March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Township annual meetings, a rite of spring, continue Saturday

Attendance was somewhat light Saturday at the first three of eight annual meetings scheduled in March.  But those attending meetings in Centerville, Leland and Glen Arbor townships had a lot to say about the running of their respective communiti More...

Sports

Springing ahead with more sports

A column

The spring sports season is about to kick off.  And it looks like the playing fields will be ready.  Soccer is the first Leelanau County sport to get into full swing. More...

Offensive threats, one top defender voted the best in county

The inaugural Leelanau Enterprise boys basketball Dream Team announced today is loaded with the best offensive player from each of the five county schools plus another player who was one of the top defenders.  The elite players include four juni More...

Suttons Bay kicks off new soccer season with lots of experience

The Suttons Bay girls soccer team kicks off the new season Tuesday, hosting Leland.  While its opponent may out-number the Norse, coach Casey Wilcox’s team has the edge on experience. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   10-11 a.m. — Overeater’s Anonymous meeting, each Thursday (call 271-1060 for more info.): Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Rotary to put on 70th Show April 25-28

The 70th annual Rotary Show will be held April 25-28 at Lars Hockstead Auditorium in Traverse City.  More...

Northport Women’s Club meets Tuesday

The Northport Women’s Club will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday at noon.  The meeting will be held at The North End Restaurant in downtown Northport.  More...

Views

Loan deal no way to keep district afloat

We’re trying to get our arms around a funding scheme that would provide Suttons Bay Public Schools with a loan to tap into the Village of Suttons Bay’s sizeable savings account.  More...

Annual meetings offer chance to help steer the ship

One way to join a Leelanau County tradition dating back to the 1800’s is to attend a township annual meeting. More...

Correction:

A story published last week about attorney bids sought by Leelanau County was based partially on a summary provided to commissioners. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Michael Stepka

Jennifer J. Porter, 32, 9404 W. More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Thomas G. Power Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr.

Mark D. Nalewyko, 51, 9025 Strang Rd., Traverse City — Sentenced for third offense felony drunk driving; to serve nine months in jail with credit for 1½-months served; $1,302.40 fine and cost; five years probation.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Brian Zimmerman Landscape, 434 Monroe St., Traverse City — Commercial vehicle defective equipment; $200 fine, $250 costs.  Benjamin J. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 16   Edward W. and Tempie D. Stahlin, et al, to 22 North, L.L.C., Lot 85, Cherry Home Shores No. 2, Leelanau Township.  Dorothy M. Murdock to Donald G. Murdock, Section 30, Elmwood Township.  Donald G. Murdock to Donald G. More...

 

County reduces retirement benefits

Slowly, one employee at a time, Leelanau County is hoping to pull its retirement system out of the red. The County Board recently took another step in that direction by reducing the benefi t level for new-hires.  More...

Orchardists on edge after buds nipped

The weather that spring breakers left behind has been no picnic for the Leelanau County fruit and wine industry.  Temperatures more than 30 degrees above normal last week hastened the start of the growing season and put fruit development as much More...

VINES ARE FINE

Sam Simpson has a pretty good gauge to determine if grape vines at Good Harbor Vineyards received frost damage.  “If there is frost on my porch, odds are there is frost on our vines,” he said.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Windy meeting

In Northport, residents debate controversial wind turbine plan

Eleven citizens had concerns last week about a lease allowing Leelanau Community Energy (LCE) to build a wind turbine on Village property in Northport, although the project was also supported by investors and one resident.  More...

Hearing set for ordinance to regulate windmill turbines

The Northport Village Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. to take input on a new zoning ordinance to regulate wind turbines.  More...

Glen Arbor Twp. approves race permit

The county Road Commission last week approved a permit for a halfmarathon to be held on June 16 in Glen Arbor.  More...

Outdoors

Spring Was Here

SPRING WAS in the air for this tom last week as he was leading a harem of female turkeys along M-204 in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Life in Leelanau

CRIBBAGE

Card game with pegs of fun

It’s an old card game getting new life in Leelanau County.  It’s cribbage and it’s gaining in popularity each Saturday at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown.  “This is an old-timers game,” said 53-year- More...

Cribbage

Basic rules, game scoring   Here are some of basis rules of the game of cribbage and scoring.  The object of the game is to be the first player to score 121 points.  Rule 7.1 Order of Play  1. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   March 29, 2007  Firefighters in the Cedar Fire Department called for the resignation of longtime chief Albin Rosinski at a special meeting of the Solon-Centerville Fire Board. More...

Letters

Letters welcomed…

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters must include the author’s name, full address and telephone number. More...

Compensation for supervisors unequal

To the Editor:   At a recent Township Board meeting it was pointed out that the Compensation of a supervisor could be reduced effective the end of a term. More...

Affordable Health Care Law says nothing about the value of life

To the Editor:   Re: “Government is continuing to take away our rights” (March 22).  More...

Columns

Spring break at home takes on a different ring

A column

OK, I’ll admit it.  I laughed to myself a little last week when it seemed everybody and his brother were packing their bags for spring break.  Why would anyone in their right mind pile into a car with children and drive for days to ge More...

Milliken was a standard bearer like no other

Happy 90th birthday to former Gov. More...

What are those bumps in my mouth?

THE ANSWER COLUMN

Some people have lumps and bumps in their mouth that occur in about 6-20% of the population. This makes them common, although not quite “normal”. More...