April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Retiring director put kids first

The captain at the helm of the Leelanau Children’s Center (LCC) for the past 25-plus years is changing tack and sailing on to other adventures.  Maggie Sprattmoran, who has served as the director of LCC since 1986, is retiring effective Ma More...

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Chamber, PlantMasters sponsor events

PlantMasters of Suttons Bay will hold its fourth annual Garden Party next Thursday, April 11, in conjunction with the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours meeting.  The Chamber event will start at 5:30 p.m. More...

Leelanau wineries dominate event

The creations of local wineries and vineyards will be among those featured at the Michigan Wine Showcase set for Monday, April 15.  The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is sponsoring the event at The Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.  More...

Small homes are vogue, but should there be a minimum?

Less may be enough. Or it could be for those building homes in Centerville Township.  An April 24 public hearing is set for a proposal to do away with a minimum square-footage for single-family housing.  More...

Outdoors

FISH ON!

Lawrence and Matt Duperon were enjoying some sun and the last ice Saturday fishing on Cleveland Township’s Bass Lake.  Reeling in some small perch was just an added bonus for the Lake Leelanau father and son.  “We try to get out More...

Omena ice boaters get rare ice in April

Just when you think it’s going to be a year with no ice-boating, Mother Nature surprises you with enough ice to get out on Mougey’s Lake — which is exactly what Bob and Julie Krist did on Monday. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of 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

Other thriving Northport businesses left out

To the Editor:  More...

Mindless obstruction

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Northport coverage slanted, inaccurate

To the Editor:  I love my new home town of Northport, but lament the uncivil hostility shown publicly to its elected governors and the inaccurate and unduly sympathetic slant given it by your reporter, Mike Spencer.  More...

Columns

Darling Clementine leaves memory behind

Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling Clementine!  Thou art lost and gone forever  Dreadful sorry, Clementine   Ben Hohnke lost an old friend this winter.  More...

Having a bias prevents listening to both sides

Today’s lesson boys and girls is on media bias.  Alright. Alright. Everyone settle down now. No one wants to be sent to time out for acting out even though the temptation is real.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 21  Philip A. and Joan M. Donatelli to the Joan M. Donatelli Revocable Trust, Section 11, Cleveland Township.  John R. and Janice Markusic to the Janice Markusic Revocable Trust, Section 26, Cleveland Township.  More...

Deaths recorded in county

Alice E. Cheek, 80, of Empire Township, died March 20 in Empire Township.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Bay Breeze Ad Specialties; 1561 S. Cherry Blossom Lane, Suttons Bay — By Ginger Schultz, P.O. Box 1291, Traverse City.  Bluewater Appraisal; 10331 E. Grandview Road, Traverse City — By Jason Miller, 10331 E. More...

Real drugs for real drug abusers

Prescription opiates change nature of drug abuse

With nearly 9 million people taking too many prescription drugs in this country, their abuse has become a national epidemic.  And while it may be a bitter pill to swallow, it’s a trend that is evident in Leelanau County, according to sever More...

Swinging into Spring

EMMA ROHRER, 2, of Leland enjoys swinging on a swing set at the Glen Arbor Township Park on Satuday. Emma got a few pushes from her father, Andy, and her grandpa, Paul Yared of Glen Arbor. More...

Fencing out Mother Nature

Taking the family dog for a romp through a local vineyard or the horse for a trot though the neighbor’s orchard may soon be a thing of the past, unless their owners start bringing along a pooper-scooper.  A new rule proposed by the Food an More...

Sports

Leelanau foursome has a seat in the Final 4

Michigan basketball fans around the county will be watching the Wolverines take on Syracuse in the NCAA Final 4 Saturday night about 9 p.m.  But none will have as good a view as Maple City’s Bill and Bruce Lee, Bill’s son John or Emp More...

SPRINGING AHEAD

Norse have high hopes, plenty of returnees

The Suttons Bay boys baseball team can’t wait to take the field.  Forget the snow-covered diamond earlier this week, the Norse return eight regulars off last year's Northwest Conference runner-up squad.  First pitch is scheduled for t More...

Lakers making pitch for another conference title

The Glen Lake boys won conference championships in the fall and winter, so this spring, some of the same boys are going for the trifecta.  The Lakers, who are hoping to open the regular season next Wednesday, April 10 by hosting St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Building boards and confidence

Students on spring break at the Maritime Heritage Alliance aren’t walking on water. More...

Summer canoe expeditions in the plans

Anyone who’s wondered how folks in Michigan got around before planes, trains and automobiles can find out for themselves by signing up for canoepaddling expeditions with the Maritime Heritage Alliance.  More...

Trish’s offers grits dish for any meal

This week’s recipe comes from Trish Kropp, owner of Trish’s Dishes in Lake Leelanau.  She tells us these grits are delicious and very easy to make.  Trish’s Dishes offers take-home-dinners, which are a nice meal to heat-up More...

Views

If race card keeps school buses running, then play it

our opinion

It’s a product of how convoluted our governments have become that common sense need only be applied when minority populations are about to be disenfranchised.  More...

Freezing through a ‘normal’ spring

The complaints are becoming deafening, telling us that whatever romantic qualities may arise from a long winter’s night before the fireplace have long since headed for spring break.  Snow in March is unwelcome. More...

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Courts

Dispatch Blotter

March 27, 8:39 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Caller requesting help getting son to Munson Medical Center. Loud verbal confrontation now. Was physical, but unhurt. Son has left on a bicycle heading southbound.  March 27, 10:37 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Matthew K. Rice, 40, 278 W. Burdickville Road, Maple City — Defective equipment; $95 fines and costs suspended.  Daniel S. Wilson, 36, 2860 N. More...