August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

On your mark, paddlers, for a new record

The Suttons Bay community will take a second stab Saturday at the world record for the number of kayaks and canoes afloat at one time.  More than 1,700 persons have registered in advance for Floatilla 2, the second-of-its kind event on Suttons B More...

Sports

Football kicks off tonight — Norse, Lakers at home

It’s Friday night lights on Thursday night.  The high school football season kicks off tonight with both county schools hosting openers. Suttons Bay entertains Evart while Glen Lake takes on Boyne City. More...

Leland off to perfect start in soccer

Freshman Noah Fetterolf had four goals to lead Leland Saturday in the kickoff to the 2013 season.  The Comets won the annual Boynton Tournament with victories over Charlevoix and Reed City.  Leland topped the Charlevoix’ Red Rayders, More...

Hughes wins Dune Dash

Chris Hughes, 45, of Good Harbor and East Lansing, found himself behind a pack of downstate high school cross country runners in the second annual Dune Dash.  More...

Life in Leelanau

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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50th reunion

ST. MARY School Class of 1963 held its 50th reunion Aug. 17 at the Leland Lodge. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO   August 28, 2008  The Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Festival is about $175,000 in the red, according to the festival’s organizer. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY   9:30 a.m. — Leelanau County Gun Board: 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...

Views

One taller building needed to fill niche

our opinion

Up or out?  That’s a very big question confronting Suttons Bay Village, where two business owners are seeking permission to build something that just about everyone agrees the community needs — a hotel.  More...

Keeping costs down

At a time when the Internal Revenue Service pays for administrators to star in movies shot at conferences and secret “mancaves” have been brought to light in an EPA warehouse complete with televisions, a gym and even pianos, let’s c More...

Being involved in your school is a cool thing

I feel sorry for people who aren’t involved in what’s going on in their local public schools.  I am also worried that I could someday become one of those people.  My wife and I took our oldest child off to college this week. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Julio C. Ramirez, 20, 9176 S. Johnny St. #9, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to driving an unregistered vehicle and no proof of insurance; one charge of driving without insurance dismissed; sentenced to pay fines of $990. More...

Magistrate Court

George T. Wayward, 46, 607 Main St., Leland — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Susan L. More...

Dispatcher Blotter

Thursday, 8:03 p.m. — Cedar — White and caramel male cat with no collar, an extra toe and friendly disposition visiting caller in her backyard.  Friday, 12:18 p.m. More...

Big plans for Labor Day

It’s time for the non-strenuous, doesn’t-costmuch gas-to-get-there, annual Labor Day bridge walks in Leelanau County.  The 15th annual Leland Bridge Walk will start at noon and end at 12:03 p.m., Gery Zemaitis likes to joke. More...

County reclaims former Seat

Leelanau County is on the verge of getting its own property back.  More...

Work, and traffic problems, to stop for weekend

The good news is that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will halt its work on M-22 just north of M-204 over the Labor Day weekend and relieve some of the congestion that has been snarling traffic through the Village of Suttons Bay over More...

Special Sections

Local News

New ‘League’ chapter members celebrate with poluck

Members of the newly independent League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) celebrated Sunday with a potluck picnic at the G. More...

Trustees seek information on marina funds

The Northport Village Council in a special meeting held Saturday voted 7-0 to give its harbormaster a week to explain the circumstances behind $700 in unaccounted marina funds that was reported during the first week of August.  More...

Day-long search turns up wanted father, children

Daniel G. More...

Outdoors

Rowing along Lake Leelanau

A crew of eight Native American youths got a chance to row on Lake Leelanau recently thanks to Erik Zehender, owner of Fountain Point Resort.  The crew was among 40 young Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians who enjoyed a day of fu More...

Fowl play

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Taking a hike on the sands of time

Editor’s Note: This is our intern's twelfth and final in a series of handson summer activities exploring Leelanau County. We already miss her.   I swear I was in the desert and seeing mirages.  More...

Letters

Letters welcomed…

The Leelanau Enterprise welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters must include the author’s name, full address and telephone number. More...

Park Service should alter swim warning signs

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Thanks for making my day

To the Editor:   I’d like to express my gratitude to all the wonderful friends who helped me pull off a great day Aug. 20. More...

Columns

WAG chef offers mussels recipe

As we head toward fall, it’s sometimes hard to decide between a light, summery dish and a warming comfort food meal. Chef Steve Blalock of the Western Avenue Grill in Glen Arbor submitted this simple recipe for mussels that bridges the gap! More...

Talk of the County

Talking with: Sandee Brown

Name: Sandee Brown. Town or township of residence: Northport. Resident since: I’ve lived in the county since 1965. Age and birthplace: 70, born in Detroit. More...

What We’re Thinking

We asked residents and visitors in Cedar:   Schools routinely issue laptop computers to students. Will providing a laptop improve the education received by a student?   More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county  Aug. 14   Patrick H. and Jessica M. Sullivan to Barbara J. Stamiris, one lot, Lake Bluffs Subdivision, Solon Township, ($210,000).  John B. and Dorothy J. Beers to Geoffrey P. and Lisa A. More...