March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HOW GREEN, CLEAN AND SAFE?

LEELANAU COUNTY:

We’re unveiling the second set of stories in our four-part series discussing environmental factors affecting Leelanau County. This week staff writer Eric Carlson looks at solid waste produced in the county. More...

Local News

Women’s March focus of exhibit

The Old Art Building in Leland will host a new photography exhibit, “Reflections — Images from the Women’s March on Washington” through April 10.  The exhibit features photos by three northern Michigan residents and a fic More...

Short-term rentals headline event

The Leelanau County Planning Commission is holding its Annual Spring Session at 7 p.m. Wed., April 19, at the County Government Center in Suttons Bay Township.  The starts at 6:30 p.m. with a social gathering and light snacks.  More...

County Dates

Last of Lent’s fish dinners   More...

Life in Leelanau

Hide your bird feeders; bears are hungry

Spring diet includes bird seed, garbage

Male bears are just waking up from their long winter’s nap so if a clatter is heard in the yard, it just might be a big hungry guy looking for some food.  Just ask John Peppler of Glen Arbor, who had a bear on his deck two nights in a row More...

Be careful what you plant this spring, local birder says

The stark winter landscape is giving way to spring — the best time of year for bird-lover Kay Charter, the founder and executive director of Saving Birds Thru Habitat.  “During the winter, I’ll see 20 species at my feeders,&rdq More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Molly Steck

Name: Molly Steck  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau, Leland Township  Resident of county since: I was living in Colorado when I decided to return to Michigan in 2004.   More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 29, 2012   More...

Omena News: Snowbird sightings; Civil War ties; happy Poetry Month

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Courts

T-C man’s past may play into latest driving charges

A 32-year-old Traverse City man was video arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on a felony charge of drunken driving.  Gordon A. More...

Downstate man charged with felony drunk driving

A 42-year-old Wyoming, Mich., man pleaded not guilty at his 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday to a charge of felony drunken driving.  Roman G. More...

86th District Court

Frank E. Leonard, 35, 10224 Carter Road, Apt. A, Traverse City — Waived right to jury trial on charge of driving on a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle; bond continued; bench trial set for April 18.  More...

Website offers government salaries; good or bad?

A new website that unveils the salaries of government workers is being lauded — and questioned.  The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Press Association (MPA) and the Michigan Coalition for Open Government last Thursday launched More...

Mission to grow for Solid Waste Council

One of the advertised benefits of recycling is that it will reduce the amount of materials that go into local landfills.  And it has.  Glen’s Landfill is the only landfill still in operation in Leelanau County. More...

Spring break for families who stay here

Day care can be challenging

When it comes to spring break, it’s not all fun and sun for some families who find themselves working through the week.  For many parents, the time out for schools and day care centers means it’s time to look for a sitter to watch th More...

Special Sections

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

Sophomore sensation tops 2017 Dream Team

Okerlund, four juniors capture all-county distinction

In one offseason, Xander Okerlund went from “snub” to “superstar.” County coaches and the Enterprise sports staff tabbed Okerlund as the 2017 Leelanau Enterprise Boys Basketball Dream Team MVP last week after the smooth-shooti More...

Comets move on from Munoz era as Lakers, Norse reload

The Leland girls soccer team has some big cleats to fill this spring.  The Comets bring back eight starters from the team that finished 18-7 in 2016—a season marked by the recordsetting rampage from the state’s new career leader in g More...

Nine Leelanau County boys earn All-Northwest Conference honors

Boys basketball teams in the Northwest Conference combined to win three district championships and one regional title this winter—and more trophies may be in store in 2018.  That’s because 12 of the 13 players named to All-Northwest 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...

Views

Elected officials to decide on marijuana

our opinion

We as a society need to make marijuana more available to, wink-wink, improve our health.  More...

County parks awakening

Leelanau’s three county parks are awakening.  While their stirring won’t have the impact of a certain giant sleeping bear whose morphing into a Lakeshore has spurred growth throughout the county, local parks named after a former golf More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Elmwood Township  Sterling Homes & Land Inc. — Single-family residence with covered deck and attached garage at 7519 E. Meadow Dr., ($163,120).  Sterling Homes & Land Inc. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 17  Petra Peppellashi to herself, Section 2, Bingham Township.  Herbert A. Thomas and Diane Thomas to the Thomas Living Trust, Section 11, Leland Township; Section 17, Leelanau Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Norman D. Dagen and Craig R. Weisse on March 20 in Suttons Bay.   More...