April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Project empowers students to take their own direction

Balance is key.  Northport Public Schools students are learning just that thanks to art teacher Jenny Evans.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Cathy Homenick

Name: Cathy Homenick  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County for just over 20 years but moved to my current home in Lake Leelanau in 2016.   More...

Tractor dealer seeks M-22 traffic exposure

The Bingham Township Planning Commission will consider an application next month that could result in a residential lot on M-22 near Cummings Street being used to display tractors for sale by a local dealer.  The vacant residential lot is locate More...

Sheriff signs letter for better border security

Mike Borkovich has added his name to a list of sheriffs across the country who are asking the federal government to tighten border security.  More...

Fruit trees, vines OK despite temperature drop

Damage to trees ‘not likely’ despite single-digit temps

What does all this wintry spring weather mean for Leelanau fruit? The daily low temperature recorded in Maple City was 8 degrees on two separate occasions last week but, fortunately, concern is minimal. More...

Mornings when frost rose toward the heavens

Hoar frost smothered the earth and its plants on two mornings in the past week, giving morning-goers a spectacular view for commutes to work and morning walks.  Temperatures dipped into single digits last Thursday before the sun rose, blanketing More...

Railroad connects Solon residents with outside world

Railroad Sparks Commerce

The following excerpt and photos are from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County, compiled by Carol Drzewiecki for Solon Township.  More...

Bauer, Long plan G-A wedding

Jordan Rae Bauer and Samuel Kingsley Long, both of Madison, Wis., have announced their engagement.  Bauer and Long grew up in the Madison area, and met through friends while in high school. More...

BATA senior service stays busy

For nearly a year a ride service has been offered to handicapped and older county residents by a regional public transportation provider. More...

County teachers honored in D.C.

Four Leelanau County residents were in Washington, D.C. last week and brought back a national award for the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District’s (TBAISD) Teacher Academy Program. More...

Free verse and rhyme, it’s poetry time

A blank page can be a wordsmith’s wonderland. And poetry can fill a special place in that white space. Often a tricky form of literature, a poem can string words together so vividly that it paints a portrait in words. More...

County Cuisine

Tucker’s dish offers creamy twist on chicken, veggies

Tucker's of Northport offers up its version of Chicken Florentine this week. Open all year, Tucker's is Leelanau County's center for family fun with great food, a full bar, bowling and indoor games and seasonal live entertainment. More...

Occupants OK, but fire guts home

Cedar Area Fire and Rescue (CAFR) responded to a chimney fire last Thursday, April 5, in Centerville Township.  The department were dispatched to a fire about 9:09 a.m. at 5845 Rice Rd. More...

Calibration workshop rescheduled due to weather

Yesterday’s calibration workshop in Benzie County has been moved to Wednesday, April 25.  More...

Conservancy looks ahead to Earth Day

The Leelanau Conservancy will celebrate Earth Week with a full lineup of activities beginning Monday.  More...

Tour for local solar

In Celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Northport Energy will offer a “Solar Tour” of five solar installations in the Suttons Bay area, followed by a film and panel discussion at the Bay Theatre. The tour will be offered between 11 a.m. More...

Program on native plants

The formal launch of a “Leelanau Native Plants Initiative” will be held next Wednesday, April 18, at noon in the lower level community meeting room of the county Government Center.  High school students from Glen Lake Community Schoo More...

Students read an average of 10 hours apiece for month

Elementary students at Lake Leelanau St. Mary read nearly 743 hours during March, which has been designated National Reading Month.  The theme of Wild About Reading! More...

ShareCare to offer rides; new service for older county residents

County seniors will soon have another way of getting to medical appointments. More...

Debate part of civil discourse

A group is organizing an event focused on civilized disagreement April 26 in Traverse City. More...

Color exhibit opens in Leland

Colors affect mood and emotion. More...