February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Fighting for the Farm Life

Local landmark teems with Leelanau County history, needs community support

The number of farms in the America is expected to soon drop below two million for the first time since the Louisiana Purchase. More...

Traditional dance keeps roots alive

Dancing was in the stars on Saturday at the Solon Township Hall, where a waltz workshop was followed by a contra and square dance event sponsored by the Bayside Travellers Traditional Dance Society, a group whose aim is to promote traditional music a More...

County Cuisine

Pumpkin, orange complement in flaky biscuits for breakfast, dinner

Today's recipe for pumpkin biscuit comes to us care of Anderson's Market. These tasty morsels are versatile and can accompany hearty breakfasts or savory dinners alike. A light touch with the dough will help to ensure tender biscuits. More...

Tie votes put off decision on future of Montessori school

The Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy will continue its current charter through Suttons Bay Public Schools through June 2018. What happens after that month remains unknown. More...

Montessori’s poor test scores discussed

Poor standardized test scores are among the reasons cited by Suttons Bay administration for rejecting the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy’s request for a charter extension.  So, how bad were they?  During the 2015-16 school More...

Rash of resignations leave four openings in Northport Village

The Northport Village Council has an empty seat and the Planning Commission has three to fill after a flurry of unrelated resignations that were recently announced.  Village Trustee Jim Watson, who is also the council’s representative on t More...

Fewer kings, cohos coming to Lake Michigan

Now that the Leland Township Board has approved the purchase of a dredge, Fishtown charter boat captains can get back to focusing on fish. So what’s on tap in Lake Michigan? Stocking cuts, and lots of them. More...

Lake Association looks to replace committee chair

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association is seeking a qualified candidate to step in as its communications chair.  The former communications chair, Mark Smith, has announced plans to resign effective March 15 due to increased outside commitments.  More...

Glen Haven site of poster depiction

The winning entry in the 2017 Manitou Music Festival (MMF) poster contest has been selected.  David Westerfield of Illinois created this year’s winning painting that depicts the former D.H. More...

Homestead to host winter concert

The Homestead in Glen Arbor will host a winter concert and dance on Saturday, Feb. More...

Come help design future of G-L library

The Glen Lake Community Library will host a public visioning session to gather input on future expansion plans on Saturday, Feb. 25.  The meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the fellowship room of the Empire United Methodist Church.  More...

Royal Emotions

HALEY TARSA is overwhelmed with emotion after being named St. Mary homecoming queen Friday evening. Helping her with her cape, left, in the photo above is 2016 queen Abbie Thon. More...

Leland Township moves back meeting time

Leland Township Board meetings will be held at 7 p.m. starting in the new fiscal year — April 1 — though the April 10 meeting has been canceled due to an anticipated lack of a quorum.  More...

Couples waltz back through time at class in Solon Township

When Jed Jaworski was young he asked his grandpa what his favorite music was. “I thought he would say The Beatles or something, but he said ‘I love a good waltz,’” Jaworski recalled. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with John Kasben

Name: John Kasben.  Town or township of residence: Maple City.  Resident since: Born and raised in Cedar. Lived there for the last 37 years, within seven miles my whole life.   More...

4 of 5 board members seek higher pay

Salary resolutions calling for just over $1,200 in pay increases for all township officials combined were adopted last week by the Solon Township Board.  The board adopted resolutions last Thursday calling for $500 increases for both the clerk a More...

In S-B, bakery up for award while Lighthouse opens

Bakery up for national award   Chimoski Bakery has been nominated in a nationwide bakery contest, the “Sweetest Bakery in America” contest.  The Suttons Bay business is one of 16 Michigan bakeries in the competition after earni More...

Suttons Bay, county government are recipients

County government and Suttons Bay Public Schools were the major recipients in semi-annual payouts made by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from casino revenue.  The Tribe formally announced recipients and amounts during a c More...

Suttons Bay officials don’t seek raises

Members of the Suttons Bay Township Board will not receive pay raises in the coming fiscal year.  They didn’t receive any pay raises last year either.  Acting at its regular monthly meeting last week, the Township Board adopted salary More...

Nonprofit celebrates milestone

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County pickers play in festival

Leelanau musicians will be among those performing Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Great Indoor Folk Festival in Traverse City.  The event, scheduled from noon to 5:30 p.m. More...

Trio to explore jazz, more

“Trio Jazz Volume One,” a closer look at jazz and the popular songs that make up our national songbook, is the next installment in the Glen Arbor Art Association’s “Mostly Music” series Sunday at the Leelanau School.&nbs More...

Duo in Northport

The Electric Fusion Project featuring Jeff Haas on piano and Don Julin on mandolin will perform Friday in Northport at the Spice World Cafe, formerly known as Lelu Cafe. Music will be offered from 7-10 p.m.   More...

M-C to Good Harbor railway never gained head of steam

Adapted from his book Good Harbor Michigan with additional information from the Grand Traverse Herald. More...

League panel to discuss jail alternatives

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host a forum on rehabilitative alternatives to jail on Wednesday, March 1 at the county government center.  More...

48 feted on Leland honor roll

A total of 48 students in fifth and sixth grades at Leland Public School were named to the elementary honor roll for the first trimester of the 2016- 17 school year.  Fifth graders earning all A’s were Logan DeFour, Jack Joyce, Fiona Moord More...

Fundraising complete as Leland orders new dredge for harbor

$250,000 raised in community

The Leland Harbor was given the go-ahead to purchase a dredge, related hoses and pipes, and an 8-foot by 24-foot tender.  The Leland Township Board on Tuesday approved the purchase of a Wolverine Class Cutter Suction Dredge with all ancillary eq More...