June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Artisans putting on quite the shows   Art lovers have ample opportunities this weekend. More...

Leland Twp. says yes indeed, please send dredge funding

Leland Township is in the process of formulating a message to the Army Corps of Engineers that it does, indeed, want the $500,000 allocated by Congress to dredge its harbor.  The funds will help offset the cost of work already completed by the t More...

Co-op talks continue in Suttons Bay

The future of cooperative sports programs between Northport and Suttons Bay was discussed in more detail at the Suttons Bay Board of Education meeting on Monday.  More...

Steps taken to ramp up math scores in Glen Lake schools

A list of ingredients to improve secondary math scores has been assembled by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The School Board during its Monday night meeting purchased new curriculum, hired new instructors and agreed to pay for additional pro More...

Summer school programs secure

Northport Public School plans to draw $130,000 from its fund balance to fund after-school and summer school activities should funding for the programs be missing in the federal budget.  The funds were earmarked in the district’s 2017-18 bu More...

Water topics range from swimmers itch to algae

The Leelanau Clean Water committee will host a program next week entitled, “Stay Healthy While Swimming: What to Consider When Enjoying Northern Michigan Lakes.”  The event, scheduled from 7 to 8:30 a.m. More...

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THE “BIG MAYFLY” hatch on south Lake Leelanau has been going on two weeks, with Hexegenia limbata shown here lining the sidewalk near Pedaling Beans in the town of Lake Leelanau.   More...

Relating iconic Fountain Point, zoning

Three days short of the 128th birthday of Fountain Point Resort, members of the Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission were discussing how the iconic lakeside business fits into local zoning.  More...

Private sewer sought by Lake Leelanau shoreline owners

Conservancy on board

There was little disagreement among a room-full of township residents who Monday evening discussed the need for a common drain field to serve the 34 lots on Sunset Shores.  But the anticipated cost, which was established at more than $21,000 per More...

Keen hopes to beat ‘big birthday’ with retirement

Leland Township clerk Jane Keen, who’s known for speaking her mind, enjoying a good laugh and keeping a vigilant watch over the public’s money, announced her eventual retirement Monday evening in typical fashion.  More...

Glen Lake plugs in with technology buys

Technology purchases of more than $131,000 were approved by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board on Monday night voted to replace computer devices that have been used for six years with 328 Chromebooks and other laptop computers.  More...

Hearing set for proposed Elmwood hotel

And 28- slip marina

The Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has set a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. More...

Extension reaches out to answer gardening questions

The Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will host weekly diagnostic clinics at the county Government Center starting next week.  Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. More...

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MEMBERS OF the By-the- Bay Gardener Club recently planted flower pots throughout the Village of Suttons Bay. More...