April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Students enjoy locally grown food; funding in question

A program that supplies fresh produce to schools grown by local farmers may be in jeopardy.  The state’s 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms program provides schools with match incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase an More...

Recycling sites going to red containers

Residents in Cedar, Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay will see something new at their respective recycling sites next week.  The county and Solid Waste Council are switching to smaller containers that are expected to be in place by Monday.  More...

Fire break work begins in Glen Arbor Township

Additional work to cleanup downed trees near the southern entrance to Glen Arbor was approved this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The trees were downed in the August 2015 storm for which the township was considered “ground zero.&r More...

County teams with Grand Traverse to form joint medical examiner office

Leelanau County has a new Medical Examiner.  In fact, the county now employs a whole staff of physicians who are board-certified forensic pathologists capable of investigating deaths and conducting autopsies at the Western Michigan University (W More...

Leland sitting OK with governor’s proposed budget

A proposed change in state reimbursement for instruction provided to parochial schools will not impact the bottom line at Leland Public School.  More...

Busy week full of programs to celebrate Earth Day in Leelanau

Leelanau residents have their choice of Earth Day activities from which to choose this week.  The Leelanau Conservancy began a weeklong schedule of events with a walk at the DeYoung Natural Area; a garlic mustard removal bee at Clay Cliffs Natur More...

Club picks officers

The Northport Women’s Club has announced officers for 2017.  Denise Branch was elected president, Pat McMahon-Eichenlaub, vice president; Patty Nolftz, secretary; and Norma Neve, treasurer.  The club meets on the first Tuesday of each More...

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Upgrades to marina being drawn up

The Suttons Bay marina may soon sport a new look.  The Suttons Bay Village Council on Monday awarded a $30,300 contract with the engineering firm Gosling Czubak to provide a design and engineered drawings for signifi- cant upgrades to the villag More...

G-A may seek park millage

To fund park updates

A millage request to fund improvements at the township park in Glen Arbor may go before voters in August.  The Glen Arbor Township Board Tuesday night supported a request from its park commission to go to voters with what was termed a “ref More...

Junk offenders may get letter, not ticket, in Bingham Township

Board nixes ordinance

Following nearly a year of consideration, the Bingham Township Board decided this week that it will not adopt a “Junk Ordinance” anytime soon, despite complaints from some township residents that their neighbors need to clean up their jun More...

Leland seeks manager to oversee planned upgrade of school building

Requests for proposals (RFP) to hire a construction manager or managing firm are being sought by the Leland Board of Education.  Facilities committee members reported to the full board Monday night that they had met with teachers, the administra More...

Frost not a problem for cherries as temps point to early bloom

The gradual arrival of spring has local fruit crops slowly coming out of dormancy.  That’s good news for orchardists who at this time of year often experience sleepless nights wondering whether Old Man Winter’s last gasp will impact More...

‘Talk about art’ series continues

The Glen Arbor Art Association’s “Talk About Art” series will continue Sunday, May 7, when host Norm Wheeler will hold a conversation with Traverse City poet Fleda Brown.  In a wide-ranging talk about the craft of writing, Whee More...