January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Keeping Cozy

Peninsula pets and farm animals rely on their owners for warmth in winter

As temperatures fall and snow levels rise, Leelanau County residents bundle up with hats, gloves and more, but furry creatures like dogs, cats and even farm animals rely on owners to keep them warm enough through the winter.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nathan Porritt

Name: Nathan Porritt  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: My whole life, so since 1982.  Age and birthplace: I am 36 years old and I was born at Munson Hospital.   More...

Northport takes no vote on marijuana issue

Local boards decide

In the ongoing lineup of communities opting in and opting out of allowing medical marijuana processing facilities, Northport Village has decided to remain solidly on the fence. More...

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CEDAR AREA Fire and Rescue welcomed Chris Comeaux, a lieutenant with the Traverse City Fire Department, as its first fulltime fire chief. More...

Hemingway film coming to Leland center

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center in Leland next week will host a screening of Starbright Media’s new feature-length documentary film entitled “Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden.”  The 100-minute documentary will be More...

Young Leland students placed on honor roll

A total of 75 students in fifth and sixth grades at Leland Public School were named to the elementary first trimester honor roll.  Fifth graders earning all A’s were Emerie Burda, Evelyn Couturier, Mya Denoyer, Nola Fedderman, Landry Fouch More...

Hoensheid, Pelon engaged

Gary and Jana Hoensheid of Suttons Bay are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Taylor Hoensheid to Maddy Pelon of South Lyon, Mich.  More...

County lands 90-plus on NMC list

More than 90 Leelanau County students were named to the dean’s list for fall semester at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.  They are: Amanda Allison, Andrew Banks, Abigail Barker, Anna Barrientoz, Jared Beaudry, Rachel Bechte More...

Art center plans season of fun

Painting, sculpture, found-object art, creative writing, theatre and more. Art comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. No one knows this better than the staff at the Glen Arbor Art Center (GAAC). More...

Eagle population on the up and up

The significant community attendance at the Wings of Wonder bald eagle release on New Year’s Day made it clear that folks in Leelanau County are excited to see the living incarnation of our national emblem up close and personal.  Luckily, More...

County Cuisine

Veggie-filled chowder warms the heart, tummy in winter

This week's recipe for Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Cheddar Chowder is from Martha's Leelanau Table, the red house located on St. Joseph Street in Suttons Bay. Owner Martha Ryan suggests this dish when cabin fever sets in during the winter months. More...

Village retains most fees; two, however, are increased

A new Northport Village fee rate schedule has been approved for 2018 that includes some increases, although most fees were left unchanged, said Barbara Von Voigtlander, administrative coordinator.  Notably, though, the fee to rent park space for More...

Scam seeks funds from county seniors

The director of Leelanau County’s Senior Services Department is warning residents about a scam that purports to be a “Leelanau County Social Security Survey.”  “We would like to let people know that it is a scam and not a More...

Fishers offer refuge to Westmoreland sailors

Sailors stay two weeks

John Fisher came to Leelanau County from Wisconsin in 1854. He and his wife Harriet were prominent in the Glen Arbor/Empire area and notably offered shelter to the crew of the Westmoreland that went down in the Manitou Passage.  More...

Frankes celebrate 50th at Park Place

Robert and Laura Franke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a private dinner party with their children, sisters and brothers at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City.  Robert Franke Jr. More...

229 Lakers honored

A total of 229 Glen Lake secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year.  Those students receiving a 4.0 were:  More...

Reception, exhibit showcases $711,000 home for the arts

New space, new name.  It’s befitting that on the eve of the opening of its new home for the arts community that the former Glen Arbor Arts Association is changing its name.  More...