July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherries worth the wait

One fruit harvest has ended and another is starting as growers have begun to pick “stem on” sweet cherries for maraschinos. Bardenhagen Berries in Suttons Bay Township concluded the 2014 strawberry harvest on July 8. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Northport Creek opens Saturday

The $1 million Northport Creek Golf Course opens Saturday. It may be a short public course at 3,000 yards, but course officials are hoping for a long line of success. More...

Hursey takes junior reins from Lober

Bob Lober is leaving the Traverse City Junior Golf Association in good hands. The 70-year-old Elmwood Township resident and former Traverse City Central golf coach stepped down this week as the TCJGA’s executive director. More...

Ready to set sail

Glen Lake Yacht Club this week is hosting the 2014 Butterfly Open and Junior National Championship. The yacht club hosted the same event four years ago. Butterfly sailboats are 12 feet in length and are used at yacht clubs around the U.S. More...

Life in Leelanau

LIFE'S A BEACH

Christmas Cove a thing of beauty

The Ostrowski family of Toledo, Ohio, visits Leelanau County every year, but this week was their first visit to Christmas Cove beach in Leelanau Township. “We love it,” Steve Ostrowski said. “There’s not a lot of people. More...

Trash concerns litter Leland Twp. waterfront

You don’t need to tell Steve Plamondon of Leland Township that keeping public beaches clean and litterfree is a big deal — he already knows. More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers thick, fluffy griddlecakes

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares a delicious breakfast recipe with our readers this week. Banana pancakes with the perfect coconut syrup. More...

Views

our opinion

Who’s left to blame for Gomery’s charges? More...

That old time chow is good enough for me

A couple of stories contained in the “Diversions” section of this week’s Leelanau Enterprise got me thinking. The theme is food and the burgeoning “foodie” culture here in Leelanau County and throughout our region. More...

Romney’s rise traced to ‘buyer’s remorse’

The Romney curse for the White House is zero for three and the question is, does the Mitt-ster want to make it zero for four? More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county June 23 Kiana M. Rose to Kiana M. Rose Living Trust, Lot 7, Sugar Loaf Townhouses, Cleveland Township, Robert A Rose to Kiana M. Rose to Kiana M. Rose, Lot 9, Ski View Farms Subdivision, Centerville Township. More...

CHERRY STAND

LUCAS MITCHELL, 7, of Lake Leelanau, was ready for the start of cherry season with a farm stand across from St. Mary Church. He said business was brisk, accounting for about $10 in his first hour. More...

Festivals continue in Empire, SB

Leelanau County has been busy this summer with activities, and this weekend will be no different with two major events on the docket. More...

Tribal fisherman changed history

The name of a man who was Page One news frequently in this newspaper two decades ago also appears on Page Two this week – the obituary page. George “Skip” Arthur Duhamel of Peshawbestown died July 9. He had been battling cancer. More...

 

Local News

$20,000 set aside for review of S-B ordinance

The Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission last week took its first look at a consultants’ review of the village Zoning Ordinance, and will meet with the consultants at next month’s Planning Commission meeting. More...

Board gives Janik good grades

Leelanau County administrator Chet Janik’s performance dropped a bit over the past year in the eyes of his bosses. More...

Townships win case to retain funds

It took five motions, but six townships will continue to be the main beneficiaries of about $102,600 received by Leelanau County to compensate for Lakeshore lands that have come off property tax rolls. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Wallace L. Burfield

1947-2014

Services were held July 11 at Northport Indian Mission Church for Wallace L. Burfield of Lake Leelanau who died July 6 in Traverse City. He was 67. Wallace was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Moulton, Ala., the son of Jess and Mildred (West) Burfield. More...

Helen Mallion

1940-2014

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Maple City for Helen Mallion of Maple City who died July 2 at home. She was 74. Helen was born April 21, 1940, in Traverse City, the daughter of the late Leon and Lila (Baynton) Gardner. More...

Wayne Lee Bright Sr.

1928-2014

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 18 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City for Wayne Lee “Pete” Bright Sr. of Maple City who died at his home Monday, July 14. He was 85. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay. 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. More...

Letters

Politicians and Trust: An oxymoron

To the Editor: When our children head out the door, we trust them to be good people and do as they are told. We should expect no less from our elected government representatives. More...

No affordable housing for rent in Northport

To the Editor: Yes, Northport is alive with new business adventures. There is one major problem though. The hope is to bring people and families back here. Where are they supposed to live? More...

Disheartened with far right wing Republican extremists

While observing Fox news(?) it was disheartening to what their viewers were subjected to and it seems the Republicans far right wing extremist are conveying their idealistic visions against various nationalities, social diversities or political belie More...

Courts

86th District Court

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

Gregory L. Banks, 20, 3505 N. More...

Magistrate Court

Luke A. McManus, 16, 510 Pinecrest Ave., Traverse City — Violation basic speed law; $155 fines and costs. Cameron J. More...