August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Discussions on Port Oneida School repairs ongoing

Repairs to the Port Oneida School will be the subject of discussions between the Glen Lake Community School and the National Park Service. More...

Here comes the Port Oneida Fair

Sleepy Port Oneida will return to the once bustling days of old this weekend during the Port Oneida Fair tomorrow and Saturday. More than 100 demonstrators will be hard at work both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Ulrich to talk about Heritage Trail plans

Tom Ulrich, deputy superintendent of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, will present a program Saturday, Aug. 23, at the annual meeting of the Citizens Council of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Area. More...

BUSINESS PROFILE

S-B agency insuring people since 1934

Why the insurance industry? Chris: My family was in the insurance business. I had some skills that worked with insurance. Business History: Chris: It was formed in 1934 by Bill and Vi Bonek. More...

DPW head opts not to run for council again

Chris Holton’s decision not to run again for the Northport Village Council was an easy one, Holton said. But the first-term trustee, who was hired as superintendent of the village’s Public Works Department on Feb. More...

Williams — the next generation science teacher

We often hear that one teacher can make a difference. Jeanie Williams hasn’t been talking very long before she mentions Mrs. Bunnell, her fourth and fifth grade science teacher in Cadillac, who “had us doing dissections. More...

Human trafficking explored Monday

A seminar on Human Trafficking: a Michigan Reality will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the County Government Center in Suttons Bay. More...

Senior Services offers fraud seminar

Leelanau County Senior Services will provide a presentation, How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud, from 10-11:30 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 14 in the community meeting room of the County Government Center in Suttons Bay, and from 10-11:30 a.m. More...

L-L man arraigned on charges from domestic incident

A 43-year-old Lake Leelanau man was arraigned on a charge of domestic violence, third offense, and two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon on Friday in 86th District Court. If convicted, Christian B. Andrews, of 4515 E. More...

Good art, good crowds at Art Fest

Jewelry artist Lisa Ben-Zeev of Evanston, Ill. was one of the 33 “new” artists invited to participate in last weekend’s Suttons Bay Art Festival. More...

Fiddler draws accolades for opening performance

“It was a wonderful opening night,” music director Doug Scripps told members of the orchestra after they finished their final number on Saturday evening. More...

County Notes

Thursday, Aug. 7The Moxie Strings at The HomesteadResort, 7 p.m.Fiddler on the Roof, NorthportCommunity Arts Center, 8 p.m.45th Parallel Polka Band, LeelanauSands Casino, 1-5 p.m. More...

Leland Library offers computer workshop

Mark Morton will host a computer workshop for iPad users Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Leland Library. The 1 p.m. More...

It’s the dog days of summer around Glen Lake

It’s hard to believe that we’re in August already seems like the summer just started. In a couple weeks out-ofstate kids will start school and there will be fewer and fewer visitors in the area. More...

Leelanau County 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...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO August 6, 2009 More...

Hahnenberg, Luxford marry in Grand Rapids

Ben Hahnenberg and Karen Luxford were married July 11 at St. Isidore’s Church in Grand Rapids. The groom, an elementary school teacher, is the son of Ed and Marlene Hahnenberg and a 2004 graduate of Lake Leelanau St. Mary School. More...

Scott offers slide show of caves at library

Legendary Leelanau photographer Ken Scott will be at the Leland Library next Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 - 6 p.m. More...

G-L library holds used book sale

Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library will host its annual Used Book Sale today and tomorrow at the Glen Arbor township hall. The fundraising event will feature gently used and some new books, games and puzzles, as well as recordings. More...

Settlers feted, as they’ve been for 121 years

Country minister Marvin Rosa had to consider a bit after being asked if his request to have a talented family clog during a future church service held prior to the Old Settlers Picnic would break the rules. More...

Down on the farm for the cherry harvest

The annual cherry harvest is a tough five-week stretch, but for the LaCross family, it’s a way of life. More...

Run through vineyards Sept. 6

Leelanau’s vineyards are lush, the grapes are plump and vintners are gearing up for the up the annual Harvest Stompede next month. More...

Fruit trees hurt by long, hard winter

Those who wait the entire year for the perfect locally grown peach may be disappointed this year, as some area orchardists are reporting losses of at least part of their peach crops due to the harsh winter. More...

County 4H kids see that hard work on the farm pays off

Dozens of Leelanau County youngsters from a half-dozen local 4-H Clubs have been hanging out at the Northwestern Michigan Fair in Grand Traverse County all this week. More...

St. Mary Church turns 150

It’s been 150 years since St. Mary Church started in a small log cabin built on donated land. That birthday will be celebrated with memories and a meal on the parish grounds next Thursday,Aug.14,followinga6p.m.Mass. More...

County Cuisine

Distillery offers special cocktail

Mandy Moseler, Northern Latitudes Distillery owner/mixologist, brings us a refreshing summer cocktail recipe, this week. The distillery is located on M-204 in Lake Leelanau and is open seven days a week. More...

G-L School moves ahead with bids on three projects

Glen Lake Community School is moving ahead on three projects after recommendations from its building and grounds committee. More...

Enterprising Women publisher to speak about Rwanda trip

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host Monika Smiley, who will give a presentation of her recent trip to Rwanda. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Julia Brabenec

Name: Julia Brabenec. Town or township of residence: I live in Leelanau Township. Resident since: Close to 40 years. Age and birthplace: I am 87 and I was born in Dearborn. More...

Four Leelanau artists in landscape exhibit

Paintings inspired by the landscapes and views of Leelanau County will be on the walls inside the Old Art Building for the fourth annual Painting Leelanau Landscape Exhibition. More...

Presidency and three trustee spots up for grabs in Northport

Five Northport village officials are seeking re-election and another trustee is trying to unseat the council’s president. Incumbent clerk Joni L. Scott and treasurer Merilee C. More...

Intersection closed to upright excavator

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control on Monday after an excavator overturned and had to be uprighted. This and other reports were supplied to the Enterprise by the Sheriff’s Office: More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 9:21 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Someone used caller’s deceased father’s credit cards numerous times. More...

Man arraigned in S-B Twp. home invasion

William C. Conklin, 24, of Honor, was arraigned in 86th District Court on Friday on a felony charge of home invasion, second degree. Conklin is being held in the Leelanau County Jail on a $100,000 cash/surety bond. More...

Elmwood man arraigned in tire iron assault

Elmwood Township resident Trinton G. Jennings, 21, was arraigned in 13th Circuit Court on Friday after a preliminary examination on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon was held. Jennings, of 12293 S. More...

Playing a role in the NCAC musical isn’t that easy

Editor’s note: This is another story in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll try sampling water with volunteers of the Leelanau Conservancy. More...

Summer Singers in Manitou Fest

The Summer Singers, some 60 strong, will present their annual summer concert on Tuesday. The group practices and performs at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church on MacFarlane Road in Burdickville. The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., is free. More...

Leland ’s “Barbecruise” more than decorated boats

Leland Yacht Club conducted its 54th annual “Barbecruise” on Saturday. More...

Good Harbor watershed planners meet

The Good Harbor Bay Steering Committee will host a stakeholder meeting for the Good Harbor Bay Watershed next Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Cleveland Township hall. More...

Omena Bay busy with family activities

August in Omena means family gatherings and celebrations, and this year is no exception. Things were really jumping all last week along Omena Bay. The Gaudette family held their annual family “Birthday” on July 28. More...

Rotary Club plans backpack benefit

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club will host its second annual event benefiting Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ (LCN) “Blessings in a Backpack” program. The Rotary Rally for Kids is Saturday, Sept. More...

Twilight Ride through Lakeshore set for Sunday

The second annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Dune Climb in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Six locals graduate from CMU

Six county students recently graduated from Central Michigan University. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree were Audrey Kalchik of Northport and Marty Glowicki of Suttons Bay. More...

“Diving Venus” author at Dog Ears tonight

Mary Beth Pope, author of the short story collection entitled “Diving Venus,” will be at Dog Ears Books in Northport tonight. Pope will give a reading and sign copies of her books, starting at 7 p.m. More...

Hahnenbergs announce birth of son, Zachary

Nick and Laura Hahnenberg of Williamston announce the birth of a son, Zachary John, born July 11. Zachary weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. He was greeted at home by four older siblings. Maternal grandparents are Dr. More...

What We’re Thinking

What is Leelanau County's most delicious crop?

“Sweet cherries are awfully good.” — Bill Dickinson, Glen Lake More...

Hops growing up all over Leelanau

Brothers-in-law George Preston and Don Gallagher used to milk cows. Now the two Elmwood Township men and their wives tend to hop fields. More...

Cherry harvest jobs for the pickings

If you don’t have a job in July and August in Leelanau County — and want one — then Tom Spencer would like to meet you. If you’re a hard worker, he’d really like to recruit you. More...

Small farms — it’s a growing trend

Kevin VerSnyder may not realize it — he’s been too busy working — but he’s part of a growing movement in Leelanau County. It’s the small farm trend. More...