May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Morel mushroom hunters anticipate ‘excellent season’

Al Garvin claims to be known as the “morel mushroom hunting guru,” and he lived up to the name last week. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Isaac Dedenbach

Name: Isaac Dedenbach  Town or township of residence: Solon Township, with a Cedar mailing address.  Resident of county since: 2002 when I was three years old, my younger brother Ezra was born, and we moved here.   More...

Leelanau Farmers Markets await ‘opening day’ in Suttons Bay

Run by nonprofit

It’s that time of year again, when fresh produce and other products can be had at farmers markets held around the county.  The season kicks off on Saturday with the Suttons Bay Farmers Market being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Upon retirement, John Visser reflects on 39 years of banking

Regulation has changed industry

John Visser, who retired Friday with a party and reception at Chemical Bank in Suttons Bay, has been an icon in the community banking industry.  He’s been working with clients for more than 39 years, the majority as a branch manager for ba More...

400 attend experience event at Leland

More than 400 people last week attended the “Leland Experience” event, an evening showcasing student work and accomplishments.  More...

Young retirees become clubs’ newest ‘fresh blood’

Service clubs lack in young members

In a world of shrinking service clubs, the Empire Lions are going strong.  With 61 members, it is the largest club in the Lions 16-county service area, which covers most of central and northwest lower Michigan, from Midland to Leelanau.  Wh More...

Introduction to new senior transportation program

Leelanau County Senior Services will take seniors on a bus ride to introduce the new BATA Leelanau Wellness route.  Those interested should meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay. More...

Hubbell shines at Lake Superior State

Grace Ellyn Hubbell, daughter Joseph and Amy Hubbell of Centerville Township, graduated Saturday from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. More...

League plans annual dinner at Homestead

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County has set its annual dinner and meeting for Thursday, May 25, at The Homestead Resort.  Guest speaker will be Rana Elmir, deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan. More...

Lindleys celebrate 50-year marriage

Roger and Sandy (Fromholz) Lindley of Suttons Bay are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on May 6, 1967, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Ohio.  Both are now retired. More...

Students’ project helps in India

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Hear ‘Music of the Soul’ at Northport church

All are welcome to join Trinity Church UCC in Northport for an afternoon concert entitled “Music of the Soul.”  The first concert will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Is Leelanau’s newest place for ‘shrooming past its prime?

Palmer Woods still worth the walk

Looking for a new place to mushroom hunt?  You’re welcome to try the expansive Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, says Matt Heiman, director of land programs for the Leelanau Conservancy, but you may be a few decades too late.  More...

Conservancy plans to 'get it right' with Palmer Woods

Palmer Woods, at 707 acres, represents by far the largest project the Leelanau Conservancy has undertaken.  So it’s no surprise that the Conservancy is moving with care, consulting with stakeholders and experts in a number of fields to dev More...

County Cuisine

Thai soup offers warming experience for ‘early birds’

Today's soup recipe combines familiar flavors, like apple and carrot, with some more exotic flavors, like shallot and coconut, which are common in Thai Cuisine. Thai cuisine is know for it's spiciness. More...

Suttons Bay may retake control of hot lunch program from TC district

Changes in the rules governing school hot lunch programs may force Suttons Bay to try another way to feed its students.  The Board of Education during its workshop meeting held last week discussed changes in Michigan Department of Education guid More...

Townhouse owners break ground on own water system

The owners of 72 townhouses near Sugar Loaf Resort finally have something to celebrate. More...

Leland finished .500 in world meet

The Leland robotics team finished .500.  Among the top teams in the world.  More...

Contest underway to pick area’s favorite winery

As part of its Michigan Wine Month celebration, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme recently launched a bracket-style contest on Facebook to determine which is the “Top TC Winery.”  More...

Program discusses email basics

The Leland Township Library’s next computer workshop, set for Thursday, May 11, will be “Emailing with Gmail.”  Mark Morton, technical services librarian, will cover how to set up an account with this popular email service alon More...

Lightning strikes beech tree; S. Manitou storm a ‘dandy’

The following stories are taken with permission from the book, “The South Manitou Story” by Gerald E. Crowner, who was a surfman at the island Coast Guard station from 1926-28.  More...

Sign up opens for Cedar Polka Fest parade

The Cedar Area Community Foundation is looking for groups that would like to participate in the Cedar Polka Fest parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.  The parade will line up at 3:30 p.m. More...

Brow, Detweiler announce engagement

Morgan Brow and Shane Detweiler are pleased to announce their engagement.  Morgan is the daughter or Roseanne and David Brow of Northville. Shane is the son of Pamela and Greg Detweiler of Northport.  More...

Whodunit? Leland, St. Mary students team up in murder mystery production

Audience members will be asked to decide which character is the killer in the interactive whodunit musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which premieres today at 7 p.m. More...