December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Comfort Food

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.”

Mel Torme really had something special when he wrote the holiday standard, “The Christmas Song.” The tune conjures up warm thoughts of home and family, and mentions a seasonal delicacy that is somewhat little-known but is setting down roo More...

Get cracking, roast chestnuts on your open fire

Roasting chestnuts in the oven (or over hot coals) is probably the most common method, and definitely the most flavorful. More...

Good Harbor represented by many denominations, ethnic backgrounds

Catholics left to travel

The history article below was adapted from Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931 by Norbert Bufka. He writes, “Last month I wrote about St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Good Harbor. It still stands today. More...

9 inducted into St. Mary honor society

St. More...

All I want for Christmas is a computer

A series of workshops about technology will continue today at the Leland Library with the title, “All I Want for Christmas is a New Computer.”  The computer-buying workshop will help participants sort through technical aspects of sel More...

Empire searching for Planning members

The Empire Village Council made several appointments and took care of some other business at its regular meeting held last Thursday, Dec. More...

Waiting For An Inn Keeper

Deep pockets needed to restore Sleeping Bear Inn

Ever envision yourself as the keeper of a romantic and historic inn? The opportunity awaits at the Sleeping Bear Inn, which has not been open for visitors since the early 1970s. More...

County Cuisine

Creamy soup recipe pairs with Leelanau’s chilly nights

There's a good chance a deep chill has set into your bones after all this snow and freezing weather. One surefire remedy that will thaw you out and warm you up is this recipe for hot, creamy butternut squash soup provided by Anderson's Market. More...

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SANTA CLAUS, pictured right with his reindeer, has visitors of Northern Latitudes Distillery in high spirits.   More...

Provemont Arts & Crafts Fair turns five

Vendors from all over northern Michigan were represented Saturday at the 5th annual Provemont Arts & Crafts Fair. More...

Christmas cuisine made easy

Easy, easy, easy is the name of the game for many local cooks when it comes to those busy days leading up to the holidays. More...

Young hacker connects with Santa Claus

The Leelanau Players and the Ho Ho Ho Hotline will present “An Implausible Claus” on Saturday.  The holiday production, set for 3 p.m. More...

Union School history update

We received an email from Suttons Bay Realtor Jonathan Oltersdorf, who sought to update readers on the old Union School in Suttons Bay featured on our history page last week. More...

Suttons Bay places 164 on honor roll

A total of 164 students in grades 6-12 are listed on the honor roll for the first quarter marking period at Suttons Bay Middle and High School.  More...

Enterprise to publish times, dates of services

Once again, the Leelanau Enterprise is compiling a list of holiday church services and programs that will appear in the Dec. 22 issue of the newspaper.  More...

Feted for service on S-B School Board

The Suttons Bay Board of Education recognized three members who are stepping down after more than 25 years of collective service.  Former board president Tom Nixon spoke from the audience in appreciation of the dedication shown by trustees Roger More...

Empire plans Holiday potluck

The Empire Area Community Center will hold its annual Holiday Potluck Dinner on Saturday at the Empire Township Hall.  Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Expect Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive about 7 p.m.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Bradley Chaplin

Name: Bradley Chaplin  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township.  Resident of county since: We moved here in October 2015 from Traverse City’s central neighborhood.   More...

Holiday office parties provide important spark in slow season

Nothing says “holidays” quite like the annual obligation to fraternize with coworkers at a holiday office party.  Christmas parties provide far more than unwanted white elephant gifts, however, especially for the variety of county bu More...

Leland Lodge to host first-ever ‘Party in Your Parka’ next month

The Leland Lodge will pull out all the stops next month while hosting the “Party in Your Parka” on Jan. 21.  The family friendly event will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. More...

Friendship Center celebrates good times in Suttons Bay

An estimated 150 to 200 people braved the cold and snow Friday night and made it to The Friendship Community Center’s 24th annual Community Celebrate Party. More...