December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

EVERGREEN: Bells of Christmas provide scent, sights of the season

Walking into the workshop that is Bells of Christmas Gift Shop and Farmers Market is a sensory delight.  The first step in the door the scent of fresh evergreens, balsam fire, cedar, waft through the air. More...

Sexton job ‘anything but morbid’ in Leland

Leland Township sexton Barb Woods thought her new job might be morbid, but she applied anyway.  It’s been anything but, reports the Lake Leelanau resident who just completed her first season.  She’s had to become part sleuth.&nb More...

County Cuisine

Pork and cheese; you can’t go wrong

Trish’s Dishes located in Leland provides sandwiches packed with nutrition and flavor. They are opened 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch. More...

New name for county department emphasizing construction safety

For nearly all of this decade, it’s been called the “Leelanau County Construction Codes Authority,” which people still often refer to simply as the “Inspections Department.”  As of last month, however, it has a new More...

Madrigal concert this weekend

The Leelanau Children’s Choir and Youth Ensemble will perform their 26th annual Madrigal Concert Friday and Saturday at the Leland Community Methodist Church.  All are welcome to attend the concerts performed by children age 8 to 18 from a More...

Holiday concert in Npt. Sunday

Nancy Flanagan of Cedar will be front and center Sunday for the annual Christmas Concert at the Northport Community Art Center. She plays flute with the Northport Community Band and sings with the Village Voices. More...

Applesauce bee yields 60 gallons

Applesauce made from Leelanau County apple orchards is being sent downstate to feed the hungry. More...

History's Mysteries

Northport group seeks help to identify photo subjects

Over the years that the Northport Area Museum has been in operation, we have had many donations of photographs. More...

Merry Marketplace showcases talent

More than 100 people turned out for the annual Merry Marketplace Saturday at the Old Art Building in Leland.  The turnout was small compared to previous years, but that wasn’t all bad, according to Linda Sprout, assistant director of the L More...

Sixty attend Cedar event

Some 60 people — old and young alike — gathered Sunday in Cedar for the annual “Make and Take” Christmas event, organized by the Cedar Area Community Foundation (CACF).  More...

Hanukkah celebration begins for local families

For Deb Kuhn and Judy Levin, Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday commemorating the miracle of one night’s worth of oil lasting eight nights, is a celebration of love, warmth, family and food.  Hanukkah began at sunset Sunday and will run through More...

Provemont craft show on Saturday

The 7th annual Provemont Arts and Crafts Show is set for Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Brandon Wheeler

Name: Brandon Wheeler  Town: Leland  Resident of county since: 2 years  Age and birthplace: 30, Saginaw  Occupation: Teacher for four years at Leland   More...

Upgrades to improve EMS communication

Leelanau County Sheriff deputies on the road and in the jail will have an easier time communicating with each other, the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center, the county Prosecuting Attorney’s office and other agencies through a new $341,000 Computer Aided Di More...

Elmwood grapples with zoning

Elmwood Township officials are still struggling with how to regulate “special events” on agriculturally zoned properties and are facing increasing pressure in federal court over zoning ordinance language they adopted to that effect earlie More...

‘Clear path’ for safety, health

Northern Building Supply and the cycling group Norte are offering a new community program aimed at promoting good health as well as safety this winter.  The program, called “Clear Path to Health” will provide shovels free of charge t More...

Holiday festival celebrated

The Suttons Bay Holiday Festival, over the weekend, was a rousing success, according to Chamber of Commerce President Karen Pontius.  More...

‘Wonderful Life’ at Glen Lake

Glen Lake Community School will present “It’s a Wonderful Life-Radio Version” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-15 in the school auditeria.  More...

‘Celebrate’ event in S-B

The Friendship Community Center will host its annual “Celebrate” event Friday, Dec. 14.  The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

Lions name contest winners

The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club has named the winners in its annual peace poster contest.  St. More...

S-B students to perform

Suttons Bay middle and high school students will perform “A Seussified Christmas Carol” Friday and Saturday, Dec. More...

Lights to shine in Fishtown

This holiday season the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS) will light the rooftops of Leland’s historic Fishtown with strings of white lights.  FPS has scheduled a lighting event, “Fishtown in Lights” on Saturday, Dec. More...