June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Class of 2017 recognized for extracurricular achievements

GLEN LAKE

A distinguished group of 68 seniors made its way across the stage inside the Glen Lake gymnasium on Sunday.  Glen Lake football coach Jerry Angers, the “guest speaker” at this year’s ceremony, described just how distinguished t More...

Father Michael — eight St. Mary grads bid adieu — for now

ST. MARY

Father Michael Janowski had a little more than usual in common with the eight graduates of the St. Mary Class of 2017 on Sunday.  “As you make your transition, so do I, in a couple of weeks,” Janowski said. More...

Suttons Bay teacher sends seniors off with ‘five tips for adulting’

SUTTONS BAY

Suttons Bay’s commencement ceremony “made me really feel nostalgic,” said Jack Pasche, one of 51 members of the school’s Class of 2017.  Pasche wasn’t the only one feeling nostalgic at the Sunday afternoon event in More...

Npt. Council holds up decision for Tesla-only electric hookups

A fleet of Tesla electric vehicles may soon be coming to Northport.  That, at least, is the hope of some Village Council members, who want to install a Tesla Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in a village municipal parking lot on Waukazoo S More...

Nonprofit given OK to open ‘farm store’

Approval was given for a “farm store” to open at the historic Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township.  Acting last Thursday, June 1, the Bingham Township Planning Commission approved a special land use permit for the Ruby Ellen Farm Sto More...

VI Grill to host After Hours

The Village Inn Grill in Suttons Bay will host the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) Business After Hours meeting today.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m.  For more information about the LPCC, which recently relocated to Leelanau S More...

Cincinnatti man tops in plein air

A painting by Rick Koehler of Cincinnati earned “Best in Show” accolades at the Leelanau Community Cultural Center’s “Leland Air” Plein Art Competition over Memorial Day weekend.  His painting, entitled “The H More...

Many art classes offered by Glen Arbor organization

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) will offer instruction in several mediums this summer at the Thoreson Farm located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Classes in flower arranging, painting, printmaking, photography, pottery and More...

Singers in Glen Arbor

The Summer Singers, a community chorus sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association, invites singers young and old for a summer filled with music.  The chorus rehearses from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

New spreader put to work at park

A seeder purchased by the Leelanau Conservation District this spring has proven popular with farmers, and on Tuesday it was enlisted in an effort to reintroduce native grasses to Veronica Valley County Park.  The Conservation District rents out More...

$ 1 MILLION REQUIRED to save lighthouse

Shoreline eroded on South Manitou by wave action

Lake Michigan is winning the war for her shoreline, putting access to one of the most visible landmarks on South Manitou Island in jeopardy.  However, a project set to get under way this fall would rebuild the shoreline closest to South Manitou More...

Winery plans fund raiser for St. Jude’s Hospital

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery will host a fundraiser for St. Jude Research Hospital, next Thursday, June 15.  The Elmwood Township winery is the first business in northern Michigan to host an event for St. Jude’s. More...

Ground broken on cemetery project

Ground was broken last week for construction of two 36-foot field stone cremains walls at Beechwood Cemetery, expanding capacity by 108 spaces.  The Friends of Beechwood Cemetery, a non-profit community group comprised of Leland Township citizen More...

Coast Guardsman gets his fill of red raspberries

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...

Vacation Bible School offered

Northport Covenant Church will host Vacation Bible School next week.  “Putting on Your Walking Shoes: Walking Every Day with Jesus” will be the theme of the event, which runs Monday through Friday from 9-11:30 a.m.  Bible lesson More...

Astronaut to Class of 2017: ‘You can be anything you want to be’

LELAND

Family and friends of Leland Public School’s Class of 2017 gathered Friday in the school gymnasium to give them a great commencement send-off.  Thirty seniors donned gowns and marched into the gymnasium for the last time as a class to look More...

Small class ‘leaves big shoes to fill’

NORTHPORT

Small but mighty was the theme at the Northport Public School graduation ceremony Friday.  The ceremony honored one of the smallest graduating classes in Northport history, featuring the four graduates of the class of 2017: Elizabeth Fredrickson More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Sarah Peschel

Name: Sarah Peschel  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: Full time resident since 2011  Age and birthplace: A lady never tells. I was born in Traverse City.   More...

County Cuisine

Summer veggies season heats up with spicy salsa

With summer vegetable season on the horizon, this recipe for corn salsa is definitely fridge magnet material. This combination of grilled and fresh vegetables is healthy, delicious, easy to prepare and perfect for hosting. More...

County connects with stops on Parade of Homes tour

A home constructed by an up-andcoming Leelanau County business will be one of 20 showcased in the upcoming Parade of Homes tour. More...

Food, wine part of community festival

Art starts on Friday

After several years of less-than-ideal weather, organizers of the Leland Wine and Food Festival are crossing fingers for a sunny Saturday.  More...

Organist Egler leads church’s festival

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Leland will host guest organist Steven Egler on Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m. as part of the church’s annual Hymn Festival.  More...

Concert series opens

The Leelanau Children’s Choir and Leelanau Youth Ensemble will start the summer entertainment schedule offered by the Northport Community Arts Center on Friday with “What the World Needs Now,” a concert exploring the aspects of love More...

Conservation District more than doubles sales of native plants

The Leelanau Conservation District had taken orders for 400 native plants before Friday, which was pickup day at the Leelanau Enterprise outbuilding.  That was about double the amount sold at the District’s 2016 sale — and then anoth More...

Lake Leelanau has a new, Christian ‘neighbor’

There’s a new “neighbor” in the neighborhood.  The Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) organization moved from rented space at Suttons Bay Public Schools to its own building, next to the Enterprise on M-204 in Lake Leelanau. More...

Master Sgt. Hughes feted at retirement

Served for 30 years

A 1984 graduate of Suttons Bay High School has retired after 30 years of honorable service to the United States.  Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn M. Hughes was feted at a ceremony held last week at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. More...

Library plans summer full of reading events

Registration will be open Tuesday for the Leland Township Public Library’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World.”  From June through Aug. 8, children and teens are invited to participate.  More...

Civic club expands scholarships to include St. Mary graduates

The Leland Women’s Civic Club (LWCC) has awarded scholarships to young women graduating from Leland Public School and — for the first time — Lake Leelanau St. More...

Senior expo coming to Suttons Bay

Leelanau County Senior Services will host its annual Senior Expo on Tuesday, June 20, at Suttons Bay High School.  More than 100 vendors have signed up to showcase the latest information, resources, products and services available to seniors.&nb More...