August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

New York to play at Martinson family fundraiser

What happens when the Northport Community Band’s principal bassoonist and music librarian conspire to support budding musicians?  Apparently they hit the right note, given the success of last year’s inaugural Leelanau Youth Music Sch More...

Corrections:

The cutline of a Page one photo last week misspelled the name of Kumi Martinson. We apologize for the error.  * * *  More...

Carmean reaches one year mark at Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay superintendent Mike Carmean has reached a milestone.  “Today marks 364 days since you hired me,” Carmean told members of the Suttons Bay Board of Education Monday night.  Carmean was hired in August of last year to t More...

Meal prices increased for Suttons Bay pupils

Meal prices will go up slightly for students in Suttons Bay. The Board of Education on Monday voted 6-0, with Jennifer Porter absent, to charge new rates recommended by food service director Doris Walter and chief operating officer Tim Smith. More...

Cedar needs fire equipment update

A series of mechanical breakdowns and a lack of funds has forced Cedar Area Fire and Rescue (CAFR) to rely on the generosity of neighboring departments this summer.  Repeated mechanical issues with fire and rescue vehicles forced the department More...

Easement approval unplugs plan to build Sunset Shores sewer

An easement agreement has been reached with a private landowner that removes the primary stumbling block for construction of a neighborhood sanitary sewer system for residents of Twin Pines Road in Leland Township. More...

Complaint puts dredging in jeopardy

The owner of a Lake Michigan property has served notice that he will no longer allow dredged spoils from required maintenance of the Leland Harbor to be placed along his shoreline. More...

350 dine at church pig roast

An estimated 350 people gathered under the big, white tent on the St. Michael the Archangle church grounds Sunday evening for the parish’s 11th annual pig roast.  More...

2 dems lead in campaign funds

State and local political candidates in the 2018 election haven’t been spending much money on their campaigns – yet. More...

Recycle, but not on county campus

Members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners want you to recycle your household waste – just not in their back yard.  A proposal to relocate one of the county’s eight recycling sites to the county’s Government Center c More...

Follies runs tonight in Northport

The Northport Community Art Center will be the place to be tonight for the 7th annual Northport Follies, a fundraiser for the Northport Promise.  Gloria Thomas is director of the program, which has become a longstanding tradition in the Northpor More...

County Dates

Council to review wastewater report   The Empire Village Council has set a special meeting for today at 5 p.m. to review and address questions about the recently completed village wastewater treatment system report.  More...

No word on why Chicago man died

Law enforcement is still awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine the cause of death of a 34-year-old Chicago man who was found dead in Lime Lake.  The body of Gilbert Druja was found on Aug. More...

Suttons Bay School ups technology payout

A miscalculation in prices resulted in the Suttons Bay Board of Education this week acting on an amended contract for work on the high school media center.  The board voted 6-0, with trustee Jen Porter absent, to change its approval for a not-to More...

Northport School readying to open

As the beginning of the school year draws near, schools are readying facilities to greet students. Students at Northport Public School (NPS) will return in September to several facility updates. More...

New fire support group hopes that pancakes help

A group has organized to lead support for Cedar Area Fire & Rescue (CAFR).  The Friends of Cedar Area Fire & Rescue have organized to help a department facing serious financial shortfalls.  More...

Financing comes later for ladder truck

Leland Township will soon have a new ladder truck for its fire and rescue department, although how the $325,000 purchase will be funded has yet to be determined.  More...

Owners of golf cart fleet want to verify legality

Leland residents are going electric, and they’d like their township government to help clear the way. More...

Inquiry on seal-coating leaves questions; price important

“We live very close to the road... More...

Northport offers after-school program

Applications are now available for the Afterschool Program at Northport Public School that begins next month.  The program will be tailored similar to a five-week summer program coordinated by retired Northport teacher Barbara McCann.  Some More...