July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Ingrahams retire from gardening business

Gardeners Bart and Gail Ingraham have reopened their greenhouse doors through Friday to sell off their inventory. The Ingrahams, owners of Bellwether Gardens, retired last month following 29 years in business. More...

BUSINESS PROFILE

Cedar Inn serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Editor’s note: Nikki Ackley was interviewed for this article. Why the restaurant and food industry? We had each been in the restaurant and food industry already. Business History: Aaron’s mom actually bought this property in 2002. More...

Dem state rep candidate speaks at American Legion in Maple City

Tom Stobie, the Democratic candidate for state representative in Michigan’s 101st district, will be the guest speaker next Thursday, July 10, at the monthly meeting of the American Legion Post 199 in Maple City. More...

Teen pleads guilty in bond violation

Adam R. Workman, 19, of 11965 Ramblewood Dr. in Cedar, pleaded guilty to a bond violation in 86th District Court on Friday after failing a court-ordered drug screen. Four days later he was the driver in an early morning accident. More...

Chicken lickin’ good time

More than 1,500 meals were served Sunday at the 105th annual St. Wenceslaus parish chicken dinner and summer festival. More...

Northport veteran proud his son plays same WW II bugle

Retired Marine Lawrence Frank is proud to see that his son, Marine Sgt. Larry Frank, still plays the same bugle he once did in World War II. More...

S-B grad to tour with WMU band

Clyde Woods, a 2014 Suttons Bay graduate, will tour and perform throughout Ireland and Scotland for two weeks this month with the West Virginia University (WVU) Band. More...

Bethlehem Lutheran hosts hot dog roast

The seventh annual Hot Dog Fundraiser hosted by Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Sales will continue until the start of the "Come as you are" Fourth of July parade. More...

LaCroixes announce birth of daughter

Jonathan and Suzanna (LaCross) LaCroix of Kentwood, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter named Harper Rose. She was born May 13. Harper weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 22 inches in length. More...

Glen Lake honor roll includes 171 students

A total of 171 Glen Lake Secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Omena kin back for summer fun, work

Summer brings jobs for high school and college students in the area. More...

Children’s series continues at G-L Library

The Glen Lake Community Library will continue its series of weekly children’s programs today at 11 a.m., with music and stories by Pat Niemisto and Norm Wheeler. More...

Hats off!

THE LEELANAU “La-Tea-Da” fundraiser received over $20,000 in donations at its annual event on June 19 at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. The event drew 144 guests and filled 18 tables. More...

Kids, bluegills unite on fishing day

Taylor Butler didn’t seem to miss the lights of Los Angeles. The 4-year old was too busy reeling in bluegills. Butler had taken to fishing while visiting her grandfather. More...

It’s a garden party!

The Little Garden Club of Leelanau County held its biennial Garden Tour last week, showing off the beauty of six local gardens. “It allows them to really see a garden intimately,” said Sherrie Hardie, a Little Garden Club member. More...

Volunteers needed to test swimmer’s itch product

A product to prevent swimmer’s itch is being field tested this summer on Lake Leelanau. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO July 2, 2009 More...

Peck had a way of depicting Leelanau

Postcard collectors in Northern Michigan know well the name Orson W. Peck. Peck documented much of our history by way of his beautiful hand-tinted postcards. More...

Cedar Polka Fest all about heritage and music

Posters around Leelanau County advertise the Cedar Polka Fest as the 33rd annual, but it was actually conceived in 1975 by five members of the Polish Legion of American Veterans with the help of Cedar community members. More...

County’s Marine Patrol ready for water duty

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol has been hard at work this summer in anticipation of what may be the busiest weekend of the year on Leelanau’s lakes. More...

County offers boater safety classes

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will again offer free boater safety classes for boaters who will be 12 years of age or older by the end of the boating season. Following are rules for boating: More...

‘Anything Goes’ parade founders chosen as marshals

Glen Haven’s Stan Brubaker will prep tomorrow for the Fourth of July “Anything Goes” parade just like he’s been doing for more than five decades. More...

Retired Uncle Sam now Leland parade royalty with wife

Uncle Sam will not be walking in the Leland Fourth of July parade tomorrow. But he will be king of the parade. Ted Lanham and his wife, Tali, have been chosen as royalty for the parade, which begins at 3 p.m. More...

Volunteers do their best to keep parade route safe

The most important people in the Fourth of July activities in Glen Arbor may be parade marshals. Not those who sit in the car and get a ride from Glen Haven to Glen Arbor, but those who have the job of keeping the streets clear of candy and kids. More...

Fourth of July food that can be prepped ahead of time

Expecting a boatload of people to come over to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend? No worries. More...

M-22 under construction

Those heading to the northern end of the peninsula to visit the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, take in the Northport fireworks at G. More...

What We’re Thinking

We asked the people of Northport:

How important are fireworks displays for your family’s Fourth of July celebration? More...

Fireworks rules vary around county

Just where and when can you set off fireworks in Leelanau County? State law on the topic has been a moving target since 2011. Before then, people who were not licensed by the state could set off only a limited array of light fireworks. More...

More county emergency calls being made with cell phones

You can’t hide anymore in Leelanau County. Seventy percent of the calls into the county dispatch center last year were from wireless devices, up from 64 percent in 2012. More...

County Cuisine

Manor chef offers stuffed burgers

Looking for something to spruce up your Fourth of July barbecue? Forget those plain, old hamburgers and try these delicious stuffed burgers. Chef Trish Lootens of The Manor shares her secret with us this week. More...

Filing deadline for school boards looming

Thirteen seats on four public boards of education are available in the November General Election. And the filing deadline for candidates is on the horizon. Candidates have until 4 p.m. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Benedetto Maresca

Name: Benedetto Maresca. Town or township of residence: Leland. Resident of county since: 13 years. More...

FBI book co-authors speak at LIWdA

John and Bonnie Raines, authors of a recent book on J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, will be featured at the next meeting of the Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) Tuesday in Glen Arbor. More...

Library workshop on backing up on computer

The Leland Township Library will offer a computer workshop, “Backing up your computer” Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The session will cover how to protect valuable pictures, emails and documents in the event of a computer failure. More...

State’s young filmmakers at Leland festival

The Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival will return Saturday in Leland with double the number of entries. The second annual event, which starts at 6 p.m., will have a special screening of about 19 films at the W.T. More...

Northport’s new group creating art together

Editor’s note: This is another story in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll try to run the Northport Run for Fun(d)s in honor of George Anderson. More...

County Notes

July 3Northport Community Band at GlenArbor Art Association, 7 p.m. More...

Monsignor Raica appointed new bishop

The Diocese of Gaylord has a new spiritual leader. Monsignor Steven J. Raica, chancellor of the Diocese of Lansing, was named bishop last week by Pope Francis. He succeeds the Most Rev. Bernard A. More...

Empire Public Beach site for Lions Club sale

The Empire Lions Club will hold The Big Boom Hotdog Sale through Saturday near the entrance to the Empire Public Beach. Menu items include hotdogs, brats and cold beverages. More...

Sunday services at Old Settlers Park

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church will host outdoor worship services at Old Settlers Park each Sunday through Labor Day. Local musicians will provide the music for the service from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. More...

Empire preps for Anchor Day activities

Empire’s annual Anchor Day takes place every year on the third Saturday of July (that’s Saturday, July 19). More...

Huey first up in summer lecture series

The Friends of the Leelanau Township Library have announced the lineup for the Susanne Rose Kraynak summer lecture series. More...

Lautner, Davis announce engagement

Melinda and Jim Lautner of Cedar have announced the engagement of their daughter Amelia to Ryan Davis of Lake Ann. An Aug. 2 wedding is planned at Timberlee. The groom-elect is the son of Sue and Kirk Davis of Lake Ann. More...

Officer comes ‘home’

Patrick McManus does not write humorous outdoor stories, and he’s only distantly related to the former state Senator who represented Grand Traverse County in Lansing. More...

Fishing report for Fourth holiday

As Leelanau inland lakes advance toward summer — the giant mayfly hatch continued Saturday on Lake Leelanau, about two weeks beyond its normal lifespan — good fishing news continues to come out of Lake Michigan. More...

Testing the water

WATER QUALITY is tested weekly in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by biological science technicians. Above left are two samples taken at Sleeping Bear Bay off Glen Haven. More...

Leelanau County and Northport’s harbor in the Civil War

Editor’s note: John Mitchell spent years poring through historical documents to explain the impact of the Civil War upon Leelanau County, both white and native. More...

CELEBRATING THE FOUNDING OF OUR COUNTRY

THE SLEEPING Bear Dunesmobile No. 9, owned by the Frank Hagerty family of Traverse City, was part of the Fourth of July parade last year in Glen Arbor. Mike Spencer Photo More...

For the Fourth, take our quiz on nation’s influence

The Fourth of July may be a time to party on the birthday of our nation, but it’s more important role is the start of a federal union agreed to by 13 states, or colonies. More...

Fest runs today through Sunday

The 33rd annual Cedar Polka Fest begins today at 5 p.m. with the flag raising ceremony. The Polka Generations and the Cynor Classic Polka band kick off the festival with music until 1 a.m. More...

6 tips for a better boating season

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol has offered the following Boating Safety Tips: More...

Glen Lake parades its boats on Fourth of July

The Glen Lake boat parade has been going on for about eight years and in that short time has grown into an event that is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in. More...

Music a final note to parade

Music will be added to the “Anything Goes” Fourth of July parade finish. Organizers say a group of singers will join in front of the final float — the Cherry Republic — and sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic from ??? More...

Leland fireworks tonight

The Leland Fourth of July fireworks will be held today at dusk at Hancock Field. The event, sponsored by the Leelanau Community Improvement Association, is still in need of donations. Checks can be made payble to the: LICA, P.O. More...

Northport display on the Fourth

Northport will holds its fireworks show on the Fourth of July at dusk near the G. Marsten Dame Marina. Admission is free, however, donations are welcome. More...

Reservations part of most holiday dining

Those familiar with Leelanau County know dining out on summer weekends isn’t as simple as walking into a local restaurant and acquiring a table. During peak times, a 15 minute wait is common. More...

Driving guide to get by traffic

So you're in God’s country. Wide open spaces. Plenty to see and do. Well, away from the crowds we have news for you. More...

Sousa’s music inspired by area visits

He was America’s “March King.” And he was here. No one wrote more stirring, patriotic music than John Phillip Sousa. More...

4 tips for lighting up safely

For Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich, a formative experience as a child shaped his personal view about fireworks — and has no doubt reinforced his eagerness to enforce the county’s consumer fireworks ordinances. More...