January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

New Year, New Beginnings

Exercise, getting key to mental health

New year’s resolutions often include getting more exercise and working to become physically fit. But exercise is equally as important to mental health. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Laura Wiesen

Name: Laura Wiesen Town: I live just outside Glen Arbor on Dunn’s Farm Road. More...

County Cuisine

Soup tastes good; good for you

Have you been trying to get over of a cold? Have the sniffles? Or a sore throat got you down? A hot bowl of healthy soup may be just what you need to help you recover. More...

Bunek re-elected board chair

The newly-seated Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was sworn into office Jan. 3 by retiring 86th District Court Judge Thomas J. Phillips just prior to the board’s annual organizational meeting.  More...

Beamsley named director

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation recently elected five new directors of 2019, including Elmwood Township resident Terry Beamsley.  Beamsley brings experience in both the art and nonprofit sectors with her in her new roles as boar More...

Big lake challenge for loggers

The following story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.”  While there were plenty of close calls, no lives were lost among the stranded or the rescuers.  More...

Deaths and divorces up in ‘18

For the second straight year, the county’s vital statistics saw increases in deaths and divorces in 2018, according to the Leelanau County Clerk’s Office. More...

Trip part of Leland experience

My classmates and I had a rather unconventional Thanksgiving this year. More...

Scott to speak

Leelanau County photographer Ken Scott will be the featured speaker at the next Talk About Art program, Jan. More...

New year good time to shape up financially

A new year can mean new goals for a person’s health and other aspects of his or her life.  One area that may get overlooked is a person’s financial wellness.  More...

BEHIND THE PAGES OF THE LEELANAU ENTERPRISE

At the Enterprise, like any business, our strength is our employees. We are blessed to have a team of dedicated professionals working hard to produce the best possible product. Each week we will publish this feature to showcase one of our employees. More...

Fire damages older home

Firefighters worked for nearly six hours Saturday to extinguish a blaze that heavily damaged a home in Bingham Township.  No injuries were reported. More...

Hearing on storage facility to continue

A highly visible complex of large commercial storage buildings planned for the corner of Center Highway and Bingham Road in Bingham Township will be the subject of a continued public hearing next month. More...

Poverty summit in Npt. Sunday

“Invisible Leelanau — 2019 — Poverty in Paradise” is the title of a special program Sunday at Trinity Church in Northport.  County commissioner Ty Wessell will present an overview at the 1 p.m. More...

Commissioners sworn, take bus tour of county

Following a swearing-in ceremony and an annual organizational meeting last Thursday, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioner embarked on a four-hour tour of Leelanau County aboard a bus provided by the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA). More...

Northport students win big

Northport art students took second place overall and was the People’s Choice in the 12 Days of Christmas holiday display in Traverse City. More...

Joyce elected chair

Bob Joyce was elected chairman of the Leelanau County Road Commission last week.  “I’m truly honored,” he said. More...

Nearly 70 on NMC dean’s list

Nearly 70 county residents were named to the dean’s list for fall semester at Northwestern Michigan College.  More...

Montessori move-in

Children, families and staff from Leelanau Montessori Charter School Academy began 2019 by moving from leased space in Suttons Bay to a new facility — all their own — in Lake Leelanau. More...