May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rumors fly of ‘Loaf sale

The person believed to be the true owner of Sugar Loaf Resort has announced that he’s investing in a major real estate project in downstate Troy — fueling speculation that a sale of the longshuttered Leelanau County winter sports mecca ma More...

Bill to restrict booms; Empire takes no chances

Bill Dickinson, who lives in Empire Village, was awakened at 3 a.m. Wednesday by fireworks that went off just feet from his home.  Dickinson is hoping that a resolution banning fireworks from being set off from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. More...

Local News

Glen Lake volunteer, current employee dies

Students at Glen Lake Elementary School had one fewer smiling face to greet them when they returned to class Tuesday.  Sindy Vertel, a longtime volunteer and 15-year employee at the school, died Saturday of natural causes. She was 60.  More...

Leland student raising funds for South American kids

Leland senior Isabelle Scott is in Sucre, Bolivia helping meet the needs of children in one of the poorest countries in South America.  Scott, a Suttons Bay/Leelanau County Rotary Club foreign exchange student, is reaching out to her family and More...

Correction:

The name of the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation (TBEDC) was incorrectly stated in a story published last week as the Grand Traverse Economic Development Corporation. More...

Life in Leelanau

Fixing up old homes new priority for Habitat

Houses in Leelanau County owned by qualified residents could be in the market for some home repair within a year.  Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region has started a Home Repair Program to help families repair their current homes, rather t More...

County taking new look at its low-interest loan program

Catherine Parker of Lake Leelanau said she might not still be in business — or living in her home — without the boost she’s receiving through the Leelanau County Homeowner Assistance Program.  More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers crunchy potato bites

Randy Chamberlain, chef/owner of Glen Arbor’s Blu, provides this week’s selection — an easy, fun way to use the leftover mashed potatoes in the refrigerator. More...

Views

our opinion

‘Cookie-cutter’ EDC has no mission here

What if the model commonly used by governments in Michigan to attract growth is flawed for Leelanau County?  More...

Young hunter’s success ruined with suggestion he violated gun safety rules

Editor’s note: This forum is in response to a May 16 Enterprise letter to the editor by Dr. Rodney L. Robinson   Dear old crank/curmudgeon,  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Kimberly A. More...

Magistrate Court

Dennis P. Fehrenbach, 33, 7430 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City — Expired plate; $90 fines and costs.  Kelsey E. Schultz, 27, 347 W. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 20  Andrew P. and Colleen K. Sabatine to themselves, Bay Ridge Estates Condominium, Elmwood Township.  Polly A. Bayorin to herself and Rhonda Weber and H. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, May 22. 3:57 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Single car, off road into ditch at M-204 near Macksey.  Thursday, 5:36 a.m. — Empire Township — Large trees covering both lanes. More...

New program calls on seniors, relieves worries

The fear of isolation no longer has to be on the minds of Leelanau County senior citizens.  Leelanau County Senior Services has started the Keeping Independent Seniors Safe, or K.I.S.S., a free telephone reassurance program offered to adults 60 More...

Lakeshore visitation record may not last

If Memorial Day weekend was any indication, the new record for visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — and across the Leelanau Peninsula, for that matter — may not stand long.  More...

Lakeshore revisits fall budget cuts

Sequestration cuts planned in the fall that could once again close up bathrooms and Pierce Stocking Scenic Trail in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore may be avoided.  More...

Enthusiasm strong for fewer grads

Richard Rosendall has spent his entire career at Glen Lake. Peter Arts has spent the past 1 1/2 years at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor.  Both young men feel prepared for the future that lies before them. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Borkovich makes pitch for title

Like a lot of Leelanau County seniors with all the book work complete and commencement looming, Walter Borkovich has a lot on his plate.  But the 17-year-old Traverse City West senior also has a lot going for him on the mound, too.  The Mic More...

S-B, Glen Lake get nothing for split

It was winner-take-all Friday for Glen Lake and Suttons Bay in a make-up Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader.  Neither the Norse or the Lakers, however, had their wishes come true. More...

Lakers avenge loss with district victory

The Glen Lake girls soccer team avenged an earlier loss in the Division 4 district opener Tuesday.  Next up, Harbor Springs today at Traverse City West.  The host Lakers got an early strike from Ty Fessell and a second-half goal by Kira Sur 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...

Northport fireworks leader says he didn’t step down

To the Editor:   I was and still am a long term supporter of Northport and its efforts to support the Fourth of July celebrations and all of the holidays meaning.  More...

Letters

Port Greilickville is better name than Port Leelanau

To the Editor:   To: Elmwood Township officials.  Port Leelanau — Really?  There are so many places/businesses that are ‘Something Leelanau’ or Leelanau Something.’ Why not Port Greilickville — doorway to More...

Rejected settlement offer in sewer suit is disappointing

To the Editor:   I am responding to your recent editorial regarding the Hunt- Leelanau Forum Michigan Environmental Protection Act (MEPA) litigation settlement offer.  More...

Tribe housing project a good one

To the Editor:   Recently the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa allocated resources to the improvement of their housing project located on Stallman, McKeese, and N. Peshawbestown Roads (“back forty”).  More...

Columns

A column

I miss it, but yard work isn’t in my deck of cards

I never in a million years thought I would say this, but I miss doing yard work.  More...

10 political questions and answers to boot

It’s quiz time. A chance to test your memory on the back porch or hammock at your chalet up north.  The following questions are from a variety of blogs that have appeared here over the last year or so. More...