December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

BOOKS, NOOKS & BEYOND

More than books: Leelanau libraries expand offerings

With the holiday season in full swing, we here at the Enterprise thought we’d take an in-depth look at some gifts that keep on giving to the communities of Leelanau — libraries.  More...

Fund, open house for retiring director

Sylvia Merz made a lot of friends during her 15 years with the Leland Township Library, and they will soon have a chance to say goodbye to the retiring library director.  The Friends of the Leland Township Library will host an open house in hono More...

Learn about essential oils at library in Empire

The Glen Lake Community in Empire will host a presentation about the uses of essential oils on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Essential oils extracted from plants have been used for thousands of years for relaxation, beauty care, cleaning, and most often fo More...

County Cuisine

Put some ‘fizz’ into your season with this vodka drink

Tuckers of Northport shares one of its most popular drink offerings this week - Autumn Fizz. This drink fits in well with the season with its warming apple and cinnamon charm. More...

Business Briefs: Cherry Republic kicks off ‘31 Days of Giving’

The Leelanau Conservancy, For Love of Water and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are three of more than 50 grant recipients that will be named throughout the month of December in a philanthropic drive to protect Michigan’s environment and farml More...

Light up the skies

BRIGHT MOONLIGHT over Suttons Bay made nighttime seem like day as a “super moon” approached Saturday night. On Sunday, the moon was as close to Earth as it gets, but skies were cloudy.   More...

Santa, reindeer, tree lighting add up to big weekend in Suttons Bay

The Suttons Bay “Holiday in the Village Weekend” was, by all accounts, a huge success. More...

Packed houses greet community choir

Members of the Leelanau Community Choir had a busy weekend, performing holiday concerts in front of packed houses at churches across the county.  The choir performed its “Merrily We Sing Noel!” concert Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran C More...

Duddles completes undergrad studies

Brent Duddles, 2013 valedictorian from Suttons Bay High School, is scheduled to graduate Dec. More...

4-H offers popular ski program for kids

The 4-H and Snowboard program will offer two new programs in addition to its traditional ski and snowboard lessons this winter at The Homestead.  Youth age 12 to 15 are eligible for a Jr. More...

Dinner helps young Jaxon

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:40-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Leland Public School cafeteria for infant Jaxon Gary, who was diagnosed with Peroxisomal Biogenesis Zellweger’s Spectrum.  More...

Raguse, Fogarty planning wedding

Susan and Douglas Raguse of Cedar announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Elizabeth, to Justin McLean Fogarty.  More...

Christmas gift list filled at Cedar event

Brothers Blake and Austin O’Connor of Cedar knocked out their Christmas giftlist at the 16th annual holiday Make and Take event Sunday in Cedar.  “I was able to get all my presents done,” Blake said.  The 13-year-old and h More...

County host to 4 public libraries

Four public libraries are located on the Leelanau Peninsula, and you’ll find an overview of each in our coverage this week. Elmwood and Solon townships are served by the Traverse Area District Library. More...

Merz guided Leland library to new heights

Dedicated board and millage

When Sylvia Merz joined its staff in 2002, the Leland Township Library was only open 24 hours per week, books were stamped in and out by hand, there was a paper card catalog, a typewriter was used for business, public programs were limited to persona More...

Lights, Bites and Books returns to Suttons Bay

The fifth annual Lights, Bites and Books Gala will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Danielle Hanson

Name: Danielle Hanson  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County since 1984.  Age and birthplace: 43 and Wayne County   More...

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DEER FENCING was recently installed at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in Bingham Township. The purchase order was for $32,725.   More...

Greilickville project overcoming obstacles; work soon for hotel

Despite some hurdles, the developer of an 81-unit hotel with a 28-slip marina on West Grand Traverse Bay in Greilickville is moving forward.  Traverse City developer Ron Walters, a principal of West Shore Partners, L.L.C., has agreed to pay the More...

Missing sign turns up in crosswalk where taken

A pedestrian crosswalk sign that mysteriously disappeared from the middle of M-22 in downtown Suttons Bay last month has – just as mysteriously – reappeared. More...

Northport students perform a ‘red herring’

Was it a final exam? More...

Suttons Bay to host regional Robotics meet

Students from across northern Michigan plan to gather Saturday at Suttons Bay for a regional robotics competition.  Suttons Bay High School will host its first-ever VEX IQ robotics meet that will involve 30 teams in the upper elementary and mid More...

Scandinavians and Germans were among first to settle, start businesses

Walter, and the first cow

The following is an excerpt from a history book published in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2004. The official date of the arrival of Harry Chittenden Suttons is November 1854. More...

Holiday potluck in Empire

The Empire Area Community Center (EACC) will hold its annual Holiday Potluck Dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Empire Township Hall.  Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner starts at 6 p.m. More...

Kilchermans celebrate 65 years together

Airman First Class John Kilcherman found the love of his life at a teenage dance in Traverse City. More...

Workshop for Christmas gifts

The Leland Public School Class of 2021 plans to host Santa’s Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The workshop will provide students with an opportunity to make holiday gifts for grandparents, parents, siblings and pets. More...

Dozens of vendors to offer wares

Three dozens vendors are lined up to feature their wares Saturday for the fifth annual Provemont Holiday Arts & Crafts Show.  The event, organized by the Lake Leelanau Community Association, will offer a full slate of vendors selling everyth More...