August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Dad, I am your son

Glen Arbor man connects with birth son, family

Father and son share a lot: a love of books and old movies, a loud snore and a happy adoption story.  But neither of them knew their birth families — until now.  Glen Arbor resident William Giegerich couldn’t be more pleased. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nick Rice

Name: Nick Rice  Town or township of residence: Maple City  Resident since: I was born here.  Age and birthplace: 18 and Traverse City  Occupation: Laborer   More...

Funds for Protection

MORE THAN $3,500 was raised and 120 people were served Sunday at a pancake breakfast held to benefit Cedar Area Fire & Rescue. Pictured above, from left, are crew members Tim Johnson, Ronnie DuBois, Rachel Zemanek and Jake Strait.   More...

Meeting set to discuss last trail segment

Anyone with an interest in how the final five miles of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will be constructed through Cleveland Township may attend an open house next Wednesday, Aug. 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Hall.  More...

New date, same fun at festival

Bouquets of reds and whites filled the air Saturday in Suttons Bay. Just over 600 residents and visitors alike raised their glasses in celebration at the annual Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival. More...

Family travels 30,000 miles to gather

It sounds like a riddle. What do you get when you take four generations from two countries? If you ask Glen Arbor resident Marge Secontine, the answer would be 30,000 miles.  More...

Battles of S-B wed 65 years ago

Irene Battle didn’t have to pull rank on her husband. Love did that.  Irene and Gerald Battle of Suttons Bay Township yesterday celebrated 65 years of marriage. They met while both were Naval officers, and were married on Aug. More...

Sharnowskis to be feted at St. Mary

Lifelong county residents and high school sweethearts Frank and Brenda Sharnowski today are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Frank Sharnowski and the former Brenda Ducheney were married on Aug. 23, 1968, at St. More...

Pianist, singer to perform at Leland church

The Leland Community United Methodist Church (LCUMC) will host Suzanne Holt in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday.  Holt began studying piano in Blenheim, New Zealand, at age 10 and was performing concerts by the age of 12. More...

Family ‘sleuth’ connects daughter with father

If Sherlock Holmes resided in Leelanau County, his name could be Linda Ihme.  Unlike the fictional character, however, Ihme’s passion isn’t about puzzling crimes — it’s about piecing together family relationships.  More...

County Cuisine

Molasses cookie recipe signals an approaching change of seasons

Some of us may be ready for the fall season, when these molasses cookies from a recipe provided by Chimoski Bakery are sure to produce crowd-pleasers on hay rides. More...

Citizens want better shoulders, no asphalt

Christmas Cove still needs help, according to Leelanau Township residents. Not the shoreline, which remains inviting. More...

Sale on sidewalk, for historic home

Sidewalks for shopping   The original Leland sidewalk sale is set for Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leland merchants will offer shopping deals and local eateries will be catering to shoppers.  More...

Arts & Entertainment Events in Leelanau County

THURSDAY 23-30  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Making Art Together Open Studio at the Northport Village Arts Building.  FRIDAY  4-8 p.m. — Foodie Fridays at Bluestone Vineyards Tasting Room, Lake Leelanau.  More...

Trains bring goods, people to county

It was on Jan. 7,1887 a meeting was held at the office of the Buckley & Douglas Lbr. Co., in Manistee for the purpose of organizing a railroad to be known as The Manistee & Northeastern R.R. More...

Connollys celebrate 50 years together

Mike and Jeremy Connolly of Northport last week celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  Mike Connolly and the former Jeremy Thomas exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 16, 1968, in Pittsburgh. More...

Baleshes celebrate 55 years of marriage

James Sr. and Arlene Balesh of Centerville Township tomorrow will celebrate 55 years of marriage.  James S. and the former Arlene Maslowski were married on Aug. More...

Pow-wow brings people together in Peshawbestown

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians hosted its annual “pwaaganigaawin” under sunny skies and before good crowds that gathered Saturday and Sunday in Peshawbestown.  More...