May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

An Ode to Moms

County moms share birthing experiences in time for Mother’s Day

The process may be the same, but the story is always unique.  With each child, the birth experience is different — some a little slower, some a little faster. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Taylor Devol

Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: My family moved here from Ohio in 2015.  Age and birthplace: 19 and Toledo, Ohio.  Occupation: Full-time student.   More...

Business Briefs: Wine, cheese and chocolate newsmakers this week

This summer, four peninsula wineries will raise their glasses to honor a grape-growing pioneer. More...

Nothing says thanks like cherry pie

The efforts of Glen Lake teachers were recognized last week with gifts of pies from Cherry Republic.  More...

Road Commission head urges caution

Plow trucks may be parked for the season, but paving has just begun. More...

Help for women who want to quit

The head of the two-county health department is trying to elicit support for mothers who are contemplating an end to smoking. More...

SHORT RETIREMENT

FORMER LELAND Township clerk Jane Keen swore in new clerk Lisa Brookfield at Keen’s retirement party held on Friday, April 27. More...

League to hold annual meeting

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will host its annual dinner and meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at the Homestead Resort near Glen Arbor. More...

Mother’s Day created for peace

In the United States, the origins of Mother’s Day go back to 1870, when abolitionist Julia Ward Howe worked to establish a Mother’s Peace Day. More...

Orban watched by family while getting 2 diplomas

Aaron Christopher Orban graduated with honors from Davenport University on April 29, receiving his degree at Van Andel Arena.  Orban, a 2014 Suttons Bay graduate, received a bachelor of applied arts degree in integrated professional studied from More...

Four authors speak about Leelanau history

The Leelanau Historical Society will host an event for history writers, researchers, genealogists, publishers and authors on Tuesday, May 22. More...

Meeting for those seeking affordable housing

An informational meeting for county families interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity - Grand Traverse Region for affordable housing will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, May 21, in Suttons Bay.  Habitat is searching for families and individ More...

Enter your ‘spear’ poetry

The Glen Lake Library in Empire will once again host an “Ode to Asparagus” poetry contest as part of the upcoming Empire Asparagus Festival.  More...

‘Experiment’ returns to Leland

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will welcome back The B. More...

Sought: actors with brain, heart, courage

The Northport Community Arts Center (NCAC) has set auditions for the musical “The Wizard of Oz,” which will be performed in late July and early August.  The production will provide a “reimagining” of the classic MGM music More...

In Leelanau Spring babies ‘make the farm feel alive’

Springtime means babies. Just ask any farmer or rancher. It’s like Christmas for some folks — all of that fuzzy, furry cuteness running, hopping and frolicking in the fields. More...

County Cuisine

Old-time favorite soup pairs nicely with grilled cheese

It's back to the basics this week, thanks to Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor. Tomato soup is a family favorite for lunch or paired with a grilled cheese sandwich at the dinner hour. More...

Glen Lake looks at bringing health insurance in-house

A change to the district health insurance coverage that could provide coverage while costing less is being discussed by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  Board members during a special meeting last Wednesday, May 2, discussed a change that coul More...

Amendment would ‘legalize’ hundreds of pole buildings in G-A Township

A Zoning Ordinance amendment that will, in effect, legalize hundreds of non-conforming accessory buildings was recommended for approval last week by Glen Arbor Township planners.  The planners voted unanimously last Thursday, May 3, to recommen More...

Neighbors protest tractor display; Tribe tries to sell Bingham property

Two projects that were subjects of considerable public interest and anticipation in Bingham Township will apparently not move forward.  They are a tractor display lot on M-22 and a tribally-owned “business incubator” on Bingham Road. More...

Volunteers sought for Empire playground project

The Village of Empire will host a two-day workbee to construct a new play structure at Empire Beach.  Four or five people are needed Friday to prepare the site. Work will include digging holes, unwrapping equipment and some pre-assembly. More...

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HERB SUDEMANN, firefighter/EMT with Cedar Area Fire and Rescue, right, was recently certified as a fire apparatus engineer the University of Illinois. This is a nationally-recognized program endorsed by the National Fire Academy. More...

Message for mothers around world

Midwife and women’s rights advocate Geradine Simkins implores mothers and their children to appreciate the origins of “Mother’s Day” before it became what she’s coined as a ‘Hallmark card extravaganza.’  More...

Northport grad feted by dean, impresses those around her

A Leelanau County college student on Friday completed a very successful school year. More...

Field guide author to offer presentation in Leland

Leland Township Library will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with a presentation by James Dake, author of the Grass River Natural Area’s “Field Guide to Northwest Michigan” on Friday, May 25.  The in-depth field guide, which More...

S. Fox Island ‘keepers to the rescue

Shipwrecks and Rescues

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

Deadline here for Johnson Foundation scholarship

The Paul T. and Frances B. More...

‘Strong’ Northport kids bike to school

Spring weather can be perfect for two-wheeled adventures. More...

Award-winning band to perform in Suttons Bay

The Friends of Fine Arts at Suttons Bay School will host the popular Michigan folk group, “The Crane Wives” on Friday, May 18, in the school auditorium.  In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins f More...