May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Teachers in Suttons Bay agree to another salary freeze

A three-year contract for Suttons Bay teachers was approved this week by the Board of Education.  However, contract negotiations with the new superintendent have yet to be completed.  More...

More local foods coming to Leland

Students at Leland Public School will have locally grown fruits and vegetables available two to three times a week next year.  The district has secured funding from the Kellogg Foundation through its “10 Cents a Meal” project.  More...

Long winter hit April home sales

But Memorial weekend busy with activity

Remember April, when snow-drifts still blocked driveways and fishermen pulled lake trout through ice on West Grand Traverse Bay?  Perry Pentiuk, president and broker of Venture Properties in Leland, said weather explains a lackluster showing in More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau Graduates share their Viewpoints

We asked one graduate from each Leelanau County high school the following six questions:

1. What was the most important thing you learned in high school?  2. Who was your favorite teacher, and why?  3. What should high schools be teaching students that they are not today?  4. More...

County Cuisine

Blu offers sauce for favorite dish

Chef Randy Chamberlain of Glen Arbor’s Blu shares his Rhubarb- Cherry Sauce with our readers this week. The tartness of the rhubarb mixed with the sweetness of the cherries creates the perfect flavor. More...

Flower sale

VICKSBURG’S MIKE and Pat Guilfolye, above, check out flowers Friday at the annual Leelanau Conservancy Wildflower Rescue Sale. More...

Views

our opinion

Projects would be good fit for S-B   The question for local government officials is this: Do you want to give up future property tax revenue to help fund a visitor center and public restrooms in downtown Suttons Bay?  More...

I’m an 'unfoodie' and proud of it

I’m not a big fan of she-she food.  You know what I mean. More...

Groups unite to seek solution to Homestead disposal issue

Ten local, state, and national organizations have joined together in endorsing a statement calling on The Homestead Resort and the Michigan DEQ to work together to correct the problem of incompletely-treated sewage spray blowing into a portion of Sle More...

Leelanau Log

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   May 15  James W. Rupert and Mary J. Rupert to 2360 Lake Leelanau Drive LLC, one lot, Birch Le Terrace, Leland Township.  More...

159 seniors lining up for diplomas

Clyde Woods was a little emotional Wednesday morning while heading into his last official day of high school.  The soon-to-be Suttons Bay graduate has spent his entire school career at the K-12 district.  More...

Empire keeps parking fees

A paid-parking trial for Empire Beach will go ahead as planned after council members this week revisited what has turned out to be a hot potato.  More...

32 years later, ‘compromise’ gets trail

A rectangular section of property in Kasson Township that was once part of a grand compromise which eventually brought Wilderness designation to about 30,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will soon have its own trail. More...

Special Sections

Sports

LAKERS IN A THRILLER

Thomas Waning won a record-setting 30th game in his Glen Lake high school baseball career Tuesday.  But it was his ability to put the bat on the ball that propelled the 26-2-1 Lakers past rival Suttons Bay 3-2 in the Division 4 pre-district game More...

Leland beats Glen Lake for NW soccer crown

Leland topped defending league champ Glen Lake last Thursday 3-1 to capture an undefeated Northwest Conference season.  The Comets, who had tied the Lakers earlier in the year and tied Suttons Bay, needed a win in the regular season finale.  More...

Comets, Norse advance in districts

Leland, Suttons Bay and Glen Lake play in the second round of the district soccer tournament today.  The Comets topped Northport Monday in a lopsided win. Suttons Bay squeaked past McBain Northern Michigan Christian, 2-1, in overtime. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10 a.m. — Workbee: Trail-building at Clay Cliffs Natural Area; info at scook@leelanauconservancy.org.  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  More...

Letters

More healthcare workers will help VA woes

To the Editor:   More...

It’s wrong to move fire stations from populated areas

To the Editor:   In the early 1900’s Leland Township had a fire station in Provemont, now Lake Leelanau but none in Leland.  Then in the early 30’s, the citizens of Leland organized the Leland Volunteer Fire Department and built More...

There is no honor in Washington

To the Editor:   More...

Columns

Roads and minimum wage somewhat linked

This is the kinda stuff they never teach in school. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Chief Judge, Michael Stepka Judge, Michael J. Haley Judge, Thomas J. Phillips   Daniel P. More...

Magistrate Court

Magistrate, Norene D. Kastys   Veronica J. Mork, 34, 7356 S. Lake Leelanau Dr., Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $210 fines and costs.  Daniel A. Hollister, 34, 8692 S. More...