October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed county budget again draws from savings

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners appears on the verge of approving a 2013 county budget that expects to dig into the county’s wellendowed savings account to balance expenses for the second straight year.  More...

Sports

Lakers win a share of NW title, want more

Don’t expect the Glen Lake football team to rest on its laurels after winning at least a share of the Northwest Conference football title.  The Lakers improved their record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northwest, earning at least a portio More...

Suttons Bay looking for a win at Mesick Friday

Two teams that have taken their lumps will have a chance to beat up on each other Friday. And one, for the first time this season, will claim a victory.  More...

Kokowicz fills No. 1 void for Leelanau tennis team

Glen Lake’s Parker Kokowicz was hoping to play some tougher tennis competition by now.  But an injury to his serving shoulder shut him down temporarily.  Now the senior tennis phenom and No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Fruit of the Vines

Roberto Martinez put in his ear piece and enjoyed some music during lunch Monday.  Then it was back to work at Bel Lago Vineyard and Winery, near Cedar. More...

Grapes galore! Good wine and weather bringing in tourists

There are four things on the shopping list of George and Nora Edgar, who make a sojourn to Leelanau County about twice a year: Wine, smoked fish, cheese and smelt — in that order.  And on the list of wineries visited by the Alma couple, Wi More...

Chimoski’s offers delicious dessert

Chimoski Bakery of Suttons Bay

We are pleased to have another recipe submitted by Tina Baker at Chimoski Bakery in this week’s County Cuisine column.  More...

Views

Novel thought: a permit with no fee

our opinion

Wouldn’t it be nice if Leelanau County made it a point to regulate without charging?  We’re referring to an effort begun at the County Board of Commissioners and Road Commission levels to take a more aggressive role to ensure safety More...

Contain spending before new officials take office

We’d like to go on record early in the conversation as opposed to paying elected public officials for a week or two of training prior to their taking office.  More...

Columns

Flying high under TSA’s extra layers of security

Travel by air just isn’t what it used to be — at least for me.  And although I did lose my seat on my return Delta Airlines flight from LA, it pales in comparison to the loose seats some poor folks sat in on an American Airlines flig More...

Each statewide ballot question has its merits

Citizens are getting lazy about doing their homework on the ballot proposals. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Sept. 17 James G. and Claudia R. Jackson to Wilderness 8 LLC, Apt. B8, Wilderness Condominium, Glen Arbor Township. Sept. 18 Ryan G. Selby to Nicole D. Westrick, Section 22, Empire Township. More...

New assumed names filed in county

The Food Travelers Guide; 5711 E. Rice Road, Cedar — By Jason Kwiatkowski, 5711 E. Rice Road, Cedar. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Carl A. Emmert, 88, of Leelanau Township, died Sept. 14 in Leelanau Township. Charline K. Rae, 86, of Elwood Township, died Sept. 15 in Elmwood Township. Douglas W. Warner, 57, of New York, died Sept. 21 in Leelanau Township. John B. More...

Timeless Beauty

While the date of a full moon can be accurately predicted, determining when Leelanau’s foliage will reach peak color is a bit more of an art. More...

Eyes again turn to Sugar Loaf

Members of the nonprofit Sugar Loaf Mountain Club are once again trying to convince Sugar Loaf Resort owner Kate Wickstrom to allow them to lease her property for cross country skiing this winter and let them fix a ski lift so some downhill skiing mi More...

Special Sections

Local News

72-pound melon!

One of the more unusual stories published last week in our Fall Home section dealt with a “behemoth” 40-pound watermelon grown by Gerry and Shirley Dunklow of Lake Leelanau.  At least that was the weight of the melon as estimated by More...

Colors turning; snowfall contest officially underway

The frost hasn’t quite been on the pumpkin, but the Enterprise readers may be already thinking about how much snow will fall in Leelanau County over the next six months.  More...

Health dept. balks at loosening regs plan

A proposal for point of sale (POS) inspection of septic systems in the county has surfaced again.  Tom Fountain, environmental health director for the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, had been expected last week to make a recommendation on a p More...

Outdoors

Oak falls on roof of park’s oldest cabin

The oldest mainland structure within the National Park was damaged last week when a tree fell on its roof.  Park Service staff was on the job Tuesday securing the Kraitz cabin on Co. Rd. 669 in Cleveland Township.  More...

Opponents seek proposed trail plans

Several people who live along Traverse Lake Road attended Tuesday’s Leelanau County Road Commission meeting to ask for help in obtaining engineering and design plans for the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail planned for that area.  More...

SUCCESSFUL YOUTH HUNTERS

Pictures continue to flow in following the youth deer hunt, held Sept. 22-23.

KALEB ROSSI, 10, of Traverse City, shot his first buck, a 5-pointer on private property in Empire while hunting with his dad, Jake. 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...

Letters

Letters welcomed…

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters must include the author’s name, full address and telephone number. More...

Proposal 2 ad is an insult to voters

To the Editor:  Voters are not ignorant. More...

Vote no on too long, complex Leland ordinance

To the Editor:  The letter in the 9/27/2012 Enterprise, ‘Leland officials ignore state law,’ explained Leland Township’s peculiar planning and zoning practices.  The ordinance is too long and complex. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Joseph E. Weatherholt, 43, 106 E. More...

Magistrate Court

Lynda M. Roman, 25, 10710 E. Pobuda Road, Suttons Bay – Disobey stop sign, $120 fines and costs.  Kelly M. Rice, 42, 10495 S. Walnut Dr., Traverse City – Careless driving, $170 fines and costs.  Ronnie C. Korson, 36, 994 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, 10:10 p.m., Elmwood Township — Male standing in the southbound lane of M-22, hitchhiking.  Friday, 10:48 a.m., Elmwood Township —Black pickup truck dumping yard trash and garbage bags at the end of a private drive.&n More...