May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring activities on hold

Mushrooms, asparagus won’t ‘pop’

Leelanau County has moved from cold and snowy to cold and rainy, pushing back a slew of spring activities that in a normal year would have begun.  Instead, mushroom hunting appears weeks away, asparagus lies dormant and walleye fishing is sluggi More...

Local News

G-L restaurants join to create their own week

The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce has organized the county’s first-ever “restaurant week,” which begins Friday.  More...

Wedding spurs meeting to buy tables, chairs

New tables and chairs were bought for township hall activities this week by the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board voted 4-0 at a special meeting called Tuesday afternoon to purchase new tables and chairs for use during township activities an More...

Shalda starts and ends quietly

Len Shalda will retire from the Empire Village Department of Public Works on Friday without a party, potluck lunch or even a balloon, which by all accounts is just the way he wants it.  “He came in quietly and he plans to leave quietly,&rd More...

Life in Leelanau

TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVE

Chemistry and history united in Leland last week as students put their knowledge to use, helping preserve museum artifacts.  Jon Kiessel’s Advanced Placement (AP) chemistry students at Leland’s Public School donned safety glasses and More...

Legislation may prompt change in immunization waivers for students

About one quarter of children attending kindergarten round-up at county schools this spring don’t have the required immunizations, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health.  The agency also lists Leelanau among counties wit More...

County Cuisine

Blu chef offers speedy, fruit dessert

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares his Rhubarb Betty with our readers this week. This dessert is quick, easy and delicious! It pairs very well with a scoop, or two, of vanilla ice cream.  More...

Views

our opinion

Residents kept out of loop in golf course gift   We’d venture to say that when given a choice of gifts between a business or cash, most people would take the cash.  More...

Change good for news beats and county board

Every once in a while here at the Leelanau Enterprise we shift around some of the “beats” that our vast stable of exactly four-anda half highly trained news reporters cover on a regular basis.  More...

E-Cigarettes I’ve learned are addicting

A couple months ago a friend of mine came up to me and asked me if I wanted to try this cool new way to smoke a cigarette. It is called an E-Cig.  My friend told me that it was just water vapor that I was inhaling. More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   April 17  John J. Popa and Gayle L. Popa to themselves and Aaron J. Popa, Section 36, Bingham Township.  April 18  Sally M. Evaldson to Sally M. More...

 

Directory out

The Leelanau Pages community directory is included in Enterprises mailed this week to outof county subscribers, culminating the first wave of distribution for what has become known as Leelanau’s phone book.  Some 23,500 directories have be More...

Cedar, Glen Arbor are opposites

As the adage goes, “A view of the bay is worth half the pay.”  However, local households appear to be doing better than state average without the bay, according to tax return date aggregated by the Internal  Revenue Service (IRS More...

Hook-up fees for Tucker’s ‘miscalculated,’ increased

Northport’s new bowling alley and family recreational business will have to pay substantially more in up-front costs to hook into the municipal sewer system, the result of an apparent mistake by a village official.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norse lead NW; Sneed best man

Leland has the best man in Northwest Conference golf. Suttons Bay has the No. More...

S-B has solid second round in Tee Off

The Suttons Bay boys golf team followed a forgettable round with a respectable one Saturday, to finish eighth in the Traverse City Tee-Off at the Grand Traverse Resort.  The Norsemen, who shot a 382 and were 12th on Friday, finished with a 346 o More...

Bulldogs off to 5-1 start

The Traverse City Bulldogs improved to 5-1 on the young season, winning three straight matches in the last week including an 8-0 mercy win in Northport’s home opener Monday.  “The team has drastically improved from the start of the s More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Affordable Care Act is good for Americans

To the Editor:   I hear people bashing the Affordable Care Act and wonder why they like the old plan better.  The ACA:   Covers preventive screenings like blood pressure, diabetes and cancer screenings free of charge without co-pay or More...

Show a little respect when voicing opinions

To the Editor:   Thank you Jim Miller for your comments in the Enterprise on April 24. I would like to add to those comments.  More...

Mary’s letters get right to the point

To the Editor:   Go Mary! I enjoy your letters. Well said and to the point.  One thing about Dems is their lack of reasonable arguments explaining why BHO is good for this country. More...

Columns

Speaker’s words may squash Snyder’s aid plan

No matter whom the governor is, he or she will go through all sorts of contortions to project the notion that they are in sync with their legislative leaders.  The last thing that Gov. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Paul J. Bock, 43, P.O. More...

13th Circuit Court

Chief Judge, Philip E. Rodgers, Jr. Judge, Thomas G. Power   Three people appeared in front of Judge Thomas G. Power in 13th Circuit Court on Monday. They are:  More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   David J. Naniot, 48, 11510 S. Benzonia Trail, Empire — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 73 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Frank E. Noverr, 63, 7981 S. More...