June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Enterprise claims 9 awards in national newspaper contest

The Leelanau Enterprise brought home nine awards in the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest held by the National Newspaper Association. Co-publishers Alan and Debra Campbell gave full credit to the Enterprise staff. More...

‘Clean’ audit given to county government

Nearly halfway through fiscal year 2017, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this month accepted an audit report of its finances for 2016 and will begin working on the county’s fiscal 2018 budget next month.  More...

Glen Arbor hires firm for park design

Glen Arbor Township has hired a Traverse City engineering company to draw up plans for proposed improvements to the Township Park.  More...

Aromatherapist open for business

A local businesswoman has turned her hobby of healing into an aromatherapy boutique in Suttons Bay.  More...

Lots of cherries, but harvest delayed

Fruit growers in northwest Michigan have a decent crop of cherries — just not the variety they hoped for. More...

Opposition to slip fee hikes

It’s likely that fees will rise at the Elmwood Township Marina next year with the steepest increases planned for launch ramps and parking areas rather than seasonal slips.  About 50 people, many of them slip holders at the marina, showed u More...

Neighbors group hosts tour of new building

About 100 people checked the new digs of the Leelanau Christian Neighors (LCN) in Lake Leelanau during an open house last week. “We saw some familiar faces, but some new faces too,” LCN director Mary Stanton said. More...

County Dates

Fire up grill for Lions Club   The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club is planning a timely fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, offering to fill up your 20-pound propane grill tank for $7.  More...

Gaming fund requests needed to balance the county budget

Leelanau County is asking the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to provide $131,483 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds to pay for services the county government provides the tribe.  More...

Home sales keep Realtors busy

Now on record pace

Breaking records is starting to sound like a broken record for home sales in Leelanau County.  According to records kept by the Traverse Area Association of Realtors, home sales through the first five months of 2017 are nearly $2 million ahead o More...

Business Briefs: Glen Arbor Wines to host soft opening tomorrow

Leelanau County’s long list of wineries is about to get a little longer.  Glen Arbor Wines will have 10 varieties of wine and a hard cider for sale during a soft opening at 5873 S. Lake St. tomorrow at 4 p.m. More...

M-22 project on hold through Cherry Festival

Those experiencing delays traveling between Glen Arbor and Leland this summer can rest assured that construction along M22 is going according to plan.  “Everything is on schedule for the project,” said James Lake of the Michigan Depa More...

Support ‘muted’ for gas station on trustee’s land

Plans to construct a gas station at the corner of M-72 and Bugai Road are moving forward – but very slowly, according to township Zoning Administrator Sara Kopriva.  More...

Elmwood ordinance vote now planned in August

Members of the Elmwood Township Board say they’re hopeful they’ll approve a new township Zoning Ordinance before the end of the summer. More...