July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tom Tobin

Name: Tom Tobin  Town or township of residence: Maple City  Resident since: 1982  Age and birthplace: 64 and Grand Rapids   More...

Funds for library fix-up eclipse $1 million mark

Supporters of the Glen Lake Community Library have reached a milestone in raising funds for their $1.75 million construction/renovation plans.  Library director David Diller reports that gifts and pledges topped $1 million last week, about one m More...

Glen Lake caps School of Choice enrollment

Want to send your kids to Glen Lake Community School?  You may be out of luck unless you live within the district.  The Board of Education voted June 27 to limit School of Choice openings at six grade levels — Young 5’s, kinderg More...

65 YEARS!

THIS GROUP of women gathered last week at the home of Majean Sparks in Lake Leelanau to mark the 65th anniversary of their graduation from Leland Public School. More...

Niergarth named to state task force

Lisa Niergarth of Maple City has been named to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. More...

Board cancels monthly meeting in Northport

The Board of Education of Northport Public School has canceled its regular meeting scheduled for Monday.  The board is governed by an elected Board of Education composed of seven members.  Northport Board of Education regular board meetings More...

Honor Roll: 206 Lakers make grades

A total of 206 Glen Lake secondary students were listed on the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year.  Those students receiving a 4.0 were:  More...

Local musicians ready to rock the stage at 20th Dune Climb Concert

It’s tough to top parades and fireworks — but live music, a sunset over the dunes and a picnic with family might just do the trick.  More...

Worship service to feature bluegrass tunes

Suttons Bay Congregational Church will host an ecumenical worship service Sunday, July 15 at Marina Park in Suttons Bay.   The 10 a.m. service will include Holy Communion and bluegrass hymns.  All are welcome.   More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  7:30 p.m. — Fountain Point Music with Cold Tone Harvest at Fountain Point Resort, Lake Leelanau.  FRIDAY  10:30 a.m. — Luunappi: Stories, music and poems for kids and families at the Leland Library.  More...

GREAT COLLECTION

THE 60 KIDS attending Leelanau Vacation Bible School at Keswick United Methodist Church are proud of donating 61 items for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors baby pantry, 217 pounds of food for the LCN food pantry and $171 for a water well in Haiti. More...

Boscos celebrate 60 years together

Mike and Kathy Bosco, who are seasonal residents of Omena, recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.  They met on New Years Eve in 1956 after rooting their Michigan State University football team to a 17-14 Rose Bowl win over University of Cal More...

Tucker to visit with village council

The Empire Village Council will host Scott Tucker, superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, next Thursday, July 12.  The 6:30 p.m. More...

County Cuisine

Top off that burger with 3 cheese ranch

Top off your burger with this delicious, not one, not two, but three cheese ranch dressing burger topping. This recipe from Art’s Tavern is part of one of it’s most popular specialty burgers that changes on a regular basis all year long. More...

Glen Lake superintendent earns high marks

Glen Lake superintendent Sander Scott earned high marks last week on his “report card” for the 2017-18 school year.  The Glen Lake Board of Education met in closed session June 27 with Scott for his evaluation — his third forma More...

Glen Lake OKs plan to cut expenses by 5.9 percent

With a few capital expenses checked off their to-do list, the Glen Lake Board of Education adopted its budget last week for the new school year which officially began on Sunday.  The board approved a $14.3 million spending plan during a special More...

3 students land $1,000 scholarships

The Suttons Bay Conservation League awarded three $1,000 scholarships to county members of the Class of 2018.  The scholarships awarded in memory of the founding officers of the league.  St. More...

Wanted: School board officials across county

Eleven school board seats are up for grabs in the Nov. More...

Board OKs repairs to hail-damaged roof

Replacement of a portion of the roof at Leland Public School will get underway with action last week by the Board of Education.  The board, during a brief special meeting last Thursday, June 28, accepted a bid from Arrow Roofing for $86,484 to p More...

Leland alumna lands scholarship

The Leelanau County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) awarded a scholarship to a county college student last month.  Katia Skarupinski was awarded a $500 scholarship in conjunction with TBA Credit Union at the g More...

Niemisto, Wheeler to team up at library

Local musicians Patrick Niemisto and Norm Wheeler of “Lunnappi” will be at the Leland Township Library at 10:30 a.m. More...

50 on hand as Summinars kicks off in Leland

“A little bit of everything” was the best way for Mary Fleishman to sum up the 2018 Leelanau Summinar lineup, which kicked off Sunday with an opening reception at the Old Art Building. More...

Home tour rich with Northport history

Five historic homes will be featured in a walking tour next week organized by the Northport Area Heritage Association.  More...

Picnic begins 100+-year tradition

The following is from A History of Old Settlers Picnics and Old Settlers. Photos are courtesy of the Empire Heritage Museum.   LAKE ANN WAVE  More...

Sneed to say vows in TC next month

A Leland Public School alumna will be tying the knot in Traverse City next month.  Erin Sneed, who was a three-sport athlete who graduated from Leland in 2008, will marry Maxwell Tucker of Marengo, Ill., at Central United Methodist Church on Aug More...

Let us be part of your special day

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements, including a photo, and will publish them free provided thy are submitted in a timely manner.  More...