September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Apple harvest begins, quality ‘just excellent’

A medium apple contains about 100 calories and no fat, sodium or cholesterol, making it perhaps the world’s most perfect snack. More...

Research station to focus on local varieties in 2018

“A good amount” of the grape varietals planted at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in 2008 will be replaced sometime this spring.  More...

Retiring chiropractor looks back on 34 years, unlikely success story

Marie Genna got some pretty strange looks when she began working as a chiropractor in Cedar in 1984.  The first female chiropractor not only in Leelanau County, but throughout the Grand Traverse area, Genna is looking for other adventures and is More...

MARIE GENNA

MARIE GENNA is retiring at the end of the month after providing chiropractic care on the Leelanau Peninsula for 34 years.   More...

THREE GENERATIONS

THREE GENERATIONS of the Martinson family hosted the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event last week as Martinson Funeral Home celebrated its 100th anniversary. More...

Cleveland looks for language to ‘opt out’ of medical marijuana

The Cleveland Township Board last week authorized township Supervisor Tim Stein to contact a township attorney for an opinion on what action, if any, the township should take regarding the establishment of medical marijuana facilities.  More...

Township to charge $200 annual fee in regulating short-term rentals

The Suttons Bay Township Board last week adopted a fee schedule to accompany a recently approved ordinance covering fees collected by the township.  Few of the fees the township charges for services such as land use or sign permits will change. More...

Village receives $500 from festival

At an unusually brief Suttons Bay Village Council meeting this week, the village was presented a $500 check from an organizer of the Suttons Bay Art Festival.  More...

More funds for fire dept., and new hall

Two property tax levies were approved last week by the Empire Township Board, with one providing more funds for the fire department.  But it was discussion about building a new fire hall outside of Empire Village that drew village residents to t More...

Old boats, cars attract folks to Leland in droves

Many groups help for heritage

Scott Addis, who attended the Leland Heritage Festival with his wife, Colleen, summed up his ingredients for a perfect autumn day.  “Look around and look at the cars. And then we spent time on the beach. More...

Goldenrod search coming to Elmwood Twp. preserve

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two change-of-season events this weekend. The 9th annual Goldenrod Search will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hatlem Creek Preserve in Empire Township. More...

Empire Heritage group to meet

The Empire Area Heritage Group will meet at the museum at 1 p.m. today to discuss preparations for Heritage Day and the annual volunteer picnic.   More...

GOP holds Patriot Picnic

The annual Patriot Picnic sponsored jointly by the Leelanau County Republican Party and the Leelanau County Republican Women group was held at the Leland Country Club earlier this month. More...

6 more concerts for Traverse Symphony

Looking to catch a concert by Lynne Tobin and other members of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra? More...

Fall social with music planned at Dobson farm

The Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township will host a Fall- Time Social on Sunday, Oct. More...

Village Voices begin rehearsals

The Village Voices of Northport on Tuesday will start rehearsals for the group’s Christmas concert scheduled for Dec. 10.  Rehearsals will be held from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Northport Community Arts Center auditorium. More...

Emergency Fund concert coming to Traverse Inn

Another year with bonus weather. Enjoy it while we are able. More...

Norris, Greilick settle Elmwood

Early days of Elmwood

The following is an excerpt from “Elmwood Township A Pictorial History” by the late Lawrence Wakefield.  * * *  Two pioneer families played a major role in shaping the early history of Elmwood Township, Leelanau County, Michiga More...

Blind date unites Kalchiks for 60 years

Victor Kalchik’s cousin must have been quite a matchmaker, as the blind date he helped set up led to a 60-year marriage.  Victor and Ruth (Couturier) were married on Sept. 28, 1957, at St. Mary Church, with Rev. More...

Funds being raised for backpack program

The Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ annual fundraiser, named “Celebrate the Magic of Caring,” is set for Thursday, Oct. More...

Students raising hurricane funds

Students at St. More...

Grapes get much-needed heat, sun

The return of sunny skies and warm weather over the weekend was a welcome sight to county grape growers. More...

Having a conversation with Nicholas “Nick” Papes

Name: Nicholas “Nick” Papes  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I was offered a teaching position here in 2012.  Age and birthplace: 29, and I was born in Ludington, MI.   More...

Business Briefs: Winery to open in Lake Leelanau

A new winery featuring grapes developed in the Alsace wine region is coming to Lake Leelanau. More...

Accused bank robber takes appeal to Supreme Court

The trial for accused bank robber William F. Minore, 70, is delayed as his attorney has filed an appeal with the Michigan Supreme Court.  Minore’s trial was to have started today.  More...

Woman saved from Lake Michigan

A 60-year-old woman and her dog were plucked out of the water on Saturday after her 14-foot sailboat overturned about one mile off Pyramid Point in Lake Michigan.  Leelanau County Marine Patrol and Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched on a r More...

Diotte becomes treasurer

Angie Diotte last week sat in the front of the Cleveland Township Hall.  It was her first meeting as township treasurer.  Diotte replaced the elected treasurer, Taryn Anderson-Budd, who stepped down for personal reasons last month after hav More...

Empire Twp. can’t ‘donate’ funds; must own, lease

The Empire Township Board may adopt a new policy after hearing from its auditor that funds couldn't be donated to Empire Village for playground equipment at South Bar Lake.  More...

‘Tin Can’ trailers, owners converge at Empire’s Indigo Bluffs

When Linda Crane’s husband died nearly three years ago, she knew she wanted to keep on rolling with the Tin Can Tourists.  When she spotted the circa 1970s Sunlight Hawk sitting in an open field in Muskegon, she also knew the tiny trailer More...

26 cars climb up Empire’s Wilco Hill in revival of race

Estimates that nearly 1,000 people attended Saturday’s Hill Climb event held in Empire couldn’t have been far off the mark as the sun was shining and temperatures rose into the low 80s.  In all, 26 cars were registered for the event, More...

Get online to take survey

The Leelanau Conservancy has launched a 2017 community survey to gather feedback from residents, visitors and supporters.  The survey includes questions about the current needs, priorities and wishes of stakeholders.  More...

S-B resident enters 15th season at cello for Traverse Symphony

Lynne Tobin, who began her 15th season on Saturday with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, has made music her life.  Tobin has been playing the cello since she was 10. More...

Encore for Smith’s work

The work of Emily Nash Smith proved so popular that the Northport Arts Association will be hosting an encore.  Paintings by Smith, who for a while lived and painted in Leelanau Township, will be offered through a show and art sale starting with More...

Downes to speak in Northport store

Author Robert Downes will speak next week on “Life in Native America 400 Years Ago” at Dog Ears Books in Northport.  Downes will offer his digital slideshow next Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.  More...

Northport Follies a fine performance

A truly small world story brings Omena and Burma together.  More...

THE HOMECOMING COURT

THE HOMECOMING court for Suttons Bay High School are (back row, from left) seniors Garrett Keith, Thomas Hursey, Kaleb Grant, Evan Rohrback, Alec Rice, and Brandon Vang; (middle row, from left) seniors Amelia Hall and Emma Grant, sophomore Michael Lo More...

WILLIAM ERICKSON

WILLIAM ERICKSON stands atop a load of lumber working at the Greilickville Mill. This photo was taken about 1935. Photo credit: Leelanau Historical Museum   More...

Early start for Bingham headstone project

A project to restore headstones in the Bingham Cemetery got off to a head start Saturday when an expert on the subject teamed with community members.  More...

Learn about Protestant history

What does it look like to be a Christian in a hostile environment?  Learn more about the history of the Protestant Reformation and Lutheranism at a Reformation Workshop set for 9 a.m. More...

Veterans treated as heroes during one-day visit to see memorials

Five county veterans had the trip of a lifetime last week traveling to Washington, D.C., last Wednesday to the nation’s capital as part of the Mid- Michigan Honor Flight.  The nonprofit works to whisk Michigan veterans to Washington, D.C. More...