June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Volunteers improve Lakeshore accessibility

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are doing their best to make their park more accessible.  Last Wednesday, May 30, volunteers gathered at the Glen Haven Cannery Beach to reinstall one such improvement, a beach deck leading to the More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Paul Skinner

Name: Paul Skinner  Town or township of residence: Empire  Resident since: I moved here from England 17 years ago.  Age and birthplace: I’m 61 and I was born in Dartford, just outside of London.  More...

Samaritans’ Closet completes addition; beer festival canceled

Samaritans’ Closet has completed construction of its new donation shed in Lake Leelanau. More...

Great Chair Project promotes art

One man’s trash is another’s … community art project. That’s the idea behind this year’s Many Hands Together art project, “The Great Chair Project.” More...

Choir to commemorate 25 years

Since the Leelanau Children’s Choir was formed 25 years ago, Margaret Bell has directed nearly 50 concerts, led almost 600 rehearsals, and impacted the lives of over 500 budding musicians.  Saturday, she will join both current and former s More...

Medlers celebrate golden anniversary

A private family gathering was held on May 20 to commemorate the 50th wedding anniversary of Gerald and Jo Ann Medler of Northport.  The couple met 50 years ago on Feb. 10, 1968 at a singles ski weekend at Mt. More...

All the news, transportation by land, water in Suttons Bay

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

Some of Leelanau’s Special Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities plentiful on the peninsula

Do any schools in the state offer more scholarship opportunities per graduate than those in Leelanau County?  It’s hard to imagine. Each year scores of local scholarships supplement those provided all Michigan students. More...

Public School

‘Each one of us has become exactly who we were meant to be’

Friends and family of Leland Public School’s Class of 2018 gathered Friday in the school gymnasium to give them a grand graduation send-off.  All eyes were on the south end of the gymnasium watching as the 29-member class filed in.  S More...

St. Mary School

‘They are a very loving and caring group’

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Dreves, Peterson top scholars at Glen Lake

Glen Lake is proud to announce our valedictorian, LuAnne Dreves. LuAnne came to us as a sophomore having been previously home-schooled. She is the daughter of Freda and Douglas Dreves.  More...

Pershinske, Guest lead Leland’s 2018 class

Leland Public School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2018.  Jessica Pershinske, daughter of Kevin and Linda Pershinske of Maple City, is valedictorian graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA.  More...

Grant, Hall lead Suttons Bay class

Suttons Bay School has announced its top scholars from the Class of 2018.  Emma Leah Grant, daughter of Chuck and Lee Grant, is valedictorian. More...

Community to decide fate of Mill Creek Dam

A local nonprofit that concentrates on environmental issues is seeking removal of the dam that creates the Northport Mill Pond.  The group is not alone, as a consortium of groups including the Michigan Department of Natural Resources supports th More...

County Cuisine

You can’t beat this salad, a long-time favorite at Bogey's

Bogey's 19th Hole, inside the Leland Lodge, is all set for summer! This week's recipe has been a long-time favorite on the menu. It's popular due in part to the vinaigrette dressing, made right in Bogey's kitchen. More...

Park considers purchase of ‘Action Trackchairs’

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are investigating a prospective program that has the potential to transform how visitors with disabilities experience the park.  The program involves the possible acquisition of a mechanized all-t More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Making Art Together open studio at the Northport Village Arts Building.  5-7 p.m. — Northport Community Arts Center season launch at The Gathering Place, formerly Lelu Cafe. More...

Tonnebergers celebrate 60 years

Mary and Ron Tonneberger of Omena today will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.  Married in 1958 on the same weekend they graduated from college, Mary and Ron met in high school on the yearbook staff at Toledo DeVilbiss High School in Ohi More...

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SOME 100 members and friends attended the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters Leelanau County held last month. More...

Village zoning ordinance closer to being approved

The Suttons Bay Village Council met as a “committee of the whole” last week to review a draft zoning ordinance the village Planning Commission has been working on since 2014.  More...

Memorialized in Scholarships

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Glen Lake Community Schools

‘They leave big shoes to fill’

After hearing words of wisdom and inspiration, 56 Glen Lake High School graduates crossed the stage Sunday to receive their diplomas.  And what they left behind were some big expectations, Superintendent Sander Scott said.  More...

Northport Public School

“ ... they set an example for other students to follow.”

The tip of the peninsula had at least 15 reasons to celebrate on Sunday.  And deservedly so.  Fourteen of the 15 members of the 2018 graduating class have committed to postsecondary education in the fall — and the 15th is working on i More...

Suttons Bay Public School

‘Don’t forget where you came from’

Amid a flurry of memories, well-wishes and a few teardrops, the resounding message for graduates of Suttons Bay’s Class of 2018 was a poignant one: Don’t forget your roots. More...

St. Mary’s ‘18 class led by Gregory, Schaub

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Kinker, Adams top scholars at Northport

Lillian Kinker is Northport Public School’s Class of 2018 valedictorian.  The daughter of Lynn and John Kinker, Lillian has been an avid participant in several extra-curricular activities, holding presidential and vice presidential leaders More...