August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Short History of the Heritage

Partners join to blaze Trail through the Lakeshore

Not all heroes wear capes. More...

County Cuisine

Corn, asparagus combine for tasty, ‘roasted’ salad

Do you want to switch up your salad to something different? More...

Pow-Wow coming to Peshawbestown

It’s Pow-Wow weekend.  The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians will host its annual Homecoming Pow-Wow Saturday and Sunday in Peshawbestown.  Grand Entry times are 1 and 6 p.m. More...

Garden Grounds

THE BY-THE-BAY Garden Club of Suttons Bay has recognized three Northport gardeners for their efforts to beautify Leelanau County. More...

Most rentals complying with ordinance

31 out of 39

Compliance has been good, but less than 100 percent, for a program initiated this year to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Thousands step back to Port Oneida Fair

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore hosted the annual Port Oneida Fair on Friday and Saturday, so visitors could “experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s,” in the rural historic district.  More...

A few tickets remain for Lobster Fest

Lobsters may not be found in the waters of Lake Michigan, but they’ll be found this weekend along the lakeshore.  The red crustaceans will grace the plates of about 200 attendees at the annual Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Lobster Fest 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.  7 p.m. — Northport Follies perform at the Northport Auditorium.  FRIDAY  4-8 p.m. More...

Wine on water back

The Wine on the Water Festival didn’t stray too far.  The festival, canceled last month due to a threat of thunderstorms that never materialized, is back on the dock Saturday to the delight of wine aficionados and music lovers.  The m More...

Third Coast treks to Northport; Music in Park an annual event

New Third Coast, a band of veteran Music in the Park performers, will perform in Northport Friday to keep up the momentum of an eclectic music-filled summer on the tip of the peninsula.  More...

Kellogg hardworking, generous man

This is the second of two stories about Orval Kellogg, longtime fire chief in the community of Northport. The story was written by Tim Kellogg. Orval’s son and edited by Sue Hanson for the Northport Area Heritage Association.   More...

Birthday ride along the dunes

Birthdays have come and gone for physically fit Jack Baad — 90 of them, to be exact — but the one he experienced Saturday may just be his most memorable.  Baad took a ride back in time aboard a 1956 Oldsmobile “DunesMobile&rdqu More...

Grand Valley students make list

Some 13 county residents were named to the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University for spring semester 2018.  More...

Five miles left as Heritage Trail approaches finish line

Twenty-two down, five to go.  Less than a decade after the first leg of the 27-mile Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail connected Empire to the Dune Climb, project organizers and partners are eyeing the finish line.  More...

Talk of the county

Having a conversation with Harriet Wall

Name: Harriet Wall  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident since: We’ve owned this house for 20 years, the first four of which we were part-time residents.   More...

New owner for Apache grill; new name for S-B fertilizer co.

Ribbons cut at two companies

Apache bought by restaurateur Apache Trout Grill has been purchased by Jeff Lobdell, who also owns the Flap Jack Shack, both Traverse City Omelette Shoppe locations and Boone’s Prime Time Pub in Suttons Bay. More...

Health fair planned by GTB

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will host a health fair on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Strongheart Center.  All are welcome to attend the event, which will be emceed by Tribal Councilor Mark Wilson.  More...

Bergman on being a Marine, Lakeshore funding, Leelanau

Editor’s note: Cong. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) was in Leelanau County last week to meet with citizens. Leelanau Enterprise co-publisher Alan Campbell interviewed him for the following story.   More...

Walk to raise scholarship funds

The Leo Creek Preserve will be the site Friday of the inaugural Gail Robinson Trail Walk to benefit a Leelanau Montessori Scholarship Fund established in her name.  Robinson was involved with Leelanau Montessori from its start. More...

Artists put Leelanau to canvas

A Plein Air Affair, the first weeklong outdoor painting festival to tour the greater Grand Traverse region, made its debut Monday in Leelanau County.  The festival, sponsored by the Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC), features 15 distinguished loca More...

Dogs are winners; lead to a fun day

Dogs stole the day in Northport.  The only thing flopping in the 21st Northport Dog Parade were dog ears, as they strutted down village streets. More...

7 from county to perform

Jeanmarie Riccobono, the prinicpal clarinetist of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured artist Sunday with the Benzie Symphony Orchestra.  The concert, entitled “Imported from France,” will feature music from Saint Sa More...

Artists pulled up their chairs

It was another weekend full of art. But this one caused participants and purveyors to pull up a chair.  Approximately 250 people gathered for the grand finale of the year-long “Great Chair Project” at the Old Art Building. More...

Raftshol makes officer grade; stationed in Japan

Several graduates of Leelanau County schools serve in the armed forces after graduation, and some achieve officer level. Olivia Raftshol, daughter of Curt and Barb and the late Lynda Raftshol, is one of them. More...

Dean’s list honorees from county

Some 20 county residents were named to the dean’s list at Ferris State University for spring semester 2018:  • From Cedar, those students are Kimberly Ritchie, Stephanie Lucas, Kevin Leahy, Zach Weber, Alyssa Weber, Cassandra Davis, W More...

Sneed makes Nebraska’s dean’s list

Joel Sneed of Leland has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska for spring semester 2017- 18.   Sneed, son of son of Peter and Kristin Sneed, is a junior at Nebraska. He is studying history.   More...