April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Writing helps 86-year-old man journey through grief

When Trevor Jones’ wife Kay died in October 2015 just two days before their 56th anniversary, Jones found himself at odds with the world — lonely, depressed and bored. So Jones, who is 86, channeled those feelings into a book. More...

Aging population puts strain on Senior Services budget

Leelanau County Senior Services is losing money at an unstable rate.  That’s because an increasing number of senior citizens residing in Leelanau County are requesting help through a variety of programs.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Zach Baker

Name: Zach Baker  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: 2013  Age and birthplace: 37, Grand Haven   More...

Glen Lake revs up search for certified math instructors

$7,500 signing bonuses

Two math teachers are among a slew of employment positions Glen Lake Community Schools is hoping to fill.  The district is advertising for two secondary math teachers — one to replace a current staff member who is moving on and a second to More...

Five-minute pitch could land Suttons Bay business $7,000

9 Bean Rows has been tabbed as one of six finalists in a competition designed to provide a spark for tourism-based businesses in northern Michigan.  More...

Steelhead officially on the move in Crystal River

Charles Hawkins of Lake Ann has been a fly fishing guide for 23 years.  Hawkins has witnessed his share of fishing highlights in that stretch, but he admits that few moments match the sight of a young angler hooking into a steelhead for the firs More...

Congratulations to our Wedding Guide winners

It’s no secret that planning the perfect wedding is an expensive affair.  After cutting checks for equipment rentals, venue fees, bridal gowns, chair covers, invitations, photos and everything else needed for a traditional wedding, it&rsqu More...

Pruning workshop set to return May 22

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host its popular antique apple and pear tree pruning workshop from 1-4 p.m. More...

Ruby Ellen Farm to host ‘Photo Discovery Day’

The Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm will host a “Photo Discovery Day” Sunday, April 23 at the Bingham Township hall.  Organizers have been working throughout the winter sorting through thousands of photos collected by Rex Dobson.  He More...

Northport art exhibit kicks off tomorrow

An opening for The Gift of Light & Color exhibit from Northport School students will be held from 6-9 p.m. More...

St. Mary students to take part in egg hunt

An egg hunt and preschool open house will be held at St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau Sunday.  The hunt will begin at 12:15 p.m. with a blessing of the baskets by the Rev. More...

Partner Program to feature Humane Society

Parents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers are being called to join their children for a fun interactive experience being held from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Greilickville.  More...

Auditions planned for two Glen Arbor plays

The Glen Arbor Art Association Readers’ Theater will hold auditions for two plays by British playwright J.M. Barrie at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church on W. MacFarlane Road near Glen Arbor.  More...

Spring a big hit, helps set record

Blame it on spring. Or the secret cole slaw recipe.  Or being the last of three scrumptious fish dinners served by parishioners at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Isadore.  More...

Senior Services provides help at the push of a button, much more

Georgina “G.G.” Galla of Cedar, 76, says she is a very fortunate woman.  She’s still able to live in the same home she’s lived in for 53 years in downtown Cedar, and has lots of friends and relatives nearby to look out fo More...

Four libraries plan programs for their week

Four public libraries in Leelanau County have planned special events for National Library Week, which begins Sunday:  * * *  The Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library will host Teresa K. More...

County Cuisine

An easy gourmet meal that impresses your friends

If you're looking for a way to impress your friends and family, but you don't have much experience in the kitchen, this week's recipe will make everyone think you have the chops of a professional chef even though you've never spent a day in culinary More...

State tickets business for making storm repairs

Repairs to damage from the Aug. More...

Fence project required step for Sugar Loaf; neighbors upset

The lodge at Sugar Loaf Resort is now surrounded by a chain-link fence.  The head of Leelanau County’s Construction Code Authority, Steve Haugen, said the fence was erected last week by a two-man crew from Ohio in less than 24 hours.  More...

Tomorrow last day to order seedlings

The Leelanau Conservation District’s annual spring seedling sale is currently underway with native tree and shrub species that are well suited for our climate and soil conditions.  More...

Registration open for spring youth trap league in Cedar

The Cedar Rod & Gun Educational Foundation has made an addition to its spring youth trap league.  New this year is a 2-gun match, which will be held on the pistol range on May 13. More...

Lakeshore lines up star party calendar

The first of a series of Find Your Park After Dark Summer Star parties for 2017 will be held from 9-11 p.m. April 22 at the Dune Climb in Glen Arbor Township.  More...

Brown wins poster contest

An original piece of art by Claire Brown, a sophomore at Northport School, will be featured in the poster for the 20th annual Northport Cars in the Park advertising campaign.  Brown was the winner of a poster competition held by planners of the More...

All aboard for bus trip along historic train routes

Dave Taghon, director of the Empire Heritage Museum, and Roger Griner of the Benzie Area Historical Museum will lead bus a tour of The Empire and Southeastern Railroad through Honor, Empire, and Empire Junction.  More...

Cherry-related commerce dominated Northport waterfront; now park

The waterfront of Northport has had some interesting maritime activities over the years starting from the 1849 founding of Northport all the way up to modern times.  More...

Send in your Easter, Holy Week schedules

The Enterprise will be publishing Holy Week and Easter service schedules from local churches April 13.  If you’d like your church listed, please send information to amy@leelanaunews.com or call 256-9827 no later than noon Monday.   More...

Jannesen, Ray announce engagement

Ashley L. Jannesen and Dr. Andrew L. Ray, both of San Francisco, have announced their engagement.  More...