August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Leonard Marszalek

Name: Leonard Marszalek  Town or township of residence: As of this year, Suttons Bay, but before that I lived in Empire Township since 2010.  Resident since: Part-time resident since 1987 and year-round since 2010   More...

Half-mill again requested for roads

Voters will be asked Tuesday to support renewal of a half-mill property tax sought by the Leelanau County Road Commission. More...

101st again a hot seat

The 101st State House race is once again filled with possibilities.  More...

Senate candidates speak on marijuana, insurance reform, more

Four Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination for the 35th Senate seat being vacated by a term-limited senator Darwin Booher. Some candidate names should be familiar to voters. More...

Wizard of Oz delights play-goers

Turns out there’s no place like Northport.  Or specifically, the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC), which is hosting its annual mid-summer musical.  The Wizard of Oz, with its timeless songs and message, opened last week to stro More...

S-B Art Festival expects to draw thousands; fall events planned

Art connoisseurs and beach-goers alike will be flocking to the Suttons Bay Marina Park as the annual art-filled weekend at the beach kicks off its 39th year. The Suttons Bay Art Festival, taking place Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. More...

Book sales planned at two public libraries in county

Bookworms and browsers will find biographies as well as books for children and adults at book sales held at two public libraries in the county.  More...

$500 to ‘early bird’ winner

Rosemary Firestone of Northville was the winner of $500 in the “early bird” drawing for the St. More...

Pig roast time

Parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel in Suttons Bay will host their 11th annual pig roast on Sunday, Aug. 12.  All are welcome to gather under a big, white tent on church grounds for the annual event. There is no admission to attend. More...

Stars align for guardsman to retire to Leelanau

Some residents in the Land of Delight were born here. Others are seasonal visitors. More...

County Cuisine

If you like rhubarb in pie, try it in Martha’s pudding

Do you have a sweet tooth, but not that sweet of tooth? Martha’s rhubarb pudding from Martha's Leelanau Table located in downtown Suttons Bay has the perfect sweetyet tart recipe to curb those cravings. More...

Candidates from Benzie, Leelanau seek Dem nod

Two Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for the 101st State House of Representatives, representing Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties. More...

Broadcaster, ‘sea farer’ vie for GOP nomination

Two Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination for the 101st State House of Representatives seat and the nod to represent Lake Michigan shoreline communities in Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties. More...

New owners in place at Whaleback Inn

The Whaleback Inn was signed over last week to its new owners Nichole and Drew Warner, who are already well into the transition.  The sale represents a dream come true for the Warners, who said they couldn’t pass up an opportunity to own a More...

Wurst coming home; a master on the organ

Maple City native Stephen Wurst is returning home and bringing a load of musical talent with him.  Wurst, a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute, will share his talents with Leelanau County when he per More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

THURSDAY  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Making Art Together Open Studio at the Northport Village Arts Building.  6:30 p.m. — Artist talk with WC Bevan, Northport muralist at the Village Arts Building, Northport.  7:30 p.m. More...

S. Fox ‘loneliest’ keeper assignment

The following is story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.” More...

Wilsons celebrate golden anniversary

Mike and Ruthanne Wilson, who met at college, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.  Mike Wilson and the former Ruthanne Veale were united in marriage on Aug. 4, 1968, in Boone, Iowa. More...

Hike designed for walking and munching

The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) will host an “Edible Trails Project Tour” Tuesday in Elmwood Township.  Levi Meeuwenberg, co-founder of the project, will lead the 6:30 p.m. More...

Everyone can join with Leelanau ‘Old Settlers’

The 126th annual Old Settlers Picnic will be held Sunday at Old Settlers Picnic Grounds in Burdickville. The day-long event will begin with a church service in the Old Settlers Chapel at 10:30 a.m. More...