November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Ode to Bus Drivers

Across the county, drivers take pride in protecting kids

They wear a lot of hats. Babysitter… counselor and sometimes even nurse. But no matter which hat they’re wearing, the top priority for county school bus drivers is student safety. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tony Mosqueda

Name: Tony Mosqueda  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 2002  Age and birthplace: 20 and Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico   More...

Rain, sleet not enough to put damper on ‘amazing’ vintage

The late-season precipitation — rain, snow, sleet, hail or whatever fell Monday and Tuesday — was of little concern to Big Paw Vineyard Services owner Doug Matthies.  More...

Business Briefs: New dentist in Suttons Bay

More: Shop to open on M-204 in Lake Leelanau

The name on the sign is changing, but the iconic yellow toothbrushes and commitment to high-quality dentistry aren’t going anywhere. More...

County artists offer ‘plein air’

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan will be featured in the “Just Great Art” exhibit at the City Opera House in Traverse City.  Two of the eight artists featured are from Leelanau County: Laura Swire and Dorothy Mudget.  More...

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A SAILBOAT and its occupants had to make an emergency landing near the Glen Arbor boat launch when a storm cut short their trip from Leland to Frankfort.   More...

Driving course aimed at seniors

A “smart driver” course sponsored by the American Association of Retired people will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Leelanau County Government Center.  More...

15 of 20 Leland classmates at reunion

Fifteen out of 20 members of the Leland High School class of 1967 attended their 50th reunion, reports Sharon (Nedow) Kiessel. She provided the Enterprise with a photo of the class as they gathered this summer at Tucker’s in Northport. More...

Hermans celebrate 50 years of marriage

The marriage of Dorothy and Danny “Chico” Herman has hit a milestone.  Dorothy Maslowski and Danny Herman were married on Oct. More...

Tart benefits bird habitat

A Traverse City eatery will donate a portion of sales this month to benefit a Leelanau County non-profit.  Morsels Espresso + Edibles has created a custom baked good called “Saving Birds with lemon curd,” a lemon curd tart with cream More...

VanderWall to meet with residents

State Rep. Curt VanderWall will meet with constituents on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Leelnaau County government center.  VanderWall will be available in the County Board of Commissioners meeting room from 4-5 p.m.   More...

In Leelanau, old buses learn new tricks

Cherry growers love ‘em

So where do old school buses go to die? They don’t exactly die, according to Rick Deering, transportation director for Northport School. Many of them are converted to flat bed trucks that are used by area farmers. More...

County Cuisine

Chicken anchors hearty fall meal topped with Ricotta cheese

This week’s recipe comes from Anderson’s Market. Talented resident chef, Katy Viswat, brings this recipe with her from a farm that she worked on in Washington. More...

Fruit fly summit slated at research station Nov. 28

All are invited to attend the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Summit at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center on Tuesday, Nov. 28. More...

Craft show rises above its name

It’s a craft show that’s really not a craft show.  So say organizers of the second annual holiday bazaar at Holy Rosary Church. They’re busy preparing for the show, which is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19.  More...

Northport duo permanently protects property

Northport residents Michael Chetcuti and Kyle Evans have agreed to preserve more than 51 acres of pasture, orchard land and Lake Michigan frontage through a conservation easement with the Leelanau Conservancy.  More...

Film in Empire features many Leelanau Co. barns

The Glen Lake Community Library will present a free documentary film called “The Barn Raisers” on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Empire Township hall. More...

Native families moved between Fox Islands and county mainland

Raphael Anee and Chippewa

This is the third in a series of stories and photos about Native Americans who lived on South Fox Island, taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s book “The Fox Islands, North and South.” The Raphael brothers had allotments and worked More...

Smith, Crocker give vows

Megan Edith Smith of Traverse City and Alexander William Crocker of Suttons Bay were recently married in Bingham Township.  Rev. Paul E. Kuhlman, former pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay, performed the ceremony on Aug. 26.  More...

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BRENDA RATTRAY points out an Easter lily blooming alongside the deck of her Solon Township home. “I planted it several years ago and it usually blooms in April. This is the first time it’s bloomed in October.”   More...

Market season closes as discussion turns to plans for 2018

Cold, rainy weather greeted a handful of vendors and a sparse turnout of customers at the final Leelanau County Farmers Market of the season Saturday in Suttons Bay.  “We might have had a few more vendors show up if the weather weren&rsquo More...