June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

MURAL MAKEOVER

Business owner aims to build 'street life' in Northport

Anyone driving down Third Street can’t miss it. The backside of the building that used to be home to Northport’s North End Eatery has gotten a makeover. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kevin Dunklow

Name: Kevin Dunklow  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: I lived here all my life until I moved to Traverse City at 23, before moving back last November.   More...

Youth movement sweeps through St. Joseph Street

Young faces in familiar and unfamiliar places are setting up shop in the Village of Suttons Bay. Karen Pontius, president of the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, is well aware. More...

Suttons Bay, teachers reach agreement

Suttons Bay teachers are a world away from where they were at this time last year. They know that they’ll have a job and how they’ll be compensated for the next three years. More...

HELPING HANDS

THESE FIRST grade boys at Lake Leelanau St. Mary help carry in bags for the Blessings in a Backpack program sponsored by the Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Pictured here with St. More...

Organizations to talk wastewater, drinking water at county building

A community forum on septic ordinance and drinking water protection will be held Tuesday at the county government center.  The forum, set for 9:30 a.m., will be hosted by Beckett & Raeder, Inc., a Traverse City environmental engineering firm More...

BayView condo owners finally control own marina

Township, association reach deal

Condo homeowners in the BayView development in Suttons Bay may finally move ahead with plans for their marina now that the last of many years-worth of delinquent taxes have been taken off the books. More...

Nonprofit wins ‘Community Award’

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, which is now named Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation, was honored last month by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network as a recipient of the 2018 Community Award.  More...

Piping plovers face new challenges

The county’s favorite little cotton balls are back in Leelanau sand — and the next generation is due any day. More...

Christian Neighbors set sights on 1,000 pounds

Volunteers of the Leelanau Christian Neighbors are growing a garden near their food pantry.  The nonprofit wants to supply those who have the need for fresh vegetables.  “All this food is being donated to the food pantry,” Nancy More...

Big turnout expected for Art & Wine Walk

Down Suttons Bay is preparing to host art and wine enthusiasts. The Summer Solstice Art & Wine Walk, set for 5-9 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. — Senior Excercise fully body workout with resist bands led by Jeanette Egler at the Old Art Building, Leland.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

In The Name of God

Priest recalls villagers shot, huts burned

Emmanuel Tizhe lights up a room with his smile.  But he hasn’t always had a lot to smile about.  The Roman Catholic priest, assigned as sacramental minister at St. Wenceslaus Church in Gill’s Pier and St. More...

Leelanau summer Bible school line-up

Following are VBS options in Leelanau County:   More...

Leland Civic Club names Five scholarship recipients

The Leland Women’s Civic Club has awarded $5,000 in college scholarships to young women graduating from Leland Public School and Lake Leelanau St. Mary.  Winners from Leland were Brooke Clarke, Jessica Pershinske and Iris Walters.  More...

Laker Envirothon team wins state; on to Idaho

Glen Lake students again won the state Envirothon competition, which was held last month in Lake Ann.  Team “eh” (with a Canadian accent) took firsts in three areas and second in three more to place first overall in the state of Mich More...

Glen Lake places 209 students on honor roll

A total of 209 Glen Lake secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year.  Those students receiving a 4.0 were:  More...

Scholarships exceed $100,000 at Glen Lake

Having a difficult time keeping track of all the scholarships provided by local organizations and their recipients?  Glen Lake Community Schools provides an overview of all the scholarships received by students. More...

70 students from county placed on NMC honor roll

More than 70 county students were among the 900 students who made the spring semester dean’s list at Northwestern Michigan College.  Dean’s list recognition is reserved for students earning a 3.5 GPA on a four-point scale.  More...

Hero’s Welcome

LELAND GRAD Maggie (Figgis) van Galen speaks at the dedication of the “Haugan Weld Figgi’s Garden” in Pouldergat, France. More...

Poets to read from book in Glen Arbor

Poets Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen will read from their book, “Lake Michigan Mermaid” tomorrow at 7 p.m. More...

Early Norsemen

Majean Sparks of Lake Leelanau found a photo of Suttons Bay Schools’ Class of 1926 during her spring cleaning.  Sparks’ father, Ed Kahrs, was a member of the graduating class. Before his death, Mr. More...

Treasure sale planned by St. Mary class of 2020

Students in the St. More...

Doctors to speak at meeting about holistic approach

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Biographer helps Leelanau discover big works of a little-known architect

Most Leelanau County residents do not know his name.  But they do know his buildings.  One of the first licensed architects in Michigan, Jens C. More...

County Cuisine

Add some spice to your life

Looking for something on the light side to prepare for dinner this summer? Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor has an answer - Chicken Tacos. Use freshly ground Miller Amish Chicken available at the butcher counter for this easy recipe. More...

Suttons Bay honors retiring teachers

Two retiring teachers were recognized and two new teachers were hired this week at Suttons Bay Public Schools.  Teachers Penny Emeott and Julie Smith are retiring after more than 50 years of service to the school district.  More...

School to offer free summer food service program

A report on summer projects about to begin was given Monday to the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  Tim Smith, technology director and chief operations official, updated the School Board on projects that are underway or will soon begin now that More...

S-B planners to talk about housing

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled last week was canceled “due to a lack of business,” according to township zoning administrator Steve Patmore.  On the other hand, the next regularly scheduled meeting, se More...

Bingham planners extend Tribal permit

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be able to market its 10-acre parcel on Bingham Road as a potential “business park” following a decision last week by the Bingham Township Planning Commission.  More...

Sheriff to address opioid problem

This month’s meeting of the Leelanau County Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will tackle a difficult topic.  Sheriff Michael Borkovich will discuss, “How Can Seniors Help with the Opioid Problem?” on Wednesday f More...

Beach yoga donations to be put toward boardwalk, wheelchairs

Editor’s note: The "Amy Hubbell" in this story is no relation to Enterprise staff writer Amy Hubbell.   It’s no coincidence Thursday’s summer solstice coincides with the International Day of Yoga. More...

Barn restoration workshop returns to park

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will again be hosting its successful barn restoration workshop next week.  The workshop, set to take place at the Brunson barn, three miles north of Glen Arbor, will address repairing “stone masonry w More...

Bat workshop coming to Omena

Saving Birds Thru Habitat’s third annual conservation workshop is Saturday, June 23.  Bat expert Dawn Vezina will present a program about Michigan’s bats and their importance in our ecosystems.  More...

Strawberry harvest right around the corner

It’s not over til it’s over. Or so the saying goes. More...

Life on South Fox chronicled

Frequent Inspections

The following is story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.” More...

Library to host poetry workshop

The Leland Township library will host poet, professor and Leelanau enthusiast Mary Ann Samyn for a poetry workshop later this month.  During the June 22 workshop, entitled “Poems Are Where We Find Them,” Samyn will encourage particip More...

Wine & Food Festival sets record

Cars lined every downtown street on Saturday as record numbers flocked to Leland for its 33rd annual Wine and Food Festival.  Leland Chamber of Commerce President Jen Collins said pre-registration numbers were hinting at a record event during th More...

Volunteers go all-out for vacation Bible schools

Churches combine efforts

Summer isn’t always about sand and the sun. Sometimes it includes learning spiritual concepts through activities like crafts, games, science activities and music. That occurs at vacation Bible schools held in Leelanau County. More...

Prospectors award $9,000 in scholarships

Some $9,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Leelanau County students by or through a program offered by the Leelanau Prospectors Club.  Scholarship checks were presented at the Prospector’s Club spousal meeting held on May 31 at the V More...

Club has given $250,000 in scholarships

The Glen Lake Woman’s Club last month awarded more than $9,000 in scholarships at Glen Lake School senior awards program. More...

Regional foundation awards 9 scholarships to county seniors

Nine county residents are among students from throughout the five-county area awarded scholarships through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. More...

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FRIENDS OF Scouting on Wednesday, June 6, helped with a breakfast at the Leland Country Club to support scouting in Leelanau County. More...

Northport bestows honor recognition to 30 pupils

A total of 30 students in the grades six through 12 at Northport Public School were named to the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Expo aims to connect people, resources

There’s no minimum — or maximum — age for Leelanau County’s Senior Expo, set for Tuesday at Suttons Bay High School from 10 a.m. More...

Author of war hero pens book

A Leland grad-turned-author received a second Mom’s Choice award.  It was written by county native Maggie (Figgis) van Galen, who penned, “The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest - A New Friend.” The book is the third in a series. More...

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TWENTY-FIVE Barbaras gathered Monday at the newly renovated Manor on Glen Lake for the annual meeting of all women named ‘Barbara.’ What began as four women named Barbara in Glen Arbor gathering for coffee, has grown to a mailing list of More...

Three St. Mary students feted by principal

Three St. More...