January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Life in Leelanau

Poverty in Paradise

The wealthy tourist area of Leelanau is facing an invisible crisis, where more than 1 out of every 7 children are living in poverty. More...

BEHIND THE PAGES OF THE LEELANAU ENTERPRISE

At the Enterprise, like any business, our strength is our employees. We are blessed to have a team of dedicated professionals working hard to produce the best possible product. Each week we will publish this feature to showcase one of our employees. More...

4-H Fun Day in Maple City

The Leelanau 4-H Youth Association and several Leelanau County 4-H will host a family event Saturday, Feb. 2.  4- H Fun Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. More...

County Cuisine

Shrimp salad with a twist

This week’s recipe comes to us from Bonnie Nescot of Art’s Tavern with the note, “It is soooooo good.” Her recommendations are to make sure to use good bread, and that if using fresh chorizo—usually easier to find anyway More...

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THIS VEHICLE caught fire about 3:45 p.m. Friday at Shady Lane Market. No injuries were reported.   More...

SB-Bingham receives grant

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire & Rescue Department will receive $28,000 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to pay for some new equipment. More...

Limited services offered at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will again be accessible to visitors, despite the government shutdown.  Superintendent Scott Tucker announced Saturday that visitor services, including plowing of trailhead parking lots and cleaning of res More...

Family yoga event today

The Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission, Parenting Communities and Leland Township Library will kick off the new year with a family-friendly yoga class tonight.  More...

‘Money’ series begins next week

The Leland Township Library will begin the 2019 season of its Small Business Workshop Series with a presentation on the new business tax law by Jason P. More...

Orban, Maynard marry downstate

Jared Orban and Molly Maynard exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, the Rev. Robert Lindstrom officiating.  More...

Church to offer ‘biblical walk’ program

St. Mary Church in Lake Leelanau will host a new religious education series, “A Biblical Walk through the Mass,” beginning Tuesday Jan. 22. More...

Building project given to board

A facilities update on the planned construction/remodeling project was given this week to the Leland Board of Education.  Superintendent Jason Stowe said the project, approved by voters last year, is now at the “final drawing” stage More...

‘Dark sky’ resolution passes

Residents in the Village of Northport may enjoy the sight of more stars in the night skies going forward.  At its meeting last Thursday, Village of Northport Council approved a motion to adopt a Dark Sky Lighting Resolution, which should reduce More...

S-B Twp. to help with utilities for housing plan

Suttons Bay Township will help a local developer install electrical and village sewer service in his proposed “affordable” rental housing complex across from Suttons Bay Public Schools as long as the services will be available for adjacen More...

New bird count record set

It turns out that the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count in Leelanau County set a new record. A record 64 bird species were spotted during the annual event on Dec. 19. The previous record was 63 species. More...

Child care proves costly for families

The results of a study done by Public Sector Consultants in partnership with Networks Northwest about the challenges families face in finding child care show Leelanau County is in the same boat as other communities around northwest lower Michigan.&nb More...

Board sets meeting, makes appointment

Preparations for the upcoming budget year were made this week by the Leland Township Board. The board voted unanimously Monday night to schedule the annual meeting of township inhabitants for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Dan Miller

Name: Dan Miller  Town: Lake Leelanau  Resident of county since: 45 years  Age and birthplace: 45, Cedar  Occupation: General Contractor, Borealis Homes   More...

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IN RECOGNITION of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Jan. 9, State Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) presented the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office with a plaque of appreciation. Pictured (from left) are Sheriff Mike Borkovich, Rep. More...

Grant sought for Woolsey work

The Leelanau Township Board has begun a process to redevelop the Woolsey Memorial Airport’s terminal building.  At its last meeting, supervisor Doug Scripps enlightened the board on an unreported matter from October.  More...

Sip and soup serves 900

The first Leelanau Peninsula Vintner Association (LPVA) event of 2019, Sips and Soups, Saturday drew a crowd of 900.  “This event has a high percentage of local residents in attendance,” said LPVA executive director Lorri Hathaway.&n More...

Snowshoe outing, chili to benefit ‘Friends group

Fans of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are invited to attend a fun and informal snowshoe hike and chili dinner Sunday to help support Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Park lovers should plan to meet at Cherry Public House, 6026 S. More...

Cleveland sees housing boom

Building activity in Cleveland Township hit a new high in 2018 with more than $5 million in new construction, according to township zoning administrator Bruce Buchan.  More...

Cate, one of many prominent names in Solon Township

The following excerpt and photos are from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County  Moses Cate Family   More...

Movie at Empire Township hall

The Glen Lake Community Library, in cooperation with the Empire Area Community Center, will host a screening of the movie “Book Club” next Wednesday, Jan. 23. More...

M-C woman is graduate

Alexis Sattler of Maple City graduated from a degree in family life education from Spring Arbor University.  Spring Arbor is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jackson County.   More...

Board elects officers

Bill Robinson was re-elected president of the Leland Board of Education during the group’s organizational meeting Monday night. More...

Npt. to cut spring cleaning in ‘19-20

Residents of the Village of Northport will have to find a new way to jettison spring-cleaning clutter this year.  More...

Legislators hit ground running

Leelanau County’s two representatives in Lansing have been sworn in and are getting to work in the 100th Legislature.  One representative has two years of experience and the other is just getting his feet wet.  More...

Mikesell re-elected SB board president

Thor Mikesell was re-elected president of the Suttons Bay Board of Education this week. Mikesell was one of four board members sworn-in during the group’s organizational meeting. More...

Master Gardener class set

Registration is open for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program offered through the Michigan State University Extension. More...