May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Time for Treasures

Pickin’ the peninsula: With $25 in hand, writer gathers slew of garage sale gems

Traverse City residents Frances Hodges and Carolyn Penney were among the early birds Friday at Cedar Creek Commons community garage sale. “We have enough stuff. We just like to see what everybody’s selling,” Hodges said. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Ross Deye

Name: Ross Deye  Town or township of residence: Cedar, Michigan  Resident since: We have lived here since 2010.   More...

Village OKs Hop Lot expansion

Business ‘good for community’

Despite concerns that not enough parking may be available, the Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week approved a site plan that will allow the Hop Lot Brewing Company to expand without being required to provide any more parking spaces.& More...

Residents drop off hazardous waste

“We were quite pleased with the turn out,” said county senior planner Kristin Meredith about a hazardous waste collection held Saturday at the Leelanau County Government Center.  Indeed, some 451 households participated — a rec More...

In Centerville, stove and fridge need homes

Centerville Township has received two bids for renovations to the township hall, located at Bodus and French roads.  “We have two and are waiting on a third,” said township Supervisor Jim Schwantes. More...

Draft horses rule over Ruby’s farm

Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township hosted its annual “Plow Day” on Sunday, conducted by members of the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse and Mule Association.  More...

Packed crowds attend St. Mary play

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Forum based on indigenous values

The Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host a forum on Wednesday, June 7, entitled “Sharing Anishinaabe History and Culture: Putting Indigenous Values into Practice.”  More...

‘Dropbox’ discussion in Leland

The Leland Township Library will host a computer workshop on Dropbox and the Cloud next Thursday, June 1.  Technical services librarian Mark Morton will discuss Dropbox, an online Cloud storage service used to save and share documents, pictures More...

Quilt show, sale coming this weekend

Lake Leelanau St. Mary will host its annual quilt and bake sale Saturday and Sunday in the lower level of the church.  The two-day event will feature more than 30 quilts on display and available for purchase.  More...

Hellmuth, Peirce exchange vows

Lindsey Celeste Hellmuth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Joynes Hellmuth of Mason Neck, Va., and Reid Rowan Peirce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Reid Peirce of Glen Lake, were married on Saturday.  More...

Pow Wow, students score 100 percent

More than 50 people gathered in the Suttons Bay High School gymnasium on Friday to honor tribal graduates in the Class of 2017 during an annual Pow Wow celebration.  “This is a great chance for us to share with everybody what our religion More...

Treasure hunt: Weekend sales across the county

Looking to find your own treasures? Following is a list of sales planned over Memorial Day weekend in Leelanau County.   Yard Sale — Today, Friday and Saturday, 9 to 3:30 p.m, 5868 S. More...

Empire to hold village-wide sale

The Village of Empire will be a picker’s paradise Saturday, June 3, as the community hosts its inaugural village-wide garage sale.  More than 20 garages are lined up to be open for business with household treasures ranging from lawn furnit More...

County Cuisine

Spring Pudding: Lots of sweet, and a little sour

Today's recipe for sweet yet tangy rhubarb pudding comes to us from Martha's Leelanau Table. In Martha's own words, it is "one of my favorite desserts. I used to make this for my dad, it was his favorite dessert. More...

Business Briefs: Bike tire repair clinic tonight in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay Bikes owner Nick Wierzba will lead the first of two bike repair clinics, “Flat Tire Repair 101 & Basic Bike Maintenance,” at the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library today at 6 p.m.  Wierzba will teach attendees how t More...

Bingham, S-B residents clean up

Dozens of Suttons Bay Township and Bingham Township residents participated in a bi-township “cleanup” event Saturday morning.  More...

Envirothon students place 2nd

Glen Lake Envirothon students were second overall at the state Envirothon competition last week hosted by Michigan State University.  The “Eh” team comprised of Sonja Stairs, Emma Karagas-Spencer, Stella Young and Carson Reay placed More...

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 131 and their leaders placed flags on the graves in Bingham Township last week. More...

South Fox Island lighthouse, guiding mariners since 1867

First shown Nov. 1, 1867

The following story and photos tell about the first lightkeepers on South Fox Island, which can be found in author Kathleen Craker Firestone’s book “The Fox Islands, North and South.  * * *  More...

Elder law talk at Northport Highlands

Northport Highlands will host a free program on elder law on Thursday, June 15, at 11 a.m.  Attorneys David Dobreff and Terri Winegarden will lead a seminar on estate planning and how seniors can negotiate complex issues involved in asset protec More...

Lion gives funds for pole barn to club

The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club has a new utility building thanks to a forward-thinking member who left the organization money in his will.  Glen Flaska, who died in 2013, bequeathed funding to the club for a pole building, which was recently co More...

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FIFTH GRADERS from Lake Leelanau St. Mary created a “wax museum” that came to life last week in the school lobby as each student dressed as a historical figure. More...