Leelanau News and Events

Quarantine Wine: Wineries Shift To Shipping

April 9, 2020

Leelanau Peninsula wineries have implemented shipping deals and partnerships to keep business flowing and customers stocked up during the shelter-in-place mandate. Bel Lago in Cedar ... Read More >>


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 ... Read More >>


Grassroots Food Relief Benefits Restaurants and Seniors

By Emily Tyra | April 9, 2020

A new grassroots food relief outreach has been started by members of Suttons Bay Congregational Church, spearheaded by residents Jim and Ann Muennich. Says Jim, ... Read More >>


Mountain Bike Trails At Palmer Woods Not Yet Open

April 9, 2020

The Leelanau Conservancy announced this week that during the Governer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), the mountain bike trails at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve remain ... Read More >>


Beavers, Celebrities And Locals Share Northport’s Woolsey Airport

By Emily Tyra | April 6, 2020

Northport’s Clinton F. Woolsey Memorial Airport is having troubles, but not those related to what most other airports around the globe are experiencing. The airport's been ... Read More >>


Little Traverse Inn Is Feeding Neighbors

By Emily Tyra | April 6, 2020

Chef Graeme Leask and the staff at Little Traverse Inn have started a “Feed the Community” initiative, announcing certain nights they are cooking for the ... Read More >>


Help For Leelanau County Residents In Crisis

April 6, 2020

Board members at the Leelanau Township Community Foundation (LTCF) recently announced a partnership with Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN): “We are aware of the rapidly emerging ... Read More >>


Here's What Social Distancing Outdoors In Leelanau County Looks Like

By Emily Tyra | April 6, 2020

Local leaders, conservancy and park staffers, and residents are seeing a surge in public use of outdoor spaces across Leelanau County, including trails, boat ramps, ... Read More >>


New Emergency Order Requires Daily Screening Of Employees

April 5, 2020

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is declaring Emergency Order 2020-1, which requires screening and social distancing measures at open businesses and operations subject to the ... Read More >>


Suttons Bay Businesses Help Locals Celebrate Easter In Place

By Emily Tyra | April 5, 2020

An upcoming Easter weekend with shelter-in-place mandates inspired Leelanau businesses to implement special offerings so locals who celebrate can do so safely.  Baskets & Brunch, ... Read More >>



Two Villages In Leelanau County Close Boat Launches Due To COVID-19

Effective as of sunset last night, April 2, the villages of Suttons Bay and Northport have closed ...

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Diver Discovers Railcar Tracks In Northport

Traverse City diver and underwater photographer Chris Roxburgh tells The Leelanau Ticker he recently “discovered” some underwater ...

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The Polka Fest Is Moving

BREAKING: The Leelanau Ticker has learned that the Cedar Polka Fest will move from June for the ...

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How Two Leelanau Districts Are Navigating New Waters

Spring break starts today for schools across Leelanau County and now teachers, students and staff have their ...

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