May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Suttons Bay actor makes transition from stage to screen

Acting is acting, right?  Well, not exactly.  A soliloquy on stage is quite different than a monologue in a movie.  Suttons Bay resident Luke Klein learned the difference while acting in “Camp Manna,” his first feature film More...

Twists and turns abound in Northport whodunnit

Who dunnit? Northport students will sleuth onstage Saturday night to find the answer as the Northport Public School (NPS) high school drama class presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”  More...

County Cuisine

Chilly spring evenings brightened up with Bogey’s chocolate pudding

Bogey's is open and ready for the summer season. The staff recently made a few tweaks to the dining room, and in the coming weeks, the deck will be open. More...

FLOODED ONLY FOR A BIT

LAST WEEK’S snow melt caused fishing ponds at Veronica Valley County Park to flood after a drain pipe was covered with sediment and debris. More...

6 county groups receive grants

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation has awarded $384,300 in grants to local organizations throughout the five-county area, including six in Leelanau County.  More...

Lack of attention cause of accidents at intersection

Two men were injured last week in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the same intersection that a fatal accident took place on March 31. More...

Trip to visit church members changes perspective; new habits

How far would you go for family? More...

Conservancy events: view wildflowers, plant trees

The Leelanau Conservancy has two events planned this week at separate natural areas. A tree and shrub planting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Chippewa Natural Area near Empire. More...

St. Mary seniors learn by giving

St. Mary School 12th graders spent their “senior trip” last week in Niagara Falls at the historic Holy Trinity Church.  The Class of 2018 spent two of their three service days in the area at the church, which was built in 1905. More...

Seniors can look at housing options on tour

A tour of housing options for seniors will be hosted on Friday, May 18 by Leelanau County Senior Services and Alliance for Senior Housing.  A tour by bus is designed to educate older people looking toward future housing.  More...

Fundraiser planned for Bingham horse owner

Friends of a woman who spends a lot of time in Bingham Township are coming to her aid.  Julia Ross, 25, keeps her horse “Remo” at Black Star Farms.  A behavioral health technician at Munson Medical Center, Ross cared for her mot More...

Northport grad rises in U.S. Air Force

“He’s wanted to fly since he was a little one.”  So recalled Gary Leighton about his son Jeremy, who has assumed command of Detachment One of the 375th Operations Group of the Air Force.  More...

Retired school personnel to meet

The Leelanau Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet Wednesday, May 16, at the VI Grill in Suttons Bay.  The event, set for noon, will be followed by a business meeting and update from MARSP, including i More...

Wardrobe changes among highlights of Leland musical

The Leland Public School drama program will present Stephen Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical, “Merrily We Roll Along” tonight, Friday and Saturday and again May 10, 11 and 12.  Based on a story by George Furth, “M More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Maja Krüth

Name: Maja Krüth Town or township of residence: Currently Suttons Bay but my home is in Dianalund, a small town in Denmark. Resident since: I arrived here on August 22nd of last year. More...

Business Briefs: Beloved bakery in Suttons Bay moving — but not far

Wineries win 27 medals at Pacific Rim International competition

A local hot spot will be closing its doors this month, but not for long. More...

European wine woes probably won’t affect Leelanau pricing

Grape crop short in Europe

While poor weather in Europe appears poised to raise wine prices worldwide, Leelanau County grapes are sprouting unhindered. More...

Conditions should improve for county ‘homeless’ students

50 students identified in county

Homelessness has a different face — and official descriptions — on students, and Leelanau County is not immune to the problem. More...

Drug abuse coalition finishes up busy two days

Members of the Leelanau County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition held a two-day “strategic planning session” Thursday and Friday that was facilitated by consultant April Demers. More...

First ocean gale proved to be humbling experience

Sailing is an adventure no matter where in the world the ship’s mast is set. That has been true for Leelanau County native Edward Marshall. More...

Choir gears up for two grand nights of singing

The Leelanau Community Choir, under the direction of Jonah Powell, will present its spring program “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” Saturday and Sunday. More...

Natives first to live in county

Native life chronicled

This is the first of a series of articles on the story of Good Harbor, adapted from Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931 by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores or from the author, www.thisonly.org. More...

Guzka awarded

A Glen Lake senior is one of three high school seniors and two adult students who have been awarded scholarships from Cherryland Electric Cooperative.  Abraham Gutzka is winner of a $4,000 scholarship from the electric cooperative.  More...

Underwood, Niehaus plan to wed

Abigail Lynae Niehaus and D. Winston Underwood, both of Dublin, Ohio, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Larry Niehaus of Grove City, Ohio. Winston is the son of David and Kathie Underwood of Dublin and the grandson of Mrs. More...

Rose named WMU Presidential Scholar

A Leland High School graduate is among 50 students recognized as a presidential scholar last month at Western Michigan University (WMU).  Katharine G. Rose is a presidential scholar in geological and environmental sciences.   More...