May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Orchardists polish up pruning skills in Port Oneida

Stu Warsen has about 10 Honeycrisp apple trees on his property in Cutlerville near Grand Rapids. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Charles Passarelli

Name: Charles Passarelli  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: 1978, but I began coming to the county as a teen in 1948. I’m almost a native.   More...

Change: It’s what’s for dinner

New owners, menus shake up Leelanau County restaurant scene

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The tried-and-true adage adequately sums up the strategy of Kristi Fischer and partner Brian Hafner, who recently purchased Fischer’s Happy Hour Tavern from her father, Paul Fischer. More...

S-B borrows less to get through fiscal years

A resolution to borrow $450,000 in anticipation of tax receipts was adopted this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The School Board, short three board members Monday night, approved borrowing the funds to get the district through a pe More...

L. Mawby winery given permission to host more events with 4-2 vote

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HAVE A SQUAT

A BLACK BEAR takes a seat on Miller Hill in Maple City. Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach, who submitted the picture, said the bear passed through her property on Saturday night while making its way to a neighbor’s bird feeder. More...

Choir performs in 3 communities

CULMINATING seven weeks of pratice, members of the Leelanau Community Choir performed concerts in Leland, Suttons Bay and Glen Arbor over the weekend. More...

Posner earns doctoral degree

Esther Posner of Suttons Bay earned summa cum laude honors last month in completing her Ph.D. More...

Kunz honored

Cedar native Benjamin Kunz achieved “academic distinction” for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.  Kunz is a Traverse City Central graduate.   More...

Polka time for Mother’s Day

Roger Majewski & The Harmony Kings from Mosinee, Wis. will play at a Mother’s Day Dance set for Saturday in Maple City.  The dance, sponsored by the St. Rita/St. More...

Trail Ambassadors seek reinforcements for busy season

Anybody who has ever hiked, biked, jogged or roller-bladed on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail may have been pleasantly surprised at how clean and well-maintained it is.  Trail-users may have also been the recipient of a coupon for an ice cream More...

County Cuisine

Savory pastries with flaky dough and cheese

Filo is a paper-thin translucent pastry used in Greek, Eastern European and Middle Eastern recipes. It's notable for its many, flaky layers and is great for preparing savory pastries. More...

Trustee airs allegations and resigns from bd.

The Suttons Bay Board of Education is taking applications for a vacancy created with the resignation of Trustee Erik Bahle this week.  Bahle stepped away from the School Board during public comment at Monday night’s meeting. More...

Planners look at limiting boat houses

Whether any new boathouses will be allowed along the South Lake Leelanau shoreline in Suttons Bay Township remained in question following the regular monthly meeting of the township Planning Commission last week.  More...

Leland fetes responders who saved woman’s life

Four men with the Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department are credited with saving the life of a 57-yearold Suttons Bay woman who was unresponsive and in full cardiac arrest over Labor Day weekend at Boathouse Vineyards in Lake Leelanau.  More...

Sherlock to save day in Northport

Three juniors star

Members of the Northport High School drama class will take the Northport auditorium stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time”  More...

Grand Traverse Lighthouse to mark 165th ‘birthday’

Aid To Navigation

Let’s dig out a little bit of background on the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, which is situated at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

Alzheimer’s programs coming to S-B, Empire

Leelanau County Senior Services and ShareCare Leelanau are collaborating to host two programs on Alzheimer’s disease.  Maggie Hardy of the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,&rdquo More...

Grants celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jim and Dorothy (Rink) Grant of Lake Leelanau are celebrating their golden anniversary.  The Grants were married on May 13, 1967, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Avon, Ohio, with the Father Foster officiating.  More...