June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Park rejects offers for Sleeping Bear Inn

$1.3 million to renovate

There’s going to be room at the inn for quite awhile, but no place to stay. That wasn’t the National Park Service’s intention. More...

Local News

600 folks stop by Senior Expo

The Senior Expo annually draws crowds looking to learn about resources, products and services available to senior residents of Leelanau County. More...

County Dates

Chicken dinners start at St. Wenceslaus   The first church to offer up a chicken dinner this summer is St. More...

Corrections:

A pay raise was not included in a contract renewal for county administrator Chet Janik as reported last week. More...

Life in Leelanau

94-year-old won’t miss a day of Polka Fest

Ann (Garvin) Mazurek of Cedar remembers dancing in the family kitchen while her uncle Isadore Waslawski played his accordion. She liked it then and 90 years later her enthusiasm for polka hasn’t fallen off. More...

Polka therapy: Dancing more than a hobby for Lake Leelanau couple

Kelly and Majean Sparks of Lake Leelanau never miss a Tuesday polka party at Leelanau Sands Casino, and if they do, they still find a way to dance.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Ina Vanderwerff

Name: Ina Vanderwerff  Town or township of residence: I live in Glen Arbor, about a mile from the actual town.   More...

Views

Maritime history essential to Leelanau

our opinion

Landlubbers need constant reminding of Leelanau’s freshwater lore, so we welcome the active role of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in unraveling mysteries buried under Lake Michigan’s waves.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Now we don’t call it dancing. We call it therapy.”  — Kelly Sparks on how to promote mental health this weekend. More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  Thomas and Nancy H. Aksten (Self) Construct addition to existing personal storage shed, existing shed 8’x12’, increasing to 10’x20’, wood frame, one story, interior unfinished at 5635 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 5, 2017  Sandra S. Roberts to Robert H. Roberts, Lot 1, Section 3 in Solon Township.  Michael Raymond to Michael T. Raymond, Trustee of the Michael T. Raymond Revocable Trust, Section 30 in Glen Arbor Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Stephanie Willette – (Dan Kochis) Excavation for 90 lineal ft of crawl space foundation excavated for addition to existing foundation at 7871 S. More...

 

SENIOR LIVING

FRIENDS WAIT in line for the photo booth at the Senior Expo held in Suttons Bay High School. From left are Rosie Kedrovicz, Joyce Maidens and Jean Skipski. More than 600 people attended, with coverage on page 2.   More...

M-22 gets an island

Walkers get safe haven

It’s no secret that pedestrians trying to cross M-22 anywhere along the busiest stretch of highway in Leelanau County face substantial risk of being run over.  However, officials of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) say they 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...

Outdoors

41 shooters compete in trap league

Talbot reclaims ‘top gun’ trophy

Hayden Talbot reclaimed the Cedar Rod and Gun Club’s “top gun” trophy in youth trap competition.  More...

3,500 fish stocked for 13th Kids’ Fishing Day

Hundreds of families and a whole lot of happy kids will round up rods and reels Sunday as Kids’ Fishing Day returns to Veronica Valley Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Trail section closed for routine maintenance

A two-mile section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will be closed for annual maintenance work until the end of this week, depending on weather conditions.  The trail is closed from about the north boundary of The Homestead Resort — whe 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

Leelanau’s best crop: children

To the editor:   More...

In America, we pay more for health care and get less

To the editor:   If you’re interested in cutting through the partisan noise and getting some useful insights into how other developed countries provide universal health insurance coverage, I recommend “The Healing of America” b More...

How much was spent to prepare zoning ordinance?

To the editor:   Subject: Transparency?  More...

Columns

Omena Museum to open

You know it’s summer when the Omena Historical Society (OHS) museum in downtown Omena is open!  More...

A poem specifically for players of pickle ball

I am confident that all the dads out there were treated like royalty and had a great Father’s Day. Another day that shows the importance of family.  * * *  An obvious indication that summer is here. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 21, 2012   Eagles are still rejoicing after the St. Mary-Leland golf team captured the school’s first state championship. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Scott P. Schaumleffel, 27, 13025 S. Solon Road, Cedar — Failed to appear for show cause hearing; bench warrant issued; new bond set at $1,000.  Calye M. Vanderploeg, 21, P.O. More...

T-C man arraigned on 2 felony charges

Ryan A. Wainwright, 39, was arraigned Tuesday in 13th Circuit Court on felony charges of assault with intent to do bodily harm and domestic violence.  More...

Traverse City man faces felonies in golf cart thefts

Jason J. More...