June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Concern in orchards as pest shows

Keeps showing earlier

The battle between a bug and fruit producers in the Leelanau Peninsula is off to an early start. More...

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

Munoz sets record, caps Leland career

With tears in her eyes, senior striker Libby Munoz makes her way through a pair of jubilant Elk Rapids players and off the pitch for the final time in a Leland uniform. What a career it was. More...

Lakers dispatch Frankfort, win fifth straight district title

Glen Lake heads to Lake Leelanau for regional rematch with Hillman

Glen Lake skipper Kris Herman sidestepped the mid-interview Gatorade shower with the grace of a boxing champion. He’s had plenty of practice in the past five years. More...

Eagles rally past G-L, fall to Frankfort in final

St. Mary coach Teresa Szur was disappointed with her team’s 19-3 loss to Frankfort in Saturday’s district championship, but said it should be kept in perspective. More...

Life in Leelanau

A Fond Farewell To All Our Grads

Graduation ceremonies held for Leelanau County high schools
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Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Caitlin McKee

Name: Caitlin McKee.  Town or township of residence: I live in Lake Leelanau.  Resident since: I think 2005, since fourth grade.  Age and birthplace: I’m 20 and from Oxford, Ohio.  More...

County Cuisine

Art’s releases secret ingredients for award-winning cajun asparagus

This week's recipe is a bona fide award winner. Art's Tavern took home the blue ribbon from the Empire Asparagus Festival this year by winning the annual Asparagus Recipe Contest. More...

Views

S-B should start anew its middle school discussion

our opinion

With a side route blocked by common sense, it’s time for a serious discussion about what to do with the vacant rooms and hallways of the former Suttons Bay Middle School. The community recreation plan is out, or should be. More...

Cartoon

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Heard around Leelanau

“Today we gain the ultimate freedom. We can finally go to the bathroom without having to ask for permission.”  — Suttons Bay graduate and valedictorian Emily Beyer, speaking to classmates Sunday at their graduation ceremony. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Candice L. Nedow, 30, 1627 S. Center Hwy., Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty to drunken driving, open intoxicants in vehicle; bond continued; pretrial conference set for June 14.  More...

S-B man pleads guilty after prostitution sting

A Suttons Bay man has been sentenced to one year probation after being caught in a prostitution sting by undercover Traverse Narcotics Team detectives.  Andrew M. More...

Charges filed after Northport fight

Man charged in knifing

One man was hospitalized and another sent to jail after a fight in the parking lot of a Northport Village business early Sunday morning.  Leelanau County dispatchers received a call on an assault that left one man with stab wounds at about 1:40 More...

 

GRAND OPENING

OPEN FOR PUBLIC access on West Grand Traverse Bay after more than 80 years of industrial use, the old Traverse City Light & Power coal dock is now owned by Rotary Charities. More...

Website fee upsets landlords

Cost tacked onto rentals

There are 723 Leelanau County vacation homes available to rent for a few days or a couple of weeks on the popular Vacation Rentals By Owner (VBRO) website.  The website, which lists rental homes from around the world, has been widely popular, bo More...

Prediction calls for strong chance for warm summer

Debra Windemuller may want to consider offering coffee at her business, The Ice Cream Factory, in Suttons Bay. “If we had coffee, we’d be selling a lot more of that,” Windemuller said. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Tribute concert planned in Northport

The Northport Community Band has been preparing for a tribute and memorial celebration concert set for 3 p.m. More...

County Dates

Heritage Day comes with snacks   More...

Correction:

A $60,000 lien on the home of Martin and Gwendolyn Egeler was taken out by them for Tina Belanger. This information was incorrect in the June 2 edition of the Enterprise.   More...

Outdoors

More parking, bigger beach

Omena projects are interlinked, need twp.

The tiny burg of Omena will get a much-needed parking lot and the Leelanau Township-owned Omena Beach will be a little larger if a multifaceted plan is approved by township officials. More...

To become a ranger, go to school

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a park ranger would be like? If you enjoy the outdoors and helping people, it’s a career worth looking at. More...

Several groups put together canoe presentation in Leland

Jeffery Mark “Doc” Fletcher will be featured Saturday in a series program called “Literature on the Lakeshore.” Fletcher, author of “Canoeing & Kayaking College Campuses in Michigan,” will speak at 10 a.m. 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Poor become dependent, but hail the discourse

To the Editor:  I noticed Mr. Tom Hinsberg’s letter in the June 2 Enterprise and have a few comments.  Point 1. More...

Liberals claim to help poor; instead they lose opportunity

To the Editor:  More...

‘Affordable’ homes already exist; County, keep rebate

To the Editor: Your editorial, “How about a ‘rewards’ program for housing?” (06/02/2016) urges the County to “toss some local money on the problem,” suggesting $200,000. More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO June 9, 2011 More...

Omena News: White elephant sale has long history, including scholarship given in 1967

Also, tips for dogs and cars

Omena’s Club 21 held its annual White Elephant auction last week at the Omena Community room. About two dozen people attended the fun event, where people bid on items sight-unseen. More...

Glen Lake News: Bear dumpster dives in Glen Arbor

Here we go again, it’s been one year since the bear was in Glen Arbor shopping area eating from and destroying bird feeders. Now once again we hear, Bear-Where Bear-There bear. Apparently a bear was spotted dining in Boonedocks' dumpster. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 27  Federal Home Mortgage Corporation to Steven M. Handlovitis, Lot 9 of Green Meadows in Cleveland Township ($62,500).  Jeffrey S. Davis, Trustee of the Jeffrey S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Thomas Gentile - (Eric Shawbitz) Demolish existing home, Excavate for new home, well, and septic field at 7360 S. Lakeview Rd. ($125).  Centerville Township –  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  Rick and Christina Thompson (Walton Weber Rodes Pooleside Inc) Construct in ground pool with deck and fence at 7037 S. More...