Empire is the southernmost town in Leelanau County and is approximately 25 miles due west of Traverse City. Empire is located in the center of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is well know for its breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, the dunes, and the Manitou Islands. Two […]
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Greilickville today is hard to distinguish from Traverse City. Located just north of Traverse City on the western shore of the Grand Traverse Bay, Greilickville is the fist stop in Leelanau County, and yet it looks like it is still part of Travers City. The only notice that one has passed into Greilickville is a […]
Since the early 1920s when the Walter T. Best Women’s Club organized the effort, the building on the south bank of the Leland River has hosted social and cultural events, some as famous as the lecture and entertainment series of the Redpath Chautauqua Assembly Circuit. In 1939, the building was given to Michigan State University […]
Fishtown is a historic fishing village 100 years old. Fishtown was first settled by Native Americans. When white settlers realized what a good fishing port it was, Fishtown developed into a fishing community and settlment. Fishing reached its peak in the 1930s and quickly declined due to overfishing. Although Fishtown is not home to a […]
Updated at 3:23 PM Shimek traded to Houston In what is becoming a crazy day for Liz Shimek, the Phoenix Mercury have traded Shimek (18th pick) and Mistie Williams (21st pick) to Houston for the (15th pick) Ann Strother. ==================== Updated at 2:30 PM Phoenix drafts Shimek in 2nd round The Phoenix Mercury drafted Glen […]
This is where Leelanau.com starts anew. For the past 10 years, we’ve brought you news, feature stories, information and photos from Leelanau County and northern Michigan. We’d like to do it for (at least) another 10 years, and we’d like your help. When we started this, the internet was understood by few. Today, all kinds […]
This is the news archive. We will probably be changing how this works as we get more comfortable with the new format. Leelanau News for the Week of March 23 – March 29, 2006 Much more news from the Leelanau News Archive for 2000-Mar/2006. Wow … 6 years of online news!
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area will host a “State of Our Counties” forum at 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the Traverse Area District Library in Traverse City. Administrators from Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim and Benzie counties will discuss services provided by local governments and […]
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Last night the Northport Wildcats were defeated 85-55 by a very tough Bay City All Saints squad. Drew Mitchell, a 6-3 junior, paced the Wildcats (14-9) with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks. Cody Brown added 13, all in the first half. Congratulations on a solid year, Northport! Read Wildcats knocked off by All […]