October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Mentors contribute to student success

Maybe the Beatles had it right: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” At least that’s what area schools have found is essential for students - only these friends may be considered anything but typical, based on an age gap t More...

Facilities master plan in hand at Glen Lake

A facilities master plan, which includes a performing arts center and an outdoor locker room for girls, is in the hands of the Glen Lake Board of Education.  Mike Howard of GMB Architects appeared before the school board last month with the find More...

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GLEN LAKE and Leland Public School sent representatives last month to the fall conference of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools. More...

Snowfall contest deadline looming

It’s never too early to think snow.  Just ask the people living near Marquette who woke up to one to two inches of Friday morning.  Last Thursday, the day began with temperatures in the 70s and dropped to a chilly 48 degrees within th More...

Hoppin’ time in Empire

Scattered rain showers and chilly temperatures did not deter hundreds of people from enjoying craft beer, music and local cuisine Saturday at the Empire Hops & Harvest Festival.  “We drove up here just for this,” said Bruce and C More...

Heritage Day set in Empire

Celebrate the greatness of the past this weekend with Heritage Day. The Saturday afternoon event features fun for the whole family at the Empire Area Museum Complex from 1 to 4 p.m.  More...

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FIBER ART was on display and for sale at the Old Art Building in Leland this weekend during an M-22 Art Tour that included three other venues.   More...

‘Enrichment’ program OK’d by Npt.

Students at Northport Public School will soon enjoy a more robust middle school experience. More...

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JOSEPH SIEMIANTKOWSKI and Andrew Dotterweich, from left, were in front of Buntings Cedar Market Saturday collecting donations for the Knights of Columbus.   More...

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DOWNSTATE CONTRACTORS working for the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council conduct the last household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event of the season Saturday at Cherry Bend Park in Elmwood Township. More...

Siblings plan craft show

A group of four siblings, children of the late Harold and Lorraine Egeler, will host a craft fair Saturday at the VFW Post in Lake Leelanau.  “It’s All Relative” craft fair, set for 9 a.m. More...

G-L moving to all paramedics

The alarm sounds, and the Glen Lake Fire Department is ready to respond. Not only are the firefighters ready, but the EMTs and paramedics are as well. More...

Great satisfaction helping others

Flexible hours a 'perk'

Legacy is important for Russell Korson and Greg Johnson, which helps explain why they pursued careers in firefighting. They would recommend the path to others. Both work for Leland Township Fire and Rescue. More...

Equipment, staff ready to rescue

Leelanau’s northernmost township has big plans to help its residents. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Eddie Pleva

Name: Eddie Pleva  Town: Kasson Township  Resident of county since: 2001  Age and birthplace: 19, Warren, Mich.   More...

County Cuisine

Strawberry pie for national day

Strawberries may be out of season but this strawberry cream pie from Chimoski Bakery will never be. This pie might sound familiar as Chimoski Bakery was on TV 29 & 8 Friday September 28 to celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie day. More...

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SYDNEY HAZELTON and Joey Fosmore were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday at Glen Lake Community School.   More...

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STRONG WINDS throughout the week blew over the Good Harbor Vineyards sign last Thursday, and broke it in two pieces.   More...

Housing plan given first OK

Plans to build 14 residential rental units in four buildings on Herman Road just south of the Suttons Bay Public Schools campus will move ahead following preliminary approval last week by the Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission.  More...

Bingham PC gets first look at plans

Bingham planners last week took an initial look at a project that could substantially “transform” the vacant corner of County Road 633 (Center Highway) and County Road 618 (Bingham Road).  More...

Road shoulders to be paved

Bikers and pedestrians at the northernmost part of the peninsula may soon have a smoother ride. A citizen-led effort by Leelanau Township resident Don Frerichs has resulted in the support of the township board to install hard shoulders on Co. Rd. More...

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GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers addresses the homecoming crowd Friday during the Salute to Service before the game.   More...

From North Unity to Good Harbor, families carve out life from wilderness

This is the fifth of a series of articles on the story of Good Harbor, adapted from Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931 by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at local bookstores or from the author, www.thisonly.org  More...

Marina redevelopment gains ground

Plans to redevelop the Elmwood Township Marina over the next few years took another step forward this week with the Township Board deciding to solicit bids from firms that could oversee the project. More...

Zoning change to allow spirit tasting in Elmwood

Plans to open a “spirits tasting room” at a new distillery in Elmwood Township received a boost from the Township Board this week.  The board Monday night gave a nod to a zoning ordinance amendment that will allow distilleries to off More...

'Here to help whenever people need it'

Cedar fire makes great strides

The fire department with the largest coverage area in the county has come a long way in the past nine months. More...

Fire open house set

The Elmwood Township Fire Department is continuing to grow, especially since August when township voters approved a new, higher property tax levy to support their firefighters and emergency medical technicians. More...

Firefighting offers flexible hours, benefits

You won’t hear many complaints from Russell Korson about his job. Korson, a firefighter for Leland Township Fire and Rescue, would suggest young people consider emergency services as a career. More...

Busy dept. operates ‘tight ship’

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Department responds to 700 to 800 calls per year and is the “busiest fire and rescue department in Leelanau County,” according to Rich Bahle, president of board of the Suttons Bay- Bingham Fire and More...