July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

LOOKING FOR MY HOME

A female black lab was found Monday morning near South Lake Shore Drive near Sharnowski Road in Centerville Township and reported to the county Sheriff’s Office, which is waiting to hear from her owner. More...

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A VEHICLE belonging to a 23-year-old Indiana man rolled into the Grand Traverse Bay Monday at 2:54 p.m. after the man failed to engage his parking break. The vehicle was unoccupied when it entered the bay and no one was injured.   More...

Another change for SB Twp. short-term rentals

The Suttons Bay Township Board held a special meeting last week to clarify language contained in a new “Short Term Rental” ordinance the township adopted last month.  The change does not alter the intent of the ordinance but does lim More...

A Fun Fourth

Pageantry aplenty at pa air of peninsula parades

The Leland Fourth of July Parade drew crowds from near and far Tuesday.  Special appearances included the Kaotic Drummers from Chicago, who came away with the Best Musical Group award; and Tutor Oaks, whose horses and carriages came away with th More...

Hymn sing draws 200 plus

Near-perfect weather and a patriotic spirit prompted hundreds of people to turn out for the 22nd annual Patriotic Hymn Sing at the Village Green in Leland on Monday evening.  Attendance was estimated at well over 200 — with perhaps a few m More...

Concerns over health care funds filter through senior services

Seniors wonder about future

Continuing uncertainty in Washington, D.C. over health care funding is having a disproportionately negative effect here in Leelanau County. More...

Death takes former DARE officer, referee

Leelanau County this week lost a retired deputy sheriff known well to athletes throughout the county. Richard Clinton “Clint” Kerr, Jr., died Saturday at his home in Leland after an eight-year battle with cancer. He was 58. More...

County Dates

Ragtime concert benefits Lions   Grab your sweetie and head to Northport for “Ragtime, and the Great American Songbook,” a concert by pianist Peter Bergen.  More...

Lots of complaints, few injuries

Busy Fourth of July

Given the number of people, boats and fireworks that filled the Leelanau Peninsula for a long holiday weekend, county Sheriff Mike Borkovich said serious complaints were few.  “But it was very, very busy,” he added.  More...

Drowning victim found in Lake Michigan

An unidentified man was found floating in Lake Michigan Tuesday morning, the victim of a drowning. A charter boat fisherman discovered the body about 10:11 a.m., about 1 1/2 miles north and west of the Leland Harbor. More...

Housing task force gets 2 new members, both with Conservancy

The Leelanau County Planning Commission last week appointed two new members to its Housing Action Committee, and they both come from the same nonprofit.  Leelanau Conservancy finance director Kathy Birney and Leelanau Conservancy farm programs m More...

Village grants variance; allows commercial structure

Following a public hearing last week, the Village of Suttons Bay Zoning Board of Appeals granted a property owner variances from side yard setback requirements outlined in the village’s Zoning Ordinance.  More...

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE

ANGELO MEL of The Dune Brothers performs at the G. Marsten Dame Marina on Tuesday. Photo: Ron Kramer More...

We asked Leelanau

Does America still have patriotism in the same vein as our country’s first patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence?   More...

G-L to draw from sizable reserve

The Glen Lake Board of Education last week adopted its 2017-18 budget that includes $2.8 million in capital improvements.  Board members, meeting June 28, adopted a $15.2 budget that is about 9 percent higher than the 2016-17 spending plan. More...

Personal quilts part of show

Empire United Methodist Church will host a quilt show on Saturday, July 15.  Quilts in the form of wall hangings and clothing as well as antiques will be on display in the church sanctuary from 10 a.m. More...