January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Black Star hopes to shine in reality show

The Inn at Black Star Farms just may be the brightest spot in a new hotel competition show airing next week on the Travel Channel. The 10-room Inn, located on E. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Yaakoby’s game-winner gives Bay Area Reps a big lift

Mark Stevenson was able to get his Bay Area Reps to think outside the box Saturday against the Bay City Wolves. More...

Kaufman sets new rebound mark

Delaney Kaufman broke a Suttons Bay School girls basketball record for most rebounds in a game in a 66-28 win Tuesday over Grand Traverse Academy. The senior secured 29 boards to go with 14 points in the non-conference match-up. More...

Glass earns two national honors

Laurie Glass picked up her first national Coach of the Year honor last week. This week, the longtime Leland girls volleyball coach took a step toward a second. More...

Life in Leelanau

MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Entrepreneurs weigh in on the pros and cons

Not having to punch a time clock or answer to higher-ups may sound ideal, but those who are thinking about going into business for themselves should be ready to work long hours and forego the summer vacation. More...

New businesses struggle with the seasons

There’s one challenge common to all new businesses in Leelanau County: the seasonality of the market. According to the 2012 Census, the county has 734 non-farm businesses. More...

Blu chef offers crispy, crunchy snack

County Cuisine

Our Glen Arbor gourmet guru, chef Randy Chamberlain, has done it again. He has provided a recipe that most of us would never think to make ourselves. More...

Views

Representing ‘tweeners’

our opinion

Following all the hoopla that followed the election of Leelanau County’s first Democrat as County Board chairman, we’d like to lay credit for another decision made by commissioners that same morning. More...

Luckily, money spent for zoning concept wasn’t ‘real’

Thank you, Suttons Bay Township, for finally making a decision on the nebulous concept of what has been dubbed “form-based” zoning. And thanks for setting most of it aside. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Jan. 9 Ira Sanborn and Jaclyn Miel-Uken to Jacob Stahl and Aimee Stahl, Section 32, Solon Township ($285,000). Jean E.B. Boquist and John A. Boquist to Michael T. More...

Marriages performed

Silvano M. Southbird and Veronica Reynaga — Jan. 9 in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Christian H. Vermeulen and Marian M Schubert More...

TRAIL RIDER

BART INGRAHAM, shown grooming the Leelanau Trail as it enters the downtown district of Suttons Bay, says more snow will be needed to sustain cross country skiing. More...

Snow needed

After record year, snow storms abate

In a dramatic reversal from one year ago, weather in the past week has been great for driving but not so good for some activities requiring snow. More...

Northport eyes higher sewer rates

A lack of growth and lower flow rates than projected may mean a “modest” increase in fees for sewer users in the Village of Northport and Leelanau Township. More...

 

Local News

St. Mary plans slate of activities for Catholic Schools week

St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau will join Catholic schools from throughout the country in celebrating National Catholic Schools Week. More...

Photo

THE SUN reflects off the water and frozen pilings Friday on Omena Bay off Omena Beach. More...

Seniors plan ‘Souper’ lunch

The Senior Services’ Lunch Bunch group plans to meet at the VI Grill in downtown Suttons Bay at 12:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 28, for a “Souper Bowl” luncheon. More...

Outdoors

ON FROZEN POND

It wasn’t clear sailing, but four men and a woman enjoyed some ice boat racing last week on north Lake Leelanau. “It’s bouncy and it’s rough, but we’re here,” said Mike Burns, of Bingham Township. More...

Photo

CANADA GEESE sit atop ice along the shoreline just south of Omena on West Grand Traverse Bay. More...

Fishtown’s Brotherhood of the Lake

Editor’s note: The following story was reprinted with permission from Okemos author Laurie Kay Sommers and the Fishtown Preservation Society. 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Wolf likely caused deer to suffer — you could be next

To the Editor: This letter is in reference to a photo in the Dec. 18, 2014 issue of the Leelanau Enterprise, section 2, page 8. The photo was of a beautiful buck that had been attacked and half of its back was eaten away. More...

Old pipeline needs replacing now

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Free tax service for Leelanau Seniors

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Courts

Tompkins sentenced for sex crime

Former Suttons Bay teacher Scott L. Tompkins, 63, was sentenced to 18 months to 10 years in prison following his conviction for assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. Tompkins, of 3133 W. More...

Lopez sentenced to 2 years

Benny Lopez Jr., 25, will spend at least the next couple of years in prison for a charge of again breaking and entering of S & J Landscape, a Northport business. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 4:53 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Caller stating that four horses are in her backyard. Subject left her dog outside all night and it has been barking at the horses. Last Thursday, 7 p.m. More...