February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Valentine events set for weekend   If you’re in the mood for making valentines, head to the Leland Township Library Munnecke Room from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for a vintage valentine workshop for children and their families.  More...

Tribal gaming payouts don’t include affordable housing

Leelanau County won’t be getting any money from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to help pay for a study to address the impact of local regulations on new housing developments.  More...

Solon Township looks at $500,000 in upgrades to Cedar River park

Some $500,000 in proposed improvements to Victoria Creek Park will be the topic of a public hearing tonight at the firehall in Cedar.  Funding for the project would be sought through state and local grants.  More...

Children’s Center celebrates 40th

If you’ve been living in Leelanau County for any amount of time, odds are you’ve known someone who sent their kids to the Leelanau Children’s Center (LCC) — or attended the preschool themselves.  Over the past four decade More...

Commissioners not sold on boat

Commissioners say Sheriff Mike Borkovich has some persuading to do before the county buys a $500,000 patrol boat for use on Lake Michigan. More...

Man overdoses at Elmwood gas station

A 23-year-old Traverse City man pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of heroin with less than 25 grams at his Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday.  Tayler L. More...

Veterans group to benefit from Tribal gaming funds

A $5,000 casino revenue payout that Leelanau County expects to receive tomorrow from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be used to honor local veterans, according to county administrator Chet Janik.  The allocation will More...

Suttons Bay backs off of rec center; to seek more input

More voices speak out against plan

Plans to build a swimming pool with a community recreation center were doused this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education as more residents continued to speak out in opposition. More...

New after-school teen center in Suttons Bay

Leelanau teens may soon have another place to go after school with a new program scheduled to get underway next month.  The LIFT teen center is scheduled to open its doors in Suttons Bay on March 8. More...

Hearts and pancakes

The St. Mary School Class of 2020 will host a Valentine’s pancake breakfast Sunday in the church social hall.  Breakfast, served from 10 a.m. More...

Waltz workshop set in Cedar

The Bayside Travellers Traditional Dance Society will host an informal waltz workshop and square dance Saturday in Cedar.  Northwestern Michigan College dance instructor Mykl Werth will lead the waltz workshop from 5-6 p.m. More...