August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Budding vet: bigger is better in animal care

Elephant care in Thailand

Caring for cats and dogs may be enough for some veterinary students, but others prefer larger — and more exotic — patients.  Count 2015 Leland School graduate Jaden Prevost as one who is working beyond the norm. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Darlene Garland

Name: Darlene Garland  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County for 50 years.  Age and birthplace: 79 and Jackson, Michigan   More...

Northport moves to keep Park St. open

No to vehicles, owner states

Northport Village pressed ahead last week to counter the effort of a property owner to close Park St. to vehicle traffic. More...

Bingham considers changes to sign regulations to follow SCOTUS decision

Whether Bingham Township residents will be allowed to erect more than two political “lawn signs” on their property in the future remained in question following action last week by the township Planning Commission.  More...

Emergency training in Leelanau hits cover

A training exercise hosted by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office has found itself on the cover of a nationally distributed law enforcement products magazine.  The photo featuring two deputies moving forward in front of the county Governm More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

THURSDAY  10-11:30 a.m. — Art Studio: Galaxy Jars 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.  7:30 p.m. More...

Preserving our rural communities

Nonprofit, Lakeshore share a mission

As the largest publicly owned and intact historic agricultural district in the nation, Port Oneida is home to hidden jewels among the Midwest’s turn-ofthe century farmsteads. More...

Orval Kellogg left his mark on Northport community

This this story represents the first in a two-part series about Orval Kellogg, longtime fire chief in the community of Northport, written by Tim, Ray and Thea Kellogg and edited by Sue Hanson for the Northport Area Heritage Association.   More...

Empire church to host annual steak dinner

The Empire United Methodist Church will host its annual Steak Fry on Saturday, Aug. More...

Old Settlers’ tradition continues

If the Old Settlers Picnic is all about tradition — and it has been for all of 126 years — then the results of its contests followed suit.  Four of the five winners from 2017 returned — and won again.  “We had a beau More...

Northport student well prepared for Rotary exchange with Brazil

For one Northport Public School student, the summer of 2018 will end with a different language. Rising junior Joy Ogemaw traveled just under 12 hours by plane to Brazil to experience the culture and language of the South American country. More...

County Cuisine

Sugar and tomatoes make jam worthy of a breakfast sandwich

This is no ordinary jam made from the beloved berry family or fruit family. This tomato jam, which is still a part of the fruit family, is from Art’s Tavern. More...

T-C electrical contractor hired to address safety needs in village marina

A Traverse City electrical firm has been hired to rectify what was termed a potentially dangerous situation in the Northport Village marina.  More...

Northport attorney changes procress

The processes toward accepting proposals from law firms that seek to represent Northport Village and changing village policy on how that law firm would be accessed by village personnel took bumpy steps ahead last week. More...

Bicylists responsible for reporting accidents

Sheriff’s deputies are still seeking information about a pedestrian-bicycle accident that occurred two weeks ago in Suttons Bay Village that injured a resident.  But perhaps more importantly than that incident, according to county Sheriff More...

Big crowds take in art in S-B

Sultry summer temperatures didn’t deter thousands of people from visiting Suttons Bay on Saturday and Sunday for the 39th Annual Suttons Bay Art Festival.  “This is my third time up here,” said artist Paul Jeselskis of Michigan More...

Martinson family to host concert

The Martinson family is again planning to host a recital at their Suttons Bay home to fund a music scholarship for Leelanau County youth.  This time musicians from New York will help.  Bassoonist Patricia Rogers viola player Micheal Ouzouni More...

Wake up call for fair

Quiet Port Oneida will awaken this weekend as over 3,000 people are expected to experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The Port Oneida Fair, hosted by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Historic Sle More...

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UP COMING EVENTS

NIGHTLY:  8-8:45 p.m. — Twilight Talk about the dunes’ natural and cultural wonders at the DH Day Campground amphitheater.  FRIDAY  10 a.m. — Yoga on the Beach with Amy Hubbell at Glen Haven beach.  More...

Call goes out for more ‘treasures’ for Neighbors

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  That saying will prove useful for the “Celebrate… The Art of Giving” sale set for Thursday, Sept. More...

Fly-in, drive-in for pancakes draws another big crowd

Planes and cars from throughout the Midwest made the trip to Northport for the annual Fly In Drive In breakfast. Gene Hoth of Suttons Bay made the trip in his yellow 1951 Chevy Pickup. More...