July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Former developers of courthouse property ticketed by Leelanau Co.

The former developers of the county courthouse property in Leland have been issued a ticket for renting out their townhouse without an occupancy permit.  More...

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'TOP DOG' CHOICES

Partial line-up of Omena mayoral candidates

MIKA IS Lhasa Apso owned by Helen Putnam Bradley. More...

Board discusses fire dept. changes

Details on efforts to make all fire department personnel employees of the Glen Lake Fire Department were discussed this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  More...

G-A wants signs to lead trail cyclists away from businesses

Way-finding signs directing users of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail around Glen Arbor rather than through the commercial district were approved this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  More...

Life in Leelanau

IN HOT WATER

Lake Michigan temps way above average

Water temperatures in Lake Michigan this year are way above the 20-year average, according to George Leshkevich, a physical research scientist at NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL).  More...

Art’s offers easy fresh, veggie recipe

This week’s recipe comes from Bonnie Nescot of Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. She tells us this is an adaptation of a recipe originally from Food & Wine Magazine. It was also an entry it in the Empire Asparagus Festival Recipe Contest. More...

Leland Board approves generator upgrade

An upgrade to a generator that will allow school to remain open, with basic utilities when there is an outage, was approved this week by the Leland Board of Education.  More...

Views

County needs to balance fiscal responsibility with service level for seniors

Just as we were starting to adjust to the notion that federal assistance programs must be made available to all “senior citizens” who reach the ripe old age of 60, we learned at a County Board of Commissioners meeting that a national effo More...

Onward, Alisha

Remember when Alisha Glass was an attentive volleyball team manager, belly-high to high school players and her always-attentive mother, Laurie?  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Thomas J. Phillips Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Michael Stepka

Jose L. Perez, 19, 1819 Radcliff Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; eight hours community service added to sentence; probation continued with all terms and conditions.  More...

Magistrate Court

Gina M. Taylor, 20, 4846 Wyatt Road, Traverse City — Ran stop sign; $120 fines and costs.  Kiel T. Hilts, 28, 4884 Cedar Knoll Dr., Traverse City — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone, reduced from 72 mph; $100 fines and costs.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Ronald L. and Lisanne M. Winowieki to themselves, Section 11, Cleveland Township.  Kamps Family Limited Partnership and Dick L. and Lynn C. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Bela Lantos and Kathleen A. Gibb  Randy R. Tessin and Heather N. Wise  Jimson E. Cockrell and Leanne M. Young  Anthony T. Sams and Tashena Raphael  Kevin A. Cataldo and Jessica L. Pike  Philip D. Schaff and Corinne E. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Jeannette A. Hunt, 95, of Northport, died June 30 in Suttons Bay Village.  Phyllis J. Neason, 89, of Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, died July 7 in Elmwood Township.  Edward S. More...

Good work

County workers think highly of service they offer

Survey turns up ‘turf’ and ‘in-fighting’ concerns in county workforce   Employees of Leelanau County feel very good about the service they provide to residents, although internal strife seems to dominate their concerns.&n More...

Union effort may affect millage vote

Firefighters voted to unionize shortly after last millage vote   The last time the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority asked voters to renew a millage levy, the measure carried by just seven tenths of a percentage point.  More...

Sports

Norse alumni Darling takes over soccer program

Ben Darling is excited about his first varsity coaching job.  The 23-year-old is also excited about coaching soccer at his alma mater — Suttons Bay.  And the 2007 grad, who went on to play four years at Kalamazoo College, is even more More...

Football fundamentals camp, led by TC Wolves, Saturday at Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay High School will be the site of a football skills development camp run by the semipro Traverse City Wolves players and coaching staff.  The camp, open to youths 8-14 years of age, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

State cycling championship changes course, bypasses Cedar

They’re changing the course for the Michigan State Road Championship on Sunday, Aug. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Glad to see NPS has found more dirt to pave over

To the Editor:   I am glad that the National Park Service is finding more areas to pave over.  I was afraid that we were running out.  Max Old Bear  Horizon Drive, Traverse City   More...

Dixieland & Chocolate make an unbeatable team

To the Editor:   If the Dixieland Jazz didn’t do it, the wafting of the incredible chocolate desserts throughout the lobby of the Northport Community Arts Center clearly got you in the mood at the annual benefit for the Leelanau Children&r More...

Preschool tax is a serious movement worth considering

To the Editor:   Thank you for putting the article “Preschool tax off the table” on the front page of the Leelanau Enterprise.  More...

Columns

Paving way on Leelanau Trail a credit to many

A column

There’s another dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on a Leelanau County trail Friday.  Which one you ask? It’s the newly paved 6.5-mile section of the Leelanau Trail, which I call “my” East Coast trail.  More...

Dem fundraiser shows riff in labor, business unions

Solidarity forever appears to be only a slogan and not words to live by in the labor movement.  Organized labor wants you to believe that everyone is on the same page, all fighting for the same stuff and united from top to bottom.  The busi More...