July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Leelanau jubilation: Here come the cherries

Local fruit growers’ prayers were answered this week as much-needed rain early Monday and yesterday will help increase fruit size at the onset of the sweet cherry harvest. Tarts won’t be ready to shake for another week or so. More...

Special Sections

Sports

RAISING FUNDS ON THE RUN IN NORTHPORT

Chris Hughes and Ben Miller had the same plan for the annual American Cancer Society Run for Funds in Northport. More...

Callisto wins Ladies Day race

Thirteen boats turned out for the Northport Bay Yacht Club’s annual Ladies Day race on Saturday. More...

Dunes League plays game of two best balls

Nan Stewart, Kathy Fonte, Dorothy Manning and Rae Dumke posted a 61 to win the Dunes Women’s Golf League game of two best balls per foursome. Pat Spring, Mae Van Houzen, and Barb Fowler were second, two strokes back. More...

Life in Leelanau

Yellow clusters changing landscape

Folks along M-72’s commercial corridor don’t know where it came from, but a blanket of yellow flowers has covered their lawns and is choking out what was once a green landscape. More...

Suttons Bay man finds new beach grooming permit less cumbersome

David Almeter owns about 250 feet of shoreline property on West Grand Traverse Bay in Suttons Bay, property he has lived on for 25 years. More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers sweet summer berry salad

“Strawberry season is here — take advantage of it every way you can! We use organic arugula from Isadore Farm in Cedar and fresh berries from any roadside stand or market,” says Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu. More...

Views

our opinion

Society must protect its youngest members Young people are precious. Their potential is limitless. Their vulnerability real. This week our thoughts turn to two tragic accidents. More...

Columns

A column

Leelanau certainly has its share of one-of-a-kinds

As the newest member of the Enterprise writing staff, I’ve just completed my second goround of the annual Diversions section that celebrates the unique in those folks who choose to call Leelanau County home, even if that’s on a part-time More...

Senate Dems hypocritical or inconsistent — your call

At the very least senate Democrats are terribly inconsistent. At the very worst it’s a classic example of political hypocrisy. Roll the tape back to last December. More...

5K WHEE!

AVERY ALBERS of Grand Rapids celebrates a lot more than her father, Matt, as the two approach the finish line Saturday in the Northport 5K Run for Funds. More...

Arrest powers extended

Just hours into his new job, Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich faced a dilemma. He was asked to assist in a domestic violence call in Peshawbestown, and did not know if he had authority to take a Tribal member into custody. More...

 

Local News

Artist's market offers local works at varying prices

Visitors will have a chance to see — and buy — a mix of art Saturday during an artist's market that helps raise funds to promote and maintain the Old Art Building in Leland. More...

Correction:

All the proceeds from the fourth annual La-TEA-Da event at Black Star Farms are used to assist Leelanau County families for expenses, screenings, hospice, etc. More...

Surprise! County finances in 2012 went from red to black

Following its performance, the 2012 Leelanau County finances may want to take a bow. County chief deputy accountant Jennifer Zywicki wouldn’t mind an encore, too. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

LORETTA JUNE SANBORN

Loretta June Sanborn, a proud native of Bingham Township, was welcomed into Heaven on July 1, 2013. More...

RICHARD J. COUTURIER

Richard J. Couturier passed away July 5, 2013 at the age of 80. He was born October 14, 1932 in Lake Leelanau, Michigan to Roy and Mazil (McNeely) Couturier. Dick was deeply loved and will be missed by his beloved wife Jean. More...

JACK E . BURTON

A memorial service was held on July 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay for Jack Emerson Burton, in his 89th year, of Suttons Bay, who died peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. 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. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. More...

Letters

Chip seal not good for cyclists staying on the road

To the Editor: More...

Fireworks are ‘not fun,’ but a terror on animals

To the Editor: One of my favorite hymns has always guided my relationship with nature: “This is my father’s world and to my listening ears, all nature sings and around me rings the music of the spheres.” More...

Feeding water fowl not a good idea

To the Editor: More...

Courts

86th District Court

Eric A. Larsen, 22, 4157 Oxford, P.O. More...

Magistrate Court

John J. Kinsella, 84, 1550 N. State Parkway, Chicago — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 75 mph; $130 fines and costs. Daniel C. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county June 20 JPMorgan Chase Bank to the Federal National Mortgage Association, Section 21, Centerville Township. The George C. More...