February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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St. Mary to host county spelling bee Wednesday

Thirty of the county’s top student spellers will gather at Lake Leelanau St. Mary next week to compete in the annual Leelanau County Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Leelanau Enterprise. The bee will begin at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Feb. 21. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Bob Bunek

Name: Bob Bunek  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I've lived in the same house all my life.  Age and birthplace: I’m 60 years old and I was born at Munson Medical Center.   More...

Rd. Comm. manager pushes road safety

Roads in Leelanau county can be deadly if drivers aren’t focused.  More...

Cemetery humor part of update to township ordinance

Attorney asked to review

There were bound to be a few jokes to help handle the all-too-serious topic of burial. More...

Board stands tall; to charge $11.20

The Leland Township Board spent about 20 minutes Monday evening determining that, indeed, it is owed $11.20 by a Washington state resident with local ties.  More...

Brewery and bear draw crowds

The following is an excerpt from "Elmwood Township A Pictorial History” by the late Larry Wakefield. In 1862, Anthony, John and Edward Greilick formed a partnership and built a steam-powered sawmill near the site of the old mill. More...

Two couples share secrets of 136 years of marriage

Three octogenarians, two couples, one nonagenarian and 136 years of marriage. It sounds like a crazy love riddle. And, in a way, it is. The four Leelanau County residents are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversaries this year. More...

Conservancy helps protect 105 acres in Bohemian Valley

Family ties to Leelanau go way back

Paul Dechow has spotted his share of deer, turkeys, bobcats, coyotes, grouse — and even the occasional bear — in the Bohemian Valley.  Now, Dechow is doing his part to protect their habitat.  More...

‘Personal Projects’ challenge, inspire sophomores at Leland

For 10th-grade students at Leland Public School, learning is hands-on.  This is the inaugural year for Leland’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, so to meet the school’s new requirements, each student needs to complete a &ldq More...

County Cuisine

Chicken soup for Jalapeño lovers, courtesy of the Little Traverse Inn

A favorite recipe of the team at The Little Traverse Inn is a perfect warm-up as Old Man Winter keeps his grip on the county - Jalapeño Chicken Soup. It's spicy and certain to add heat to any meal or by itself. More...

Rd. Comm. hears safe driving tips

The Michigan Department of Transportation offers these tips for safe driving:   Buckle up every time you get into your car, truck or van. More...

Raises not sought by Leland Board members

Elected officials of Leland Township are not seeking raises.  All four salary resolutions that were approved unanimously Monday freeze wages at their present levels. More...

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LISA ANDERSON of Catholic Human Services, from left, and Sheriff Mike Borkovich spoke to Northport middle school student last week as part of student Navneet Dhami’s senior project. More...

Potential Kings and Queens

ST. MARY Homecoming king and queen will be selected from senior (front row from left) Annalea Hobbins, Emily Rice, Nicole Wittman and Alyssa Davis; (Back row from left) Avery Kohler, Danny Schaub, Brayden Dunham and Andrew Tondreau. More...

Morios, Rink feted at dinner

The Rink and Morio families were honored by St. Mary Catholic Church for service to their community.  Family members were feted while St. Mary School celebrated its 46th annual Sweetheart Dinner Saturday at the Leland Lodge.  More...