May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

We got your road sign

Nonprofits, Chamber benefit from project

Although some complaints have been heard about the need for a $1.3 million project to replace road signs in northern Michigan, non-profits in Leelanau and the county Chamber of Commerce will benefit.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

O’Reilly a Findley grad

Meghan Kyle O’Reilly, daughter of Karen O’Reilly of Cedar, has graduated magna cum laude from the University of Findley with a degree in business management. More...

FOUR NEW volunteers

for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program were sworn in on Tuesday by Probate and Family Court Judge Larry Nelson. More...

Correction:

Recommended substitutes for impatiens include coleus, begonia, New Guinea impatiens, caladium, fuchsia, browalia, torenia. A story that appeared last week, included substitutes that are primarily for sun.  Impatiens are shade-loving plants. More...

Life in Leelanau

Trail could lead to more visitors flocking

Leelanau County’s M-22 is at the heart of a new trail connecting birding sites in a three-county area.  The Sleeping Bear Birding Trail, the first birding trail of its kind in the state, will help guide bird lovers to 34 recommended sites More...

Lakeshore seeks input on Kasson trail

Members of the public are being asked to offer their thoughts on a National Park Service plan to develop a new trail system in the little-known Bow Lakes area of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

County Cuisine

Blu chef offers cool gourmet dessert

Chef/owner Randy Chamberlain of Blu in Glen Arbor, sent this week’s recipe for Apple Cider Sorbet. More...

Columns

A column

There’s a reason why my baby’s going north

A year ago my heart broke after my youngest daughter, Grace, learned she had been “wait listed” at the University of Michigan, due in part to a clerical error that was out of her hands.  Her sister, Emily, is the third generation of More...

Politicians asked to give ground as roads crumble

If you were a betting person, you’d be tempted to bet the farm that this GOP governor can not pull this off.  More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   April 25  The Mary Jo Rummel Revocable Living Trust to herself and Michael H. and Susan E. Rummel, Section 28, Suttons Bay Township.  Robert V. and Betty I. More...

State seeks to greatly expand doe kill

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recommending that 1,600 antlerless permits be issued in Leelanau County for deer hunting seasons starting this fall, the highest number in at least 15 years. More...

Preparing for online sales tax

Glen Arbor businessman Bob Sutherland said he is moving forward with plans to expand Internet sales through his business, the Cherry Republic, despite proposed changes in state and federal law that could require him and thousands of other online reta More...

Sports

Glen Lake girls in hunt for first NW title

The race for the first-ever Northwest Conference girls’ soccer title is heating up as the regular season schedule begins to wind down.  Glen Lake 5-6-1 overall and 4-0-1 put its unbeaten record on the line yesterday in Kingsley, facing the More...

St. Mary girls win Elk Rapids tourney

The St. Mary softball team’s first entry in the Elk Rapids Invitational Tournament couldn’t have gone much better.  More...

Classic battles on tap Friday

Suttons Bay has the worst record but a proficient pitcher in Jane Hursey. Glen Lake has an established program and quality athletes.  And 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

Background checks should be welcomed

To the Editor:   Before leaving Florida this spring, a couple of incidents caught my attention.  More...

Northport expenses hidden, billings redacted

To the Editor:   Recently, billings for cost of legal services regarding the Northport sewer project have been exposed. Let it be clear, it has not been the Northport municipality that voluntarily revealed those costs.  More...

Elmwood Twp. deserves credit

Editor’s note: Attorney Jim Young offered this email to several residents and officials of Elmwood Township. We are republishing it as a letter to the editor with his permission.   To: Supervisor Kelly  More...

Views

our opinion

To help a neighbor, help fill the money jar   “Just so you know, every dime that goes in the bucket goes back out to the community,” Gerry Shiffman said.  And so it has.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Daniel E. Burrell, 17, 2592 Beems Kwa Ma, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license; sentenced to credit for jail time served; to pay $380 in fines and costs.  Ryan M. Colvin, 31, 370 W. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   More...

13th Circut Court

Northport man sentenced in two different break-ins   Benny Lopez Jr., 23, of Northport, was sentenced on two charges Monday in 13th Circuit Court.  More...