June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

POLKA TIME

37th annual Polka Fest to feature balloon rides, carnival, more

Cedar isn’t just the “Community that Cares” — it’s the community that kicks up its heels for four days straight every summer, and it will be doing exactly that starting tonight under the iconic big white tent.  More...

County Cuisine

Summer sangria pairs with cheese

June days are rolling into July, with plenty of warm weather ahead. Try this refreshing Sangria recipe from Anderson's Market for an evening cool-off. Any of the varieties are for sale at Anderson's along with cheeses, snacks and other beverages. More...

Former English teacher chosen as new Leland principal

Jeanne Gross will not be in the classroom when school resumes at Leland Public School in September. Gross was tapped this week to replace Charlie Gann as principal of the K-12 school district. More...

State funds up, nest egg tapped in Leland budget

An increase in per pupil foundation which restores it to a level not seen since 2008 is included in the 2018-19 budget adopted this week by the Leland Board of Education. More...

Chicken dinner season finally here

The first chicken dinner of the summer season is on tap this weekend at Gills Pier.  St. Wenceslaus parish will host its 109the annual Chicken Dinner Sunday from 11:30 a.m. More...

Rice, Collier to wed in Mackinaw City

Kaula Marie Rice of Leelanau and Stacy Lee Collier of Traverse City have announced their engagement.  The couple met at The Parlor in Traverse City.  More...

Grigg, Mazur to tie the knot in Cedar

A 2015 graduate of Glen Lake is getting married back in her hometown next month.  Kaitlin Grigg, a former all-county cross country and track star for the Lakers, will return to Cedar next month to marry Austin Mazur of Grand Blanc.  They me More...

Valedictorian nabs garden scholarship

Suttons Bay valedictorian Emma Grant was awarded the Judith S. More...

Polka dancers prepped for big weekend

“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie!”  The Polish song played all throughout the Solon Township Hall on Sunday as folks learned to polka in time for the 37th annual Cedar Polka Fest.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Charlie Jankowski

Name: Charlie Jankowski  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 2016  Age and birthplace: 20 and Chicago, Ill.   More...

Polish family celebrates heritage through music

Having played across the U.S., the polka band “Judy and Her Suchey Bros” has seen its share of festivals.  The Cedar Polka Fest is a favorite.  More...

Northport budget ‘healthy, sustainable’

The Northport Schools Board of Education last week adopted its 2018- 19 budget.  Board members, meeting June 11, adopted a $3.8 million budget that is $85,000 lower than the 2017-18 spending plan, largely due to a decrease in capital spending.&n More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  7:20-8:20 a.m. — Step Aerobics with Kathy Miller at the Old Art Building, Leland.  8:30-9:30 a.m. — Senior Exercise full body workout with resist bands led by Jeanette Egler at the Old Art Building, Leland.  10 a.m. More...

Natives, newbies impact Leelanau

This is the second 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...

Tour to showcase personality of six Leelanau gardens

Six great gardens on the northern half of the Leelanau Peninsula will be featured next Thursday in The Little Garden Club of Leland’s Garden Tour. More...

Friendly Garden Club to meet in Greilickville

Devin Moore, Oryana’s education coordinator, will speak to the Friendly Garden Club on Tuesday at the Bluewater Hall in Greilickville.  Those attending the noon program will learn how to eat healthier, save money and waste less. More...