February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Super Soups to benefit fast-growing Buckets of Rain

There’s nothing better than feeding hungry people, unless it’s providing hungry people with the space and the skills to grow the food themselves. More...

Young Fisher in charge of G-A office

New boss at Glen Arbor office   The Glen Arbor office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt has a new manager.  Longtime manager Mark Fisher has passed the reins to his son, Peter Fisher.  “(I’m) excited for the opportunity to continu More...

M-22 repairs on both sides of Peninsula

Also, major work set for Traverse City

The Michigan Department of Transportation will have an open house-style meeting to talk about construction plans and traffic changes for four projects slated for the upcoming construction season, two of which will improve M-22 in Leelanau County.&nbs More...

Committee looks for 4-year lease with township for campground land

A committee appointed last week by the Empire Village Council has the task of working out a lease agreement with the township for the jointlyowned Empire Township Campground. More...

Expenses, income in Cedar Fire Board’s first budget line up

The cost of doing business is about where members of the recently formed Cedar Fire and Rescue Board thought it would be after nine months of operation. But additional funds will be needed to meet equipment needs in the years to come. More...

YetiFest ends with monster marriage

The YetiFest was, by all accounts, a smashing success — including a beastly wedding that may go a long way to ensure continuance of the Yeti clan in Suttons Bay.  “We couldn’t have been more pleased,” said Suttons Bay Cha More...

Concert will include silent auction

Jazz North, a “little” big band that combines the best acoustic and electric jams for all genres, will play Saturday at the Glen Arbor Arts Association’s winter concert.  Music will begin at 7 p.m. at the Homestead Resort. More...

Village Voices to rehearse on Tuesdays

The Northport Village Voices has rearranged its rehearsal schedule to prepare for an early summer performance.  Beginning April 4, members of the Voices will rehearse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Two businesses anchored ‘Bend in the Road’ village

Editor’s note: In light of having downtown Omena placed on the National Register of Historical Places, we pulled the following piece from the book, “Omena: A place in Time,” by Amanda J. Holmes. More...

St. Mary students march for life here, in capital

St. Mary students took a stand for life locally and nationally Friday in protesting the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion.  More...

Evans family celebrates anniversary

Family members recently gathered at the Best Western in Ludington to celebrate the golden anniversary of John and JoEllen Evans of Cedar.  The Evanses met in a church choir while in high school. More...

TOP SPELLERS

LEAH FLEIS, a fifth grader, was the winner of the St. Mary School Spelling bee last week. More...

Soup still a staple for Leelanau County cooks

A recent advertising campaign for Campbell’s Soup told us “Soup is Good Food.” Now there’s evidence to back this up. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Deb Windemuller

Name: Deb Windemuller  Town or township of residence: We’re in Bingham Township.   More...

County Cuisine

French stew gives insight into regional food culture

This week's recipe for beef stew is shared with us by Anderson's Market. Beef stew is a dish that figures heavily in French cooking. More...

Empire Township early budget shows nearly $47,000 surplus

A public hearing on the Empire Village budget has been set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Cedar Fire and Rescue calls drop in January

Cedar Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Petroskey provided an overview of the department’s activities at the Fire Board meeting last week.  Petroskey reported that the department responded to 53 calls for service in December — 37 for emergen More...

Freshman legislator discusses committees, first days in Lansing

Receiving input from Leelanau

Leelanau Enterprise co-publisher Alan Campbell was in Grand Rapids Friday for the legislative luncheon sponsored by the Michigan Press Association. After the event Campbell sat down with 101st State Rep. More...

‘Queen of Blues’ to play at the Bluebird

Thornetta Davis, known as the Queen of Detroit Blues, will perform at the 2017 Blues at the Bluebird concert set for Saturday, Feb, 18.  The funky, rocking performer with energized soulful sounds will be featured along with a great dinner in an More...

Northport arts plans class and meeting

The Northport Arts Association is planning to host a workshop and monthly meeting in the Village Arts Building in Northport.  On Saturday, Mariann Kirch of Pure Prana Yoga will offer a Chakras Energy Workshop designed to tap into your inner ener More...

Scholarship application deadline approaches

Applications are now being accepted for college scholarships offered through the regional Community Foundation in Traverse City.  There are more than 40 unique scholarships geared toward a range of students including students planning to attend More...

Hubbell makes list, accepted at MSU

Grace Hubbell of Cedar earned a place on the dean’s list at Lake Superior State University for fall semester 2016.  To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4-point scale.  More...

Robertson wins Northport bee, advances to county round

Northport sixth grader Lydia Robertson won her school spelling bee this week.  She and five other Northport students will represent their school in the county spelling bee, which will be held Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sirrine tops in geography competition

Wyatt Sirrine, an eighth grade student, won the Leland Public School geography bee last week — and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 2 More...

St. Mary grad shines at St. Mary college

A 2015 St. Mary graduate is making her mark at St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame.  Marta Herman was named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2016.  She is the daughter of Cathy Hartesvelt and Kevin Herman, both of Suttons Bay. More...