April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Must be spring as bears emerge from hibernation

Unusual house guest at Little Traverse Lake

Gayle Wurm had an unannounced visitor on her front porch last week — and it wasn’t a door-todoor salesman.  It was an adult black bear.  “I was watching TV and noticed my cat staring out my sliding door,” said Wurm, More...

Local News

Stanton to receive community service award

Mary Stanton is not content to stand aside when something needs to be done.  “If it needs to be done — get it done,” said Stanton, of Suttons Bay.  She will be honored May 8, with the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Clu More...

Evening to remember

Mary Stanton will be honored with the Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club at its “Evening to Remember,” Friday, May 8, at the Leland Lodge.  More...

Most passengers no longer allowed in Road Comm. trucks

Exceptions can be made for reporters

The Leelanau County Road Commission will no longer allow most people to ‘ride-along’ in snow plows or other trucks.  At their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners adopted a policy that restricts non-employees from riding in Road Co More...

Outdoors

Snowbirds returning to snow in Omena

Everyone is headed back north to catch the last of the snow. I guess that’s why they’re coming back now. The Southwest is a little lighter now that the Northport/Omena bunch is back in town from Mesa, Ariz.  More...

Sleeping Bear programs ready to start

Happy Birthday wishes to Capt. Bob Smith, Capt. Wes Smith and Pat Taghon.  Welcome back most of the snowbirds.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Vote No! on road fix proposal

To the Editor:  The ballot proposal appears to be about raising more revenue in general, not primarily to “fix the roads.”  More...

Obamacare a success

To the Editor:  More...

New Leland houses only 10 feet apart

To the Editor:  I am appalled that the Leland Planning Commissioners would approve the proposal to squash 17 tiny houses onto the former county courthouse property ... houses that are only 10 feet apart!  Ten feet is not much space. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Viktor V.Y. Lutsyk, 21, 4790 Hilltop Road, Grawn — Failed to appear for arraignment on charges of drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, open intoxicants in vehicle; bond forfeited, bench warrant issued; new bond set at $200.  More...

Man, 24, arrested on bench warrant

Several people spent time in the Leelanau County Jail recently, according to information provided by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office:  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, April 2  10:25 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller advises someone opened a Wal- Mart MasterCard in her name and made purchases in Westchester County, N.Y.  More...

 

Price drop won’t affect county recycling program

Lack of one site has bigger impact

A drop in international oil prices is translating to a drop in the prices paid for recycled materials worldwide. More...

Vintners eye 2nd tough season

Cherries still hibernating from frosts

Suttons Bay vintner Larry Mawby is worried that damage to grape buds is likely to be a repeat of last year, when growers lost a substantial amount of their crop due to cold weather.  It may be a little too soon to tell, Mawby said, as buds haven More...

Enjoy critters, from a distance

Lillian Mahaney has had a few calls for mature critters, like duck and fox, but has yet to receive a call on baby animals this spring.  More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Comets open with 10 goals; S-B comes up blank

It was almost over before it started for the Brethren Bobcats Tuesday.  They fell to visiting Leland, 10-1.  All-stater Libby Munoz had a hat trick in the first eight minutes of the match — one goal unassisted with Miranda Harrison an More...

Leland poised for another good season

Leland soccer coach Joe Burda has four big reasons to be excited about his team this season.  They are four team members who were named to the Enterprise Dream Team last spring and were part of a magical season that included a firstever conferen More...

St. Mary softball team starts new era with young ballclub

The St. Mary girls softball team launches a new era today as Theresa Szur, the school’s athletic director, takes over as the head coach. The Eagles are scheduled to open at Kingsley.  More...

Life in Leelanau

GROWING HOPS . . .

and beer for breakfast

Beer. More...

Gills Pier changing from winery to farm market

At one local winery it’s goodbye grapes, hello yaks.  Gills Pier Vineyard & Winery, soon to be known as Gills Pier Ranch, has been sold to a family that has been raising alpacas for a couple of years and wants to add yaks to their stab More...

Leland Lodge offers tasty new menu item

County Cuisine

Bogey's 19th Hole, inside the beautiful Leland Lodge, is empowering our readers as honorary chefs! Here, they bring us this new menu item, the ingredients that make it, and a general description of how it all comes together. More...

Views

Low taxes should follow ‘common sense’ governing

our opinion

We agree with the minimalist approach taken by the Empire Township Board — and many other township boards across the peninsula, for that matter. More...

Community banks hurt by federal regulation

Washington has spent the years since the financial panic of 2008 targeting big banks for revenge, but as so often happens the politicians ended up shooting their smaller competitors. So congratulations to the Bank of Bird-in-Hand, which ... More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 30  Mary Ann Nichols to Robert W. Nichols, Section 24, Empire Township.  Sandra F. Hiatt and Steven L. Fryling to themselves as Trustees of the Daniel L. Fryling Living Trust, Section 32, Centerville Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Kenneth J. Lammers and Veronica L. Bowen — April 1 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Theodore McTavish, 92, of Elmwood Township, died March 30 in Elmwood Township.   More...