May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens’ rights to be discussed

Leelanau County residents interested in learning more about state laws protecting and emphasizing the rights of citizens to become involved in governance are invited to a free seminar planned for next Thursday, May 10, at the Leelanau County Governme More...

St. Mary student Discus Award winner

Ashley Grant, a senior at St. Mary, has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Discus Award winner for her achievements in the areas of academics, arts and community service.  Ashley is the daughter of Marsha and Dennis Grant of Suttons Bay.  More...

Local News

County Chamber plans Expo

More than 50 booths featuring business and services from throughout the county will be featured in the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Expo next Wednesday.  The Strongheart Center in Peshawbestown will be the focal point of the event, hel More...

coming events

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

Cedar woman found in woods with cuts

A 36-year-old Cedar woman was the subject of a search Tuesday night near Maple City.  Deputies were called to a home in Kasson Township after residents called the Sheriff’s Department at 8:25 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Suttons Bay woman to hike 2,663 miles

Caleigh Lennerth and her boyfriend Brian Harris are taking a hike.  But it’s no walk in park.  Lennerth, a 20-year-old Suttons Bay grad, and Harris, a 28-year-old Traverse City West grad, start today on a 2,663-mile journey along the More...

Stalking asparagus

Fresh asparagus is poking its head up for another look, and this time parttime farmer Doug Hohnke hopes stalks stick around for awhile.  More...

Elmwood Twp. issues warning on parking

As Little League baseball season gets under way, Elmwood Township officials are taking action to discourage parents and spectators from parking on the shoulder of Cherry Bend Road immediately adjacent to ball fields at Cherry Bend Park.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Glen Lake play set for Friday and Saturday

Glen Lake Elementary/Middle School will present School House Rock, Live! Jr. Friday and Saturday in the Glen Lake auditeria.  More...

Community Choir in two concerts

The Leelanau Community Choir will have two performance in its spring concert series this weekend in Leland and Glen Arbor.  The choir will be joined by the Dixieland band The Back Room Gang in performing songs from America’s musical roots More...

Republican dinner Friday

The Leelanau County Republican Party (LCRP) will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday at Center- Pointe in Greilickville.  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is the featured speaker at the event which begins with social hour at 6 p.m., follow More...

Views

Yes to Glen Lake ‘formula,’ but no to seven-year millage

our opinion

Separate out the money — and yes, that goes against the trend as it seems education is being explained more and more through its funding — and you’ll get closer to a deeper question before voters in the Glen Lake school district on More...

Corrections:

Due to a reporter’s error, a story which appeared last week about Centerville Township seeking 3/4-mill for fire and rescue operations included an inflated revenue figure. More...

Stone Soup fundraiser will be good for the cause — and the soul

When we all come together everyone can eat.  That’s the moral to the wives’ tale Stone Soup and the inspiration for the inaugural Stone Soup Supper, organized by the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club for next week.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 19   Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Section 9, Bingham Township.  Edward L. Newcomb and Beverly J. Newcomb of Edward L. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Aurel I. Farrell, 92, of Northport, died April 11 in Suttons Bay Village.  Gerald W. Sheldon, 80, of Elmwood Township, died April 16 in Elmwood Township.  John L. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Kevin L. Castle and Susan J. Pinto  Robert B. Ritchie and Kimberly M. Caniff   More...

BLOOMING ENDLESS

While most conversations about orchards have centered on the unsettling news that early frosts have devastated tart and sweet cherry crops, the news has been dazzling for sightseers as one of the lon More...

Funding big part of 101st election

Depending upon the source, recently declared state House candidate Derek Bailey of Leelanau County has an overwhelming edge in campaign funding — or he’ll have to start raising money from scratch with just three months until his first ele More...

Lakers claim state title

Problem-solving. Story-telling. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Suttons Bay halfway to conference golf title

The Suttons Bay golf team is halfway home to a Northwest Conference championship.  The Norse shot a 341 to win the NWC Mid-Season 18-hole event April 25 played at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Beulah.  More...

Eagles soaring with freshman’s help

Joel Sneed is a freshman on the St. Mary golf team. Some might even say he’s a freshman sensation.  That’s the way the Leland High student is playing. More...

Leland girls play Norse to draw, improve to 5-3-2

The Leland girls soccer team got tied up a little last week.  The two draws were actually a good thing.  The Comets played rival Suttons Bay to a scoreless tie Friday, one day after rallying from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-3 tie in the final min More...

Life in Leelanau

Talk County

Christian Yaple

 Name: Christian Yaple.   Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.   Age and birthplace: 22, Traverse City.   Occupation: Sandwich artist, Subway in Suttons Bay.   More...

KIDS PLAY IN THE PARK

Youngsters around Hancock Field on Friday were in their own little worlds while the Leland girls were playing Suttons Bay girls soccer.  Two friends, Radley Fornes and Lorna Wiesen, spent much of the time with their wagon on the adjoining baseba More...

Leelanau Montessori Friends hold spring fundraiser Saturday

The Leelanau Montessori Friends organization will hold its second annual Spring Gala Saturday night at Eagles Ridge in Peshawbestown beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

Letters

ForgetMeNots forgotten after park spray

To the Editor:   One of the delights of spring is to come upon something wonderful and unexpected.  After passing the DH Day Barn in Glen Arbor and turning to Day Forest Road, I came upon a sea of blue ... More...

Park should not oppose local residents

To the Editor:   More...

Road Commission should support Natural Beauty

To the Editor:   There has been clear written support by 150 citizens for the petition to the County Road Commissioners to name Traverse Lake Road as a Natural Beauty Road.  More...

Columns

Bluebird offers pork and dessert

Lynn Telgard of the Bluebird sent us this recipe, crafted by chef Dave Slater. with the following note. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Taylor N. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Dustin S. Power, 39, 1360 Elk Run, Traverse City — Defective equipment; $200 fine, $150 costs.  Micah C. Manikas, 25, 625 Butterfield Dr., East Lansing — No insurance; $25 fine, $140 costs.  More...