December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas spirit full of family, church

It’s easy to get in the Christmas spirit when your life is centered around the church.  The Rev. Kent Lee is pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. More...

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Local News

‘Super Solstice’ part of special church services for Christmas

The shortest day of the year may be a little brighter with the upcoming Super Solstice Celebration being held at 7 p.m. More...

County parks plan, with changes, sails through board approval

Leelanau commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a Parks and Recreation Plan that had been tabled the previous week due mostly to a couple provisions that drew less-than-tepid responses.  Commissioners took a more aggressive tack in passin More...

21 Elmwood lots transferred, soon to be offered for sale

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners has approved the transfer of 21 small parcels in Elmwood Township to the Leelanau Land Bank Fast Track Authority.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Northport grad surveys Great Lakes — it’s her job

Esther Johnson grew up walking the shores of Lake Michigan.  Today, after taking a non-traditional career path for a woman, she is involved with all the Great Lakes through the Army Corps of Engineers. More...

New toy engineered for girls

It’s been more than 40 years since Marlo Thomas told a generation of children that they were “Free to Be ... More...

County Cuisine

Blu’s baguette for special sandwich

Over the next few weeks, we’ll hear Chef Randy Chamberlain’s ideas for homemade treats that many people typically only think of as store-bought items — a classic French baguette, peanut butter and pecan butter.  More...

Views

our opinion

First step: what’s the goal of ‘development?’   Leelanau County has appeared to fumble its efforts at promoting economic development. But, at least philosphically, there’s more going on than meets the eye.  More...

Shedding some light on snowfall and weight loss

Living in the Leelanau County snowbelt and no longer obese ... either way, it’s a matter of inches. Maybe it’s closer to pounds.  More...

Right-to-Work jobs still up in the air a year later

You seldom, if ever, think your life may be in danger when you head to the state capitol. But such was not the case on Dec. More...

County’s ‘elves’ come through

Despite concerns expressed earlier this month, Leelanau County’s annual Toys for Tots campaign not only reached its goal of collecting toys for needy youngsters, it set a new record.  According to Toys for Tots coordinator Karen Fredericks More...

Elderly man bilked of $40,000

A 59-year Leland Township woman has been charged with embezzlement from an adult under her care after more than $40,000 came up missing from the man’s bank account.  Carolyn A. More...

Sports

Norse beat Stags in NW opener

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team is off to a 2-1 start and home for the holidays after Tuesday’s Northwest Conference opening win over visiting Kingsley.  While coach Ron Anderson will take the 46-39 victory over Kingsley, he wouldn&rs More...

Short-handed Lakers off to 2-2 start

The Glen Lake boys basketball team is off to a 2-2 start.  And coach Todd Hazelton is not complaining.  With basically a new cast of players running the show so far, the Lakers have shown their mettle. More...

Bulldogs’ pressure too much for Northport girls

It’s too early to tell if the Traverse City Bulldogs girls basketball team is better than the group that lost the home-school state championship game a year ago.  But the talented Bulldogs, with a trio of Lake Leelanau standouts leading th More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  9 a.m. — Leelanau Clean Water: County Government Center; Suttons Bay.  9:30 a.m. — Leelanau County Gun Board: County Government Center; Suttons Bay.  10-11 a.m. More...

Letters

Kasson’s Eco-tourism plan has consequences

To the Editor:   A cautionary thought about the Eco-tourism proposal in Kasson Township.  More...

Firearms ownership column easy to refute

To the Editor:   Eric Carlson uses some straw man arguments in his Dec. 12 column about firearms ownership. I’ll start with the comparison with driver’s licensing; one does not need a license to drive a car per se. More...

All members of Northport council appreciated

To the Editor:   As a Northport business owner, I appreciate all members of the Village Council.  I see not clubs but a diverse group of individuals who are struggling to work together for the good of our village despite pressures from vari More...

Courts

86th District Court

Hilary J. Larkin, 39, P.O. Box 942, Leland — Pleaded not guilty to probation violation; $500 personal recognizance bond set with all same terms as probation.  More...

Magistrate Court

Jesse W. More...

Leelanau Log

log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Dec. 4  Robert L. and Cortney M. Brenner to the Cortney Brenner Revocable Trust, two lots, Knorrwood Bluffs No. 2, Suttons Bay Township.  More...