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Bingham Board appears ready to nix cannabis operations

The Bingham Township Planning Commission has recommended that the Bingham Township Board adopt a resolution that will block the establishment of medical marijuana facilities in the township.  More...

Rain diverts county cherry crop to juice

Unwelcome rain last week continued to degrade the quality of Leelanau County’s remaining tart cherries.  “Everything we’re harvesting now, we’re harvesting for juice,” said Jeff Send, owner and operator of Send Rece More...

Local News

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TRAPPER RON Baker today humanely relocated this troublemaker from Glen Arbor to his “next customer.” The porcupine, who is pictured in the Enterprise parking lot, had been eating the cedar shakes from the side of a house, Baker said. More...

County Dates

Paint-by-number for Northport mural Tap your creative muse and stop by the Village Arts Building in Northport to help paint a mural that will decorate a drab concrete wall at the G. Marsten Dame Marina. More...

Correction:

The price of tickets sold as part of St. Michael’s Church raffle was listed incorrectly in last week’s newspaper.  Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.   More...

Outdoors

Conservancy plans hiking, workbee events

The Leelanau Conservancy has four events scheduled at three natural areas this month. On Saturday a Kids Nature Hike is scheduled at the Kehl Lake Natural Area near Northport. More...

Lakeshore nonprofit relies on volunteers

The National Park Service has its hands full maintaining 70,000 acres, which includes the Port Oneida Historic District. That’s where nonprofits such as Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (PHSB), a partner in the Port Oneida Fair, come in.  More...

Lumberjacks to battle, history acted out at Port Oneida Fair

Night sky extends activities

Take a tour of the Kelderhouse Cemetery, see a historic cooking demonstration at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm or watch two lumberjacks battle for tree-sawing supremacy while an audience cheers them on.  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

Community pitched in for home tour

To the Editor:   Thank you to everyone who helped make the Glen Lake Home Tour a huge success.  More...

Bicyclists should have avoided M-22

To the editor:   While the repaving of Rte. 22 is necessary, allowing 100 bicyclists to travel on that route last Tuesday afternoon while paving was in progress was short sighted. More...

Universal health care would provide boost for everybody

To the editor: Every other wealthy nation on earth makes healthcare available to all of its citizens. Why haven’t we? More...

Columns

Condolences to family of Harold O’Brien

Sign of die-hard sox fan

The Empire Lions Club annual auction and yard sale, set for Saturday, always provides good deals. Get to Johnson Park early and take a look at the auction items, etc.  * * *  More...

Lingaur graduation becomes family reunion

It’s August and Omena is full of family and friends.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 9, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Mark G. and Jane A. Voight (Self) Construct residential unconditioned enclosed screened porch, wood frame one story on slab, 11’x17’ with roof top railing at 611 N. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 21, 2017  Brett T. and Julie F. Keck to Thomas E. and Linda G. Keck, Section 29 in Centerville Township.  Harold E. and Nancy J. Feigel to Genel M. Glass, Section 6 in Kasson Township.  Patricia M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  More...

 

PICK'N 'N' GRINNIN'

THE MOEGGENBERG boys (from left) Fletcher, Cade and Lamdin were hard at work selling Shimek’s sweet corn Wednesday at Stonyfield Acres. Leelanau's sweet corn crop is now available at county farm stands.   More...

Cannabis questions continue

Solon Bd. may upend process

An attorney representing Solon Township ripped a county planning report as factually incorrect, questions arose over why and how the township accepted a $3,000 “donation” from a proposed medical marijuana facility, and an effort to limit More...

Drowned man here illegally from U.K.

A man found floating off the Leland Harbor more than a month ago has been identified as an illegal alien from the United Kingdom.  Marcus Brandon Adams, 67, was found on July 4 but was finally identified on Tuesday when a detective from the Wash 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

BACK TO WORK

Fall sports teams, like the reigning state runner-ups of Glen Lake, officially kicked off their 2017 seasons with practice this week. Preseason optimism in Glen Lake seemed to be high on Tuesday. More...

Champion chosen to lead North Bay girls

The future of the North Bay girls basketball program has been placed in the capable hands of a champion. Jim Champion, that is. More...

Northport grad shines in 100-mile marathon

In high school, Ben Cook wasn’t known as much of a runner. Twelve marathons later, it’s safe to say Cook has come a long way. More...

Life in Leelanau

Anticipation heightens as countdown to solar eclipse hits 11 days

Astronomer and musician Norm Wheeler saw his one and only total eclipse of the sun in 1972 in Nova Scotia — the same one that Carly Simon sang about in her smash hit “You’re So Vain.” That will change later this month when Whe More...

Leelanau County star gazers gear up for cosmic light show

There’s a “really big show” appearing this week and all you need to do is look up to see it.  The Perseid Meteor Shower is set to appear Friday and Saturday nights Astronomy hobbyist Tina Greene of Suttons Bay is fired up.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Manmeet Dhami

Name: Manmeet Dhami  Town or township of residence: Northport  Resident since: April 2011  Age and birthplace: 18, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, CA   More...

Views

New super, new beginning at district

Some times when the wheels come off the cart, they all come at once. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I’ll be putting a mattress out on our deck and will be watching from there. More...

Courts

S-B man faces two felonies, and more

A 32-year-old Suttons Bay man was arraigned Tuesday on several charges related to two home invasions and breaking and entering a vehicle. Ryan T. Brown, of 1501 W. More...

86th District Court

Robert J. Shindorf, 36, 6165 London Dr., Traverse City — Sentenced to five days in jail for indecent exposure; to pay fines and costs of $525.  Sandra L. Feys, 50, 50 E. More...

Man pleads to LSD possession

A 31-yearold Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty this week in District Court to two misdemeanor charges resulting from a traffic stop in which drugs were found.  Joel T. Zwyghuizen was stopped July 16 for speeding on M-72. More...