June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Wreck Quest

Museum, students map ships lost in bay

High interest in an expedition to map shipwrecks that had for decades rested invisibly at the bottom of Northport Bay has organizers of the program preparing for another voyage.  The Maritime Archaeology and Research Program had a successful fir More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nichele Hursey

Name: Nichele Hursey  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: 1973 — my parents grew up here and they wanted to give us the gift of Leelanau County.  Age and birthplace: 51 and Detroit   More...

Heating, cooling updates in place

A project to replace a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the county’s Law Enforcement Center was being finalized last week with engineers testing and balancing the system, most of which is located on the roof of the bui More...

Low reserves may force S-B to report to state Treasury

Additional financial reporting to the state may be required of the Suttons Bay School District because its monetary reserves are so low.  The School Board voted 5-0 to support a $6,134,087 spending plan for 2017-18 that will keep the district in More...

Suttons Bay to offer home cook’n

Students at Suttons Bay will be getting some “home cookin’” next fall.  The Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday night to approve the hiring of Doris Walter as food service director .  Trustees Jennifer Porter and Jennifer More...

Museum’s reach moves beyond lighthouse walls

A private conversation is responsible for kindling interest in an exciting underwater program that is turning up the locations and identities of long-lost shipwrecks off the shoreline of Leelanau Township.  The program is the brainchild of Stef More...

Young art featured in Northport

Aspiring artists under 40 will have a chance to showcase their work at the SPARK exhibition coming to Northport Art Association.  Grammy award winner and Northport local, Nathan Scherrel, will choose the FREENJOY prize winner for the exhibition More...

In Suttons Bay, stroll with the artists

The Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce on Friday will host its 11th annual Summer Solstice Art & Wine Walk.  Visitors will be strolling from store to store viewing work from local artisans, who will be available to talk about their work. More...

Business Briefs

Jewelry store celebrates 20 years   Korner Gem, a full-service jeweler in Elmwood Township, will kick off a twoweek “20-year customer appreciation event” on Saturday.  According to an ad in this week’s paper, the business More...

Grads earn scholarships

Three graduating seniors from Northport Public School were awarded $12,470 in scholarship from five Leelanau Township Community Foundation funds.  In addition, $1,100 was awarded to graduating seniors from the Northport Promise scholarship fund, More...

Glen Arbor talk to consider Christian healing

Can prayer have a tangible impact in our daily lives? More...

Glen Lake library begins weekly summer sessions

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire will begin its summer season of children’s programs next Thursday, June 22, with a gardening workshop by environmental educator Lori Sanders.  Programs will take place Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. More...

Leelanau has 3 barns of the year

Competition for “barn of the year” accolades is stiff, says Sandy Noonan, who put together applications for the past three years for the “Noonan” barn that was built in 1910.  What put the application from Dave and Sandy More...

Strawberries ready this weekend?

Carol Coldwell will have fewer strawberries to pick this summer.  More...

Noonan barn nearly lost to winter rain

The life of the Noonan barn almost ended in February 1979, two years after Dave and Sandy Noonan married and moved to the farm.  Details about how wet, heavy snow led the barn’s roof to collapse and how it was rebuilt were provided in the More...

$20,000 sought to explore leagues under the sea

While donations from community benefactors were enough to start the Maritime Archaeology and Research program, more funds are needed to keep it going.  Stef Staley, executive director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, said the cost to lea More...

Lighthouse celebrates a birthday

Museum moves into spotlight

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse, one of the oldest structures of its kind on Lake Michigan, will celebrate its birthday on Saturday.  The lighthouse, located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau Township, will mark its 165th birthday w More...

County Cuisine

Bogey’s puts Leland twist on a classic drink

Next time you stop in at Bogey's, take a close look at the drink coaster on your table. You'll find this drink recipe printed on the backside. It's one of the signature drinks offered on their sizable drink menu. More...

Fire destroys Glen Lake home

A fire caused by a downed power line that overheated a propane tank Saturday destroyed a home in Glen Arbor Township.  The Glen Lake Fire Department responded at 2:50 p.m. More...

Halvorsen takes seat on S-B School Board

Tim Halvorsen was sworn in as a member of the Suttons Bay Board of Education this week.  Halvorsen took his seat and joined board President Thor Mikesell and trustees Kim Eike, David Buffum and Steve Hall for the regular meeting, which also incl More...

Arts & Entertainment

Friday, June 16  5 - 9 p.m. Art and Wine Walk, Suttons Bay  6 - 10 p.m. SPARK! An Exhibition of Artists Under 40 opening reception, Northport Village Arts Building  Saturday, June 17  8 p.m. More...

Suttons Bay musician to play in Boston

Natalie Myers of Suttons Bay will be in Lenox, Mass. More...

Julliard-trained pianist to perform in Northport

The Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC) will host pianist David Syme Saturday at 8 p.m.  Syme, a Julliard-trained musician, performs regularly at the NCAC, where he’s known for his interaction with the audience.  He has performed i More...

Fundraiser hosted in historic schoolhouse

ShareCare of Leelanau will host an afternoon of music, wine and cheese Friday at the historic Shetland School on M-22 in Cleveland Township  Built in 1871, the iconic Shetland School was used as a one-room school house until 1954. More...

Young S-B pupils feted

Some 59 Suttons Bay Elementary School achieved honor roll status during the third-quarter marking period.  More...

Scholarships top $100,000 at G-L

Awards from $250 to $5,000; all heartfelt

More than $100,000 in scholarships were presented recently to members of Glen Lake Community School’s graduating seniors.  Following is a list of scholarships awarded and their recipients:   Sarah Dunn Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($ More...

Noonans Own Top Barn

At 107, she’s still going strong

David Noonan took his first job seriously, running two miles to work every day after school.  It’s a job he’s never left.  Now his work place, built in 1910 in Kasson Township, has earned the accolades of Michigan “Barn of More...

Empire couple feted for work in preserving barns

Stephen Stier makes a point to not focus on his past efforts when it comes to volunteering. More...

Buy, sell farmland on new website

A new website will make it easier for farmers to buy, sell and lease land.  More...

Northport gas stations, one on every corner

When we were looking at some of the choices we had for an article, we remembered the number of physical locations in Northport that had a gas station. In this little town of 600 people, we recalled that there were five gas stations. More...