October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Market Adjustment

Farmers market season wraps up this weekend — but what’s next?

Another year of Leelanau Farmers Markets will hit the books Saturday as the 2017 season comes to a close at 1 p.m. in Suttons Bay. “They did very, very well this year,” said Kim Norton, Leelanau Farmers Market coordinator. More...

Fresh food programs stock up recipes

Cooler fall temps signal the return of comfort foods to the kitchen. More...

County Cuisine

Combine crab meat and cake to make a savory seafood treat

A good crab cake can be hard to find, but when you bite into one that’s prepared properly it’s a savory, seafood treat for the senses. More...

DDA awaits report, cancels meeting

The Village of Suttons Bay’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will not meet in November while a consultant continues work on a draft DDA plan for the village.  The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday.  More...

Large cast preparing for Leland production with magical journey

Leland Public School students have been busy preparing for the production of “Failure: A Love Story,” which will debut next week.  The play’s setting is Chicago at the end of the Roarin’ Twenties where women have just ear More...

Mental health group sponsors art show

The 11th annual “Art of Recovery: The Human Journey” show will open Nov. More...

Business Briefs: Fresh food in Empire; ‘Joy Party’ in Fishtown

Deering’s Market & Garden has teamed up with Taste the Local Difference to enhance and promote fresh and local food options in Empire.  More...

Enterprise tackles politics of 1800s

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

Leelanites love their vehicle plates

Plates tell their stories

Reaction to recent Enterprise coverage of specialized license plates makes it clear that car owners love Leelanau County — and don’t mind showing it.  “People always ask us about M-22,” said Diane Doering of Omaha, whose More...

Lots of ‘Leelanau’ plates

First off, thank you to all the Leelanau Enterprise readers who responded to our request to tell us about your specialized license plates that pay tribute to the county. More...

Rains delay Bugai Road project

Road remains closed

The orange cones are about ready to go into storage and the Leelanau County Road Commission’s fleet of snow plows is gearing up for winter maintenance.  But first, a few projects around the county need to wrap up.  More...

Prepare for an emergency

The Leland Township Library will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop from 4-6 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the library’s Munnecke Room.  More...

County-based writer, historian to offer oral history techniques

A two-day workshop focusing on a fresh approach to oral history will be hosted next month by the Leelanau Historical Society and Museum. The event is scheduled for consecutive Thursdays on Nov. 2 and 9. More...

First phase of park improvements nearly finished

Things are taking shape at the Glen Arbor Township Park where the first phase of an improvement project is nearing completion.  Rick Schanahals, township Parks Commission member, said he’s pleased with progress on park improvements, which More...

Leelanau Twp. foundation awards $18,000 in grants

The Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) has approved funding totaling nearly $18,000 for the grant cycle ending last month.  More...

Forum on worker shortage

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host a forum entitled “Local Consequences of Worker Shortages in Leelanau County” next Wednesday, Nov. More...

M-C couple celebrates 60-year marriage

Duane and Mary Newman of Maple City welcomed family and friends to an open house at their centennial farm earlier this month to celebrate 60 years of marriage.  Duane Newman and the former Mary Sullivan were married on Oct. More...

Tietjes to celebrate golden anniversary

Ken and Sandy Tietje of Leland tomorrow will celebrate 50 years of marriage.  The couple met during orientation as transfer students at Concordia University in Chicago. More...

Nutritional food taught in classroom — with pie

In an age of standardized testing and science-focused curricula, one teacher at Glen Lake High School is making sure students have time to learn about one of the most practical skills of all: preparing healthy meals.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Charlotte Clarke

Name: Charlotte Clarke  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since:1970  Age and birthplace: 47 and Traverse City   More...

Higher Grounds nixed in Elmwood

A coffee roasting operation will not be allowed to expand into Leelanau Studios. The decision was made last week by the Elmwood Township Planning Commission. More...

Bingham junk ordinance lacks support

The Bingham Township Board heard public input last week on whether the township should adopt a “junk and blight” ordinance. More...

Riparian owners speak for dredging

No opposition was expressed last week at the first of two public hearings on plans to dredge the channel between Big Fisher Lake and Big Glen Lake.  Glen Arbor Treasurer Terry Gretzema said attendance was sparse at the Oct. 17 public hearing. More...

Cultural center to host opera performer

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center in Leland will host a performance by Metropolitan Opera artist Meredith Parsons McComb on Sunday, Nov. 5. More...

Students can meet after school for art class

The Glen Arbor Art Association is planning an after-school art program for students starting next month.  Children in grades K-8 will be offered opportunities to explore a variety of art materials under the guidance of Leah Lawson, art instructi More...

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SLEEPING BEAR Dunes National Lakeshore provided the Glen Lake Fire Department $2,500 worth of fire equipment through a National Park Service Rural Fire Readiness Grant. More...

More than 700 offer help for former coach

Maple City was a hopping place Saturday as hundreds of people turned out to support a local family.  Cars lined either side of Co. Rd. 667 and the parking lot was full at the St. Rita/St. More...

Readers speak about their county plates

Stories about license plate expressions came from near and far, including the two below.  From Thomas M. Boyd, a partner in a Washington law firm, whose plate was featured in Oct. 12 coverage:  More...

Plate holders busy with nonprofits

Two of the vanity license plate holders we talked with are busy with nonprofit organizations they helped form.  Dave McWilliam of Brighton returned our call from the hills of Haiti. More...

New library director was looking for variety, small-town experience

Library director Nellie Danke says she was looking for a job at a small town library when she found the listing for an opening at the Leelanau Township Library. Her husband, Bruce Wallis, was also looking for a position as a chef.  More...

Glen Lake school district gets state funds for local produce

Glen Lake is one of 32 school districts statewide to receive a grant providing an additional 10 cents per meal this school year to purchase locally-grown produce. More...

G-A hikes hall rental

Rental rates for the Glen Arbor Township hall were increased last week.  The Glen Arbor Township Board voted on Oct. 17 to increase rates for township residents and others from outside the community.  More...

Lutherans plan events to celebrate 500th anniversary of Reformation

On Oct. 31, 1517, a young Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the All Saints Church door in Wittenburg, Germany, and the Protestant Reformation was born.  The Rev. More...

Collection starts for ‘Christmas’ kids

The Leelanau Community Church (LCC) in Lake Leelanau is preparing for its annual collection of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  The church serves as the county collection point for gift boxes that will be sent to children throughout th More...

Wollenwebers married for 50 years

A blind date turned into 50 years of marriage for a Northport couple.  William August Wollenweber and Suzanne Holton exchanged vows on Oct. 28, 1967, at Northport Covenant Church. Pastor Phil Johnson performed the ceremony.   More...

Cecil joins Noonan family in Maple City

Dave and Bailey (Ankerson) Noonan of Maple City are new parents.  Cecil Boyd Noonan was born to the Noonans on Oct. 17 in Traverse City. Cecil weight 9 pounds, 1 ounce. More...