December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

HAIL MARY: Queen of the Cooks

Suttons Bay cook known for award-winning wild game entrées, delectable desserts

Newspaper columnist Harriet van Horne said, “Cooking is like love. More...

Chamber assembles committee to round up, retain more members

Chamber membership doesn’t fluctuate much in the Village of Empire.  “Empire isn’t a metropolis,” said Paul Skinner, chairman of the Empire Chamber of Commerce. More...

Vintner named chamber president

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) recently announced its 2017 board members during its annual meeting at the Leland Lodge.  Matt Gregory, managing partner of Chateau de Leelanau in Suttons Bay, was tabbed as chamber president. More...

‘Retired’ trustee renamed to council

Budd back as trustee

After some discussion as to whether three votes represents a majority of the Northport Village Council with two members absent, Fred Budd was appointed to fill the last two years of newly elected President Phil Mikesell’s trustee seat. More...

Black Star needs room at the inn

Bingham planners consider

Black Star Farm is looking for permission to expand its bed and breakfast operation.   More...

Santa rolls into Suttons Bay

Sleet and freezing rain stopped just long enough Saturday at 5 p.m. for Santa Claus to make his annual appearance in the Village of Suttons Bay.  More...

Breakfast leads to artists’ book

Group meets in Empire

A just-released book, “The Artists’ Round Table,” is aptly named after the breakfast seatings and discussions of a loose-knit group that meets Sunday mornings at the Friendly Tavern in Empire.   More...

Lakers earn awards in robotics

Twenty-four northern Michigan elementary and middle school teams competed in the inaugural Glen Lake Vex IQ Robotics Qualifying Tournament, sponsored by Quarkmine. More...

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SANTA ARRIVED riding Thomas the Tank engine at the Christmas at the Lighthouse Sunday at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.   More...

History of Suttons Bay schools begins with log cabin in village

$585 paid for Union School land

Editor’s note: The following story is taken from the book, “Suttons Bay Sesquicentennial Celebration, A Look Back,” which was published in 2004. More...

Majszaks of Empire wed 60 years ago

Frank and Sally Majszak of Empire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week.  Frank and Sally Baatz were married on Dec. 1, 1956. Sally was born and raised in Leelanau County, while Frank is from Traverse City. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tim Sutherland

Name: Tim Sutherland  Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor.  Resident of county since: 1970.  Age and birthplace: 62; Lansing, Michigan.   More...

County Cuisine

Famous cookies from the Lodge

Today's recipe comes to us from Chef Tyler Chaffer of Bogey's 19th Hole inside the Leland Lodge. They offer it at Bogey's as a special dessert…three warm, melty cookies paired with a pint of cold milk, a snack fit for Santa himself. More...

Business After Hours returns to Suttons Bay

The Village Inn Grill in Suttons Bay will host the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) Holiday Business After Hours tonight.  The networking event is at 5:30 p.m.  Learn more about the LPCC by visiting leelanauchamber.com  Ne More...

Annual spring cleanup could go biennial

The Northport Village Council may schedule spring clean-up every other year to save money.  The suggested change was made by administrative coordinator Barb Von Voigtlander, who said the cost has gone from about $4,000 per year to $8,000 this ye More...

Fundraiser to feature Forton favorites

The Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay will host its 24th annual community Celebrate Party Friday.  The event is a fundraiser for the center which for nearly 30 years has served as a gathering place for people of all ages.  “T More...

Merry shoppers fill Old Art Building

About 20 vendors sold their wares at the Merry MarketPlace held Saturday at the Old Art Building in Leland.  About 530 people came through the door, said Linda Sprout, assistant director of the OAB.  That compares to past years at the event More...

Santa shows at holiday concert

THE LEELANAU County Youth Ensemble and Children’s Choir performed for standing room only audiences totaling more than 350 people Friday and Saturday at the Leland United Methodist Church. More...

Tough choice, but St. Mary student wins park contest

Two Leelanau County fifth graders were the winners in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Pass Art Contest.  Luke Gallagher of St. Mary and Fiona Moord of Leland Public School were first- and second-place winners respectively.  More...

Women attended leadership series

Several people who received direction through the Michigan Excellence in Public Services Series (MEPSS), which was founded by the late Joan Jackson of Northport, attended a luncheon meeting of the Republican Women of Leelanau County.  The series More...

Museum plans dance for daughters and dads

Tiaras are encouraged at the Dad and Daughter Dance set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16th, at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Greilickville. The event supports hands-on, play-based learning opportunities offered at the museum. More...

Siemert, Raguse wed in Texas

Benjamin Lyle Raguse and Heather Jean Siemert were united in marriage on Oct. 21 at the Garten Verein pavilion in Galveston, Texas.  The groom is the son of Douglas and Susan Raguse of Cedar. More...

ShareCare creates, fills leadership post

There’s a new face at ShareCare of Leelanau. Julie Tarr of Empire has been hired as executive director, filling a new, part-time position for the organization. She began work Monday. More...