April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing project scores very low

Grants very unlikely

An affordable housing project in Northport has scored very low in its application for federal tax credits funneled through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.  A score of 82 out of a possible 221 points puts the controversial North More...

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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

Grobbel, Trumbull sign letters of intent

Leland senior Maddie Trumbull had her heart set on Heidelberg University.  Elmhurst College volleyball coach Julie Hall wanted to make sure.  More...

Osorio to Adrian, Morgan to Davenport

Leland soccer players Clarke Morgan and Mike Osorio developed one heck of a dynamic duo after joining forces in fourth grade.  Eight years and a whole lot of wins later, Morgan and Osorio have decided to take their talents to the next level.&nbs More...

Smith headed to Hope College

One of the most distinguished defensive players in Suttons Bay football history is planning to sign with Hope.  Zach Smith, a standout middle linebacker and all-state guard, had been leaning toward Hope since football season ended in October.&nb More...

Life in Leelanau

Celebrate Park Week

Get started on a summer of fun at the Lakeshore

Ever seen the flying squirrel at the Empire Visitor Center? Do you know where to find the Valley of the Giants? More...

First Five

The National Park Service list of “100 things to do” in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was written in no particular order. It’s available on the Lakeshore’s website. The first five listed are:  1. More...

D.H. Day opens early; some takers

Demand high for camping

D. H. More...

Views

Time spent says something for board

our opinion

For the life of us, we can’t figure out why the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners doesn’t spend more time discussing important topics.  More...

Klimaszewski led way for Cedar Fire

We’ve been crossing our fingers hoping the powers-thatbe in four townships would walk together along a new path for fire and ambulance service.  Now that the Cedar Area Fire and Rescue Department is up and running, it’s time to stop More...

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Courts

Lake Leelanau man accused of felony drunken driving

A 53-year-old Lake Leelanau man is facing felony drunken driving charges after being pulled over for having tinted windows and a partially obscured license plate on his vehicle.  Scott L. Kelly, of 2691 S. More...

86th District Court

Charla M. Hall, 19, 11195 E. More...

Magistrate Court

Joanne M. Sime, 51, 1475 Kelly Road, Mason — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 72 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Roger F. Mikowski, 54, 364 Co. Rd. More...

 

Phone Control

Where there’s a will, you can find an app

PART FOUR  The Enterprise series on the rapid and overwhelming rise of communication technology concludes this week with a look at how one local family controls phone use, suggestions for family time with teens, and warnings from an expert. More...

Film deals with phone overload

SCREENAGERS, a film exploring the impact of screen time on kids and how to strike a healthy balance, will be presented at 6 p.m. More...

After an hour, board buries pipeline issue

At least they weren’t arguing about whether the county should buy Red Wing work boots for the county’s Construction Code inspectors.  More...

Local News

New rules for winery events proposed for S-B

A zoning ordinance amendment outlining rules for “special events” in Suttons Bay Township’s agricultural district — including at wineries — will be considered by the Leelanau County Planning Commission.  The commiss More...

Library offers slate of programs

Several special events will be offered at the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library over the coming weeks.   Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m., local tech guru Steve Stanton will teach a class focused on the Windows 10 operating system, which has be More...

County Dates

Internet safety for kids, parents   More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore events planned to celebrate park week

Several events are planned at the Lakeshore to celebrate National Park Week — starting with free admission.  Saturday through Sunday, April 24, will be “fee-free,” and all sponsored events are free. More...

Turkey hunt starts Monday; hunters seeing gobblers galore

John Peppler is prepped and ready for day one of the 2016 turkey hunt.  “There are a lot of birds out there,” Peppler said. “It’s going to be a good season if people put in the time and the weather works out. More...

Turkey, walleye clinics in Cadillac

As part of its Outdoor Skills Academy, a program focused on developing and honing outdoor recreation skills, the Department of Natural Resources will hold a turkey hunting clinic on April 23 and a walleye fishing clinic on May 7 at the Carl T. 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

Voters ‘schmoozed’ by Trump; but they need to vote

To the Editor:  More...

Donations needed to maintain Northport signs

To the Editor:  In 1983, Dave Warm and family commissioned Tom Woodruff to create destination signage for the Village on M-22 for traffic coming towards the village from Suttons Bay and Leland.  More...

Leland Library already a resource for lifelong reading

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO April 14, 2011 More...

Omena News: Thoughts on Earth Day, brown ground

Things are finally warming up around Omena as the snow disappears, the snow birds begin to return, and Earth Week brings in our first tastes of Spring.  * * *  More...

Glen Lake News: Looking ahead to Restaurant Week

I’m probably going to miss next week as I’m going reverse Snowbird. Should be an adventure.  * * *  Hopefully the snow will be gone when I get back.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 1  David C. Johnson to himself, Trustee of the David Carrol Johnson Revocable Trust, Section 8 in Solon Township.  Kim A. Knowles to David C. Johnson, Lot 9 of Block 6 in the Village of Cedar.  David C. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Suttons Bay Township –  Tom and Dianne Foerster – (Brian Zimmerman & Associates) Re - Vegetate disturbed area and add wood chip path at 11070 South Shore Drive ($125).   More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  Northport Art Center L.L.C. (Hallmark Construction Inc.) Addition commercial main floor and covered porch, A-3 Type VB at 301 N. Mill St C ($409,539).  BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  More...