June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Still tops in cherries

But number of farms, acres fall

Leelanau still grows more cherries than other counties   Leelanau County still leads the state in the number of farms and acres in cherry production.  That’s the good news. More...

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Local News

Northport school, arts group near agreement for use of shared center

The Northport school district and the Northport Community Arts Center are nearly finished hammering out a new agreement that will govern use and care of the center, which is located in a wing of the school.  More...

Art benefit for Fresh Food group Friday

An art opening benefiting the Fresh Food Partnership will be held Friday at Gallery 22 in Bingham Township.  Local artist Kaye Krapohl has created a series of paintings focused on local foods. More...

Center Gallery kicks off 1-person exhibits

Center Gallery in Glen Arbor kicks off its 21st summer of one-person exhibitions Friday, July 6 with quilts, banners and small-stitched worked by Empire artist Sarah Bearup-Neal.  More...

Life in Leelanau

blu offers citrusy cake for summer

We feature a recipe from chef/ owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant blu. This moist, citrusy cake is perfect for summer, and excellent served with whipped cream, ice cream or chocolate sauce.   More...

Saint Mary's Quilters

THE SAINT Mary’s Quilters demonstrated their handiwork during the Older American’s Expo. Pictured from left are quilters Eunice Lingaur, Rosalie Gaertner and Millie Hathaway. More...

Older Americans Expo draws 500

More than 500 people turned out in Suttons Bay last week for the 21st annual Older Americans Expo, sponsored by the Leelanau County Commission on Aging (COA).  Seventy-five agencies and businesses — most related to services or products for More...

Views

Declaration signers have stories to tell

We gave teachers in Leelanau County a summer assignment, asking them to pick their favorite signers of the Declaration of Independence.  They all get A’s, and we’ll ignore any and all claims of grade erosion. More...

Legislative power play

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is widely popular, having been given status in the State Constitution not once but twice by voters.  More...

Dog Days on hold for this cat woman

A column

I’m really not a cat person.  That’s why my friends and family were all pretty surprised last week — shocked, actually — when I decided to adopt a kitten from the Saginaw County Animal Care Center.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 12   Dennis and Mary Kubesh to Thomas W. Neering and Jeannie T. Peacock, Section 18, Kasson Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Robert M. and Susan C. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Emilie H. Anderson, 79, of Elmwood Township, died June 19 in Elmwood Township.  Langdon G. Southwell, 87, of Suttons Bay Village, died June 16 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

Marriages performed

Derek T. Knueve and Maribeth Combs — June 16 in Glen Arbor Township.  Peter W. Fehrenbach and Erin E. Burns — June 16 in Lake Leelanau.  Matthew S. Zechmeister and Anna M. Morisani — June 16 in Suttons Bay.  Scott C. More...

Week of Red, White and Blue

USA celebrates 236 years; it’s 25 for kazoo band

Peninsula abuzz with patriotic activity   Mimi Gass has 50 new kazoos — two for each year the Glen Arbor Kazoo Band has participated in the Glen Arbor Fourth of July parade.  “We thought the parade needed a musical group so my s More...

County’s only state or federal candidate moves

Leelanau County now lacks a candidate in any state or federal race, although Derek Bailey has supporters — and former neighbors — in Leelanau County.  More...

Despite sting from high prices, cherries are selling

Frost decimated crop, but some local sweets survived   The good news is there will be local sweet cherries available for the National Cherry Festival, which begins next week in Traverse City.  The bad news: Consumers will pay from $5 to $8 More...

Sports

Glen Lake dominates elite team with five selections

They could shoot and score, sometimes from anywhere on the field. They could also defend like no other.  They are the 11-member Leelanau Enterprise girls soccer Dream Team.  More...

Parade of Champions

St. Mary and Leland schools organized a parade of champions Sunday in honor of the state’s best team in Division 4.  More...

Maple City equestrian thrives at SMU

Rachel Reid of Maple City and Rochester was recently honored for her achievements as an NCAA equestrian athlete.  Reid, a member of the Southern Methodist University equestrian team, picked up honors for her perfect season record of 3-0 in &ldqu 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...

Lining up the 31st annual Polka Fest

Admissions (per person)  Thursday: $5  Friday and Saturday: $10  Sunday: $5  3 Day Pass: $20  – Ages 13 through 20 are half price when accompanied by a parent – Ages 12 and under are free when a More...

Polish procession planned after Mass

The Cedar Polka Fest will introduce a procession of Our Lady of Czestochowa at this year’s festival.  Attendees participate in this traditional, Polish procession immediately following the festival’s 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 8. More...

Letters

St. Mary/Leland golf team, staff second to none

To the Editor:   I am writing as a golf spectator who has attended several meets over the last few years, as well as attending this years 2nd round of the State Championship in Lansing. I felt compelled to congratulate the St. More...

There are other options for Heritage Trail

To the Editor:   Re: Sleeping Bear Trail — Other Options  There are other options for width and surface of the Heritage Trail. More...

Leland Post Office is simply the best

To the Editor:   Kudos to Laura Sprout and the Leland Post Office.  For 10 years we have had our mail forwarded without a problem. More...

Courts

86the District Court

Donald Anthony Flaska, 71, 6123 E. More...

Magistrate Court

George L. McCreedy, 64, 7979 S. Dune Hwy., Empire — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Logan E. Lacross, 16, 13055 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of 9- 1- 1 calls made in Leelanau County

Friday, 9:36 a.m. — Bingham Township — Vehicle swerved and nearly hit head on; swerved back then struck guardrail on the side, turned into bay valley.  Friday, 10:13 a.m. More...