November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Leland clerk’s address changes

The Leland Township clerk’s mailing address has changed from a Leland post office box to one in Lake Leelanau. The new address, effective immediately, is P.O. Box 238, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653-0238. More...

Lions host kids for Christmas

The Cedar-Maple City Lions on Sunday will host “Christmas for the Kids,” a holiday celebration.  There will be games, crafts, face painting, treats and family fun from 4 to 6 p.m.  The event will be held in the upper level of th More...

S-B library sponsors gala

The Friends of the Suttons Bay- Bingham District Library will host the fifth annual “Lights, Bites and Books” Gala on Saturday, Dec. More...

2nd GOP candidate for Senate

A second Republican has thrown his hat in the ring to serve in the Michigan State Senate representing Leelanau and 11 other counties in the lower peninsula.  Bruce Rendon of Lake City appeared at last week’s meeting of the Leelanau County More...

Local firm seeks tower permit to begin expanding Internet service

A proposal to erect a 128-foot communications tower in Centerville Township could be the first of several steps to expand internet and wireless communications by a private firm throughout the county. More...

Six requests for gaming funds

In one sweeping motion with virtually no discussion, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners approved nearly $130,000 in requests for “2-percent” funding from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. More...

Health Board denies fee hikes; wants state to pay its share

Proposed increases in environmental health fees have been turned down by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department’s Board of Health.  The Board of Health during its Nov. More...

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RARELY TOGETHER, the supervisors of seven of Leelanau County’s 11 townships gathered Tuesday afternoon at the county Government Center for only the second time this year to discuss issues of mutual interest, in this case, septic inspection ordi More...

Chamber hosts ‘holiday in the village’

The Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce will host “Holiday in the Village” Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, which has been dubbed family day, the Friends of the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library invite the community to help them dec More...

Sign-up underway for 4-H ski lessons

Registration is underway for the Leelanau County 4-H Ski and Snowboard Program at The Homestead near Glen Arbor.  For six Sundays, Jan. 7 through Feb. More...

Night to remember in Glen Arbor

The Glen Arbor Art Association Readers’ Theater will present “Remember The Night” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9. More...

Make your gifts at Cedar party

The annual “Make and Take” holiday party will be held from 1-4 Sunday at the Solon Township Hall in Cedar.  The event, sponsored by the Cedar Area Community Foundation, provides supplies for wreaths, jewelry and other crafts. More...

County Dates

Cookies by the pound   Head to the Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay on Sunday to choose from dozens of your favorite cookies for $7 per pound. More...

Christmas deadlines for military mailing

Families with members serving overseas in the U.S. military are eying U.S. Postal Service deadlines for sending mail. More...

FOLLOWING OUR LEELANAU LEGISLATORS

The Legislature has been on Thanksgiving break with no sessions scheduled until Tuesday. Since there were no votes last week, this report describe some of the 39 amendments to the state Constitution that lawmakers have formally proposed this year. More...

Appointments go smoothly; here are recommendations

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners met as a “committee-ofthe whole” on Tuesday afternoon to recommend a slate of appointees to a variety of boards and commissions serving the county. More...

County gets update on sewer bonds

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners heard a report last week from the chairman of the county’s Board of Public Works, John Popa, regarding the Northport sewer system.  More...

Home sales well above record pace; Oct. price tops $300,000

Shortage of homes on both ends of spectrum

Demand and home prices — they’re related — continue to climb as Leelanau County heads toward yet another record-breaking year for sales.  Through October, some 430 housing units were sold in the county for $173.9 million. More...

Winter must be near as Herman Christmas display up and ready

While most county residents sat down to a turkey dinner last Thursday, Dale and Sandy Herman were eating burgers and fries.  The Bingham Township couple spent Thanksgiving Day in their yard continuing a holiday traditional begun more than 35 yea More...

Marketplace in Leland offers Christmas gifts

Works by more than a dozen artists and craftsmen will be featured Saturday at the “Merry Marketplace” at the Old Art Building in Leland.  Each year artists gather on the first Saturday to share their artwork for unique holiday gifts More...