February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Road restrictions start Friday

Seasonal weight and speed restrictions will go into effect in Leelanau County at 7 a.m. More...

County moves toward another affordable housing committee

Part of 2017 goal discussion

Commissioners may establish another committee this year to determine how the county can “promote partnerships and efforts that support expansion of housing,” particularly more affordable “workforce housing,” throughout the cou More...

Enforcement firm may be hired

People who didn’t stick around at last week’s Suttons Bay Township Board meeting after the board voted to adopt a “short term rental” ordinance may have missed the part of the meeting that may have the most impact on them and More...

New sewer pipe needed under Leland River

Rates to increase for users

Leland Township municipal sewer customers may be paying higher rates as the sewer system has some expensive repairs ahead. The most pressing of those repairs is a blocked sewer pipeline that runs under the Leland River. More...

From the Bay...

Great Success for Annual Art Shows

The 16th annual Collage student art showcase went off without a hitch on Saturday. Suttons Bay students K-12 had their art pieces on display in the skylight lobby of the high school building, which was open for public view. More...

Discovering New Skills

In the Early Childhood Department this week, Suttons Bay students have been focusing on the theme of construction, learning about famous structures and feats in engineering such as the White House, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and the Pyramids of have been More...

There are Ogres in the Village

The students of Suttons Bay Public Schools have been working their lines, creating sets and props, and trying on costumes to bring this well-known fairy tale to life this spring. More...

More math may mean an earlier start time at Glen Lake schools

Glen Lake students may be starting school earlier or staying later on campus.  More...

G-L may help fund extra deputy for southwest section

Further investigation is needed for the Glen Lake Board of Education to act on a proposal to share a deputy with Glen Arbor and Empire Townships.  More...

Kasson may seek millage increase for fire operations

Renewal of an extra-voted millage — or an increase — to fund fire and rescue services is being considered in Kasson Township.  Supervisor Greg Julian said the Township Board discussed this week how to cover the township’s contr More...

Tree planting workshop planned

A workshop on successful tree and shrub planting will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

County Dates

Blues coming to the Bluebird   More...

S-B Twp. to regulate short-term rentals

Facing a standing-room-only crowd of 25 people in its tiny meeting room, the Suttons Bay Township Board last week voted 4-1 to adopt a Short Term Rental Ordinance — but only after eliminating some restrictive provisions contained in a draft ver More...

In Suttons Bay, planners look to restrict receptions to ‘working farms’

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for a proposed zoning change affecting “special events” such as wedding receptions held in the township’s agriculture district.  More...

Walravens bid goodbye to Tucker’s; grandkids behind move to Carolina

Ben and Kathy Walraven posed for a final photo this week in front of the fireplace at their restaurant and bowling alley in Northport.  It is the same spot where a similar photo was taken nearly three years ago when the restaurant opened, though More...

Academics On the UP and UP!

Suttons Bay has been making remarkable curricular strides over the past few years in the Elementary. In years past, the as a focus school. More...

Thank you Mrs. Vukasovich

Thirty youth basketballs were donated to Suttons Bay athletics through the efforts of one, Hadley Vukasovich. The basketballs were donated through a program called Troops for Hoops that Mrs. More...

Life Savers

Seniors, Morgan Jeffrey and Autumn Kwiatkowski, recently held their second school blood drive hosted by Michigan Blood. The blood drive saw 34 donors attend, and with the blood collected can save as many as 90 lives. More...

Shortage of S-B virtual students, other factors lower projected fund balance

A budget amendment leaving the Suttons Bay School district with just a $32,000 fund balance at the end of the year was adopted this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 6-0 Monday, with member Kim Eike absent, to approve More...