September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Inland Seas Education Association to welcome 65-foot schooner in Greilickville today

Leelanau County was expected to become the new home of yet another tall ship today. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jesus Calderon

Name: Jesus Calderon  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: As long as I can remember.  Age and birthplace: I was born in 1998 in Mexico, in Guanajuato.  More...

Guest worker program ‘worth it’ to apple, grape growers in county

To apple farmers Steve and Kathy Kalchik, “help” hasn’t been the same since 2012.  That’s why the Kalchiks recruited four migrant laborers through a federal H-2A guest worker program.  More...

Fiber Festival returns to Old Art Building

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is sponsoring the 16th annual Fiber Festival, which will be held Oct. More...

UnCaged festival-goers cut loose

The 4th annual Leelanau UnCaged street festival, which celebrates the artist in us all, was apparently a huge success.  Estimates are that about 6,000 showed up to the festival held on the streets of Northport under sunny skies and no rain, said More...

35 years at the cottage featured in Dixie Swim

The Northport Community Arts Center will present “The Dixie Swim Club” on two weekends next month.  The story follows five Southern women who became fast friends on their college swim team. More...

Early report: Suttons Bay has excellent soil, cedars for fences

Platted to fund university

The following story is republished from the book, “Suttons Bay Sesquicentennial Celebration,” that was printed in 2004. The community traces its roots to a lumber camp established by Harry C. Sutton. More...

Durkins, who met in art school, celebrate

A private celebration has been held for Kenneth and Marcia Ray Durkin of Empire in honor of their 50 years of marriage.  Kenneth Durkin and Marcia Ray Hoffbauer were wed on Sept. More...

Pastor offers invocation for session of state Senate

Pastor Joshua LaFeve was given two minutes to provide a message for Christianity, and he wasn’t going to leave any seconds on the table.  More...

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LELAND’S HOMECOMING king and queen will be crowned during halftime of the Comets’ 1 p.m. soccer match Saturday at Hancock Field. More...

More salmon in rivers, Wisconsin as hope for rebound continues

It’s indicative of how far the salmon fishery of Leelanau County has fallen that positive discussions have settled upon the fact that it hasn’t completely collapsed. More...

Are mayflies early or late?

Lake Leelanau hatched some big mayflies prematurely earlier this month, likely the result of an early start to summer and warm weather, especially in evenings, that extended until last week.  The mayflies, known in scientific terms as Hexagenia More...

County Cuisine

Smooth, creamy soup with fall ingredients

Today's recipe from Martha's Leelanau Table is the perfect remedy for chilly fall days. Hot, creamy soup with seasonal ingredients will spread warmth from your fingers to your toes. The earthy vegetable base is comforting and filling. More...

Wasps getting into grapes

Cool weather and rain haven’t put a damper on the ongoing grape harvest, but to some extent a pest problem has.  Nikki Rothwell, Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center coordinator, said wasp and bee numbers in vineyards are &ldquo More...

M-22 may get streetlights in Bingham

Plus more time for Enbridge

Bingham Township may seek to add streetlights to certain intersections along state highway M-22 (S. More...

Hill Climb brings 600 viewers to Empire

Not many people enjoy their work more than Ryan Thompson of Maple City.  More...

Bands, drinks featured at Hops Fest

Four bands and beer from nine Michigan companies will be featured Saturday at the third annual Empire Hops Fest. More...

Practice starts for county choir

The Leelanau Community Choir, under the direction of Jonah Powell, begins fall rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Suttons Bay Congregational Church.  Rehearsals will be held from 7-9 p.m. More...

Bingham Township once bigger, included Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay Township was once a part of Bingham Township. According to the January 15, 1885, edition of the Leelanau Enterprise, “The following was detached from the Bingham Township and erected into a township to be called Suttons Bay. More...

Plamondons celebrate golden anniversary

Wayne L. and Mary Jo Plamondon of Lake Leelanau enjoyed a family celebration and dinner to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  Wayne Plamondon and Mary Jo Sedlacek were married on Sept. 24, 1966, at St. More...

St. Mary juniors view 3 productions at Stratford

Juniors at Lake Leelanau St. Mary traveled to Stratford, Ont., to attend three drama and musical theater productions.  More...

Plans being drawn to build cremains walls at Beechwood

The Leland Township Board has approved the building of two cremains walls at township-owned Beechwood Cemetery.  The measure was approved unanimously at a two-hour special meeting held last Thursday, Sept. More...