2017-02-02 / Life in Leelanau

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 continue to lead this office and grow the ranks,” Peter Fisher said.

The business, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, may be reached at 735-4405. The Glen Arbor office, which is located at the intersection of M-109 and M-22, may be reached at 334-3006.

Chamber to hold Mini-Expo

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) will hold its monthly Business After Hours meeting next Thursday at Northern Latitudes Distillery and Red Top Pasteria on M-204 in Lake Leelanau. The gathering begins at 5:30 p.m.

The LPCC has also revealed plans for its April Business After Hours meeting, which will be held at Plant Masters of Suttons Bay on April 13. A Mini-Expo will be held simultaneously as a way for LPCC members to showcase their businesses at the well-attended meeting. The cost for a booth is $100.

FISHER FISHER The LPCC may be reached at 994- 2202 or info@leelanauchamber.com.

Widmayer to head B&B group

Patricia Widmayer, an owner of the Glen Arbor Bed and Breakfast and Cottages, has been named president of the Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association (MBBA) board.

The MBBA is Michigan’s largest bed-and-breakfast trade association, with about 95 members. The association distinguishes its member inns from unregulated home shares by requiring rigorous safety and quality reviews.

Widmayer was selected after serving one year on the board as secretary.

Taste the Passion approaches

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail will hold its two-day Taste the Passion tour next weekend, Feb. 11-12.

The tour will take place at participating wineries throughout the peninsula.

Two-day tickets are $35 and include a souvenir wine glass, a food-and-wine pairing at each stop and a chance to win prizes in the Snow Fun Photo Contest.

The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Purchase tickets at lpwines.com.

Vintners take home 12 awards

A dozen wines from Leelanau County earned distinction at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last month.

Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards won Double Gold with its 2013 Syrah Single Barrel Katherine’s Vineyard in addition to seven other awards.

Blustone Vineyards came away with four awards, earning Bronze on three occasions and Silver once. All four award winners were of 2015 vintage.

Complete results are available at winejudging.com/ medal_ winners_ 2017/awards_ by_ winery.php.

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