March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

FROM BARN TO YARN

Fiber artists knitting together a warm future in Leelanau County

The fiber arts are alive and well in Leelanau County. Many local artists celebrate the process of creating usable fiber from animal fleece, as well as making wearable or decorative items from the fibers. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Alayna Torrey

Name: Alayna Torrey  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: 2002  Age and birthplace: 18 years old and Traverse City   More...

Leland superintendent deemed highly effective, aces annual evaluation

The longest-serving superintendent currently in charge at county schools continues to perform favorably. More...

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GLEN LAKE’S Students for World Awareness (SWA) was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and the SET SEG Foundation to further implement a compost program at the school. More...

Water levels higher than expected

Will Leelanau County beaches be bigger this year?  As the snow finally melts and mercury rises, boaters and beach-goers alike wonder if they will see more sand or surf when they head out to enjoy some time in the sun or play in the water in Leel More...

DOIN’ OK IN OKC

Debbie Slocombe and her horse, Zips Sacred Asset, captured the highest honor earlier this month at the 2018 Pinto Horse Association’s National Convention in Oklahoma City, Okla. More...

Egg Hunt

Eager for Easter, Eagles track down 1,500 eggs

Children from all over flocked to the St. Mary School campus Sunday for the sixth annual egg hunt.  More than 1,500 eggs were scattered around school grounds, where the Rev. More...

Sunday School lovebirds to mark 65th anniversary

A county couple who first met in Sunday school will celebrate 65 years of marriage next week.  Millie (Redman) Smith and Dean Smith, Jr. of Glen Arbor were married March 28, 1953 at Baptist Church in Wyandotte, Michigan. The Rev. More...

All Business: Fleis, three others qualify for national meet

A first-place showing from Lake Leelanau St. Mary junior Lindsey Fleis was among many highlights from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition, which culminated Saturday in Grand Rapids.  More...

Fundraiser to empty attics, challenge artists

Used skis, a bed frame and lots of ideas. That’s the recipe for one team’s entry into the Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ (LCN) fundraiser called “Celebrate the Art of Giving.” More...

County Cuisine

Chilled soup for warm days to come

As the mercury continues to climb, we are entering the season for cold, refreshing soups. In a traditional gazpacho, all of the vegetable are uncooked. More...

Suttons Bay splits principal duties in half

A new principal position was created, and filled, last week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 6-0 during a rescheduled meeting last Thursday to appoint virtual school director Bracy Bechtel as high school principal for the More...

New roof for Suttons Bay

About $246,000 in improvements to the school building complex was approved last week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education. More...

Federal appeals court dismisses Groening suit

A federal court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against Glen Lake Community School has been upheld in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.  In a decision filed March 12, federal appellate judges upheld a June decision in U.S. More...

County officials talk flood insurance

About 20 local officials and interested citizens heard a briefing at the county Government Center this week on new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps. More...

Local men answer call to service

North Unity Good Harbor Represented

This is the ninth in a series on life in Good Harbor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The information is taken from Good Harbor Michigan, and North Unity books by Norbert Bufka. More...

List of Easter, Holy Week services to run next week

The Enterprise plans to print a list of Holy Week and Easter services in the March 29 paper. If you would like your church event listed, please email details to amy@leelanaunews.com.   More...

Dick and Jane to celebrate 70 years

Years ago, Dick and Jane Allen of Northport met as students at Michigan State University. Saturday, they will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Trinity Church in Northport. More...

S-B native says vows in Nashville

Sara Adelaide Abele and Casey Slaughter Stanton were married last month at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.  Stephen Seymour performed the ceremony Feb. More...

PI-RATES OF SUTTONS BAY

Suttons Bay high school students celebrated pi day March 14 with a pie-eating contest as well as class discussions about the history of pi, its significance in statistics and its uses in the real world. More...