August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Anticipation heightens as countdown to solar eclipse hits 11 days

Astronomer and musician Norm Wheeler saw his one and only total eclipse of the sun in 1972 in Nova Scotia — the same one that Carly Simon sang about in her smash hit “You’re So Vain.” That will change later this month when Whe More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Manmeet Dhami

Name: Manmeet Dhami  Town or township of residence: Northport  Resident since: April 2011  Age and birthplace: 18, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, CA   More...

Man makes switch from finance to tomatoes

A longtime Traverse City investment banker is excited to announce TLC Tomatoes is under new ownership. More...

Photo

SLEEPING BEAR? LouAnn Fordyce snapped this photo of a bear-shaped cloud while traveling north on M-22 near Leland. More...

BASO to hold second concert

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra (BASO) will present “Burnished Brass,” its second concert of the summer, on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Benzie Central High School Auditorium.  More...

Music, arts combined at inaugural celebration

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host the inaugural three-day Leland Musical Arts Celebration starting next Thursday, Aug. 17. More...

Summer Singers cap Manitou festival series

The final installment of the 2017 Manitou Music Festival (MMF) will feature the Summer Singers.  The two-hour performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More...

Auditions set for Northport play

Auditions for the Northport Community Art Center (NCAC) production of Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner” begin this week.  The story revolves around a case of mistaken identity with complications that add up to an evening of l More...

Keith attends Michigan Tech program

Garrett Keith of Suttons Bay attended the Engineering Scholars program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  More than 150 students from eight states, Turkey and Pakistan were accepted into the competitive scholarship program, which More...

Empire Lions auction will include two boats

The Empire Lions Club will hold its 51st annual Auction and Yard Sale Sunday at Johnson Park.  The yard sale and registration for the auction will begin at 10 a.m. More...

ShareCare plans concert, golf scramble

ShareCare Leelanau will host two events on consecutive days later this month.  On Sunday, Aug. More...

Stretliens celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Thomas and Lois Stretlien of Lake Leelanau last week celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on Aug. 2, 1952, at Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church in Detroit. Rev. Leon Apple officiated the service.  More...

Leelanau County star gazers gear up for cosmic light show

There’s a “really big show” appearing this week and all you need to do is look up to see it.  The Perseid Meteor Shower is set to appear Friday and Saturday nights Astronomy hobbyist Tina Greene of Suttons Bay is fired up.  More...

County Cuisine

Loads of chocolate are key to decadent bread pudding

This recipe for a rich and decadent bread pudding was provided by our good friends at Bogey's 19th Hole. The list of ingredients contains all the hallmarks of a successful dessert…butter, cream, sugar and loads of chocolate. More...

Truck driver swerves, prevents more serious accident on M-22

Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies and Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident Monday in Bingham Township, where they found a semi-tractor trailer off the east side of the road, according to a report fr More...

Puddles dry in time for Art Fair; some artists sell out

The 38th annual Suttons Bay Art Festival was a rousing success Saturday and Sunday despite being nearly flooded out in heavy rain on Friday evening.  “It typifies our attitude to disaster that our crisis response consisted primarily of bre More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

Thursday, August 10  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Glen Lake Library Book Sale.  7:30 p.m. - Fountain Point Music with Hayley Reardon Collective at Fountain Point Resort, Lake Leelanau.  Friday, August 11  More...

Music by New Zealand pianist benefits Leland concert venue

A classical piano concert benefiting the Leland Public School Performing Art Center (PAC) will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, in Leland.  New Zealand pianist, composer and singer Suzanne Holt will perform a 4 p.m. concert at the PAC.  More...

Scholarship level increased

The Ed and Irene Fleis Education Fund is increasing its scholarship level from $45,000 annually to $50,000.  The nonprofit provides scholarships to students who reside in Leelanau County or who have Leelanau lineage.  More...

Good Harbor Prohibition, Temperance Society formed

Centerville Township Dry

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

Thomases speak about Uncaged

Andy and Gloria Thomas will be featured speakers at the next meeting at the Northport Area Heritage Association.  The meeting is set for next Thursday, Aug. More...

Tradition counts at Omena church

An anonymous donation for the Omena Presbyterian Church has been a blessing for those who enjoy hearing — and playing — music. More...