June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

BUSY BEES at CHURCH

Leonard Kraitz has been mowing the lawn at St. Joseph Church since he was 14.  At age 70, the Cleveland Township man was pleased that 35 people turned out last week for a work bee at the long-shuttered church on Co. Rd. More...

County Cuisine

Manor offers sweet breakfast food

Nancy Wright, owner of The Manor on Glen Lake, shares her delicious Oatmeal Apple Pancake recipe with us this week. Pancakes so good that you don’t even need syrup.   More...

S-B Twp. office to get exterior paint job

The exterior of the Suttons Bay Township office building in Hansen Plaza will receive a new paint job following action last week by the Township Board.  More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Craig Stallman

Name: Craig Stallman.   Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.   Resident of county since: For 66 years.   Age and birthplace: I am 66 years and I was born here.   More...

Farmers Market moving to Leland School

The Leland Farmer’s Market has a new spot this year at the Leland School, having moved from its former spot in the parking lot of the Bluebird Restaurant.  The market starts today and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Superintendent gets new 3-year deal

A three-year contract for its superintendent was approved this week by the Leland Board of Education.  The board voted Monday night to extend by three years its contract with Jason Stowe, superintendent, through the 2016-17 school year.  More...

Farmhouse frolicking Saturday

A Farmhouse Frolic event is set from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hillside Homestead on Setterbo Road.  Admission is free for the event, which shows off farm and life experience as it was in the 1900s.  More...

Living the dream — a park ranger

Editor’s note: This is another story in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll try kayaking on the Crystal River. More...

Music delight

THERE WAS a full house for the Leelanau Children’s Choir/Leelanau Youth Ensemble’s 21st annual spring concert on Friday. Pictured is the complete ensemble doing selections from RENT.  Photo by  Ginger Campbell   More...

Shady Trails reunion planned

A reunion of the Shady Trails Speech Improvement Camp will be held at the camp located off M-22 in Northport.  All former campers, staff members and friends of the University of Michigan camp founded in 1932 and their family members are welcome More...

Many signs that it’s summer in Omena

Omena was well represented in the Northport Public School Class of 1969, and the class had its 45th class reunion Saturday evening at Tucker’s of Northport. Doris Putnam Gilbert was in town for it from LaGrange, Ky. More...

Putnam-Cloud Tower House in Omena

The Putnam-Cloud Tower House in downtown Omena is both home to the history of the area and part of that history.  More...

Smiths celebrate 66th anniversary

Karl and Joanne Smith of Lake Leelanau will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner and then a trip to Mackinac Island this summer.  Joanne (DeVore) and Karl Smith were married June 19, 1948 at Westminister Presbyteri More...

N CAC Community Band concert Saturday

The Northport Community Arts Center’s second show of the season is this Saturday.  The Northport Community Band will perform under the direction of Don Wilcox at 8 p.m. More...

Bingham puts new fire truck on display

The public got its first glimpse this week of a new $313,000 fire truck with four-wheel-drive that was delivered recently to the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Department.   More...

Glen Arbor celebrates with annual BBQ and Brew

Beer from eight different breweries will be featured Saturday at the seventh annual BBQ & Brew Celebration in Glen Arbor.  The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event from 2 to 8 p.m. More...

Poets have their day in Northport

It’s not often that you get 13 of Michigan’s top poets in one place, reading from their works and others. Even rarer is having all of them in Northport.  More...

County Notes

Saturday, June 21  Northport Community Band Spectacular, Northport Community Art Center, 8 p.m.  Glen Lake BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.  Rock the River Benefit Concert with Grupo Ayè, Glen Arbor Art Association, 7 p.m More...

Addition planned for historic Empire barn

The Billy Beeman barn in Empire will double in size this year, making more room to store and display the treasures housed by the Empire Museum.  The barn is about 900 square feet in size now, and an addition that is 24 feet wide by 44 feet long, More...

Authority ratifies 3-yr. deal with firefighters

Representatives of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority last week ratified a new threeyear contract.  More...

Athletic code tweaked at G-L

Amendments to the athletic code, some as a result of numerous student violations this winter, were adopted last week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  Board members voted at their June 9 meeting to adopt a group of changes to the code recomm More...

Suttons Bay gallery a work of arts

Why art sales?  I have always been involved in art. I was on the board of the art museum and I just have always worked with art.   Business History: I have been here 18 years and have enjoyed it.   More...

Board adopts $5.1 million budget, down $59,137

Leland Public School will have less revenue and will spend accordingly based on the 2014-15 budget adopted this week.  The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to adopt a $5.1 million budget, down $59,137 this year.  Based on a More...

Two county men face charges after separate accidents involving alcohol

Two Leelanau County men were arrested for drunken driving over the weekend following crashes. These and other reports were provided to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Wine fest draws another good crowd

More than 2,100 people converged on the Leland Harbor for the 29th annual Leland Wine & Food Festival held Saturday.  That’s according to Kate Vilter, president of the Leland Chamber of Commerce, who said there were fewer people than l More...

Bella’s dinner/theater opens July 9

Monica Spencer, following years of experience in the arts, is creating a musical experience in Lake Leelanau.  The 23-year-old Suttons Bay resident, with the help of three other cast members, created and directed the first dinner theater program More...

Glen Lake bustling with solstice events

The M-22 Challenge race went off Saturday apparently without a hitch. The only problem I heard of was traffic being stopped for half an hour to 45 minutes, which was kind of a hindrance to people trying to get to work. More...

Northport artists put works on display

Three members of the Northport Arts Association have recently had some of their work included art shows in Michigan and in a book.  Northport fiber artist Marjorie Farrell work has been accepted into Grand Rapids Art Prize. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  June 18, 2009  More...

Leland’s top elementary students noted

More than 40 students in fifth and sixth grades at Leland Public School were named to the elementary honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2013- 14 school year.  There were nine fifth graders with all As: Jackson Arens, Sarah Elwell, Bethany More...

Suttons Bay announces co-valedictorians

Rachel Pasche and Theo Noffsinger are the top two students from Suttons Bay High School’s Class of 2014.  Pasche, the first of the co-valedictorians, is the daughter of Jeff and Maria Pasche. More...

St. Mary students get principal awards

Three Lake Leelanau St. Mary students have been recognized as this year’s “Principal Award” winners.  More...

Off the charts

Village Voices Sing the Beatles

Fifty years ago a small group from Liverpool made a leap across the pond to debut in America on the Ed Sullivan Show. More...

Grupo Ayè concert features Leelanau School alum

One of the Leelanau School’s musically-talented alumni is back in concert.  Robert Mulligan, Class of 1983, will perform with Grupo Ayè at the Rock the River benefit concert Saturday at the Leelanau School  The concert is sponsored by More...

Northport artist gets travel gift from kids

Edee Joppich may have gotten her best gift ever.  The Northport resident and owner of Joppich’s Bay Street Gallery received a trip from her children to Cardiff, Wales, to see her artwork on display in an international exhibit.  More...