August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

A NEW WORLD

Exchange program provides life-changing experiences for multilingual Leland woman

Study abroad opened up a whole new world for Sierra Parent of Leland.  With no foreign language under her belt, she traveled to Bergamo, Italy as a Rotary exchange student in 2010-11. More...

County Cuisine

Stir up a little sunshine with this bright cocktail

As summer turns to fall and bright skies give way to clouds, you may find yourself craving the sun's warm, yellow rays. More...

Cheese bar opens in S-B

Fudge shop sold

A specialty cheese shop just south of Suttons Bay has stayed busy since relocating from Traverse City last month. More...

Band of 3 Norse prove popular

What started out as a middle school hobby has become an adult passion for three Leelanau County men. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

Friday, September 1  7 p.m. - Music in the Park with Don Julin & the Microtones (reggae/ ska), at the Northport Marina Park.  9:30 p.m. - Karaoke at Dick’s Pour House, Lake Leelanau.  Saturday, September 2  More...

Diary chronicles settlers’ lives

Traveled by boat to Glen Haven

The following is from the 1866 diary of Julia Hannaford, who traveled to Glen Haven by boat with her husband, Will, and then traveled by oxen to Solon Township where they eventually settled.  More...

Movie night at Glen Lake

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church will host a free family movie night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Henrys celebrating 70 years together

The aunt of a Glen Arbor couple must have been a good matchmaker, as Dick and Lois Henry have been married 70 years today.  Dick Henry and Lois Weinberg were introduced to each other by her aunt. They were married on Aug. More...

Lions, locals go all out for benefit

More than $6,000 was raised Sunday to assist a county man who is battling a rare blood disorder.  The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club and LaBecasse in Burdickville joined forces to serve between 160 and 170 at a family-style picnic for Joe Flowers a More...

Exchange programs benefit families, schools, communities

Wayne Wunderlich says nothing will change a high school student more than an experience in a foreign exchange program.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Laura Elser

Name: Laura Elser  Town or township of residence: Back and forth between Suttons Bay township and Munich, Germany.   More...

VanderWall ‘loves’ his job, speaks on the pipeline, schools, insurance

State Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) stopped by the Leelanau County Government Center Monday morning to meet with constituents. More...

In policy change, S-B School Board approves employee hires

Food service and transportation hirings were approved this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education. More...

Community mural to be dedicated Friday

It’s been a community effort to create a mural up to the standards of one of the finest harbors in the Great Lakes. The project will be formally dedicated at 6 p.m. Friday at the G. More...

Book about local Ojibwe, dunes

A book has been released about Indians arriving on the shores of the Sleeping Bear Dunes some 400 years ago.  The book, “Windigo Moon - A Novel of native America,” was written by Robert Downes, former publisher of the Express.  More...

Rabbi: Struggle for ‘soul of our nation’

Rabbi Chava Bahle of Suttons Bay traveled to Washington D.C. this week to participate in a “Thousand Minister March” for racial justice and equality.  Reports from Washington, D.C. More...

Golden anniversary for Jim, Kay Rogers

A couple who met at college — where she became homecoming queen — is celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.  Jim and Kay (Connolly) Rogers of Leland and Tuscon, Ariz., were married on Sept. 1, 1967, in St. More...

Walters (eventually) celebrate 50 years

With their children spread across the county, F. More...