December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Local theatre student earns national distinction, continues to shine on stage

A Leland Comet is being recognized as a bright and rising star in musical theater. Luke Klein, a junior at Leland Public School, has been named a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation finalist in his craft. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Denise Dunn

Name: Denise Dunn  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township  Resident of county since: I’ve lived here 37 years. My ex-husband changed jobs from downstate. We moved up here in 1979.   More...

Cherry Republic heads to Holland

Company exploring overseas

The tradition of gathering birch bark, pine cones and sprigs of cedar for holiday gift boxes has become a bit more challenging for The Cherry Republic.  So much so that the Glen Arborbased cherry distributor is bartering for birch bark and pine More...

New director sought for Lil’ Norsemen

The search is on to fill a vacant director’s seat for the Lil’ Norsemen preschool program at Suttons Bay Public School. More...

Robotics coaches hired by G-L

Extra-duty appointments were made and overnight trips for students approved last month by the Glen Lake Board of Education. The board voted unanimously on Nov. More...

Christmas offered at Leelanau lighthouse

It will be “Christmas at the Lighthouse” Sunday at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum.  A fun-filled afternoon is planned from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Lions Club offers local Christmas trees

The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club is selling fresh-cut Christmas trees for a $10 donation.  You can cut your own tree or have a Lion assist you, although Lions will be there to assist in cutting from noon until 4 p.m. More...

Fill up on home-made Christmas cookies in S-B

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Friendship Center will host its fifth annual Cookie Extravaganza Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.  All are invited to choose from dozens of cookies and other holiday treats which will be sold for $7 per pound.  The center More...

Contracts renewed to provide senior care

Leelanau County has renewed several vendor contracts and programs for Leelanau County residents over the age of 60.  The County Board last month renewed three-year contracts with:  More...

McManus cherry farm entered into easement

Thirty six years ago, Mike and Janet McManus made a promise as they were about to purchase Karl Kiessel’s farm along Eagle Highway — an ideal fruit-growing site overlooking Lake Michigan.  “Karl was a very nice man and he could More...

Students advance conservation theme

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Musicians share holiday spirit

What is more Christmas-y than a church service that tells the story of Jesus’ birth?  Nothing, says Bobbie Lange, music director at Northport Covenant Church.  And when you add in several toddlers who may sing or may just stand on sta More...

County Cuisine

Steaks and mushrooms provide hearty holiday meal

Today's recipe presents a simple yet elegant meal just in time for holiday entertaining. The preparation instructions avoid outside grilling, which can be a chancy prospect this time of year in Leelanau. More...

ReArbor Glen Arbor funds to be put toward replanting

The Cherry Republic and Utopia Foundation are searching for Glen Arbor-area homeowners interested in seeing white oak trees planted on their property next spring.  The effort is part of the ReArbor Glen Arbor fundraiser, which started in respons More...

Outgoing Bingham Twp. Board members feted for years of service

Officials served for 22 years

A “Special Order of Business” was added to the agenda of the Bingham Township Board at its regular monthly meeting last week. More...

Local janitorial firm hired by County Board

Beginning next year, a local company will replace a Cadillac-based firm providing janitorial services at the Leelanau County Government Center.  At its latest regular monthly meeting, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners voted 7-0 to appro More...

Alpha dog gets first 2017 tag issued in county

Less than half of dogs are licensed

For the past few years, Leelanau’s two canine employees have been setting a good example for dogs throughout the county by being the first in line for licenses. More...

Memberto visits capital through academy

A Suttons Bay High School senior was one of 700 students to participate in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Student Leadership Academy last month in Washington, D.C.  More...

26 Northport students named to honor roll

Northport Public School has named 26 students in grades 6-12 on its honor roll for the first marking period of the 2016-17 school year. More...

South Fox farmer had ‘snowy white hair and a belly laugh’

Productive Roe farm worth $5,880

The following story is being republished with permission from the book, “The Fox Islands, North and South,” written by Kathleen Craker Firestone. The section below was part of the chapter called Island Farming. * * * More...

Landowners can learn benefits of stewardship

An invitation is being extended to Leelanau County landowners to attend a forestry workshop in Honor that covers a range of subjects.  Kama Ross, district forester for Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse conservation districts, will help in the More...

Saving Birds gets grant to expand native gardens

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City has awarded Saving Birds Thru Habitat a $1,000 grant to help with the organization’s native gardens project.  From its inception, the Saving Birds organization has worked to educate people on the i More...

Artisans offer merry presents at marketplace

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will hold its Merry MarketPlace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...