August 30, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Walking Man, Faith-Full Man

Empire man shares life stories on county trails

He’s a community activist of a different sort.  In fact, Empire resident Jerry Pearson shies away from making political statements if he can help it. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Bill Dungjen

Name: Bill Dungjen  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: I grew up here and have owned a home here for 20 years.  Age and birthplace: 46 and Chambersburg, Pa.   More...

Northport holds floodplain meeting

A special meeting was scheduled for yesterday for the Village of Northport to put its stamp of approval on an updated flood plain management plan, according to village administrator Barb Von Voigtlander.  The special meeting was necessary, Von V More...

‘Quiet’ still the main island draw

Visit numbers steady

Camping on the Manitou islands has changed little despite the advance of technology.  Just ask Matt Schiller from Cincinnati, who camped last week on North Manitou. More...

Ag open house mixes fun with tariffs, farm tips and swine tickets

A fruit tree education, pig raffle and visit from the National Cherry Queen. An open house hosted by the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center had it all. More...

Renovated park draws accolades

Pickleball palooza. Pickleball is one the fastest growing sports in the country, and Leelanau County has been no exception. It can be thought of as a hybrid sport with parts of ping pong, tennis and racquetball. 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.  7:30-8:30 p.m. — Air Talk: Kathleen Kalinowski artist talk at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.  FRIDAY  More...

Garden walk for fire dept.

A garden walk is scheduled to raise moneys for the Cedar Area Fire & Rescue (CAFR) equipment fund.  The “Heavenly” Garden Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Ray and Father Ken Stachnik home, 9059 Nelson St. More...

Elmwood families settle and thrive in Leelanau pioneer

Staneks & Swans

The following story represents an excerpt from “Elmwood Township A Pictorial History” by the late Larry Wakefield, published in 1987.  The Stanek Family  More...

Family ties come together

A short drive downstate ended a long journey for a Glen Arbor resident.  Linda Ihme last week met her cousin, Becky Collie, for the first time after connecting with her through ancestry.com.  The Leelanau Enterprise wrote about the process More...

Join in a Lakeshore walk

You can join Jerry Pearson in September for walks in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  The “Explore Sleeping Bear” hikes, like the Sunday morning worships he led this summer at Old Settlers Park, have become a tradition. More...

Fruit grower changes with the times

Twenty-five years ago when he planted rows of Macintosh seedlings, fruit grower Al Bakker wasn’t envisioning them with their roots in the air.  But consumer tastes evolve and markets change. More...

County Cuisine

Pork and fruit do mix in a chutney recipe made for fall

Wanting something to complement the rhubarb pudding from a few weeks ago? Well, Martha’s Leelanau Table suggests pork tenderloin with rhubarb and cherry chutney as a delicious pairing. More...

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UP COMING EVENTS

THURSDAY  11 a.m. to noon — Beach Walk: Help a ranger collect data for the park’s ongoing research about the wildlife that call Lake Michigan home at the Maritime Museum Beach, Glen Haven.  3-3:30 p.m. More...

Former senator to speak to Dems

The Leelanau Democrats have secured a former senator to speak at their annual Labor Day Picnic.  Former U.S. More...

Former senator to speak to Dems at Labor Day picnic

The Leelanau Democrats have secured a former senator to speak at their annual Labor Day Picnic.  Former U.S. More...

‘I just love Leelanau’

Artist-in-residence to speak tonight

Leelanau County is more than the Land of Delight.  It’s the Land of Opportunity, and artist Kathleen Kalinowski is well aware of that.  Following her completion of the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s week-long Plein Air Affair on Sat More...

Carlson starts final year at West Point

Gunnar S. Carlson, a 2015 graduate of Leland Public School, last week began his final year at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.  Seniors at West Point are referred to as “Firsties.” Cadet Carlson is majoring in history. More...

Yoga offered at Fountain Point

It’s the final morning of Yoga on the Beach at Fountain Point in Lake Leelanau.  Yoga will be offered at 8:30 a.m. at the resort, located at 990 S Lake Leelanau Dr. Suggested donation is $10.   More...

Peninsula-wide walk for a cause

A Suttons Bay woman will be walking M-204 over Labor Day weekend to bring attention to another annual walk designed to fight hunger both locally and worldwide.  Linda Miller intends to walk both sides of M-204 — from one side of the count More...

Leland Methodist church begins Bible reading program

Leland Community United Methodist Church will begin the fall season with a program called “Community Bible Experience.”  Church members — and anyone interested in the community — are invited to begin the eight-week progra More...

Distillery, cidery discussed in Elmwood

Following a public hearing, the Elmwood Township Planning Commission last week recommended approval of a Zoning Ordinance amendment that would allow liquor tasting rooms at distilleries in the township’s agriculture district.  Similar zoni More...