September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

STORY TIME

33-time Emmy winner produces show, an ode to Old Art Building

The walls of Scott Craig’s office are covered with pictures of people like Jason Robard, Judy Garland, Phyllis Diller and Charlton Heston, to name a few.  And the shelves groan with the 33 Emmys Craig earned in a career of producing and di More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Sarah Reynolds

Name: Sarah Reynolds  Current town or township of residence: Northport  Resident since: 2004  Age: 17  Birthplace: Grand Blanc   More...

Demand for proprietary varieties hampers Michigan hops industry

The romantic allure of growing hops is losing its luster in the U.S. as supply continues to catch up with demand.  More...

Yakking over breakfast

A YAK at a farm in Solon Township enjoys breakfast Monday. Temperatures eventually hit 90 degrees for the fourth straight day.   More...

Solon Twp. Hall exterior to get a power wash

Repairs to and maintenance of the Township Hall in Cedar are in the works.  The Solon Township Board earlier this month accept a quote from Higher Ground Maintenance & Services for $1,380 to power wash the outside of the Township Hall.  More...

G-A takes first step to be "redevelopment ready"

The first step toward certifying Glen Arbor Township as “redevelopment ready” was taken this week by the Township Board. More...

Higher Grounds may return to Leelanau Co.

A “free-trade” coffee company with Leelanau County roots may return to the county if the Elmwood Township Planning Commission approves a zoning amendment next month.  The Higher Grounds Trading Company was founded in Leland more than More...

UnCaged attendees to paint ‘hippie bus’

People who attend this year’s UnCaged festival in Northport on Saturday may find themselves engaged in conversation with puppets as part of this year’s street puppet theater.  The puppets are from Kevin Kammeraad and Friends Puppet T More...

Fouches married 70 years

Jerry and Jessie (Houghton) Fouch, both born and raised in Leelanau County, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 26, 1947, in a garden ceremony at Jessie’s grandparent’s home on Lincoln Road.  More...

After-school volunteers sought in Northport

Are you itching to conduct science experiments, make an awesome pie or knit? More...

White enrolls at St. Lawrence

Cynthia M. White of Northport has enrolled at St. Lawrence University.  White attended Westminster School.  More...

Movie, discussion about women’s rights

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County and other organizations will host a showing of the documentary film “Equal Means Equal” next week in Traverse City.  More...

Man’s father started Northport Point; has sailed the Mississippi

Not many people alive in Leelanau County today can say they are only one generation removed from someone who was born before the Civil War. But that is true for Paul Winans, whose father, George Henry Winans was born in 1858. More...

Three country stars to converge in Showroom

Every few months Leelanau Sands Showroom will host a country music star. More...

County Cuisine

Fresh salad perfect for hosting lunch with friends

The fresh flavors in this salad are perfect for late summer lunches. Although the season is coming to a close, you likely can still find fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to use in your preparation. More...

Shimek tabbed as new Leelanau Pages director

The central source for business and community information in Leelanau County has been placed in the hands of a retired educator with lifelong roots here.  Leelanau Pages advertising director Mike Shimek last week took over the reins from Jerry R More...

Headlee forces Solon millage rollbacks

Millage rates levied on Dec. 1 tax bills were adopted this month by the Solon Township Board.  The board voted 4-0 at its Sept. More...

Millage rates set in Centerville Township

Millage rates for operations and fire protection that will be placed on December tax bills were set earlier this month by Centerville Township.  The board voted 4-0, with supervisor Jim Schwantes excused, to collect .5754-mill for operations and More...

Nearly $5,000 allocated to update Veronica plan

The County Board of Commissioners last week approved a $4,990 contract with Gosling-Czubak Engineering Services to develop a “conceptual plan” for Veronica Valley Park.  More...

Bingham sets moves toward junk ordinance; sets public hearing

The Bingham Township Board has set a public hearing to accept input on a draft “junk ordinance” it has been struggling to hammer out for more than a year.  At its regular monthly meeting this week, the board reviewed a “Junk/Bl More...

‘Hidden Paradise’ remembered

Paradesia Point – This rather short peninsula is between Hall’s Bay on the east side and Northport Bay on the west side. More...

Body movements, demo at woman’s club

Coordination of brain and body movements will be discussed at the next meeting of the Glen Lake Woman’s Club, which is set for next Wednesday, Oct. More...

Gregory commended in national testing

Maddie Gregory, a senior at Lake Leelanau St. More...

League plans early childhood care meeting

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) is organizing a forum on the importance of early childhood education for next Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the county government center.  More...

Breakfast donations will help with therapy

The Bay Council-Knights of Columbus will host a benefit pancake breakfast Sunday at St. Michael Catholic Church.  The meal will be served from 9:30- 11 a.m. More...