Leelanau News and Events

Fig’s Will Reopen Inside TC’s State Street Market (But First, A Pop-Up Brunch This Sunday At Little Traverse Inn)

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 28, 2020

Leelanau said goodbye to longtime local favorite Fig's Breakfast & Lunch when it closed its Lake Leelanau location on September 11, but the Leelanau Ticker heard ... Read More >>

Leelanau Sales Hit High Water Mark In A Real Estate Market Gone Wild

By Ross Boissoneau | Oct. 28, 2020

Leelanau’s current real estate climate is creating a dramatic storyline, with anecdotes of overnight offers, cottages bought sight-unseen, 15-minute showings of “unicorn” houses, and listings ... Read More >>

Readying For A Fruitful Season: Cherry Public House Closes Temporarily To Shift Staff; Shady Lane Cellars Harvests In Quarantine Pods

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 28, 2020

It’s all hands on deck as cherry retailer Cherry Republic prepares for what they expect to be an extra busy holiday season. Cherry Public House ... Read More >>

David Arroyo: Grand Traverse Band’s New Chairman Shares His Vision

By Craig Manning | Oct. 26, 2020

It’s been a big year for Leelanau County’s David Arroyo. On August 14, the Suttons Bay resident was sworn in as the new chairman of ... Read More >>

How To Have A Very Leelanau Halloween

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 26, 2020

Treating friends, fam and neighbors for Halloween may be a little trickier than usual this year, but definitely doable. From witchy wine and pumpkin fudge, ... Read More >>

Small Businesses In Leelanau Township Can Apply For COVID-19 Relief Grants Now Through November 2

Oct. 26, 2020

A second round of grant funding supported by the Leelanau Township Community Foundation for local small businesses struggling to survive the effects of COVID-19 is ... Read More >>

Go Big: Recycling Lakefront Homes (And Empire’s Former Hardware Store) Launches A Trend

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 23, 2020

A next-level recycling project is underway at the site of the former Anchor Hardware in the village of Empire. What appears to be a slow ... Read More >>

Why Is Leelanau's Fall Color So Spectacular This Year? (An Expert Explains)

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 23, 2020

Word on the street — and out in the woods — across our coverage area is that 2020 has revealed the most beautiful, vibrant, lasting ... Read More >>

Property Watch: Home Sweet Home In Cedar

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 23, 2020

Family-friendly properties under $300,000 in Leelanau county are a precious commodity, so we leapt to share this just-listed, updated 1925 farmhouse (9083 S Hewitt Street, ... Read More >>

You Might Spot This Van In The Wild Today: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Launches New Mobile Visitor Center

Oct. 21, 2020

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore received delivery of a mobile visitor center to the park — just in time for its 50th anniversary today. If ... Read More >>

Leland Watercolor Artist Launches Towns of 22 Series (Omena Debuts Today)

Artist Kristin MacKenzie is painting her way around the Leelanau Peninsula and the coastline of Benzie County, ...

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Happy Birthday, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Fifty years ago today, the United States Congress established the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL), adding ...

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Personalities Of The Peninsula: Meet Northport’s Daniel Caudill

As the Creative Director of Shinola for the last decade, Daniel Caudill helped shape the iconic Detroit-based ...

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The Ancient Wine Wizardry Of Nathaniel Rose

Nathaniel Rose’s embrace of winemaking’s ancient methods isn’t the fastest way to financial wealth, but the 35-year-old ...

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