July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Views

Why starter ‘cribs’ have lost appeal

Why aren’t there more trailers in Leelanau County?  Or at least more “tiny houses?”  The easy answer would be zoning restrictions or expensive land, but there’s more to it.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Expansion of housing does not have to mean the end of Leelanau County’s cachet as some fear. More...

New fire marshal mum on new fireworks law

The state fire marshal, whose job it is to protect human life, has boldly declared he does not have a position on junking the state’s explosive fireworks law.  Someone suggested that’s like the FBI director refusing to take a stance More...

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Changed lifestyles mean more junk

A column by Eric Carlson

A cartoon lightbulb appeared over my head recently.  It prompted me to devote this week’s column to the obvious correlation between rising numbers of senior citizens residing in Leelanau County and the rising volume of junk, electronics, a More...

Reader's Forum: Brown bags and child development

We are constantly warned about many things that contribute to poor health — bad diet, smoking, a lack of exercise. More...

Reader's Forum: Leelanau gets ‘bargain’ with Janik

Fred Jelley’s words are appreciated, and well stating that taxpayers should know what each county official is contributing.  More...