November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Good Samaritans keep expanding; now furniture

Samaritan’s Closet provides helping hand to community

Samaritan’s Closet is bursting at the seams.  While that’s a good thing for the non-profit thrift shop, it’s making for some crowded Christmas shopping at the Lake Leelanau store. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Karmen Two Crow

Name: Karmen Two Crow  Town or township of residence: I live right at the entrance to the village of Northport.  Resident of county since: I moved here in 1981. I had a sister living in Northport, and I moved from Chicago.   More...

Local shops plan for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday sales spike

Michele Dansereau won’t mind if Mother Nature sends down a little light snow on Small Business Saturday.  Dansereau, owner of Brain Storm in Suttons Bay, said snow seems to put people in the holiday shopping spirit.  “If it&rsqu More...

Commissioners OK fund raising for ‘Nico;’ buy truck for animal control

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office presented the county Board of Commissioners with a long list of requests at its regular monthly meeting last week, all of which the board approved. More...

Faces change in Centerville

The changing of the guard on the Centerville Township Board will be reflected in different assignments at least through the beginning of the new calendar. More...

‘Outsiders’ coming to Northport

The male lead in the Northport High School drama class’ play, “The Outsiders,” will be played by a young woman.  Sarah Reynolds, a junior, plays Ponyboy, the 14-year-old boy who is the youngest member of the greasers, a gang of More...

‘Minimal theater’ pushed to limit in ‘The Bishop’s Wife’ play

A bishop struggles at Christmastime to build a cathedral. More...

Show and sale benefits Northport arts community

Northport Arts Association (NAA) will hold a Thanksgiving Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Selling 400 sandwiches a year at the Johnson family store

Editor’s note: The following story is being republished from the book “Some Other Day (Remembering Empire),” published by the Empire Area Heritage Group. More...

‘Alternative’ Christmas shopping offered in Empire

The Empire United Methodist Church will host an alternative Christmas gift shopping experience on Saturday, Dec. 3.  Representatives from local and national charities will be at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

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JEANIE WILLIAMS, lead scientist and education coordinator for the Inland Seas Education Association, spoke on the impact of microplastics on the Great Lakes at the weekly meeting of the Suttons Bay- Leelanau County Rotary Club.   More...

Advent-urous book explores God, animals

A Suttons Bay pastor has written a book about animals that can help prepare young — and young at heart — readers spiritually for Christmas. The Rev. More...

County Cuisine

A drink custom-made for deer camp has to include bourbon

This week's recipe features a mixed drink from Northern Latitudes Distillery that they call "North Buck," and it's tailor made for deer hunting season. More...

When to shop this weekend

Glen Arbor sales will kick off with the PJ Party shopping event from 5 to 8 a.m. Friday. More...

Leelanau Cheeses win two international awards

Leelanau Cheese of Suttons Bay received top honors last week in the 2016 World Cheese Awards. The Leelanau Raclette was one of 66 cheeses to capture “Super Gold” plaudits while the Leelanau Aged Raclette brought home Bronze. More...

Changes for proposed S-B rental regs

Following a public hearing on a proposed new “Short Term Rental Ordinance,” Suttons Bay Township officials will “head back to the drawing board” to make changes, according to township Supervisor Rich Bahle. More...

Storm brings downed trees, accidents

Winter’s first blast over the weekend kept emergency workers busy, including the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies policed several accidents due to slippery roads and several trees that came down with the high winds, blocki More...

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SUTTONS BAY High School presented ‘A Thousand Nights and a Night’ Friday and Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Emma Grant as Dunyazad, Jayce Konopka as King Shahryar and Madelyn Kohler as Queen Scheherazade.   More...

Many local authors to sign books at Leland Library event

Leland Township Library will host the “Northern Michigan Author & Book Expo” Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

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A BIRTHDAY BASH is being planned for Leonard Thoreson, a lifelong resident of Port Oneida and Glen Arbor. Thoreson will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday. His family is planning a dessert reception Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at St. More...

Spencers welcome Brittany to family

Brittany Kay Spencer of Bingham Township and Ryan Gettel of Grand Blanc announce the birth of their son, Leo Ryan.  Leo Ryan Gettel was born Nov. 1 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz. More...

Peace posters earn cash, certificates from Lions

Winners of the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club’s annual Peace Poster contest were announced last week.  Middle school students from Lake Leelanau St. More...