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Affordable homes may reach Northport

A local “affordable housing” group is coming back to life.  Leelanau REACH — which stands for Resources for Economical and Accessible Community Housing — hasn’t built a new home anywhere in the county since 2010. More...

Local News

County Dates

Marina mural to be dedicated   More...

Corrections:

A story that ran last week stated that a lot eyed for affordable housing in the Village of Suttons Bay came to be publicly owned through tax foreclosure. More...

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GERALD WALTERS, 95, of Suttons Bay, recently hosted a family gathering on his farm. All seven of his children and many of his 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren were present. More...

Life in Leelanau

A NEW WORLD

Exchange program provides life-changing experiences for multilingual Leland woman

Study abroad opened up a whole new world for Sierra Parent of Leland.  With no foreign language under her belt, she traveled to Bergamo, Italy as a Rotary exchange student in 2010-11. More...

Exchange programs benefit families, schools, communities

Wayne Wunderlich says nothing will change a high school student more than an experience in a foreign exchange program.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Laura Elser

Name: Laura Elser  Town or township of residence: Back and forth between Suttons Bay township and Munich, Germany.   More...

Columns

Saving birds, remembering Alice

The Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH) annual fundraiser Saturday was a fun and very educational event. The speaker was Dr. Gregory S. Butcher, the International Migratory Species Coordinator for the U. S. Forest Service. More...

Traffic thins at Glen Lake on eve of Labor Day walk

What a difference a week makes. Last week was still fairly busy, this week we could hold a dance on M 22. Thankfully this was a disaster-free summer and I think everyone did well and had a good time. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 30, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  James L. Caslmon (ABSR Inc.) Remove and replace shingles to single family dwelling at 1151 N. Mill Street ($10,965).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 10, 2017  Tammie L. LaCross to Jesse LaCross, Section 27 in Leland Township.  Stephanie Strehl to Nathan Strehl, Section 29 in Elmwood Township.  Judith N. Freeman, as Trustee of the Judith N. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Tom and Linda Keck – (Pathway Homes LLC) Excavation for single family dwelling at 5400 S. Good Harbor Trail ($125).  Elmwood Township  Josh Potvin – (Self) Excavation to build garage at 11177 S. More...

 

Bridge walk traditions continue, for now

Walks over bridges — and creek

Leelanau County, the place for bridge walks, may lose a 22-year Labor Day tradition.  So says Bill Thompson, who with his wife Dottie started the Glen Arbor Bridge Walk in 1995 and has been in charge of it ever since. More...

Loaf owner plans meeting

First view from ski hill

The owner of Sugar Loaf Resort — California attorney and real estate developer Jeff Katofsky — visited Leelanau County last week to tour his property and meet with county officials.  More...

Enrollment up at three schools

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” for anyone who gets excited about learning. 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

Peterson, Lakers power past Stags

Lakers lean on six-TD performance at Kingsley, ready to protect new home turf against St. Francis

Glen Lake quarterback Cade Peterson takes a shotgun snap from the left hash, fakes a hand-off, looks left, then looks right — and sees nothing. Peterson proceeds to take two steps to his right — and sees an orange jersey. More...

Superintendent: Turf ‘good to go’

Superintendent Sander Scott said the new synthetic turf surface on the Glen Lake football field will be “good to go” for Friday night.  Scott and fellow Glen Lake administrators weren’t always so sure this summer, however.  More...

Mikesell, Norsemen make dynamite debuts

The 8-man era in Suttons Bay didn’t begin quite the way first-year coach Dan Durkin had anticipated. 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

Outstanding home tour, book sale

To the editor:   More...

Clarifying what are hate groups; resist in letters

To the editor:   More...

Thanks for help; come to dedication

To the editor:   The Public Arts Committee of the Northport Arts Association would like to extend an invitation to the public to the dedication of the Northport marina mural “Bay Presents” on Friday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. More...

Views

Seeing value in views from M-72

We recall a land-use study that years ago suggested a proactive approach to preserve the agrarian viewshed from M-72 to Empire.  Well, that time is here. More...

Thoughts on the busiest summer ever

How much more popular can Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore get? We’re about to find out. More...

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Courts

Plea, sentencings in Circuit Court

13th Circuit Court

Sentences were handed down for two men on Monday by the Honorable Kevin A. Elsenheimer and a third man entered a plea in 13th Circuit Court.  More...

86th District Court

Anthony M. Lee, 22, 3312 N. Overlook Road, Omena — Pleaded not guilty to cruelty to an animal; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for Sept. 12.  More...

Chase ends in confiscated handgun

A report of a man threatening suicide in Bingham Township ended in a vehicle pursuit through southern Leelanau County and into a Traverse City neighborhood.  The suspect was apprehended in Long Lake Township, according to a report from the Leel More...