May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

First Pow Wow at Suttons Bay makes Grand Entry

For four years, Suttons Bay High School has been the host of a one-day celebration honoring Native American graduates from the community.  This year, the celebration is getting bigger.  More...

Muffins help make a hearty meal

As temperatures rise, our baking days are limited before summer heat drives us out of kitchens. More...

Leland 6th grader wins national contest

Ellie Mugerian, a sixth grader at Leland Public School, won Scholastic Book’s “Ridiculously Brilliant Inventors Contest.”  Mugerian, the daughter of Jeff and Carrie Mugerian of Bingham Township, entered a “Swiss artist&rd More...

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KRISTINE LONVIG, an exchange student from Denmark hosted by the Suttons Bay-Leelanau Rotary Club, challenged club members to help with the Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ Diaper Drive. More...

Chamber plans ‘after hours’ night

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will holding its May business after hours meeting next Thursday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. The host for the event is Aurora Cellars, which is located on Horn Rd. off M-204.   More...

Glen Lake firefighters given honors

The Glen Lake Fire Department recently recognized department members for their training efforts and for their health and fitness.  Pablo Cevallos, a full-time firefighter/ emergency medical technician (EMT) and part-time firefighters/paramedic G More...

Native Waukazoo family sets reunion

Part of downstate township’s anniversary

Several Leelanau County natives from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB) visited the Holland area this week to plan a “homecoming” in downstate Ottawa County this summer.  More...

Sign up for art classes for kids, families

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) has a full line-up of fresh youth classes (ages 6-15) for summer 2015 and inspiring teachers to stimulate creative development.  In addition to drawing, painting, pottery and many other classes, there will b More...

S-B Band is No. 1, in ratings

Suttons Bay High School’s band earned No. More...

Plein air artists sought at Old Art Building

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is seeking artists for a one-day Plein Air Painting Event and Exhibition set for Saturday, May 23.  All painting mediums are permitted and the subject matter will be any location of the artist’s choic More...

Conservancy head to address womens’ group

Tom Nelson, executive director of the Leelanau Conservancy, will speak Tuesday at the Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) meeting at the Leelanau School.  More...

ShareCare plans annual meeting

ShareCare of Leelanau’s Annual Meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Omena annexes GL; critters approve

Last week’s Enterprise had the heading “Omena News” above both the Omena News and the Glen Lake News. Many of you probably thought it was just a typo by the Enterprise. Here is the real story. More...

Asparagus poetry contest renewed by G-L library

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire will host two events this month.  After a one-year hiatus, the library will once again host a poetry contest as part of the 2015 Empire Asparagus Festival.  More...

Students honor Mary with crowning

St. Mary students marked the beginning of May with a Procession and Crowning of Mary Friday on school grounds.  Fourth graders organized the event attended by students and guests to honor Mary, the patroness of St. More...

Young Suttons Bay students placed on elementary honor roll

More than 40 Suttons Bay Elementary students were recognized for achieving honor roll status during the third marking period:  Earning all A’s were: third graders Minne Bardenhagen, Rachel Bolger, Tommy Engle, Mikayla Thompson and Blaise W More...

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THE LEELANAU CHILDREN’S Center ended April, which was the Month of the Young Child, with its annual children’s parade through the Village of Northport.   More...

Follies turns out 150 folks in Northport for scholarships

Jokes and music part of event

Saturday night, many residents of Northport — including students of the city’s public school district — gathered in the Northport Community Arts Center for the Northport Follies, a variety show that raised funds for scholarships.&nb More...

Spring fling coming to VFW Hall

The annual Spring Fling that raises thousands of dollars in scholarships for students with Leelanau County connections is coming north for the first time.  The 10th annual dinner and dance benefit for the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund will More...

Northport seniors to unveil projects

Northport School will hold its senior project exhibition from 6-8 p.m. More...

Scholarship offered to county pupils

A $500 scholarship is being offered this month to county students who will be college juniors and seniors in the fall of 2015.  The award is sponsored by the Leelanau chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP).  More...

Talking with: Steve Lindo

Name: Steve Lindo  Town or township of residence: Leland Township  Resident of county since: We’ve been here two years full-time, but we’ve been coming here for 16 years as summer residents.   More...

Elmwood may have settled on fire ballot proposal

Deadline is Tuesday for final decision

The Elmwood Township Board last week appeared to settle on a plan to keep the township’s fire and rescue department in operation and expand the staff just enough to man the fire hall 24/7.  The plan would require Elmwood Township voters on More...

Glen Arbor resident battling cancer for a fourth time

Trish Vanderploeg’s friends wanted to do something to help her out when she recently got sick.  But casserole dishes and house cleaning wouldn’t be enough for the Glen Arbor resident’s fourth bout with cancer.  More...

Pink Panther to slide into Northport

Those looking for laughs this weekend may just find them at Northport Public School.  The Northport High School drama class will present a student-inspired rendition of the “Pink Panther Strikes Again” on Saturday inside the communit More...

Glen Arbor Art Association plans exhibit, artist talk

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) is planning two events next week.  The GAAA will kick off its 14th season of artist-in-residence talks next Thursday, May 14.  Musician Matthew Tropman, one of seven artist who will participate in GAAA& More...

Community choir plans three county concerts

The Leelanau Community Choir will present “With a Voice of Singing,” a choral concert, on May 16 and 17 at three county churches.  More...

BATA manager to address club

Eric Lingaur, marketing manager for the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA), will speak at the next Glen Arbor Women’s club meeting Tuesday.  Lingaur will share information about new things with BATA and public transportation in the r More...

‘Villages’ for seniors popping up across U.S.

ShareCare of Leelanau was recognized at the Michigan Coalition of Village’s first Midwest symposium, “Create, Connect and Thrive.”  More...

Salad luncheon set in Northport

Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport will hold its annual Salad Luncheon next Wednesday, May 13.  Tickets for the event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., are $10.  The church is located at 220 Nagonaba St.  All are welcome.   More...

Leelanau historian working on a new project

Mitchell grew close to Civil War soldiers

John Mitchell spent years poring through historical documents to explain the impact of the Civil War upon Leelanau County. More...

Stub loved baseball, cribbage, and helping soldiers coming home

When spittoons were a source of fear

Note from Dick Hansen: While we were accessioning some items into the NAHA museum computer, we found this article about Northport’s old pool hall. It was written by Hal Hubele, who grew up in Northport. More...

St. Mary seniors volunteer at care center

St. Mary Senior Class of 2015 traveled to Nashville, Tenn. for its senior mission trip.  The class of 11 students fit into three vehicles driven by parent chaperones and class advisor Samantha Seaberg.  More...

Schlueters have a boy, Lincoln

Lyle and Abby (Kell) Schlueter of Cheyenne, Wy. More...

‘Promise’ has been kept for 46 graduates

Since its inception, the Northport Promise has funded scholarships for 46 of Northport’s graduates, amounting to almost $190,000.  More...