August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Enterprise staff earns national awards

The Leelanau Enterprise is mentioned extensively among winning entrees in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the National Newspaper Association (NNA).  Also, the Enterprise’s advertising staff claimed four awards in the NNA’s More...

G-L grad to live, study Ecovillages

After a spending a year abroad in Germany through the Rotary Exchange Program, Simon Koda, 20, is ready to go back to Europe — but this time on his own terms.  The 2011 Glen Lake graduate, now a junior at Macalester College in St. More...

Four seek spot on Leland School Board

A special meeting of the Leland Board of Education is set next week to interview School Board candidates.  The board will meet at 6 p.m. More...

Two left in S-B principal search

Two candidates have emerged as finalists for the position of elementary principal at Suttons Bay School.  They are Dannielle McGuire of Ferndale and Carol Thola of Lake City.  McGuire rose to the top of five candidates who were interviewed More...

Local News

Centerville man glad to get highly-sought maintenance job

New county maintenance worker Scott Bradley said he wakes up every morning and pinches himself to see if his life is real.  The Centerville Township man was happy to get the job that 33 applied for and 11 were interviewed.  More...

Correction:

Willam and Elizabeth Baxter were pictured in the Leelanau Legacies photo last week. The last name was incorrect in the caption line.   More...

Cost for ‘baseline’ water well testing can be expensive

Sarah Litch and her husband, Mike, are among 10 members of the Glen Lake Association who have agreed to participate in baseline testing of water wells. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau anglers just starting to boat salmon

The days of limit catches of king salmon aren’t a distant memory, which may be part of the reason charter boat captains in Leelanau County are grumbling a bit.  By most accounts, the 2012 season was about as good as it gets. More...

Proper cleaning and storage important to preserve catch

The arrival of August usually cues the salmon run on Lake Michigan.  What to do with all that fresh fish?  There are several options, depending upon whether you’re just visiting the area or plan to put some in the freezer for later th More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers cherry dessert or breakfast

Julia Child’s classic work, “Mastering The Art of French Cooking,” has been inspiring chefs for decades. More...

Views

our opinion

On Pres. Roosevelt and the state’s tiniest union   As a general rule, we side with President Franklin D. Roosevelt when it comes to sizing up the need for and appropriateness of public labor unions.  More...

Columns

A column

Polite boaters — must be something in the water

There’s no better way to spend a summer day than aboard a boat floating on an inland lake in northern Michigan.  Joe and I bought our gently-used 16-foot from Lake Leelanau artist Andrew Kurzmann several years ago. More...

Snyder’s bankruptcy plan unlikely to win over city

When Michigan’s current batch of living governors finally make it to the Pearly Gates you have to wonder if St. Peter will ask this question: While in office what did you do to help the city of Detroit?  More...

 

Let them eat cakes!

Ela Alvarado, left, and her sister Zoe of Jupiter, Fla. sit down to eat Saturday at the Northport Lions Club Fly-In, Drive-In pancake breakfast at Woolsey Memorial Airport. More...

Car ferry, marina planned

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has revived a plan to build a municipal marina in Peshawbestown — and the new plan includes a dock for a car ferry that might someday run between Charlevoix, Traverse City and Elk Rapids.&n More...

Fracking concern; state asks, ‘where’s evidence?’

A committee representing Leelanau County and a private lake association will provide up to $1,000 each to help pay for a private water well testing program in preparation for natural gas production using a controversial technique called “fracki More...

Northport grad one of new artists

A 1988 Northport graduate has been chosen for the New Art, New Artists contest through the Ann Arbor Art Fair.  Michael Charter, son of Elaine Charter and the late Fred Charter, worked as a carpenter until he was injured and is now pursuing a li More...

Tart cherry harvest keeping orchardists busy — and happy

The 2013 red tart cherry crop appears to be just what the doctor ordered for local fruit growers, as long as they can get fruit off the trees and processed while Mother Nature cooperates.  Crews at the Leelanau Fruit processing plant located sou More...

Washington hearings echo support for ‘Wilderness’ designation in park

After decades in the making, the Wilderness designation for about 32,500 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore may this year become a reality.  U.S. Rep. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Rain beats sweat in Tour de Tart ride to Suttons Bay

Traverse City’s Kennard Weaver didn’t mind getting a little wet Friday during the 13th annual Tour de Tart 19-mile bicycle ride from Traverse City to Suttons Bay.  More...

Northport woman completes Straits swim

The water temperature was a bit colder than Cathy Nagler anticipated in her quest to swim the Straits of Mackinac last week.  And then suddenly a barge was heading toward her and the support crew.  The 51-yearold swimmer, who resides in Ro More...

Cedar girls get walk-off win, title

It may have rained all day on the parade of champions Saturday in the Leelanau County Youth League at Suttons Bay High School fields.  But that didn’t dampen the spirits of the winners, especially the Cedar Middle league girls who pulled o 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. — Interactive Story Time: Great Lakes Children’s Museum, M-22, Greilickville.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Paving trails adds to parks potential

To the Editor:   We have been hearing and reading about issues with the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The purpose of the trail is to provide a car-free and safe way for people to explore the park and neighboring communities.  More...

Centerville Twp. dream shattered by setback decision

To the Editor:   We have a dream — inspired by a grand dream — that one day people in our community will be judged not by the size of dwelling they occupy but by the content of their character.  More...

The real 2 Americas!

To the Editor:   Get your wavers and favors yet?  “Affordable Care Act” my foot! It should be called the ‘’Democrat Union Exemption Act.”  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Thomas O. Bisbee, 25, 1653 S. Port Oneida Road, Maple City — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; $120 fines and costs.  Nancy S. Eitzen, 60, 3082 S. More...

86th District Court

Timothy P. Chapman, 52, 205 W. Harbor Hwy., Maple City — Arraigned on bond violation; remanded to jail until sentencing on Aug. 2.  Taylor J. Yaster, 22, 7775 S. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   July 10  Duetsche Bank National Trust Co. More...