August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney: No cannabis ‘referendum’

The would-be developer of a proposed medical marijuana production facility is looking for legal remedies after the Solon Township Board nixed any activity of this kind in the township.  He may have to look long and hard to find any — if at More...

Local News

Vets to receive welcome

The Job Winslow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a “Welcome Home Reunion” for Vietnam era veterans later this month in Traverse City. More...

County Dates

Pancakes coming to the lighthouse   More...

Correction:

A solar eclipse party hosted by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Dechow Farm, off M-22 in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. This information was incorrect in a story that ran last week.   More...

Outdoors

Salmon success continues on big lake

Kevin Hawkins has been fishing with Carol Dee Capt. Jim Munoz for more than four decades.  Hawkins’ familiarity with the captain paid off last Thursday.  More...

Young Shavers

CASEY REYNOLDS, a volunteer with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, demonstrates how to create legs for 3-legged stools at the Port Oneida Fair. More...

Port Oneida offers 1,000 acres of mowed farmland; tops Smokey Mts.

Open fields are not a natural state in most of Leelanau County.  They require clearing and then maintenance, which is what occurs each summer in the Port Oneida Historic District.  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

Wants Heritage trail completed to Co. Rd. 651

To the editor:   More...

Committee chair thanks for mural

To the editor:   As chairman of Northport’s Public Art Committee, I would like to thank our group of dedicated volunteers (Betsy Ernst, Colleen Cooper, Kat Dakota, Bob Smart, Chris Verdon and Tom Woodruff) for their efforts developing the More...

No ill will toward would-be developer of cannabis facility

To the editor:   I would like to thank all the people who spoke publicly, communicated with officials, researched and attended the recent public meetings, voicing their concerns over the proposed change in the zoning ordinance to include conditi More...

Columns

Officers chosen; what about ‘dark’ funds

Fun in Omena

The Omena Historical Society (OHS) held its Annual Meeting Sunday at Shady Trails Camp. Congratulations to new OHS Board members Nancy Craker Enyart, Bill Loveless, Sally Shapiro, and Meg Wilkes. More...

Summer drawing to end around Glen Lake

It seems like summer just started and it’s coming to an end. Some out-of-state kids have to start school next week or within a week and the athletes have been back on the field for at least two weeks. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 16, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Janet G. Davis Trust (Four Squared Residential Construction LLC) Construct residential alteration – finish basement at 11795 S. Roen Drive ($70,695).  Diana D. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 21, 2017  Joseph C.F. and Katherine J. Policoro to Equity Trust Company, Custodian FBO Roger Send, Lots 131, 132 and 133, Cherry Home Subdivision No. 1 in Leelanau Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Greg Loughheed – (Camelot Construction) Excavation for a new home foundation and deck at 6568 S. More...

Bloom'n good times

DENVER RESIDENTS Sadie and Rose Iker romp in a field of sunflowers located off North Lake Leelanau Drive. More...

Surprise! No S-B layoffs

A pall of uncertainty was pulled away Monday night when Suttons Bay Public Schools interim Superintendent Mike Carmean delivered news everyone wanted but few expected to hear: There will be no teacher layoffs to begin the 2017-18 school year.  More...

Methane blamed on sawmill

It appears that the site of the first steam-powered sawmill in the Grand Traverse region is still letting off air. Or, more precisely, methane. 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

Look out below

Bushen: Contenders, rivalries and young talent will make fall sports fun to watch

The wait is over.  County teams will officially kick off fall sports seasons tomorrow morning and, if 2017 is any indication, it’s safe to say prep sports fans across the peninsula have a lot to look forward to.   More...

Sutherland, tennis team dive into fall season with busy week

Leelanau tennis coach Tim Sutherland has a lot to look forward to.  Sutherland said his team — which will include a mix of about 28 athletes from Glen Arbor, The Leelanau School, Leland, St. More...

Photo

GLEN LAKE ATHLETES Peyton and Brady McDonough were named co-MVPs of the 42nd annual Bud McDonough Memorial Softball Tournament on Beaver Island over the weekend. More...

Life in Leelanau

BEACH CLEANUP

Microplastics a cause for concern in Lake Michigan, Leelanau County beaches

Each year about 5,300 metric tons of plastic end up in Lake Michigan, according to a study by the Rochester Institute of Technology.  That much non-biodegradable debris, the study says, is equivalent to 100 Olympic-sized pools filled with plasti More...

Heavy rains cause beach warnings; overall, though, good water quality

The quality of water at Leelanau County beaches has been good this summer with few exceptions.  The Benzie-Leelanau Health Department (BLDHD) samples 12 sites each Wednesday from June through Labor Day. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Dolly Martinson

Name: Dolly Martinson  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 1971  Age and birthplace: 50-something. I was born in an army hospital in Okinawa, Japan.   More...

Views

Much at stake at Washington meeting

Take a deep breath, Leelanau. Your cherries are in.  Time to sit back with a cherry lemonade — or cherry bounce, which includes a shot or so of bourbon — and reflect.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I’m Presbyterian in the winter and Methodist in the summer.”  Lake Leelanau “summer” resident Marty Baker, in explaining how she spends her Sunday mornings. More...

Courts

Man pleads not guilty in alleged tub assaults

A 68-year-old Suttons Bay man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three charges of assault and battery in 86th District Court in connection with a July 15 incident in which he is accused of grabbing, punching and kicking three women who were in a hot tu More...

86th District Court

Aurelia J. Guest, 20, 2634 E.  More...

More than 150 tickets issued so far in park

When it comes to law enforcement, National Park Rangers would rather correct a violation without issuing a ticket. As of last week, 156 federal violation notices had been issued in 2017 throughout Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...