July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Preschool tax off the table

County unauthorized to tax for education.

An effort to place a millage on the November ballot to fund early childhood education in Leelanau County may lack legal authority, and will likely be withdrawn.  More...

Tart cherry report bitter for farmers

It’s a time when residents and visitors are usually sliding over puddles of cherries spilled from trucks on their way to processing plants.  Not so in 2012. More...

Special Sections

Local News

DOROTHY EGELER

DOROTHY EGELER Polack, 86, a member of the Leland Public School Class of 1944, came home to judge the Leland Fourth of July Parade. More...

Sharry’s works on display at Glen Arbor AA

“Drawn to Water and other enchantments,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Empire artist Mary Sharry, will be on display this month at the Glen Arbor Art Association Gallery.  A reception opening the exhibition will be held Friday, July More...

Cedar artist works at Main Street

A new collection of pastel paintings by Cedar area artist Mary Fuscaldo will be featured at the Main Street Gallery in Leland.  “Here and There” will be featured beginning July 12 at the gallery located at 307 S. Main St. More...

Life in Leelanau

SWEET cherry pickers

Editor’s note: This is one in a summer series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. More...

Blink!

Light cherry harvest over quickly

Cherry harvest was short and sweet with no hint of tart for the Coldwell family of Leland Township.  Janice Dearing of Northport had been waiting. More...

Cherries trucked to processors

Fruit growers are accustomed to competing with apples grown in the state of Washington.  But cherries?  More...

Views

Ode to 400 acres

We don’t know exactly how many of the 400 acres in Leelanau County found to have been diverted away from cherry production over the past five years are now in grape production. That will take another survey.  More...

‘Safety’ law should include time restriction on fireworks

Our early opinion of that the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act closely resembles the federal Affordable Health Care Act in one important form.  That’s right. Its name was meant to impress more than describe.  More...

Columns

Health care not a fret for college-age kids for now

A column

I don’t have to worry about getting sick.  Unfortunately, many young adults between the age of 18 and 26 can’t say the same.  More...

Snyder’s courtship with labor going nowhere

They are dating. They are working on getting along but marriage is not in the cards.  Welcome to the unusual and perplexing dance between Gov. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 21   The Vernon F. Lawson Jr. Living Trust to James N. and Marjorie R. Bartosiewiez, Lots 145 and 146, Cherry Home Shores No. 2, Leelanau Township, ($157,500).  Colin G. and Charlotte M. Ferguson to Brad A. and Cheryl L. More...

Midweek Fourth sparkles brightly

Having the Fourth of July fall smack dab in the middle of the week didn’t seem to dissuade anyone from visiting Leelanau County.  In fact, it appears that a couple of parades, fireworks displays, a flag raising and even a patriotic sing-al More...

Marina parking hits bottleneck

Elmwood Township’s plan to purchase the former Brewery Creek development for use as a parking lot across from the township marina on M-22 has hit a major snag.  More...

Health director demoted due to ‘harassment’ complaints

Female employees say former director went ‘far beyond’ his role as boss

The director of the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department has been demoted and his salary cut in half amid allegations that he sexually harassed female staff members.  More...

HAVING A BALL

  SARA SMITH, 13, of Climax, was thrilled to catch a beach ball tossed from a float yesterday in the Glen Arbor Fourth of July parade. |align=left|width=170|height=250|link=node]  More...

Sports

Four diamond gems on elite team

Glen Lake was a dominant force in girls softball and in the Northwest Conference.  The Lakers also dominated the inaugural 10-member girls softball/ track Enterprise Dream Team.  More...

Picard Co-MVP in Northwest softball

Paige Picard of Glen Lake was named Co-Most Valuable Player in Northwest Conference girls softball.  The centerfielder and leadoff hitter was one of four Lakers named to the first-team. More...

Glen Lake’s Picard repeats as Division 4 All-Stater

Paige Picard has been a big hit for the Glen Lake girls softball team the past four seasons.  So it comes as no surprise that the 18-year-old senior centerfielder and leadoff batter was a repeat All-Stater in Division 4 softball.  Picard wa 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...

Five distinctive homes around Leland part of Aug. 8 tour

Tickets for biennial event are $15 More than 600 people are expected to participate in the tour.

The Howard’s “possum lodge” is just one of five homes featured in the Leland Women’s Civic Club 2012 Home Tour, Aug. More...

Letters

Floodplains and FIRMs raise more questions

To the Editor:   Floodplains and FIRMs — Status?  More...

President’s choices going against the laws of the land

To the Editor:   Another vacuous Presidential platitude ... ”it’s the right thing to do for the America people!” Surely he’s joking!  More...

NCAC, schools usage agreement misleading

To the Editor:   Your page two story in the June 28 Enterprise about a new use agreement between Northport Public School and the Northport Community Arts Center is misleading in several respects.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Taylor N. Peters, 19, 4242 Barnes Road, Traverse City — Probation violation hearing adjourned, held in Traverse City.  Michael G. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 2:51 a.m.— Empire — Wife locked in bedroom, upset with friends who were there.  Last Thursday, 6:17 a.m. — Lake Leelanau — Walking by and heard man and woman arguing loudly in front of their house.  More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Thomas G. Power Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr.   More...