October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Photographers, halloween and bonsai at library

Several special events will be offered by the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library through the rest of the month.  More...

After 26 years, Conservancy has second executive director

Tom Nelson is soft-spoken, has a vision that’s right-sized to the wishes of Leelanau County, and starting Jan. 1 will be the leader of the largest nonprofi t organization in Leelanau County.  More...

G-L approves $79,000 entrance sign

Purchase of some new “hardware” and software for Glen Lake School was approved this week by the Board of Education.  The board accepted a bid from Ben Eckerle of Eckerle Building Solutions in Traverse City for the purchase and instal More...

Northport School fund balance tops $1.7 million

Northport Public School has a fund balance that tops $1.7 million, according to an audit just completed of district finances.  The school district received what was called an unmodified audit, which is the best kind, said Heidi Wendel of Dennis, More...

Wettest, and coldest, year on record takes a toll

Though mid-October, 2014 has proven to be the wettest and coldest year on record for parts of Leelanau County.  But it’s the water that’s complicated the life of property owners on south Lake Leelanau and the person charged with keep More...

Bruce Price ‘violation’ dropped by Leland Twp.

The Leland Township Board has dismissed a zoning violation against Lake Leelanau resident Bruce Price, saying there has been an improvement in the appearance of his property.  More...

Risotto cooking demo at Bella

Executive Chef Mario Deruda of Bella Fortuna North will offer a cooking demonstration on risotto next Thursday, Oct. More...

Filling food pantries a priority for LCN as holidays approach

Food on the shelves means food on family tables for area food pantries, which are starting to gear up for the coming holidays.  Making sure there is enough food for everyone to have a festive meal is important, said Mary Stanton, president of Le More...

Bluebird offers a ‘throwback’

The Bluebird Restaurant in Leland will host a gathering of past and present patrons tonight in a fundraiser that’s being called “Throwback Thursday.”  More...

Leelanau’s list of assets

Mark Wyckoff, director of the Planning and Zoning Center and Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University, was the keynote speaker at a community series sponsored by the Leelanau Conservancy earlier this month at Suttons Bay Public School.  More...

Suttons Bay OKs ‘deficit’ plan

A “deficit elimination plan” reflecting 25 fewer “in class” students than budgeted was adopted this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education and forwarded, as required, to the state of Michigan.  The board voted unanimo More...

Groening takes leave; former Leland superintendent fills in

Goals for the school year were set and medical leave was granted for Superintendent Joan Groening by the Glen Lake Board of Education this week.  Groening begins medical leave Friday and is expected to return to work Dec. 1.  More...

Township to spend $1,000 repairing eroded beach

Leelanau Township plans to spend up to about $1,000 to repair erosion at Christmas Cove beach.  Signs will also be put up at the beach warning people that it may be very diffi cult to climb back up a sandy cliff from the beach to the parking lot More...

New ‘flood maps’ hit snag; now delayed

A process to update “floodplain maps” being prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Leelanau and other counties throughout the Great Lakes region has run into some “technical difficulties,” according to More...

Ashley gets re-appointment on commission

Keith Ashley has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Leland Township Planning Commission and Jane Keen has been appointed to a one-year term as the Leland Township Board representative on the Planning Commission.  Both appointments wer More...

Co-op wants to cut payments

The 2012 failed cherry and apple crop is still impacting local members of a regional fruit cooperative two years later.  Cherry Growers, Inc., based in Grawn, issued a memo Sept. More...

Important notice

Due to our error, a public notice for a Planning Commission meeting in Kasson Township to discuss gravel permits did not state that the meeting has been canceled. The meeting was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20. More...