August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

July, visitors stream into Lakeshore

People, people everywhere. That seems to be the theme for this summer in Leelanau County. It’s certainly a theme at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Local News

New York to play at Martinson family fundraiser

What happens when the Northport Community Band’s principal bassoonist and music librarian conspire to support budding musicians?  Apparently they hit the right note, given the success of last year’s inaugural Leelanau Youth Music Sch More...

Follies runs tonight in Northport

The Northport Community Art Center will be the place to be tonight for the 7th annual Northport Follies, a fundraiser for the Northport Promise.  Gloria Thomas is director of the program, which has become a longstanding tradition in the Northpor More...

County Dates

Council to review wastewater report   The Empire Village Council has set a special meeting for today at 5 p.m. to review and address questions about the recently completed village wastewater treatment system report.  More...

Outdoors

Big salmon continue to arrive

The kings are showing their colors.  Every charter running out of Fishtown on Friday morning returned with at least one king salmon.  Charter fisherman Bill Wright, whose clients were among those who boated a chinook, expects fishing to get More...

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UP COMING EVENTS

THURSDAY  9:15 a.m. — Port Oneida Bike Tour on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to experience what it was like to drop in on neighbors in the historic district. More...

Yogis' workouts benefit county communities

There’s a whole lot of yoga going on in Leelanau County. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  7:20-8:20 a.m. More...

Columns

First feline marks territory in dog parade

Last weekend was a busy one for Omena’s Mayor and Village Council. The Village Council was well represented at the Northport Dog Parade. In fact, Mayor Sweet Tart McKee became the first feline to officially march in the parade. More...

Lucky to live near or visit Glen Lake area

It doesn’t seem possible, but the major tourist season in our area has almost come to an end. The weather was perfect and our visitors certainly enjoyed it. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 15, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Angus C. and Kristine A. McLeod (Biggs Construction Services Inc.) Construct residential deck addition at 201 N. High Street ($2,560).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 25, 2018  Geneva C. McClintock, an undivided 50 percent interest to Geneva A. Secquer, an undivided 25 percent interest to Greg A. McClintock and an undivided 25 percent interest to Keith A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township  Dean Manikas – (AJ’s Excavating LLC) Regrade existing driveway, install pavers for parking area, install drain and trench outlet in to lakeside of yard at 5855 S. More...

In G-A, sign lights up complaints

Is sign a bit too loud?

A sign installed last month at the Glen Arbor Township Hall has become a source of concern for township residents who feel it doesn’t fit with the character of the community. Some are circulating a petition seeking its removal. More...

Sharpies count in election

Delay caused by absentee ballots

A shortage of fine-tip Sharpies and a miscount of ballots cast in Glen Arbor Township resulted in some glitches in last week’s election.  In the end, enough Sharpies were bought and the ballot count evened out.  The Aug. More...

Dunes to serve as film backdrop

Sleeping Bear Dunes often inspires. For a creative mind like that of Glen Arbor’s Natalie Lomski, it’s certainly the case. 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

Practicing For Perfection

You can hear the sound of shoulder pads colliding from Suttons Bay and Glen Lake.  School gyms are packed with volleyballs flying around. Teams have hit the pitch for another year of fall soccer. More...

Leelanau Tennis finds new coach

With Tim Sutherland out, Leelanau County needed a new tennis coach.  Assistant coach David Grams stepped up to the plate, and has taken over as coach of the Leelanau Tennis team.  “I really enjoy coaching the high school students,&rdq More...

Yacht race delayed by slow winds

A slow wind in the morning turned into one of the best race days of the season for the Northport Bay Yacht Club. The club held its annual Blue Water Race on Saturday. According to Mike Sinclair, the forecast called for little wind. More...

Life in Leelanau

Short History of the Heritage

Partners join to blaze Trail through the Lakeshore

Not all heroes wear capes. More...

Five miles left as Heritage Trail approaches finish line

Twenty-two down, five to go.  Less than a decade after the first leg of the 27-mile Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail connected Empire to the Dune Climb, project organizers and partners are eyeing the finish line.  More...

Talk of the county

Having a conversation with Harriet Wall

Name: Harriet Wall  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident since: We’ve owned this house for 20 years, the first four of which we were part-time residents.   More...

Views

Laws need not apply to their enforcers

If property owners are required to obey township zoning ordinances — and they are — shouldn’t township zoning administrators be held to the same standard? More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Either people have a long memory of growing up on a farm and understand exactly what we’re doing, or they’re totally ignorant about what’s going on and, increasingly, don’t even understand where their food comes from.&r More...

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Courts

Sugar Loaf trespassers charged $200 each

A group of five adults was fined $200 each for trespassing last month at SugarLoaf Resort.  The parties were the subject of a complaint called into the county dispatch center about 10 p.m. on July 10. More...

86th District Court

Mauricio L. Southbird, 24, of 10201 N. Foxview Dr., Northport — Sentenced after pleading guilty to disturbing the peace; $775 fines and costs.  Guy M. More...

13th Circuit Court

Mariah J. Crowgey, 26, of 10460 E. More...