March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

LEARNING OVERSEAS

Glen Lake students return from 15-day exchange trip in Germany

These Lakers may have missed their classmates sinking 3-pointers, but their adventures took them much farther afield than a Final Four fan bus.  A well-traveled group of Glen Lake students returned late Sunday from a cultural exchange program in More...

Janik offers ‘top ten’ for county government

As part of his update for the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, County Administrator Chet Janik earlier this month presented what he termed his “top ten points of pride” for county government in 2017-2018. More...

County Cuisine

Fettuccini becomes a hot dish when prepared cajun style

The kitchen staff at Tucker's of Northport shares its version of classic this week - Cajun Fettuccini Alfredo. This, and many other selections, are a part of Tucker's current menu offerings. More...

Keeping up on Annual Meetings

Seven of seven township annual meetings planned in Leelanau County this month have been held, with just one remaining. Residents of Empire Township will gather Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Township Hall to offer input into about local governance.  More...

Voice vote gives raise to Leland Twp. treasurer

It didn’t take long for a Leland Township budget that had been many weeks in the making to need updating.  More...

Was light turnout in Cleveland related to improved ‘Loaf view?

Pay raises approved, 6-1 vote

Attendance at this year’s Cleveland Township Annual Meeting was unusually light, according to township Supervisor Tim Stein.  Nine members of the public attended the meeting in addition to five members of the Township Board and a newspaper More...

Park, hall top projects in Solon

Planned improvements to Vlack Park and the Township Hall were included in the Solon Township 2018-19 budget review Saturday at the township annual meeting.  Fire department expenses represent about 40 percent of the $444,353 in planned expenditu More...

‘Quiet’ Centerville meeting results in higher pay

There were no big surprises Saturday in Centerville Township.  About 10 people turned out for the township annual meeting, which was apparently pretty quiet.  “Everyone was on their good behavior,” supervisor Jim Schwantes repor More...

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ASHLEY SCHICHTEL, the National Cherry Queen, on March 13 presented Michigan Department of Agriculture Director Gordon Wenk a cherry pie at the state capitol. More...

Business: Ice cream shop now ‘Scoops 22’

Changes are in store at a heavily trafficked Suttons Bay ice cream shop.  Lori Buchan of Buchan’s Blueberry Hill on Old Mission Peninsula, who purchased the Ice Cream Factory in July 2017, will infuse some fruity flavor into the menu this More...

Younger students make grade

More than 45 Leland Public School fifth and sixth graders were named to the honor roll for the second trimester of the 2017-18 school year.  Earning all A’s were:   Fifth graders — Emerie Burda, Evelyn Couturier, Mya Denoyer, N More...

Keepers tend light, build walk

Shipwrecks off islands

The following story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.”  More...

Christian Neighbors, Samaritans’ Closet combining ‘giving’ efforts

Samaritans’ Closet and Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) will begin a new partnership next week. More...

Plans made for library week

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire plans to celebrate National Library Week with a variety of programs and treats.  On Wednesday, April 11, the library will host county forester Kama Ross.  Ross will discuss concerns about Oak Wilt d More...

Painting mast-er pieces

INLAND SEAS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION lead captain Ben Hale and staff last Thursday move two masts across N. Saint Joseph’s St. The masts are being relocated to Suttons Bay High School while students enjoy spring break. More...

Hayes back ‘home’ with Conservancy

Michigan native Kim Hayes has returned home. A regular visitor to Leelanau county as a child, Hayes has joined the staff of the Leelanau Conservancy as a land protection specialist. More...

County folks trade snow for sunshine

Early spring is a beautiful time in Leelanau County — if you travel south for spring break.  And many Leelanau County residents are taking advantage of warmth and sunshine offered by the lower latitudes as area schools are on spring break. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jane Lively

Name: Jane Lively Town or township of residence: Burdickville Resident since: I was born here in 1997. Age and birthplace: 21 years old and Munson Hospital More...

Pay raises given to all G-A board members

Meeting attended by 23

The Glen Arbor Township Annual Meeting mostly involved a series of “good reports” presented on a variety of topics. No resident challenged township operations, according to township Supervisor Peter Van Nort. More...

At tip of peninsula, changes proposed

Changes in how Leelanau Township is funded and operated were discussed Saturday at the township’s Annual Meeting. More...

Found keys sure sign of spring

Robins are a sign of spring. More...

In Leelanau Twp., residents vote to raise clerk’s pay

Township residents on Saturday approved salaries for elected officials that included a 2 percent raise for Clerk Deb Van Pelt, bringing her annual salary to $38,068. More...

In Solon, higher fire tax sought

Equipment needs to be replaced

Solon Township voters will be asked to support a higher millage for fire and rescue services in August. More...

In Suttons Bay, an annual meeting look-alike

The Suttons Bay Township Board held its annual budget hearing last week at its regular monthly meeting. More...

In Empire, projects and higher wages

Empire Township residents will wrap up this month’s annual meeting schedule for Leelanau County when they gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Township Hall. More...

Glen Lake grad lands art award

While the state basketball tournament kept Leelanau County’s eyes on the ball last Saturday, one of Glen Lake’s former students was presented with a national award. More...

100-plus Leland pupils feted for academics

More than 100 students in the seventh through 12th grades at Leland Public School were named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2017-18 school year.  Seventh graders earning all A’s were Thomasin Bison, Bridgette Duncan, Mayce More...

Nearly 40 Npt. students on honor roll

Nearly 40 Northport students in grades six through 12 were recognized for their academic performance during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year.  More...

Chatfield, Rizik united at shoreline

Abigail Chatfield and Michael Rizik, both of Traverse City, exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 10 along the shoreline of Lake Michigan just south of Charlevoix.  The bride is the daughter of Malcolm and Carolyn Chatfield of Leland. More...

St. Mary students perform Stations of the Cross

Students at St. Mary School performed the “Living Stations of the Cross” Friday in the school gymnasium.  The Rev. More...

Christian Neighbors changes format, continues good work

The Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) is operating with a new board structure after action taken last week by its board of directors. The board for several years has consisted of representatives from LCN’s 13 member churches. More...

S-B grad’s design wins

Taylor Mentzer, a 2008 Suttons Bay graduate, is leaving her mark in Ann Arbor.  She has been named a winner in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s “manhole cover” art installation project for her design entry of “Kayak.”&nbs More...