October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Your plate has a story to share

Do you have a story about a license plate that’s all about Leelanau County?  Do you own one of the plates shown here?  Can we publish a photo of your customized plate in a future issue?  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Gaytha McVay

Name: Gaytha McVay  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.  Resident since: 2003.  Age and birthplace: Let's just say that I'm young at heart and I was born in Detroit, Mich.   More...

Vintners talk ripening reds as grape harvest rolls along

The 80-hour weeks aren’t enough to keep Lee Lutes from appreciating the little things about fall in Leelanau.  More...

Business Briefs: Leelanau Chamber puts together Ambassador program

A program designed to create networking opportunities and improve member benefits is in the works at the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (LPCC).  The LPCC Ambassadors program will task volunteers with serving on welcome committees, helpin More...

Bingham seeks input on ‘junk’ ordinance

Hearing not so formal

An informal public input session will be held Tuesday evening on whether the Bingham Township needs a junk and blight ordinance and, if so, what the ordinance should say.  The Township Board had set a formal “public hearing” on the t More...

County choir preparing for two concerts

The Leelanau Community Choir under the direction of Jonah Powell began rehearsals this week in preparation for its holiday concerts set for Dec. 2 and 3.  The group rehearses Mondays from 7-9 p.m. More...

International pianist to play with symphony

International performer Claire Huangci will make her local debut with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. More...

Family plans own craft show

A group of siblings plan to hold an arts and crafts show Saturday in Lake Leelanau.  The children of the late Harold and Lorraine Egeler will be at the VFW Post from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Dredging sought for Glen Lake

The Glen Arbor Township Board will accept public comment at 7 p.m. More...

Crowley family heirloom found after community-assisted search

A bracelet that meant so much to a family that for decades has summered along the shores of Lake Michigan has been found in a most undramatic way.  More...

It’s-a Italian Night; Rotarians serve spaghetti

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club will host its 17th annual Italian Dinner on Friday at Suttons Bay Public School.  Rotarians will be dishing up spaghetti with sauce prepared by Hansen Foods, along with salad, bread, dessert and bevera More...

Learn about eBooks

Downloading eBooks and magazines will be the focus of a computer workshop at the Leland Township Library next Thursday, Oct. More...

Steamboats launch early Leelanau development

The following is an excerpt from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County, compiled by Carol Drzewiecki for Solon Township. More...

Seniors, reserve your dinner

The Leelanau Community Church in Lake Leelanau will hold its annual harvest dinner for senior citizens on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Suttons Bay High School.  The turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Garden produces 721 pounds of veggies for Christian Neighbors

The first year for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) community garden is in the books, and organizers and volunteers consider it a resounding success.  “Our neighbors were so excited to have the produce this year,” said Mary Sta More...

‘Dish with Dems’ follows candidate visit to Leland

Leelanau Democrats will hold an informal social gathering today, Oct. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Two productions for Readers’ Theater

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) Readers’ Theater will hold auditions for “Remember the Night” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.  More...

Residents’ plates tell of pride for Leelanau

Jim Bemister of Bingham Township questions whether the term “vanity plate” is accurate for Leelanau drivers who choose to boast of their residency.  More...

Give your car a Leelanau look

It’s fairly easy to reserve and purchase a license plate that exclaims your support for Leelanau County and its villages.  All you need to find out is a computer or smart phone to find out if the letters you have in mind are still availabl More...

County Cuisine

After a day of apple picking, try making these cookies

One of Leelanau County’s greatest gifts is the taste of a hand-picked apple fresh off the tree. More...

Research station to host cider event

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center team invites all to check out the Orchard Tours and Cider Tasting event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. More...

Bingham commercial changes nixed

Expansion of district voted down

The boundaries of Bingham Township’s commercial district will not change anytime soon.  After more than a year of work, several public hearings and two failed votes at its regular monthly meeting last week, the Bingham Township Planning Co More...

Harvest, hops draw 1,400 to Empire

Mild temperatures helped to drew 1,400 to the fourth annual Empire Hops & Harvest Festival.  Front Street was closed from noon to 10 p.m. More...

Empire prepares to host Heritage Day

The Empire Area Heritage Group will celebrate Heritage Day Saturday at its museum complex in Village of Empire. From 1-4 p.m. More...

Dancing at Old Art Bldg.

Mykl Werth, instructor of dance at Northwestern Michigan College, will offer dance classes this fall at the Old Art Building in Leland.  Social dance will be offered on Tuesdays — Oct. 17 and 24, and Nov. More...

Lake Leelanau sensors up and recording

A $12,000 contribution from the Lake Leelanau Lake Association is helping to keep lake levels in line with a court order, even through a very wet summer.  But the more noticeable advantage for riparians will soon be found online, according to Jo More...

Library to host authors

The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library will host two author visits this month.  Heather Shumaker, author of “Saving Arcadia,” will talk Thursday, Oct. More...

Photo

NORTHPORT STUDENTS Brett Dyer and Karla Flores were crowned homecoming king and queen Saturday before North Bay’s soccer match against Traverse City Christian.   More...

County’s longest-serving prosecutor, WW II vet Glenn Aylsworth passes

The longest-serving prosecutor in Leelanau County history died Friday, Oct. 6 in Traverse City.  Glenn Aylsworth, 92, was born in Empire and served two years, from 1943-45 in the U.S. Army Air Crops, a forerunner to the U.S. Air Force. More...

New pastor blesses 107 quilts for the needy

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay held the Blessing of the Quilts event Sunday with their new pastor Jonathan Reid.  The Quilting Bee-lievers craft group have sewed 107 full-size and 27 baby/ lap-size quilts to donate to Lutheran World Rel More...

Neighbors raise $25,000 for the ‘magic of caring’

More than $25,000 was netted last Thursday at the “Celebrate the Magic of Caring” fund raiser for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN). More...

Rentenbach named to regional foundation bd.

The Community Foundation recently elected officers and six new directors for the 2017-18 board year. One is a Leelanau County resident.  Appointed was Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach of Maple City.  More...

Befitting Digs

G-A art nonprofit completing $711,000 building project

Glen Arbor will soon have a fitting home for its art community. A project begun in April to transform the diminutive Glen Arbor Arts Association (GAAA) building into a showcase for local and national talent will culminate next month. More...