November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Marinas make a Splash

Busy summer brings boatload of success to county marinas

Good weather, a good economy and low gas prices combined this past summer to launch what one local harbormaster is calling a banner year.  “Most weekends we were full on our transient slips,” said Peter Moon, harbormaster at the Elmw More...

Lake Michigan temps well above seasonal average

While it’s probably too cold for swimming, Lake Michigan’s temperature is well ahead of previous years.  The average surface temperature of Lake Michigan as of Tuesday was 56 degrees — more than four degrees warmer than a year More...

Service, specials among winter survival tactics at local restaurants

Fall colors have fallen and the fudge has been digested. Busy season is over. Not all Leelanau County restaurant owners have the luxury of a long exhale, however, as many resist the urge to hibernate and keep their doors open through the winter. More...

Taxable values rise again; up 1.8% in 2016 report

Residential properties dominate in county

Out of billions of dollars, only $11,635.  An apportionment report for Leelanau County outlines the resiliency of property values in Leelanau County. More...

S-B planners look at regulating breweries

Because microbreweries are significantly different from wineries, Suttons Bay Township planners last week looked at whether microbreweries should be allowed in the township’s agriculture district. More...

Vigil to remember Monica

Dozens of purple-clad people turned out Saturday in Peshawbestown to remember someone special who was the victim of domestic violence.  Friends and family of Monica Anderson gathered to continue her memory and draw community support to prevent d More...

3-foot Good Harbor church bell could be heard for seven miles

Bell was destroyed in fire

Editor’s note: The article below was adapted from Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931 and North Unity and Bohemian Settlement by Norbert Bufka. More...

Spaghetti dinner to benefit cancer patient

A community “Spaghetti Bolognese” dinner to benefit Koren (Gokey) Egeler has been set for Friday, Nov. 18, at the Empire United Methodist Church.  Egeler was diagnosed in April with lung and cervical cancer. More...

Glen Lake library begins book drive to benefit kids at Christmas

A holiday tradition will continue Saturday as the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library launch its annual holiday book drive for children. More...

Leland library plans computer workshop

A computer workshop scheduled at the Leland Library for next Thursday, Nov. More...

Photo

THIS GROUP of 29 students from Suttons Bay Middle School toured Washington, D.C. last week as part of an enrichment opportunity open to 7th and 8th graders every other year. More...

New Baykeeper feeling right at home

The new Grand Traverse Baykeeper was just a toddler when water levels in Lake Michigan hit their all-time high in 1986.  She said can’t remember much of that.  But she does recall witnessing a very sharp fluctuation in water levels in More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kathie Wing

Name: Kathie Wing  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Township  Resident of county since: 1999  Age and birthplace: Age 68; born in Detroit, Michigan.   More...

County Cuisine

Tucker’s offers shrimp cocktail with Gazpacho; new to menu

This week's recipe highlights a popular appetizer that's a new addition to the menu at Tucker's of Northport. It features poached shrimp paired with spicy gazpacho that serves as an inventive cocktail sauce. More...

November shopping events coming to Leland

A pair of shopping extravaganzas is fast approaching in Leland.  The annual Leland PJ Party & Holiday Sale will take place Friday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special early bird discounts will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m.  More...

No taxes paid on properties whose worth is estimated at $1.2 billion

Director says some may be taxable

In preparing the county’s annual Apportionment Report this year, county Equalization Director Laurie Spencer said she took a little extra time to include detailed data on properties that are classified as “tax exempt.”   Her re More...

Northport Village looks at buying ‘doggy’ fountain; cost is $4,224

A doggy drinking fountain may soon be coming to the Northport Marina.  The fountain will include a drinking spout for humans, as well as a water bottle filling station.  Bonnie Shiner, a member of the Environmental Action Council (EAC), gav More...

Brick sale to help Indian cemetery

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown will be completing the walkway to the St. More...

County church begins ‘shoebox’ project

Leelanau Community Church will once again serve as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child, which sends a shoebox full of toys and other items to children around the world.  More...

Gauthier, Straughen set date for wedding

Rachel Gauthier and Donald Straughen, both of Elmwood Township, have announced their engagement.  The bride-elect is the son of Richard and Wendy Gauthier of Elmwood Township. More...

NEWEST MEMBERS OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NINE NEW members were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) Nov. 1 at Suttons Bay School. The candlelighting ceremony was led by chapter president Kelsey Pease. Guest speaker was retired music teacher Margaret Lott. More...

Lions buy computer for Northport student

A Northport School senior will have a little help when she goes to college next fall thanks to the Northport Lions Club.  Sarah Sleder was presented an iPad with case and keyboard by the Lions during their October potluck meeting.  More...