May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

LEADER DOGS

‘Leelanau’ and other doggos prepare for life of leadership

A four-legged puppy named “Leelanau” could soon change someone’s life.  The 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy is officially known as a “Future Leader Dog” for the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jane Ditri

Name: Jane Ditri  Town or township of residence: Centerville Township  Resident since: We’ve lived here full-time for 13 years but have had a summer cottage here since 1991.  More...

New practice opening in Suttons Bay

Dr. Jessica Paquette, D.O., will open her own medical office in Suttons Bay June 4.  Paquette had always dreamed of being a small town family doctor. More...

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BEV AND EDWARD NEWCOMB were treated to a surprise 60th anniversary party last Thursday, May 17, at the Streetside Grill that was attended by a large group of friends, family and fellow business owners. More...

Summer yoga series to start in Village Green

The Leelanau Conservancy’s summer yoga series has begun.  Yoga instructor Katherine Palms kicked off the series last night at the Village Green in Leland, beginning a program that will continue through the first week in September.  Pa More...

Elmwood officials talk solar along M-72

A new “utility grade” solar energy facility may be allowed in Elmwood Township following action by the township’s Planning Commission.  At their regular monthly meeting last week, planners reviewed results of a community survey More...

Governor candidate to visit Leelanau

Former Michigan Senate Minority Leader and current candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer will visit Leelanau County from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Suttons Bay graduates celebrated by Pow Wow

Vibrant regalia and traditional music flowed from the Suttons Bay gymnasium on Friday in celebration of this year’s graduating class.  More...

Mork shines at nationals

A Suttons Bay junior scored in the top 5 percent in the country this month at the Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Dallas.  Otto Mork participated individually in two separate tests — one of Parliamentary Procedur More...

Leland lining up bond sale in June

The first batch of bonds to fund a $24.6 million construction project at Leland Public School will be sold in mid-June.  The Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday to adopt a bond sale resolution which puts into action plans for the project what wa More...

Colorful character, Helm part of Old Settlers Picnic revival

Parents built general store

Taken from “A History of Old Settlers Picnic and Old Settlers” by the Old Settlers Picnic Association. More...

Drafts impress folks at the farm

Visitors to the Ruby Ellen Farm Plow Day Sunday enjoyed impressive skills displayed by draft horses.  Under clear blue skies at the historic Elmwood Township farm, teams of the large horses plowed a field and completed an “obstacle course. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

DON SCHWENDMANN enjoyed a special day, celebrating his 99th birthday Monday at a gathering of about 20 friends at the VI Grill in Suttons Bay. More...

Ticked Off: Tips and tricks for beating ticks

Tick control has become a full-time job for Eric Shawbitz. Shawbitz owns a 10-month-old border collie and checks for ticks daily. “When your best friend is with you every day, you try to be ready,” Shawbitz said. More...

County Cuisine

Gluten-free lemon dessert bars offer taste of lavender

This week's recipe comes from Trish's Dishes of Leland, via Heidi of H Wilder Local Emporium in Suttons Bay. H Wilder Local Emporium is a new boutique that features a custom essential oil blending bar and local, handmade beach stone jewelry. More...

Two Fish Gallery to open second store

Two Fish Gallery, known for its locally crafted goods and art located atop the hill to Fishtown, is expanding to a second store. More...

Northport Village Arts Building to host photography show

Arts Center features full summer slate

The 3,000-square-foot space inside the Northport Village Arts Building will be put to use this busy season. And it starts this weekend with the first Northport Photography Exhibition. More...

Tai chi classes to kick off this week in Cedar

The Cedar Area Community Foundation is expanding its free tai chi class offerings beginning next Wednesday.  Classes will continue to be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m.  However, new sessions for beginners will now be offere More...

Fire millage talks heat up in Elmwood

The Elmwood Township Board last week formally approved ballot language for the Aug. More...

County to apply for corrections grant from state

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners acted last week on a slate of items discussed in detail the week before at the board’s executive meeting.  At its regular monthly meeting on May 15, in 7-0 votes, the board:  More...

Recycling event draws huge crowd

So many people wanted to sign up for the county’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling event on Saturday at the county Government Center that county officials had to cut off registration on Thursday with a record 483 participants More...

Glen Lake encourages home reading

Glen Lake middle and high school students have been reading voraciously since the start of the school year.  English teacher Anna Wassa reported that she’s never seen this much reading in her 20-year career. More...

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ST. MARY School fifth grader Christopher Schaub, Jr. received recognition from the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District for his outstanding mathematics and science skills. He was nominated by his teacher Tina VanderWulp.   More...

County folks win big at Spring Fling in Maple City

Whitney Chandler volunteered her services Saturday night at the 13th annual Ed and Irene Fleis Education Fund’s Spring Fling at St. Rita/St. More...

Poor Farm Plow Day this weekend

Saturday will be a day to celebrate for two area nonprofits.  The Leelanau County Historical Preservation Society (LCHPS) is hosting a celebratory farm plowing reenactment from 10 a.m. More...

Experience leads Leelanau authors to publish new books

Writers will often say they write based on their own or another’s experiences. That’s certainly the case for three Leelanau County authors who have all recently published books.  “Fictional experience”   More...