March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Meet the President

Collaboration communication, a focus for new nonprofit boss

Northern Michigan native David Mengebier returned home after 41 years. And he’s more than happy about it. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Debra Blodgett

Name: Debra Blodgett Town or township of residence: Omena Resident since: 2011 Age and birthplace: I’m 48 years old and I was born in Big Rapids. More...

3 now vying for open 86th District Court seat

Two more area attorneys have expressed interest in the 86th District Court seat available later this year.  None are from Leelanau County. The District Court’s jurisdiction consists of Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Antrim counties.  More...

Northport Creek looks to turn profit

On paper the financial outlook for Northport Creek Golf Course did not improve in 2017, but manager Chris McCann can point to several positive developments that could lead to profitability.  One is subjective, as McCann said golfers have taken More...

Pair of plays fill seats at two schools

Big crowds filled the auditoriums at Suttons Bay and Glen Lake Schools over the weekend.  Glen Lake students delivered their lines during the last two performances of “Backstage.”  Laughs were plentiful as the comedy portrayed a More...

In TC, quick-thinking Norsemen nab ‘Innovation in Control’ award

Fans filled Traverse City Central’s stands and cheered, but it wasn’t for basketball. This March madness was for the FIRST “Power Up” robotics competition. More...

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CHRISTI BARDENHAGEN (right) has assumed the presidency of the League of Women Voters Leelanau County. More...

Kelly, Ankerson plan fall wedding in Traverse City

Devon Kelly and William Ankerson, both of Maple City, have announced their engagement.  More...

St. Mary students on honor roll

Some 65 secondary students at Lake Leelanau St. More...

Welcome to Northport: A safe, walkable and bikable community

Whether it’s with two wheels or two feet, Northport Strong wants residents to be on the move.  Northport Strong, a new initiative designed to “weave a culture of health into the fabric of Northport,” is Traverse City-based Nort More...

County Cuisine

Simple and tasty, a taco recipe from Anderson’s Market

Here is a recipe from Anderson's Market that is simple, easy and good - Chicken Tacos. All of the ingredients can be purchased at Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor, including the freshly ground Miller Amish Chicken available at the butcher counter. More...

In S-B, zoning review continues

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission last week made progress on a comprehensive review of the Zoning Ordinance that has been underway since last year.  According to zoning administrator Steve Patmore, township planners on March 6 discuss More...

Leland combines voting districts for $24.6 million bond election

Voters to decide fire millage

Leland Public School will spend more money to conduct a special election in May rather than place its bond request on Primary or General election ballots. More...

Exploration Days registration now underway

Registration is underway for the popular 4-H Exploration Days trip to Michigan State University, which will take place June 20-22.  Leelanau County youth are invited to join more than 2,500 young people from throughout Michigan for three days of More...

Comets head to Lansing as Republicans

Weekend fun for some students will include a date with the three branches of government. More...

Electric service sparks growth

Manseau built electric plant

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

Egg hunt at St. Mary

St. Mary School on Sunday will host its annual egg hunt well ahead of Easter. Toddler through fifth grade children are welcome. Rain, snow or sunshine, parents are asked to bring a basket for their children. More...

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LEELANAU COUNTY canine deputy Nico and companion deputy Greg Hornkohl visited the St. Mary preschool class this week. That’s Kayleigh Harnick, daughter of Jason and Christine of Lake Leelanau, keeping Nico company. More...