July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

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Lakeshore volunteers add to retirement benefits

If you live in Leelanau County during the summer season, making a buck is easy.  Making a difference, though, is another story.  And a story that’s well worth it, according to the many volunteers who donate their time to preserve and More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Wally Morton

Name: Wally Morton Town or Township of residence: Leelanau Township Age and birthplace: I’m 57 and was born in Grand Rapids. More...

Village finds way to fund streetscape plan

Donations made plan possible

If timing is everything, Northport Village had everything going for it during a stormwater drain project designed to keep pollutants from dumping into Northport Bay.  With a major village street torn up anyway, village officials and residents fo More...

Interim harbormaster following Holtz’s lead

Brian Ray has some big shoes to fill. And he’s working hard to do his best.  Now well into his first season at the helm, G. Marsten Dame Marina interim harbormaster Ray said he loves being able to work in Northport Bay. More...

Leland Twp. looks at ethics ordinance

The Leland Township Board reviewed but took no action Monday on a proposed ordinance that would govern ethics issues in the future.  More...

Beechwood losing its namesakes

While no one is suggesting a name change, an invasive tree pest is having its way at Beechwood Cemetery located along the shores of north Lake Leelanau. More...

Illustrator comes to visitor center

Gijsbert (Nick) van Frankenhuyzen, illustrator of the children’s books “The Legend of Sleeping Bear” and “S is for Sleeping Bear Dunes,” will host a book signing today from 10-11 a.m. at the Philip A. More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

TODAY  10-11:30 a.m. — Art Studio: Fairy Gardens and Gnome Homes 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.  1-3 p.m. More...

Empire artist’s work an award-winner

For Kent Wiejaczka, landscape painting in the Land of Delight isn’t just about capturing every detail of a beautiful scene.  More...

Nonprofit buys home to keep Omena as it is

Lavender Lane has a new look — and a new owner. More...

70 years for Verschaeves

Friends and family plan to gather Aug. More...

St. Mary raffle winners

The St. More...

Get involved!

Some volunteer positions at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are specialized and require particular talents, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as a background check. Other positions only require a desire and willingness to volunteer. More...

Nonprofit continues work to restore South Fox building

Not all Leelanau County historic buildings were built on the peninsula. More...

County Cuisine

No-bake treats with energy

Ready for an easy way to reboot waning energy from summer activities? Trish’s Dishes has a recipe for that. These yummy no-bake energy bites are sure to give you that energy boost needed. More...

Right-of-way claim discussed

A two-year claim by a Northport business person that a 20-foot wide right-of-way that had been considered public is actually privately owned was discussed at a special meeting of the Village Council.  More...

Elmwood treasurer, fighting cancer, tenders resignation

The Elmwood Township treasurer since November 2000, Debbie Street has resigned.  At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Elmwood Township Board accepted a letter of resignation from Street in which she explained that she’s facing More...

Thank you, Elmwood

LEELANAU COUNTY Sheriff Mike Borkovich, left, appeared at the Elmwood Township Board meeting Monday evening to present a certificate of appreciation to Elmwood Township Fire Department personnel, represented by Chief Keith Tampa. More...

Turn about: Fine weather greets big crowd at Dune Climb Concert

“Can we talk?” asked a band member.  “Let’s talk!” replied the crowd.  Jazz North got Dune Climb concert goers involved early and often, as family and friends danced the night away in front of the Lakeshore ico More...

Art for sale to fill Glen Arbor, with scholarships to follow

Be sure to bring your walking shoes and wallets to Glen Arbor on Wednesday, July 18, as the Glen Lake Woman’s Club is expected to attract over 2,000 people downtown.  The show, slated to run from 10 a.m. More...

Nominate a garden for award

The By-the-Bay Garden Club of Suttons Bay has launched a program to recognize gardeners throughout the county.  Starting this month, the club is seeking nominations for the “most beautiful gardens” on the peninsula.  More...

Cedar center of commerce, mail

Drug store, dining room

The following excerpts and photos are from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County, compiled by Carol Drzewiecki for Solon Township. More...

Consensus: Chicken was delicious at St. Mary dinner and festival

John Bunek of Lake Leelanau thought the chicken was exceptional, and so did Father Bryan Medlin.  Perhaps a new “recipe” was in play.  More...