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54th annual Smelt Supper Friday in Cedar

A rite of spring — the Cedar Rod & Gun Club’s 54th annual Smelt Supper — is Friday at the Solon Township hall in Cedar.  “I think we’ll serve between 750 to 800,” said Fred Broghamer of Traverse City, who More...

Deadline looms for three Prospector Club scholarships

The deadline is nearing for students to apply for scholarships offered annually by the Leelanau County Prospectors Club.  The club will be awarding three scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. More...

Libraries celebrate their month with autoharpist events

National Library Week is April 13-19. More...

Life in Leelanau

IT'S MAPLE SYRUP TIME!

The sweet smell of syrup hangs in the air at the sap shack this week on Still Point Farm in Kasson Township.  “We’re a little more than a week later than what we were last year,” said Dana Boomer, whose family has been producin More...

Native Americans were first to tap trees

Maple syrup and its production have long been part of the cultural fabric of America.  But Native Americans were using maple sap to flavor their food long before European settlers discovered its sweetness.  More...

County Cuisine

La Becasse offers special French pie

This week we welcome La Becasse back. Chef Guillaume Hazaël- Massieux shares with us his Alsation Onion Pie for our endless wintery weather (although it is just as delicious served in the middle of summer!). More...

Views

Audit change results from ‘turf war’; impact negligible

The county Treasurer’s announced takeover of an auditing program to find deadbeat taxpayers can be called a lot of things — premature and unwarranted could be justified — but the impact will be negligible on Leelanau County and its More...

It’s almost priceless — rabbit ears over cable TV

A column

I believe that the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.  But the local cable company ... I never thought it had the power to do that to me.  Last week, however, Charter Communications proved me wrong. More...

Fact and fiction of Kasson canopy walk

Nonconforming septic systems, logging deforestation like two adjoining our Fritz Road forest — east to Bow Lakes, west where Dodge Spring flows and feeds Glen Lake — these are real time threats. The canopy walk idea is not.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 20  Robert L. Whipple and Stephanie Whipple to Marjorie F. Lessard, one unit, The Harbor of Traverse City, Elmwood Township  Charles J. More...

 

Making do

Despite record cold March, picnic delights

Spring break began Friday for area students. But not everyone had the good fortune to travel south following the most brutal winter by all measurements since at least 1959.  More...

Safe county

In Leelanau, critter calls top ‘crime’ list

In Leelanau County, where one elderly resident recently called 911 because she had dental floss stuck in her teeth, a lack of crime is a notable asset.  It’s a place where crimes such as homicide, armed robbery and carjacking seem non-exis More...

Sports

Spring in the air but sports start in limbo

A column

Spring and spring sports — both recreational and high school — have been canceled.  April Fool’s! More...

PLAY BALL!

OR NOT. Leelanau County fields were buried in snow at the start of the week. More...

G-L returns lots of diamond experience

The Glen Lake boys baseball team has a lot of pieces returning from last year’s Final Four team.  It remains to be seen if the Lakers can reach that level again this season.   More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Empire paid beach parking fee a good idea

To the Editor:   The reported $65,000 annually to operate and seasonally maintain the park consumes 24 percent of the village’s property tax revenue; a village of 373 residents.  As a new, year-round resident, I support Empire’s More...

Tricky Dick, Slick Willie, Benevolent Barry. Artful guys!

To the Editor:   More...

Thanks for the free coconut pie

To the Editor:   One of Melanie, Jessica, Casey, and Madison’s Pi Day pies was presented by the girls to me. It was delicious, coconut one of my favorites! More...

Columns

Lawmakers more at home with re-election looming

Now it’s your turn to watch them for the next two to three weeks.  Michigan’s 148 legislators are leaving this town and returning to your town for spring break.  The house is off for two weeks and is scheduled to be back for fiv More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips

Matthew D. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Thomas G. Nemitz, 54, 7266 Donison Dr. SE, Grand Rapids — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 65 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Steven B. More...