July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Chelsey Jade Sawallich

Name: Chelsey Jade Sawallich  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 1994  Age and birthplace: 23, Traverse City   More...

‘Not a good day’ for power outage in Leland; merchants manage to cope

With an influx of visitors to Leland for the Fourth of July, the last thing local merchants needed was a power outage.  But they had to cope with one last Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. More...

Dry cleaning and batteries at Suttons Bay Radio Shack

The dry-cleaning void in Suttons Bay is no more — and it’s all thanks to your friendly neighborhood RadioShack. Jim Brye, who owns the RadioShack on St. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

Thursday, July 6th  10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Leelanau Summinar: 9 Bean Rows with Jen and Nic Welty will be presenting at the Old Art Building, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

LAUGHS IN NORTHPORT

COMEDIAN DAVE Dyer from Grand Rapids highlighted a night of comedy Saturday in the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC). More...

County musicians part of symphony

The Benzie Symphony Orchestra will present “Classics in the Country,” a chamber music concert, Saturday at St. More...

Watercolor classes

A “how to” workshop for Watercolor II will be taught Monday through Wednesday by Edee Joppich in the Village Arts Building in Northport.  The class, sponsored by the Northport Arts Association, will be held daily from 9:30 a.m. More...

Reception for Indiana history

Welcome, Hoosiers — and anyone with an interest in the history of Indiana.  A reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. More...

Zadvinskis celebrate golden anniversary

Ivars and Susan (Rudder) Zadvinskis, who on Saturday will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  Ivars was born in Latvia during World War II and moved to Grand Haven at age eight after spending years in displaced persons camps. More...

Go to library to build things

The Leland Township Library will host its first STEAM-based Maker Space next Thursday and Friday, July 13-14.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, patrons of all ages are invited to come tinker, explore, and create. More...

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KALLIE KLOOSTERMAN and Raiden Burns, as National Cherry Festival “royalty,” represented Suttons Bay Elementary School in festival activities this week in Traverse City. Jennifer and Kevin Kloosterman are the parents of Princess Kallie. More...

County Cuisine

Put an Italian twist with sauce on your day’s catch

So you've just hit your limit on the big lake and tied off at the marina. How should you prepare your catch? Try drizzling this Livornese sauce over the top as an alternative to frying or grilling. More...

Chamber director speaks on her future, and the organization’s

Visitor: Where’s the nude beach?

Long-time executive director Sally Guzowski is retiring from the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More...

Summer classical music series begins in ‘Sala Koncertowa’

World class musicians

The Leelanau Summer Music Festival is set to kick-off with it’s first event next week, and artistic director and cellist Carl Donakowski couldn’t be more excited.   More...

Festival offers blues concerts

It’s a busy time for music lovers in Leelanau County, thanks at least in part to the Manitou Music Festival.  The festival, organized through the Glen Arbor Art Association, is preparing for perhaps its biggest concert of the year Sunday a More...

Artist Market returns to Leland

The 20th annual Artists’ Market will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Art Building in Leland.  More than 90 art booths will be placed on the lawn by Cedar Street and inside the building. More...

(John) Borkovich pens book

A Borkovich has written a book with stories stemming from his time as a conservation officer, and it wasn’t county Sheriff Mike Borkovich.  It was his brother John from St. Clair — although Mike is mentioned in some stories. More...

Six make dean’s list

Six 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. They are:   Cedar, Rachael M. More...

Celebrating July 4th in history

Parades, baseball & boat tours

Taken from Good Harbor Michigan, by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores.  This is the third in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  More...

Omena church gets $15,000 Yamaha

A nearly 140-year-old piano will retain its place of honor at the front of the Omena Presbyterian Church, but congregation members on Sunday enjoyed the sweet sounds of its $15,000 replacement.  More...

Shaved beef, seafood join chicken dinner tradition

It will be a new look all around Sunday for the Lake Leelanau St. Mary annual summer festival and chicken dinner, starting at the top.  The festival will be the first for Rev. Bryan Medlin, who was reassigned to Lake Leelanau from the St. More...

Tour takes in 7 historic barns

Funds for Historical group

The Northport Area Heritage Association will host its first-ever barn tour next Wednesday, July 12. Seven Northport area barns, each with their own story, will be featured in the tour. which is a fundraiser for the organization. More...