June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Grads share positive views on their futures

1. What’s the most important thing that you learned in high school? 2. Who was your favorite teacher and why? 3. What should high schools be teaching that they are not now? 4. More...

Wind, solar power to combine at Elmwood Township property

Following a public hearing last month, the Elmwood Township Planning Commission approved a site plan that will add an array of solar panels on five acres of a 13-acre agricultural property at Bugai Road and M-72.  The property is currently the s More...

Seasonal help still at a premium

It’ll be OK, but it won’t be easy. That seems to be the narrative for at least three hiring managers looking to navigate their way through another seasonal labor shortage this year. More...

Flowers have power to help area nonprofits

Spring-like temperatures — not too hot and not too cold — brought out large crowds at two plant sales held in Leland and Cedar over Memorial Day weekend. More...

‘Lots of families’ at Glen Haven Days

There were lots of smiling faces at this year’s Glen Haven Days held Saturday in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  On Saturday, 590 people visited the Coast Guard Maritime Museum, with its exhibits and Glen Haven with its blacks More...

Retiring S-B educators have 60 years of experience

All will miss students

Editor’s note: Three veteran educators, all from Suttons Bay Public Schools, are retiring. All three agreed to discuss their careers — and their futures — when contacted by Enterprise staffer Hannah Lentz.   Cathy Konopka  More...

After four years of study, S-B senior receives two degrees

Degrees from college, high school

During a family trip to Washington D.C., Stephanie Morton recalls telling her parents, “One day I’m going to work here.”  Morton is one step closer to her career dream of becoming a member of the international business world th More...

Popp named to Hope College dean’s list

Megan Popp has been named to the dean’s list for spring semester at Hope College.  She is the daughter of Dale and Kristine Popp of Lake Leelanau. Popp graduated from Lake Leelanau St. Mary in 2014.   More...

Leland leads state with 91% of graduates going off to college

Graduation marks the beginning or “commencement” of big things to come for high school seniors. More...

Students feted for math and science

Five county students received “outstanding students awards” at the Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City.  The students were among more than 20 throughout the region in grades five through 12 who were recognized May 17 for their More...

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CASEY KAHLER was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Leelanau Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel and TBA Credit Union last week. More...

Retirees hear about pension fund

The Leelanau and Grand Traverse chapters of the Michigan Association or Retired School Personnel will host a joint meeting on Wednesday, June 14, at the Elks Club in Traverse City.  A representative from the state Office of Retirement Services w More...

Zemaitis gets GOP award

A Leland man who made it his personal project to make sure an American flag was placed in every public school classroom in the county has been named “outstanding Republican.”  Gery Zemaitis, co-chair of the Leelanau chapter of the GO More...

Library looking for direction at three public input sessions

The board of directors and trustees of the Leland Township Library are developing a new strategic plan and are seeking public input.  The library’s planning committee members will meet one-on-one to host a series of “community conver More...

They Were Remembered

A few sprinkles over the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial plaza in Suttons Bay Township and a passing shower or two over the Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport on Monday morning did not deter hundreds of people from attending Memorial Day cerem More...

G-L Woman’s Club enters 80th year of community service

The Glen Lake Woman’s Club will be celebrating its 80th year of service to the Leelanau community at its June luncheon, set for next Wednesday, June 7, at the Platte River Inn in Honor.  The club was started by 19 women in 1937. More...

Weddings, balls and picnics, social life at Good Harbor

This is the second in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It's excerpted from Good Harbor, Michigan by Norbert Bufka. More...

M-C midwife named to new licensing agency

Geradine Simkins, a national midwifery leader and Maple City resident, was appointed to the newly-inaugurated Michigan Board of Licensed Midwiferey by Gov. Rick Snyder.  More...

Leelanau’s ‘Father Michael’ on God’s peace, marriage and leaving St. Mary

‘Everybody has the choice to love ...’

Father Michael Janowski will soon be leaving the St. Mary Parish after 12 years in Lake Leelanau. Janowski, 58, will pastor at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac, as well as St. Theresa in Manton and St. Stephen in Lake City. St. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Armanda Krantz

Name: Armanda Krantz  Town or township of residence: I live in the village of Suttons Bay.  Resident since: We moved here in 1974 when my dad retired from the Navy.   More...

County Cuisine

Peppery sauce perfect atop poultry or fish meals

Today's recipe for romesco sauce is presented by chef Samuel Plamondon of 9 Bean Rows. Romesco is a red pepper and nut based sauce that traces its history back to northeastern Spain. More...

New businesses open in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay shoppers with an appreciation for Michigan-made products have a new place to poke around.  Beau Webb, a former chef at the Inn at Black Star Farms, opened MI Market on May 5 in the space formerly occupied by Suttons Bay Township offi More...

Local book used for online scam

It could be a $42,000 scam to bilk a local nonprofit of book royalties, or it could be a different type of scam designed to trick website users to give up their credit card information.  More...

Boater safety class offered by county Sheriff’s office

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office will host a boater safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at the county government center.  There is no charge for the course. More...

Plovers continue on rebound

The piping plover comeback continues, with a record 33 pairs of plovers already nest building in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  The number shows promising growth from last year’s 28 pairs of plovers found nesting along the Lakesh More...

Fredrickson, Dhami feted in Northport

Elizabeth Fredrickson has been named valedictorian and Manmeet Dhami as salutatorian of Northport Public School’s Class of 2017.  Fredrickson, daughter of Gregory and Deanna Fredrickson, has been involved in Girl Scouts for 11 years. More...

Sterling’s studies seek local wisdom

Amelie Sterling, daughter of Lea Ann and Lanny Sterling of Empire, was in Guyana last month to study the traditional ecological knowledge of the indigenous Makushi and the potential of local wisdom to guide conservation initiatives.  More...

19 to graduate at Leelanau School

The Leelanau School will award diplomas to 19 students at 11 a.m. More...

Prospectors award $9,000 in scholarships

The Leelanau Prospectors Club has provided or administered scholarships worth a collective $9,000 to seniors at high schools in Leelanau County.  More...

Three earn degrees

Three former county students were among more than 1,000 graduates who received diplomas from Grand Valley State University at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.  Carolyn R. Eitzen and Hannah J. More...

Northport women to hear about Field of Flowers

The Northport Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gertrude’s Church.  Guest speaker will be Christina Pfeiffer of Christina’s Field of Flowers, which is located off French Road in Lake Leelanau.   More...

Officers elected and awards given out by women’s league

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) held its annual dinner and membership meeting at the Homestead last week.  Rana Elmir of the ACLU of Michigan addressed attendees on the importance of building community and recognizing the cont More...

Local League members active at state convention

Eight members of the League of Women Voters Leelanau County attended the League’s state convention last month in East Lansing.  Vina Mikesell from Northport was elected vice president for programs and Joan Hunault of Suttons Bay was electe More...

Car designers, show draw crowds to Northport

Kids make their own car art

The “Cars as Art” exhibition held Memorial Day weekend drove throngs of people to Northport to meet and discuss the work of retired car engineers and designers.  More...

Platts, St. Mary grad, receives captain’s bars

Raymond E. Platts IV says the Army has given him an opportunity to do things he never would or could do without its help.  Platts, a 2008 graduate of Lake Leelanau St. Mary, received his captain’s bars May 1. He is the son of Raymond E. More...

Sign up begins for Cedar gun club golf scramble

Sugar Loaf The Old Course will host the Cedar Rod & Gun Club Educational Foundation’s four-person golf outing at noon on Saturday, June 24.  Proceeds will benefit youth events at the Cedar Rod & Gun Club.  More...

HAIR BORN

SUZANNE COUTURIER, of Lake Leelanu, completes her morning exercise before work in Drow Field with her dog Ursa. More...

Retired prof Graham receives Sandburg award

Suttons Bay resident Jim Graham was awarded Carl Sandburg College’s Distinguished Service Award last month during the school’s 49th commencement ceremony.  Graham was a political science faculty member from 1979 to 2010 and also serv More...

Tarsa, Holmes top St. Mary scholars

St. Mary School has named Haley Tarsa as valedictorian and Emily Holmes as salutatorian of the graduating Class of 2017.  More...

Popp, Kellogg reunited, plan to marry

High school sweethearts Ken Popp and Shana Kellogg had no idea what their futures would hold during their courtship back in 1990.  Now they have announced their marriage at a ceremony planned in October at St. More...