June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Golden Touch

Veteran artist hopes to foster creativity in oil, acrylic painting classes

Denice Goldschmidt of Northport is more than an artist.  Goldschmidt, whose oil and acrylic painting classes begin Monday at the Village Arts Building, is a role model.  “She’s one of the coolest people I’ve ever met,&rdqu More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Ken Wigton

Name: Ken Wigton  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 2012  Age and birthplace: I’m 97 years old and was born in Detroit.   More...

Medical examiner: Leelanau home to 147 deaths in 2017

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners received a report from the county’s medical examiner at its regular monthly meeting last week.  More...

Raises approved in Bingham

During a sparsely attended Annual Meeting last week, the Bingham Township Board voted unanimously to award itself pay raises ranging from two to 18 percent in the new fiscal year beginning Sunday.  More...

Chemical scare in Elmwood leads to evacuations

The Elmwood Township Fire Department last Thursday responded to an emergency involving a potential hazardous materials spill near West Grand Traverse Bay.  More...

County farmers markets in full swing

Warm temps and sunshine are helping local farmers grow the best produce.  And each of the five Leelanau County Farmers Markets offers visitors a bounty of fruits, vegetables and flowers, along with a variety of crafts.  Although farmers ma More...

Suttons Bay OKs $6.9 million budget

Suttons Bay Public Schools is in a much better financial situation than it was a year ago. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  10-11:30 a.m. — Art Studio: Feed the Birds for ages 6-8 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Making Art Together Open Studio at the Northport Village Arts Building.  More...

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SUTTONS BAY - Leelanau County Rotarians bid farewell to their 2017-18 exchange students last week. More...

182 Suttons Bay students make honor roll

A total of 142 students grades 6-12 are listed on the honor roll for the fourth marking period at Suttons Bay Middle and High School.  More...

Services at Old Settlers return Sunday

The third novel in the Chronicles of Narnia book series written by C.S. Lewis will be the theme of “Narnia in the Park” worship starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays in July at Old Settlers Picnic Area.  More...

Gordons mark golden anniversary

Harvey Gordon and Barbara Gordon of Glen Arbor recently celebrated their golden anniversary with cake, flowers and friends in Northport.  The Gordons were married in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 4, 1968 after meeting through the groom’s si More...

Volunteer a winner at chicken dinner

Sunshine and clear skies welcomed the masses to St. More...

Nonprofit to celebrate 20 years with big weekend

Twenty years since its establishment, Historic Sleeping Bear invites park visitors to celebrate its many successful preservation efforts this weekend.  “We’re proud of what’s been done,” said Susan Pocklington, director o More...

Polka Fest draws big crowd

Music and family.  What could be a better way to spend the weekend than at the 37th annual Cedar Polka Festival?  Larry Bruckner, better known as “Mr. More...

Catching up with the Bardenhagens

Editor’s note: The Leelanau Conservancy recently chatted with Steve and Pam Bardenhagen to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their decision to sell development rights of their Leland Township farmland to keep the property in agriculture. More...

Community rallies for Royston

More than 500 people turned out Saturday at VFW Post #7731 in Lake Leelanau to support Bingham Township resident Eric Royston, who is fighting pancreatic cancer.  Doors opened at 2 p.m. More...

Love’s Finest Battle: Solon man pens book in honor of late wife

A Solon Township man has written a book about his marriage with his late wife and their journey together.  Paul Wheelock has just released “Love’s Finest Battle: A 30-year Marriage, Terminal Cancer, and a Husband’s Greatest Hon More...

County Cuisine

Whitefish for the Fourth of July

Need a break from all the red meat? Here is a recipe from Anderson’s Market that features whitefish. Enjoy this delicious meal with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil for a summer night meal. More...

Sheriff gets green light to pursue boat

Sheriff Mike Borkovich has been authorized to apply for grant funding that could allow him to acquire a $428,000 patrol boat for use in Lake Michigan.  More...

'Interim' chosen to replace Haugen

Paul Hunter was named this week as the new head of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority. Hunter has been serving in that position on an interim basis since March when the former department head, Steve Haugen, was forced to retire. More...

New cherry growers find comfort in community

Editor’s note: This story is the third part to a series about new cherry growers in Leelanau County. Experience can teach hard lessons. More...

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DAVID HORTON, a 2011 Suttons Bay graduate, is in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the amphibious transport ship USS New York and was serving as a search and rescue swimmer last week during a “swim call” for the ship’s crew, according to More...

Carmean passes first test, sets goals high

Superintendent Mike Carmean got good marks on this annual evaluation by the Suttons Bay Board of Education this week. More...

5 county musicians to perform in Benzie

Lauren Lise Pokorzynski, a native of Bear Lake, will be the featured artist Sunday at a concert entitled “Love of Country.”  A violinist, she will perform the Mozart Concerto for Violin No. 3.  More...

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JACK GALLAGHER of Elmwood Township will graduate in February from Palmer Chiropractic College. Gallagher has been recognized for his scholarly and athletic endeavors while attending the Iowa institution. More...

Big group makes the cut at St. Mary

More than 50 St. More...

Church page back, running

If church-goers didn’t see new faces at Sunday services, blame us. For the first time in memory the “church page” with times, places and leaders of county church services did not run in the Leelanau Enterprise.  More...

Halls celebrate 60th anniversary

Robert and Kathryn Hall of Solon Township recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  They met in Traverse City when Robert was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. More...

Big group enjoys Catholic retreat in Ohio

Nearly four dozen teens and eight adults from Leelanau County were among 2,300 students from across the country to participate in a retreat last weekend at Steubenville University in Steubenville, Ohio.  More...

New skills, cookies among incentives for Brunson Barn volunteers

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but National Park Service volunteers proved on Friday you can give an old barn new life.  More...

Senior project helps inner-city teens experience ‘a whole different world’

The land of delight became a temporary home for 12 inner-city teens last week, thanks to the efforts of Suttons Bay student Grace McCool. More...

New initiative addresses global water concerns

Surrounded by Lake Michigan’s clear blue waters, it’s difficult to imagine anything else.  In fact, having reliable access to any water at all is beyond the means of many.  More...

Baumberger wore many hats

Northport's Baumberger did it all

This is the latest in a series of history essays from the Northport Area Heritage Association about notable people in the history of Northport. It was submitted by Sue Hanson. More...

Docents head to Houdek Dunes

The geology of Leelanau County will be the focus of Leelanau Conservancy hike Saturday at Houdek Dunes Natural Area.  Docents Ann McInnis and Jack Dunne will lead the 10 a.m. More...