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Montessori makes offer for building

An offer to purchase the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center has been submitted by the Leelanau Montessori Charter School Academy. More...

Developer hopes to convert Viridian into condos

Former OneUp Web building

A landmark waterfront office building in Greilickville that had been on the market with a $4.9 million pricetag may be turned into a residential condo building. Located on S. More...

Local News

County Dates

Paddle down, up the Cedar River   More...

Correction

Correction: A 50-plus-member group consisting of 16 of 18 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, cherry industry representatives, Michigan State University educators, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) workers More...

Laker grad, veteran, fondly recalled

A 2007 Glen Lake graduate and Afghanistan war veteran died last Thursday, July 20, while working on Lake Michigan.  Mike Kandel drowned while trying to help a co-worker who had fallen from the boat in which they were working as part of an enviro More...

Outdoors

SMALLMOUTH SMORGASBORD

SUTTONS BAY angler Phil Siemer, a doctor at Suttons Bay Medical Clinic, caught this 22-inch smallmouth bass on Lake Leelanau Friday using less than an inch of a night crawler.   More...

Charter captains: Kings have arrived

Heroes aren’t made in a day.  But Leland charter captain Bob Schlitts sure felt like one Sunday after he and a customer caught nine king salmon west of South Manitou Island.  The catch is one Leelanau County charter captains had been More...

Second ‘Astromony Day’ planned by Lakeshore

Astronomy Day is returning. The event, scheduled at the foot of the Dune Climb and at the Visitors Center, will be held Saturday with family activities starting at 3 p.m. 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

Northport arts supporters back Glen Arbor efforts

To the editor:   Reading your editorial brought back so many memories. Everything that Glen Arbor is dealing with now, we had to deal with in 1999 and on and on and on.  More...

Thank you from the G-L Woman’s Club

To the editor:   More...

Fire chief makes lasting impression following accident

To the editor:   I saw that you reported the good news of Chief (Daniel) Besson moving into Leland. I just wish to share our story of the wonderful kindness Chief Besson provided to my family this past Monday.  More...

Columns

Summer visitors abound in Omena

Sharing a birthday with Arnold

It’s that time of year when Omena is full of visiting friends and family. * * * More...

Design in for bridge walk collector T-shirt

The Empire Lions Club Lucky 13 drawings have begun again. If you haven’t received your Lucky 13 form as yet see an Empire Lions Club member. It is well worth it. A $13 investment could return six times that. * * * More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 26, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Township of Leelanau (Richard Parker Builder LLC) Construct commercial alteration – divide existing sleep area into 3 units, “B” Use at 100 W. Eight Street ($14,851).  Cleveland Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 14, 2017  Robert and Susan Chapman to themselves, Section 1 in Bingham Township.  Bernard C. Rink to himself, Section 1 in Bingham Township.  Paul J. Timock, as Trustee of the Paul J. Timock Trust to Paul J. and Terri M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Ronald O’Brien – (Paul O’Grady Construction) Excavation and backfill for house with attached garage, driveway and septic system at 7624 E. Rosie Drive ($125).  More...

Nelson lists accomplishments

In his resignation letter, former superintendent Chris Nelson listed these accomplishments while at Suttons Bay Public School:   Lifting the high school out of “focus school status” in math; elementary in writing.   Investing More...

Notable events during Chris Nelson’s three years at S-B

Following are notable events in the career of Chris Nelson as superintendent at Suttons Bay Public Schools.  May 2014 — In a surprise move for many, Nelson was hired to replace Mike Murray, who retired as the school district head. More...

FRESH FILLET

WILL FAUGHT of Carlson’s fish market in Leland provides a bag of Lake Michigan fillets to Lisa Schimmel of Leland. Charter fishermen, who also occupy Fishtown, report that salmon are starting to show in their catches. Coverage in Section Two. More...

Lost bracelet an heirloom for Crowleys

Fell off wrist in Glen Arbor

A bracelet with gold-colored Navy wings that passed through four generations of a family that summers along Lake Michigan has been lost in the Glen Arbor area.  It’s owners are asking for any information related to the bracelet, which was 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

Ripley takes back Running Bear title

Rockford runner rip-roars through 5K in record time

Believe it or not, a young runner from Rockford won his fourth career Running Bear 5K title this week. More...

Amato defends Fishtown crown

Suttons Bay teen wins women’s title; 574 runners line up

For the third straight year, the Fishtown 5K was a clash of the Titans. More...

In Lake Leelanau, basketball players mourn loss of coach

He was only at St. More...

Life in Leelanau

TAKE A HIKE

Eight students to spend a week in wilderness as part of Lakeshore youth program

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will provide eight lucky Michigan students with the trip of a lifetime later this month.  More...

Camp cook McCann says happy trails after 18 years

Rumor has it that Barbara McCann makes the best pizza in Leelanau County, and she has fans enough to back it up.  Each weekday in July, 100 kids from the ages of 5 to 15 come to Shady Trails Camp to swim, hike, play and have a summer adventure, More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Adam Couturier

Name: Adam Couturier  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau (Southwest Leland)  Resident since: 1973  Age and birthplace: 43 years; Munson   More...

Views

Use “M’ word, and more, for marijuana factory

When it comes to zoning regulation, we’re interested in insuring that procedure is followed and residents have information to participate in the final outcome.  In Solon Township a highly controversial request to construct a medical mariju More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“The people and the scenery in Leelanau County are probably the bet part of the job.”  — Bay Area Transportation Authority bus driver Brad Herman, whose occupation was one of nine included in our “Jobs Well Done” th More...

Courts

Ford pleads not guilty to ‘golf cart’ theft

A 32-year-old Traverse City man pleaded not guilty in 86th District Court to a charge of receiving and concealing stolen property, less than $1,000. The charge is related to a June 6 incident in which Jason J. More...

86th District Court

Joe M. Cavazos Jr., 5601 Lakeshore Dr. Cedar — Arraigned on charges of drunken driving, third offense, habitual offender fourth; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; probable cause conference set for Aug. More...

Man pleads to using drugs

A man who was accused of selling drugs out of an Elmwood Township home has pleaded guilty to use of a controlled substance.  Drew A. Scheele, 31, was in 86th District Court on Tuesday, where he entered his plea. More...