July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Home sales blitz having impact

The real estate surge in Leelanau County, which continues on a record-breaking pace, has helped more than Realtors.  Just ask Armando Hernandez of Northport, who was hired full-time by Northport Building Supply about 1 1/2 months ago as a delive More...

Local News

Here’s your sign

LINDA YOUNG, representing the Glen Arbor Art Association, became the first person to pick up an authentic M-22 sign from the Enterprise office to use in auction. More...

Conservancy offers county ‘bucket list’

The Leelanau Conservancy has joined the bucket brigade, putting together a list of the county’s top must-do activities.  The list includes things like watching the sun set over the Manitou Passage, hugging an old growth tree or watching ot More...

Conservancy seeks input for accreditation process

It’s been five years since the Leelanau Conservancy became one of the first land trusts in the country to become accredited and it’s time to apply for renewal. More...

Outdoors

Lake trout plentiful, salmon coming

“We’re getting lake trout, some of the biggest we’ve had in years,” said veteran Leland charter fisherman Bill Wright before breaking off the interview to help net a lake trout for a group of clients from San Diego.  Back More...

Little Traverse fish survey on tap

Don’t be quick to blame poachers if a boat is spotted late at night next week on Little Traverse Lake, followed by fish rolling to the surface through what would normally be illegal means.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center, Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Case raises concerns about co-worker conduct

To the Editor:  More...

Northport’s right turn only doesn’t fix speed problem

To the Editor:  Corporate institutions apply sound problem solving tools to effect continuous improvement within their organizations. More...

Co Rd 651 tree clearing a welcoming sight

To the Editor:  I want to thank “Deering’s Tree Service” for doing such a great job on cleaning up the area along Co. Road 651 as they are removing the trees for the new power lines.  More...

Columns

Some festivals are more festive than others for me

Is it just me, or have the number of summer “festivals” around here increased yet again?  Maybe I’m simply noticing more of them. And I’m not talking only about the festivals in Leelanau County.  More...

Admitting mistakes part of Dingell’s longevity

There is only one man in America who has witnessed as much as this man and what he sees he does not like. From his seat in the U.S. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO July 17, 2008   High levels of E. coli were detected near the mouth of Hatlem Creek in Glen Lake, closing that portion of the lake to users earlier this month.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 1  The June E. Rusch Declaration of Trust to Beth Sherwood, 1 lot, Cherry Bend Heights, Elmwood Township, (valuation affidavit filed).  Bonnie S. Schreiber to Edward A. Szachta and Mary I. More...

Marriages performed

Adam M. Voight and Lauren L. Christensen – June 29 in Northport.  Anthony P. Philipp and Madeleine C. Brechin – July 5 in Suttons Bay Township.  Michael D. Edmondson Jr. and Cambra L. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Christopher J. Pelrah and Kasey L. Cornwell  Nicholas R. Bronke and Samantha T. Huffman  William A. Mullen and Lindsay E. Mosher  Rusty D. Klein and Brandi N. Neumann  Alexander B. MacDonald and Tracy M. Servies   More...

MDOT warns of M-22 construction delays

Work to start in early August

If you thought there was a lot of road work going on so far this summer, then you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  More...

Big crop, few hands

Fruit growers are working feverishly to get this year’s crop harvested before it is negatively impacted by the weather.  They could use a little help — as could area processors — getting fruit from orchards to the market.  More...

Second water death

A summer resident described as a “down to earth person” on Tuesday became the second individual this month to die in Lake Michigan off a Leelanau County beach. His kayak was capsized by a large wave.  More...

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Sports

Seniors stay in shape; pickleball all the rage

Running and biking have been a part of Joe King’s daily routine for years.  Now the 79-year-old Northport man has added pickleball — the latest Leelanau County senior fitness craze.  And King, and his wife Marilyn, would be amon More...

Having a ball!

ISABELLE BEUERLE of Suttons Bay 2 (Insight Optometry) rubs the back of her jersey where she had stored small ice cubes to keep cool during Tuesday’s game with Empire in Leelanau County Youth Le More...

Leelanau County Youth League

Standings Through July 14, 2013 Schedules and scores are available at www.LLYL.org. Softball Junior Girls (7-9 yrs) 1. SB1 – Stallman Chemical (6-2) 2. Empire – Blough (6-2)  More...

Life in Leelanau

Gone with the WIND

John Todd gets together every Saturday afternoon in the summer with friends at the G. Marsten Dame Marina in Northport.  They head out to the bay, set sail and have some fun racing.  More...

Woman raising funds, awareness in straits swim

Cathy Nagler enjoys challenges.  Now the Rochester, Minn. More...

Pie & Pastry offers summer quiche

July is the perfect time for parties, and while most of us think automatically of evening cookouts and nights on the patio, hosting a brunch is a fantastic way to think outside of the entertaining box. More...

Views

Please, no lawsuit over paved Heritage Trail

our opinion

As the publication that has railed in the past about the National Park Service making it difficult for members of the public to access their own lands, we can’t go along with a group that continues to oppose the paved — and popular &mdash More...

This doesn’t seem like an ‘off’ year for county tourism

So how’s your summer been? Busy?  We thought so. Which makes it all the more difficult to believe that attendance through June at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was down a good 30 percent from the record-setting pace of 2012. More...

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Courts

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Thursday, 2 p.m. — Glen Arbor — Caller is concerned about people parking in the lot at the post office and leaving their cars there.  More...

86th District Court

Sandra L. Adams, 49, 1560 E. Front St., Apt. More...

Magistrate Court

David M. Manners, 50, P.O. Box 247, 8677 S. Maple City Road, Maple City — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs; speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; $120 fines and costs.  Robert L. Chouinard, 63, 6240 U.S. More...