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Sarah Landry Ryder has come a long way from the 25-year-old restaurant owner and waitress she used to be. Her company The Redheads, which she and her sisters started in 2004, has taken off as another Leelanau business looking to make delicious food with local sustainable ingredients. 

The Leelanau Conservancy has announced that work to expand Palmer Wood’s Forest Reserve’s trail system is slated to begin at the end of this summer. A professional trail-building company will be hired to lead the design and construction of the first new loop added to the existing network of hiking and ski trails.

In Northport, the nonprofit housing development corporation Leelanau REACH project hopes to establish a model for sustainable, quality affordable housing in both physical development and community philosophy.

The large brown American dog tick has been around for years. Although it is not benign to its hosts, there’s a new tick in the neighborhood whose bite can be much worse. The black-legged tick, better known as the “deer tick,” is new to Leelanau County.

The meals, the donations, the hugs kept arriving—from neighbors, from friends, from the community at large. The door never stopped opening and the telephone never stopped ringing for an immigrant family who has lived in Leelanau County for nearly two decades but faced the specter early this spring of being torn apart by the politics of U.S. immigration enforcement.

On Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center Lower Level Community Room the League of Women Voters Leelanau County will hold part one of a community conversation on immigration entitled “Immigration 101: How It Works and How It Doesn’t.”

This year the Glen Arbor Sun will launch a special 4-page “Get to Know Leelanau” guide, which we’ll include in each of our 12 printed editions between mid-May and Christmas.

Leelanau County has added a ninth recycling drop-off site in 2018. Add Glen Lake School, located east of the Glen Lakes, to the roster that already includes: the Leelanau School, north of Glen Arbor; the Empire ball fields; the boat launch in Cedar; the Connie Binsfeld Government Center near Lake Leelanau; Northport, the Leelanau Sands Casino north of Suttons Bay; Suttons Bay School, and the old fire station in Elmwood Township near Traverse City.

Trail conditions courtesy of Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, who maintain the trail during all seasons.

On Friday, Oct. 20, new Sugar Loaf resort owner Jeff Katofsky told the Glen Arbor Sun that he hopes to build a 4-star, year-round resort at Sugar Loaf but wasn’t yet sure about whether it would include downhill skiing.