January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Message from marchers to others: ‘Do something’

At least 20 make trip

Geradine Simkins of Cedar spent Monday regrouping after a whirlwind weekend trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Narrows dock project back on table

Husband and wife Tim Cypher and Egan McGlynn plan to go ahead with construction of a boathouse and dock long in the works along the Lake Leelanau Narrows. More...

Sports

Bunek lifts Lakers to 23rd straight conference win

Suttons Bay coach David Wheelock had high praise for Kingsley guard Jalynn Brumfield following his team’s 70-10 loss to the Lady Stags last week. “She might be the best player in the conference,” Wheelock said. More...

Panthers deal Lady Comets sixth straight loss

A change of scenery and three big games from Kira Metcalf weren’t enough to help the Leland girls snap their losing streak last week.  More...

Lady Norse stumble at Benzie Central, Mesick

Mesick’s girls spoiled a career night for Suttons Bay’s Paty Nuno on Friday. More...

Life in Leelanau

Heads in the Clouds

Dinner theatre production ‘tailor-made’ for county audience

What do you get when you mix three beautiful stewardesses from three different airlines, a three-timing lothario and his best friend? Throw in a French housekeeper and a good meal and the result is hilarious dinner theatre.  More...

Mile-high memories include girdle checks, celebrity run-ins

Lived at Playboy Mansion

Several Leelanau County women were stewardesses in the early 1960s, which is when the play “Boeing, Boeing” takes place. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Patrick Middleton

Name: Patrick Middleton  Town or township of residence: Kasson Township  Resident since: 2001  Age and birthplace: 47, Pontiac, Mich.   More...

Letters

‘Rich, white men’ now in control

To the editor:   God help us, we are about to get Trumped, and this isn’t a card game. I fear for our country. I didn’t think that it could get any worse than eight years of W. Nobody seems to remember how bad that it was. More...

Don’t leave daughter alone with Trump

To the editor:   Regarding Bob Jones’ letter of Jan. 19. I do not know his definition of disrespect. I do know that based on most any definition of respect that Donald Trump has been disrespectful to anyone that has disagreed with him. More...

March organizer pleased with turnout; ‘We are watching’

To the editor:   Thank you to all that attended our We are Watching march Saturday, Jan. 21 in Traverse City.  We expected maybe 500, and instead, the police tell us we had 3,000. More...

Columns

Recollections from women who marched to protest in Washington

Sip event raises funds for LCN

Leelanau County women were well represented in the various women’s marches locally and nationally. More...

On missing and honoring Roy; ‘super soups’ at the Homestead

Just because we had the normal January thaw, don’t think winter is over. Much more to come.  * * *  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO January 26, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Centerville Township  Trever Weber (Self) Construct residential interior alteration – main floor and second floor at 5562 E. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 13, 2017  The Gerald C. Timmis Qualified Personal Residence Trust to Gerald C. Timmis, III, Truman D. Timmis, Michael J. Timmis, Theodore J. Timmis, David B. Timmis and Steven B.H. Timmis, Lot 2, Section 12 in Empire Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Robert and Muriel Joldersma – (Kal Excavating) Excavation to remove and replace sea wall within lot line at 3863 S. More...

Building jumps 23.5%

Remarkably, home sales rise by same rate

The value of building permits issued by the county jumped 23.5 percent last year, keeping workers in the construction trades hopping and business owners on the lookout for more help. More...

Home sales increase nearly 24%

While construction fell just short of setting a new mark last year in Leelanau County, home sales soared well above its previous records.  A strong December helped the value of home sales finish at $179.2 million in 2016, nearly 24 percent above More...

Inauguration moves county Republican chair Josephus

Several Leelanau County residents were in Washington, D.C. Friday to celebrate the inauguration of the Donald J. More...

Controversial boathouse along Leland River was never built

In 2015 several Leland residents were up-in-arms over another boathouse that had been approved by the DEQ for construction on the Leland River.  The boathouse was to be 24-feet long by 18-feet wide and 25 feet high, but was never built.  More...

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Public Notices

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...

Local News

County Dates

Three talent shows prove Leelanau’s got talent   The Suttons Bay Variety Show and Student Collage will be held in the high school auditorium Saturday as a grand finale to the Yetifest. The show starts at 7 p.m., but get there at 6 p.m. More...

Noverr again goes to court for wedding barn

Elmwood Township officials and the owner of a controversial “wedding barn” will be meeting again in court in the months ahead to continue a long-running dispute over whether “winery related activities” should be allowed in the More...

Rezoning sought in Elmwood for 12-home development

A new residential development is being proposed in southern Elmwood Township on Grandview Road that will require rezoning of a nearly 4-acre property.  Township zoning administrator Sara Kopriva reported that a public hearing was held on the pro More...

Outdoors

Snow enthusiasts left out, but snow and low temperatures near

Outdoor enthusiasts have been left out in the cold — or warmth, for this time of year, which has led to bare ground and soggy soil.  The lack of snow has taken a toll on use of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.  More...

Lakeshore visitation one for record book

Park head setting goals for 2017

It’s a new year and a new record for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which topped out in 2016 at more than 1.68 million visitors.  Overall 1,683,553 people visited the Lakeshore in 2016, beating the record of 1,535,633 visitors set More...

Cardboard sled races to round out fun-filled weekend in Suttons Bay

Eddy, Betty wedding?

An entire family of abominable snowmen, the Yetis, will return to Suttons Bay this week for the annual YetiFest.  The family friendly festival will get underway Saturday at 11 a.m. More...

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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...

Views

Tribal development leads to painful process

our opinion

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is working its way through questions that are being played out on a smaller scale across the Leelanau Peninsula.  Should the Tribe grow, and consume with that growth a little bit of itself?& More...

Is it time to give national politics a rest?

Were we right in putting the women’s marches in Washington and Traverse City on the front page of the Enterprise this week?  This is a real question. We’d really like to know.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“We get calls from other property owners wondering when it’s going in.”   More...

Courts

Weaver charged with 4 felonies

A 30-year-old Traverse City man pleaded not guilty to four felony charges at his Circuit Court arraignment held Wednesday. Robert S. More...

‘Not guilty’ plea to driving felony

A 48-year-old Leland man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to drunken driving, third offense.  John C. Harbottle Jr., of 1043 N. More...

Couple allegedly caused damage by driving vehicle on airport land

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is requesting an arrest warrant for a Traverse City couple who allegedly drove onto the Woolsey Airport property in Leelanau Township, causing minor damage.  According to a report from the Sheriff&rsqu More...