October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Cottages’ owner to appeal rezoning decision

The owner of historic Bass Lake Cottages on M-22 in Cleveland Township said she plans to challenge a decision made this week by the Township Board to deny her request to rezone her property from agricultural use to commercial resort use.  More...

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Back from harrowing vacation

We’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks and have had some experiences. I know this is not local news, and will probably be boring to many, but we started our trip in the Black Hills, Deadwood, etc. More...

Correction:

The names of five Leelanau County artists whose work was selected for publication in the coffee table book “The Art of Sleeping Bear Dunes” were left off a list published last week. More...

County Board changes result in higher insurance costs

A change in the makeup of the County Board of Commissioners will result in an uptick in expenses due to higher costs for health insurance.  More...

Life in Leelanau

HOUSING

Construction pace quickens

The number and value of building permits issued by the county Construction Code Authority (CCA) is the highest it’s been since 2007, marking the return of an important cog in the Leelanau County economy.  More...

Homes still selling at record pace

Contracts to buy homes continue to be signed at a record pace in Leelanau County, where sales during the first three quarters have soared above previous highs.  More...

County Cuisine

WAG takes mayonnaise to new level

Mayonnaise is a condiment that often goes unnoticed, but aioli can be a whole different story. More...

Views

our opinion

New start for Leelanau Hills   Standing on a vacant street, hundreds of feet above the waters of Suttons Bay with Charlevoix looking back, one question stands above the colorful treetops.  Why so complicated?  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Christopher G. Klassa, 51, 20463 Sumner, Redford Township — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; a charge of possession of marijuana dismissed; alcohol/ drug assessment ordered; bond continued; sentencing set for Oct. 8.  More...

Magistrate Court

Andrew J. Velez, 34, 2320 Boston Blvd., Lansing — No proof of insurance; $282 fines and costs.  Ian E. Dawkins, 33, 4439 Mcleod Dr., Leland — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 74 mph; $240 fines and costs.  Clayton J. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Sept. 13  The Martin Strand III Trust to himself and Anne M. Strand, Section 22, Cleveland Township.  Martin Strand III and Anne M. Strand to the Martin Strand III and Anne M. More...

Kuras acquires another part of development

Another piece of a development in Suttons Bay formerly known as The Hills at BayView is now back on tax rolls after languishing in Leelanau County’s land bank for five years.  More...

Changes few in new budget

If you know much about the 2013 Leelanau County budget, little study will be required to get updated on the 2014 budget approved last week by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  Approval came with little fanfare, a gentle end to a month More...

Union appeals layoff

Northport School shuns seniority

The Michigan Education Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Northport teacher Kevin Skarnulis, who was laid off from the district earlier this year.  The appeal was filed with Michigan’s State Teacher Tenure Commission, naming the More...

Sports

SugarLoaf course proves challenging

Suttons Bay’s Sam Wynsma took home an eighth-place medal with his time of 18:45 at the Sugar Loaf Stampede that was held Tuesday despite the fact that it rained through most of the meet. More...

RUN DOWN

Glen Lake runs farther, easily wins rivalry, 55-14

Spectators who thought they’d be watching a football game must have been confused at the horse race before them. More...

Glen Lake, St. Francis to clash Saturday under lights

At least one — and Glen Lake coach Gerry Angers would hope two — future Division I college football players will play under the lights Saturday at Thirlby Field in Traverse City.  The evening will feature a marquee matchup between th More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming 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...

Columns

A column

Missing men leave message: more hugs

People don’t just vanish into thin air.  Or do they?  Since October 2007, two males with ties to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indian community have done just that.  More...

Odds are the 4 a.m. bar bill has two votes

Popular wisdom being what it is, the allow-the-bars-to-stay-open-til-4 a.m. bill has all but been declared DOA. Except “Dr.” Virgil Smith is in the E.R. More...