January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

BALANCING ACTS

Leelanau County tackles cabin fever with everything from yoga to tai chi

It’s that time of year again when folks make resolutions, often having to do with fitness.  Balance, an important measure of fitness, can be a valuable skill to develop especially with our icy winter conditions here on the Leelanau Peninsu More...

Bison wins bee for geography

Thomasin Bison, a seventh grader, last week won the Leland Public School competition in the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first More...

New Suttons Bay trustee says school has ‘opportunity to flourish’

A former teacher now working in the private sector was appointed to the Suttons Bay Board of Education this week.  Casey Petz was tapped during a special board meeting held Monday night to fill a seat vacated by Trustee Jennifer Lewis, who resig More...

Suttons Bay DDA, planners re-elect officers, work on village projects

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission and the village’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are finalizing documents that likely be brought to separate public hearings in the months ahead.  The DDA board met the morning of Jan. More...

Federal funding helps voting; new court seal

Twps. getting voting machines

When Leelanau County voters head to the polls in 2018, they will use an all-new voting system authorized and funded primarily by the State of Michigan with federal monies. More...

Suttons Bay’s ‘First Families’ built homes among stumps

The following story and pictures are from a history book published in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2004. More...

Students march to end abortion

Sunny skies and mild weather greeted a group of 65 students, teachers and community members who participated Friday in St. More...

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CONSUMERS ENERGY dispatched four bucket trucks to St. Michael’s Church of Suttons Bay on Saturday morning to form aerial arches as part of a funeral Mass for Donovan R. Kiessel of Bingham Township, who died Jan. 13 at the age of 71. More...

In Cedar, family finds benefits of essential oils

As one of the five senses, smell may not be considered as primary as sight or hearing.  It is sometimes referred to as the “fifth sense,” placing it right on the bottom of the list. However, it’s hardly non-essential. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with David Panek

Name: David Panek  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident since: 1975, I’ve lived here my whole life.  Age and birthplace: 42 and Munson Hospital   More...

County Cuisine

Chef Mario on winter break, but his recipes continue in winter

Chef Mario at Bella Fortuna North might be on winter break, but his recipe ideas for Gnocchi are worth a try at home. This week's recipe will bring some of the atmosphere of Bella Fortuna North, located on Main St. in Lake Leelanau, to your table. More...

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SUTTONS BAY School’s top spellers rose to the top in the school bee last week and will go on to the Leelanau County Spelling Bee Feb. 21 at Lake Leelanau St. Mary. More...

Sheriff withdraws name from county ‘foreclosure’ sales

A tradition in handling mortgage foreclosures in the county that can be viewed in editions of the Leelanau Enterprise dating back to the 1880s has been drastically changed. More...

Art for kids at Glen Lake center

The Glen Arbor Art Center (GAAC) will host an after-school program next month.  Veteran art teacher Sarah Cheek- Toomey will help students in grades K-4 explore multiple media through a variety of projects, learning techniques to built their art More...

Rotary, known for student exchanges, does more locally

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club does much more than support the youth exchange programs that the club is best known for.  In addition to providing support for national and international service programs, local Rotarians donated more More...

Lake Leelanau man loses weight to enlist

A Lake Leelanau man went the extra mile to join the Marines, and has completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at Parris Island, S.C. More...