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THEY’RE FAKE

NORTHPORT PUBLIC School drama students participated in a mass casualty exercise at the school Wednesday morning. More...

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Empire woman finds early morel surprise

Monday was a first for Laura Sielaff.  The Empire area woman enjoyed fresh morel mushrooms with a steak dinner. It was the earliest date she can remember picking morels.  More...

Daley named Empire campground manager

Campers at the Empire Township Campground will have a new manager and possibly expanded shower facilities.  At its meeting Tuesday night the board unanimously approved hiring Paul Daley as the new campground manager. More...

Soil enriched, trees cleared for new orchards

Worried when you see your neighborhood farmer pulling trees and gathering them in huge brush piles?  At least two county farmers are removing trees and in some cases entire orchards severely damaged in the March 3 storm. More...

Life in Leelanau

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 30   John W. and Margaret M. Chioini to John W. and Margaret M. Chioini, trustees, Section 27, Leelanau Township.  Glen K. and Norma J. Gerard to Glen K. and N. Jean Gerard, trustees, Section 15, Leland Township.  More...

Leveling the lakes early

‘Ice out’ takes away flood fears

Leelanau County Drain Commissioner Steve Christensen has been having a busy and unusual spring so far.  But it’s not because he’s been taking phone calls from county residents concerned about flooding near the county’s inland l More...

Northern Wine Loop event Saturday

If you’re a fan of new wines and Leelanau County from M-204 north, then the Northern Wine Loop wineries have an event planned just for you.  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...

Book Drive helps encourage parents to read to kids

To the Editor:   I just want to personally thank everyone who participated in the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library, Children’s Holiday Book Drive.  More...

Corrections:

A petition filed by Leelanau County prosecutor Joseph T. Hubbell seeking court protection for a 4-year-old child residing in the Maple City area was denied by Circuit Court Judge Philip E. Rodgers Jr. More...

Columns

Grill offers pasta, names a new chef

County Cuisine

Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor is our feature restaurant in this week’s County Cuisine. It is submitted the following recipe for Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Penne Pasta, which is simple and delicious. More...

President and governor have a lot in common

Test your political savvy. Read the following and decide whom the author is describing. Here you go.  More...

Talking with Mandy Jelinek

Name: Mandy Jelinek.   Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Township.   Resident of county since: Pretty much my whole life. We moved away for a couple of years, but came back.   More...

‘Shot across the bow’

S-B vote aimed at Leland busing

Suttons Bay Public Schools will not release students to school districts that don’t abide by the Intermediate School District’s Schools of Choice (SOC) policy. More...

County losing people

The best and the worst counties in the region for population growth turn out to be neighbors.  Leelanau County’s population sunk to its lowest level since the 2000 Census, according to figures released this week, while Grand Traverse Count More...

Familiar names advance in GTB election

The names of those who will lead the largest government organization in Leelanau County and control the biggest single source of jobs in the county became a little shorter last week — we think.  More...

Sports

Lakers play through emotions in home opening rout

The Glen Lake girls soccer team had a moment of silence Tuesday afternoon for a fallen teammate before its first home game with Boyne City.  Then the Lakers went out in honor of Logan Marie McDonough and played a near flawless match, beating the More...

St. Mary returns talent, experience to the links

Jim Varley has a problem — he’s got too many good players back from last year’s regional championship team.  It’s a luxury many a high school golf coaches would love to have.  “Anybody on this team can have a r More...

JOEPE N DE RGAST

St. Mary   More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Chris Olson at chris@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise,  256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.  TODAY   More...

Chamber to host "Suttons Bay Saturday" event

The Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce will host “Suttons Bay Saturday” on April 21.  For the second-straight year, the chamber has designated a special shopping day in which businesses will donate a portion of their proceeds back to th More...

Leelanau’s Business Expo coming to Strongheart Center

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations now for the 2012 “Leelanau Showcase — A Business Expo,” which will be held next month.  The event will be held Wednesday, May 9 at The Strongheart Center in More...

Views

Hard-pack trail good for bikers, Lakeshore

our opinion

After a somewhat controversial start — would you expect anything else from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore? More...

Let’s get our soldiers out of harm’s way

We’ve made a point to shy away from topics best left to national debate, but find it difficult to stay quiet as the Afghanistan War continues to wander down a path of slow withdraw.  Leelanau County has too much at stake to watch as our co More...

Close to becoming a Tigers follower

A column

I’m resisting to the best of my limited abilities, but I feel the lure of the bandwagon regarding the Detroit Tigers.  The Tigers opened the Major League Baseball season at home sweeping the venerable Boston Red Sox. More...