March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

LAKESHORE LOVIN’

Students provide spark as Lakeshore sets January, February visitation records

More than 1,200 elementary school students who hiked through the National Lakeshore this winter contributed to an explosion in the number of visitors so far this year.  In all, a record 14,395 people visited the Lakeshore in January and 15,257 v More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Mark Leugers

Name: Mark Leugers  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident of county since: 1989. I moved here from Boulder, Colo. My family has had a cottage on Lake Leelanau since 1935.   More...

At Glen Lake, parents and teachers differ on preferred start times

Effort to offer more time in classroom

Jenifer Hanson’s schedule and that of her daughters will change dramatically next fall.  The Glen Lake School of Choice parent was one of more than 150 parents who responded to a survey seeking input on proposed schedule changes needed to More...

Realtors from Leelanau earn professional awards

Beuerle receives President’s Award   A veteran in the Leelanau County real estate field has been feted for her success in 2016.  Cory Beuerle, a sales associate from Suttons Bay with Century 21 Northland, is the recipient of the Presi More...

Student from Leland eyes state geography, regional spelling bees

Charlie Peterson has always been a big reader.  “When he was small, and we were getting in the car to go somewhere, we’d always have to wait for him,” his mother said. More...

130 people feast at Lions breakfast, with local syrup

Some 130 people feasted on pancakes topped with local maple syrup Sunday at the second of three pancake breakfasts hosted this spring by the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club.  In addition to pancakes and syrup, diners enjoyed sausage from Mikowski&rs More...

Official state children’s book author to visit

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire will host a special story hour next Thursday, March 16, at 11 a.m.  Lisa Wheeler will lead the hour with her book, “Bubble Gum Bubble Gum.” It’s the official 2017 Michigan Reads book fo More...

S-B Art Fair benefits groups with $16,000 in awards

The Suttons Bay Art Fair committee has announced nearly $16,000 in awards to support the arts and the community as well.  Suttons Bay School’s Friends of the Fine Arts will receive $6,000 to enhance art opportunities for students.  More...

Lenten soup supper set at St. Michael’s

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St. Patrick’s corned beef dinner

You don’t have to be Irish to eat corned beef and all the trimmings.  A St. Patrick’s Dinner has been set for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Syrup season well underway

Unseasonable warm temperatures brought on what could be the earliest sap season in recent history.  But a cool down last week — and about eight inches of snow — closed the sap spigot, reducing flow to a trickle and extending the map More...

County Cuisine

Creamy Mushroom Soup Balanced by Wine, Herbs

Today's recipe for mushroom soup is presented to us by Martha's Leelanau Table. The earthy, savory flavor of mushroom is caused by naturally occurring glutamates in fungi. More...

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CHILDREN’S WRITER Alison DeCamp was at Glen Lake Elementary School speaking to students Monday about her book, My Near Death Adventures.   More...

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FIRST RESPONDERS assess slight damage to the outside wall of Roman Wheel pizzeria in Suttons Bay on Tuesday after a motorist rammed her vehicle into the building. More...

Take the geography quiz

How well do you know your geography? The following are a few questions included on an online National Geography Bee quiz. More...

Moyer makes list at Alma College

Alexis Moyer of Suttons Bay was named to the dean’s list at Alma College for the fall semester 2016.  Moyer, a 2016 graduate of Traverse City West, is the daughter of John and Veronica Moyer.   More...

Lumber laden barges carry wood from Empire to Chicago

Excerpt comes from the Empire Area Heritage Group book “Some Other Day.” It was written by Sievert Ericksen, August 1973  More...

Baby girl for Zionskowskis

Joe and Tiffany Zionskowski of Elmwood Township are the parents of a baby girl who was born March 1 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Claire Ann Zionskowski weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches in length.  Maternal gr More...

Fish fry brings lines of people to Holy Rosary

An estimated 500 to 600 people turned out Friday for the first of three Lenten fish frys to be hosted by Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  More...