January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Yoga warriors work out the kinks in Solon Township

Real men do wear yoga pants. Just ask the six guys who are showing up for a new yoga class being held at 7:30 a.m. every Friday at the Solon Township Hall in Cedar. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jerry Reynard

Name: Jerry Reynard Town or township of residence: Leland Township Resident of county since: 1991 when I moved up here from Ann Arbor with my wife. More...

Sugar Loaf Townhouse owners take aim at water supply system

The Cleveland Township Board will hold a public hearing next month on a proposed Special Assessment District that the Sugar Loaf Townhouse Owners Association hopes will help pay for a new water supply system.  More...

Grant sought for zoning analysis

A request for support of a 2 percent grant application for tribal funding was presented to the Kasson Township Board last week. A representative from the Glen Lake Association was at the board’s Jan. More...

Updating the Circuit Court list of Judges

The Enterprise has received more information on former Circuit Court judges who hailed from Leelanau County.  In a story published last week, we reported that the last Circuit judge from Leelanau County was the Honorable James Matthew Fitzpatric More...

Former state treasurer to speak Feb. 1

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host a forum on taxation and budgeting on Wednesday, Feb. More...

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A TIMELESS pickup truck becomes folk art along the back roads of Bingham Township.   More...

Strongheart Center to add saunas

County residents are being invited to use the facilities at the Strongheart Center in Peshawbestown.  The center, which is built in the round shape and look of a turtle, offers amenities including an indoor walking track, cardio area with Direct More...

Superintendent receives effective rating

Glen Lake Superintendent Sander Scott received a positive performance review by the Glen Lake Board of Education last week.  The board met in closed session for about 1 1/4 hours Jan. More...

Babysitting class offered in Cedar

Seats are still available for the American Red Cross babysitting course set for Saturday at Glen Lake School.  More students are needed for the class, set for 9 to 4:30 p.m.  Students 11 or older are welcome to participate in the program of More...

Winter woes on South Manitou included chilly fall temperatures

The following stories are taken with permission from the book, “The South Manitou Story” by Gerald E. Crowner, who was a surfman at the island Coast Guard station from 1926-28. More...

Ted, MaryLou Fleis wed for 50 years

Ted and MaryLou Fleis, who grew up in Leelanau County and now reside in Grand Rapids, are celebrating their 50th anniversary.  Ted Fleis and MaryLou Fitzpatrick were married on Jan. 27, 1967, at Holy Rosary Church in Cedar.  More...

Library to hold Apple product workshop today

The Leland Township Library will host a computer workshop on iPad and iPhone operations today.  Technical services librarian Mark Morton will discuss the basics of both the iPad and iPhone in the workshop, set for 1:30 p.m. More...

County schools prepare to offer CPR instruction

County students will soon be learning what could be the most important lesson of their lives. Beginning in 2017-18, Michigan students in grades 7-12 will be required to have CPR instruction in order to graduate. More...

County Cuisine

Oven-roasted pork loins create simple, savory dinner

Today's recipe for pork comes to us from the brilliant chefs at Martha's Leelanau Table and proves that simple meals can have sophisticated flavors. More...

Bathrooms on the docket in Kasson

Final drawings for new bathroom facilities at the township hall were viewed last week by the Kasson Township Board.  Supervisor Greg Julian and board members Jan. More...

On the bench: 11 questions with Circuit Judge Power

Thoughts on U.S. Supreme Court

Editor’s note: Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power provided the Leelanau Enterprise with a one-on-one interview as he begins his fifth term on the bench. Although he resides in Traverse City, Mr. More...

Nico fans help raise thousands

Couple donates $5,000

Leelanau County residents love their dogs, and they especially love Nico. He's the German shepherd who has used his public relations skills to earn respect and make friends all over the county. More...

New ‘Pasteria’ opens in L-L; Chamber offers snowman contest

It’s no pizzeria. More...

Glen Lake to focus on core classes

Schedule changes to maximize instructional time in core content classes are in the future at Glen Lake Community School. But don’t expect changes until the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, at the earliest. More...

Board re-elects Seymour

Fran Seymour was re-elected president of the Glen Lake Board of Education during the group’s organizational meeting last week.  Board members voted unanimously Jan. 9 to look to Seymour to lead their group in the coming year. More...

Student breakfast funds Right to Life trip

The St. Mary Class of 2019 will host a pancake breakfast Sunday to raise funds for its trip to the National Right to Life March later this month.  Pancakes, sausage, eggs and hashbrowns will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Mark calendars for center’s 40th birthday party, dance

The Leelanau Children’s Center is turning 40 and will celebrate the birthday with desserts, drinks and dancing.  The celebration will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. More...

Coffee club finds new home in Leland

The International Coffee Club in Leland has found a place to meet for the winter.  Beginning Monday, the club began meeting at Sissons and will meet there at 9 a.m. More...