Dec. 17. More...

Early winters in Omena were harsh

Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from “Omena — A Place in Time” by Amanda Holmes. More...

SILVER LINING

Strang property completes Conservancy’s 25 years of preserving future with the past

The first quarter-century of land preservation for the Leelanau Conservancy ended especially well last month with an announcement that another 80 acres of land will be preserved through a conservation easement.  More...

WAG chef offers quick and easy shellfish lover’s dream recipe

Jamaican jerk seasoning has its roots in a style of barbecue popular throughout the Caribbean, with each culture using the spices available to them to individualize their mix. More...

Jerk Shellfish Skewers

Ingredients 1 qt neutral vegetable oil 2 T minced garlic ½ C honey 2 T Jamaican jerk spice 1 lb raw scallops, feet removed 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined  Directions   More...

St. Mary grad completes Marine Corp basic training

Tyler Shaffran of Lake Leelanau recently completed Marine Corp basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.  Shaffran graduated as platoon honorman; one of the top six recruits in a graduating class of 468 marines. More...

Sleder promoted to Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 131 of Suttons Bay gained a new Eagle Scout last month.  Andy Sleder, a junior at Northport Public School, was promoted to scouting’s highest rank during a ceremony Dec. 19  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  January 1, 2009  More...

Force and White announce engagement

John and Lisa Force of Comins announce the engagement of their daughter Alyssa Ann Force to Aaron Lee White, both of Alpena.  More...