September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Fire stations acquire Sept. 11 relics; no ceremony planned in Glen Arbor for first time since twin towers fell

Every year since Sept. More...

County Cuisine

You can’t go wrong with cheese and potatoes

Today's recipe for cheesy and garlicky potatoes features brie as it's defining ingredient. Brie is a delectable cheese made from whole cow's milk. More...

Rieth-Riley buys Kasson gravel firm

Kasson Sand and Gravel of Maple City, a Noonan family business since 1982, is under new ownership. Rieth-Riley Construction, an employee owned and Indiana-based firm, officially acquired Kasson Sand and Gravel on July 1. More...

No takers on wall; wine license OK’d

Village administrative coordinator Barb Von Voigtlander and Clerk Joni Scott recently floated an idea to add artistic flair to a boring, gray concrete wall on the west end of the G. More...

New ordinance aimed at junk in Northport

Several homes in Northport Village have junk setting around and village officials are hoping a new ordinance will help clean things up.  The new “junk ordinance” will replace an old “nuisance ordinance” that has been in p More...

G-L board to review fire/EMS budget

A $1.89 million budget for fire and emergency services will be reviewed at a special meeting of the Glen Arbor Township Board next week.  Board members will meet at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. More...

Hundreds (not thousands) walk bridges on Labor Day

Mad hatters in Northport

Suttons Bay resident Sarah Schultz and her two dogs, 16-year-old Hobie and 8-year-old Bentley, participated in the 3rd annual Lake Leelanau Bridge Walk at 9 a.m., the inaugural Wacky Hat Walk across the bridge in Northport at 11 a.m. More...

Woods gets nod for prestigious dance piece

A 2010 Suttons Bay graduate received a top national award for her work as a choreographer.  Veronica Woods won the New York City Dance Alliance National Choreographer Award in July.  The award is presented at the National Season Finale of t More...

In Leland, books by the bag

The Friends of the Leland Public Library will hold its annual used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Hollenbeck recipient of Dems Labor Day award

The weather was perfect and turnout was excellent for the Leelanau Democratic Party’s annual Labor Day picnic Monday at Peterson Park in Leelanau Township.  Cynthia Hollenbeck was named the recipient of the annual Leelanau Democratic Party More...

St. Mary women to host retreat

The women of St. Mary parish will host a retreat on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the theme of “His Mercy Endures Forever.”  Teresa Tomeo, syndicated talk show host and author, will be the featured speaker at the women’s retreat. More...

Northport’s mysterious brick building not used for cherries

It’s now a storage building

Recently I overheard someone saying that the old brick building on Third and Rose streets that has been vacant for many years “used to be the cherry factory.”  We immediately knew we need to tell everyone the history of that building More...

High school sweethearts wed 50 years

Al and MaryBeth (Miller) Rollings have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  High school sweethearts, they were married at St. Mel’s Catholic Church in Dearborn Heights on Aug. 27, 1966. More...

Soccer Sale

DANIEL HAAPALA, 15, and Carlie Plamondon, 10, baked up cookies and Rice Krispies treats to sell in front NJ’s Market in Lake Leelanau to raise money for their soccer teams. More...

Township, firefighters OK 3-year pact for G-L Fire Department

A three-year contract has been ratified by the Glen Arbor Township and Glen Lake Fire Fighters (International Association of Fire Fighters) 5086.  It is the first contract inked by the township and the union which voted to organize in January.&n More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jean C. Kennell

Name: Jean C. Kennell.  Town or township of residence: Bingham.  Resident since: 2012.  Age and birthplace: 55. I was born in Pontiac.  Occupation: Retired.  More...

Farmers market season wraps up in Empire, Glen Arbor, Northport

S-B open eight more Saturdays

“You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”  To the dismay of Leelanau’s loyal farmers market enthusiasts, the line from Semisonic’s 1998 hit “Closing Time” will be applicable this week.& More...

Leland Report releases book of photos

Business folks to gather, network   Want to network? The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Business After Hours” event at 7 p.m. today at Black Star Farms. More...

With millage, S-B library extends hours

Starting Monday, the Suttons Bay- Bingham District Library will be open Mondays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every week. To kick off the new schedule, a special event with coffee and doughnuts will be held at the library at 10 a.m. Monday. More...

LAST STEPS

YOU KNOW a construction project is just about completed when Mike Greilick shows up to stripe the parking lot and paint handicap signs. More...

Plans underway by community member for S-B ‘nature room’

A Suttons Bay retiree has big plans for a nature room at Suttons Bay Public School and is seeking help. Jan Ostrowski, a consummate community volunteer, is assembling a “nature room” in the elementary area of the school. More...

Calling all Empire airmen

A call is out to former airmen stationed at the Empire Air Force Station to join in a reunion next Wednesday through Friday, Sept. More...

Call out to boys to shoot rockets

Anyone interested in learning more about Leelanau County’s own Cub Scout Pack 131 is invited to join the boys in shooting off rockets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. More...

Retired teachers meet in Leland

The Leelanau Chapter of the Michigan Asociation of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Bluebird in Leland.  The program will feature April Missias, director of Leelanau County Senior Services. More...

Putnam wins church raffle; deciding between car or cash

Diane Putman of Suttons Bay was the grand prize winner of this year’s St. Mary Car Raffle.  Her ticket, one of 2,000 sold this summer, was picked by the Rev. Michael Janowski after 11 a.m. More...

Dargas celebrate 50th

Former Leelanau County residents Daniel and Mary Jo (LaBonte) Darga of Farwell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The Dargas were married on July 30, 1966, at St. Mary of Lake Leelanau. The Rev. More...

Wallins to observe golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wallin will observe their golden wedding anniversary Saturday as guests of honor at a private dinner in Las Vegas.  Allen Wallin, who graduated from St. More...

Plamondons observe 50th anniversary

John and Janis Plamondon of Lake Leelanau celebrated 50 years of marriage with a family dinner.  The Plamondons met in San Francisco where John was serving in the Marine Corp. and based on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. More...