June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Summinars set to kick off in Leland Sunday

Where can you learn about Great Lakes islands, the Farm-to-Table movement and the experiences of World War II veterans?  You don’t have to go far to learn more about these and other subjects which will be featured in this year’s Leel More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Stephen Tarsa

Name: Stephen Tarsa  Town or township of residence: Kasson Township  Resident since: 1966 (except 4 years 1988-1992)  Age and birthplace: 52, Mt. Pleasant, MI   More...

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BLAKE HOWELL, right, of Lansing joins deputy Paul Peschel on patrol at Kids Fishing Day on Sunday. Howell has joined the Marine Division as an intern working for the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. More...

60 county college students make grade at Northwestern

Sixty county students were named to the dean’s list at Northwestern Michigan College for spring semester 2017.  More...

In S-B, 59 make honor roll

More than 50 Suttons Bay elementary students earned a sport on the honor roll for the fourth marking period of this school year.  More...

Named to Grand Valley dean’s list

Several students from Leelanau County were placed on the winter semester dean’s list for Grand Valley State University. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average for the honor.   From Cedar was Rachael M. More...

Wildcats receive accolades

Northport Public School has placed the names of 32 students on its honor roll for the last quarter of the 2016-17 school year. More...

Artist, at 86, prepares for exhibit

Presents at Old Art Building

Watercolor painter Charles Passarelli loves going out of his way to inspire artists of all levels.  “I hope that I impart them with a joy of painting,” said Passarelli, who for five years has taught a class at the Old Art Building in More...

Museum talk focuses on American Indians, U.S.

University of Michigan professor Phil Deloria will speak on the topic of American Indian history next Thursday, July 6, at the Leelanau Historical Museum.  The title of the talk is, “American Indian History 101: Constitutions, Treaties, La More...

Historic art on display in Northport

The sale of long-lost art created by a painter who once had a studio in Leelanau Township will benefit the fledging Northport Arts Association.  The work of Emily Nash Smith will be shown as one of three extensive collections of Leelanau artists More...

Buswa graduates

Denise (Duperon) Buswa, a 2002 Suttons Bay graduate, graduated cum laude last month from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School.   More...

55 kids kick off summer at Bible school

4 churches working together

More than 55 children participated in the Leelanau Vacation Bible School (VBS) last week at Keswick United Methodist Church. More...

‘Treasures’ help pay for mission trip

The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” came to life at the St. Mary’s School annual “Used Treasure Sale.”  The fundraiser is a tradition for students at St. More...

Haapala Plamondon, are wed

Melissa Plamondon of Lake Leelanau and Christopher Haapala of Lake Ann have exchanged wedding vows.  The couple were married on April 15 at Lake Ann Camp, a Christian summer camp and retreat, by Pastor Rand Graber.  The bride is the daughte More...

Lita Fisher has deep connection to county

Friends and family of Lita Fisher threw a surprise 90th birthday party for her at the Cottonwood Bed and Breakfast in Empire.  The B & B was originally owned decades ago by Fisher’s grandparents and brothers who emigrated from Norway.& More...

Leelanau’s start in tourism part of new museum exhibit

Leelanau County was once home to a hotel that rivaled the prominence of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. More...

More speakers in trio of series

Special speakers will be visiting three Leelanau County churches this summer. Here is the list of speakers and where they will be when:  Omena Presbyterian Church speaker series:  July 2 — The Rev. Jim Porter, copastor, St. More...

Behind the scenes at Polka Fest

Larry Bruckner, Adolf Novak, Butch Garvin and Rich Hounsell have a lot in common. More...

County Cuisine

A unique drink with notes of herb and citrus

Next up in our series of refreshing summer beverages is a signature cocktail on the menu at 9 Bean Rows restaurant called "The Carthusian." One of the key ingredients in the drink is Chartreuse, a naturally green liqueur made from herbs and plants th More...

Carlson sees the world at West Point

A longstanding recruitment slogan goes, “Join the Navy and see the world.”  Leland graduate and West Point cadet Gunnar Carlson holds a differing opinion on which branch of the military offers the best chance to travel.  More...

Grandson a Naval graduate

The grandson of a Lake Leelanau couple graduated last month from the United State Naval Academy.  Peter Ehrenberger, grandson of Rick and Kathy Ehrenberger of Lake Leelanau, graduated with distinction on May 27 with a bachelor’s degree in More...

231 Lakers placed on honor roll

A total of 231 Glen Lake secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year.  Those students receiving a 4.0 were:  More...

3 St. Mary students feted for faith, work ethic, more

Three St. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events In Leelanau County

Thursday, June 29   10:30 a.m. - Peace & Friendship Dance (Marie Elena Gaspari) at the Leelanau Township Library, Northport.   11 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Spaulding to lead workshop

Poet and teacher Holly Wren Spaulding will lead a creative writing workshop for adults Friday in the Leland Township Library.  “Notebooking in Nature” will be offered from 2-4 p.m. More...

Grant allows Zontians to make, donate pillows

The Zonta Club of Leelanau County has received at grant of $250 from the Glen Arbor Woman’s Club.  The donation will be used to purchase fabric to make mastectomy pillows. More...

Nearly 1,200 meals served at St. Wenceslaus

Some 1,198 chicken dinners with all the trimmings were served Sunday at the 108th annual chicken dinner and summer festival at St. Wenceslaus Church, Gill’s Pier. More...

Summer worship begins at Old Settlers Park

“Narnia in the Park,” a summer worship series held on the Old Settlers Park overlooking big Glen Lake, will begin Sunday and continue through Sept. 3.  The morning worships, which include discussions about the writings of C.S. More...

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MORE THAN 300 people attended a farewell gathering held Saturday in honor of Father Michael Janowski, who has been reassigned to Cadillac. Here “Father Michael” leads prayer in the gymnasium at St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau. More...

Launder, Jones plan to wed

Jessica M. Jones and Sean E. Launder, both of Breckenridge, Colo., have announced their engagement.  More...

Competition?

Proud father Erinn Cypher holds his sons, Jack — with the incredulous look — on the left and Luke on the right.  Luke was born on April 8 to Erinn and Lauren Cypher of Medford, Ore.   More...

Island wood fueled steamers

Islands settled first

This entry and related photos are 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...