November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Poster Girls

St. Mary duo places first, second in Leelanau Conservation District poster contest

Katie Walter, 9, and Addie Leiby, 8, are best friends and they both want to be art teachers when they grow up.  So it may come as no surprise that the St. More...

Cedar artist to sell paintings, donate to local non-profits

John O’Neill sees things from a different point of view. The Cedar artist is hosting a PoP Up Show of his oil paintings at his home this weekend with a portion of sales going to local charities. More...

County Cuisine

On the menu: Chicken Satay; try one to go from Trish's

Visitors to Leelanau County and locals alike flock to Trish's Dishes in Leland for delicious breakfast, lunch and "Dinners-to-Go." Also offered are baked sweets and Espresso drinks. More...

County affordable housing group continues to meet

A committee established by the county to facilitate affordable housing is continuing to meet.  The Leelanau County Housing Action Committee (HAC) is scheduled to meet next on Monday, Dec. More...

Eight vie to be Cedar’s full-time chief

The process of selecting a new chief for Cedar Area Fire & Rescue (CAFR) is underway with interviews scheduled next week.  Eight qualified applicants submitted resumes by the Nov. More...

Rd. Comm. adopts higher, lower fees

The Leelanau County Road Commission unanimously approved a new rate structure for fees at its Nov. More...

Business Briefs: Tandem Ciders to be on tap in the Windy City

Chicagoans will no longer have to visit the peninsula to get a sweet taste of Leelanau County apples.  Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay recently announced on its Facebook page a partnership with Heartland Beverage LLC — “so you will star More...

Big crowd attracted to craft sale

Goods offered for sale by 35 artists from across northern Michigan helped to draw more than 1,000 people to Leland Friday and Saturday while raising nearly $10,000 for a good cause.  The HollyPop! More...

Streets fill for tree lighting

Crowds gathered Saturday in Northport to watch the “Star Lord of Holiday Cheer” wave her magic wand and light the community Christmas tree.  Lots of crowds.  “It seems the turnout was even better than last year,” sai More...

Grand Traverse Band requested to pay for portion of Kettles Trail project

A request for 2 percent gaming funds to establish a handicapped accessible trail system in the Bow Lake area was endorsed last week by the Kasson Township Board.  More...

Lautners among first to settle Solon

Many came by Erie Canal

The following is an excerpt from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County, compiled by Carol Drzewiecki for Solon Township. More...

Leelanau Community Choir to perform at 3 churches

The Leelanau Community Choir, under the direction of Jonah Powell, will present a holiday season concert series this weekend. “Merrily We Sing Noel” is the title of the program and one of the carols included in the program. More...

Roubals celebrate golden anniversary

A Suttons Bay couple plans to celebrate their golden anniversary Saturday at the restaurant that sparked their romance.  Lewis and Roberta (Hall) Roubal were married on Dec. 2, 1967, at St. More...

Asperger’s groups have monthly meetings

The Northwest Michigan Neurotypical (NT) Support parent group will meet Tuesday, Dec. More...

Center plans holiday events

The Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay will host holiday events on two consecutive weekends next month.  The center’s sixth annual Cookie Extravaganza is set for Sunday. More...

Vendors sought for art, craft fair

Applications are being accepted for vendors who want to attend the Provemont Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair set for Saturday, Dec. 9.  The fair will be held at the VFW Hall. Contact Sally Guzowski at 231- 590-8169 for an application.   More...

At fundraiser, Northport talent on full display

What do you get when you mix art students, locally grown food, music and lots of community support?  If you happen to live in Northport, you get the Brush & Fork fundraiser held recently at the Village Arts Building.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Scout Finch

Name: Scout Finch  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 1998  Age and birthplace: 20 and Grand Rapids  Occupation: Army Reserve   More...

Village sells home to county for housing; must be ‘owner-occupied’

The Leelanau County Land Bank Authority is now the owner of a lot and house on Madison Street just one block west of M-22 (St. More...

Unionized Leland firefighters have first contract, which offers 2 raises

Over 4½ months, Leland firefighters will receive two raises totaling 5 percent. More...

Revenues, expenses up in proposed Elmwood budget

Hearing on Dec. 11

The Elmwood Township Board held a special budget work session last week in advance of a public hearing that will be held on a draft budget for 2018 at the board’s next regular monthly meeting on Dec. 11.  More...

Elmwood planners look for M-72 input; coming soon to township: ‘wiggle butts’

Elmwood Township officials are hoping anyone interested in offering input on how M-72 should be developed in the coming years to pencil-in Dec. 13-14 on their calendars.  More...

Homestead wins uphill battle with 90-ton building

A building that once served as a daycare facility has been moved and is being repurposed at The Homestead Resort near Glen Arbor.  H & D Movers from Lake City moved the former Camp Tamarack building last week from its site near the entrance More...

Concert to feature past singers in 25th show

The Leelanau Children’s Choir & Leelanau Youth Ensemble (LCC/LYE) will present its 25th annual Madrigal Concert Friday and Saturday.  Leelanau Children’s Choir members are 8 years old through 8th grade. More...

Winds group to perform seasonal songs

The Manitou Winds musical group will perform its annual “Winter Songs & Carols” concert on Friday, Dec. More...

Community thankful for Christmas-filled weekend

The Northport Omena Chamber of Commerce held its annual Merchants’ Day & Tree Lighting event on Saturday, and we are so proud of our community and thankful to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this day sparkle. More...

Empire drag race back for year three

A date has been set for the third annual Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race.  Event organizers promise a beer tent, live music and fast sleds at the Empire Airport on Saturday, Jan. 13. More...

Historical group hosts craft workshop

The Leelanau Historical Society and Leland Township Library will co-host a Christmas Craft workshop from 3:30-5 p.m. today. There will be an array of papers, decorative baubles and ornament-making supplies, as well as sample ideas for crafts. More...

Advent suppers for next three weeks

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland will hold its annual Free Simple Supper and Advent Services over the next three Wednesdays.  Starting Dec. 6, suppers will be held from 5:30-6:60 p.m., followed by Advent services from 7-7:45 p.m. More...

Triple 35th anniversary celebration

Three farm boys who grew up along the same stretch of Solon Road and their wives recently celebrated their 35th anniversaries together.  All three of their families have remained in the farming business.  More...

Christmas doings fill Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor offered no excuse to sleep in or stay home over the weekend, starting with a “Pajama Party” that began long before sunup Friday and culminated with a Christmas tree lighting Saturday evening.  The weather was good for both More...

Holiday bazaar and Santa Claus

Grand Traverse Band artisans will host a Holiday Bazaar Saturday at Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center.  There will be traditional and fine arts, handcrafts, baked goods, demonstrations and “make and take” projects for kids from 9 a More...