October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Hands-on learning

New Northport program expands vocabularies

In the Northport School second grade classroom of teacher Beth Stowe last week, students were busy re-writing the tale of “The Fisherman and His Wife” that they had just read.  Kids could change the characters, the setting and the pl More...

County Cuisine

Leland Lodge duck recipe will have you searing like a pro

Chef Ryan Mateling, of the Leland Lodge, is at it again. This time, with a main dish, that is anything but common. It's simple to make, but also a delicacy. It can be paired with Chef Ryan’s earlier offering of barely risotto. More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Allen Ammons

Name: Allen Ammons. Town or township of residence: Between the Village of Northport and Peterson Park. We’ve been there since the late 1980’s. Resident of county since: Oh, gosh, since I was 10 years old. More...

S-B planners OK optometry addition

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week approved a site plan that would nearly double the size of the Insight Optometry building on Cedar Street near the Leelanau Trail.  More...

Property owner wants positive comments about him mentioned

The Lakeview Road property owner who ceased all “commercial” activity last year after agreeing to stop hosting weddings and other functions on his property expressed disappointment Monday with how the township has been handling the issue More...

Flagman with cooler full of beer admits to drinking schnapps, too

A passing trucker called 911 to report what he believed to be an intoxicated flagman working at a road construction site on North West Bay Shore Drive near Omena in Leelanau Township on Monday, according to information provided to the Enterprise from More...

Teen faces 2 years in prison after high speed chase

A Traverse City teen is facing two years in prison after leading police on a chase through Bingham Township and into Traverse City at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.  Diondre M. More...

Author of 18 books in Leland

Leland Township Library and Leland Public School will host author Kwame Alexander Oct. 24 as part of the Michigan Reads Author Tour.  More...

WORK OF ART

A SCULPTURE by artist Bob Purvis was dedicated last week to Amy Chatfield, the last charter board member for the Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) in Leland. More...

Dig Abby event Oct. 25

The fifth annual Dig Abby event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 during the Leland Volleyball Invitational.  There will be a raffle, 50/50 and a bake sale in addition to the daylong volleyball action, which starts at 8:30 a.m.  More...

Son of Glen Arbor seasonal resident claims Nobel Prize

Eric Betzig, son of a Glen Arbor seasonal resident, was one of three men recognized last week with a Nobel Prize in chemistry.  “He was a nice kid ... More...

Deer hunt underway in the Glen Lake area

It’s time to ride low in the forest, it’s deer hunting time. More...

Kalchik retires as Omena postmistress

About 50 Omena postal patrons crowded into the Omena Post Office on Friday afternoon to surprise Nancy Kalchik on her last day of work. Nancy is retiring after five years as the postmistress in Omena, and over 10 years working there. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO  October 15, 2009  More...

Spörck, Koehler marry in Suttons Bay

Margaret J. Spörck and Tobias B. Koehler, both of Honolulu, Hawaii, were married Aug. 16 at the TLC Tomato Farm in Suttons Bay.  Jackie Freeman officiated the ceremony.  More...

Leelanau musicians part of season finale BASO concert

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra (BASO) will present “Imagine This,” its last concert for the 2014 season, on Sunday at the Benzie Central High School Auditorium.  The 4 p.m. More...

Wigglers’ Stories and More starts next week

Leland Township Library will host a “Wigglers’ Stories and More” Tuesday mornings, beginning next week.  Laurie Lisuk, retired Leland teacher and leader of the library’s summer reading program, is organizing the program, More...

Snowfall contest deadline near

The snow hasn’t started to fly but the deadline for entering the Leelanau Enterprise Annual Snowfall Contest is looming.  Entries are due Friday, Oct. 24 by p.m. at the office or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 24 to be eligible.  More...

CASTING CLASS

A non-traditional education

Leelanau School students regularly stay late finishing their assignments for one class, and in certain seasons can be found doing homework at all hours of the night.  Some have even gotten up before the sun, or walked great distances.  More...

THE SUTTONS BAY-

Leelanau County Rotary Club will use the proceeds to support local youth projects, including the international exchange program. More...

Polka dance benefit set for daughter of Solon Twp. couple

A polka dance benefiting the daughter of a Solon Township couple will be held this weekend in Traverse City.  Four bands, including “Pan” Franek, Zosia and the Polka Towners will play Sunday from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

4-H, Hilltoppers offer snowmobile class

A 4-H Snowmobile Safety Course will be held in early November for Leelanau County youth age 12 to 15.  Using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources curriculum, the course is jointly sponsored by the Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club and th More...

Haunted Lighthouse open this weekend

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Leelanau Township will hosts its annu al   “Haunted Lighthouse” Saturday and Sunday.  Participants will enjoy haunts with a tour of the lighthouse and the scary basement, outside treasure hunt, p More...

Spirit run and fun

More than 200 Suttons Bay School students, from the Lil’ Norsemen pre-schoolers through fifth grade, ran for fun and exercise on Friday. More...

Cursive still embedded in Leland curriculum

The battery will never go dead on a pencil, says Leland third- and fourth-grade teacher Kevin Pershinske.  And unlike computer tablets or laptops that need to be plugged in regularly or have programs that become obsolete, the pencil is an on-dem More...

S-B Twp. seeks input on new millages

The Suttons Bay Township Board will seek public input on whether it should place a millage on a ballot next year asking voters to pay for a variety of projects such as road improvements and park development.  More...

Building permits soar in numbers

Building permits for construction projects in the county surged in the past two weeks, making 2014 an apparent banner year for Leelanau County.  Well … almost.  Twenty-six permits made available for inspection at the county Construct More...

Elmwood board OKs Conservancy renewal on DeYoung Natural Area

The Elmwood Township Board this week renewed a plan for the Leelanau Conservancy to manage the DeYoung Natural Area along Cherry Bend Road and Cedar Lake.  However, the board stopped short of allowing expansion of the Centerpointe Marina over to More...

Record hazardous waste collected

A record 394 county households participated in the final household hazardous waste collection Saturday in Elmwood Township.  The previous record was 373 which was on May 31, 2014 in Maple City.  Saturday’s nearly 400 participants push More...

Board mulls over zoning changes

The Elmwood Township Board this week took an introductory look at several articles of a long-proposed re-write of the township’s zoning ordinance.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 7:16 a.m. — Kasson Township —Subject gave credit card number to online scammer. Advised to call credit card company.  Last Thursday, 11:12 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Big, blonde dog, not on leash. More...

Tire iron assault charges against Elmwood Twp. man dismissed after victim fails to show up in court

Charges against Elmwood Township resident Trinton G. Jennings, 21, were dismissed with prejudice on last week after his alleged victim did not show up for trial.  Jennings, of 12293 S. More...

Fighting hunger one step at a time

More than 150 people enjoyed the fall colors while walking around Omena Point Sunday, raising money for the hungry during the 25th annual Leelanau County CROP walk.  Sixteen groups and individuals participated in the event.  More...

East Leland woman wins Frankfort art prize

An East Leland woman was the winner of a recent juried art show at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort.  EJ (Elizabeth) Fitzpatrick won a $1,000 cash award for her abstract, acrylic piece entitled “Apple Trees.”  Hers was one of More...

Feeding frenzy

DEER GRAZE near a home on Good Harbor Trail (County Road 651) near downtown Cedar on a Saturday morning earlier this month. More...

Zombies on the run around G-L School and parking lot

The Glen Lake High School Prom Committee will host a Halloweenthemed Zombie Run on Saturday.  The run, which begins and ends at the Glen Lake school parking lot, is on a two-mile course through the forest trail that is on school grounds. More...

In memory of a Coast Guardsman

The Grand Traverse Light (lighthouse) has lost one of its former Coast Guard personnel, Sterling G. Nickerson. More...

Senior Services seminar on emergency pendants

Leelanau County Senior Services, in collaboration with Munson Home Health, will hold a seminar Tuesday to talk about the different types of emergency pendants that are on the market today and demonstrate how they work.  More...

Foster, Friedman wed in Northport

Megan Elizabeth Foster and Nathaniel Garrett Friedman, both of Ann Arbor, were married Aug. More...

Kendziorskis announce daughter’s engagement

Pat and Annette Kendziorski of Lake Leelanau announce the engagement of their daughter Annette Janell Kendziorski to Erik Roger Olsen of Bartlesville, Okla.  The groom-elect is the son of Mark and Joan Olsen of Tulsa, Okla.   More...

THE COLORS

they are a-changin’ in this picture taken near the Sugar Loaf resort in Cleveland Township. More...

It’s Crystal clear that salmon run is down

Steep declines in the numbers of king and coho salmon up and down Lake Michigan include the run in the Crystal River, according to participants in a Field and Stream class taught at the Leelanau School.  More...

Rotary spaghetti dinner at Suttons Bay cafeteria

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club will host its 14th annual Italian dinner Friday at Suttons Bay school cafeteria.  The meal includes spaghetti, sauce, bread, salad, dessert and beverage and will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m.. More...

Fire Pup, Leland officials talk safety

Personnel from Leland Township Fire and Rescue recently provided fire prevention awareness and education to about 375 students at Leland Public School, Leelanau Children’s Center and Lake Leelanau St. Mary School.  More...

Lakeshore offers special program on antique apples

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host a special program on “Antique Apples” Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. 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...