October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Doctor’s departure leaves hole in county's healthcare landscape

There were no tears from ‘Dr. Dave’ Lemak on the morning of his last day at Leelanau Urgent Care in Suttons Bay on Friday, where he has had a practice since 2009. He was saving that for the end of the day, a moment he was dreading. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Len Beyers

Name: Len Beyers  Town or township of residence: Leland Township  Resident of county since: Sometime in the mid 1980’s.  Age and birthplace: Age 58, born in Detroit.   More...

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A SMALL section of M-204 was reduced to one lane last week while a Leelanau Road Commission crew worked on shoulder grading along the state highway. The project was completed Friday.   More...

Council vote leaves employee in limbo

4 vie to become Empire clerk

The four people who were recently interviewed for the position of Empire Village clerk will have to wait until after the Nov. 8 general election to find out if they got the job. More...

Library offers hands-on health guidance in ‘wellness totes’

The Leland Township Library is offering a new service compliments of the Munson Health Care Community Library.  Resource libraries have done the research and put together useful information in convenient tote bags, called “wellness totes&r More...

Four Maritime Heritage Alliance positions open

The governing board of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA), which is based in Greilickville, has four openings coming up. More...

Kids, inmates aided by book reading program at jail

CDs join parents, children

Connie Eisenhart says there are three people who benefit from the Remain in Touch program that has men and women who are behind bars reading books to their children: the inmate, the child and her.  “I walk out of there every time knowing t More...

Art, craft show in Lake Leelanau

An arts and crafts show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

The historical story behind Wauban, now the Mill Pond Inn

Wauban means looking to the East

There is a beautiful big house on 3rd Street on the hill overlooking the Mill Pond in Northport. It sits on eight village lots and is impressively landscaped. It was built by John C. Carmen in 1895. More...

Walkers step up against local, world hunger

Nineteen groups are signed up to participate in the 26th annual Leelanau CROP Walk Sunday in Omena — and more will be welcomed.  “We’re hoping for 150 participants,” event chair Linda Miller said.  The fundraising go More...

Empire church plans fall festival

The Empire United Methodist Church will host its annual fall festival on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Swiss steak dinner includes meat, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, coleslaw, roll, beverage and dessert will be served. More...

St. Mary plans fiesta for annual school auction

St. Mary School will host a fiesta for its annual auction.  “Fiesta Time” — the theme of the auction — will run from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. More...

Octoberfest dance on Saturday

Chad Przybylski and the Polka Rhythms from Pulaski, Wis., will be in Maple City Saturday for an Octoberfest Dance.  The dance, scheduled from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., will be at the St. Rita/St. More...

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LELAND’S HOMECOMING king and queen, Julie Bardenhagen and Gerardo Vasquez, share a laugh moments after hearing their names announced at halftime of Saturday’s soccer match against visiting Manistee. The Comets won the game, 3-1.   More...

Heritage celebration to include long-ago songs

The Empire Area Heritage Group will hold its 44th annual Heritage Day Celebration Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.  While many of the events at the celebration have been going on for years and are, truly, timeless, something new will occur this year.&n More...

Candidate Forum fills township hall

A standing-room-only crowd of about 70 people filled the Elmwood Township Hall last Thursday evening for one in a series of Candidate Forums sponsored by the Leelanau County League of Women Voters.  More...

Volunteering part of 4-H lesson, Winowiecki says

Granite Winowiecki, an Elmwood Township resident who attends Traverse City West High School, credits his involvement with 4-H in Leelanau County with helping grow his leadership skills and a passion for volunteerism.  More...

Genuine Leelanau plans a fun day for county kids

Genuine Leelanau’s Family Fun Day will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in Maple City.  Kids will enjoy walking through the Haunted Forest, taking a pony ride, jumping in the Bouncy House and getting their faces painted. More...

Books bought today help Pathfinder School

Pathfinder School is partnering once again with Horizon Books in Traverse City for B.E.A.R. (be excited about reading) Day, set for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Oct. More...

Diving doctor goes extra mile

It can never be said that Dr. More...

County Cuisine

An Irish twist of beer adds to a classic recipe

Today's recipe seems like a traditional version of beef chili. However, it contains a very unique ingredient. The liquid base of this chili is Guinness beer! The rich, burnt flavor of the beer marries perfectly with the spicy meat. More...

All invited to fire hall celebration

The Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department will hold an open house and dedication of its renovated Lake Leelanau fire station at 5 p.m. More...

No help for Kasson Township Hall work

A lack of responses to a request for bids to spruce up the Township Hall has Kasson Township officials continuing their search.  Kasson Township has advertised for someone to drywall and paint at the hall, located off Nash Road southwest of Mapl More...

Kasson Bd.: State handling pipeline issue ‘well enough’

An issue that has been lingering for the past several months has been put to bed in Kasson Township.  The Kasson Township Board voted 4-1 Monday night, with Clerk Traci Cruz opposed, to remove the Enbridge Line 5 issue from its agenda.  More...

Schooner arrives in Grand Traverse Bay

A brisk north wind and following seas propelled the historic 65-foot schooner Utopia down West Grand Traverse Bay last week to its new home at Discovery Pier in Greilickville for duty with the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA).  More...

Fall for art over extended weekend

You may not see color on the trees but there will be plenty of art to see this weekend in Leelanau County.  Galleries throughout the county are participating in the Fall for Art event, and fiber art will be featured at the Old Art Building in Le More...

Art sought for recovery exhibit

Art creations are being sought for the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH) presentation of “Art of Recovery: The Human Journey.”  The exhibit will run from Nov. 4 through 14 in Traverse City. More...

Higher Grounds representatives at Glen Lake

Representatives from Higher Grounds Trading Company in Traverse City were lined up as featured speakers at the Glen Lake Woman’s Club meeting held yesterday at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.  More...

Mooney, Coohon to wed at Torch Lake

Heidi B. Mooney and Robert A. Coohon, both of Northport, have announced their engagement.  The couple plans to exchange wedding vows on Sept. 9 at YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha on Torch Lake.  More...

Summer residents receive state history award

M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. More...

Higher Grounds representatives at Glen Lake

Representatives from Higher Grounds Trading Company in Traverse City were lined up as featured speakers at the Glen Lake Woman’s Club meeting held yesterday at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.  More...

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EMILY STANTON Kohler, an infant mental health specialist and family therapist, was the guest speaker at the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club last Thursday. More...

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KELSEY PEASE and Baylor Mikesell were named queen and king at Suttons Bay’s homecoming festivities held Sept. 23. Photo: Ron Kramer (Editor’s note: One recipient was misidentified in the Sept. 29 edition of the Enterprise.)   More...

Old world sauerkraut created in Cedar

Lessons in Janik’s basement

The tradition of making sauerkraut is alive and well in the village of Cedar.  About this time each year Joe and Irene Janik can be found in their basement working on a project that goes back to their childhood in Poland — making ‘kr More...

Wineries pair with American Red Cross

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail has expanded its “Hunt for the Reds of October” into a month-long event and a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.  Formerly a weekend-only event, the hunt is taking place at 23 participating winer More...

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NORTH BAY Celtic provided musical entertainment Sunday at the Fall-Time Social at the Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township. More...

Retirees to hear on health insurance

The Leelanau Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet on Wednesday, Oct. More...

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THE NORTHPORT homecoming king and queen will be crowned Saturday before North Bay’s 2 p.m. soccer match against T-C Christian. More...