September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Northport students build hoop house

Using power tools to build raised planting beds was just one of the hoop house lessons the project hopes to deliver to students of all ages at Northport Public School. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Scot Laing

Name: Scot Laing.  Town or township of residence: Cleveland Township.  Resident of county since: 1999. I designed and built my dream log home after living on Old Mission Peninsula for eight years.  More...

One-fee charge will help real estate closings go through

Register warns about title scams

New laws that go into effect next month will impact recording fees at the county Register of Deeds office. More...

Solon property owners will see new fire levy on taxes

Millage rates were finalized earlier this month by the Solon Township Board. Trustees voted on Sept. 8 to approve an operational millage form listing millage levies that will appear on Dec. 1 tax bills. More...

Leland enrollment pushes to new mark; 484 attend classes

Some 484 students are in classrooms at Leland Public School — the highest enrollment ever recorded at the school.  Principal Charlie Gann told members of the Board of Education Monday that the total, plus 50 fulltime equivalent students re More...

Northport buys new text books for Spanish, science

The Northport Public School Board of Education met last week for less than an hour at its regular meeting.  In addition to paying the bills, the board approved the purchase of new Spanish II and life science textbooks for high school students.&n More...

Elmwood may hike slip fees

Slip fees could increase $200 to $300 per slip at the Elmwood Township Marina next year if the Township Board takes the recommendations of a firm it hired to conduct a “marina market study.”  More...

Library director to retire in 2017

After 28 years at the helm of the Leelanau Township Library, Director Deb Stannard has announced that she plans to retire in the coming year. She hasn’t set a date yet, but said it will probably be sometime next summer. More...

Farm needs roof, so ‘fall social’ set at Dobson place

A pig roast lunch and pie auction is planned for Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township. More...

Climb up Wilco Hill made for sports cars, spectators

A northwest Michigan classic, the Empire Hill Climb, will bring together vintage, rally and all types of sports cars Saturday to make their way up Wilco Road in competitive, timed races.  The event is free, with action starting at 10 a.m. More...

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LIN ALESSIO of Interlochen spoke to the Zonta Club of Leelanau this month about her efforts to mentor a group of Cambodian women who started a seamstress cooperative in their rural community. More...

Whittakers celebrating 50 years

Stuart and Velvet (Walton) Whittaker plan to observe their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family celebration.  The Whittakers were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City on Sept. 24, 1966.  More...

Mooney, Cohoon wed at Torch Lake

Heidi B. Mooney and Robert A. Coohon, both of Northport, exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 9 at YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha on Torch Lake.  The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Marvin Wittig of Northport and Jed Mooney. More...

Forced migration discussed at peace series

A Central Michigan University professor will speak about violence and immigration as part of a lecture series hosted by Trinity Church in Northport.  Prakash Adhikari, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Admi More...

Libraries to step up programs

Three county library boards are working to put into action plans voters supported in the Aug. 2 election. More...

County Cuisine

Brussels Sprouts spruced up with apple and bacon

This week's recipe from Art's Tavern is a sneak preview of something special they've been working on for the Hops Fest that will be held on October 1 in Empire. More...

Mailman says don’t vote for me; ‘It’s not even legal’

Leland Township resident Clay Couturier’s name will be on the ballot in November as a candidate for a Township Board seat.  But Couturier, 34, has withdrawn from the election.  Couturier, who was running without party affiliation, rec More...

Bill Schuette on M-22 signs, Flint water crisis, and gaming funds

State AG visits Leelanau

While state Attorney General Bill Schuette was in the area Friday, he stopped in the Enterprise office to be interviewed. More...

Leland tested for ‘international’ program

Seniors ‘nail’ SAT tests

Three years of work by students, teachers, staff and administrators will be put to the test at Leland Public School next week when officials from the International Baccalureate (IB) organization make two visits. More...

S-B moves closer to regulating estimated 104 short-term rentals

A new “short term rental” ordinance for Suttons Bay Township is ready for an attorney’s review following months of work by a township committee.  More...

Living quarters help response time in Cedar

Response times to emergency calls have been improved for the Cedar Area Fire Department (CAFD).  Fire Chief Dan Petroskey told members of the CAFD board last Thursday that a temporary housing unit installed near the fire hall in July has cut res More...

Stannard to work in Ann Arbor

Dr. Jasmine Stannard, a 1999 graduate of Northport Public School, will complete her formal education at the end of this month and begin working for Integrated Health Associates in Ann Arbor.  More...

Even bigger crowd expected at Northport’s ‘street festival’

Tribe will bless the bay

The 4th annual Leelanau Uncaged event taking place in Northport on Saturday promises to be even bigger and better this year. Billed as a “street festival,” activities get started at noon and continue until 10 p.m. More...

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ST. MARY School and parish had a unique opportunity to celebrate Mass in the chapel at Villa Marquette south of Omena. The Rev. Michael Janowski celebrated the Mass held in the chapel built by two Jesuit priests in 1940. More...

Empire known as a lumber town; here’s how it started

Wilces built lumber empire

Empire’s roots are as a logging town, as shown by this story reprinted with permission from "Some Other Day (Remembering Empire)," a collection of historical stories published by the Empire Area Heritage Group. More...

Moskaliks married 50 years ago

Jim and Judy Moskalik on Aug. 13 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The Moskaliks were married as students at Kanley Chapel on the campus of Western Michigan University.  More...

County musicians to perform as Benzie Symphony completes season

The Benzie Symphony Orchestra will present its last concert of the season Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. More...

Seniors invited to tour of housing facilities

Leelanau County Senior Services and the Alliance for Senior Housing will host the annual Parade of Senior Homes bus tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21.  More...

S-B excited over Homecoming soccer game, parade, more activities

A week-long series of Homecoming festivities will come to a head at Suttons Bay Friday night with the crowning of a new king and queen.  Homecoming has traditionally been centered around football, but this year the event will be a little differe More...