November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Gone Huntin'

Sportsmen set sights on big bucks — or at least blind time

It’s the time away from work.  It’s the solace of a deer blind.  It’s the camaraderie of deer camp.  To Ed Hallett and others in Leelanau County, firearm deer season is all of the above — and it’s six days More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Betsy Beachnau

Name: Betsy Beachnau  Town or township of residence: Omena  Resident since: 2006  Age and birthplace: 63 and Lansing, MI   More...

Martinsons feted while Chamber raises monies

More than 80 people mingled, dined and participated last Thursday at the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.  And none participated more than the Martinson family of Suttons Bay, whose members were named the Chamber Business of More...

Retirement beckons for 31-year S-B school bus driver, director

There will be no more 3:30 a.m. More...

Senior program budget stabilizes, but millage increase considered

Budget woes faced earlier this year by the Leelanau County Senior Services department appear to have stabilized, but officials will need to seek a millage renewal next year to keep the department running.  More...

Ladder truck offers top view of Fishtown

A salesman recently stopped by to offer a test drive on a ladder truck that the Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department would consider buying if it wasn’t so expensive.  More...

Be careful; car-deer accidents soar

Plenty of Leelanau hunters have already bagged their first deer of the season.  But not all have been with a bow and arrow.  In a four-day period beginning at 7 a.m. Friday through 4 p.m. More...

Davis, now a county resident, to sing at T-C Opera House

When Joshua Davis performs songs from his latest album, “The Way Back Home,” he may be thinking of Leelanau County. That’s because Leelanau is now his home, and the peninsula provided inspiration for two songs on the album. More...

Leland Library hires ‘cybrarian’ after Merz retirement

Mark Morton, director of information technology at the Leland Township Library, has been named library director replacing Sylvia Merz who is retiring in December.  Morton, often referred to as “cybrarian”, has provided technological More...

New pastor begins in S-B church

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay has a new pastor.  The Rev. Jonathan Reid was installed Sunday afternoon.  “I’m glad to be here. More...

Holiday book drive begins at Glen Lake

A special holiday tradition continues next Wednesday, Nov. 15, with the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library’s annual children’s book drive. More...

Lessons at the library

Seven young students were perhaps pursuing their own 15 minutes of fame on Thursday as they attempted their own versions of soup can art. More...

Deer widows don’t mind ‘time off’

While the cat’s away the mouse will play. The same goes for the partners of hunters heading out to the woods for the first day of firearm hunting season next Wednesday. More...

County Cuisine

Pecan rolls offer plenty of sticky, gooey taste to a breakfast

As the weather turns colder, we instinctually start craving fatty, sugary comfort foods in preparation for the lean winter months. More...

LaCross, McClellan nominated as chamber directors in Traverse City

A pair of well-known Leelanau County names, Ben LaCross of Leelanau Fruit and Thurlow “Sam” McClellan of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, are included on the five-member slate of potential Traverse City Area Chamb More...

Bingham man feted for 4-H Fair contributions

A 90-year-old Bingham Township man was recognized last week for his contributions to the Northwest Michigan Fair.  George Whitefield was honored with a plaque bestowed by seven original members of the Fair Board at its annual meeting held last T More...

Trail permit viewed; safety discussed

Discussion about safety concerns at Leelanau Trail intersections with county roads in Bingham Township were part of a permit review conducted last week.  More...

End nears for fire hall bonds

The Bingham Township Board held a special meeting to pay a routine bill from the Bingham-Suttons Bay Joint Building Authority that will likely lead to a tax cut for township residents in the years ahead.  The check brings the authority close to More...

Petition filed to officially declare Auggie Floyd dead

Missing for 10 years

A petition to declare a missing Suttons Bay man deceased 10 years after his disappearance has been filed in Tribal Court.  Attorney Cameron Fraser of Michigan Indian Legal Services has petitioned, on behalf of clients Kaylyn Rose Raphael and Zac More...

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CAST AND crew of Leland Public Schools’ production of "Failure: A Love Story," will speak via Skype with the author of the play, Phillipe Dawkins, Sunday about their interpretation of the show that is lesser known but was well received in perfo More...

Elmwood brickyards built the north country

Bricks built State Hospital

The following is an excerpt from Elmwood Township A Pictorial History” by the late Larry Wakefield. More...

Thomas, Crocker give vows

Megan Edith Thomas 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...

Book based on historic photos of peninsula, island

The author of a book on historic photos of Leelanau County will speak at the Leelanau Historical Museum later this month.  Jack Hobey will offer a presentation called “Edward Beebe’s Historic Leelanau Photographs” at 4:30 p.m. More...

Garden Club members, visitors to make church centerpieces

The Friendly Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the year on Tuesday at The Bluewater Hall in Greilickville.  A luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. More...