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Buzz grows for car ferry in Peshawbestown

Economic development, transportation and land use planners throughout northwestern lower Michigan say they are encouraged by news that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians plans to construct a 106-slip marina in Peshawbestown that c More...

Sports

New Northport golf course garnering national attention

There’s a buzz in the Northport community about some new developments, but none may be as far reaching as a new nine-hole golf course under construction in the village limits.  More...

Fleis scramble to benefit local students

Brothers Larry and Ed Fleis Jr. stood out at the No. 18 tee box this week at Sugar Loaf The Old Course which they own.   They were discussing the odds of someone shooting a hole-in-one on the same hole on Saturday, Aug. More...

Inside information helps winner in Port Oneida 5K

With the Port Oneida Fair 5K run in his neighborhood so to speak, 45-yearold Chris Hughes of East Lansing and Good Harbor thought he had a leg up on the competition Saturday.  Turns out his biggest competitor, first-time participant 34-year-old More...

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coming events

TODAY 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10 a.m-7 p.m. — Used Book Sale: By Friends of Glen Lake Community Library; Glen Arbor Township Hall. 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Glen Lake Home Tour thanks supporters

To the Editor:   The Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library would like to thank all those who made our 2013 Home Tour a success, especially the homeowners. We greatly appreciate their generosity in opening their homes for the tour.  More...

Fracking raises water quality concerns

To the Editor:   In response to the Enterprise article of Aug. 1, I would like to clarify some of the issues regarding fracking.  More...

Walkers should yield to cyclists when in bike lane

To the Editor:   I walk M-22 North of the Glen Lake bridge every day. Pedestrians walk in the bike lane against the traffi c. Bicycles ride in the bike lane with the traffic. More...

Columns

A column

Baseball will survive, despite its drug use

I have three powerful visions as a kid, say at the ages of 10 or 12, of the world of baseball. Actually, my world and baseball were the same. I’m not certain what happened between then and high school, when I had no interest in playing. More...

Snyder’s medicare push leaves mark on GOP

For a new guy in the game, Gov. Rick Snyder has gotten a lot of stuff right. More...

 

Cherry prices firm up as harvest wanes

The annual tart cherry harvest is winding down in Leelanau County this week, leading cherry growers to speculate about how much money they’ll earn from their labors.  More...

July bounces

Visitation off and running at Lakeshore

As the weather goes, so goes visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) — alone with other factors, including favorable publicity.  The link between Lakehshore traffic and weather was born out last month as seasonable tem More...

Conservancy picnic draws 800 as M-22 sign fetches $3,200

Records were set at an annual fund-raising picnic that also served as the 25th birthday party for the Leelanau Conservancy.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Historical group plans North Manitou island trip

The Leelanau Historical Society will once again set sail for North Manitou Island with a day trip on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  The historical society has been hosting this trip for more than 20 years.  More...

Panel to discuss lake issues

Leelanau Clean Water and the Michigan Lake and Stream Association’s Region No. 9 will host a joint meeting focusing on three lake issues — septic systems, Cladophora and swimmer’s itch — next Thursday, Aug. More...

One bin for recycling now, except for glass

You wouldn’t know it by looking, but recycling in Leelanau County has become a little easier.  Since last month, there has been no need to sort paper and cardboard from metal and plastic for placement in separate bins at the county’s More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau jumps feet first into film fests

For those who regularly bypass the movie with five copies on the local video store shelf in favor of the one- or two-copy indie film, the Sleeping Bear Film Festival may be just the ticket.  More...

Traditional ‘Thaaaaanks’ continues at Bay Theatre

It’s not exactly the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but everybody loves the ‘thanks guy’ trailer shown before every movie at the Bay Theatre.  More...

Leelanau women’s group to celebrate charter

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will celebrate its independence on Sunday, Aug. 25 with a potluck picnic at the G. More...

Views

our opinion

A new marina? A car ferry? Why not? More...

What We’re Thinking

We asked residents and visitors in Empire: “If you could not find another job, do you think you could take the place of a migrant worker picking apples?”

  “I’d probably have to do some training, but I grew up outside of Yorkshire working on farms, so I probably could.” — Paul Skinner, Empire.   “No way. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Teodoro R. Garcia, 32, P.O. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Andrew E. Spriet, 20, 2209 Woodlock Lane, Traverse City — Speeding 50 mph in 40 zone; reduced from 55 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Elizabeth A. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   July 17  Michael A. and Mary E. Taylor to the Michael A. Taylor and Mary E. Taylor Joint Revocable Trust Agreement, one lot, Leelanau Heights, Centerville Township.  July 18  More...