July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Deer problem mounting in Northport

The Northport Village Council is looking into a complaint about a growing population of deer in the villages southeast side. More...

Cleveland Twp. voters asked to renew fire millage

Cleveland Township voters will be asked next month to approve a higher property tax levy that pays for the fire and rescue coverage residents are currently receiving from the Solon- Centerville (Cedar) Fire and Rescue Department. More...

Empire business covers all aspects of marine service

Owner of Glen Lake Marine 5411 W. Empire Highway, Empire, MI 49630 326-5666

Why boat and the marina industry? It is just a fun-paced industry that allows us to take care of both local residents as well as capitalizing on Leelanau’s tourism industry. More...

CPR class at Leland fire station

The Leland Township Fire & Rescue Department is sponsoring a free CPR class at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 23 at the Leland fire station. More...

Northport woman pleads not guilty to driving drunk with young occupants

A 47-year-old Northport woman pleaded not guilty in 86th District Court on Friday to a charge of drunken driving with an occupant less than 16 years of age. More...

Empire Twp. diabetic woman lost, then found

The following reports were provided to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office: A 61-year-old Empire Township woman who was reported missing Friday morning was found in her car at about 11 a.m. that same day. More...

Two Leelanau Twp. firemen promoted

The Leelanau Township Emergency Services department recently announced promotions of two of its employees. Mike Berendsohn, a firefighter EMT and one of seven full-time people in the department, has been promoted to lieutenant. More...

Clowning around in Elmwood

An estimated 400 people showed up at Elmwood Township’s Cherry Bend Community Park on Saturday afternoon to help the township celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. More...

Registration under way for master gardening courses

Online registration has begun for the Master Gardener training course offered through the Michigan State University Extension. The extension will host the training course Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 28 through Dec. More...

Sleeping Bear preservation group offers several programs

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (PHSB), a partner organization of the National Park Service, has many opportunities coming up for visitors and residents to learn about, and help preserve, the heritage of the Sleeping Bear Dunes area this summer. More...

Omena area robust with visitors

In spite of the cool temperatures, summer activities abound. More...

And the Kehl Bros. started it all

It’s called Lelu now, the big building on the corner of Nagonaba and Waukazoo Streets, but it has had a varied history. More...

Capt. Nelson featured in Lighthouse series program

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum will host the second lecture in its Northport Lecture Series Tuesday at the Northport Area Heritage Museum. The 7 p.m. More...

Fair weather helps St. Mary chicken dinner sales top ‘13

“It’s for the church. That’s why I play,” offered Shirley Priest, when asked why she was playing bingo on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the St. Mary Chicken Dinner and Festival. More...

County Notes

Thursday, July 17Third Space Movement & FriendsVariety, Lelu Cafe, 9 p.m. More...

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POTLUCK DINNERS

Green-bean casseroles living large at county

Not unlike the Lutheran potlucks referenced in Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion on public radio, Leelanau County Lutherans can dish up their own brand of tasty communal meals. Church goers at St. More...

Cooking as a career choice

After Nick Skrocki graduated from Suttons Bay High School in 2004, he became part of the third class of students to attend the newly established Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City. More...

When it comes to food, it’s all local

Diners at any one of the The Redheads Cafe and Tasting Room’s mismatched tables and chairs can expect a meal made with as much locally grown or produced food as possible. More...

The art of smoking — meat and fish, that is

Warning: Smoking is addictive and has a killer flavor. Smoking meat or fish, that is. It’s a cooking technique that’s hard to kick once started, and is popular on the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

What We’re Thinking

What would be a fair price for a good cheeseburger at a Leelanau County restaurant?

“I think $7-9 is reasonable, the maximum I would spend is $15.” — Sandy Lehy, Traverse City More...

Trash concerns litter Leland Twp. waterfront

You don’t need to tell Steve Plamondon of Leland Township that keeping public beaches clean and litterfree is a big deal — he already knows. More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers thick, fluffy griddlecakes

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares a delicious breakfast recipe with our readers this week. Banana pancakes with the perfect coconut syrup. More...

Water project funding may be less

The long hard winter in Northport did more than push deer into the village. Village officials recently learned that the cold spell delayed the start of a $789,000 water improvement project, and may have cost them thousands in grant dollars. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Rachael Wiener

Name: Rachael Wiener. Town or township of residence: Northport. Resident since: I was born, but I have been living in Northport for three months. Age and birthplace: I am 24 years old and I was born in Grand Rapids. More...

S-B votes to exempt its taxes from capture

The Suttons Bay Township Board went against the wishes of its supervisor last week and adopted a resolution to exempt a portion of the township’s property tax revenues from “capture” by the Village of Suttons Bay’s proposed Do More...

Kasson Twp. adopts junk ordinance

Regulations to help keep Kasson Township free from junk have been adopted this month. “We had some complaints about junk accumulating and inoperable cars in the township,” Clerk Traci Cruz said. More...

Leland Twp. Library adjusts to not being governed by P.A. 164

The Leland Township Library had a big surprise earlier this year when board members realized they weren’t actually governed by Public Act 164. More...

Dispatch Blotter

July 9, 3:11 a.m. — Leland Township — Subject went for a walk, got disoriented, now lost. July 9, 11:30 a.m. — Bingham Township — Joggers are running with traffic and not against it. More...

This adventure really was the pits

Reporter’s note: This is another story in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll try flipping pancakes at the Lake Leelanau Community Association All U Can Eat Sourdough Pancake Breakfast. More...

Lighthouse hosting Autism Awareness weekend

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum within Leelanau State Park will host its annual Autism Awareness Weekend Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Leelanau 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...

Plenty of events on tap for Empire Anchor Days

The sun is shining, life is good. More...

Bilingual children’s book signing at Glen Arbor store

Laura Stanton of Glen Arbor and Santa Barbara County, Calif. will sign copies of her first book “Animals and Animales” Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO July 16, 2009 More...

50th reunion

ST. MARY Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th reunion held July 1 at the home of Ken and Bernie Denoyer in Centerville Township. More...

Radio Roundup live at NCAC

Bill Dungjen was looking for a new venue to host his Roundup radio show. The Northport Community Arts Center gave him a shot. More...

Suttons Bay’s Myers playing in Europe

Natalie Myers, 15, of Suttons Bay is finishing up on a month-long tour of France, Germany and Luxembourg with the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra. More...

Oui Si Tak Haa’n

Leelanau says ‘Yes’ to international cuisine

Thought you were going to northern Michigan where all menus are dominated by whitefish and steak? Well think again. More...

Lessons learned in Leelanau lead to career serving the rich and famous

Greg Schaub put Leelanau County in the rearview mirror in 1977 to head for culinary training and opportunities in New York. More...

Local cookbooks offer meals fit for celebrities

Decades before celebrity chefs showed up in Leelanau County from big cities to show us what dishes to eat, recipes in locally produced cookbooks had beaten them to the table. More...

In Leelanau, who needs seafood?

“I like it fresh. I like it smoked. I love fish,” said John Baker, chef at the Lelu Café in Northport. Whitefish, lake trout and salmon are the fresh-water seafood of the Great Lakes. More...

6 THINGS

To keep your tummy looking good

It is possible to lose weight in Leelanau County — even during the summer? Certainly. Just ask Suttons Bay resident Pat Dunn, who lost 82 pounds and has kept it off for since 1991. More...