February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Homestay

José, Venezuelan exchange student, finds comfort in Leelanau County

Editor’s note: Veteran staff writer Amy Hubbell and her family were hosts to Rotary exchange student José Acosta for his first semester at Leland Public School. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Mary Anna Harris

Name: Mary Anna Harris Town or Township of Residence: Cleveland Township, but I lived at Fairway Drive subdivision on Sugar Loaf’s Old Golf Course starting in 1969. Birth Place and Age: I was born in Marquette, Michigan and am 79 years old. More...

Recycling continues to rise in Leelanau; give yourself an ‘A’

If grades were given for recycling efforts, Leelanau County would get an “A.”  In fact, last year’s amounts of glass, tin, plastic and fiber recycling amounted to just over 2,246 tons, up 115 tons from 2016.  However, ther More...

Elmwood to consider zoning change for solar

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission has taken an introductory look at what could be one of the first amendments to a new Zoning Ordinance the township adopted last year.  More...

Fire detectors offered by Red Cross, Cedar Fire dept.

Cedar Area Fire and Rescue (CAFR) has received 48 smoke detectors from the American Red Cross that it plans to distribute to homes in the department’s four-township service area.  Chief Chris Comeaux announced that the detectors will initi More...

10-year fire veteran named lieutenant

Aaron Brown, a 10-year member of the Glen Lake Fire Department, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  Brown joined the department in 2008 as a firefighter/paramedic.  Since his promotion, which became effective Dec. More...

Reserve your dinner theater seats

The cast continues to prepare for the Northport Community Arts Center’s winter production and dinner theater.  The troupe will present “Don’t Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell” on Feb. More...

Leland grad returns home, joins Leelanau Conservancy

Andrea Hunt, a 2013 Leland Public School graduate, will return to the county this year to serve as a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member with the Leelanau Conservancy.  More...

Seeking your wedding photos

Did you get back your wedding photos and have one that was just too cute?  Or funny? More...

Breakfast proceeds helps veteran flight

The Knights of Columbus organization will host a pancake breakfast Sunday to benefit the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight program.  Breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Father Baker Hall in the lower level of St. More...

Hudson, Janik plan to marry

Chet and Jane Janik of Elmwood Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Claire of Charleston, S.C., to Kyler Hudson.  Kyler is the son of Jeff and Andrea Hudson of Akron, Ohio.  The bride-elect is a graduate of the More...

Chili supper at St. Mary helps Leelanau Christian Neighbors

A community chili supper fundraiser for Leelanau Christian Neighbors will be hosted today by St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau. The menu for the supper, set from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Bay club offers scholarship

By the Bay Garden Club of Suttons Bay will award a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors pursing a program related to the group’s mission.  Candidates must be residents of the Suttons Bay school district or a graduate from Suttons Bay S More...

Local women lend helping hand, inspire hope for Ugandan families

Mary Taylor first journeyed to Uganda in 2010 with her birth daughter who was adopting a baby.  That’s when she knew she had to help.  More...

Deaths recorded in county

Donovan R. Kiessel, 71, of Bingham Township died January 13 in Bingham Township  Jack R. Fairfield, 93, of Suttons Bay died January 16 in Suttons Bay Township  Karl M. More...

County Cuisine

Shepherd’s Pie a classic food of warmth for winter

Here is a recipe from Anderson's Market that is a classic, one-dish meal that combines meat and vegetables in a delicious gravy that is topped with mashed potatoes. More...

Pitch in for county recycle

How can you help reduce, reuse and recycle efforts in Leelanau County? More...

Cedar Fire unloads two trucks, to spend up to $45,000 to replace one

Equipment needs — now and in the future — are being discussed by the Cedar Area Fire & Rescue (CAFR) Board.  In the present, Fire Board members plan to sell two trucks and replace one.  More...

Students ‘assemble’ art creations in Northport

Northport art teacher Jenny Evans asked students to create their own artistic assemblage. And they more than delivered.  More...

Variety show planned by ShareCare, Senior Services

Leelanau County Senior Services and Share Care of Leelanau plan to put on the ritz, again.  For the fourth year running, the two agencies will offer a change of pace for area seniors.  More...

3 concerts planned in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay School’s Friends of the Fine Arts (FOFA) is planning three musical concerts to benefit arts programing at the school:  Folk artists The North Carolines will perform Saturday, Feb. 24, in the high school auditorium. More...

Goods, services and land offered in county paper

Taken from Good Harbor Michigan, by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores. This is the eighth in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More...

Photo

JACK SEGAL, Counsel General of the United States to Russia and former security director for Russia, Ukraine and Europe presented a program to members of the Suttons Bay- Leelanau County Rotary Club last Thursday. His program was titled ‘U.S. More...

St. Mary programs continue in honor of National Catholic Schools Week

Lake Leelanau St. Mary is continuing to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week with inspiration from the Native American community and a program dedicated to the strength of faith.  More...

Zonta offering $2,000 to send 2 women to college

The Zonta Club of Leelanau County will again sponsor its Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) scholarship program.  Two scholarships are available in amounts of $1,250 and $750. More...

YetiFest celebration a ‘huge success’ yet again

YetiFest in the Village of Suttons Bay was a huge success, according to Karen Pontius of the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce.  The weather was just cold and snowy enough for the Yeti to be satisfied, she said – but not so cold and snowy th More...