March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Boat dealership planned in L-L

Construction will start in May on a boat dealership and pro shop in Lake Leelanau, barring problems with an application for a special land use for the seven-acre lot the business’ owner is purchasing.  More...

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Folks in Glen Arbor benefit from ‘Pi’ day

They’re not mathematical geniuses or professional bakers, but four Glen Lake students decided Friday to celebrate “Pi Day” by creating 14 pies and giving them away randomly in the Glen Arbor area.  The junior girls — Case More...

GLEN LAKE

juniors, from left, Melanie Kulanda, Jessica Lee, Casey Murphy and Madison Hill, surround the 14 pies that the girls made in Lee’s kitchen Friday to celebrate Pi Day. More...

Polselli pledges to make repairs to Sugar Loaf Resort

The presumed owner of Sugar Loaf Resort last week technically met a 10-day deadline to respond to a “violation notice” issued by the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority, but has yet to submit a detailed plan for bringing the long- More...

Life in Leelanau

Getting a healthy tan

Marti Johnson will celebrate 20 years of being melanoma-free in July, and she’ll do it with a sunny glow that she’s gotten from a bottle of selftanner.  More...

Kasson woman regrets time on the tanning bed

Samantha “Sami” Rice loved the healthy glow of a tan and would visit a tanning spa to get it.  “I tanned when I was in high school. More...

County Cuisine

Distillery offers special cocktail

Mandy Moseler, co-owner of Northern Latitudes Distillery of Lake Leelanau, has a cocktail so delicious that even those with apprehensions about its name will find difficult to turn down.  More...

Views

The price for stubbornness

It would be a tragedy to have to prosecute or file a civil lawsuit against Northport Village Council for the purpose of instilling a respect in state law requiring openness in government.  It would embody a waste of time, energy and space on a More...

I’m proud to celebrate my Irish heritage

I was a little disappointed — and a little proud at the same time — that 20 brave souls showed up for the O’Mena St. More...

Legalized recreational marijuana use would be more than a minor problem

Wake up, Michigan!  There is a fairly quiet movement underway to legalize recreational use of marijuana within our state. Some of our state legislators are involved.  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Pauline L. Morgan, 53, 397 Harwood Road, Beulah — Expired license; $170 fines and costs.  John B. Stillwell, 54, 209 E. More...

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka • Judge, Michael J. Haley • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Jude M. Nowinski, 37, 3541 S. More...

13th Ciricuit Court

Two men were sentenced by Judge Philip E. Rodgers in 13th Circuit Court on March 11. They are:   Travis E. Rickerd, 36, of Traverse City, was sentenced to serve 12 to 24 months in prison for attempted larceny of a building. More...

Taking a tumble

CHRIS STOPPEL of Traverse City heads back into the Hilltop Road boat access after a practice run Saturday in the Central Lakes Iceboat Championships on West Grand Traverse Bay. More...

Deer die as winter continues

Leelanau’s extreme winter continues its tight grip, with records falling along with thermometers even as spring officially begins at 2 p.m. today.  More...

Sports

Munoz, Peplinski and twins elite team repeaters

Molly and Sarah Plamondon are not identical twins, but the Lake Leelanau homeschoolers have similar basketball skill sets.  The juniors, who helped the Traverse City Bulldogs reach the homeschool state finals for the second straight year, finish More...

Richards wins bay regatta

Julie Richards won the Central Lakes Ice Boat Championships Sunday on West Grand Traverse Bay.  It was a day later than scheduled due to choppy ice and high wind conditions, but it was worth it for the 60-year-old Traverse City woman.  More...

Spring is here but sports seasons in limbo

It’s the first day of spring and no, spring sports have not been canceled.  Despite most outdoor athletic facilities being buried under several inches of snow, it’s still game on for the first week of April.  More...

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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.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Northport may not have numbers, but talent abounds

To the Editor:   As I walk through the halls of school, I find myself lost in the laughter of my classmates, the scurrying to get homework finished, the amount of selfies being taken and the rattle of the teacher’s keys.  More...

Kasson sky walk complex more like an abomination

To the Editor:   Could the suggested Sky Walk complex on Fritz Road be allowed in Kasson Township’s Forestry Zone? Mark Evans, the foreign developer is betting on it. He’s read the Township Zoning Ordinance. Have you?  More...

Maple City trail not part of M-22 ‘Bird Trail’

To the Editor:   In a recent letter to the Enterprise, reference was made to trash and other problems along “the Bird Trail,” as it was called. More...

Columns

Private firm not exactly following prison rules

The state Corrections Department may not be smiling but at least some prisoners are after having inappropriate contact with employees of a private company hired to provide food services behind prison walls. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   March 7  Richard C. Wanroy to Richard C. Wanroy Trust, Section 32, Leland Township.  Nancy J. Lanham Revocable Living Trust to Nancy J. Lanham, Section 21, Kasson Township.  Nancy J. More...