Leelanau News and Events

Get Ready For Palmer Woods 2.0, With 8 Miles Of New Mountain Bike Trails Built This Summer

By Emily Tyra | April 19, 2021

Trail construction will begin in May on three new loops at Leelanau’s marquee mountain bike destination, Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, according to Chad Jordan, Leelanau ... Read More >>

Suttons Bay Art Students Raise $2,900 To Support Local Eateries and Fight Local & Global Hunger

April 19, 2021

Written by Keegan Monroe, 11th Grade, Suttons Bay High School Getting a community to come together for any reason can be one of the best ... Read More >>

Memory Quilt In Progress To Honor Owner Of Cherry Country Quilters And Others Lost To COVID-19 In Leelanau Community

By Emily Tyra | April 19, 2021

At the end of March, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department reported the 16th COVID-19 death in Leelanau County. This tragic milestone moved Cherry Country Quilters staff ... Read More >>

By The Numbers: Leelanau Continues On A Real Estate Tear

By Ross Boissoneau | April 16, 2021

Real estate sales continue to show nearly unprecedented growth in the county. Last month, residential sales topped $21,000,000, besting all previous records for March. A ... Read More >>

The Bay Theatre Reopens April 30

April 16, 2021

The Bay in Suttons Bay is opening to public shows starting April 30 — kicking off with Gary Oldman in “Mank” — and continuing with films ... Read More >>

The Latest Leelanau Blotter and 911 Report

By Ticker Staff | April 16, 2021

The Leelanau Ticker's weekly look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls to the Leelanau Office of Emergency Management/911 dispatch. The following is excerpted ... Read More >>

Northport Pub & Grille To Open Early Summer In Former Tucker’s Space; Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Expanding On M-22

By Emily Tyra | April 16, 2021

“What’s coming to the Tucker’s space in Northport?” The answer is here at last. After a quiet build-up since the June purchase of the former ... Read More >>

BLDHD Plans School-Based Vaccine Clinics For 16- and 17-Year-Olds In Leelanau And Benzie

April 14, 2021

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is planning four school-based COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics for all 16–17-year-old students in the district as well as their eligible family ... Read More >>

Prescribed Burns Coming This Spring In The Sleeping Bear Dunes

April 14, 2021

The National Park Service plans to conduct a prescribed fires this spring at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The four 2021 treatment units cover just ... Read More >>

Leelanau's State Of The Farmland

By Emily Tyra | April 14, 2021

Leelanau Conservancy is coming off a banner year, according to Kim Hayes, its farmland and easement programs director: “We closed on 13 acquisition projects in ... Read More >>

New Northport Clay Works Studio Coming

The Northport Arts Association (NAA) has developed a plan to renovate the office building next door to ...

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Property Watch: Historic Hohnke Homestead And 217-Acre Fruit Farm

A quintessential Leelanau farmstead, long home to the Hohnke family on the county road that bears its ...

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Join A Virtual Dinner Party With Friends (And Chefs) Abra Berens & Evan Hanczor

After her robustly attended winter virtual cooking classes hosted by Leelanau’s four libraries, Abra Berens returns for ...

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Lake Association And GT Band Combating “Most Serious Threat Lake Leelanau Has Ever Faced”

“This is the beginning of a long fight,” Lake Leelanau Lake Association President Tom Hiatt says of ...

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