Leelanau News and Events

4 Homes In Leelanau Under $250k: Inside The Desperate Hunt For Affordable Housing

By Emily Tyra | May 10, 2021

The tsunami of people buying property on the Leelanau Peninsula — many second-home shoppers from downstate and out of state — have led to bidding wars and a surreal house-hunting experience not unlike a gameshow. But for young locals seeking a path toward home ownership in their home county, this overheated market has forced what was already a precarious position into one much more dire.

There’s an inventory issue, certainly; but it’s most glaring in the starter home range, specifically: As of press time, there were 99 single family homes listed in Leelanau County (the majority with contingent offers or pending sales). Of those, there were 20 single family homes ...

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Striving To Be Recycling Superstars In Leelanau County

Leelanau County is launching a major countywide campaign to improve the quality of materials residents recycle at ...

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Some Of The Region’s Top Chefs -- Including Those At Blu and 9 Bean Rows -- Share Their Secret Weapons

In the latest issue of the Northern Express, (the Leelanau Ticker’s sister publication) check out ...

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Property Watch: Lake Life In Empire

For those who have wondered who lives in the beach house perched next to the lighthouse at ...

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Inland Seas Goes Year-Round, Putting Suttons Bay In The Spotlight For Great Lakes Education Statewide

After 31 years of successful shipboard programming — and a recent investment in the renovation of its ...

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Manitou Island Transit Resumes Service To The Islands This Summer

The Mishe-Mokwa is back in action. After the first season docked in over 100 years, Manitou Island ...

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Today Monday, May 10, 2021

7:00 AM

Virtual 2021 Bayshore Marathon

Featuring a marathon, half marathon & 10K. Register. More Info >>

8:00 AM

Iceman Cometh Virtual Training Challenge

Ride 500, 1,000, or 3,000 miles to prepare for the 2021 Bell's Iceman Cometh Challenge presented by Trek. ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Mini Masterpieces

Outdoor exhibit. Tiny works will be hung on trees along the GAAC’s gravel walkway from Lake Street to ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Accepting Boat Auction Donations

Maritime Heritage Alliance is now accepting donations of watercraft & nautical gear for the upcoming June 5th Boat ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Concert of Color - Works by Richard Stocker

Over 25 of Stocker’s paintings will be on display, & the artist will be on site four days ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Disability Network Men's Group: Zoom Meetings

Mondays, 10am through May 24. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Manitou Music Poster Competition - Call For Entry

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

A Celebration: The Paintings of Amy L. Clark-Carels

Runs May 3 - Aug. 31. Featuring many paintings of local landmarks — from Alligator Hill to interior ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art

This exhibit explores the imaginative ways that air is used as a tool to create large-scale sculptures. The ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Call for Artists

Artists' submissions will be considered for participation in "Artists for Wings of Wonder." This exhibit/fundraiser will be comprised ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Call-For-Entries: Everyday Objects Exhibition

The exhibition runs Aug. 27 – Oct. 28. Online applications for this juried show may be submitted through ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Clothesline Exhibit Call-for-Entries

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoors. The Clothesline Exhibit, July 24 – Aug. 27, is ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Disability Network Women's Group, Sharing Herstory: Zoom Meetings

Mondays, 11am through May 24. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Members Create Exhibition

On display: 41 works in both 2D & 3D by northern Michigan artists & beyond. The online version ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Rosé All May with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

For an advance ticket purchase price of $35, ticket holders can enjoy a 3 oz. glass of rosé ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Collective Impulse - Online Exhibit

Featuring the work of artists Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher & Susan Moran. The three artists met in Ann Arbor ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Traverse City Uncorked

Featuring self-guided tours of more than 40 area wineries while offering incentives, hotel discounts & a chance to ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Meet with State Rep. John Roth

Share your ideas & concerns. 517-373-1766. More Info >>

6:00 PM


For women cyclists who are interested in friendship, fitness & fun. Presented by Cherry Capital Cycling Club & ... More Info >>

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