April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic S-B building up for auction

The building formerly housing the popular Silvertree Deli in downtown Suttons Bay will be sold at auction on Friday, May 18.  The property has been for sale since the Silvertree closed in December 2010. More...

Sports

S-B golfers battle elements for NW victory

It was a round won by the Suttons Bay’s boys golf team.  But Monday’s season and Northwest Conference opener was hardly playable at the Elmbrook Golf Course in Traverse City.  Gusty winds and quickly dropping temperatures turned More...

Bardenhagen’s 71 leads St. Mary to win

Paul Bardenhagen got into the swing of the new golf season in fine fashion.  The Leland senior shot a one-under par 71 to lead the St. More...

Norsemen surprising Classic county champs

Shouldn’t Suttons Bay get three trophies?  The surprising Norsemen baseball team opened the 2012 campaign with four straight wins, the last two in the return of the Leelanau Classic tournament that was played under sunny skies after a two- More...

Life in Leelanau

Growing up on the Thoreson Farm

Editor’s note: We continue a series of stories adapted from “The Thoreson Farm and Its Neighbors,” part of the “Images & Recollections from Port Oneida” series, based on oral histories by Tom Van Zoeren. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau County…

5 YEARS AGO   April 19, 2007  More...

Letters

My prayers are with those in Afghanistan

To the Editor:   More...

Glen Lake fire dept. is outstanding

To the Editor:   More...

Correction:

A story in the April 12 issue of the Enterprise regarding Leelanau Township’s consideration of a conservation easement included mistakes.  More...

Views

Cherry farmers prepare for cruel fate

our opinion

The past four weeks have been like a bedside vigil for cherry farmers as they and everyone else associated with the cherry industry await the official proclamation of the death of the 2012 crop.  More...

Leland’s Glass is full of Olympic volleyball hopes

Alisha Glass came home a winner. No surprise here!  The 24-year-old Leland native and volleyball great, with one blurry eye, still managed to ‘set’ her Atom Trefl Sopot team to the Polish pro league championship.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Christopher J. Gauden, 48, 8700 Horn Rd., Suttons Bay — Arraigned on a charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license; stood mute; pretrial conference set for April 20; bond set at $500 personal recognizance.  More...

Judge’s wife fails test, violates probation

The wife of a Traverse City judge will appear today for a arraignment on a charge of violating probation on a drunk driving case in Leelanau County.  More...

Elmwood woman pleads guilty to embezzling

An Elmwood Township woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from a non-profit organization in Grand Traverse County.  Mary Flohe, wife of former township supervisor Noel Flohe, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling $1,000 to $20,000 fro More...

 

Mother struggles to provide autism therapy; Lions help

The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club has stepped up to help a county student with autism.  The club has pledged $5,000 to help Valerie Brinks get additional language tutoring for her son PJ, who has high functioning autism.  More...

3 seek to become county sheriff

Candidates all reside in Elmwood Township   The three men who want to become the next Leelanau County sheriff collectively have spent about 90 years in law enforcement.  All three Republicans want to stay in the business for at least four m More...

Special Sections

Local News

Stop sign goes up in Glen Arbor; county stoplight reputation intact

Drivers have another stop sign to look for in Glen Arbor.  The Michigan Department of Transportation has implemented its previous decision to install a stop sign at the intersection of M-22, M-109 and S. More...

First ‘resident’ artist named by art association

Linda Walker, a visual artist specializing in painting and digital media, will be the Glen Arbor Art Association’s first artist-in-residence for the season.  She will make a presentation at the end of her residency at 7:30 p.m., May 3, at More...

GT Overall Supply site for sale

Leelanau County is only offering to sell the parcels together. Bid applications are available on the county’s web site.

It may not be a guided tour of interest to visitors, but Leelanau County has issued an invitation for anyone who wants to view one of the most expensive and studied places in northwest Michigan.  And it’s for sale.  More...

Outdoors

Seedlings up for sale

As Leelanau has changed, so has the Leelanau Conservation District annual spring plant sale set for tomorrow.  “A lot of the pine plantations you see throughout the District were planted through a cost-share program with the federal govern More...

Steelhead fishing in Leelanau is

The noon-day sun bore down into the Crystal River, exposing steelhead bedded over a bottom of colorful pebbles. A sunburn appeared imminent — for anglers, of course. More...

Gun club offers youth trap league

Pull.  Boom.  Splat.  Leelanau County youths are invited to participate in a trap league that will be easy on their parents’ wallets — it’ll be free. They won’t even need to bring a gun. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming 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   More...

Empire pancake feast April 29

The Empire Lions Club will host its pancake feast Sunday, April 29, at the Empire Township hall.  Pancakes, eggs, sausage and dessert will be served from 8 a.m. More...

Leelanau Children’s Center auction set for April 27

The Leelanau Children’s Center 31st annual Silent Auction is April 27 at Trish’s Dishes/Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau.  A sampling of auction items includes a trip to London, an iPad, two fishing excursions, hot air More...

Columns

Lawsuit did not make winner out of BayView

A column

A lawyer friend of mine once told me: “You haven’t lived until you’ve been sued!”  The first time I heard that I laughed, of course. More...

Even a fifth grader could answer ballot questions

There is so much to be proud of in this state but informed voters is not one of them. More...

blu offers special chocolate dessert

With spring upon us, the folks at blu in Glen Arbor are hard at work, to ready for a beautiful Leelanau summer. Chef and owner Randy Chamberlain submitted today’s recipe for a decadent, chocolate dessert, sure to please. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 9   Thomas B. Sevensma to Cathy L. Sevensma, Section 16, Empire Township  Patrick Korson to Patrick Korson Trust, Section 31, Leelanau township   William J. Casier to William J. and Thomas Casier, Section 17, Empire Township. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Chad L. Beers and Mindy L. Jock  Dustin K. Thomas and Allison J. Kuhlman   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Louise L. Welch, 87, of Empire Township — April 7 in Empire Township.  Robert A. Wainwright, 82, of Northport — April 9 in Northport.   More...