June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Outcry not enough to sway Glen Lake turf vote

The Glen Lake football team will have new turf to defend when Traverse City St. Francis comes to town Sept. 1. More...

Local News

County Dates

Artisans putting on quite the shows   Art lovers have ample opportunities this weekend. More...

Relating iconic Fountain Point, zoning

Three days short of the 128th birthday of Fountain Point Resort, members of the Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission were discussing how the iconic lakeside business fits into local zoning.  More...

Private sewer sought by Lake Leelanau shoreline owners

Conservancy on board

There was little disagreement among a room-full of township residents who Monday evening discussed the need for a common drain field to serve the 34 lots on Sunset Shores.  But the anticipated cost, which was established at more than $21,000 per More...

Outdoors

Black bear sightings on the rise

Beverly Kruse slammed on her brakes and was taken aback a bit by what she saw in the road.  A black bear had interrupted Kruse’s nighttime commute about a half-mile north of Horn Road on Lake Leelanau Drive.  “It was surprising, More...

Pelicans pay visit to Lake Leelanau

Joan and Denis Garvin were working at their business, Garvin’s Cottages in Cedar, Thursday morning when they noticed about 20 birds on the horizon.  After closer inspection, they noticed the group of birds on Lake Leelanau was a pod of pel More...

Deer, birds enjoying easy spring

For the most part, Mother Nature has provided relatively comfortable nesting seasons for grouse, turkeys and woodcock this spring. 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

Take a bow, car folks — including committee chair

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Folks helped start neighborly garden

To the editor:   I would like to thank everyone for showing up at our new community/ Leelanau Christian Neighbor garden to work, many people came to help last week, and this week.  I personally would like to thank Alan Campbell for showing More...

Media failing to inform public; here are accomplishments

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Columns

Belated thanks to D-Day veterans

I have to start with an apology to all the veterans and those now serving for failing last week to mention D-Day and Normandy. So many lives lost by heroes and patriots who should be honored. More...

Farmers markets open; wild sailboat ride

The Northport Arts Association (NAA) is bringing an exciting exhibit to Northport. SPARK! An Exhibition of Artists Under 40, features contemporary Michigan artists’ work in a variety of media. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 14, 2012   Dick Kerr was an enigma. A crusty newsman and agitator to some; a generous benefactor to others. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  Willard H. Horn (Self) Construct residential detached garage, unfinished at 101 N. St. Mary Street ($8,000).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 25, 2017  Ray Sutherland, Jr. to Gerald Bishop, Section 7 in Solon Township ($7,250).  Antoinette J. Williams to Gregory A. Williams, Section 5 in Solon Township.  Antoinette J. Williams to Gregory A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Gene Allen – (Self) Excavation to remove trees along driveway at 4828 S. Center Highway ($80).  Mark Anderson – (Maple Hill Builders LLC) Excavation for home addition 20’x40’ at 2830 S. More...

FAREWELL TO SCHOOL

STUDENTS SAY goodbye to Glen Lake Community Schools and hello to summer following their last day of school on Tuesday.   More...

Leland property pennies on dollar

Although a sale of the former Leelanau County courthouse property in Leland was finally consummated last month after a decade of effort, it wasn’t until this week that county officials revealed exactly how much money the county made on the deal More...

46-degree water dooms Traverse City man

The hazards of water recreation and the importance of boater safety were brought into focus this week when an 18-year-old Traverse City man drowned in West Grand Traverse Bay.  North Cummins of southern Grand Traverse County drowned Sunday eveni 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

County man wins M22 Challenge

Nick Amato paddled past all five frontrunners and figured the race was all but over.  He was wrong.  Dennis Paull, a 53-year-old from Cheboygan, was hot on his trail.  More...

Snowbirds top Lakers in slugfest, win regional

A fourth straight 30-win season ended too soon for coach Kris Herman and the Glen Lake baseball team over the weekend.  More...

Peninsula puts three on All-Northwest first team

Glen Lake baseball players Jared Jackson and Jacob Penny lived up to lofty expectations in their senior seasons, and Northwest Conference coaches took notice.  Jackson and Penny were recently named to the All-Northwest Conference first team at t More...

Life in Leelanau

Wreck Quest

Museum, students map ships lost in bay

High interest in an expedition to map shipwrecks that had for decades rested invisibly at the bottom of Northport Bay has organizers of the program preparing for another voyage.  The Maritime Archaeology and Research Program had a successful fir More...

$20,000 sought to explore leagues under the sea

While donations from community benefactors were enough to start the Maritime Archaeology and Research program, more funds are needed to keep it going.  Stef Staley, executive director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, said the cost to lea More...

Lighthouse celebrates a birthday

Museum moves into spotlight

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse, one of the oldest structures of its kind on Lake Michigan, will celebrate its birthday on Saturday.  The lighthouse, located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau Township, will mark its 165th birthday w More...

Views

Northport starts to address sewer inequities

It’s somewhat of an American tradition that if you can’t stop them, try charging them.  That’s one interpretation of a proposal brought by a group of Northport Village citizens including many business owners who signed a petiti More...

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Full Story

The thing no one wants to talk about

A column by Amy Hubbell

Every once in a while, a reporter encounters a story that hits home.  I discovered two people’s stories last week that did just that.  Chris Harrington and Mike DePuy live in the county, but have never met. More...

Courts

No ruling in Groening’s lawsuit

Oral arguments in a civil lawsuit filed by former Glen Lake Superintendent Joan Groening were heard in federal court last week.  However, no ruling on the arguments has been made by Federal District Judge Gordon J. Quist.  More...

86th District Court

David L. Nickerson, 27, 8900 Red Pine Dr., Lake Ann — Pleaded guilty to bond violation; sentenced to three additional days in jail.  More...

Bond set at $500,000 in motorhome, cart thefts

Jason J. Ford of Traverse City was arraigned last week for his alleged involvement in the theft of a motorhome and two golf carts.  More...