April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Northport gets new legal bill

As Northport Village struggles under the weight of its own legal fees stemming from an environmental lawsuit, it’s being asked to pick up the costs from a second plaintiff.  More...

Drugs and alcohol: The costs of recovery, prevention

U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  No truer words could have been spoken when applied to the issue of substance abuse in the United States. More...

Local News

Bird lovers get an early start on festival with movie

The Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival will get underway a bit early with the Saturday, May 5 showing of “The Big Year” at the Bay Theatre. More...

Kaya Owl born

Aleigha Owl and Marcell Schocko of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Peshawbestown, are the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday, April 17 at 1:50 a.m.  Kaya Roseanne Owl weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21¼ inches in length.  Maternal grand More...

Breaking alcohol’s dependency

The following is a list of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held in Leelanau County:   Empire — Empire United Methodist Church, 1050 Michigan St., Sundays at 8 p.m.   Lake Leelanau — Lake Leelanau Fire Hall, Old M-204, Fridays at More...

Life in Leelanau

WORKS of ART By Patti Brandt Of The Enterprise staff

In his poem entitled “Misunderstood,” Northport freshman Seth Kellogg writes, “People never understand these kids who live under the secrets and wanna do things that no one ever did...”  More...

Leland students gear up for musical finale “Into the Woods”

Eight Leland seniors will spend their last days on the stage when the school presents “Into the Woods” over two weekends next month.  More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers recipe for bacon grease

Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of the restaurant Blu in Glen Arbor, sent this week’s recipe for bacon mayonnaise. This is a perfect use for your bacon grease!  More...

Views

our opinion

We prefer detail when it comes to taking minutes   We knew there was great variance in the detail of meeting minutes taken by clerks for villages, townships and the county. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Isaac A. Mikowski, 19, 405 Hillcrest, East Lansing — Pleaded guilty to minor-driving with blood alcohol content; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for Friday.  Kian M. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys

Jackie L. Gokey, 41, 107 A W. Meinrad St., Lake Leelanau — Expired plate; $110 fines and costs.  Jennifer M. Soller-Johnson, 41, 7121 W. Glenmere Road, Empire — Headlight out; $95 fines and costs suspended.  David J. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 12  The Dianne L. Flaugh Trust to Dianne L. Flaugh, Lot 55, Sunset Subdivision, Empire Township.  Dianne L. Flaugh to the Dianne L. Flaugh Trust, Lot 55, Sunset Subdivision, Empire Township.  Barbara Jauffret to Jonathan G. More...

Marriages performed

Alexander C. Zeits and Jennifer V. Pasbjerg on April 11 in Suttons Bay.  Stephen M. Hoskins and Sarah W. Arnebeck on April 15 in Elmwood Township.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Edna A. Rakes-Mitchell-Rae, 99, of Leland Township, died April 7 in Leland Township.  Gertrude E. Gould, 94, of Bellaire, died April 15 in Elmwood Township.   More...

Color coded

BATA rolls out ‘colorful’ bus schedule

Empire resident Trish Baker is a frequent bus rider, especially when roads are snowy or her car is on the fritz and she needs to get to her job in Traverse City.  “I love it,” Baker said of the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA More...

THE BLUES

UNDER CHANGES being rolled out May 6 by the Bay Area Transportation Authority, ‘link’ buses will be painted blue and white and ‘loop’ buses will be painted green and white. More...

Drug series, Part 4

Efforts aimed at drug abuse prevention and recovery are topics this week in our series. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse up to par in NW start

One round does not make a season, but for the Suttons Bay boys golf team it certainly is a good sign.  The Norsemen shot a 325 Monday at the Elmbrook Golf Course to claim the first Northwest Conference jamboree of the season. More...

Glen Lake kicks past Comets

After a somewhat tardy arrival of spring, the county’s three girls soccer teams have been busy trying to make up for lost time.  Leland topped Suttons Bay 5-2 and Glen Lake tied 1-1 Kingsley this week in Northwest Conference action.  More...

Spring sports under the weather

Mother Nature is the clear-cut winner this month in spring sports.  Since the start of spring sports in the first week of April, very few county games or meets have been held.  And the spring calendar now looks more like an airport schedule 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

County leaders miss out on helping neighbors forum

To the Edtior:   More...

Kelly’s vision for ISEA second to none

To the Editor:   Eric Carlson’s excellent article celebrating Tom Kelly’s career as executive director of Inland Seas Education Association is a most fitting tribute to Tom’s unique vision and extraordinary dedication to the he More...

S-B Chamber head surprised to see EDC dissolved

To the Editor:   As the 2013 president of the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, I was surprised to read of the Leelanau County Commissioners decision to dissolve our county’s economic development efforts.  More...

Columns

A column

Agenda 21 might be a coincidence — or not

Leelanau County residents should keep their eyes open for black helicopters circling overhead with United Nations markings, carrying blue-helmeted U.N. troops here to impose a New World Order on our community.  More...

State’s 9-1-1 jobs could be part of new turf war

Can you say turf war?  It looks like the legislature may be headed for another confrontation over downsizing the state’s Emergency 9-1-1 system which has about 150 call centers around the state. By comparison, New York City has one.  More...