April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Planning to Plant

Twiddle those green thumbs, resist urge to plant too early

USDA Hardiness Zone 5 can be tricky. More...

Suttons Bay Twp. considers improving Nanagosa Trail

The Suttons Bay Township Board held a brief special meeting last week to close out its budget for the fiscal year that ended March 31.  At the March 28 meeting, the Township Board agreed to carry over some $42,000 in unspent funds from last year More...

County Cuisine

Bake your salmon for tasty entré

The recipe from Anderson's Market this week provides a simple, yet delicious, way to prepare a gourmet meal. Ingredients for the Baked Salmon Roll can be purchased at Anderson's Market located in Glen Arbor. More...

County hires new Jail phone company

Leelanau County inmates and the coffers of Leelanau County government should benefit from a switch of phone carriers at the County Jail. More...

County to harvest trees at Myles Kimmerly park

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners made several decisions at its March 20 meeting, approving:  More...

Three options proposed for Empire fire services

Three options and recommendations for the township fire station in Empire Village are included in a report that will be the subject of a public meeting next week.  The Empire Township Board has set a meeting for 7:30 p.m. More...

Salaries increased in Empire Township

Salary increases were supported and departmental reports heard Saturday at the Empire Township annual meeting.  A group of a dozen or so showed up for the final in a series of annual meetings held by townships throughout the county in March.&nbs More...

Old Settlers’ meeting slated Wednesday

The Old Settlers’ Picnic Association will hold its first organizational meeting of the year next Wednesday, April 11, at the Old Settlers’ Chapel.  During the 7 p.m. More...

Sun shines over Easter morning service

A group of dedicated worshipers on Easter morning watched the sun rise over Miller Hill, shared scripture and song, and shivered together in ushering a day dedicated to the reason behind Christianity.  More...

Northport group to study, then advocate for saving dark skies

Looking up at a night sky lit with stars is common in Leelanau County, but not available to everyone.  A new committee in Leelanau Township wants to make sure its residents can continue admiring the heavens.  The Dark Sky Committee, a subc More...

‘Darkness’ comes in another form

You don’t always need a night sky to have fun with “dark places.”  Northern Michigan author Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli will help puzzle out the clues for students interested in writing mystery novels at a “Finding Dark Place More...

Seedling sale deadline today

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Leelanau Conservation District’s annual seedling sale.  The Conservation District has a complete list of plants and products available on its website. More...

Funding sought for park projects

Upgrades in the works at Discovery Pier, Veronica Valley

Local officials are hoping at least two major parks and recreation projects proposed this year in Leelanau County will receive more than $569,000 in grant funding from the State of Michigan.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Sarah Montgomery-Richards

Name: Sarah Montgomery-Richards  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: September of 2017  Age and birthplace: 37 and Lansing   More...

Driver loses control on M-22

“Black ice” conditions contributed to a one-car rollover accident about 10 a.m. More...

Director discusses plans for $1.7 million library expansion project

Plans for renovations to and expansion of the Glen Lake Community Library were presented Saturday to those attending the Empire Township annual meeting.  Library director David Diller shared conceptual architectural drawings for the facility com More...

Point won’t close for wedding

A request to close Inspiration Point overlook for a wedding was turned down this week by the Empire Township Board. The board took action during a special meeting immediately following Saturday’s annual meeting. More...

Two investigations on fire chief cost township $8,600

A three-month investigation that cleared Glen Lake fire chief John Dodson of a sexual harassment complaint filed by an employee cost Glen Arbor Township between $2,153 and $2,584 to compile.  The investigation, made from April through June of 20 More...

Williamson carries the mail

The following entries and photos are excerpts from “Some Other Day (Remembering Empire)” published by the Empire Area Heritage Group.  The story was written by Vera Williamson Peters, daughter of George Williamson.  More...

Jesus’ walk portrayed in Suttons Bay

Nearly two dozen members of three Suttons Bay churches participated in the annual Community Cross Walk on Good Friday.  The walk commemorated the path Jesus Christ took on the day of his crucifixion three days before Easter when the faithful bel More...

Dark sky suggestions

A national group that advocates for control of night lighting is making these suggestions to keep our skies full of starts.  Use only fully shielded, dark-sky friendly fixtures for all outdoor lighting, so lights shine down, not up. More...