January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

NEW YEAR, NEW NUMBERS

Death, divorce, marriage stats all increased in 2017

County vital statistics did an about-face last year with increases in three of four demographic areas tracked.  The Leelanau County Clerk’s office is the register of county vital statistics, maintaining and indexing life’s milestones More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Clive Kagande

Name: Clive Kagande  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: 2014  Age and birthplace: 21 and Harare, Zimbabwe   More...

From telegraph to telephones, Northport connects with world

Morgan learns code

With Northport having been established in 1849, and later the combination of Northport/Waukazooville, Deacon Joseph Dame surveyed the land north of what was known as Waukazooville and established all the streets of Northport. More...

County native finds inspiration in saving forests across globe

Saving tropical, Leelanau forests

Some people might miss the similarities between the forests of Leelanau County and those of South America and Southeast Asia.  But Elmwood Township resident Carter Payne makes those connections. More...

2017 Rewind: Hot harvests, drugs caused concern across county

Editor’s note: We conclude our look back at 2017 this week with front-page stories from July to December. More...

County Cuisine

Planning ahead for potato dish pays off with a delicious side

Here is a recipe from Anderson's Market that features a popular side dish - potatoes. All of the ingredients can be purchased at Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor. More...

Calhouns celebrate 50th

Bill and Marilyn Calhoun of Suttons Bay celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary last week.  Marilyn LaCross and Bill Calhoun were married on Dec. 30, 1967, at St. More...