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Cold Lake Michigan takes life from Ann Arbor boy

A holiday camping trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes turned deadly Monday night for an 8-year-old boy from Ann Arbor.  The boy, whose name was being withheld as of press time Tuesday pending family notification, died after the canoe in which he and his More...

Sports

G-A tennis champs crowned

Kim Guilbeau and Betsy Netherton regained the top spot in the annual Glen Arbor Tennis Tournament.  The Glen Arbor women defeated Laura Wiesen of Glen Arbor and Jessica Murphy of Grand Rapids, 7-6, 6-2, in the women’s doubles finals on Fri More...

TRACK/GOLF dream team

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Eight repeaters on 14-member golf/track Dream Team

Fourteen athletes — more than half of them repeaters — have been named to the track and golf Enterprise Dream Team.  The elite team, which includes three repeaters among the five girls chosen, were all nominated by their respective c More...

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coming events

TONIGHT  5:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous: Primary Purpose Group; St. Michael’s Church basement, 315 W. Broadway St., Suttons Bay.  7 p.m. More...

Letters

Glen Arbor tree destruction raises awareness

To the Editor:   On January 26, 2012, your article on the trespass and wanton destruction of trees on private property in Glen Arbor in order to improve the view of Lake Michigan for a few Homestead condominium owners raised community awareness More...

Sugar Loaf may be — Ou Sont Les Neiges — gone forever

Upon reading the Leelanau Visitors Guide 2013 it occurred to me that what is missing from it, is how much of what was once a jewel of the Leelanau Peninsula is gone for now and the foreseeable future.  More...

Thanks for supporting Leland fireworks

To the Editor:   The Leland Community Improvement Association would like to thank the many generous donors to the Leland Fireworks display in the past years.  More...

Columns

A column

Fourth of July memories — all in the family

I can’t believe it's the Fourth of July.  I have spent many a 4th up here because being up north for the 4th is a big deal for most families, including mine.  This is the week that my parents ride their Harleys up, and in past years, More...

Snyder’s bullying of GOP senate leader fun to watch

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm had her Andy Dillon. Gov. Rick Snyder has his Randy Richardville.  More...

 

Inns full up

But overall business picture not so clear

County innkeepers say their rooms are filled for the July 4th holiday.  More...

Leelanau’s a busy peninsula for holiday

Kelly and Majean Sparks of Lake Leelanau kick off their Fourth of July celebration each year in song at the Patriotic Song & Hymn Fest at the Village Green in Leland. More...

Look before you light

For the rest of this month it will be percussions without repercussions in most of Leelanau County.  After that, a patchwork quilt of fireworks ordinances adopted around the county over the last couple of months will go into effect.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Retired school personnel plan meeting

A special school music program will be performed at the next meeting of the Leelanau County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP).  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:50 a.m. More...

Open house set for rehabilitation

Tendercare of Leelanau will host a “rehab open house” on Tuesday, July 23, from 1-3 p.m.  Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists will be there to answer questions.  Refreshments will be served.  More...

Every year itch returns

Usual victims of swimmers itch are kids

Swimmers itch appears to be alive and well in Leelanau County again this summer.  Already, a few cases of the nasty rash have been reported by swimmers in north and south Lake Leelanau. More...

Life in Leelanau

Hooking Kids on Fishing

The official count was 400 kids, 300 adults,dults 650 hot dogs and endless smilessmiles.  Pete Taylor’s confident of the last figure. The first three are rough estimates.  More...

S-B educator, coach calls it quits

Roger Arvo, a fixture at Suttons Bay School for 30 years, has retired.  Arvo, who education guru Larry Lezotte has done “whatever it takes” to help students succeed, cleaned out his office last week. More...

County Cuisine

Trish’s offers grilled chicken recipe

Trish Kropp, of Trish’s Dishes in Lake Leelanau, sent us this week’s recipe. Tandoori-style chicken, traditionally prepared in a clay oven, is a great way to add some variety to the summer grilling season.  More...

Views

our opinion

Environmental lawsuit was grand waste

One of the state’s most expensive municipal sewer systems, at least when measured against the number of households served, now has another distinction. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Rebecca J. Nagy, 31, 1423 W. Kasson Center Road, Maple City — Pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended license; bond continued; pretrial conference set for July 5.  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Rebecca J. Nagy, 32, 1423 W. Kasson Center Road, Maple City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Trisha A. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   June 17  Rick T. Vulgamott to himself and Suzanne M. Vulgamott, Section 22, Glen Arbor Township.  The Estate of Doris L. Core to Timothy L. and Victoria L. More...