March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Suttons Bay students team up for production of ‘Shrek the Musical’

Emma Grant and Maddy Porter went the extra mile to get into the Fiona character they both play in the Suttons Bay Schools production of “Shrek the Musical.”  Both students dyed their hair the same coppery shade of red.  Grant, a More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jim Sills

Name: Jim Sills  Town or township of residence: Empire Township  Resident of county since: We’ve lived here full time since Aug. 2008. We had a vacation home in Empire for about two years before that. More...

Fire costs consume budget in Solon

The status of two parks and $1,200 in salary increases are likely topics on Saturday’s agenda at the annual meeting of Solon Township residents.  The meeting, set for 10 a.m. More...

Kasson budget draws $147,000 from fund balance for fire service

Financial support for fire and rescue services and planned Township Hall renovations will be discussed Saturday at the Kasson Township annual meeting.  Township Board members plan to seek either a renewal of a .75-mill property tax for firefight More...

New snowblower part of discussion

The Suttons Bay Village Council held a “committee of the whole” meeting last week so council members could learn about the work of committees on which other members serve.  They also discussed proposed amendments to the village&rsquo More...

DDA could hire consultant

The Village of Suttons Bay’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) held its first meeting of the year this month and reappointed offi- cers.  Amy Peterson was re-elected by fellow authority board members to serve as chairperson. More...

Ready. Set. Goalball!

A visual impairment couldn’t keep John Kusku from a career in sports.  That’s because Kusku, who was born with an inherited degenerative retinal disease, discovered the game of goalball as a youth at a sports education camp for blind More...

Traders, voyageurs and Natives find fur and fish on Fox Islands

Fur, fish support families

This is the first of two installments of writings about the early days hunting and fishing on the Fox Islands, which can be found in author Kathleen Craker Firestone’s book “The Fox Islands, North and South.”  More...

Couple exchanges vows in Las Vegas

Angie Egeler-Bremer of Traverse City and Jeff Dunklow of Lake Leelanau were married on Feb. More...

Zonta seeks applications for three scholarships

Applications are now available for the Zonta Club of Leelanau County’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA).  Three scholarship will be awarded in amounts of $1,250, $750 and $500.  Eligible women must be graduating in June of 2 More...

Drama students double as playwrights; ready to shine

Three shows slated

Glen Lake School’s spring drama production was nearly a bust, due to a lack of interest.  That hasn’t deterred a small but mighty group of students from taking the stage.  The Glen Lake repertory company will present “The More...

County Cuisine

Spanish dish promises a big family dinner

Today's recipe for Paella is a real showstopper. Set aside two and a half hours and make sure you invite some hungry friends if you intend to try this at home. Martha's Leelanau Table is located on St. More...

Possible uses for old library funds include sidewalks, streetscapes

Leland Township residents will hear some good news and some bad news at their annual meeting set for 10 a.m. More...

Parks, ‘Re-Arbor’ funded in Glen Arbor budget

Raises of 2% sought

Across-the-board 2 percent raises proposed for Glen Arbor Township officials will be among issues discussed Saturday at the annual meeting of township residents.  More...

In carry-over from 19th century, eight annual meetings planned

In a letter written in 1816, Thomas Jefferson outlined a plan that he thought was the best way to establish and maintain government in the young and everexpanding America.  More...

Planners to discuss signs, update to Master Plan

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission met last week to discuss issues it expects to work on later this year.  Village manager Wally Delamater said the biggest single project will be a review of the village’s Master Plan.  More...

Master Angler Awards: County waters produce eight entries in 2016

Richard Piglowski of Suttons Bay can attest that one should never underestimate the value of a landing net.  With help from his son—and a net—Piglowski scooped up a 2016 Master Angler Award for the 31-inch, 12.5-pound walleye he caug More...

Library patrons prefer print over digital

Good lighting, windows and traffic flow were identified as priorities for future expansion and renovations of the Glen Lake Community Library in Empire.  So said the more than 240 library patrons who responded to a recent survey authorized by th More...

Open house planned at Leland Twp. Library for retiring Stowe

Library patrons can say “goodbye” to Donna Stowe, assistant director of the Leland Township Library, at an open house from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. More...

County Scouts gain career opportunities

Boy Scouts of Suttons Bay Troop 131 traveled to the Career Tech Center in Traverse City on Saturday for an event called “Merit Badge Tech” that drew Scouts from across Michigan.  More than 500 scouts were provided an opportunity to w More...

Norse Robotics team scores high with cooperation, creativity

Suttons Bay has put its first robotics competition of the season under its belt and came away with an award recognizing creativity in design, use of components and strategy of play.  The Norse were among 40 teams competing in FIRST Robotics Dist More...