April 19, 2012 RSS feed / 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...

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...

S-B ‘buy-back’ deal draws citizen concern

The Suttons Bay Village Council this week punted into next week a decision on whether to buy athletic fields from Suttons Bay Public Schools to provide the financially strapped school district with what amounts to a lowinterest loan.  More...

Primary certified; slate of candidates set for Grand Traverse Band election

Two challengers are left in bids to replace Tribal Chair Derek Bailey, who is running for Congress.

Results of a Primary Election conducted by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians on April 5 were certified by the tribal election board last week despite a challenge filed by a former chairman of the board, Desmond Berry.  More...

Hearing set for May 15 on dredging special assessment

A public hearing is set on a special assessment roll to pay for dredging the channel between Big Fisher and Big Glen Lake.  The Glen Arbor Township Board has scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m., May 15 at the township hall. More...

4-H celebrates year of achievements

4-H Clubs from throughout the county showed off what members have learned and accomplished in the past year at the annual 4-H Expo Saturday at Suttons Bay School.  The day included interviews with clubs; student demonstrations with bunnies, goat More...

Leland amends school budgets to reflect Impact Aid funding

Budget amendments reflecting an improved financial outlook as the school year winds down were approved this week by the Leland Board of Education.  More...

Fifteen students rated high in music competition

Fifteen Leland students received “superior” or “excellent” ratings last week at a Solo & Ensemble competition Saturday in Grand Rapids.  Leland was one of very few Class D schools present at the event where students f More...

Library reading program offers free park passes

The Leland Township Library will again offer the Park & Read Program, which will include free passes for Michigan readers.  More...

FEMA says engineering analysis needed to change county flood maps

An official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said last week the agency is aware of Leelanau County’s concerns about errors in preliminary flood hazard maps, but it will require an engineering analysis from the county to change More...

Restaurant, B&B to open on M-22

The new owner of a restaurant and inn formerly known as North introduced himself to the Cleveland Township Board last week.  Graeme Leask, formerly of Alto, said he and his wife are purchasing the historic property on M-22 directly across from L More...

Sheriff’s Marine Patrol offers youth boater safety

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will offer a boater safety class this summer for boaters who will be at least 12 years of age by the end of the boating season.  Youths 12 to 15 years of age may legally operate a boat powered by More...

High winds cause power outage

Nearly 600 Cherryland Electric Cooperative members in the county were without power for an hour or two Monday due to high winds and downed trees and power line.  Utility spokesman Frank Siepker said Cherryland had 2,400 member households through More...

Reinvented works of art raise funds for Goodwill’s WOW

A contest to raise funds for Goodwill’s Workers on Wheels (WOW) program is underway.  More...

Northport School busy this spring

Over a dozen acts will be featured this Saturday at the Northport Follies. The Follies will start at 7 p.m. at the Northport Community Arts Center, and promises to be an entertaining evening of talent and laughs. More...

ST. MARY

ST. MARY ninth-grader Kelsie Cornell received the sacraments of initiation at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau on Saturday, April 7 at the Easter Vigil Mass. More...

Architects group offer scholarships

The Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering $1,500 to any area students attending a National Architectural Accrediting Board certified program or a high school senior accepted into such programs.  The deadli More...

Fire/Rescue Authority OKs ALS deal with Leland

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority last week agreed to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service to neighboring Leland Township.  At its regular monthly meeting on April 10, the authority approved a proposed contract w 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...

Elmwood OKs marina electric upgrades

The Elmwood Township Board held a special meeting Monday night in part to take action on an issue they were prevented from taking during their regular monthly meeting last week.  The board this week voted 4-0 to approve a $22,000 contract with W More...

Bingham making cuts to proposed 2012-13 budget

The Bingham Township Board this week began preparing for the township’s annual meeting by reviewing a budget for the coming fiscal year and adopting salary resolutions.  Unlike every other township in Leelanau County, Bingham Township&rsqu More...

North Flight to stop serving GA Twp.

A 12-year relationship between Glen Arbor Township and North Flight EMS is coming to an end.  Glen Arbor Township Supervisor John Soderholm said during Tuesday’s monthly meeting the township has been notified that Munson Healthcare, of whi More...

Educating Leelanau’s 25 students diagnosed with autism

There are about 300 students in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Twenty-five are in Leelanau County.  More...

Northport appeals state education ruling

Northport Public Schools is appealing an administrative decision by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) affecting the education of a special education student at the school.  More...

Leelanau Dems plan food drive on Saturday

The Leelanau County Democratic Party will sponsor a countywide food drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Construction permits rise in value

Oh what a difference a couple years make.  At this time in 2008, the annals of the Enterprise recorded what was at the time considered “sluggish” building activity. More...

Arts and Inspiration Auction set for May 19 at Fountain Point

The Leland Education Foundation will hold its annual Arts and Inspiration Auction on Saturday, May 19.  The LEF’s premier fundraising effort will be held at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau, starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 i More...

Solon residents voice concerns on commercial wind zoning ordinance

A proposed zoning amendment that would allow commercial wind energy systems is being sent back to the Solon Township Planning Commission.  More than 65 people crowded the Cedar fire hall last Thursday to speak on the proposed amendment which wou More...

Demolition of Cleveland Twp. home ends long battle

Neighbors in Scenic Mountainview Estates subdivision in Cleveland Township gathered in front of 1840 E. Ridgecliff Trail last week to watch the demolition of a structure and celebrate the end of what some have called a 16-year nightmare.  More...

Man treated after fire in chimney

An elderly Northport couple is safe after a chimney fire damaged their home Sunday night.  Firefighters were called to 11951 E. Woolsey Lake Rd., the home of Kendall and Dorothy Probst, about 9:50 p.m. More...

ShareCare shows off new digs in Lake Leelanau

Several ShareCare of Leelanau Inc. More...

G-L Candy Land Carnival on Friday

The main topic of conversation, the weather, and it is really strange. If it’s not rain, it’s wind or snow. More...

Northport Follies on Saturday has 14 acts

The Northport Follies, featuring 14 different variety acts, will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. More...

Free DVD series explores creation and evolution

A just-forming group of Christians from the Northport area will host a six-week DVD series called Evolution or Creation, Which Philosophy Gives Man Hope? beginning Sunday.  More...

3 men, 160 years

Firefighters feted in Leland

Some 125 firefighters, friends and relatives — including some who met all three descriptions — gathered Saturday at the Bluebird Restaurant in Leland to honor men who have spent much of their lives saving lives and property. More...