October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Author Mitchell receives lifetime achievement award

Justice Weaver also feted

Author John Mitchell’s third award from the Historical Society of Michigan was his biggest as he joined another Leelanau County resident in being honored at the organization’s annual convention.  More...

County Dates

Last chance in '15 for hazardous waste   The last Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection of 2015 will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Township. More...

Home sales have solid month

Now at record pace

Home sales in Leelanau County avoided any fallout from the Storm of 2015 and cruised to their best August on record.  The very strong showing moved home sales after eight months in 2015 on pace to set new records for units sold and total volume. More...

County budget will draw reserves

$856,000 needed to balance

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners held its final “Budget Work Session” last week and will soon be ready to unveil the county’s 2016 budget to the public.  Although budget figures fluctuate throughout the year, the curr More...

Photo

A FORD FLEX was a total loss after catching fire while its owners, who vacation on Lake Leelanau, were driving down M-72 on Monday. Firefighters were able to save the camper. More...

Elmwood looking for engineering firm

The Elmwood Township Board held a special meeting last week that paved the way for the township Planning Commission’s approval of a 54-unit housing development this week and resolved a dispute over use of the township’s water and sewer in More...

Leelanau stays in ‘Swingshift’ lead

It seems a Leelanau County-based cause may once again be the big winner at the annual SwingShift and the Stars event underway at the Traverse City Opera House.  The Leelanau Children’s Center dancers took home an extra $500 by winning the More...

Kasson takes back ordinance that regulated marijuana operations

The only ordinance in Leelanau County regulating the production of medical marijuana was rescinded last week by the Kasson Township Board.  The ordinance was only about seven weeks old.  The board voted 3-2 during a special session last Thu More...

Bus service expanded for Northport loop

The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) will begin new Village Loop service to Northport today.  BATA is expanding its Loop Route 10 to provide three weekday roundtrips to Traverse City.  More...

Scott to sign books; Back Pages at No. 2

Photographer Ken Scott will be signing copies of his latest book, Back Pages of Leelanau County, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m at 2 Fish Gallery in Leland.  More...

Dems push to have more documents released

Exceptions etched out of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the state Legislature and Governor’s office have protected emails in the most recent Lansing scandal from release.  That’s led to a push for FOIA reform from More...

Bill for storm help due

The bill to hire an outside contractor to clean up the tree remnants from the Storm of 2015 has come due.  The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners last week approved a $16,475 contract to Team Elmer’s for removal and cleanup of debris d More...

County honors Dodie Harris

At last week’s meeting, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution in honor of the late Ardith “Dodie” Harris, who died on Aug. 1.  More...

Budget copies available in advance of hearing on Oct. 13

Now that a draft budget for 2016 has been thoroughly reviewed by the County Board, copies must be made available to the public for review no later than Monday at 1 p.m., under state law. More...

Agreement reached on Leelanau Flats, work to start ‘immediately’

54 units approved

Development of a controversial new 54-unit housing project in Elmwood Township known as Leelanau Flats will begin “immediately” following action Tuesday night by the township’s Planning Commission.  In a 6-0 vote, township plan More...

In Glen Arbor, a pause to say ‘Thank you’

Recalling the Storm of 2015

Hotdogs, coleslaw and camaraderie were on the menu at the Neighbors Helping Neighbors free community dinner held Saturday at the Glen Arbor Township Hall.  More...

Cast sought for play in Glen Arbor

The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) will hold auditions for its December Reader’s Theater production of the play “Lost Horizon” Monday at 7 p.m. More...