March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

100 fire alarms donated

A Leelanau Township man has donated 100 fire alarms to be distributed freeof charge to township residents.  Kevin Cult, who is building a home near Omena, has donated the fire alarms to the Leelanau Township Fire Department.  The donation c More...

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On second thought, Glen Lake board tables class start decision

Glen Lake families will have to wait another month to hear when they’ll have to get up for school in September.  The Board of Education took no action this week to approve schedule changes that have been discussed for the past two months.& More...

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AUTHOR LISA Wheeler visited students at Glen Lake Elementary last week and talked about how she gets her writing ideas and read from her book ‘Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum’ and had the kids add animal noises. More...

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THE ROBOTICS TEAM from Leland Public School finished fifth overall at the FIRST Robotics District competition last weekend in Escanaba. More...

Citizens invited to twp. halls

The final half of eight township annual meetings held in March in Leelanau County will all begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.  More...

Centerville hall upgrades included in new budget

Planned improvements to the township hall and the fire hall in Cedar are likely to be discussed Saturday at the annual meeting of Centerville Township residents.  The proposed 2017-18 budget includes revenue of $278,350, up from $255,050 this ye More...

Cleveland residents to discuss new Master Plan

The main event at the Cleveland Township Annual Meeting this year will be an “Interactive Open House” on a new draft Master Plan for the township.  Members of the public will review the draft Master Plan and provide their input at v More...

Empire looks for volunteers

The Empire Village Planning Commission is seeking five community members interested in serving on a committee to update the village Master Plan.  The Master Plan serves as a guide to help shape local land use and other community decisions.  More...

ZBA officers re-elected

The Village of Suttons Bay Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held its annual organizational meeting last week during which no appeals were heard or scheduled.  During the 15-minute meeting on March 15, ZBA members re-elected Donna Popke as chairpers More...

Conservancy program aims at water quality

Through $2.7 million from grant

Efforts to protect land on county farms that are essential in maintaining water quality have received a big boost.  A $2.75 million boost.  The Leelanau Conservancy joined with other conservation-minded organizations under the umbrella of t More...

Classes offered for caregivers

A free six-session program for family caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss is being offered in Traverse City.  Creating Confident Caregivers provides caregivers with tools and techniques to reduce their stress and improve the care More...

Correction

Correction: A story about the Honor Flight program may have been interpreted as saying that priority is given to veterans who may not be able to afford the trip to Washington D.C. to visit our country’s war memorials. More...

Glen Lake taking bids for turf on its football field

Glen Lake School is exploring the cost of installing synthetic turf on its football field.  The Board of Education agreed Monday night to retain Jozwiak Consulting to help prepare a request for proposals to replace traditional grass on the footb More...

Leland building updates center on portion constructed in 1930s

Needs to come into compliance

An architectural consulting firm has been hired to address space needs at Leland Public School.  The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to hire TowerPinkster Architects/Engineers of Grand Rapids to recommend improvements for the o More...

Superintendent ‘aces’ board evaluation

If work evaluations were school report cards, Leland Superintendent Jason Stowe would have an “A” this year.  The Leland Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to approve Stowe’s annual evaluation which found him to More...

Leelanau Twp. topics include sewer

At their annual meeting Leelanau Township residents can expect to hear about upgrades to the Emergency Services department, which is expected to move to Advanced Life Support services soon.  As part of those upgrades, the township will be hiring More...

Residents get look at spruced-up hall

People walking into the Empire Township Hall on Saturday are in for a surprise.  The newly redone maple floors in the hall have been sanded down to their original white color and refinished with the addition of painted court lines for pickleball More...

Insurance company appeals verdict; claims business owner ‘colluded’

$5 million award at stake

A court case involving Suttons Bay brother and sister Gary Leonard and Pamela Leonard is far from over, judging by a complaint filed Monday by the insurance company representing two business owned by Pamela Leonard.  More...

S-B transfers $59,000 for expenses

The Suttons Bay Village Council approved a routine series of budget amendments at its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening.  The amendments had been recommended during the council’s “committee of the whole” meeting on Marc More...

Park Plans

Birdwatching to come of age at Veronica Valley

Dave Barrons gets a kick out of birding, and he’s willing to put in time to ensure his pastime’s future.  Barrons is chair of a Parks and Recreation Commission committee that’s looking into improvements to Veronica Valley Count More...