August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

FOOD to the RESCUE

Many hands help G-A pull past storm

Mack trucks and orange vests flooded Glen Arbor last week as relief crews continued efforts to restore normalcy in wake of the Storm of 2015.  More...

Organizations pitch in to clean up Glen Lake area

John Soderholm, Glen Arbor Township supervisor, mentioned a number of organizations involved in the relief effort. Some are listed below:  • Glen Arbor restaurants Art’s Tavern, Blu and Dune Dogs supplied food at the town hall. More...

Field to plate: Turning Shimek’s corn into a delicious salsa

County Cuisine

Fresh corn from Shimek’s farm is coming in by the truckload to Anderson’s, and here’s an easy new way to prepare it for summer entertaining! More...

Leelanau Business Briefs

Two-day sale slated in Leland Downtown and Fishtown merchants are slashing prices this week during the Leland Sidewalk Sales event. The event takes place today and Friday at participating businesses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Full day slated at Hort Center open house

The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center (NWMHRC) is hosting its annual open house on Aug. 27 in Bingham Township from 1 to 6 p.m.  Included in the list of offerings are dinner, a wine tasting and an equipment show. More...

Barn – ished

THE OLD Sugar Barn at Sugar Loaf Resort finally came down Monday. Demolition contractors removed a number of snow making machines from the barn before tearing down the 36,000 square-foot structure. It collapsed in March 2014 under record heavy snow. More...

S-B cancels meeting; needs to discuss events on Ag land

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission meeting slated for Aug. More...

Leelanau’s Smith again wins Duck Stamp contest

A wildlife artist from Bingham Township keeps adding to his awards.  Paintings by Chris Smith won the Michigan State Duck Stamp contest — a hat trick, as his work also won in 2005 and 2014 — and placed second in the Michigan Ducks Un More...

L-L ‘Street Fair’ attracts talent

A project spearheaded by a groundswell of local business owners, retirees and village residents is coming to fruition this weekend at the Lake Leelanau Street Fair.  More...

Concert donations go toward storm

Nearly 200 people were on hand at The Homestead in Glen Arbor on Thursday night to see Blackthorn, an Irish band from Berkley, Mich.  The concert was nearly canceled as a result of the Storm of 2015 and the significant clean up that followed.&nb More...

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OUR APOLOGIES to readers for not having something in last week about the Northport Lions Club annual fly-in, drive-in breakfast at Woolsey Airport. More...

Omena News:

Big turnout for Frieda’s 90th party

It’s family reunion time in Omena. All but one of Frieda Putnam’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (20 in all) came to Omena to celebrate her 90th birthday. More...

Dr. Fralick a ‘man in a million’

Editor’s note: The following story and pictures were used with permission from the book “Some Other Day (Remembering Empire),” a collection compiled by the Empire Area Heritage Group.  George W. Fralick, M.D.   More...

Novaks celebrate 60 years together

Adolph and Arlene Novak of Cedar are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.  The Novaks were married at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore on Aug. 13, 1955.  More...

Big family, big reunion

The families of Harry and Lucille (Plamondon) Gleason, now both deceased, met for a three-day reunion that included bingo, a silent auction and 50-50 drawing to cover expenses, canoe trip down the Platte River and three family dinners. More...

Jesuit history coming to Omena

A historical program on early Jesuits in the northern Great Lakes region will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at Villa Marquette in Omena.  Brother Jim Boynton, a Jesuit, will be the featured speaker for the program. More...

Antique appraiser coming to Friendship Center in Suttons Bay

The Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay will hold its annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27.  Two appraisers will be on hand throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Inmates pitch in and clear roads

Chainsaws were barred

Several Leelanau County Jail inmates spent three days getting dirty while helping to clean up tree debris following the Storm of 2015 that blew into Leelanau County.   More...

Having a conversation with Neale Hubschneider

Name: Neale Hubschneider.  Town or township of residence: Traverse City.  Resident since: Two years ago.  Age and birthplace: 58. Traverse City.  Occupation: Retired.  More...

Suttons Bay piano pro offers repair services fit for a president

What makes your business special? I’m trained. I’ve been to piano technology school and graduated early. More...

Mother Nature pits growers against tree mortality, leaf spot

It’s decision time for Leelanau County cherry growers who suffered tree loss in the Aug. 2 storm — replant their lost trees or cut their losses. More...

After hiatus, DDA still looking at plan for projects

Costs vary up to $2 million

After a two-month hiatus, the Village of Suttons Bay’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) met last week to discuss a preliminary draft plan for projects and review results of a survey sent out earlier this year to all property and business ow More...

Bingham asked to consider a junk ordinance

Concerns about items that neighbors perceive as junk on a Fort Road property in Bingham Township have prompted the township Planning Commission to seek guidance from the Township Board.  More...

Board OK’s berm work; storm damage little on twp. property

The Bingham Township Board held a special meeting last Thursday morning and agreed to pay a contractor $3,360 to begin work landscaping a berm on the Township Hall property.  At its regular monthly meeting in July, the board voted 5-0 to pay S&a More...

Conservancy ‘Picnic’ held near Empire raises nearly $85,000

Like the view from the bluff at Clay Cliffs Natural Area? Thank the Al and Dave team.  No, Al Swiderski and Dave Coyne didn’t create the panoramic view. More...

Everyone loves a (dog) parade

Northport was awash in tie-dye, peace and love Saturday for the 16th annual Dog Parade, the theme of which was “Woofstock.”  Some 120 dogs registered for the event, up 10 from last year, and parade watchers were estimated at 1,000.&n More...

Films by young people shown at Leland festival

The third annual Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival will take place Saturday at the Old Art Building in Leland.  The festival, scheduled between 6 and 10 p.m., was created to showcase the extraordinary talent of Michigan’s budding young fi More...

CSN&Y concert; spoke for generation

There are few things that say more than good music. More...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS IN LEELANAU COUNTY

Thursday, August 13  — 7 p.m., Music on the Mountain: Kellerville, The Homestead, Glen Arbor  Friday, August 14  — 5 p.m., Ellie Golden Retrospective Exhibit, Old Art Building, Leland (through Sunday)  More...

Glen Lake News:

Community kudos; Smokey, sorry about your woods

No article last week, no power, the carrier pigeon kept getting lost in the forest, and I didn’t want to start a fire for a smoke signal.  It probably sounds crazy, but we are very lucky to live in the area we live in. More...

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THIS IS FOR REAL a blue frog, created by a lack of yellow pigmentation to make its color green. Holding the frog is its finder, Karl Krusel.   More...

Coffee Gang

BOBBIE (DAME) Ditzler sent us this photo of the 10 o’clock “coffee gang,” which generations ago met at Crakers Boat yard on North Shore Drive in Northport. More...

Byrnes of Glen Arbor celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Byrne are celebrating 50 years of marriage.  Terrence Byrne and the former Nadine Skinner were married on Aug. 21, 1965, in Fairborn, Ohio, at Mary, Help of Christians Church. Rev. More...

Dunes author to sign at Lakeshore

A book signing with Dennis A. Albert, author of “Borne of the Wind, Michigan Sand Dunes,” will be held Friday at the visitor center at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The signing will run from 10:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m.  More...