May 31, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Bees & Trees

Pollination, pests, disease present challenges for cherry industry’s newest members

Editors note: Cherries are Leelanau County’s most important — and dare we say popular — agricultural crop. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jim Panek

Name: Jim Panek  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: I’ve been living in my current home since 1985, but have spent nearly my whole life in Leelanau County.   More...

Business Briefs: Cherry Republic to combine beer, music at fundraiser

County resident and internationally recognized musician Joshua Davis will help kick off the 2018 summer season on Saturday, June 16, when he performs at Cherry Republic’s CherryPalooza Brew Fest on Lake Street in Glen Arbor. More...

Critters, people behaving better, statistics show

Readers seem to gravitate to the weekly “Police Blotter” report published weekly in the Leelanau Enterprise, with calls about animals often the most memorable incident of the week.  More...

Glen Haven celebrates history

Visitors of all ages were welcomed into Glen Haven’s village and Maritime Museum on Saturday at their annual Glen Haven Days historic celebration.  The event, which brings the early 1900s to life, featured hands-on activities, shipwreck re More...

Dems hear from candidate Whitmer

The Leelanau County Democratic Party last week hosted a visit from one of the three candidates seeking the party’s nomination for Michigan Governor in August Primary.  She is Gretchen Whitmer, who spoke to a group of about 40 county party More...

Retired teacher stays busy, wins service award

Retired Glen Lake teacher Ivan Ford is the recipient of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) Service Award.  Ford was presented with the award last week at the monthly meeting of the Leelanau Chapter of MARSP held May 16 More...

Suttons Bay senior captures art award

Suttons Bay senior Marin Vander Leek won first place in the annual Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Art Exhibition.  The exhibition features artwork made by NMC students and an additional exhibition of works by area high school juniors and se More...

Cars in the Park hits new mark

A record-breaking 183 cars were on display in Northport’s Haserot Park last Saturday, attracting car enthusiasts from across the state.  Event director Darin Irvine was impressed with the turnout.  “Last year we had a record-bre More...

Hubbell, Cole wed along river

Joseph and Amy Hubbell of Cedar are proud to announce the marriage of their son, Timothy J. More...

Exciting times at Bible school

The Leelanau Community United Methodist Church will host a family event entitled “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” on Monday through Wednesday, June 11-13. More...

Plant sale to return in Cedar

The Cedar Area Community Foundation will hold its annual perennial and wildflower sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Good-will gardeners sought for Buckets of Rain garden

Volunteers are needed in Kasson.  Buckets of Rain, an Empire-based urban-gardening nonprofit, needs help with its raised gardens at the Leelanau County Poor Farm garden. More...

Extension to host garden advice line

The Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will host a weekly lawn and garden diagnostic clinic beginning June 6.  Staffed by MSUE employees and extension master gardeners, the clinic, scheduled from 10 a.m. More...

Three of our first place entries

* * *  2nd-place column:  ‘The thing no one wants to talk about’  By Amy Hubbell Of The Enterprise staff   Every once in a while, a reporter encounters a story that hits home.  More...

Apiarists optimistic as growing season starts

Happy bees mean happy trees.  Essential to the pollination process and fruit production, the work performed by honey bees can make or break Leelanau County orchards. More...

County Cuisine

Braised lamb shanks come with herbs, tomatoes, wine

This week's dish comes from Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor. This Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks offering results in tender meat, aromatic herbs and unctuous au jus cut with acidic tomatoes and wine. More...

Crime takes a tumble in Leelanau

Index crimes set new low

Crime in 2017 was significantly down, although county deputies and dispatchers kept more busy than ever, according to an annual report released by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. That’s not an oxymoron. More...

Noteworthy changes found in 2017 Sheriff’s report

Other statistics contained in the Sheriff’s Office annual report for 2017 include: • Animal calls topped all but one category in number of inquiries fielded with 103. More...

Patriotic day in Leelanau a dandy

Both of the Memorial Day services held in Leelanau County on Monday were well attended with hundreds of people gathering at each location to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s armed conflicts.  More...

Stars of GOP attend Republican dinner

County GOP faithful on Friday night hosted some of the biggest names in Michigan for the 2018 election cycle, with U.S. Senate candidate John James drawing the most attention. More...

Pathfinder hires new head of school

Jill Vigenski, a former second grade teacher at Northport Public Schools, has been selected to fill the position of head of school at Pathfinder School.  Vigenski will replace Robert Hansen, who earlier this year accepted the same position at Le More...

Photo

THE NORTHPORT Public School Spring Concert was among the many Memorial Day Weekend highlights in Leelanau Township.   More...

Fire claims store, bank in Cedar

The following excerpts 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.  BIG FIRE AT CEDAR   More...

Snowbirds return; mystery honker revealed

It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in and around Omena — in spite of weather forecasts threatening otherwise. More...

Trilliums a popular pick at plant sale

Flowers were everywhere as the Leland Plant Sale was once again on display at the Leelanau Conservancy.  The Village Green was flooded with flowers on Friday and Saturday as the Leelanau Conservancy plant sale returned with a colorful assortment More...

Cheap Labor: Students get hands dirty, beautify Suttons Bay campus

Spring cleaning was brought to the school-wide level last Thursday when Suttons Bay students volunteered for the third annual Beautification Day.  More...

Class interrupted by chirping chicks

Some 18 fluffy chicks were welcomed into the world by Suttons Bay’s 4th and 5th grade classes early last week.  Anticipation in the classroom rose dramatically as students started to hear light chirps coming from the incubator. More...

How the Enterprise recaptured title of top newspaper

We wouldn’t normally toot our own horn. But when the Michigan Press Association does so on our behalf, we’ll write about it. More...