Leelanau News and Events

The (Almost Lost) Legacy Of Leelanau County Poor Farm

By Emily Tyra | April 9, 2020

Leelanau County’s Poor Farm Barn just received approval from the Michigan History Center to receive an official Michigan Historic Marker, becoming the 44th recognized site in Leelanau County. But the landmark white barn — and its history of helping the county care for its neediest residents — was close to being lost forever.

The barn was to be demolished, explains Laurel Jeris, when she along with fellow county residents Steve Stier and Barbara Siepker set out to save the structure. “In November 2018 the Leelanau County board of commissioners sent out an RFP to contractors for an estimate of cost to demolish the Poor Farm Barn, which is part of the ...

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Quarantine Wine: Wineries Shift To Shipping

Leelanau Peninsula wineries have implemented shipping deals and partnerships to keep business flowing and customers stocked up ...

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Grassroots Food Relief Benefits Restaurants and Seniors

A new grassroots food relief outreach has been started by members of Suttons Bay Congregational Church, spearheaded ...

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Mountain Bike Trails At Palmer Woods Not Yet Open

The Leelanau Conservancy announced this week that during the Governer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), the mountain ...

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Beavers, Celebrities And Locals Share Northport’s Woolsey Airport

Northport’s Clinton F. Woolsey Memorial Airport is having troubles, but not those related to what most other airports ...

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Little Traverse Inn Is Feeding Neighbors

Chef Graeme Leask and the staff at Little Traverse Inn have started a “Feed the Community” initiative, ...

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Today Thursday, April 9, 2020

8:00 AM

Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping"

Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Call for Artists: "Sense of Home" Annual Community Fundraiser Exhibit

Presented by Higher Art Gallery to benefit Pete's Place, which is a branch of Child & Family Services ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Living Through the Corona Virus

The National Writers Series has launched a web site, "Life in the Time of Virus." They want to ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

How to Help

Bored? Feeling helpless? Contact your local hospital to see which supplies they need, such as masks, gloves, hand ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library

To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s ... More Info >>

9:15 AM

Stretch Goal of 24 Miles Family Walk Challenge

Join this challenge to walk 24 miles with your immediate family before April 30. Outside isn't cancelled! More Info >>

10:30 AM

WRCNM Provides Phone Help

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan will provide counseling, advocacy, safety planning & therapy services by phone. The agency’s 24-Hour ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Free Community Lunches Daily

Espresso Bay & The Chef's In are providing free bagged lunches for healthcare workers, people over 60 & ... More Info >>

5:00 PM

Digital Services

Even with many closings, digital services are available at various libraries! Visit your library's web site for info. More Info >>

5:30 PM

"Along the Way: Vistas & Views"

Featuring the landscape paintings of artist Barbara Reich. Meet the Artist Opening Reception: Fri., March 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Runs ... More Info >>

6:30 PM

First National Writers Series Virtual Author Event

Featuring New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan & guest host Rochelle Riley. McMillan's latest book is "It’s ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Facebook Live & Local Concert Series

Featuring Jack M. Senff. Presented by the Dennos Museum Center and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology. More Info >>

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