May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong cherry crop possible; blooms still out

If you’re looking for blooms, Leelanau still has plenty of them. And if you’re looking for cherries, there should be plenty at harvest. More...

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

Track teams shine in Frankfort Invitational, peak at the right time

Lakers hit Dune Climb

Glen Lake coaches gave new meaning to commonly used track and field phrases like “uphill battle” and “peak performance” during a practice at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on yesterday. More...

Pitching duo propels Glen Lake to pair of wins, share of league title

For the third straight year, Glen Lake will close out its season atop the Northwest Conference standings—and starting pitchers Zach Cooper and Matt Schweikart have a lot to do with it. More...

Eagles stay hot in sweep of GTA, win over McBain

Another week, another impressive stretch for the St. Mary softball team. More...

Life in Leelanau

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Tips for cooking with morel mushrooms

Nothing says spring in Leelanau more than the elusive morel mushroom ... except for maybe maple syrup, smelt, asparagus or cherry blossoms. More...

Michigan bill would make morel mushroom sales easier

Mushroom foragers may be able to make a little extra moolah for their morels next year if a proposed law change gains ground in Lansing. State Rep. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Bob Grabowski

Name: Bob Grabowski. Town or township of residence: Omena. Resident Since: We’ve been here for 15 years. Age and birthplace: I’m 72 and I’m from Bay City. More...

Views

Sugar Loaf passion

our opinion

Welcome, Mr. Jeff Katofsky, to Leelanau, and its greater family of people who have a stake in the county. More...

Serviceberry it is, in all its glorious names

And the winner is ... neither the editor, nor Ken Scott. Whatever. Some actual experts have spoken, and the answer to the question left open on the Ken Scott photo page last week is ... Juneberry. And serviceberry. More...

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Courts

L-L man faces long list of law problems

Saturday was a bad day for one Lake Leelanau resident and perhaps a good day for local law enforcement. Matthew W. Paquette, 58, was arrested Saturday after allegedly falling out of his truck at Deep’s Corner Store in Northport. More...

86th District Court

Victor Zavala, 27, 472 N. Sylt Road, Lake Leelanau — Bench warrant arraignment held for failure to appear for show cause hearing for failure to pay fines; pleaded guilty; sentenced to jail time served; ordered to set up payment plan. More...

Lutsyk won’t admit guilt; back in jail

A 22-year-old Grawn man has been scheduled for another pretrial conference after pleading not guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to all the reduced charges he had agreed to, as well as the original charges. Viktor V. More...

 

INVASIVE INVASION

A FIELD of garlic mustard surrounds volunteer Patricia Melzer of Leland at Clay Cliffs Natural Area, where about 100 bags full of the invasive species were pulled on Saturday. Read our cover on page 9, Section Two. Photo by Patti Brandt More...

For now, Cedar open to recycling

Recycling fee hike on hold

A change of heart by District No. 5 Commissioner Patricia Soutas-Little will likely keep the county’s popular recycling site in Cedar open for at least another month. More...

Downstate ruling puts spotlight on short rentals

Rentals have big impact

Rink Wheeler’s north Lake Leelanau home has been in his family since 1964. Wheeler, who is single, lives in the home for most of the year and rents it out during the six or seven weeks that make up the peak Leelanau summer season. More...

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CHANDI, A 12-year-old Boston terrier was found last Thursday by Joe Fabiszak on his farm which is less than a mile from his home. The blind dog had been gone from his home for 18 days. More...

County Dates

Northport program for tower; Mitchell feted More...

Tribal election results delayed by challenge

The swearing-in of a new Tribal Chairman and four members of the Tribal Council will not be held tomorrow as planned. More...

Outdoors

100 bags of mustard; ‘pull’ deemed a success

The 30 volunteers who were pulling garlic mustard out at the Clay Cliffs Natural Area on Saturday quickly went through 30 large garbage bags brought along for the job. More...

Walleyes spawn late, netting survey shows

North Lake Leelanau walleyes had a late start this year. At least that appeared to be the case last week as the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) carried out a weeklong netting survey on the north basin. More...

Lack of lakers a concern

State fisheries biologist Heather Hettinger said she was disappointed with the number of lake trout caught during a weeklong survey of north Lake Leelanau: five. 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 a.m. More...

Letters

‘Clean energy plan’ is cynical

To the Editor: More...

Habitat benefits from brunch with G-L, Leelanau schools

To the Editor: More...

Perkins, Fox don’t skate, but maintain rink

To the Editor: I want to publically acknowledge and applaud the volunteerism of two men – Bill Perkins and Larry Fox. More...

Columns

Omena News: Small worlds pass on expressway

In spite of the winter weather this past week, Omena is filling up with visitors and returning residents. * * * More...

Glen Lake News: Brubaker’s death a loss to Glen Lake community

I thought winter was over until I looked out just to see it snowing again. I am confident that summer will get here. * * * More...

Looking Back in Leelanau

5 YEARS AGO May 19, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 5 The Cropsey Family Trust to David J. and Jennifer Kirchgessner, Lots 31, 32, and 33 of Block 3 of the Village of Suttonsburgh in the Village of Suttons Bay (Valuation Affidavit Filed). More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township – Stephen and Leslee Hooper – (Dale Boone) Excavate foundation and septic for 1,600 sq ft home with driveway at 9861 E. Keswick Hills Drive ($125 fee). Centerville Township – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE – John V. and Janine Comella (Self) Alteration to single family dwelling; interior alterations and new main floor, kitchen on crawl space at 10062 W. Niagara Street ($42,095). CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP – More...