July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget shortfall all right

A nearly $450,000 shortfall in the early stages of the budget process in previous years might cause concern around the water coolers at the County Seat.  But not in the summer of 2013, given the county’s track record over the past two budg More...

Local News

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Readers interested in learning how the Enterprise makes news decisions are invited to attend one of our weekly editorial meetings, which are held every Thursday at 9 a.m. More...

Land owner gets ‘sign’ insurance

It may be a sign of the times for Northport Village — no indemnifi- cation clauses in the future.  The Village Council last week got an opinion from attorney Will Davison that it could not indemnify a village resident who leases the villag More...

Ground to break for $1.5 million ‘rec’ center

Groundbreaking ceremonies for a $1.5 million family recreation center in Northport will be held today at 5:30 p.m.  Northport’s Ben Walraven and a group of investors — Lane’s End, LLC — plan to build a 11,696-square foot More...

Life in Leelanau

REBUILDING PAST BY HAND

Birch bark canoe a labor of love and heritage

A centerpiece of the Inland Seas Classic Boat Show in Suttons Bay this year involved a boat that is about as classic as they come — a birch bark canoe constructed on the scene by Native American artisan Ron Paquin.  More...

Van’s Beach gets lifesaving box

The first of several beach safety equipment boxes has been installed at Van’s Beach in Leland Township, and township officials are hoping that they will never be used.  More...

County Cuisine

WAG chef offers flavorful chops

Break out the grill! Executive chef Steven Blalock from the Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor sent us this fantastic recipe for lamb chops. More...

Views

our opinion

Healing a long ways off for Health Dept.   We cannot prove another reason for Jenifer Murray’s surprising resignation as health officer beyond comments we received too late to include in the Enterprise’s coverage last week. More...

A column

Staying cool when the heat is on isn’t easy

The weather. It’s a hot and cold topic these days. Last week at the Northport Village Council meeting, for example, it was said that Leelanau County snow was about six weeks out. More...

Tea Party thinking about riding Calley out of town

Senate GOP leader Randy Richardville, the former baseball player, is as competitive as they get. And he’s on a mission to do what others have failed to do: Make Gov. Rick Snyder swear. More...

 

Demoted health officer to apply for old position

The Benzie-Leelanau County Board of Health has at least one applicant for the position of director, a seat which will be vacant effective tomorrow.  Bill Crawford, former director who was demoted last year amid sexual harassment allegations, ha More...

Cedar fire to form 3-person union

Members of the Cedar Fire Department have voted to form one of the smallest labor unions in the state.  The three members of the department represent the minimum size for a bargaining unit allowed under International Association of Fire Fighters More...

Flag — and vexillology — on their way to Glen Arbor Twp.

Most people can’t pronounce the word ‘vexillology,’ let alone know what it means.  But for Daniel Sterling of Empire, the study of flags is a hobby, one that he’d like to share by way of designing a flag for Glen Arbor To More...

Special Sections

Sports

L-L man makes world title stick

Matt Ticconi is on top of the world when it comes to stick fighting.  The 33-year-old Lake Leelanau man won the American Taekwondo Association World Championships in stick sparring on July 12.  More...

Hughes sets pace in record-breaking Fishtown 5K run

Chris Hughes badly wanted to win the Leland Fishtown 5K Run.  The course record, that was just a bonus.  Hughes, 45, of East Lansing and Good Harbor, won the fifth annual Fishtown Preservation Society’s 5K run/walk Saturday in 16 minu More...

Intern’s first 5K attempt successful

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of hands-on activities exploring Leelanau County. Next week we’ll play Bocce Ball at Bella Fortuna in Lake Leelanau. 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.  10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Michelle L. More...

Magistrate Court

Cody J. Parent, 17, 4731 Maplewood Dr., Lake Ann — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs; defective equipment; $95 fines and costs.  Shannoah R. Perez, 18, 2655 N. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   July 5  Gregory D. and Carol S. Klein to 401 Stay LLC, 1 lot, Plat of Stanley, Bingham Township.  The Frances H. Ittner Inter-Vivos Trust to Kurt S. and Maria I. More...