July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

‘Bolt’ could become community fundraiser

Sawyer Scott is working hard to put together what may be Northport’s shortest-ever race, which he’s scheduled for Sept. 1. But his drive behind the effort is not a love of running. More...

County Dates

Meetings set in Northport   More...

Cross country moves to ‘club’ status in S-B

The Suttons Bay Board of Education voted to make cross country a club sport this week.  The board voted 4-1 Monday, with trustee Steve Hall opposed, to no longer offer cross country as a varsity sport.  More...

Christmas Cove lot smaller, but usable

Resolving erosion that’s destroying a shoreline parking lot at Christmas Cove township park has proven difficult. More...

Fourth came with two weekends

When they weren’t shooting off fireworks, parading down main street or playing patriotic tunes during last week’s Fourth of July festivities, Leelanau County’s summer workforce was working overtime. More...

Lawsuit withdrawn, but still no permit

It’s been almost a year since Leland Township property owner James Karchon’s variance request was approved. But he still hasn’t broken ground on a house.  More...

New time for G-L meeting

Glen Lake Community School’s Board of Education moved back its normal meeting time by one week.  The School Board is now scheduled to meet on Monday, July 16.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.   More...

World-class musician to be performing in Cedar

The long-awaited performance of French hornist Leelanee Sterrett, a Leelanau County native and member of the New York Philharmonic (NYP), will take place this weekend in the annual Leelanau Summer Music Festival. More...

Suttons Bay library to get facelift; $150,000 project funded by millage

Some $150,000 in renovations to the high school media center were approved this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education.  The board voted 5-0 Monday, with trustees Jen Porter and Thor Mikesell absent, to hire Spence Construction to renovate t More...

Township share of federal funds reduced by county commissioners

The annual political football game pitting the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners against the supervisors of six townships that receive Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) from the National Park Service played out again this week.  The County B More...

Workers from Mexico allow county grower to harvest fruit

Steve and Kathy Kalchik will have plenty of help Sunday when they begin the cherry harvest. They are in their third year of participating in the federal “H-2A” program, which brings agricultural workers to their Leelanau Township farm. More...

See the Lakeshore with a guide

The history of the Port Oneida Historical District will be shared in tours by horse and wagon, bicycle and auto beginning this week.  Historic Sleeping Bear will be offering bike tours Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday afternoons from 2- More...

Big lake, so take steps to stay safe

The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are inviting on hot, summer days. But the lake is powerful, too, so swimmers should be aware that dangerous rip currents can form. Here are some tips to stay out of trouble: More...