April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

TALKING RETENTION

Business owners discuss latest strategies for finding, keeping summer help

Retention is a key piece to solving Leelanau’s summer staffing puzzle. And local business owners are working hard right now to fit those pieces together. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Margaret Hall

Name: Margaret Hall  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: My husband and I moved our family here in 2000 from Tokyo Japan, where Steve had been working as a dentist in the Navy.   More...

Mid-April snowmobile accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious injury accident that took place early last Thursday in Leelanau Township.  Deputies and rescue personnel from the Leelanau Township Fire Department responded at 9:37 a.m. More...

Fire guts pole barn in Centerville Township

An unoccupied pole building with some living quarters was heavily damaged by a fire that struck early Sunday in Centerville Township.  A passerby on heading to Holy Rosary Church reported seeing the blaze on Schomberg Road north of Lakeshore Dri More...

Ordinance changes sent to S-B Village Council

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission has sent the latest draft of the village’s updated Zoning Ordinance to the Village Council for a review before resuming work on it.  At its rescheduled monthly meeting last week, members of th More...

Montessori parents to host capital campaign fundraiser

Parents from the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy will host “Olly Olly Oxen Frida!” on Saturday, May 5, at the Starry Night Barn & Studios in Suttons Bay.  Inspired by Latin American folk art, the event will feature danc More...

Celebration of art hits 30th milestone

It’s unusual for a single artistic project to span three decades. Yet that’s just what one Leelanau County publication has done.  This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Leelanau County student journal, Exposures.  More...

Photo

SHOPPING ANYONE? Cecelia Schaub, a freshman at Lake Leelanau St. Mary, painted a typical scene of storefronts in Leelanau County.   More...

Making Memories

The 70s and 80s were well represented at Saturday’s Adult Prom at the Leland Lodge. The parents who asked themselves, “Why should kids have all the fun?” stepped out onto the dance floor Saturday night for a night to remember. More...

SOLAR TOUR

NORTHPORT ENERGY’S Earth Day Solar Tour Sunday featured five stops, including the Hall residence in Suttons Bay. The Hall family enjoys the benefit of an almost net zero power usage thanks to this ground-mount tracking array.   More...

Setting the record straight

Rarely have we received such a pleasant phone call requesting a correction for a story.  Last week we published the photo above that depicted construction of a building at the site that is now Martinson Funeral Home. More...

Dems to meet informally at Little Traverse Inn

Leelanau Democrats plan to gather this evening, April 26, beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Glasses to be feted by Rotarians

Community legends Dee and Larry Glass will be feted on Friday, May 4, at Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club’s “Evening to Remember.”  The Glasses will be presented with the Club’s ninth annual Owen Bahle Award for Se More...

Partnership helps Cherry Republic tackle workforce housing shortage

Creativity abounds in Leelanau County. More...

County Cuisine

Cold soup? Yes, winter is ending and summer’s coming

Leelanau County is warming up from the extended winter, so maybe it is time for something different - a cold and refreshing soup recipe. In a traditional gazpacho, all of the vegetables are uncooked. More...

Drug coalition sets busy schedule

The newly-formed Leelanau County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has slated an extensive series of meetings in the weeks and months ahead beginning with a day-long meeting today, April 26.  Members of the group were slated to meet from 9 a. More...

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FIVE MEMBERS of Cedar Area Fire & Rescue successfully earned Limited Advanced Life Support certification last week. Pictured (from left) are Bobby Handa, Rachel Zemanek, Jake Strait, lieutenant Tim Johnson and Kevin Mikowski (not pictured). More...

County Bd. increases position hours

In a series of 7-0 votes, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners acted on a slate of items at its regular monthly meeting last week.  At the April 17 meeting, the County Board:  More...

Federal loan guarantee opens up funding source for Montessori

A federally-guaranteed loan administered through a local bank could be just what’s needed for leaders at the Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy to move ahead with their new facility plans.  More...

Leland students clean up North Beach

A mid-spring snowstorm left behind a mess after melting.  Actually, the mess was already there, but Leland fifth and sixth grade students were able to access it after snow subsided and left behind enough garbage to fill plastic bags and carry to More...

We Want, We Need: A manifesto for societal change

I want a world in which kindness rules  A world filled with respect and love  A place where kindness leads society and its ideals,  I want women, kind, loving, beautiful women  To walk in safety after a night out,  Heads high More...

Business Briefs: Bay Books gears up for grand opening

An avid reader is getting ready to bring a bookstore to Suttons Bay.  Tina Greene-Bevington plans to open Bay Books, a “small indie bookstore,” on St. More...

‘Early’ senior project brings Chicago teens to Leelanau

Suttons Bay High School junior Grace McCool is working on an “early” senior project and would like some help.  McCool is working with “My Block, My Hood, My City” to bring inner-city teens in Chicago to northern Michigan. More...

Nelson left his mark on area

Sailor, Lightkeeper

My great-grandfather was a tough old sea-captain named Captain Peter Nelson. I suppose he became tough through the years of working on ships. Peter was born in Dragor, Denmark - near Copenhagen - in 1811, where his name was Broeder, not Nelson. More...

Speas to talk about inmate art program

Diane Speas, retired Leelanau County corrections officer, will speak next week at a meeting of the Glen Lake Woman’s Club.  Speas will talk about and bring samples from the Inmate Art Project. More...

Tank talks about implications of new tax law

Jason P. Tank, a certified financial advisor, will speak next Thursday, May 3, at the Front Street Foundation Money Series hosted by the Leland Township Library. More...

Lighthouse comes to life

Fourth graders from Lake Leelanau St. More...