November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Band is Back

Music teacher, eight Northport students revive program after lengthy hiatus

Northport sixth-grader Ava Rice picked up a tenor saxophone for the first time about two weeks ago.  And she’s already getting the hang of it.  “At first it was hard, but toward the end of last week it started getting a little e More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Rick Greenup

Name: Rick Greenup  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: I came here originally as a part-time resident in 2000 but started spending more and more time here each year and moved here permanently in 2016.   More...

Deer, ice play parts in two accident stories

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office responded to traffic crashes over the weekend caused by slippery road conditions.  Several of the accidents were single vehicle crashes in which the drivers lost control of their vehicles.  More...

Another delay in Elmwood efforts to regulate wedding receptions

The owners of wineries — and their neighbors — will need to wait a little longer before Elmwood Township is finished with the portion of its Zoning Ordinance regulating “special events.”  More...

Seth Bernard Trio coming to Leland

The Seth Bernard Trio will perform next Wednesday, Nov. More...

Suttons Bay businesses donate percentage of sales for school

The season of giving got off to a big start Saturday in the Village of Suttons Bay when downtown merchants held a Holiday Open House and donated a percentage of their sales receipts to support Suttons Bay Public Schools. More...

Homemade pies are big hit for fundraiser

Parents from Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy headed to the kitchen to raise more than $8,400 for the school’s capital campaign, “Putting Down Roots.” Some 447 pies made from scratch were sold in a grassroots effort led by parent More...

Belgians drawn to Empire; logging work to be had

"Tante" Lisa interviewed

The following is an interview of Mary-Elisa Steyaert VanSlambroch conducted for the Empire Area Heritage Group’s book “Some Other Day.” More...

Plamondon, Cholewinski exchange vows

Casie Marie Plamondon of Lake Leelanau and John Kenneth Cholewinski of Bartlett, Ill., have exchanged wedding vows in Traverse City.  The ceremony was officiated on Sept. More...

Flexible seating arrangement a success for Suttons Bay teacher

Twelve large, orange balls similar to those found in exercise gyms are proving valuable in teacher Danielle Kulpa’s second-grade classroom.  Kulpa is in her second year teaching at Suttons Bay, where she graduated high school in 2010.  More...

County Cuisine

Butternut soup gives warmth following a long, winter day

The Holidays are officially here, and so is the cold weather. Anderson's Market has a recipe that can add warmth to the day and bring a smile to family and friends at upcoming gatherings. More...

Car chargers up and ready in Northport

With the installation of two Tesla and one universal electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations, the Village of Northport has become the first site of publicly available EV chargers on the Leelanau Peninsula.  “We saw a great opportunity to More...

Few changes for township Master Plan

The Elmwood Township Board last week moved ahead in a process to finalize a new Master Plan update for the township.  More...

Big audiences for both nights of ‘Arsenic’

Student-actors from Suttons Bay played to full houses Friday and Saturday for their production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”  There were few seats unfilled for the dark comedy that centers around the Brewster sisters, elderly women who More...

New website, trivia and Fishtown

New look for Empire Chamber The Empire Chamber of Commerce last week announced the launch of a new brand, website and digital marketing initiative promoting local tourism. More...

Head of Pathfinder accepts top spot at Leelanau School

Robert C. Hansen, current head of school at the Pathfinder School in Elmwood Township, has been selected the 15th head of school at Leelanau School.  Leelanau’s board of trustees announced the appointment Nov. More...

Northport pupils gathering cans in ‘competition’

The Northport Public School National Honor Society and Student Council are hosting a “Can the Super” can drive through Dec. 1 to restock the shelves of local food banks.  More...

Shoppers stay home for holidays at craft bazaars

Crafters and vendors sold their wares last weekend at separate events in Cedar and Maple City.  The lower level of Holy Rosary Church was filled with handmade and donated items for the second annual bazaar.  More...