September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

PRIZED ART

Centerville Township artist to have three pieces featured in ArtPrize Nine

Audrey Smith is making her mark in the world, painting animals she’s never seen in person.  The 26-year-old Cedar woman will be sharing her never-before-seen pieces with thousands of others as part of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.  Smith, More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Rachel Zemanek

Name: Rachel Zemanek  Current town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 1991, but I’ve recently moved back here after seven years in California and Colorado.  Age and birthplace: 26 and Traverse City   More...

Man deploys decal in battle to keep beaches free of trash

A Bingham Township man has decided to do something about recent trash concerns on county beaches. More...

Worker thrives at maintaining standards at the Lakeshore

‘always something new’

Gwen Blake has lived across the country and held several positions for the National Park Service as her husband moved up the ranks as a law enforcement ranger.  For instance, Blake has worked as an emergency dispatcher and interpreter in Colorad More...

Suttons Bay Robotics to expand

The Suttons Bay Robotics program will expand its after-school robotics offerings to upper elementary and middle school grades.  Students in grades 4 and 5 at the elementary level and 6 and 7 at the middle school will be utilizing VEX IQ Robotics More...

Law and order, Leelanau-style

Taken from Good Harbor Michigan, by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores.  This is the fifth in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.   More...

Movie and wine part of ShareCare fundraisers

ShareCare of Leelanau County will host two fundraising events this month.  The Allegan Ukulele Orchestra will perform from 3 -5 p.m. Sunday at 1260 N. Manitou Trail, Leland. The event is called simply Music, Wine and Cheese. Tickets are $30. More...

Two events planned by library

Events that involve Nordic culture and planning for advanced care are being sponsored by the Glen Lake Community Library in Empire. More...

Local Boy Scout helps save a life at summer camp

Josiah Bakker of Suttons Bay has been nominated to receive an award from the Boy Scouts of America for saving the life of a young man at a Boy Scout wilderness camp in New Mexico where Bakker was working as a staff member this summer.  More...

County Cuisine

Warm chicken soup will help ward off the sniffles

The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting cooler and cold season is approaching. You may want to keep save recipe for chicken and dumpling in your back pocket. More...

Commercial fisherman hopes small whitefish mean rebounding numbers

Whitefish, known to diners for their flaky, mild fish fillets that represent “must try” entries at Leelanau County restaurants, just might be making a comeback.  Or at least that’s the hope — and belief — of commerc More...

Mural celebrated

The Northport marina has a fresh, new look thanks to literally hundreds of helping hands. More...

Learn how to save barn foundations

Ruby Ellen Farm and the Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) will present a stone foundation repair workshop on Saturday, Sept. 23.  Barns from the 19th century in Michigan were commonly supported on lime mortared fieldstone foundation. More...

Alliance plans maritime-filled day

The Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) will host its Classic Sail, Paddle and Row Boat Show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Discovery Pier in Elmwood Township. More...

‘Family barbecue’ planned by church

Participants in a “family barbecue” at Leelanau Community Church will be treated to a potluck dinner, and have a chance to help in the rescue and recovery effort in Houston.  The inaugural barbecue is set for 5-8 p.m. More...

Libraries benefit from settlement

Local libraries are getting a shot in the arm as a result of a complaint filed with the state Attorney General’s office by Register of Deeds Dorothy Miller.  More...

Raffle winner choosing between $25,000, car

Barbara Kobberstad of Lake Leelanau was the grand prize winner in Lake Leelanau St. Mary 19th annual car raffle.  The drawing was held Sunday after 11 a.m. More...