March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Record cold Feb. took toll

Water-run request still on

That sound you may have heard Sunday morning could have been the record shattering for the coldest month recorded in Leelanau County. Or it could have been municipal workers clamping a welder to a water line, hoping to clear it of ice. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Wildcats win district thriller

The Northport girls basketball team ended an 0-for January and February with a come-frombehind Class D district tournament win Monday against Traverse City Christian to start the March Madness. More...

St. Mary repeats as champs

The St. Mary girls basketball team had its hands full last week trying to repeat as the Cherryland Conference champs. The host Grand Traverse Academy girls just wouldn’t budge. More...

Stowe finds niche as senior leader for Leland basketball

There are role players on every basketball team. Cam Stowe’s is to shoot the rock. And the Leland senior is doing it lights out. “I guess I’m finding my rhythm right now,” said Stowe, who has emerged as the county’s No. More...

Life in Leelanau

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Senior Variety Show hits high note

A story about having to memorize the periodic table of elements and a senile high school teacher had a full house at the Old Art Building in stitches on Friday. More...

Chicken-coop workshop part of 150-year celebration

The Rex Dobson/Ruby Ellen Farm in Bingham Township is celebrating its sesquicentennial with a series of activities reminiscent of days gone by. More...

Art’s offers classic potluck dish

Country Cuisine

Classic dishes always supply memories. When thinking of this timeless dish, I’m reminded of family gatherings with my mother’s side of the family. This may have even been a Grandma Marge staple, if memory serves! More...

Views

Leelanau wine, when rare, will be worth an extra $2

our opinion

Would you pay an extra $2 for a bottle of Knot Too Sweet Riesling from Boathouse Vineyards? First, consider the circumstances. More...

Temperature swings of the past

None of this was supposed to happen in these times of warming temperatures. Recall that record high temperatures befell Leelanau County in March 2012, beckoning cherry trees to bud early and become prey to a series of seasonal overnight frosts. More...

Snow day bill offers flexibility to districts

A bill sponsored by a Cadillac lawmaker would provide local public school districts with more flexibility in calling off school for bad weather, which we favor. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Feb. 18 John Peter Miller and Lisa C. Miller, and Sarah Miller Carter to Eugene C. Miller III Revocable Trust, Section, Leland Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). John Peter Miller and Lisa C. More...

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

New assumed names filed in county

2XT Services; 13122 Isthmus Road, P.O. Box 281, Omena — By Thad A. Tomlinson, 13122 Isthmus Road, P.O. Box 281, Omena. Bella Vines; 12115 E. Norris Road, Apt. 2, Suttons Bay — Bu Rachel Cavazos, 12115 E. Norris Road, Apt. 2, Suttons Bay. More...

Low tax rates help offset the sting of high housing prices

While Robin Hood is portrayed as having a dislike for all taxes, he must have held a deep hatred for the impact high property tax rates have on poor communities. More...

Photo

EMILY BAILEY, 7, of Cedar, is all smiles as her sister Natalie, 8, approaches her Saturday while they were playing in a big pile of snow next to the Cedar ballfields. More...

Death-bed talk sheds light on cold case

84-year-old shooting explained

Evelyn Lewis told police that she was standing next to Adam Bellinger in his darkened living room when she heard a gunshot and saw a flash just inches from his forehead. More...

 

Local News

Ken Scott’s new book

A new tabletop book featuring Ken Scott photographs is in the making. Only this time, some of the pictures may look familiar to Leelanau Enterprise readers. More...

Snow voucher demand tapers; 1,100 still left

For those senior citizens who need a little help clearing the snow this year, Leelanau County Senior Services still has about 1,100 snow vouchers left. That’s a big change from last year, when vouchers sold out in record time. More...

Feb. temps read like broken record

It seemed that only one record low was not in danger of falling during the just-passed frigid February of 2015. And that was the record low for Feb. 29, safe because 2015 is not a leap year. More...

Outdoors

Sun Shines On Winter Festival

Sunny skies and temperatures that reached the upper 20s brought more than 300 people out for the 11th annual Northport Winter Festival held Saturday at the Braman Hill Recreation Area. More...

Fun-field Day

Hundreds of softball enthusiasts and community members went to bat Saturday for Brian Nachazel, the 31-year-old Cedar man who was killed in a car crash on Aug. 23, 2014. More...

Hikers brave elements around Omena Point

The Walkie Talkies — Leelanau County’s ladies’ hiking group — are a hardy sort. Twelve ladies braved the frigid elements on Friday to crosscountry ski or snow shoe in the woods around Omena Point. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday. TODAY 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Unaffordable housing is a problem in the county

To the Editor: I was pleased to find that the Robinson family had the same view of housing prices as I do in the article “An Unaffordable Housing Problem.” More...

Northport needs short-term rentals

To the Editor: I enjoyed the Feb. 19 story regarding short-term rentals (STRs). I feel some benefits of STRs were under emphasized, however. More...

Burning fuels has repercussions

To the Editor: More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGOMarch 4, 2010 A controversial project that included 22 condominium units, some with boat slips, along the Lake Leelanau Narrows won’t be built by the new owner of the property, M. Egan McGlynn. * * * More...

Courts

86th District Court

Cesar Diaz-Velazquez, 36, 4183 Brammer Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; a charge of ‘super’ drunk driving dismissed; pre-sentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; remanded until sentencing set f More...

Deputies busy with flurry of crashes

Heavy snowfall and high winds led to poor visibility and plenty of work for Sheriff’s deputies one day last week when seven crashes and five slide-offs into the ditch were reported, according to reports supplied to the Enterprise by the Leelana More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Last Thursday, Feb. 26 • 9:24 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Caller feels that cattle have not received hay for several days. • 9:32 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Deputy called out to assist vehicle stuck in driveway. More...