November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Winter weather has arrived

First snow since April recorded

It’s back.  Over the weekend, county residents saw the first significant snow of the season — the first since mid-April storm that dumped 20 inches over a three-day period.  From Friday through Sunday, 10 inches was recorded in More...

County Cuisine

Warm up with tasty sauerbraten

Anderson’s Market brings a German pot roast packed with tons of flavor. This roast will be sure to warm you up as the weather drops and snow starts to fall. More...

Elmwood board hires firm for marina update project

Elmwood Township will use its “engineering firm of record” to finalize plans for a major upgrade of the township marina over the next two years.  More...

Special meeting set to work on budget

The Elmwood Township Board conducted a special “budget workshop” meeting on Friday afternoon in preparation for the new fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2019.  At the special Nov. More...

Kids’ museum activities listed

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Elmwood Township will offer three special activities early next month.  Students in preschool through elementary age are welcome to participate.  There will be a “Popsicle Stick Snowflake&rd More...

Hubbells of Cedar welcome baby girl

Tim and Hannah Hubbell of Cedar are the proud parents of a baby girl born Sunday evening at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Michelle Grace Hubbell weighed 7 lbs., 10 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length.  Maternal grandparen More...

Toys for Tots boxes out

The annual Toys for Tots campaign got under way this week in Leelanau County with the distribution of 35 donation boxes at locations throughout the county.  County coordinators of the campaign, Pat and Dave Myers of Cedar, delivered most of the More...

Middle school writings shared

Don Karg, One of Millions   More...

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THE SUTTONS BAY-LEELANAU County Rotary Club supports a youth exchange program in which local youth study abroad and foreign students are hosted, attending school locally. More...

Group reflects on ground gained in ‘poor farm’ effort

After standing neglected and abandoned for decades, the property known as the Poor Farm Barn has seen a flurry of activity in the last year and a half due to the efforts of the Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society (LCHPS), its volunteers, pa More...

Artisans needed for marketplace

The Empire Area Community Center is seeking artisans and craftpersons to be vendors for the annual Empire Artisan Market, set for Nov. 24. Tabletop space and booths are available from $35 ro $55 for the event, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

100th anniversary of Armistice Day marked

A cold, snowy Veterans Day again this year saw about 100 people taking shelter in the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Lake Leelanau on Sunday for the annual observance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  That was when an Armist More...

Software problem forces Glen Lake to go ‘old school’

Students and parents from Glen Lake Community School may need to go “old school” this winter to learn whether classes will be called due to weather.  A computer software change has complicated the district’s ability to inform p More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Gary DeVol

Name: Gary Devol  Town: Suttons Bay Township  Resident of county since: 2015  Age and birthplace: 58, Bethesda, Md.   More...

Friends hire head of marketing

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes has added a new fund development director, Jim Gribble, who will be responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising efforts for the organization.  Gribble brings decades of marketing experien More...

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COUNTY DEPUTIES responded to eight separate traffic crashes from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday. This accident occurred on South Lake Leelanau Drive and Morio Road in Bingham Township. There were no injuries.   More...

Big money raised at St. Mary ‘gold rush’

More than 300 persons were rounded up for St. Mary School’s “Gold Rush” fundraiser Saturday which raised more than $60,000 for the Lake Leelanau school. More...

Conservation district staff lauded for efforts

The Leelanau Conservation District (LCD) has been named the 2018 Michigan Envirothon District of the Year. More...

Full house for G-L vets event

Veterans Day is a day of remembrance.  Glen Lake Community Schools Monday took the morning to remember all those who fought for the country and reflect on the importance of the day.  More...

Friends launch book drive

A holiday tradition continues Saturday as the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library kicks off their annual book drive. More...

Holiday needs program set

The Leelanau Holiday Needs Program will soon be registering families to participate.  The program, set for Wednesday, Dec. More...

Lumber was king on Fox Islands

Wood was used for fruit packaging

The following is story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.”  The Kelley Lumber Company purchased timber rights on North Fox Island in 1906 and hired E. A. More...

Donations sought for senior gift bags

Leelanau County Senior Services are collecting items for its “Comfort and Joy” holiday bags to be distribute to seniors next month.  Needed items include non-perishable food, toiletries, and miscellaneous fun items to fill the bags.& More...

Grad students to examine renewable energy in county

The Northport Energy group will be hosting a “brown bag” (bring your lunch if you like) presentation Saturday by a graduate student team researching renewable energy in Leelanau County.  More...