June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County getting hodgepodge of fireworks laws

Empire and Cleveland township boards this week said ‘yes’ to less boom-booms, adding to a growing list of Leelanau County townships who are limiting both the days and hours that fireworks can be exploded.  Empire Village and Leland T More...

Local News

Tea fundraiser to help cancer patients

Diane Paré is bringing a little bit of London to Leelanau County.  The Suttons Bay resident, along with her committee of 12, will host the fourth annual La-Tea-Da High Tea to raise money for the Leelanau Cancer Fund. More...

Lighthouse goes all out for autism families

Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Leelanau Township will host its second annual Autism Awareness Family Weekend.  The lighthouse, which was named the first official “Autism Speaks: Michigan is Listening” destination this year, provides a More...

Genuine Leelanau benefit June 20

Genuine Leelanau co-presidents Cherryll Frick and Molly Phinny and the board of Genuine Leelanau will host a fundraiser next Thursday, June 20 at the Habitat Discovery Center near Omena.  More...

Life in Leelanau

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 30  Tucker & Tucker Partnership to Tucker & Tucker LLC, Section 33, Elmwood Township.  Sue A. More...

TESTING THE WATER

Water quality at county beaches last week was “excellent,” based on findings of the first results of an expanded sampling program.  More...

First Empire home sold under new septic ordinance

Empire realtor Laura Sielaff recently sold the first home in Empire Village to be inspected under the village’s new Point of Sale Septic Ordinance.  More...

Views

our opinion

Village residents’ voices missing in office move   Most of our concern over the Suttons Bay Village government’s hasty decision to rent office space from one of its council members is procedural in nature.  But even if some sens More...

A column

One graduate stands out among the others

I celebrated my two-year anniversary at the Enterprise earlier this week. More...

Snyder’s waffling may cost him re-election votes

For obvious reasons nobody in the capitol press corps would ever admit this publicly. But if you applied a little truth serum, some would begrudgingly concede that Gov. More...

 

Documents of 'cop case' remain sealed

We may never know how four Leelanau County deputies who sued the county and its former sheriff ended up winning a $625,000 settlement earlier this year after nearly four years of bitter litigation. More...

Child program denied

Early childhood development advocates are livid over a Leelanau County Board of Commissioners recommendation not to forward their request for Grand Traverse Band gaming funds on to the Tribal Council.  More...

Of fish flies, strawberries and cherries

You know you live in northern Michigan when you’re sweeping away fish flies, looking forward to munching on fresh strawberries and wondering if local sweet cherries will be ready for the National Cherry Festival.  Here’s an update on More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lakers best on soccer pitch

Glen Lake’s successful push for the inaugural Greater Northwest Conference girls soccer championship wasn’t just one thing — it was at least five-fold.  And it started with Ty Fessell and Clare Slack up front, Kira Surber and H More...

Lakers advance to semis after comeback

The Glen Lake baseball team for the umpteenth time this season got behind in a big game.  But just like all but one of them, the Lakers came storming back to win in the quarterfinals at Traverse City West.  More...

Sneed wins D-4 golf regional in playoff

Joel Sneed is headed to the Division 4 state golf finals Friday with just one thought in mind — winning the individual state title.  The Leland sophomore put himself in a good position to do just that, winning the regional last Thursday at More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10 a.m. — Leelanau Conservancy Trail-building Walk: Swanson Preserve.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Military Justice Act deserves support, so do the women

To the Editor:   This letter is in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act, as proposed by Congressman Dan Beneshek.  My daughter had joined the service in 2009 and enjoyed it immensely. More...

Motorcycle noise disturbing peace in Suttons Bay

To the Editor:   More...

Whitefish dinner fundraising effort deserves thanks

To the Editor:   The 32nd Ross Lange Whitefish Dinner was another success due to the generous donation of Carlson’s Fishery. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Brooke A. Murphy, 31, 7355 Hill St., Elk Rapids — Pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and drunken/impaired driving; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for June 28. More...

Magistrate Court

Stanley Garvin, 78, 9765 S. Tower Road, Maple City — Failed to yield; $110 fines and costs.  Cameron G. Quinn, 18, 8640 N. Manitou Trail, Northport — Speeding; $120 fines and costs.  Neil E. More...