June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Omena’s history may be preserved

About 10 years ago when Ted J. More...

County Cuisine

Trish’s chef offers easy muffin recipe

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Margaret from Trish’s Dishes in Leland. She shares with us her Apple Cranberry Muffins. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack. More...

Scott promotes new book tonight

Leelanau County photographer Ken Scott will be at the Leland Township Library from 4 to 6 tonight.  Scott will present a slideshow on the making of his newest book “Ice Caves of Leelanau: A Visual Exploration.”  Autographed copi More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Marta Herman

Name: Marta Herman.   Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.   Resident of county since: For 17 years.   Age and birthplace: I am 17 and here.   More...

Bingham Twp. annual meeting prior to regular meeting on Monday

Bingham Township officials are inviting the township’s registered voters, residents and guests to attend the township’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. More...

Work continues on Suttons Bay Township’s form based code

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission is still “plugging away” on a first-of-its kind zoning ordinance, according to zoning administrator Steve Patmore.  More...

Great Lakes Children’s Museum head looks forward to new things

The new executive director of the Great Lakes Children’s Museum (GLCM) in Greilickville is now in place and said that some exciting changes are in store for the museum.  More...

Two summer deputies sworn in

The newest additions to the county Sheriff’s office will begin work this weekend.  County Clerk Michelle Crocker Friday administered the oath of office last week. More...

Tribute band in concert at NCAC

Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered will headline a benefit concert Saturday at the Northport Community Arts Center.  The 8 p.m. concert is a fundraiser for the Leelanau Children’s Center.  More...

Critter control

TRAPPER RON Baker of Leelanau Township removed raccoons from a Northport home on Waukazoo Street on Monday. Above is one of the raccoons in a cage. On left, Baker reaches into the fireplace to get the raccoons. More...

St. Mary celebrates Class of 2014

Staff, families and community members at the St. More...

New trail to Empire opens ahead of time

The new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from the Dune Climb to Empire is open. The barricades came down Friday afternoon! More...

Baumberger’s big barn fire in Northport

Editor’s note: Copied from the little book, “Looking Back,” by Carol Baumberger Hagen, with postscripts by her sisters.   More...

ROLE PLAYING

STUDENTS FROM Mr. Champion’s fifth and sixth grade language arts classes at Suttons Bay held their annual ‘Wax Museum’ last week. More...

Used treasures wanted for St. Mary sale on June 21

St. Mary School’s Class of 2016 will host the annual St. Mary Used Treasure Sale later this month.  Donations are being accepted beginning June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Items may be dropped off at the old gym.   More...

CMU-bound McFarlane gets S-B Education Association scholarship

The Suttons Bay Education Association (SBEA) has awarded its annual scholarship to Jayne McFarlane, who will be attending Central Michigan University to study education.  During her time at Suttons Bay, McFarlane, daughter of Kerry and Douglas M More...

S-B voters face millage request for sinking fund

Voters in the Suttons Bay School District will be asked to renew a .25-mill “sinking fund” levy in the November election.  The board voted 6-1 Monday night, with president David Buffum opposed, to seek the five-year, extra-voted mill More...

Dune Kids

FIRST-GRADERS from Jane Grishaw’s class at Suttons Bay pose for a picture, above, atop the Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during an end-of-school field trip last week. More...

Kids hit the mark

Blaise Mork of Suttons Bay felt the trigger, lined up his target, and smashed it into tiny bits.  Just to clarify, he was looking at a hillside between Cedar and Maple City — not a video screen.  Mork, who is finishing up his freshman More...

Kettles Trail plan draws concern, praise

Public opinion was varied last week on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s decision to add a trail in the Bow Lake area.  “When it was created 30 years ago, I thought it was to preserve the bog and the Kettles area but what More...

Dockhand duties not all that glamorous, but view is spectacular

Editor’s note: This is the second in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll try being a park ranger at the D.H. Campground. More...

G-L announces list of scholarship winners

Glen Lake Community Schools announced its scholarship recipients at its award ceremony May 22. The following is a list of scholarships, the amount and the name of recipient(s):  Sarah Dunn Johnson Memorial Scholarship, More...

La-TEA-Da fundraiser next Thursday

The fifth annual Leelanau La-TEADa High Tea will be held next Thursday, June 19 at Black Star Farms south of Suttons Bay.  The mission of organizers is to support county families affected by cancer.  More...

Schoolship reaches 100,000 students

The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) marked another milestone last week as the Suttons Bay-based nonprofit welcomed the 100,000th student aboard its schoolship Inland Seas.  The honor went to Platte River Elementary School sixth grader E More...

Arts and crafts classes part of historical group’s celebration

It has been two decades since the Omena Historical Society began educating the community and visitors about the history of the town. More...

Wine and food fest Saturday in Leland

The 29th annual Wine and Food Festival on Saturday will give festivalgoers the first opportunity to sip an array of new local wines.  “It is the first wine festival in the area,” said Kate Vilter, president of the Leland Chamber of C More...

Library offers plenty of summer programs

“Fizz, Boom, Read!” is the children’s theme this summer at the Leland Township Library, which offers a variety of programs for people of all ages.  Children will be encouraged to complete a reading log sheet by placing stickers More...

Six new home starts push permit values over $10 million

Six new home starts are among 21 new construction projects that have propelled the value of construction this year to date (YTD) over the $10 million mark.  The latest two-week tally brings the YTD total to 114 permits, up 19 percent from the en More...

Burdickville fine-dining place with a French connection

Why the restaurant and food business?  I love food, wine and hospitality, yet truthfully, I was new to the restaurant business when we bought La Becasse. More...

Planners OKs 'cheese cave' permit

Leelanau Cheese has received a green light from Bingham Township planners to construct a “cheese cave” in the months ahead at the business’s new location on the west side of M-22 south of Revold Road.  More...

Elmwood seeks input on fire and rescue millage

Elmwood Township voters will decide Nov. More...

Prewitt picked to fill void on Planning Commission

Members of the Elmwood Township Board continued to disagree this month on who should serve on the township’s Planning Commission.  In a split 4-3 vote, the board endorsed township supervisor Jack Kelly’s nomination of George Prewitt More...

Man with warrant threatens to cut TV in half

The following reports were supplied to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office:  Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Suttons Bay Township home at about 1:30 a.m. More...

County Notes

June 13 Leelanau Children’s Choir and Youth Ensemble, Northport Community Arts Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. June 14 29th Annual Leland Wine & Food Festival, Leland Harbor, noon - 6 p.m. Peter, Paul, & Mar More...

‘Yogi’ at G-L Library story hour

Joanne “Yogi” Beare will begin story hour at the Glen Lake Library in Empire on Thursday, June 26.  Other events on the library’s weekly schedule include a beekeeping demonstration, folk music, children’s authors and an i More...

Leland honors 25 grads, including fallen comrade

The Leland Public School community honored its graduating seniors at commencement exercises Friday evening in the school gymnasium.  More...

Omena plans historical celebration

The Omena Historical Society is making some history of its own. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In the mid-1980’s, a group of Omena folks had the idea to record and archive Omena’s history. More...

Lakeshore to host ‘hands-on’ barn restoration workshop

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host its annual barn restoration workshop next week at the Schmidt Farm located on Norconk Road, three miles south of Empire and one mile west of M-22.  The workshop is set for next Thursday, June 19, More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  June 11, 2009  The Leelanau County government appears to be in “really very good” financial condition and has so much money in its coffers that its fund balance at the end of 2008 exceeded guidelines normally recomm More...

Expressive Culture Series at Peshawbestown offers interactive learning environment

The fourth annual Expressive Culture Series will be presented this summer at Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center in Peshawbestown.  Eyaawing will feature various artists, demonstrators and presenters from the local community and beyond to enha More...

Empire United Methodist Church pastor gets new post

The Rev. Brenda Gordon, pastor at Empire United Methodist Church (EUMC) since 2006, has been appointed to another post.  Effective July 1, Gordon will lead Berrien Springs/Pokagon United Methodist Churches downstate.  More...

LITTLE MERMAID

ST. MARY middle school students performed ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.” last month. More...

Schools seek $150,000 in 2 percent funds

Requests for nearly $150,000 in 2 percent gaming funds were endorsed this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board, during its regular meeting Monday night, adopted three resolutions for funding from the Grand Traverse Band of Otta More...

New superintendent gets three-year deal

A three-year contract with incoming Superintendent Christopher G. More...

Charters ‘seeing’ trout; bass up on beds

Bass and bluegills are on their beds and vulnerable across Leelanau County.  “They hit it out of madness,” said Dan Plamondon, owner of Cherry Bend Grocery in Greilickville, referring to spawning bass and bluegills that smack worms, More...

Junior Ranger Day events Saturday at Lakeshore

Children and their families are invited Saturday to participate in Junior Ranger Day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to learn about wilderness and why it needs to be protected. More...

Bucket-O-Fun

Elmwood Twp. Marina dockhand

Leelanau Adventure: Learning the way of the water by being a dockhand at the Elmwood Township Marina.  Range of Cost: It’s a free experience, unless you are looking to get hired, then you can make some hard cash.  More...

Elm 22 team cooks up a winner in Ultimate Junior Iron Chef event

After an hour and a half of chopping, pealing, searing, sautéing and almost two hours of presenting, Glen Lake’s Elm 22 team won the title of the Ultimate Junior Iron Chef last Thursday.  “I just always loved to cook,” said Car More...

Senior Services expo Tuesday

The 23rd annual Leelanau County Senior Services senior expo will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Park ranger to tell stories at G-L Library

The Glen Lake Library will host a presentation by Sleeping Bear Dunes ranger Jim Del Sasso, a 40-year veteran of the Park Service, at 7 p.m. More...

SIXTH GRADERS

from Platte River Elementary School Honor joined the crew the Inland Seas Education Association welcoming inthe 100,000th student aboard the schoolship Inland Seas last Thursday in Suttonsof Bay. More...