February 7, 2019 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Cedar knitter part of ‘maker culture’

As technology grows ever more inextricably combined with our daily lives, it sometimes seems that the things our parents and grandparents did to occupy their time fade away. More...

McCreedy wins Glen Lake bee

Ryan McCreedy, an eighth grade student, won first place out of 229 students competing in the school-level National Geographic GeoBee at Glen Lake Community School on January 18. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jeff Beamsley

Name: Jeff Beamsley  Town: Elmwood Township  Resident of county since: Part-time 2008, full-time 2018  Age and birthplace: 68 - Monroe, Wisconsin   More...

Bingham Township hopes to develop waterfront park

Bingham Township officials hope to develop a half-acre waterfront park on West Grand Traverse Bay directly abutting a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boat launch on M-22 near Hilltop Road. More...

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LEELANAU MONTESSORI head of school Eric Royston cut the ribbon Friday, officially marking the opening of the new Montessori school in Lake Leelanau.   More...

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SHAWN GRANT and Grace McKillip were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday night at Lake Leelanau St. Mary.   More...

‘Faustine’ teacher/ poet at Native village

Fall-cleaning some poorly-labeled files, I came across a letter, under the pen-name Faustine, to the Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, dated September 6, 1868 (published September 17), from a teacher at “Omoneesville” (Onumunese Village, historic More...

O’Malley settles into House seat

It’s been exactly one month since freshman Michigan legislator Jack O’Malley assumed his seat in the House of Representatives. More...

Fishtown Society to celebrate mortgage repayment tonight

The Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS) has reached a milestone and will celebrate tonight. After 12 years, the non-profit organization will make its final payment today on its Fishtown property with a $780,600 balloon payment. More...

New trustee tapped for Northport Village seat

The Village of Northport has a new trustee.  Cheryl Myers was unanimously voted to the position at a special meeting of Village of Northport Council Friday.  Before the vote was taken, council held a discussion, as village trustees gave end More...

Women know ins/outs of weaving

Cathy Boissoneau eagerly awaited a package in the mail last fall. For the previous two to three years, Boissoneau, of Empire said she had been researching rigid heddle tabletop looms, so she could try her hand at weaving. 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...

County Cuisine

Sweet, sticky, pecan rolls, yum

As the weather turns colder, we instinctually start craving fatty, sugary comfort foods in preparation for the lean winter months. More...

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THE SUTTONS BAY Robotics team is halfway through the ‘building season’ and are working toward its first competition March 7-9 in St. Joseph. Pictured, with a mentor (left) are students Otto Mork (middle) and Eric Smith.   More...

Leelanau County working toward updating general plan

A “General Plan Committee” of the Leelanau County Planning Commission was meeting again this week to consider amendments to a plan that was first adopted in 1995 and updated three times since then, most recently in 2012.  More...

Chief paid through end of year

Details have emerged regarding the retirement agreement between Glen Arbor Township and former Glen Lake Fire Department Chief John Dodson, who stepped down from the position Nov. 30. More...

Firefighter’s family is in need of help

The county firefighting is getting behind a fellow firefighter/EMT whose daughter was born several months premature.  Nate Gooden and his wife, Maggie(Kolarik) Gooden, of Omena are the parents of a baby girl born Jan. More...

Photographer to speak in Npt.

The Northport Arts Association will host photographer Bill Muempfers at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Village Arts Building.  Muempfers has been a photographer since he was given a camera as a child. More...

Program re-set after snow

A program on the new business tax law, postponed last month due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled. Jason P. Tank, certified financial analyst, will be at the Leland Lodge Tuesday at 7 p.m. More...

Storytelling at ‘Talk About Art’

The Glen Arbor Arts Center will explore the season of winter through stories with Karen Stein, Sunday during the GAAC’s next installment of “Talk About Art.”  More...

Coordinator seat remains vacant

The status of the Village of Northport’s administrative coordinator is hanging in an unexpected state of uncertainty. More...

Turnout good for 4-H event

Dozens of kids and family members participated in a “4H-4All” event Saturday at the Maple City Lions Club building.  The event was “an absolute blast,” according to Leelanau County 4-H program coordinator Rosali Collier.& More...