December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Film series at national park

If you enjoy films and national parks, try stopping by the Visitor Center of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday.  Park staff will present short films taken at a number of national parks at noon at the Phillip A. More...

‘Workforce housing’ study to address regulatory barriers

Part of requests for Tribal funding

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners considered two especially controversial issues at its executive meeting this week involving applications for “2-percent” tribal casino revenue sharing funds for a new “workforce housing&rdq More...

No public funds sought for Timbershores RV park

The latest proposal for an upscale RV park at what’s left of the former Timbershores property in Leelanau Township will cost about $7 million. More...

Decision time for S-B, rec center

Special meeting Monday

Suttons Bay School’s proposed community center can’t be funded without increasing taxes.  So said Superintendent Chris Nelson to the Board of Education Monday night.  “We’ve been trying to accomplish this while stayi More...

Pitch made to fund parenting group

The Northport Public School Board of Education heard a presentation at its Monday meeting on a program called Parenting Communities, whose funding has been cut by the district.  The program provides family support to promote healthy children thr More...

Small stream causes big problems

Owners of about 200 property parcels along M-22 and Schomberg and Dufek roads in Leland Township may soon be paying a little extra to have a stream diverted into Lake Michigan instead of through their property — or in their homes. More...

Off to see country ... in former Leland fire truck

A former Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department ambulance may soon be spotted exploring this nation’s back roads and highways.  Fire Chief Rick Royston said a young couple from Traverse City bought the rig for $2,500 after seeing the a More...

Mistake prevents precinct from recount

A vote recount really was conducted at the Leelanau County Government Center on Saturday even though a statewide recount in the Presidential election was called off earlier last week. More...

S-B Village ‘committee’ makes suggestions; open house planned

The Suttons Bay Village Council held its first “committee of the whole” meeting last Thursday morning since the Nov. 8 election.  More...

Skaters rejoice over change in temps

Mitchell Herman and friends were at the ice rink in Suttons Bay Tuesday. But they weren’t skating.  The crew of seven spent about 1 1/2 hours shoveling snow from the rink at Broadway and St. More...

County Dates

Empire hosts potluck, Santa   More...

Correction:

A story in the Dec. 8 issue of the Enterprise stated there is an age requirement of 60 to join ShareCare of Leelanau. There is no age requirement for membership.   More...

Library expansion, new Leelanau Twp. offices remain top priorities

Coming: Suggestions to lower sewer subsidy

Expansion of the Leelanau Township Library and new township offices will remain the top two priorities for the coming year on the township’s 2017 Community Improvement Plan (CIP). More...

New township facilities manager has MSU degree

Township resident Ben Purdy has been chosen as the new facilities manager for Leelanau Township. Purdy was the top choice and he was chosen unanimously from four candidates that were interviewed. More...

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SUTTONS BAY fifth graders traveled last week to the Kolarik Christmas Tree Farm and learned about the different varieties of evergreen trees that are sold during the holiday season. More...

Royston, Hunter honored by township

Leland Township Fire Chief Rick Royston and community volunteer Dave Hunter were feted on Monday for their work in seeing the township’s two new fire stations through to completion ahead of time and under budget. More...

Many helping hands make county a special place at Christmastime

Leelanau is a special place.  Home of Sleeping Bear Dunes, cherries and wine.  And help at Christmas.  As Christmas approaches local groups are joining forces to ensure that everyone’s holiday is special.  Volunteers spent p More...

Garden club offers grants for projects

The Little Garden Club of Leelanau County is again seeking letters of application from non-profits for financial assistance with special gardening projects.  Since 1995, the club has issued more than 50 grants, with grants averaging from $200 t More...

Brownfield part of $275,000 project in S-B

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners and the Suttons Bay Village Council next week will consider approving a brownfield redevelopment plan for a commercial building on St. Joseph Avenue (M-22) in the village’s downtown area.  More...