July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Eight students to spend a week in wilderness as part of Lakeshore youth program

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will provide eight lucky Michigan students with the trip of a lifetime later this month.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Adam Couturier

Name: Adam Couturier  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau (Southwest Leland)  Resident since: 1973  Age and birthplace: 43 years; Munson   More...

Business Briefs: New-look lodge in Leland under new ownership

Love is in the air at Falling Waters Lodge in Leland.  Newlyweds Cooper and Emily Heston have been doling out a whole lot of love — and TLC — since their March 30 purchase of the lodge, which is located on the Leland River.  More...

EPA sends representatives to Leelanau; spraying discussed

Federal and Region 5 members of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) left Leelanau County with their fill of cherries last Wednesday. They also left with a better sense of the struggles county growers are having with the spotted wing drosophila. More...

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CHAD M. DYKGRAAF was sworn in last week as a lieutenant of the Glen Lake Fire Department. He had previously served as a firefighter and EMT.   More...

Tickets available for two concerts

Upcoming concerts on the Manitou Music Festival (MMF) Studio Stage will feature musicians from Charlevoix and Leelanau counties.  Indie folk guitarist Jetty Rae will play Sunday at 8 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

Thursday, July 27 10 a.m. to noon - Leelanau Summinar: Living and Learning in the Digital Age will be presented in the Munnecke Rm, Leland Library. Summinar continues on Friday. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Tamarack plans annual open house with art from Ebbers

Tamarack Gallery will celebrate the art work of painter Deborah Ebbers with an open house party Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.  Also featured will be the work of artist and woodworker Tom Clark.  Refreshments and live music by The Paschke Tri More...

Book talks of crocus, saffron

A 30-year Northport seasonal resident has just released a bi-lingual book for children ages 7 -11.  Carol Montpetit’s book “Saffron Gatherers Threads of Gold” tells of several generations of families working to grow and harvest More...

Crafters sought for youth art fair

Young artists and crafters are invited to sign up for the 15th Annual Children’s Art Fair hosted by the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.  The event is set for 5:30-9 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Friday Night Live in Traverse City. More...

Hawks flock over Empire

Thousands of hawks

This is an excerpt from “Some Other Day (Remembering Empire)” collected by the Empire Area Heritage Group.  It was written by Frank Fradd.   More...

Formal gardens in Cedar raise money for St. Francis

More than 360 people on Monday found a Garden of Eden — right in Cedar. People from throughout the Grand Traverse Area attended a garden party at the childhood home of the Rev. Ken Stachnik, pastor of St. More...

Grigg, Kunde plan to wed in Holy Rosary

Kelsey Grigg of Cedar and Jacob Kunde of New Jersey met at a wedding, and now are planning their own.  Kelsey and Jacob met at a wedding downstate for her cousin. More...

Camp cook McCann says happy trails after 18 years

Rumor has it that Barbara McCann makes the best pizza in Leelanau County, and she has fans enough to back it up.  Each weekday in July, 100 kids from the ages of 5 to 15 come to Shady Trails Camp to swim, hike, play and have a summer adventure, More...

County Cuisine

Easy-to-follow chicken taco recipe; no need to ‘wing it’

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at making your own taco seasoning instead of relying on store bought powder, this easy to follow recipe for chicken tacos is a good place to start. More...

Mawby, Verterra defend wine titles

A trio of Leelanau County wineries represented the peninsula with pride last week while taking home three of eight possible “Best of Class” awards at the 40th annual Michigan Wine Competition at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center i More...

Internet advocates meet with providers; looking for better service

Services gets poor grades

Results of a survey taken by about 1,500 Leelanau County residents last year were being reviewed in a private meeting this week between members of the Leelanau Internet Futures Team (LIFT) and representatives of up to 14 Internet service providers wh More...

Spencer named top assessor in Michigan

Leelanau County Equalization Director Laurie Spencer has been named Michigan’s “Equalization Director of the Year.”  Spencer was provided the honor earlier this month during the annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Equ More...

Musician with local roots returns to play for Festival

Emma Cook became a song writer at Glen Lake

For over 25 years, the Manitou Music Festival has brought diverse concerts of classical, jazz, and folk music to family friendly locations in Leelanau County.  The festival’s third concert of the summer will include some home cooking featu More...

Artists head outside in 2 communities

Painters will be capturing local scenes over the next two weekends during plein air events planned in Northport and Glen Arbor.  Some 60 painters are expected to converge in Northport Saturday evening and Sunday for the annual Northport Plein Ar More...

Piano concert also a fundraiser

Contemporary classical pianist and composer Tristan Eckerson will perform his original compositions in a solo piano concert set for today in Suttons Bay.  Eckerson, son of Leland residents Fran and Mark Eckerson, has two full length albums of hi More...

Sign up for Northport Follies

Performing artists are being sought for the Northport Follies, scheduled for Sept. More...

Another successful year for Glen Lake Art Fair

Sunny skies showed up along with hundreds of visitors for the 46th annual Glen Lake Art Fair put on last week by the Glen Lake Woman’s Club.  “We really had some great weather today,” said Meg DeJager, a member of the Glen Lake More...

Holy Rosary hosts big chicken dinner with fix'ns

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is preparing for its annual Summer Festival & Chicken Dinner Sunday at the church near Cedar.  Arguably the biggest attraction on the county’s summer “chicken dinner” circuit, it will take the ef More...

Empire Class of ‘42 now has picture

The Empire High School Class of 1942 will finally have a class picture in the Empire Museum, though only three members will be represented. Those members — Jack R. More...