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Drama series resumes with Sherlock Holmes

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) continues its drama series, “Readers Theater” on next Wednesday, Jan. 25 with two new Sherlock Holmes tales.  More...

COA offers home safety

The Leelanau County Commission on Aging will host “Senior Safe at Home,” a presentation by Comfort Keepers of Traverse City on Monday.  The 2 p.m. More...

Tall ship shut out; to move one lot over

Has deep draw: 10,000 visitors

The Traverse Tall Ship Company, which brings about 10,000 visitors to Leelanau County each year, is moving.  For the past 25 years, the schooner Manitou has operated from an old petroleum company dock on West Grand Traverse Bay in Elmwood Towns More...

Outdoors

Ice breakers

Anglers find some solid footing on Lake Leelanau

The fishing report may pale in comparison to the fact that ice anglers are beginning to find solid footing.  About 18 fishermen were looking for the hotspot Monday night on south Lake Leelanau. More...

Omena winter sports lag

In spite of the snow that finally arrived, winter sports around here are lagging last year’s by a bit. More...

Snowmobile ride set for Sunday

OK, it snowed. Probably a good thing since it’s winter, might as well have snow so it can be kinda pretty out rather than just gray.  I hope everyone enjoyed their day off for Martin Luther King Day. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water county water quality group (call 256- 9812 for more info.): Community meeting room, county Government Center, E. Government Center Drive of off M-204, Suttons Bay Township.  More...

Letters

Northport wind ideas bring tears

To the Editor:   Once I saw a painting of an Indian (“human being” as they were) sitting bareback on his Pinto pony while looking out across the great land.  More...

Corrections:

Bow hunter Rick Deering was misidentifi ed as Marc Lattimer in coverage published last week of big buck night held at Dick’s Pour House in Lake Leelanau. Both shot sizable bucks with archery equipment. More...

Reader's Forum: Protect your special place on lakeshore, don’t let them pave Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear Dunes has been voted the Most Beautiful Place in America, to the joy of businesses, while some worry that their secret favorite places could be discovered and overrun.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Walter R. Braund, 66, P.O. Box 521, Leland — Pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended; $278 fine and costs.  More...

Magistrate Court

Mary M. Harrison, 80, 640 N. Brandon Dr., Northport — 65 in 55 mph zone; $7 fine, $103 costs.  Mitchell W. Johnson, 19, 593 Napolean Way, Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $39 fine and costs.  Remi G. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Jan. 11, 6:43 a.m. — Elmwood — Two-car property damage accident. No injuries.  Jan. 11, 9:06 a.m. — Elmwood — One-car property damage accident. No injuries.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 6  Preston B. Britner to Norman J. and Joan M. Licht, Section 16, Elmwood Township.  Norman J. and Joan M. Licht to Preston B. More...

 

Roemer, Romney

Unfamiliar names join front runners on upcoming ballot

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may have a hometown advantage of sorts in Michigan’s Feb. More...

Land back

County likely to get back courthouse land

Despite the last-ditched efforts of one of its would-be developers, Leelanau County is expected as soon as today to regain control of its former Leland courthouse property.  More...

Forgotten dispatchers snap to attention with every call

Jan McCurties and Jessica Plamandon are helping hands people, but you only get to hear their voices.  They are multitaskers who can react quickly in an emergency situation, then go minutes or hours without even a phone call.  McCurties and More...

Sports

Glen Lake co-op team dominates conference ski meet

The Glen Lake girls cooperative ski team earned its second Lake Michigan Ski Conference win by sweeping the top five spots in one event and seven of the top 10 in another.  “It’s a good bunch of kids having some fun,” coach Mar More...

Defense leads St. Mary to boys victory

The St. Mary boys basketball team is on a roll, two victories and counting.  The Eagles, who defeated the Traversre City Bulldogs Athletic Association Monday 34-25 at St. More...

Northport boys claim win in rare four OT thriller

Northport’s Forest Rogers had a memorable night.  So did the rest of the Wildcats.  Rogers poured in career-high 24 points last Thursday as Northport’s boys basketball team defeated Grand Traverse Bay Academy 64-62 in four overt More...

Life in Leelanau

Lake Leelanau enjoying rebirth

The village of Lake Leelanau is no longer just a place to pass through. More...

They are in the business of serving customers in good times and bad

Providing consistent products and services through good times and bad is the key to maintaining and growing local businesses.  So say local business people whose organizations are among the more than 190 businesses listed in the 2012 Honor Roll More...

Bluebird offers ‘little chickens’ recipe

We see them all the time in the meat department in the grocery store, those “little chickens,” Cornish Game Hens. We often pass them by for the more conventional poultry choices, mostly due to habit.  More...

Views

Let’s plan for a time with fewer commissions

our opinion

It’s time for Leelanau County to consolidate, eliminating one group of planners from its 15 planning commissions. More...

Taking charge of health costs

We applaud the initiative and follow through of county government in moving to a self-insured health care program, which saved an estimated $458,000 in 2011.  More...

Columns

A gift of thanks goes a long ways

A “thank you” goes a long way.  So says an Elmwood Township couple that hopes people will take time to thank others the old fashioned way — with paper and pen.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

GOP not following Snyder to the letter

We have never seen a clash of letters such as this.  The governor’s RPA (Relentless Positive Action) is on a collision course with House GOP efforts on RTW (Right to Work). This has all the makings of a certified train wreck as Mr. More...