August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

A LEELANAU CELEBRATION

Leelanau Conservancy replaces annual picnic with event-filled ‘Conservancy Day’

What would Boo-Boo say? The Leelanau Conservancy for the first time since the early 2000s will not hold its Friends Picnic at some location in the county. More...

County Cuisine

Fresh tomatoes coming into season; pair them with bread

Our good friends Jim, Toni and Alfonso are back in business at TLC Tomatoes. They've shared with us a recipe for garlic bread that's a twist on a classic caprese salad. It features mozzarella, fresh basil, and of course, delicious ripe tomatoes. More...

3 cars later, a kitchen visitor in Elmwood

An Elmwood Township woman had a surprise visitor last week that she didn’t invite into her kitchen for a cup of coffee.  A vehicle driven by a man who had multiple prior driving offenses struck two cars on M-22 before crashing through a ga More...

Tradition continues at Old Settlers Picnic

Families and friends will gather Sunday on the southeast shore of big Glen Lake for the 125th annual Old Settlers Picnic. It was 1892 when early settlers established a picnic ground with access to Glen Lake. Residents held a lakeside picnic on Aug. More...

Prevailing Winds to perform in Suttons Bay residence

The Prevailing Winds of Leelanau, comprised of Bobbie Lange on piano and the Leelanau Flute Ensemble led by Nancy Flanagan, will present a casual Evening of Music Friday in Suttons Bay.  Prevailing Winds features Peg Kroll on flute; Margie Tropf More...

Laker looks at career in engineering

A Glen Lake High School student has recently returned from the prestigious Women in Engineering (WIE) program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  Chloe Nicholas, daughter of Patrick Nicholas and Roxanne Nicholas of Interlochen, wa More...

Foundation awards more than $67,000 to Northport groups

The Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) has announced $67,125 in grant funding for local community groups.  The bulk of the grant funding — $51,000 — will go to the Village of Northport to help pay for an underground condui More...

More than 100 artists lined up for 38th community art festival

The Suttons Bay Art Festival, which originated 38 years ago as a local sale featuring mostly Suttons Bay artists, has made great strides.  It continues along the village shoreline Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. More...

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BY-THE-BAY Garden Club of Suttons Bay gathered recently to award Emily Jameson a $1,000 scholarship to continue her studies at the University of Michigan. More...

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LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES that hovered in the 70s along with a nice breeze made the perfect sand castle-building weather at Nedow’s Beach. Shown are siblings Hope, 4, Savannah, 9, and Jack Robertson, 11, who were visiting from the Chicago area. More...

St. Michael’s preparing for annual Pig Roast

Parishoners at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Suttons Bay are gearing up for their 10th annual Pig Roast.  It’s set for Sunday, Aug. More...

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JOHN TOMA of Suttons Bay and New Smyrna Beach, Fla. waves to the crowd last Thursday after being sworn in as the newest member of the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club.   More...

Summer church schedule

The Leland Summer Church continues its Sunday non-denominational services this month, marking the 62nd year of the offerings.  More...

Monaghan to speak on college

Lake Leelanau St. Mary on Tuesday will host an informational event about Ave Maria University. More...

State grant to keep Leelanau water clean

The Leelanau Conservancy has been awarded a $452,877 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) that will help to keep Grand Traverse Bay clean and healthy.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Lasse Franzen

Name: Lasse Franzen  Town or township of residence: I lived in Suttons Bay with Leslie and Mark Suitor but am from Leopoldstal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. More...

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THIS STEEP driveway on South Lake Leelanau Drive just north of East Otto Road leads to a single-family home being built by James Champion. More...

Beach fire debacle

The Schillinger family could have walked another 100 steps to find a Lake Michigan beach clean of trash. But they didn’t. More...

PAINT PRIMER

More than 200 attend first-ever Northport plein air reception

The banner first summer for the Northport Arts Association continued over the weekend when 50 artists attended the plein air event. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

Thursday, August 3  7-10 p.m. - Plein Air Weekend: The Sundowner - an evening painting event that features artists capturing the sunset along Lake Michigan and Glen Lake.  7 p.m. More...

Artist credits gallery for county start

Deborah Ebbers, whose depictions in oil are said to evoke calmness, was brought into the world of art as the daughter of two artists from Kalamazoo.  Then she was introduced to Leelanau County — and its artisan family — by David and More...

Vocal harmonies, folk traditions at festival

The Manitou Music Festival continues with performances by the Crane Wives and The Gothard Sisters. A Grand Rapids based group, the Crane Wives will perform Sunday on Studio Stage behind Lake Street Studios. More...

Lions open ‘garages’ for big sale in community building

Sales were brisk early Saturday for the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club’s annual yard sale.  Tables of holiday decorations, household items, clothing, sports equipment and more greeted shoppers at an event held at the Lions Club community buil More...

Native families farm, live on islands

Native Islanders

This is the first in a series of stories and photos about Native Americans who lived on South Fox Island, taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s book “The Fox Islands, North and South.” More...

Buswa graduates

Denise (Duperon) Buswa, a member of Suttons Bay class of 2002, has graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University- Cooley Law School.   More...

Early bird takes home $500

Ken Pease of Suttons Bay was the early bird winner in the St. More...

Huge crowds flock to Holy Rosary for chicken

1,444 Served

Some 1,444 dinners were served Sunday at the annual Holy Rosary Chicken Dinner and Summer Festival, up about 100 from last year.  “We had a steady stream of people come through the take-out line,” volunteer Jennifer Zywicki said. More...