December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Former health director seeks to clear name

Bill Crawford wants to tell his side of the story.  The former director of the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department will have an opportunity Friday at a special meeting of the district Board of Health board.  More...

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Chamber to host holiday gathering

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host its Holiday Business After Hours gathering next Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Road Commission gets new trucks

Two new snowplows have already been delivered to the Leelanau County Road Commission and a third will be delivered on Friday. More...

Church plans craft workshop

Keswick United Methodist Church in Suttons Bay will hold a Three Kings Christmas Craft Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. More...

Life in Leelanau

Dinners to go fuel student’s DC trip

Dick Wilson, who shares cooking duties with his wife, didn’t really feel like rattling the pots and pans on Tuesday. The Leelanau Township resident also believes in supporting local students.  More...

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

It was standing room only for the season two opener of the Glen Arbor Art Association’s Readers’ Theater, held at the association’s small studio and office building on Pine Street.  More...

More music to the ears — Christmas concert kicks off weekend events

Once again there will be plenty of holiday activities this weekend in Leelanau County.  The fun begins Friday night in Northport when the Leelanau Children’s Choir and Leelanau Youth Ensemble present their 20th annual Madrigal Christmas Co More...

Views

our opinion

Judge right. Settlement must include payout   We strongly agree with the judge.  More...

What if the real experts are right?

Reader's Forum:

If I were a nuclear engineer, and a climatologist announced he had the chops to judge the growing consensus among nuclear engineers, I might be amused, maybe curious. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Nov. 7  Denise A. Hessen and Lynn M. Lewis to themselves, Lot 17, Lakeview Subdivision, Empire Village.  Russell P. and Jane A. Packard to the Russell P. and Jane A. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Ramiro Guzman-Coronilla and Patricia Garcia-Sanchez  David Fox Jr. and Debra A. Gibbs  Michael S. Meteer and Erin M. Dendrinos   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Family Reflections Photography; 2160 E. Gatzke Road, Cedar — By Cristobal J. Pina-Gautler, 2160 E. Gatzke Road, Cedar.  Leelanau Realty; P.O. Box 44, 6159 S. Forest Haven Dr., Glen Arbor — By John W. Peppler, P.O. More...

Skiing out, fingers point

Organizers of the private non-profit Sugar Loaf Mountain Club have formally abandoned their effort to work a deal with Sugar Loaf Resort owner Kate Wickstrom to offer cross-country skiing and other activities at the defunct ski resort this winter. More...

Leelanau teachers make grade through evaluations

Leelanau teachers have been rated “effective” in what they do in the first set of evaluations reported to the State of Michigan.  Legislation adopted last year by the state in its bid for “Race to the Top” federal funds r More...

Sports

Correction:

The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club Christmas tree sale, on M-72 just east of Co. Road 669, is staffed on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Last week’s Enterprise had the incorrect starting time. We regret the error.   More...

Leland netters earn All-State recognition

All-State volleyball players at Leland Public High School have been a dime a dozen under Laurie Glass’ tutelage.  But for 16-year-old senior Brooke Olesnavage, who was named to the Class D All-State team last week by the Michigan Interscho More...

Eagles get win, much-needed rest

The St. Mary girls basketball team needed a win and a break at the end of the first week of the season.  The Eagles got both.  St. 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

Cut back, save resources is a good holiday gift

To the Editor:   What’s the greatest gift you can give?  The greatest gift you can give to your family, friends, and people/wildlife community would be to make a written commitment to seriously do those things that you can do which of More...

It’s time to take back America

For the past four years Mitch McConnell and his Republican cohorts have opposed all of President Obama’s initiatives in their goal of making him a “one term President.” They failed.  Karl Rove and his Crossroads for America and More...

Fiscal crisis needs to be solved now

To the Editor:   We have been waiting way too long for Congressional action on the fiscal crisis.  Excuses: summer breaks, holiday breaks, campaign breaks and now “Lame Duck session.” Obstruction/ delays no longer acceptable.&nb More...

Columns

Holidays for military families are different

A column

I had an early Christmas dinner last week at my sister’s house downstate so my two kids and I could meet up with my nephew and his bride. More...

Legalizing pot could soon be a ballot issue

You don’t have to be a genius to figure this out: It’s only a matter of time before Michigan voters get a shot at legalizing marijuana. More...