September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Meet Northport’s Cupcake Lady

Volunteer dessert distributor sweetens Music in the Park one cupcake at a time

Earlene Barry says she’s not much of a baker. But don’t tell that to the people attending Music in the Park in Northport. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Marilyn Zimmerman

Name: Marilyn Zimmerman  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township.  Resident of county since: January of 2002. The scenery and the beauty brought us. We retired up here.  More...

Cheers! Record hops harvest likely in Leelanau County

Michigan ranks 4th in country

The hops harvest is in full swing across the county and, to the surprise of few, another record year is expected. More...

35 students signed up for virtual classes

S-B spends $12,000 in advertising

Some 35 students have enrolled so far in the Suttons Bay Public School’s virtual instruction program, according to a report given this week to Board of Education members.  Bracey Bechtel, virtual director, reported Monday night that she ex More...

G-L meets behind doors for lawsuit

Members of the Glen Lake Board of Education are being deposed as part of a lawsuit filed against the district by its former superintendent. More...

Food trucks still limited at Bingham wineries

Food trucks will not be allowed to operate at wineries in Bingham Township on a routine basis, the township Planning Commission decided last week. More...

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VOLUNTEERS FROM Creative Designscapes Inc. and Traverse Area Association of Realtors joined together last week for United Ways Day of Caring to help landscape Herman Park’s new entrance sign.   More...

Hubbell returned to governing board of county prosecutors

County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. More...

Northport to host final concert for acclaimed brass quintet, Millennium

A brass band that has toured across the country will offer its farewell concert Saturday in Northport. More...

Artist-in-residence to host Lakeshore workshop

Phillip Sterling, a Michigan author working and living in Lowell, is being welcomed as artist-in-residence for September at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

Paige picks up where she left off in beautifying Suttons Bay campus

A 2012 Suttons Bay graduate was back on campus this week doing her part for the national Day of Caring.  Julia Paige got her hands dirty Monday cleaning out garden beds at the school that had seen better days.  More...

Learn, perfect those dance moves

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is offering a social dance program this fall at the Old Art Building in Leland.  Mykl Werth from NMC will offer classes Tuesday nights, beginning next week and running through Oct. More...

Brodhagens celebrate 50 years

Kathy and Tom Brodhagen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary much like they did their honeymoon — enjoying Beaver Island.  Kathy Morris and Tom Brodhagen, both Traverse City Senior High School graduates, met while taking classes at No More...

Workshop on how to go ‘cable free’

“Cutting the cord” will be the theme for the next computer workshop, set for 1:30 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. More...

Dental classes start for Suttons Bay graduate

Nicolette Bassett, a 2011 graduate of Suttons Bay High School, began dental school this month at the University of Detroit-Mercy.  More...

Christian faith initiation group plans first meeting

People interested in learning more about the Christian faith are invited to attend the first meeting of the season of a Rite of Christian Initiation.  The gathering will begin at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. More...

Tomatoes big, tasty

Shirley Dunklow has a vegetable stand in front of her Lake Leelanau home.  This year she also has a vegetable bench, a couple of vegetable baskets and several vegetable chairs to handle all of the tomatoes she has grown.  “It’s More...

County Cuisine

As fall approaches, a hot and hearty meal

As is the case with many comfort foods, Shepherd's pie was developed out of necessity by the working class. Originally, the purpose of the dish was to supplement leftover meat with potatoes, which were affordable and abundant in the UK at the time. More...

S-B cafe hosts After Hours; G-A to present Pumpkin Fest

Chef heads to Hell’s Kitchen

Big turnout at Black Star Farms   About 60 people attended the Business After Hours event hosted last Thursday by Black Star Farms.  More...

Digital sign bought by S-B school

Cost about $25,000

A digital lighted sign will soon be erected at Suttons Bay Public School.  The Board of Education voted 6-0, with trustee Roger Merriman excused, to approve the purchase of an exterior digital sign at a cost of $20,611.  Purchase of the sig More...

Montesorri goes with BATA, Chemical Bank to advertise at football field

Expenses for utilities, transportation and garbage removal paid by Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy to Suttons Bay School were reviewed this week for the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Superintendent Chris Nelson said when the board met Mon More...

Glen Lake hires three coaches

A slate of personnel hires were approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education, according to a phone report provided by superintendent Sander Scott.  The board voted Monday night to appoint three new coaches. More...

S-B planners ‘careful’ with rezoning request

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission last week continued its public hearing on a special use permit requested by owners and operators of Starry Night Barn and Studios located on Jacobsen Road in the northern portion of the township.  More...

Address ordinance, approved in 2015, being published this week

A long public notice appearing in this week’s edition of the Leelanau Enterprise on pages 12 and 13 should have been published about a year ago, according to Leelanau County Clerk Michelle Crocker.  More...

Kasson Twp. reaches out for bids for Township Hall project

An architect has been hired to draw up plans for barrier-free bathrooms has been hired in Kasson Township.  But no one has has responded for a call seeking bids on other interior work at the Township Hall.  More...

Cast picked for ‘Radio Days’ playlets

The cast for a production entitled “Radio Days” has been announced by the Glen Arbor Artists Association.  The production is comprised of two playlets, with the first being a comedy and the second a mystery.  A broadcast from th More...

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MIKE SULLIVAN of the musical group Song of the Lakes leads visitors in song at a memorial event Saturday for the late Tom Kelly, founder and former executive director of the Inland Seas Education Association.   More...

Spaulding named Ann Hall award recipient

Holly Wren Spaulding has been selected as the Ann Hall artist-in-residence at the Leelanau Community Cultural Center. Her appointment marks the 11-year anniversary of the summer program at the Old Art Building. More...

Of snappers, wood-burning stoves and running to top of SugarLoaf

What fun! Boys lit fire on a raft

Article adapted from the book, “Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1840-1931” written by Mr. Bufka. More...

Spitzer, Helwig are married

Robert Spitzer of Mackinac Island and Loretta Helwig of Lake Leelanau were married on Sunday, July 31, in a ceremony at Stonecliffe on the island. Officiating was Rabbi Dan Danson of Congregation Mt. Sinai in Wausau, Wis.  More...

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LEELANAU MONTESSORI Charter Academy began the new school year last week with its annual ice cream social. More...

Blessings program aided by ‘Rally’

100 folks fundraise for backpacks

About 100 people turned out Saturday for the fourth annual Rotary Rally for Blessings in a Backpack.  The event, organized by the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club, featured a meal catered by the VI Grill and live and silent auctions all i More...