July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Records reveal Gomery’s finances

Financial troubles as shown in a recent bankruptcy filing may have been a motive for Bingham Township resident and attorney Clarence K. Gomery’s alleged attempt to hire a hit man to kill another attorney. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Groff comes from behind to win Fishtown 5K again

The shoes were on the other feet for Andrew Groff in the Fishtown Preservation Society’s 5K Saturday and the 19-year-old Denison University track and cross country runner didn’t mind one bit. More...

Youth League

Final Standings & Playoff Schedule More...

Playoffs underway, finals on Saturday

The regular season is in the past and the playoffs in the Leelanau County Youth League have begun. More...

Life in Leelanau

SHARING THE ROAD

Cyclists vs. automobiles

One of the worst things that can happen to a bicyclist on the road — besides getting hit — is to be ‘buzzed.’ That’s when a vehicle comes so close to the cyclist that he can almost feel it, creating a kind of buzzing sen More...

Riders gear up for another Tour de Tart

The 14th annual Tour de TART, a 17-mile bicycle ride from Traverse City along the Leelanau Trail to Suttons Bay, will be held Friday rain or shine. More...

County Cuisine

Black Star Farms offers special drink

We welcome Black Star Farms, chef Stephanie Wiitala and executive chef Jonathan Dayton, as new contributors to the county cuisine. Wiitala is a graduate of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute and the event coordinator at Black Star Farms. More...

Views

our opinion

State proposal poorly worded; deserves support You’d think nearly $100 million in property would make a difference, but it represents barely a ripple in the tide of tax revenue received by local governments in Leelanau County. More...

Blowing my own horn has a sweet sound

It isn’t often that I use my column to blow my own horn, but too many good things have happened in the last month not to take this moment to proudly toot. More...

Schauer’s election plan leaves out specifics

This story is shades of Bill Clinton who coined the immortal line, “it depends on what the definition of is, is.” In the verbal war between the state GOP and the Democratic candidate for governor, it depends on what the definition of plan More...

FINAL BOUND

SUTTONS BAY’S Maggie Napont, left, and teammate Keeley TwoCrow celebrate their Junior League playoff win Tuesday over Lake Leelanau with a run around the bases. More...

Meter takes in $7,000 for Empire

Empire Beach has taken in $7,160.40 in parking fees during a new parking meter’s first couple weeks of operation — in spite of less than ideal beach weather for many of those days. More...

Support, and questions, for Prop 1

Assessors and political leaders in Leelanau County appear in favor of a ballot proposal that will eliminate a controversial property tax, although many questions remain. More...

 

Local News

Ice caves, the book, still hot in Leelanau

Outdoor photographer Ken Scott’s new book, “Ice Caves of Leelanau,” has struck a vein with consumers. More...

Leland author releases CD

Leland resident Scott Craig has released a CD based on tales told in his book, “The Story Next Door.” And Craig has the voice for it. More...

Fly-in, breakfast, band and more planned at Woolsey

The Northport Lions Club Fly -In, Drive-In event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Woolsey Memorial Airport. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lucia Lyle Winter 1925-2014

A celebration of life will be held on the water this summer for Lucia Lyle (Lyla) Winter who died Tuesday, July 15 in Washington, D.C. She was 89. Lyla was born Jan. 22, 1925 in Detroit to the late Foster and Madge Winter. More...

Dena J. McArthur

Dena J. McArthur of Traverse City, formerly of Leland, died Saturday, July 19 in Traverse City. She was 92. A complete obituary will appear in the July 31 issue of the Enterprise. More...

HERMAN J. KUIPERS

Died July 21, 2014

NORTHPORT – Herman John “Skip” Kuipers, 91, of Northport, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Bortz Health Center of Traverse City. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Leland Farmer’s Market: Leland School. 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Ain’t it a shame

To the Editor: Visitors in our county like to come down our country roads to see the beautiful countryside. Part of the beauty lies in the numerous wild flowers seen up and down Leelanau County roads. More...

Study the issues, register and vote

To the Editor: More...

Continued support of Leelanau Senior Services appreciated

To the Editor: We at Leelanau County Senior Services are privileged to be advocates for seniors and want you to know how much this department and its funding is valued by those we serve. More...

Courts

86th Distrcit Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips More...

Magistrate Court

Eugene D. Novak, 56, 5505 E. Lime Lake Road, Cedar — Speeding 35 mph in 25 zone; reduced from 41 mph; $130 fines and costs. Mariah J. Sobczak, 21, 3111 S. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county June 25 Carol J. Dellor Grantor Trust to Stephen L. Rigotti and Elizabeth D. Rigotti, Lot 23, Pierce Stocking Development, Glen Aror Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). June 27 More...