April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Leo Creek Preserve serves as outdoor oasis, classroom in Suttons Bay

There’s a spot, tucked away in the Village of Suttons Bay, that served as the outdoor classroom for dozens of children.  Those lessons and others continue today at the Leo Creek Preserve, which was scheduled to be the center of Earth Day a More...

Leelanau’s Earth Day lineup

This Sunday Funday might just be an all-day celebration. It’s Earth Day. And Leelanau County is jumping in with at least three free events:   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Northport Energy Solar Tour  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Rachel VanThomme

Name: Rachel VanThomme  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: My family moved here year-round when I was eight years old. More...

Landscapers unite in Bingham

Two area landscaping companies officially marked the start of their professional partnership Friday at an event for Northwestern Michigan College students in Bingham Township.  More...

Hunter takes over as county building official

The former head of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority, building official Steve Haugen, notified county officials April 6 that he is retiring.  Haugen was accused last month of domestic violence and criminal sexual conduct against hi More...

Repaving project OK’d for Nanagosa Trail

The Suttons Bay Township Board has committed up to $106,192 from township coffers to pay for half of the estimated $212,383 cost to repave Nanagosa Trail. More...

Snow delays Annie’s play

ST. MARY middle school students were prepared to deliver a weekend performance of Annie Jr. — until a spring storm dumped about 20 inches of snow. Due to scheduling conflicts for space, the play could not be delayed until this weekend. More...

Glen Lake to seek renewal of non-Homestead millage

Voters in the Glen Lake Community School district may be asked later this year to renew an extra-voted millage on non-homestead properties.  More...

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FROM LEELANAU TO LANSING. Glen Lake Community School exchange student Jumpei Ohashi and his host sibling Jacob Terry participated in the MSU 4-H Capitol Experience. More...

Coping with oak wilt and working to keep our healthy forests

If forests could talk, they might be screaming for help right now.  Following damage to ash trees inflicted by flying beetles called the Emerald Ash Borer, Oak Wilt is taking a toll on another native tree species.  More...

Students to vote

THE LEAGUE of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) and representatives from clerk’s offices for the county and townships are reaching out to county high schools in March and April to register new voters. Students from Lake Leelanau St. More...

Earth Day 2018: What does it mean to Leelanau County folks

Leelanau County residents will celebrate Earth Day along with others across the country through environmental efforts and projects. And some won’t be celebrating, as they consider the one-day more of an effort to promote a political agenda. More...

Tips to make every day Earth Day

The Earth Day movement calls for all residents to help maintain a healthy Earth. More...

County Cuisine

While waiting for spring, make a meal of Chicken pot pie

Visitors to Leelanau County and locals alike flock to Trish's Dishes in Leland for delicious breakfast, lunch and "Dinners-to-Go." Also offered are baked sweets and Espresso drinks. More...

More work needed for M-22 plan; moving highway still controversial

Elmwood looks at options

Release of a draft plan to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety along the M-22 corridor in Greilickville was punted into next month at the regular monthly meeting of the Elmwood Township Board last week.  More...

Elmwood moves ahead on ‘special events’ zoning

New rules for “special events” at wineries and on other agriculturally-zoned properties will be the subject of a public hearing at next month’s Elmwood Township Board meeting. More...

Fire truck partly funded by tribe

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire & Rescue Department will be getting a new $215,000 four-wheel-drive ambulance later this year following action last week by the Fire & Rescue Authority board.  At its meeting April 10, the board agreed to mak More...

As planned, Cleveland to draw down reserve

The Cleveland Township Board has adopted a budget for the current fiscal year that on its surface seems out of line.  But there’s a story to the numbers.  More...

Ava to be recalled with ‘buddy bench’ at Glen Lake playground

A “buddy bench” in memory of second grader Ava Geiger will be installed on the playground at Glen Lake Community School.  Superintendent Sander Scott reflected on the passing of the 8-year-old Glen Lake student who was recently laid More...

Choir, ensemble plan 25th anniversary

The Leelanau Children’s Choir and Leelanau Youth Ensemble (LCC/ LYE) are celebrating their 25th anniversary. More...

Winds members to talk about art

The Manitou Winds will bring song and good conversation to the Glen Arbor Art Association on Sunday in the next installment of Talk About Art.  County musician Norm Wheeler will lead the conversation with members of the chamber music group.  More...

Second chance prom perfect for hand-me-down ruffled shirt and gown

It seems a bit cold for short skirts and strappy shoes. But those may be the style for many of the high school juniors and seniors on Saturday night in Leelanau County.  As for more mature prom-goers, expect to find a more retro look.  More...

Suttons Bay buzzed with activity

Telephone, hotels & mail

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

NPS students connect with Madagascar

Through National Geographic

What do folks in northern Michigan and Madagascar have in common?  After participating in the “Madagascar Project,” Northport Public School (NPS) students would say that they share quite a few things in common with students living on More...