December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Sheriff’s Department, cab drivers prepare for aftermath of New Year’s Eve 2017

So you’re planning on entering the new year with a bang.  Years ago, New Year’s Eve was a big deal — one of the biggest party nights of the year. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Marshall Collins

Name: Marshall Collins  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident of county since: Year-round, since 1991. Before that we lived in Florida, as we traveled back and forth as migrant workers. More...

Looking Back At The Year 2016

January 7, 2016 The Leelanau Enterprise has selected three county residents who served as instruments of change in 2015. More...

High winds knock out power to 320 county customers

Wind gusts of over 60 mph toppled trees and power lines Monday, causing electric outages to more than 100 in the county.  A slow moving weather system brought unseasonably warm temperatures and plenty of wind on the day after Christmas. More...

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SENIOR SERVICES department head April Missias, right, and deputy head Nancy Begeman, worked earlier this month in the basement of the county Government Center filling holiday bags with helpful items and goodies for needy senior citizens. More...

Leelanau groups benefit from $260,000 in regional grant awards

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation is administering $230,252 in grant awards given this month, with $45,000 going to Leelanau County organizations and residents. More...

Arts grants available to schools, more

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs is accepting applications for mini-grants in a nine-county area including Leelanau County.  Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to artists or organizations for projects to be completed betwee More...

Drug Court’s new program helps offenders find hope beyond bars

A new 86th District Drug Court tailored to offenders who are addicted to heroin, prescription opioids and other narcotics has been up and running since October.  More...

Anderson named executive director

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) wanted an executive director who could be as “personal as possible” — and it found one in Leelanau County native Max Anderson.  More...

County Cuisine

Zesty dressing will spice up your New Year’s salad offering

This week we welcome a recipe from La Becasse. Chef Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux is sharing his method for creating the perfect dressing to accompany your salad. More...

Orban becomes a state trooper

A 2011 Suttons Bay graduate is among 41 new Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers to graduate from the 131st Trooper Recruit School.  Jared Orban, son of Jim and Terri Orban of Suttons Bay, took his oath of office last week.  Gov. More...

Commissioners review radio contract, receive $1,000 donation for K-9 Nico

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was slated to hold its last meeting of the calendar year and fiscal year today at 3:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment in years gone by

Pastimes in Empire

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...