April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber, vintners forge ‘partnership’

Chamber won’t have director

A business partnership forged between the largest chamber of commerce in the county and the Leelanau Peninsula Vitners Association (LPVA) was born out of convenience for both touristrelated organizations, explains Chamber president Matt Gregory. More...

Local News

Students enjoy locally grown food; funding in question

A program that supplies fresh produce to schools grown by local farmers may be in jeopardy.  The state’s 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms program provides schools with match incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase an More...

County Dates

Stock your own library   More...

Upgrades to marina being drawn up

The Suttons Bay marina may soon sport a new look.  The Suttons Bay Village Council on Monday awarded a $30,300 contract with the engineering firm Gosling Czubak to provide a design and engineered drawings for signifi- cant upgrades to the villag More...

Outdoors

TURKEY TIME!

CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP sportsman Daryl Couturier tagged this sizable tom Tuesday morning on private property in Leland Township. Couturier said he took the shot at 11 yards with his bow at about 7 a.m. More...

Life in Leelanau

Driven to Distraction

Glen Lake students lead push to ‘Make Driving Safe Again’

As weather warms, the end of the school year looms large distracting students from the business at hand, including when they’re behind the wheel of a vehicle.  April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and an opportunity to remind everyo More...

Senior project makes prom more affordable

A prom dress is usually only worn one time. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Debbie Wawrzyniak

Name: Debbie Wawrzyniak  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Village  Resident of county since: Full time for about five years. I’ve been visiting Glen Lake since I was 10.   More...

Columns

Easter gatherings and celebrating Mother Earth

Easter weekend provided a very nice spring weekend, although things started to cool a bit on Sunday. People in Omena enjoyed the holiday with friends and family — here and elsewhere.  More...

Life OK without Internet service

I have to catch up. We had been gone for almost four weeks and I had written the Glen Lake Area News and submitted it every week. However, it appears that we were in an Internetfree zone and nothing went out.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 19, 2012   A group of property owners living along Traverse Lake Road in Cleveland Township want the nearly three-mile stretch declared a Natural Beauty Road (NBR), a designation they hope will prevent a paved $1.8 million More...

Courts

Men plead not guilty to drug charges

Two men charged with selling drugs out of an Elmwood Township home were bound over to 13th Circuit Court and pleaded not guilty to all charges after waiving their preliminary examinations on Tuesday in 86th District Court.  Jeremy A. More...

86th District Court

John C. Harbottle, 48, P.O.  More...

Deputy overtime yields arrests

State provided OT funds

Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were working overtime with funding provided by the state Office of Highway Safety and Planning arrested two suspected drunk drivers early Saturday morning.  More...

 

HELP FROM ART, JEWELRY

FOURTH GRADERS Evelyn Couturier and Ella Knudsen, from left, took advantage of spring weather to set up shop in Lake Leelanau, selling original artwork and jewelry for Leland Schools’ “Pennies for Patients.” The project helps local More...

Phone charge gets nod

All cell, land lines

Your monthly phone bill will be a little higher, starting in July.  That’s when a 42 cent surcharge will begin on phone lines to help pay for a $2.4 million upgrade to Leelanau County’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch service.  More...

Traverse City woman dies in ORV accident in Elmwood Township

A 19-year-old Traverse City woman was killed Tuesday when the off-road vehicle she was riding in flipped over in Elmwood Township.  Kerstin M. Colmus was a passenger in the ATV being driven by 26-year-old Christopher D. More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

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...

Sports

Softball roundup: Jeffrey, Norse rally past Portagers

New coaches spark quick turnaround for Suttons Bay

The one-win 2016 campaign has quickly become a thing of the past. That’s because the Suttons Bay softball team, which is now under the direction of co-coaches Keven Cross and Nikki Hursey, has tripled that win total just six games into 2017. More...

Soccer roundup: Bonzelet, Lakers move to 7-0

Glen Lake soccer players know what to expect from Allie Bonzelet. More...

Baseball roundup: St. Mary sweeps Buckley in debut

Harrison Schaub and the St. Mary baseball team began the 2017 campaign with a bang this week. The Eagles racked up 26 hits and 21 runs in Lake Leelanau on Monday with 11-1 and 10-3 wins over Buckley. 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

County Senior Services ran surplus under its former director

To the Editor,   Reading this weeks article in the Enterprise entitled “Senior Services Budget to Be Slashed,” left me with questions.  Rose Steffens was the director of the Commission on Aging for twenty-six years. More...

Heritage Trail safe for young families, so finish it up

To the editor:   I am in favor of completion of the Heritage Trail as planned. All of the way to Good Harbor Bay Trail 651.  More...

Higher millage will pay for health, shopping transports

To the Editor:   More...

Views

Compromise right for senior programs

our opinion

For the second time in four years, cuts are planned in services offered to senior citizens by Leelanau County. Why?  The reasons are relatively simple to pinpoint. More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“It’s a simple witness that you can show the world.”  — Suttons Bay Township resident Myron Anderson, when asked why he bore a cross in remembrance of the cruxifiction of Jesus during the Community Cross Walk event. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Centerville Township  Gary A. Cook (Self) Construct residential unfinished post frame building: Main floor, second level unfinished storage at 5212 S. Sharnowski Road ($43,200).  Elmwood Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 7, 2017  James F. and Lynne M. Johnson to themselves, Lot 74, Nabawnaga Shores No. 4 in Suttons Bay Township.  Norma J. Simmons and William M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Joseph Buckmaster – (Innovative Contracting) Excavation for home, garage, driveway, deck and septic system at 10019 E. Pallisades Ln ($125).  Centerville Township  More...