November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Noses for news: Lakers shine bright in school spotlight

Glen Lake students lean on GLTV for news, current events

Glen Lake High School students have taken to the airwaves to let the community know what’s happening at their school.  GLTV (Glen Lake Television) produces two, 3 1/2-minute newscasts weekly, available on the school website and YouTube. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kaylin Peyerk

Name: Kaylin Peyerk  Town or township of residence: Centerville Township  Resident since: June 2005  Age and birthplace: 18, Oakland County, Mich.   More...

Hard cider producers finding place in Leelanau wine country

Michigan’s massive 2016 apple crop has made things even sweeter for cider producers on the Leelanau Peninsula.  “We’ve had more than typical in terms of availability,” said Nikki Rothwell, coordinator of the Northwest Mic More...

Proposal to lease campground for $1 draws criticism

Empire twp. and village

A draft lease agreement that requires Empire Township to pay the village rent of $1 a year for the jointly owned Empire Campground was tabled at the Village Council meeting held Nov. 10. More...

Delinquent tax decision put off; $1 million at stake

Hartesvelt: transfer to Land Bank

An agreement among local governments on how and whether to reimburse unpaid property tax bills remains elusive.  Leelanau County commissioners and the county treasurer spent an hour behind closed doors last week teleconferencing in private with More...

Reuniting Montessori, Suttons Bay will be expensive for district

But 70 students may join elementary

Reunification of elementary classes at Suttons Bay Public School with the Leelanau Montessori Public School Charter Academy will be expensive, but just how expensive has yet to be determined. More...

Kasson dancer plays lead role in ‘Aladdin’

A Kasson Township youth is starring in the Dance Center Youth Ensemble’s production of “Aladdin” this weekend in Traverse City.  R. More...

‘Pop-up’ shopping offered at library building in Leland

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is introducing a concept in holiday shopping known as HollyPOP — an immersive pop-up shopping experience.  Workshops will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. More...

50 attend Empire party for Pat Zoyhofski

About 50 people attended a party Saturday for Pat Zoyhofski at the Empire Township Hall.  Zoyhofski is retiring after 44 years as the clerk for the Village of Empire.  “She was just the best boss I ever had,” said Christine M. More...

Business sites ready to receive contributions for Toys for Tots

23,000 toys are needed

Volunteers were fanning out across Leelanau County this week to distribute collection boxes for the annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Dave and Pat Myers of Cedar, along with Brian McClure of Suttons Bay, will be heading up the program this year. More...

GOP women host luncheon

The Republican Women Holiday Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Christmas crafts offer family fun in Cedar

Don’t miss this year’s Make and Take Christmas Party from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Solon Township Hall in Cedar.  Bring the whole family and friends to enjoy a crafty Christmas celebration. More...

Air Force pilot shares Vietnam War stories at Veterans Day ceremony

“I have not wasted a second on thinking about things that history has given me that I can’t change. God bless America.”  More...

Cub reporters keep little Lakers informed

The “Laker Space” in the elementary wing of Glen Lake School is where magic is made and documented by students for all the world to see.  “Little Laker News” is recorded three times a week and is posted on the school webs More...

County Cuisine

Thanksgiving dessert with a heartfelt message

This week's recipe comes with a special message from our neighbors at the Bluebird Restaurant: "Through the years we have heard from so many friends and guests about how they wish we served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. More...

Suttons Bay businesses to give holiday shoppers head start Sunday

S-B to host holiday shopping event Downtown merchants in Suttons Bay will kick off the holiday season in style from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. More...

“Glen Lake” airport runways cleared by farmers on tractors

Reading editions of the Leelanau published 68 years ago, it was clear that the community held high hopes when the state Conservation Department relinquished 160 acres for what was termed the Glen Lake region airport.  However, how Empire Village More...

Cruz officially hired by Empire council

The Empire Village Council has named Traci Cruz as the new village clerk and set her salary at $20,000 per year, payable in monthly installments.  Cruz, who was just re-elected as Kasson Township clerk, will work about 16 hours per week.  C More...

Kasson inks two-year snowfall contract

A two-year contract for snow removal has been approved by the Kasson Township Board.  The board voted 4-0 earlier this month to accept a bid from Lanham Construction to remove snow from township-owned sites for the 2016- 17 and 2017-18 seasons.& More...

Arabian Night offers fun, ‘good message’

Betrayed by his first wife, King Shahryar vows to re-marry and put to death a new wife each day.  It’s a gruesome scheme, one that Scheherezade, the daughter of the king’s adviser, has a plan to prevent.  More...

Wings of Wonder, Scott offer raptor workshop

Wings of Wonder and Ken Scott Photography will offer a workshop for youth entitled “Flip’n’ Raptors” on Saturday, Dec. More...

Donations sought for puzzle, game and DVD sale

The Friends of the Leland Library organization is seeking donations for its annual puzzle, game and movie sale.  The Friends group is seeking puzzles and DVDs in good conditions. They will be accepted at the library any time prior to the Dec. More...

Raff’s Camp was big business based on Mackinaw trout

I cannot think of a more peaceful and pleasant place to live than in Leelanau. We both have been born and raised here in Northport and then left for 40 years with different engineering jobs. More...

Church service hosted by author, reborn soldier

Leelanau Community Church welcomes the Rev. Ingolf Schmidt as a guest speaker at its Wednesday, Nov. More...

Holy Rosary hosts bazaar

Holy Rosary Church will host its annual holiday bazaar this weekend.  Crafts and baked goods will be sold from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

New Suttons Bay librarian welcomed into community

The new director of the Suttons Bay- Bingham District Library, Bradley Chaplin, was formally welcomed to the community by members of the Library Board and others invited to an event Monday morning at the library.  Chaplin, 48, succeeds Ryan Deer More...