December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Home for the Holidays

County natives travel from afar to spend Christmas in Leelanau County

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ‘Cause no matter how far away your roam When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home! More...

Busy holidays create need for quick-and-easy recipes

Christmas is a busy time, but wouldn’t be the same without home-cooked dishes. More...

County Cuisine

Smoked meat loaf perfect for holiday family dinners

Tuckers of Northport shares one of its most popular comfort food recipes this week with its version of smoked meatloaf. Paired with mashed potatoes and a salad, this meal will warm the belly and the heart as well. More...

New year, new Chamber agenda

Newly elected Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President Lorri Hathaway has set an ambitious agenda that includes the following:   Implement a new ambassador initiative;   Expedite the search for an executive director;   Open More...

Full-time fire chief picked in Cedar as dept. readies for retirements

Chris Comeaux, a lieutenant with the Traverse City Fire Department, has been picked to serve as the first fulltime fire chief for Cedar Area Fire and Rescue (CAFR).  The Fire Board last Thursday unanimously approved the recommendation of a selec More...

Care packages prepared for seniors as county looks at future millage

Following a meeting of the County Board’s Senior Services Advisory Committee last week, staff and leadership of the Senior Service Department turned their attention to the department’s annual holiday “Comfort and Joy” program. More...

Fire calls down some in S-B, Bingham

The board of the Suttons Bay- Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  The board agreed last week at its final meeting of 2017 to maintain its usual schedule in 2018, according to More...

Mackinaws to side-steamers, wreck near the Fox Islands

Taken from Kathleen Firestone's The Fox Islands North and South.  MARITIME MEMORIES  More...

Curriers observe 50th anniversary

A Maple City couple who met while youngsters attending a bowling league in Detroit will celebrate their 50th anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Jerry and Cookey Currier were married on Dec. More...

Lions wrap up sale after distributing 200 trees

Another successful year was reported by the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club, which on Sunday wrapped up Christmas tree sales off M-72 in Kasson Township.  “It’s so much fun watching families looking for that special tree with their famil More...

Library fills for open house, as does new fund

The Leland Township Library was filled on Friday with people honoring longtime director Sylvia Mertz.  Staff, volunteers and Friends of the Leland Township Library shared well wishes to Merz, who retired this month after serving 15 years as libr More...

Three Steps to Avoid Property Tax Foreclosure

One of the truisms in life is that taxes will never go away. This is especially true for property taxes. For most towns and cities, property taxes are paid twice a year. More...

Empire extended family grows close for annual Christmas potluck

If Christmas is about family and food, that would explain the continued success of the Empire Christmas potluck dinner.  The potluck was attended by enough members of the Empire extended family to fill every seat in the Township Hall, and includ More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Eric Allchin

Name: Eric Allchin  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 1993  Age and birthplace: 33 and Chicago, Illinois   More...

Chamber starts new chapter under Hathaway

For Lorri Hathaway, the workday starts at 4 a.m.  It’s easy to see why.  Hathaway, the executive director of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, has a lot of work to do after taking over for Matt Gregory as president of the Leelanau Pe More...

County duo joins Traverse City chamber board

Two county residents have officially joined the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  A tribal chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Thurlow “Sam” McClellan,” and Ben LaCros More...

Township on cusp of hiring West Coast firm to monitor rentals

Contract pricetag: $7,484

Suttons Bay Township officials are on the verge of signing a contract with a San Francisco-based company to monitor and help regulate short term rental properties in the township beginning next year. More...

Extra home, less space for development

The Bingham Township Planning Commission has approved a special land use amendment for the developer of Bayview Pines, a housing development along M-22 south of Hilltop Road.  The action followed a public hearing held earlier this month.  More...

Grant will help Bingham fix up cemeteries

Bingham Township has been awarded a $1,000 grant to conduct a “cemetery monument conservation workshop” next year.  The grant is coming from the Suttons Bay-Bingham Endowment Fund administered by the Grand Traverse Regional Community More...

New Dunes stamp meant for packages; release date Jan. 20

The Sleeping Bear Dunes stamp won’t be out until well after Christmas, but it’s a bit expensive to affix to a card, anyway.  More...

Photo

POLLY SCHOELLER emailed this week to show how she has prepared a Christmas setting for her M-22 license plate. She wrote. “Saw and enjoyed your Oct. 12 issue of the Enterprise and loved the photos ... More...

St. Mary inducts 9 into Honor Society

Nine students were inducted last week into the National Honor Society at St. Mary School.  The induction ceremony was part of an all-school Mass held last Wednesday that included an address by principal Megan Glynn.  More...

Students tie wishes on Village Green branches

Kindergarten students at Leland Public School went to the Leelanau Conservancy’s Village Green Monday to tie their wishes onto branches.  The idea was inspired by a book called “The Wish Tree.” The project fits with the school& More...

HOW TO AVOID PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE

The following information was written by MSU Extension and is being provided by the Leelanau County Treasurer’s Office.

Too many homeowners lose their homes to property tax foreclosure. There are a number of steps a property owner can take to avoid this issue, especially if they are having trouble with delinquent taxes. More...