October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

THE MYSTERY SOLDIER

Northport man hopes to identify soldier pictured in Civil War photo

Bob Newell felt someone looking at him while working in his kitchen last week.  Newell was removing walls in his Shabwasung Street home when he noticed a small tintype photo. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with John O’Neill

Name: John O’Neill Town or township of residence: Downtown Cedar, in Solon Township. Resident since: Leelanau County since 1979, Cedar since 1988. More...

Zoning updated in S-B Township

The Suttons Bay Township Board last week adopted a series of Zoning Ordinance amendments on the recommendation of the township Planning Commission.  More...

S-B, Bingham fire has $918,000 fund balance

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority accepted a “clean” audit report last week from the Traverse City auditing firm Tobin & Co.  More...

Volunteers sought to help youth in juvenile system

Volunteers and tutors are needed for the county’s Regional Detention Support Services (RDSS) program to assist with delinquent wards of the court.  A part of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court/Family Division, the RDSS program began as an alt More...

Grand Traverse Lighthouse to host Haunted Lighthouse tours

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse will host its Haunted Lighthouse weekend Saturday and Sunday.  Take a spooky tour through the main floor of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keeper’s dwelling. More...

Arts Association to celebrate first birthday

The Northport Arts Association (NAA) will celebrate its first anniversary in the Village Arts Building with a members show this weekend.  The association was given the opportunity to serve as caretakers for the new facility when it opened last O More...

Wright graduates from Western

Kalynn Wright of Lake Leelanau graduated in June from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in social work.  A 2013 Leland High School graduate, Wright has been accepted into an accelerated master’s program for social More...

Fall bash

THERE WAS plenty of fun to be had Sunday at the third annual St. Mary Family Fall Bash and Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by the St. Mary Parent Teacher Organization. More...

Wien, Reurink exchange vows

Alexandra J. Wien and David J. Reurink of Greenville exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 6 in Cadillac. Pastor Ruth Overdier performed the ceremony.  More...

Northport to salute area vets with memorial at Haserot Park

For many local men who served in the Civil War the last soil to touch their boots was that of Northport. That’s where they boarded ships at what is now the G. Marsten Dame Marina to take them to the front lines. More...

County Cuisine

Homemade pasta entre adds warmth to autumn meal

Few things on this Earth are better than homemade pasta, and this week's recipe from Bella Fortuna delivers just that. More...

In Suttons Bay, good fund balance and record keeping

An audit conducted by a Traverse City firm offers glowing remarks about Suttons Bay Township record keeping — and shows a glowing fund balance as well.  The report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, outlined revenues and expenditur More...

Cleveland to consider Master Plan update

The Cleveland Township Board will consider adopting a new Master Plan at its next regular monthly meeting in November.  More...

Business Briefs: Pumpkin Fest set for Saturday in Glen Arbor

A celebration of fall will take place Saturday at Glen Arbor Township Park as the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce presents year two of Pumpkin Fest from noon to 4 p.m. More...

New group to provide memory loss support

A memory loss support group has been formed in Northport.  The purpose of this group is to give individuals who have been diagnosed with a memory loss disease such as Alzheimer’s, the opportunity to share experiences and talk with others i More...

Suttons Bay’s 3 names include Suttonsburg and Pleasant City

Village named for pioneer

The following is an excerpt from a history book published in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2004.   More...

Kings were married 60 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. King of Old Mission Peninsula marked their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday at an 8 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City.  Rev. James Hayden celebrated the Mass. More...

Heritage feted at Empire museum

“It was a good, fun-filled afternoon,” reported Dave Taghon, president of the Empire Area Heritage Group about a special day in the village. More...