March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Hide your bird feeders; bears are hungry

Spring diet includes bird seed, garbage

Male bears are just waking up from their long winter’s nap so if a clatter is heard in the yard, it just might be a big hungry guy looking for some food.  Just ask John Peppler of Glen Arbor, who had a bear on his deck two nights in a row More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Molly Steck

Name: Molly Steck  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau, Leland Township  Resident of county since: I was living in Colorado when I decided to return to Michigan in 2004.   More...

Cleveland officials end up with raises

Although they didn’t ask for it, members of the Cleveland Township Board will receive a 1.6 percent “cost of living” raise starting Saturday, the first day of the township’s new fiscal year.  More...

Empire speeds through meeting, budget hearing

The Empire Township annual meeting, budget hearing and special meeting held Saturday at the Empire Township Hall lasted about 50 minutes.  The budget hearing, in fact, did not garner any comments from the dozen or so township residents in atten More...

New deputy clerk and treasurer

Leelanau Township has a new deputy clerk in Monica Diaz.  Diaz replaces Mary Crowgey, who is working more hours at the township library. More...

Hometown musician to play in Leland

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) will host a pre-tour concert with Tobin Sprout and his band on Saturday, April 8 at the Old Art Building (OAB) in Leland.  The concert, a benefit for the LCCC, will kick off the celebration of the bu More...

Art association to offer after-school art classes

The Glen Arbor Art Association will offer after-school art classes Thursdays during the month of April.  Children will explore a variety of art materials and enjoy camaraderie of other young creators under the guidance of Lean Lawson, an art ins More...

Bearing arms 101: How to obtain a concealed pistol license in Leelanau

The Michigan Senate last Thursday voted 27-10 to revise a number of details and procedures in the state’s concealed pistol license (CPL) law.  One of the revisions states that if a license is denied based on one of the disqualifications sp More...

Immigration challenges subject of upcoming forum

The impact of current immigration policy on local farmers and their workforce is the topic of an informational forum set for April 5.  The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host “Immigration Challenges in Leelanau: Who Wi More...

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FAITH TANNER of Suttons Bay was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow at the Suttons Bay- Leelanau County Rotary Club’s meeting March 23. More...

Be careful what you plant this spring, local birder says

The stark winter landscape is giving way to spring — the best time of year for bird-lover Kay Charter, the founder and executive director of Saving Birds Thru Habitat.  “During the winter, I’ll see 20 species at my feeders,&rdq More...

County Cuisine

Specialty salad with berry dressing, apple and cheese

Today's recipe from Tucker's of Northport is a fruity salad topped by crostini. Crostini translates to "little crusts" in Italian. They are small slices of toasted bread that are topped with herbs, sauces or simply olive oil. More...

Twp. residents support raises, funds for sewer

In his annual meeting report, Leelanau Township Supervisor Doug Scripps on Saturday vowed to find a solution to fiscal problems associated with the municipal sewer system.  Scripps explained to residents that the Township Board recently hired an More...

Centerville raises OK’d by electorate

Proposed improvements to the Township Hall were discussed and salary resolutions approved Saturday at the Centerville Township annual meeting.  More...

Leelanau responders move up ladder

Three employees with Leelanau Township Emergency Services have been promoted as part of the department’s ramping up to begin delivering Advanced Life Support services on April 1.  More...

Dems take closer look at news media

More than 80 people crowded into the Leelanau County Government Center last Thursday for a panel discussion of “News Media Today, Challenges? Consequences?” hosted by the Leelanau County Democratic Party.  More...

Red Dirt Road leads to Glen Arbor Town Hall

Learn about the Red Dirt Road organization at an event being held at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Glen Arbor Town Hall.  The organization that began its journey with a vision to help one woman learn to sew.  More...

Variety show returns in Leland

The third annual Best Yet Variety Show will be held from 3-5 p.m. More...

Surfman remembers favorite fish boat/tug in island passage

The following stories are taken with permission from the book, “The South Manitou Story” by Gerald E. More...

Knights to serve pancakes Sunday

The Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast Sunday at St. Michael the Archangel Church.  The meal will be served from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the lower level of the church.  There is no charge; donations will be accepted.   More...

St. Mary to hold 'Mom 2 Mom' sale

The St. Mary Parent-Teacher Organization will host a Mom 2 Mom sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Cultural Day

ST. MARY School fourth graders showed what they are made of at their annual multicultural fair Friday. More...