February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

HOMEWARD BOUND

Persistence pays off as owner finds missing dog trapped beneath log

After a week in the cold and snow, Grizzly returned home to filet mignon and a warm bed.  More...

Put some palate-pleasing opossum in your casserole

Every family has initiation rites for people looking to marry into the family. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Ethan Gleason

Name: Ethan Gleason Town or township of residence: Empire Resident since: 2008 Age and birthplace: I am 17 years old and was born at Munson Hospital in Traverse City. More...

No crying at dinner theater; cast set to perform at Tucker’s

Some tickets remain

Three men, one woman, no script and no real food.  That’s the recipe for the fourth annual dinner theatre production of the Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC), which opens tomorrow night at Tucker’s of Northport.  More...

Retired personnel offer scholarship

Two scholarships are being offered for college students who will become juniors or seniors by the Leelanau County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired Personnel (MARSP).  The organization has provided four scholarships in the past thre More...

Coming to Suttons Bay: chili, skating and potluck

A nonprofit named Leelanau Investing For Teens (LIFT) will host a chili cook-off and skating party Sunday in Suttons Bay.  LIFT runs an after-school program at the Friendship Community Center in Suttons Bay.  Family skating will take place More...

Gauthiers celebrate 70th anniversary

Linus and Josephine Gauthier, who met will attending St. Mary School, tomorrow will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.  Linus Gauthier and the former Josephine Schaub, who now reside in Traverse City, exchanged vows on Feb. More...

Kulpa, Walter plan to wed

Bridgette Kulpa and Luke Walter are happy to announce their plans for an October wedding.  Parents of the bride-to-be are Derrek and Shirley Kulpa of Bingham Township. Parents of the groom-to-be are Matt and Shelly Walter of Suttons Bay.  More...

How to keep opossums out of your chicken coop

It can be a dangerous life for chickens residing in Leelanau County.  As fox, hawk, owl, coyote, raccoon and opossum all wander the winter woods, they also frequent local chicken coops in search of a free meal.  Jon Kunz of Cedar is frustra More...

TOPS AT GEOGRAPHY

SEVENTH GRADER Ryan McCreedy, right, was the winner of the Glen Lake Community School geography bee held last week. Also pictured from left are Henry Plumstead, who finished third, and Margaret Anthony, who was second.   More...

County Cuisine

Duchess, goose combine for delicious happy hour

Tucker's of Northport shares one of its most popular adult beverage recipes this week with what they call a Blushing Duchess. More...

Recycled art part of talk

The Glen Arbor Art Center (GAAC) will host a “Talk About Art” interview Sunday with two new exhibitors at the center.  Beth Bynum, a mixed media collage and assemblage artist; and Mary O’Neill, who works with fused recycled pla More...

South Fox Lighthouse cost $18,000 to build in 1867

Roe First Keeper

The following story and photos are taken from Kathleen Craker Firestone’s “The Fox Islands North and South.” More...

Essential oils discussed at Glen Lake library

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire on Tuesday will host a presentation about the use of essential oils.  Essential oils extracted from plants have been used for thousands of years for relaxation, beauty care, cleaning and for aromatherapy More...

Visitors visit and learn about Maritime Heritage

A steady stream of visitors stopped by the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) headquarters at the Discovery Center in Greilickville on Saturday during an open house.  More...

CHILI FOR A CAUSE

MORE THAN 250 people were served last Thursday at St. Mary School’s annual community service project organized as part of National Catholic Schools Week. Some $1,231 was raised for Leelanau Christian Neighbors.   More...