February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Jack of all trades to cap career at Glen Lake Friday

Joe Hobbins took work-study to a new level. As a senior at Glen Lake High School, he wasn’t big on study halls and with a full load of courses completed his graduation requirements well before his fellow members of the Class of 1981. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Natalie Myers

Name: Natalie Myers  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: I was born here in 1999.  Age and birthplace: I am 18 years old and I was born at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.   More...

Cleveland proposes raises for 2 on board

Readying for the Annual Meeting

The Cleveland Township Board is proposing 5 percent raises for two of its five elected members.  Voters in Cleveland Township who attend the township’s Annual Meeting on March 24 will decide the fate of salary resolutions adopted last week More...

Better Wi-Fi coming to twp. marina

Boaters in the Elmwood Township Marina will have better Wi-Fi coverage when the marina opens this spring.  More...

‘Moderate’ jalapeño chili, big perch found at G-A WinterFest

It was a fairly strange WinterFest in Glen Arbor as the winning Jalapeño Chicken Chili wasn’t that hot and perch caught for the fishing contest would hardly fit into their “panfish” definition. More...

Scholarship up for grabs

The Leelanau County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel is offering a scholarship to college-age juniors and seniors. More...

Four on dean’s list at Hope

Four county students were named to the dean’s list at Hope College for fall semester 2017.  They are Suttons Bay graduates Danielle Merwin and Zachary Smith and St. Mary graduates Megan Popp and Kaelyn Tarsa.   More...

Many schools dot rural Empire

Drastic discipline

The following entries and photos are excerpts from “Some Other Day (Remembering Empire)” published by the Empire Area Heritage Group.  * * *  SCHOOL ITEMS FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF MARION EDWARDS MANNING   More...

'Best Fish' served at Holy Rosary

Deb Schopieray of Solon Township was passing down a family tradition in bringing her granddaughter, Isabelle, to the Lenten fish dinner held in the basement at Holy Rosary Church. More...

Cirner to speak

Randall Cirner, author and speaker at Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, will be the featured speaker at the 7th annual Leelanau Men’s Lenten Retreat, March 10.  Lake Leelanau St. More...

Unsung Heroes: Custodians make big difference behind the scenes

Every school has heroes, whether it’s a teacher who helps a struggling student, a student who cheers up a friend or an administrator who works to get a student back on track.  But what about the unsung heroes, the ones who actually keep th More...

County Cuisine

Have yourself an ‘old-fashioned’ reliever from winter’s fury

Tucker's of Northport shares a classic adult beverage recipe this week - Maple Old Fashioned. Tucker's is Leelanau County's center for family fun all year with great food, a full bar, bowling and indoor games and seasonal live entertainment. More...

State tweaks shanty deadline law

South Lake Leelanau angler Ed Martin remembers when anglers would place annual bets on when the ice would be gone for good.  “It was typically between April 8 and the 15th,” Martin said. More...

‘Special events’ language draws long discussion but few comments

Most of last week’s Elmwood Township Board meeting — which lasted more than three hours — was taken up in a discussion of “special events” language that is currently lacking in the township’s new Zoning Ordinance.& More...

Carnival full of action with broomball, tasting, sled races

Sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for the snow, sledding, sports and snacks at the Northport Winter Carnival. More...

County duo done at Tech

Two county residents received degrees in December from Michigan Technological University.  Margo Weaver, daughter of Bob and Jane Weaver of Northport, earned a bachelor’s of science degree in management.  More...

Marmul makes dean’s list

Glen Lake graduate Jordan Marmul was named to the dean’s list at Albion College for fall semester 2017.  She is the daughter of John Marmul and Dawn Boike of Empire.   More...

Eagles create blankets, hope

ST. MARY students in grades 8-12 produced nearly seven blankets, 45 baby hats and 40 ‘little dresses’ for Africa during the school’s 24th annual ‘Blankets of Hope’ Christian service project last week. More...

Surprise calls result in scholarships

Grace Daniels got a surprise gift on her birthday that she and her mother may cherish for a lifetime.  More...

Corned beef, music

American Legion Post No. 120 in Peshawbestown will host a meal and silent auction to benefit local veterans on Thursday, March 8, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church.  Corned beef and cabbage will be served beginning at 6 p.m. More...