Recent news

Former Stubb's, Soggy Dollar Building To Be Razed

April 3rd, 2019

 

An iconic building in downtown Northport is scheduled for demolition, the future use of the site to be determined.  The building at 115 Waukazoo Street has a long history as a restaurant and watering hole, with different owners, approaches and names: The Marine Bar, Stubb’s, and The Soggy Dollar. The lattermost closed in 2014, and the building has been unoccupied since then.

Demolition begins on Northport building

March 27th, 2019

 

A walk along Waukazoo Street in Northport will look a little different this spring.  Demolition began this week on the building, located at 115 Waukazoo St.  The building, which has had numerous occupants over the years — including Stubb’s, the Marine Bar and most recently, the Soggy Dollar — has fallen into disrepair.

Local Builders to Oversee Revitalization at Downtown Northport Site

March 26th, 2019

 

Owners Ken and Kelley Radeke are pleased to announce that they are working with local builders Lord and Lady Construction, LLC to redevelop an important Northport site, located at 115 Waukazoo St.  “We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of maintaining the historic traditions of Northport.” Kelley Radeke said, adding, “Our top priority is to create something that will benefit the Northport community.”

Stone Tile Art for Kids
with Master Mason Thomas Cavendish

July 26th, 2018

 

From 10:30-11:30am join us at the Leelanau Township Library for fun event where kids can explore a variety of local stones, make tiled stone art, and have a hands on experience with materials.

Montessori Parents to Host Capital Campaign Fundraiser

April 26th, 2018

 

Parents from the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy will host “Olly Olly Oxen Frida!” on Saturday, May 5, at the Starry Night Barn & Studios in Suttons Bay.  Inspired by Latin American folk art, the event will feature dancing and live music by Miriam Pico and Friends. Food will be catered by the VI Grill and Laura Cavendish.

Make and Take for Santa
with Chef Laura Cavendish

November 25th, 2017

 

From 2-5pm join us at the Leelanau Township Library for fun event where kids can hear Santa stories, color, make gingerbread houses and decorate cookies in preparation for Santa's arrival at the Northport Tree Lighting!

Homemade Pies are a Big Hit for Fundraiser

November 23rd, 2017

 

Parents from Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy headed to the kitchen to raise more than $8,400 for the school’s capital campaign, “Putting Down Roots.”  Some 447 pies made from scratch were sold in a grassroots effort led by parent volunteer Laura Cavendish of Northport, who has two children enrolled at the school.

Learning to Cook
with Chef Laura Cavendish

July 27th, 2017

 

From 10:30-11:30am join us at the Leelanau Township Library for fun event where kids can learn the basics of cooking with Laura.  We'll make guacamole, salsa and chicken tacos from all the lovely local produce available to us!

Building with Bricks for Kids
with Master Mason Thomas Cavendish

July 20th, 2017

 

From 10:30-11:30am join us at the Leelanau Township Library for fun event where kids can learn the basics of masonry and bricklaying, and have a hands on experience with materials.

Lord & Lady Welcome the newest Little Lady to the Family

June 10th, 2017

 

Our owners and founders, Thomas and Laura Cavendish, welcomed a new little girl, Vesper Rogue, on June 10th, 2017.  She was "almost" born at home, healthy and happy, giving us all a new understanding of the word unexpected.  They are of course busy as ever with their newest arrival, but still working away on your projects, and welcoming new employees to the business to help keep up with the schedule.

Thanks to All for Starry Night

May 18th, 2017

 

Leelanau Montessori’s Annual Starry Night – An Evening of Art tripled the funds raised from last year!

So much gratitude to Starry Night Barn, VI Grill, Hop Lot, 45 North, Tandem Ciders, Lil Bee’s, Laura Cavendish, E. Minor, Soul Patch Duo, Dan Jenuwine, LYFT Agency, artists, volunteers, staff, and of course the children!

Building jumps 23.5%
Remarkably, home sales rise by same rate

January 26th, 2017

 

The value of building permits issued by the county jumped 23.5 percent last year, keeping workers in the construction trades hopping and business owners on the lookout for more help.

According to the county Construction Code Authority's (CCA) year-end repot, the estimated value of projects for which permits were issued totaled $57,247.890 -- just $192,719 short of the all-time high recorded in 2000.

Lord & Lady Construction at the Up North Lake & Cottage Show - Join us!

April 15-17, 2016

 

Lord and Lady Construction is once again going to be participating in the Up North Lake & Cottage show and the date is fast approaching! Join us Friday, April 15th - Sunday, April 17th at the Civic Center in Traverse City for a great business fair. Featured exhibitors include designers, decorators, yard landscaping, indoor and outdoor furniture, several unique & specialty retailers, cottage & home services, recreational products & activities, artisans, floor covering, kitchen & bath, custom builders, contractors, docks, real estate, novelty, and many more. Many Exhibitors will be selling products & services directly from their booth.

Lord & Lady Welcome the newest Little Lady to the Family

January 17, 2016

 

Our owners and founders, Thomas and Laura Cavendish, welcomed a new little girl, Thisbe Clive, on January 17th, 2016.  She was born at home, healthy and happy, smiling within seconds of being born.  They are of course busy as ever with their newest arrival, but still working away on your projects, and welcoming new employees to the business to help keep up with the schedule.

School Food Slop Recovery Program Results in Animal Feed Opportunity for Local Farm 

Tuesday, December 21, 2015

 

Chickens on Lord and Lady Farm. Courtesy of Laura Cavendish, co-owner of Lord and Lady Farm

At a farm in Northport, Michigan livestock are feasting on a diversity of food scraps every day. One day it might be salad remnants and pizza crusts, another day it might be leftover soup.

 

That’s because a nearby public school has instituted a food recovery program in which all leftover food scraps are diverted to feed  chickens and pigs at a local area farm.

School's food waste feeds livestock 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 

TRAVERSE CITY — The pigs aren't picky. Lettuce, peas, pancakes, it's all the same to them.

Livestock on Laura Cavendish's Northport farm are getting a few more vegetables than pancakes though, because that's what students at the local public school aren't eating.

Northport Public School started a program this school year that diverts students' and the cafeteria's food scraps from the trash and gives the leftovers to local farmers.

School board member Nancy Peterson suggested the program.

"Something that's bothered me for forever is how much food gets thrown out," Peterson said.

New Food Recycling Program: Local Livestock benefiting from student leftovers! 

November 2015

 

NORTHPORT — The Northport Public School team is always working hard to improve our school and how it is

run. We want to help promote the very best learning environment for all the wonderful young minds that make up our classes.

Our newest project not only makes Northport Public School a better place but is also helping the community. The staff and students have started a food recycling program...

Clive H. Cavendish Died Sept. 3, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

 

TRAVERSE CITY — Clive Howard Cavendish, better known as Dad, Grandad or Howard, passed away in his home in Traverse City while surrounded by loving family on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at the age of 72.

He was our inspiration, our lifelong teacher, our biggest supporter, the hardest worker you’d ever meet, a walking plant encyclopedia, the man you’d call when your project went “pear-shaped” and most of all, our best friend. His absence is felt more deeply than words can describe. We strive to honor his memory by moving forward and pursuing his love of gardening, growing and ever-learning.

 

Once-common area veggie begins to crop up again 

Friday, May 22, 2015

 

TRAVERSE CITY — Shareholders in Laura and Thomas Cavendish’s Community Supported Agriculture program are used to getting unusual farm produce like nettles and quail eggs.

But this spring their shares will include a root vegetable few know how to pronounce, much less prepare and eat. 

Salsify, once common in the region, is making a comeback as more area farmers discover its versatility. The edible root, with black or white skin and white flesh, can be boiled, mashed, roasted or fried like a potato or other root vegetables, or steamed and browned in butter.

Lord & Lady Construction at the Up North Lake & Cottage Show - Join us!

April 17-19, 2015

 

Lord and Lady Construction is once again going to be participating in the Up North Lake & Cottage show and the date is fast approaching! Join us Friday, April 17th - Sunday, April 19th at the Civic Center in Traverse City for a great business fair. Featured exhibitors include designers, decorators, yard landscaping, indoor and outdoor furniture, several unique & specialty retailers, cottage & home services, recreational products & activities, artisans, floor covering, kitchen & bath, custom builders, contractors, docks, real estate, novelty, and many more. Many Exhibitors will be selling products & services directly from their booth.

Laura & Thomas Cavendish purchase property in Cherry Homes

February 12, 2015

 

Laura and Thomas Cavendish, along with Laura's sister, Paula Reed, purchased property in Northport, within Cherry Homes.  Their goal is to start building a new home on the property soon, with hopes to rent it out to year round to tourists and locals.

Lord & Lady Construction Win Grand Traverse Insider Silver People's Choice for Best Contractor in Leelanau County

September 24, 2014

 

The votes are in and the results have been tallied!  Lord & Lady Construstion won Silve for Best Contractors in Leelanau County in 2014!  They must be doing something right as they've been winning this since 2010!

Omena settling down after harvest

Leslie Disch - August 21, 2014

 

Omena residents Debby Disch and Kanda McKee participated in the Cook’s Nook class, Cook and Freeze, led by Laura Cavendish. Omena’s Georgienne Hammer was one of the assistants. In addition to lots of handson cooking, the class got great tips for freezing and reheating food so that you never know it had been frozen. Laura has a local business, The Dinner Table, which uses locally grown, organic food in its seasonal menu of entrees, side dishes and desserts that can be reheated and served in just minutes. Her website is www.the-dinner-table.com.

Coming Events

August 7, 2014

 

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m. — Walking Friends: Meet at Cedar tennis courts in nice weather, Solon Township Hall at other times.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Make Art Together: By Northport Art Association; free, bring own supplies; Red Mullein, 106 Waukazoo, Northport.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Baby Pantry: Info. 946-7947; West Bay Covenant Church; Greilickville.

11 a.m. — Interactive Story Time: 932-4526 for more info.; Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Greilickville.

4 p.m. — Cook’s Nook: Laura Cavendish; Leelanau Township Fire Hall.

 

Omena woodworker makes kit designed to aid stroke patients

Leslie Disch - October 10, 2013

 

The second in the Cook’s Nook series of cooking classes will be Friday, Oct. 25 from 4-8 p.m. at the Leelanau Township Fire Hall in Northport. The first class was a sell-out. This session will be taught by Laura Cavendish, the owner of The Dinner Table, which offers ready-to-eat or ready-to-bake meals from local ingredients. The theme of this class is “A Meat Eater Friendly Vegetarian Menu.” The menu sounds fabulous. The class limit is 15 people, and there are only a few spaces available, so don’t wait to make your reservation by contacting Karen Cross at (231) 432- 0083 or Karen@ cross-farms.com. 

Lord & Lady Construction Win Grand Traverse Insider Bronze People's Choice for Best Contractor in Leelanau County 

September 23, 2013

 

The votes are in and the results have been tallied!  Lord & Lady Construstion won Bronze for Best Contractors in Leelanau County in 2013!  They must be doing something right as they've been winning this since 2010! 

Lord & Lady Construction Win Grand Traverse Insider Bronze People's Choice for Best Contractor in Leelanau County

September 20, 2012

 

The votes are in and the results have been tallied!  Lord & Lady Construstion won Bronze for Best Contractors in Leelanau County in 2012!  They must be doing something right as they've been winning this since 2010!  

Lord & Lady Construction Win Grand Traverse Insider Bronze People's Choice for Best Contractor in Leelanau County 

September 24, 2011

 

The votes are in and the results have been tallied!  Lord & Lady Construstion won Bronze for Best Contractors in Leelanau County in 2011!  They must be doing something right as this is the second year in a row they have be selected by the people to win this award!  

Lord & Lady Construction Win Grand Traverse Insider Bronze People's Choice for Best Contractor in Leelanau County 

September 24, 2010

 

The votes are in and the results have been tallied!  First time winners, Lord & Lady Construstion won Bronze for Best Contractors in Leelanau County in 2010!  We're excited to watch these local builders grow and flourish!

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