August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Racy postcards and fake tomahawks

When Glen Herman saw a tomahawk identical to one he had picked up at an auction get valued at $10,000 on the PBS station’s popular Antiques Roadshow, he was seeing dollar signs. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Fall sports start anew

When the high school fall sports season kicks off, Leelanau County fans can expect to see a new football league and a new but familiar conference in soccer. More...

Empire golfer has another good summer round

Playing competitive golf was par for the course this summer for Nichole Cox. More...

Five for five in Great Lakes dips

Five woman, all with Leelanau County connections, swam a part of five Great Lakes in a day last week. The 1,100-mile adventure on Aug. 11, which started at the crack of dawn on Lake Ontario, culminated with a dip in the dark on Lake Michigan. More...

Life in Leelanau

DRY CORN, LOW YIELDS

Knee high by mid-August not only doesn’t rhyme, it’s not a good business model for those in the industry of growing corn. More...

Cherry harvest wrapping up successful season

“By the time people read this in the Leelanau Enterprise, I’d estimate about 95 percent of the tart cherry harvest in Leelanau County will be completed,” said Don Gregory, co-owner of Cherry Bay Orchards in Suttons Bay Township, one More...

County Cuisine

Manor offers decadent dessert

As we reluctantly accept this cooler weather, owner Nancy Wright of The Manor on Glen Lake brings us this tasty dessert, sure to please crowds, any time of the year. What a fun treat to make with the kids or a nice surprise for that special someone! More...

Views

our opinion

On the Lakeshore Conservancy, more The ups and downs of Leelanau County include: The Lakeshore, definitely. More...

Fiddler bottle dance sticks in my mind

A column

I’ve got some moves on the dance floor, but they don’t include twerking, gangnam styling or dropping it like it’s hot — whatever the heck that is. And I certainly can’t dance with a bottle balanced on the top of my head. More...

Legislature does another end-around in wolf hunt

Michigan lawmakers are sometimes tagged with being the do-nothing legislature, but when it wants to act to circumvent the vote of the people its ability to get stuff done is admirable unless you are one of the groups being thwarted by the boys and gi More...

DEAR FRIENDS

DEER NUMBERS in Leelanau County are lower than in 2009, a just-completed “spotlight survey” shows. The survey was taken by members of the Leelanau Whitetails group. More...

Building problems continue for county

Building problems continue to beset the Leelanau County government, as commissioners learned on Tuesday night that decisions made in designing and constructing relatively new facilities will cost thousands more to change or correct. More...

New group to address Glen Arbor traffic

Traffic — from drivers, walkers and now more bicyclists — bustles in Glen Arbor, prompting the township to form a committee focused on transportation. More...

 

Local News

Health officials hope study will help two-county dept.

A national grant which encourages the sharing of services among different agencies could pay dividends for the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, officials hope. More...

Correction:

A picture of Mary Lou (Duperon) Mikowski at St. Mary Church was taken on her wedding day in 1963. This information was incorrect in the Aug. 7 edition of the Enterprise. We regret the error. More...

Agreements allow Leland athletes on other teams

A teacher was hired and cooperative sports agreement approved this week by the Leland Board of Education. The board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Patrick Taylor as a secondary English teacher. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Keith Boeskool 1946-2014

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suttons Bay for David Keith Boeskool of Venice, Fla. who died Saturday, Aug. 16 in Traverse City. He was 67. David was born Dec. More...

Cynthia Giarney Reyes 1986-2014

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 at Leelanau Community Church in Lake Leelanau for Cynthia Giarney (Cyndi) Reyes who died Aug. 15, 2014. She was 28. Cyndi was born May 29, 1986, the first born child of Isabel F. More...

Lewis Freeman Wood 1925-2014

A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Aug. 20 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in East Grand Rapids for former Leland resident Lewis Freeman Wood of Grand Rapids, who died Aug. 17. He was 89. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY 9 a.m. — Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Budget Work Session: County Government Center; Suttons Bay. 9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Letters

Rules of Procedure not being followed in Northport

To the Editor: At the Aug. 7 Northport Village Council meeting, Barbara VonVoigtlander again broke the Rules of Procedure. There was an item named “Paving Projects” listed on the agenda as an action item. More...

Infamy 101

To the Editor: “2013’s Liar of the Year,” aka Barack the “Bear,” ceaselessly seeking infamy. Live, love, cherish, Obama’s words, deeds, and little white lies! More...

Dems baseless rhetoric needs fact-finding

To the Editor: Reading Amy Hubbell’s article about how much money the Democrat candidates have raised, I’m disappointed that you would print all of the baseless rhetoric from the Democrat Party without any facts to back it up. More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys Brian J. Ray, 21, 15717 E. Cherry Park Dr., Northport — Violation basic speed law; $155 fines and costs. Justin D. Talkington, 24, 3930 N. 40 E., Angola, Ind. — Failed to yield; $180 fines and costs. More...

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael S. Stepka Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Mark A. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

July 31 Benjamin G. Lamphere and Stephanie A. Lamphere to Peter J. Hinck, one lot, Outback Ridge, Elmwood Township (Valuation Affidavit Filed). More...